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No permission for Kezia Dugdale to appear in I’m A Celebrity

Image copyright PA Kezia Dugdale was not given permission to join the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, according to the new leader of the Scottish Labour party Richard Leonard said his predecessor sought authorisation from party chiefs to appear on the reality TV show but it was not granted. However, […]

Don’t play Santa to the EU, Tory MP warns government

Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May is to meet some of her senior ministers to discuss the logjam in the Brexit talks The UK government cannot afford to “play Santa Claus” to EU bosses by handing over billions of pounds, a Conservative MP says. Nigel Evans accused the EU of demanding “ransom money” from […]

No permission for Kezia Dugdale to appear in I’m A Celebrity

Image copyright PA Kezia Dugdale was not given permission to join the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, according to the new leader of the Scottish Labour party Richard Leonard said his predecessor sought authorisation from party chiefs to appear on the reality TV show but it was not granted. However, […]

Why the young should watch the Budget

Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to 32%. But in June’s general […]

Government to pledge 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

Michelle O’Neill rules herself out as Sinn Féin leader

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Michelle O’Neill said it was an “emotional but exciting time” for republicanism Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has ruled herself out of replacing Gerry Adams as party leader. Mrs O’Neill told BBC’s Sunday Politics programme that she had “enough to do” in her current role. Mr Adams announced at […]

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ remark attacked

Media caption“There are no unemployed people. We’ve created 3.5 million new jobs since 2010.” Opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond after he said “there are no unemployed people” during a BBC interview. Mr Hammond made the comment as he played down the threat posed to people’s jobs by new technology. He later insisted the […]

Paul Farrelly denies fracas claims amid Labour probe

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paul Farrelly allegedly “squared up” to Labour’s James Frith An MP has denied claims made in a newspaper he had “squared up” to a colleague in a House of Commons fracas. The Mail on Sunday reported Paul Farrelly, the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, “launched a foul-mouthed tirade” at fellow […]

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the tech behind driverless cars still needs a lot of work Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under government plans to invest in the sector. Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC the objective was to have “fully driverless cars” without a safety attendant […]