Boris Johnson pushing for more cash for NHS

Boris Johnson pushing for more cash for NHS

Media captionHammond: Boris Johnson is foreign secretary (not health secretary) Theresa May has called for discussions about future NHS funding to remain private after Boris Johnson publicly called for more money after Brexit. Before Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, it was widely reported that the foreign secretary would pitch for a £100m a week “Brexit dividend” for […]

Nigel Farage: UKIP’s Henry Bolton can emulate Corbyn

Nigel Farage: UKIP’s Henry Bolton can emulate Corbyn

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nigel Farage said UKIP still had a role to play in the Brexit debate UKIP leader Henry Bolton can emulate Jeremy Corbyn by winning over party members to keep his job, his predecessor Nigel Farage has claimed. Mr Farage said his successor had shown “very bad judgement” in recent weeks […]

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Image copyright Sky Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky is not in the public interest on grounds of media plurality, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said. The CMA has provisionally found that if the deal went ahead as planned, it would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the […]

MPs reject petition call to quit EU now

MPs reject petition call to quit EU now

Image copyright Parliament Image caption Suella Fernandes urged voters to have patience with Brexit talks MPs on all sides rejected a petition signed by 137,731 people to leave the EU immediately, in a Commons debate. Brexit minister Suella Fernandes hailed the “total consensus” on display. Some MPs, such as leave-supporting Tory Paul Scully, said they […]

Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson is expected to push for an extra £100m a week for the NHS in England at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the BBC understands. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will give ministers a routine update on how the NHS is coping with winter pressures. The foreign secretary is expected to use […]

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Media captionHenry Bolton says he will not be quitting as UKIP leader, adding: “It is time to drain the swamp”. Henry Bolton has insisted he will not quit as UKIP leader, saying it is “time to drain the swamp” of malcontents within the party. He said UKIP’s national executive committee, which passed a vote of […]

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Image caption Lord Lawson of Blaby served as chancellor between 1983-89 Civil servants will “do their best to frustrate” Brexit, Lord Lawson has said in an interview with BBC Newsnight. The former chancellor said Whitehall felt uneasy about Brexit because it represented radical change. His remarks highlight unease in the cabinet at the civil service’s […]

Labour faces possible equality probe over BAME discount

Labour faces possible equality probe over BAME discount

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn visited the East Midlands during last year’s election Equality watchdogs are looking at whether Labour broke the law by offering discounted rally tickets to black and minority ethnic members. Members of the party’s BAME wing were offered tickets to the event in the East Midlands next month […]

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Media captionGeneral Sir Nick Carter: Russia could initiate hostilities sooner than expected Britain’s ability to respond to military threats from Russia will be “eroded” without further investment, the head of the Army has said. Russian hostility could come sooner than expected and Britain must prepare to “fight the war we might have to fight”, General […]

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Image copyright Getty Images “Where are your cameras? joked Michel Barnier when I bumped into him the other day, “I’m a bit disappointed there aren’t any.” Me too, Michel. Me too. The last few weeks have been like “dry January” for Brexit-watchers. Last year the EU chief negotiator and Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis met […]

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