Defiant leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain UKIP swamp’

Defiant leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain UKIP 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 […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by resignations

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by resignations

Image caption Henry Bolton is under pressure over offensive text messages sent by his former girlfriend The leader of UKIP has been hit by resignations from his front bench team as pressure mounts on him to step down. Trade and industry spokesman William Dartmouth is the latest to quit over Henry Bolton’s leadership, following deputy […]

Army chief to call for investment to keep up with Russia

Army chief to call for investment to keep up with Russia

Image copyright MOD / Crown Copyright Image caption General Sir Nick Carter Britain’s armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army will say. General Sir Nick Carter will say the British Army’s ability to respond to threats “will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries”. The […]

UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker resigns over Henry Bolton

UKIP deputy leader Margot Parker resigns over Henry Bolton

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margot Parker said Henry Bolton’s personal life “took over the job he was elected to do” UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party. Margot Parker told BBC Radio Northampton that Mr Bolton has left the party in […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

Media captionUKIP chairman Paul Oakden announces that party leader Henry Bolton has lost initial confidence vote UKIP’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend. But he has said […]

Labour would take hospital cleaning into public hands – Chakrabarti

Labour would take hospital cleaning into public hands – Chakrabarti

Image copyright PA “Life and death” services such as hospital cleaning should be brought back into public hands, Labour’s Baroness Chakrabarti has said. She said ministers must have oversight of “vital utilities” and take responsibility when things go wrong. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has seized on the collapse of Carillion to call for an end […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hits out at national executive committee

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hits out at national executive committee

Media captionSarah Smith spoke to the UKIP leader Henry Bolton. UKIP leader Henry Bolton has said the party’s national executive committee (NEC) has no right to sit in judgement on his personal life. And he warned that UKIP faced extinction if the NEC voted to get rid of him as leader when it meets later. […]

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the CBI has warned. CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn said there was a “lack of clarity” surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade. Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, she also […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton faces crunch meeting

UKIP leader Henry Bolton faces crunch meeting

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Bolton, who took over as UKIP leader in September, has resisted calls to step down The future of UKIP leader Henry Bolton will be up for discussion when the party’s national executive committee (NEC) holds an emergency meeting later. There have been calls for him to quit after offensive […]

Brexit: ‘Irresponsible’ to threaten Welsh refusal of consent to EU bill

Brexit: ‘Irresponsible’ to threaten Welsh refusal of consent to EU bill

Image caption Carwyn Jones has claimed the terms of Brexit could result in Wales losing power to Westminster Carwyn Jones is “irresponsible” to suggest the Welsh Assembly could refuse to back the EU Withdrawal Bill, a former Brexit minister has said. The first minister called the bill “a fundamental assault on devolution” because powers would […]