Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 5,020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
Scrapping £20 benefit could see Tories called 'nasty party' - Casey
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,122
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.
Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'
19/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,184
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
Universal credit: MPs urge PM to keep £20 benefit 'lifeline'
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,720
Pressure grows on PM after non-binding motion on universal credit top-up is passed by 278 votes.
Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 8,431
Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.
Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
15/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,300
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.
Brexit: Ministers accused of fishing compensation U-turn
14/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,556
On Wednesday the PM said businesses hit by post-Brexit problems would receive support.
Civil service: Call to move 50,000 officials out of London
12/01/2021 | news | politics | 164
Tory think tank says government departments should re-locate to Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Covid: Protect family incomes, Starmer urges ministers
11/01/2021 | news | politics | 3,629
The Labour leader calls for tougher coronavirus restrictions and says help for low earners must continue.
Covid: May elections 'will almost certainly be delayed'
11/01/2021 | news | politics | 255
Contests are due to take place on 6 May, but MPs say they could be postponed due to coronavirus.
Covid-19: Vaccination targets could be exceeded, says Kate Bingham
08/01/2021 | news | politics | 453
Ex-vaccine supremo tells Nick Robinson she hopes for "really positive news" on the rollout next week.
Covid: Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'round the clock' vaccinations
05/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,448
In a TV address, Labour's leader says millions of doses need to be given each week by the end of January.
Covid: 'No question' restrictions will be tightened, says Boris Johnson
04/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,597
Boris Johnson warns of "tough" weeks ahead, as coronavirus infection rates continue to surge.
Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
Brexit: Johnson hails UK's 'freedom' moment as EU era draws to close
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,342
The government insists borders systems will cope when changes to trade and travel kick in at 11pm.
Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
Brexit: Boris Johnson set to unveil trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,448
Officials on both sides are hammering out the final details ahead of an expected announcement.
Brexit: EU-UK trade deal expected, as cabinet briefed
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,629
Officials continue to thrash out final details, after weeks of argument over fishing and business rules.
EU and UK in 'final push' for post-Brexit trade deal
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,496
Talks are continuing in Brussels, with less than 10 days to go until the UK leaves EU trading rules.
Brexit: Johnson resists calls to extend transition into 2021
22/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,878
Boris Johnson says his position is "unchanged", as time for the UK and EU to reach a deal runs short.
Covid: Case for recalling MPs over emergency, says Sir Keir Starmer
21/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,120
The Labour leader also urges the PM to give daily updates, amid cross party calls for Parliament's return.
Brexit: No trade deal unless 'substantial shift' from EU, UK says
20/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,732
With a decision expected before Christmas, UK sources say it is increasingly likely there will be no deal.
'Just a few hours' left to agree Brexit trade deal, says Michel Barnier
18/12/2020 | news | politics | 13,556
Michel Barnier says it is now "the moment of truth", while Boris Johnson warns of "difficult" talks.
Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals date of next Budget
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 466
The Budget had been set to happen in Autumn 2020 but was ditched due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brexit: 'Narrow path' in view for trade deal - EU chief
16/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,963
The president of the EU Commission says the "next few days" will be decisive for trade negotiations.
Housing: Formula for locating new homes revised after Tory backlash
16/12/2020 | news | politics | 447
Urban developments in the Midlands and north of England will now be prioritised in government U-turn.
Brexit: UK wants EU trade deal but not 'at any cost' - Boris Johnson
15/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,937
UK and EU negotiators are trying to agree a post-Brexit trade deal by 31 December.
Brexit: UK and EU restart trade talks after leaders' call
14/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,840
A final decision on a deal was expected on Sunday, but the two sides sent negotiators back to the table.
Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal
13/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,651
Ursula von der Leyen says talks were "constructive", but Boris Johnson warns no deal is "most likely".
Brexit trade talks: ‘Political will’ needed for deal, says Dominic Raab
13/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,272
Boris Johnson and his EU counterpart are due to make a decision on the future of talks shortly.
Brexit: No-deal navy threat 'irresponsible', says Tobias Ellwood
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 10,595
A senior Conservative says deploying gunboats to patrol UK waters after 31 December is "undignified".
Brexit: UK-EU talks continue as Navy boats put on standby
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,580
Four Navy boats get ready to patrol UK fishing waters in event of no deal, as negotiations resume.
Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
Brexit: Malcolm Turnbull tells UK 'be careful what you wish for' over EU trade
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,894
Malcolm Turnbull tells BBC Question Time his country's arrangement with the EU has "large barriers".
Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
Brexit: Trade talks 'unlikely' to go beyond Sunday, says Dominic Raab
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,574
The EU has set out the measures it would take if no trade deal is agreed with the UK.
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,332
Sunday becomes the new deadline for a decision on trade talks, after the PM and EU chief meet in Brussels.
Brexit: PM says deal 'still there to be done' ahead of crunch trip
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,396
Boris Johnson says the UK must be able to follow its own rules, as he arrives in Brussels for talks.
Brexit: Boris Johnson to meet Ursula von der Leyen for trade deal talks
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,555
Boris Johnson will meet Ursula von der Leyen for talks over dinner, as time runs out to reach a trade deal.
Act now to save 'precious UK', English mayors urge PM
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 359
Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham lead calls for a review of how power is shared across the country.
Brexit: Johnson heads to Brussels on Wednesday for last ditch trade talks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,689
Boris Johnson seeks a last minute breakthrough in stalled talks over a UK-EU trade agreement.
Brexit: UK and EU reach deal on Northern Ireland border checks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,425
The UK will drop plans to override the Brexit divorce deal, removing a potential obstacle to a trade deal.
Brexit: PM says 'sweet reason' can get UK and EU to trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,967
Boris Johnson says "hope springs eternal" ahead of a meeting with the European Commission president.
Brexit: PM to meet EU chief in bid to save trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,864
The UK and EU say "significant differences" still remain as the leaders prepare to talk face-to-face.
Brexit: MPs reinsert controversial sections of Internal Market Bill
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,450
But in a possible compromise, ministers said they could remove the measures if trade talks succeed.
Brexit: Trade talks 'have reached critical stage'
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,859
The UK says it is still working for a deal, but the EU's mood is described as "gloomy".
Brexit: UK-EU trade talks continue as 'sticking points' remain
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,302
EU sources say the two sides are nearing an agreement on access to UK waters by EU fishing fleets.
Brexit: UK-EU trade talks to resume over 'critical issues'
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,291
Negotiators will talk on Sunday, but "significant differences" between the two sides in post-Brexit trade talks remain.
Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,163
Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.
Brexit: Time running out as Brexit trade talks restart
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,655
The UK warns chances of a breakthrough are "receding", as it negotiates with the EU over business rules.
Coronavirus: UK got vaccine first because it's 'a better country', says Gavin Williamson
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,358
The EU says vaccines are not a "football competition" after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's comment.
Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 7,540
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
Brexit: It's nearly now or never for UK-EU trade deal
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,995
As pizza-fuelled talks continue into the night, there appears to be stuff worth chewing over.
Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 609
The environment secretary says the ban could be in place by the end of 2021 in a move away from EU rules.
Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period
02/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,709
Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.
Covid tiers: MPs back tougher system for England, despite Tory rebellion
01/12/2020 | news | politics | 2,874
The restrictions will start at 00:01 GMT, despite 55 Tory MPs voting against the government.
Boris Johnson able to call early election under proposed new law
01/12/2020 | news | politics | 354
The proposed law would do away with the five year set period between general elections.
Covid: Boris Johnson urges MPs to back tough tiers for England
01/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,392
The prime minister said the NHS remained under pressure, despite a four-week national lockdown.
Coronavirus: Government publishes data behind stricter tiers
30/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,337
Some Conservative backbenchers have threaten to vote against the plan for England on Tuesday.
Brexit: UK in 'last leg' of trade talks with EU, says Raab
29/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,951
The foreign secretary said a deal was possible if the EU side showed "pragmatism" in the coming days.
Brexit: Barnier arrives in UK for face-to-face talks
27/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,943
The EU's Michel Barnier arrived in London on Friday evening, as the two sides try to agree a deal.
Universal Credit: Millions face losing £1,000 in benefits, campaigners warn
26/11/2020 | news | politics | 339
Campaigners urge Chancellor Rishi Sunak to keep a temporary Universal Credit increase in place.
Spending Review: Chancellor outlines government spending plans
25/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,670
Rishi Sunak's spending review comes amid a difficult economic backdrop caused by the pandemic.
Brexit: Progress made in tough areas, says EU chief
20/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,017
The president of the EU Commission says there has been recent "movement" in important areas.
Boris Johnson 'called Scottish devolution disaster'
17/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,979
No 10 does not deny reports the PM made the comment in a meeting with Tory MPs.
Brexit: PM confident UK 'will prosper' without EU trade deal
16/11/2020 | news | politics | 7,165
Boris Johnson's comments come ahead of another week of negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Brexit: Trade deal sticking points 'can be resolved', says UK minister
15/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,397
The UK's environment secretary says "agreement exists" with the EU, but time is "very, very short".
EU-UK talks: 'Make or break' moment approaching, say both sides
14/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,422
The two sides say big gaps remain between them as the "moment of truth" is nearing for an agreement.
Brexit: EU's 'penny is dropping' on UK sovereignty, says Gove
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,331
Brussels is starting to accept UKs independent status as trade talks deadline looms, says minister.
Covid: Car use down as second lockdown takes effect
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 119
But the roads are much busier than during the first lockdown, new government figures show.
Brexit: UK has to 'knuckle down' and get a trade deal with EU - Irish PM
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,168
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin warns that failing to reach an agreement would be "very damaging".
Local government: Councils warn of insolvency risk without big cuts
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 162
English county councils say social care could be among the areas to suffer without government help.
Covid: Four UK nations discuss joint Christmas approach
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 562
Common rules for people to follow across the UK are being considered for the festive period.
Post-Brexit trade talks to continue next week
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,393
The UK government does not expect to reach a deal with the EU in this week's talks.
Covid: Tory MPs form group to oppose future lockdowns
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 958
The group of around 50 MPs says a repeat of current restrictions would "devastate" the economy and "cost lives".
£3.6bn struggling English towns fund 'not impartial', say MPs
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 531
The way towns in England were selected for a cash boost was "not impartial", a spending watchdog says.
Indyref2: Scottish battle lines drawn again in run-up to May's election
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 868
Unionists are nervous about sustaining opposition to another referendum should SNP win May's election.
Brexit: Government's bill suffers heavy House of Lords defeat
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,269
Peers vote overwhelmingly to remove a section that would allow ministers to break international law.
Brexit: EU and UK negotiators resume trade talks in London
09/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,732
Negotiators are meeting again after Boris Johnson insists a post-Brexit deal is "there to be done".
Brexit: 'Significant differences remain' over trade deal
07/11/2020 | news | politics | 10,796
The PM and EU Commission president agree to "work hard" to reach a deal when talks resume on Monday.
Covid: Johnson says Covid statistics 'irrefutable' amid new row
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,460
The PM insists the "upward curve" in deaths is "unmistakeable" after government charts had to be revised.
Covid-19: Will the pandemic shift the power balance in England for good?
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 308
The pandemic has boosted the profile of local leaders - but will it lead to something bigger?
Brexit: Watchdog warns of 'significant' border disruption
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,653
The National Audit Office says traders are unlikely to be ready for changes due from next January.
Covid-19: Northern Tory MPs demand England lockdown exit plan
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 222
The PM is urged not to leave large parts of England "locked into" restrictions after 2 December.
Covid: MPs vote to back four-week England lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,387
Boris Johnson sees off a rebellion by 34 Tory MPs over restrictions which came into force at midnight.
Extend scheme for cosy homes, green groups say
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 314
A coalition of environmentalists want a scheme offering home insulation grants extended to 2030.
Covid: MPs to vote on England's four-week lockdown
04/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,359
It comes as the head of NHS England says nearly 11,000 patients with Covid are now in hospital.
Covid: Destructive rules only current option, says Chris Whitty
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,060
England's chief medical officer defends lockdowns as a further 397 coronavirus deaths are recorded.
Rishi Sunak 'must come up with six-month economy plan'
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,893
Labour accuses the chancellor of "panicked" decision-making after he extended furlough.
Nigel Farage: Brexit Party to focus on fighting lockdown
02/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,227
The party leader applies to change its name to Reform UK, calling the PM's Covid response "woeful".
Government won't cut 300,000 housing target - Robert Jenrick
29/10/2020 | news | politics | 45
Some Conservative MPs have criticised the government's housing plan as "ill-conceived".
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
28/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,312
Environment Secretary George Eustice says people "may not be able to get together in larger groups".
Post-Brexit trade talks extended
25/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,518
The EU's Michel Barnier will stay in London, rather than returning to Brussels later.
Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
23/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,938
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
Brexit: UK 'ready to welcome EU' to continue trade talks
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,369
The two chief negotiators for a post-Brexit trade deal spoke on the phone earlier on Wednesday.
Covid: Starmer attacks 'miserly' Johnson in Covid cash row
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,065
The Labour leader accuses the PM of "grubby" deals with struggling regions after Manchester stand-off.
'We didn't have exact measures' in place for Covid says ex-civil service head
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,091
Lord Sedwill, former civil service head, talks to the BBC about coronavirus, Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump.
Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call
20/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,028
Both sides are calling on one another to compromise over a deal, as a December deadline looms.
Brexit: UK calls for change as EU makes trade talks pledge
19/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,653
No 10 says there is "no basis to resume talks" without changes, after the EU offers to "intensify" talks.
Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
17/10/2020 | news | politics | 17,913
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,391
The UK's negotiator accused the EU of expecting the UK to make "all future moves" towards a deal.
Brexit: PM 'disappointed' with progress ahead of EU summit
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,336
Boris Johnson has previously set Thursday's EU meeting as the deadline for a post-Brexit deal.
Firms have 'head in sand' over post-Brexit trade, says minister
13/10/2020 | news | politics | 862
Treasury minister Lord Agnew says businesses "must engage in a more energetic way" to prepare.
Agriculture bill: Bid to protect post-Brexit food standards rejected
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 910
MPs overturn a Lords amendment requiring trade deals to meet post-Brexit UK food standards.
Brexit: Time for trade deal getting short, PM warns
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,205
The UK and EU say they are making progress, but remain at loggerheads on fishing and help for firms.
Brexit: Trade negotiators meet, as deadline looms
09/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,062
The EU and UK still disagree on important issues, but Downing Street calls talks in London "useful".
Theresa May attacks 'ill-conceived' planning reforms
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,077
The former PM says the government must "think again" about using a formula to assess housing need.
Tighter England Covid measures likely next week
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,376
Closing pubs and restaurants and banning overnight stays in the worst-affected areas are being discussed.
Coronavirus: Coastal areas demand £1bn 'kick-start'
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 106
Councils urge the government to invest more in zero-emissions ships and offshore turbines.
PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
Councils warning on plan to relax developer rules
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 217
A local government group says exempting small sites from affordable housing rules is a "huge concern".
Coronavirus: 'Rule of six' doesn't make sense, say rebel Tory MPs
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 173
The government wins a vote to keep the restriction in England despite rebels clashing with a minister.
Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
Wind farms could power every home by 2030 - PM
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 864
Boris Johnson is promising to "build back greener in his leader's speech to the Conservative conference.
Sunak vows to 'balance books' despite pandemic
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
The chancellor told party members the Conservatives had a "sacred duty" to spend responsibly.
Coaching and advice for jobseekers in £238m scheme
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 499
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says it will give unemployed people a "helping hand".
Things 'bumpy to Christmas and beyond' - PM
04/10/2020 | news | politics | 623
Boris Johnson says there is "hope" in fighting the virus, but it could be "a very tough winter".
Parliament building work delays cost '£2m a week'
02/10/2020 | news | politics | 109
Spending watchdog urges repairs body to get on with it - but they say rethink is needed to save money.
E-scooters should be legalised, say MPs
02/10/2020 | news | politics | 574
But the Transport Committee also says riding on pavements is "dangerous" and should be prohibited.
Coronavirus: Restrictions for England to be standardised into three tiers
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 705
The BBC understands a three-tier system will aim to replace the current patchwork of local lockdowns.
Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
It comes after an EU deadline for the UK to ditch powers to override its Brexit divorce deal expired.
Coronavirus: Extra £10bn needed to plug funding gap, say councils
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 51
Plea from town halls comes as the government prepares to set departmental budgets for coming years.
Action on left behind parts of England delayed, says former Tory minister
30/09/2020 | news | politics | 50
An ex-Tory minister says plans for a shake-up of local government should have been published by now.
Labour loses bid to overturn planning reforms
30/09/2020 | news | politics | 355
The party urged Tory MPs to join it in opposing the government. but was defeated in three votes.
Coronavirus: MPs promised vote on new rules 'wherever possible'
30/09/2020 | news | politics | 955
The health secretary's promise comes as the government is warned not to treat MPs "with contempt".
Government's Brexit plan gets MPs' final backing
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,852
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.
Coronavirus: Early pub closing 'putting shop workers at risk'
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 147
Staff in stores selling alcohol after 10pm may be exposed to violence and infection, a union warns.
Covid: Parliament stops alcohol sales after 10pm
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 877
But food can still be served after it emerged Parliament's bars are exempt from early closing times.
Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers'
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 845
Sir Ed Davey draws on his personal experiences in his first leader's speech at party conference.
Gove stands by Brexit bill after EU concerns
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,605
The EU wants to see parts of the Internal Market Bill removed, but the UK says the disputed clauses are a "safety net".
Tory MPs in bid to increase scrutiny over Covid rules
25/09/2020 | news | politics | 247
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.
UK 'lacking leadership' during coronavirus crisis
24/09/2020 | news | politics | 870
Ministers have "over-promised and under-delivered", former civil service head Lord O'Donnell says.
Scientific advisers faced 'herd immunity' backlash
23/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,177
Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.
Get serious about winning, Starmer tells Labour
22/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,840
The Labour leader also attacks Boris Johnson's "serial incompetence" in his first conference speech.
May 'cannot support' government's Brexit bill
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 368
The former PM argues the legislation will "damage trust", but ministers say it will protect the UK.
No 10 'ruling by decree' on virus, says senior MP
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,725
Sir Graham Brady suggests the public are being "treated like children" and MPs must have more say.
Brexit: New campaign to help Brits with travel advice
18/09/2020 | news | politics | 900
A public information campaign reminds travellers to the EU to have six months left on their passports.
PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,471
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.
Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK 'respect' for Good Friday Agreement
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,211
The presidential candidate says peace in Northern Ireland cannot become a "casualty of Brexit".
PM in compromise with Tory critics over Brexit bill
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,577
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.
Don't give PMs power to choose election date - MPs
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 498
Boris Johnson wants to scrap the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, which sets the date of the next election.
Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer calls for furlough scheme replacement
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,396
The Labour leader also warns of the "scarring effect" of "mass unemployment" on communities.
PM's Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Commons
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,008
MPs back the Internal Market Bill by 77 votes despite criticism it risks breaching international law.
Johnson says bill protects UK's economic borders
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,724
But Labour accuses PM of "trashing" the UK's international reputation as MPs debate post-Brexit bill.
Fifth ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,113
David Cameron says he has "misgivings" about the proposed law to override the withdrawal agreement.
Back me over Brexit bill, Johnson tells Tory MPs
11/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,738
The PM calls for no return to "squabbling", but the EU ramps up opposition to UK government plans.
EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit talks
10/09/2020 | news | politics | 11,728
Drop plans to rewrite withdrawal agreement by end of month or risk scuppering trade deal, UK is told.
PM defends planned Brexit deal changes
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,888
The government publishes a bill which overwrites key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
UK firms 'under-prepared' for new EU trade rules
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 56
"Inconsistent" government messaging has contributed to lack of post-Brexit readiness, business group says.
Bill to change Brexit deal to be published
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,082
The government faces a backlash from senior Tories after admitting the bill breaks international law.
Minister: New bill will 'break international law'
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,919
Brandon Lewis says a new post-Brexit law will go against agreements in a "specific and limited way".
UK Brexit negotiator calls for 'realism' from EU
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,263
Lord Frost says there is "still time" to do a trade deal with the bloc as the latest talks begin.
New Brexit law will not 'tear up' EU trade plans
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,856
No 10 confirms new legislation could change rules in Northern Ireland, but denies the law is extreme.
Brexit: Ministers plan laws overriding part of withdrawal deal
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,766
No 10 calls it a "standby" in case EU trade talks fail, as the PM issues an October deadline for a deal.
Conservative MPs launch 'levelling up' taskforce
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 489
The government says the new group is aimed at reducing regional economic disparities across Britain.
Airport tests will cut quarantine - senior Tory David Davis
04/09/2020 | news | politics | 305
David Davis says results can be ready within two hours, but the prime minister rejects the idea.
No tax rise 'horror show', Sunak tells Tory MPs
02/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,985
The chancellor seeks to calm Tory MPs' nerves over the cost of coronavirus, ahead of his autumn budget.
What tasks lie ahead on the return to Westminster?
01/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,696
As Parliament returns, what's in the government's in-tray?
Campaigners call for emergency cash for renters
28/08/2020 | news | politics | 417
Charities say families are behind with rent after being "plunged into debt" due to the pandemic.
Proposal to scrap 213 councils 'could save £3bn'
28/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,481
It comes as the government prepares to publish plans on overhauling the local government system.
Sir Ed Davey wins Liberal Democrat leadership race
27/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,761
The acting leader will now take on the top job permanently, beating his rival Layla Moran.
Coronavirus job losses may deepen regional inequality - Labour
24/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,715
Areas with a high proportion of workers in struggling sectors will be hardest hit by the pandemic, the party says.
Brexit: UK-EU trade deal 'seems unlikely' says Michel Barnier
21/08/2020 | news | politics | 8,923
The bloc's negotiator says talks are "going backwards" as the UK says "little progress" has been made.
PM's call to move Lords to York rejected
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 2,354
The government will continue making the case for a temporary move outside London during repairs.
UK-EU trade deal possible next month, says No 10
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 5,634
UK negotiators will "continue to plug the gaps", the PM's spokesman says, as talks get under way.
UK 'made serious mistake' over virus border policy
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 3,836
A Commons committee says ministers were slow to recognise the risk of importing Covid-19 from Europe.
MPs launch plan to measure delivery of NHS pledges
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 75
Experts working for the Commons health committee will assess whether policy commitments are being met.