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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 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 […]

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 […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no 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 he will defy the committee and continue as leader, as a contest would finish the party. […]

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

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. […]

PM to stop private sector ‘pension abuse’

Image copyright Getty Images The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” for company bosses. It comes after it emerged that the collapse […]

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 […]

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

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 […]