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Brexit: Theresa May wins ‘meaningful vote’ battle

Brexit: Theresa May wins ‘meaningful vote’ battle

Media captionLiam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance The government has seen off a rebellion by Conservative MPs over Parliament’s role in the Brexit process, winning the crunch vote by 319 to 303. The would-be rebels wanted to ensure MPs had the power to stop the UK leaving the EU without […]

Liam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance

Brexiteer cabinet minister Liam Fox has dismissed a concession to Brexit rebels in a knife-edge Commons vote as a “procedural” change that did not significantly change anything. In an interview with BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, he said the government had “to be able to hold out in our negotiations the prospect of no deal” […]

US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May: US child detention ‘disturbing’ and ‘wrong’ Theresa May has condemned the forced separation of migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, but dismissed calls to cancel President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. The PM said the images of children being kept in what look like cages was “deeply disturbing” […]

Guy Verhofstadt warns MPs of ‘two decade’ Brexit ratification

Guy Verhofstadt warns MPs of ‘two decade’ Brexit ratification

Image copyright HOC Brexit could take as long as two decades to get EU approval unless the two sides agree a “precise” blueprint in October, Guy Verhofstadt has said. The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator wants the UK to have an “association agreement” with the EU. He told the UK MPs’ Brexit committee he wanted […]

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” The government has rejected a call from Lord Hague to consider legalising the recreational use of cannabis. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the former Tory leader said the war on cannabis had been “irreversibly lost” and a change […]

Brexit: Dominic Grieve seeks ‘sensible compromise’ over MPs’ role

Brexit: Dominic Grieve seeks ‘sensible compromise’ over MPs’ role

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Grieve has been at the centre of negotiations between would-be rebels and ministers Tory Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve has insisted he is seeking a “sensible compromise” to prevent a fresh showdown in the Commons over Parliament’s role. On Wednesday, MPs will vote on how much of a say they […]

Neil Hamilton to run for UKIP Senedd leader

Neil Hamilton to run for UKIP Senedd leader

Image caption Neil Hamilton said he is the only UKIP AM that can take on First Minister Carwyn Jones Neil Hamilton has confirmed he will fight to win back the position of UKIP’s Welsh Assembly group leader a ballot of party members in Wales. UK deputy leader Mike Hookem informed AMs of the vote in […]

Queen’s nephew Lord Snowdon to seek election to Lords

Queen’s nephew Lord Snowdon to seek election to Lords

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord Snowdon, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, at his father’s memorial service last year The Queen’s nephew who is 19th in line to the throne, is standing for election to the House of Lords. Lord Snowdon, the son of the late Princess Margaret and photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, […]

Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

Image copyright Reuters Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a “decisive change” in the law on cannabis – suggesting that the Tories should consider legalising recreational use of the drug. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said “any war” has been “irreversibly lost”. Lord Hague goes further than senior Tories who have suggested […]

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