Boris Johnson rebuked over NHS cash plea

Boris Johnson rebuked over NHS cash plea

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 […]

Government announces anti-fake news unit

Government announces anti-fake news unit

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is to establish a new unit to counter “fake news”, Downing Street has said. Theresa May’s spokesman said the “dedicated national security communications unit” would be charged with “combating disinformation by state actors and others”. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” he […]

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) Boris Johnson is to push for an extra £100m a week for the NHS in England after Brexit, the BBC understands. The foreign secretary was expected to call for extra money at the weekly cabinet meeting and warn his party against “abandoning the territory”. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army has said. General Sir Nick Carter said the Army’s ability to respond to threats “will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries”. The speech – […]

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