Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Image copyright Getty Images Neither the Conservatives nor Labour are being honest with voters about the economic consequences of their policy proposals, an influential think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the Tories had very few tax or spending commitments in their manifesto. Labour, in contrast, was proposing very big increases in […]

General election 2017: Corbyn links terror threat to wars abroad

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn is to say. As election campaigning resumes after the attack in Manchester, the Labour leader will point to links between wars abroad and “terrorism here at home”. In a […]

General election: UKIP pledges to tackle radical Islam

Media captionPaul Nuttall tells Today UKIP is now the “guard dog of Brexit” UKIP’s Paul Nuttall has described the decision to launch his party’s manifesto as a message to terrorists “that they will not win”. Mr Nuttall said there was no magic formula to “turning back the tide of radical Islam” – but he said […]

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016 – a fall of 84,000 from 2015, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the change was driven by “a statistically significant” increase of 40,000 people leaving the country. These were mostly EU citizens – 117,000 emigrated, up 31,000 […]

Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared […]

Manchester attack: Police ‘not sharing information with US’

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media, the BBC understands. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from […]

Net migration falls 84,000 in 2016

Net migration falls 84,000 in 2016

Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016 – a fall of 84,000 from 2015, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the change was driven by “a statistically significant” increase of 40,000 people leaving the country. These were mostly EU citizens – 117,000 emigrated, up 31,000 from 2015. Net […]

General election: UKIP manifesto launch to show terrorists ‘will not win’

Media captionPaul Nuttall tells Today UKIP is now the “guard dog of Brexit” UKIP’s Paul Nuttall has described the decision to launch his party’s manifesto as a message to terrorists “that they will not win”. Following the Manchester bombing, he said: “The one thing that they hate more than anything is our democracy.” And Mr […]

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were “furious” when photos appearing to show debris from […]

Manchester attack: ‘Fury’ at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack The UK government and police have reacted with anger after a US newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester bomb attack. Counter terror police chiefs said the leak undermined their […]