Nigel Farage attacks response to Trump ambassador tweet

Nigel Farage attacks response to Trump ambassador tweet

Image copyright @Nigel_Farage Image caption The president-elect welcomed the UKIP leader at Trump Tower Nigel Farage has accused Downing Street of putting its dislike of him ahead of the national interest after No 10 dismissed Donald Trump’s comment that he could be a “great” ambassador. The UKIP leader said No 10 needed to accept “the […]

Jo Cox case: Jurors told to put emotions aside

Jo Cox case: Jurors told to put emotions aside

Image copyright PA Image caption Thomas Mair denies murdering MP Jo Cox The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox touched hundreds, if not thousands of people, but jurors needed to try the accused without emotion, a court has heard. Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing the mother-of-two in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on […]

Senior MEP Manfred Weber calls Boris Johnson ‘arrogant’

Senior MEP Manfred Weber calls Boris Johnson ‘arrogant’

Image copyright AP Image caption Boris Johnson with President Erdogan in September in Ankara UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of being “provocative” and “arrogant” after telling Turkey he supports its bid to join the EU. Senior German member of the European Parliament Manfred Weber said Mr Johnson’s comments were “unbelievable” given his […]

Government borrowing falls on record October tax take

Government borrowing falls on record October tax take

Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £4.8bn in October, thanks to a record amount of tax income for that month, official figures show. The amount borrowed was £1.6bn lower than for the same month last year. From April to October, the financial year to date, borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, […]

Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

Donald Trump: Nigel Farage would be great UK ambassador

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigel Farage spoke in support of Mr Trump at election rallies in the US during the campaign President-elect Donald Trump has said UKIP leader Nigel Farage would make a good British ambassador to the US. Mr Trump said “many people” would like to see Mr Farage as ambassador and […]

Brexit Secretary David Davis to meet EU negotiator

Brexit Secretary David Davis to meet EU negotiator

Image copyright PA Image caption David Davis will meet members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg Brexit Secretary David Davies will meet the European Parliament’s chief negotiator in Strasbourg later. Guy Verhofstadt said he was looking forward to a “hell of a conversation” – referring to comments by Mr Davis. In September, Mr Davis answered […]

‘Pay to stay’ social housing plan dropped

‘Pay to stay’ social housing plan dropped

Image copyright PA Plans to force higher-earning social housing tenants to pay more in rent have been scrapped by the government. Ministers said they had “listened carefully” and decided not to proceed with the controversial “pay to stay” policy. It would have applied to social housing residents in England earning £31,000 or £40,000 in London. […]

Jeremy Corbyn offers ‘deal’ to businesses in CBI speech

Jeremy Corbyn offers ‘deal’ to businesses in CBI speech

Image copyright AFP Jeremy Corbyn has promised Labour will work with business leaders if they “live up to their side of the deal”. The Labour leader said his party would invest in infrastructure but expected action on low wages and workers’ rights in return, while there would also be an increase in corporation tax. He […]

Diane James, former UKIP leader, quits party

Diane James, former UKIP leader, quits party

Image copyright PA Former UKIP leader Diane James has resigned from the party, saying it is “time to move on”. The MEP said her relationship with UKIP had become “increasingly difficult” and that she had been offered no support by the executive during her leadership. Ms James stood down as leader last month after just […]

Arron Banks: DUP ‘strongly denies’ Brexit funding claims

Arron Banks: DUP ‘strongly denies’ Brexit funding claims

Image caption Arron Banks funded the Leave-EU campaign and made the allegations in a new book called ‘The Bad Boys of Brexit’. The DUP has denied a claim from a multi-millionaire who poured millions of pounds into the campaign for the UK to leave the EU that they demanded money to back him. Arron Banks, […]