Vince Cable: Lib Dem leader to warn of looming Brexit ‘disaster’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Lib Dem leader will say Brexit is a looming disaster Sir Vince Cable will urge “sensible grown-ups” in other parties to join forces with the Liberal Democrats to prevent Brexit becoming a “disaster”. In his first leader’s speech, he will urge “political adults” in Labour and the Conservatives […]

Housing money wasted ‘propping up rents’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxpayers’ money is being wasted on “propping up rents” in a “failing housing market”, a report says. The National Housing Federation report highlights how money spent on housing benefit rose from £16.6bn in the mid-1990s to £25.1bn in 2015-16. It added that since 2011, no government money has been made available […]

Scottish and Welsh plans to amend Brexit bill to be outlined

Scottish and Welsh plans to amend Brexit bill to be outlined

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK and Scottish governments are locked in a dispute over Brexit legislation The Scottish government is to outline plans to amend the legislation taking the UK out of the European Union. The Scottish and Welsh governments call the EU withdrawal bill currently under consideration at Westminster a “power grab” […]

Theresa May in Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has said she expects a “seamless transition” to a new trading relationship with Canada after the UK leaves the EU. She is in Ottawa ahead of a new trade deal between the EU and Canada coming into effect on Thursday. Mrs May’s trip is also focused on […]

Theresa May ‘driving from front’ on Brexit after Boris Johnson row

Image copyright PA Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority after Boris Johnson set out his own vision for Brexit. Asked about the foreign secretary’s newspaper article, which sparked accusations of “backseat driving”, the PM told journalists: “This government is driven from the front.” “We are all going to the same destination,” she added. […]

Top Brexit official Oliver Robbins moves to No 10

The government’s top Brexit official, Oliver Robbins, has left the Department for Exiting the European Union and is moving to the Cabinet Office to work more directly for the prime minister. It is understood there had been tension between him and Brexit Secretary David Davis, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said. She added that the move […]

Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and Justin Trudeau previously met at a G20 summit in Germany Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Canada on Monday to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The trip comes […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson accused of ‘misusing’ statistics

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of Boris Johnson in a growing row over the possible financial windfall the NHS may get from Brexit. Sir David Norgrove said he was “disappointed” the foreign secretary had, in an article, revived Leave campaigners’ disputed referendum pledge of £350m a week […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson ‘back-seat driving’ over Brexit, says Rudd

Media captionAmber Rudd told the BBC’s Andrew Marr “you could call it back-seat driving (by Boris Johnson)” Boris Johnson has been accused of being a Brexit “back-seat driver” by the home secretary. Amber Rudd said it was fine for Mr Johnson to show his enthusiasm but he was not “driving the car” after he set […]

Vince Cable: I could become prime minister

Image copyright PA Sir Vince Cable has insisted it is “perfectly plausible” that he could become the next prime minister. The Liberal Democrat leader said politics was in a “remarkable state of flux”, with both major parties divided. On day two of its conference, the party leadership saw off a challenge to its policy on […]