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Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Image caption Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley both have severe epilepsy The use of medicinal cannabis is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said. The decision was prompted by recent high-profile cases of children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” 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 […]

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 […]

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 Tax rises will be needed to pay for the boost in NHS funding announced by the government, the prime minister says. Theresa May conceded the public would pay more, but promised this would be done […]

New Brexit defeat for government in Lords

Image copyright Getty Images MPs will vote again on how much of a say Parliament should have on Brexit after another House of Lords defeat for the government. Peers decided MPs should have to approve whatever the government decided to do next if there was no final agreement with the EU. Their amendment to the […]

Upskirting row: MP’s office targeted in ‘pants protest’

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office was decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. No 10 has now […]

Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row ‘not constitutional crisis’

Image caption Lord Sewel suggested that parties were using the row to “seek political advantage” Lord Sewel, one of the authors of the devolution settlement, has backed the UK government in the row over Scottish Parliament consent for the Brexit bill. Under the Sewel convention, Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood’s […]