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Dame Tessa Jowell was ‘brave’ and ‘inspirational’

Media captionDame Tessa Jowell: From social worker to London 2012 Tributes have poured in from across the political spectrum for ex-Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who has died aged 70. Dame Tessa, who played a major role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May last year and died […]

Brexit: Gove doubts whether No 10 customs plan is ‘deliverable’

Media captionGove expresses doubts about Brexit customs plan Michael Gove has cast doubt on the viability of Theresa May’s proposed customs partnership with the EU after Brexit, telling the BBC it has “flaws”. The environment secretary said there were “significant question marks” about whether the model, described as crazy by Boris Johnson, was deliverable. The […]

Ken Livingstone ‘cannot stay in Labour’, says Chakrabarti

Image copyright PA Ken Livingstone has “brought shame” on Labour and it is “very difficult” to see how he can stay in the party, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn has said. Labour peer Baroness Chakrabarti told the BBC the ex-London mayor, suspended over anti-Semitism claims, had brought the party “repeatedly” into disrepute. She also […]

‘Class A drugs’ found at Home Office headquarters

Image caption Drugs were found in “a communal area” of the building at 2 Marsham Street Police were called to the Home Office after suspected Class A drugs were found in the department’s headquarters. Scotland Yard confirmed a “small quantity” was found by security staff at the Marsham Street building in central London on 3 […]

Dame Tessa Jowell was ‘brave’ and ‘inspirational’

Media captionDame Tessa Jowell: From social worker to London 2012 Tributes have poured in from across the political spectrum for ex-Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who has died aged 70. Dame Tessa, who played a major role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May last year and died […]

Brexit: Gove doubts whether No 10 customs plan is ‘deliverable’

Media captionGove expresses doubts about Brexit customs plan Michael Gove has cast doubt on the viability of Theresa May’s proposed customs partnership with the EU after Brexit, telling the BBC it has “flaws”. The environment secretary said there were “significant question marks” about whether the model, described as crazy by Boris Johnson, was deliverable. The […]

Ken Livingstone ‘cannot stay in Labour’, says Chakrabarti

Image copyright PA Ken Livingstone has “brought shame” on Labour and it is “very difficult” to see how he can stay in the party, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn has said. Labour peer Baroness Chakrabarti told the BBC the ex-London mayor, suspended over anti-Semitism claims, had brought the party “repeatedly” into disrepute. She also […]

‘Class A drugs’ found at Home Office headquarters

Image caption Drugs were found in “a communal area” of the building at 2 Marsham Street Police were called to the Home Office after suspected Class A drugs were found in the department’s headquarters. Scotland Yard confirmed a “small quantity” was found by security staff at the Marsham Street building in central London on 3 […]

Dame Tessa Jowell dies aged 70

Media captionTessa Jowell opens up about living with brain cancer Former Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell has died aged 70, her family has said. Dame Tessa, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in May last year, suffered a haemorrhage on Friday, and had been in a coma until her death on Saturday. She played […]

Brexit: I will not let you down, Theresa May promises

Image copyright Getty Images “You can trust me to deliver,” the prime minister has promised Brexit supporters and her divided cabinet. Writing in the Sunday Times, Theresa May said that she would ensure the UK left the customs union without imposing a hard border in Ireland. She warned: “There will have to be compromises,” but […]