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Alex Salmond Show tweets misled audience, says watchdog Ofcom

Image copyright PA Image caption The Alex Salmond Show began broadcasting in November last year The Alex Salmond Show on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT breached broadcasting rules, media watchdog Ofcom has ruled. The regulator investigated “audience tweets” used in the former Scottish first minister’s show on the Russian broadcaster, which aired last year. It found […]

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model

Image copyright Reuters A model of the UK’s planned new fighter jet, the Tempest, has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. The UK’s Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said the jet could be used with either pilots or as a drone. The aircraft, which will eventually replace the existing Typhoon fighter jet, will be developed […]

Migration from EU to UK lowest for four years, ONS figures show

Image copyright Alamy The number of people moving to the UK from EU countries was the lowest it’s been for nearly four years in 2017. There were 101,000 net migrants – showing the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK for at least 12 months and those emigrating – last […]

PM Theresa May warns party not to put Brexit at risk

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May held trade talks with the US president during his UK visit The prime minister has warned Conservative party members that they are putting Brexit at risk. Some long-standing Leave campaigners are unhappy with her Brexit White Paper which proposes a common rulebook with the EU for traded goods. […]

Donald Trump: US-UK trade deal ‘absolutely possible’

Media captionPrime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at Chequers. A US-UK trade deal “will absolutely be possible”, Donald Trump has said, hours after he told The Sun Theresa May’s Brexit plan could kill an agreement. Speaking after talks at Chequers, Mr Trump said the US-UK relationship is […]

Trump: I didn’t criticise Theresa May to The Sun

Media captionTrump on Brexit story ‘fake news’ US President Donald Trump insisted he did not criticise Theresa May in the interview that dominated the build-up to the two leaders’ press conference. Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM’s Brexit plan would “probably kill” a UK-US trade deal. […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit ‘a setback’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella hasn’t seen her father for two years The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary has put their bid for her release “back to square one”. The 39-year-old was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year jail sentence for […]

Donald Trump: US-UK trade deal ‘absolutely possible’

Media captionPrime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at Chequers. A US-UK trade deal “will absolutely be possible”, Donald Trump has said, hours after he told The Sun Theresa May’s Brexit plan could kill an agreement. Speaking after talks at Chequers, Mr Trump said the US-UK relationship is […]

Trump: I didn’t criticise Theresa May to The Sun

Media captionTrump on Brexit story ‘fake news’ US President Donald Trump insisted he did not criticise Theresa May in the interview that dominated the build-up to the two leaders’ press conference. Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM’s Brexit plan would “probably kill” a UK-US trade deal. […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit ‘a setback’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella hasn’t seen her father for two years The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary has put their bid for her release “back to square one”. The 39-year-old was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year jail sentence for […]