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MPs told off for playing football in Commons chamber

Image copyright Hannah Bardell MP Image caption Five MPs posed in the Commons chamber in their football tops on Tuesday evening A group of MPs have been reprimanded for playing football in the chamber of the House of Commons. Hannah Bardell posted a video on social media of herself playing keepy-uppy in the parliament after […]

DUP-Tory deal not dead over Brexit, says Foster

Media captionArlene Foster said the deal with the Conservatives is “still in existence” Theresa May’s support agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to keep her minority government in power is not dead, Arlene Foster has said. The DUP entered a confidence-and-supply deal with the Conservatives in 2017. But their relationship has become strained due […]

Labour could form minority government without election – McDonnell

Labour could form the next government without a general election if MPs don’t back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, John McDonnell has suggested. The shadow chancellor said Labour should be offered the chance to form a minority administration if Mrs May keeps losing Commons votes. The party would then seek to get majority for its version […]

Brexit: May heading to Brussels amid scramble to finalise deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May’s meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker comes ahead of this weekend’s summit of EU leaders Theresa May will meet EU officials later as the two sides scramble to finalise a Brexit deal in time for Sunday’s summit of European leaders. The EU missed its deadline on Tuesday to complete the […]

Brexit: DUP tells Theresa May to ‘keep her side of the bargain’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has to rely on the support of Arlene Foster and her party, the DUP, in order to have a working majority in the House of Commons The DUP has warned Theresa May to “keep her side of the bargain” on Brexit after the party’s 10 MPs withheld […]

Brexit plan will stop EU migrants ‘jumping the queue’ – May

Media captionTheresa May: “We will be fully in control of who comes here.” Theresa May has renewed her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – arguing it will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue”. She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from […]

Brexit plan will stop EU migrants ‘jumping the queue’ – May

Media captionTheresa May: “We will be fully in control of who comes here.” Theresa May has renewed her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – arguing it will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue”. She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from […]

Brexit plan will stop EU migrants ‘jumping the queue’

Media captionTheresa May tells Laura Kuenssberg: “Don’t just listen to the politicians.” Theresa May is renewing her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – saying it will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue”. She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi”. […]

Brexit plan will stop EU migrants ‘jumping the queue’

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is renewing her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – saying it will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue”. She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi”. The PM also insisted to business leaders at the […]

Reality Check: Brexit withdrawal agreement – what it all means

Image copyright Getty Images The draft Brexit withdrawal agreement stands at 585 pages long. It sets out how the UK leaves the European Union, scheduled for 29 March 2019. Chris Morris, from BBC Reality Check, has been going through it in detail and pulls out the key points from the agreement and what they mean. […]