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Why is Brexit taking so long?

It’s been almost two years since the UK voted to leave the EU and the negotiations, pronouncements and progress reports seem never-ending. So while there’s nearly a year to go until Brexit day, with a 21-month transition period after that, we ask why does it seem to be taking sooo long? We voted in 2016 […]

NHS: PM to look at ‘multi-year’ funding plan for health service

Image copyright AFP Theresa May has promised a “multi-year” funding plan for the NHS in England to address its long-terms financial needs. The PM said she wanted to get away from annual “cash top-ups” and would come up with a blueprint later this year to allow the NHS “to plan for the future”. She said […]

NHS: PM to look at ‘multi-year’ funding plan for health service

Image copyright AFP Theresa May has promised a “multi-year” funding plan for the NHS in England to address its long-terms financial needs. The PM said she wanted to get away from annual “cash top-ups” and would come up with a blueprint later this year to allow the NHS “to plan for the future”. She said […]

Ultimatum for Labour mayoral candidate

Image copyright PA Image caption The 45-year-old ex-soldier was elected as Labour candidate for the mayoral election with 2,584 votes MP Dan Jarvis has been told he must stand down from parliament if he is elected as Sheffield City Region mayor. Labour General Secretary Iain McNicol and incoming General Secretary Jennie Formby outlined the party’s […]

NHS: PM to look at ‘multi-year’ funding plan for health service

Image copyright AFP Theresa May has promised a “multi-year” funding plan for the NHS in England to address its long-terms financial needs. The PM said she wanted to get away from “annual top-ups” in cash and would come up with a blueprint this year to allow the NHS “to plan for the future”. She said […]

Spy poisoning: Nato expels Russian diplomats

Media captionEurovision-style? The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg on how the Russian media is reporting the score-settling Nato is expelling seven Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. The international security organisation’s chief said the move would send a message to Russia that there are “costs and consequences” for its behaviour. Twenty-six […]

Cheating may have swayed Brexit poll – Christopher Wylie

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Wylie answered questions from MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee The UK may not have voted for Brexit if it had not been for “cheating” by the Leave campaign, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica (CA) has claimed. Christopher Wylie said Vote Leave and other pro-Brexit […]

Boris Johnson told off by Speaker for ‘sexism’

Media captionSpeaker John Bercow accuses Boris Johnson of sexism Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been reprimanded by Commons Speaker John Bercow for using sexist language. Speaker Bercow intervened – to applause from some Labour MPs – after Mr Johnson referred to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry as Lady Nugee. Ms Thornberry is married to High […]

Brexit: UK firms ‘fearful’ for future migration system

Image copyright Getty Images UK employers are “fearful” about what a future migration system will be like after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report. The Migration Advisory Committee said businesses were concerned about their ability to recruit workers from the EU after Britain leaves the EU. UK employers also see EU […]

Spy poisoning: Russia accuses US of ‘expulsion blackmail’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some 48 diplomats have been expelled from the Russian embassy in Washington Russia has accused Washington of pressuring nations to carry out a mass expulsion of its diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of “colossal blackmail” and […]