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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

Image copyright PA Image caption The SNP manifesto will be unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon in Perth The SNP is to launch its general election manifesto, which will include a plan to invest an additional £118bn in public services across the UK. The party will also pledge to increase the minimum wage, and call for Scotland […]

Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn was unable to put a cost on Labour’s plan for free childcare for 1.3m youngsters during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. “It will cost… it will obviously cost a lot to do so to do we accept that,” he said, when quizzed about the figures by Emma […]

General election 2017: Extra programmes with political leaders

General election 2017: Extra programmes with political leaders

Image caption Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn appear in the same TV specials, but not at the same time The major broadcasters are offering additional programmes with just over a week left in the general election campaign. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will twice take part in 90-minute programmes, separately facing an audience of voters. […]

Nigel Farage: I’m separated, I’m skint

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and journalist Rachel Johnson were sent on a political blind date by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Mr Farage said that his work as a prominent Brexit campaigner has taken a toll on his personal life. Read more about how they got on here. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on […]

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has suggested the detention without trial of suspected terrorists. Mr Nuttall said he was not calling for an immediate return to internment, but “wouldn’t take anything off the table”. Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Neil, he backed the return of the death penalty but said this was not UKIP policy. In […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May face TV grilling

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May face TV grilling

Media captionThe two leaders faced questions on the NHS and the economy Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn attempted to convince a live studio audience they should be the next prime minister in a special general election programme. Mr Corbyn was quizzed about his foreign policy views, past campaigning in Northern Ireland and tax-raising plans. Mrs […]

General election 2017: Corbyn would ‘open talks’ over indyref2

General election 2017: Corbyn would ‘open talks’ over indyref2

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Corbyn described a referendum as “unnecessary and unwanted” in a speech in Glasgow on Sunday Jeremy Corbyn has said he will “open discussions” with the Scottish government over an independence referendum if he wins the election. But the Labour leader said he would “ask them to think very […]

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has suggested the detention without trial of suspected terrorists. Mr Nuttall said he was not calling for an immediate return to internment, but “wouldn’t take anything off the table”. Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Neil, he backed the return of the death penalty but said this was not UKIP policy. In […]

Amber Rudd to Angela Merkel: You can depend on the UK

Amber Rudd to Angela Merkel: You can depend on the UK

Media caption“We must fight for our destiny as Europeans,” says Mrs Merkel Home Secretary Amber Rudd has insisted the UK wants to maintain a “deep and special partnership” with the EU after Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Europe now had to “fight for its own destiny”. She said the EU could […]

Brexit talks: EU’s Barnier urges Europe’s MPs to be vigilant

Brexit talks: EU’s Barnier urges Europe’s MPs to be vigilant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Barnier – a former EU commissioner – knows the UK financial system in depth The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has urged European MPs to be vigilant throughout the Brexit talks because there is a risk of unfair British competition. Mr Barnier was speaking at an EU parliamentary […]

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