Don’t panic over Brexit, McCluskey tells Labour

Media playback is unsupported on your device Unite leader Len McCluskey has insisted “there is no panic” over Labour’s Brexit policy and the party should trust leader Jeremy Corbyn. He told the BBC it should not rush to back remaining in the EU and should wait for the party’s consultation. But shadow chancellor John McDonnell […]

Jeremy Corbyn: I’m not too frail to be Labour leader or PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the civil service’s neutrality after officials reportedly told a newspaper he was “too frail” to lead Labour or become PM. The Times said it was briefed by two senior civil servants with suggestions the Labour leader may have to stand down over supposed health […]

UK seeks new no-deal Brexit freight plan

Transport companies are being asked to bid to provide extra freight capacity to be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The hurried ferry procurement process as the UK prepared to leave the EU on 29 March cost taxpayers more than £85m. That included £34m in a settlement and legal fees […]

Climate change: May urges G20 to follow UK lead on CO2

Media playback is unsupported on your device World leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, after Theresa May urged them to do more on climate change. The prime minister called on the G20 countries to set targets for net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, 19 pledged to meet their targets set in […]

PM tells Putin Salisbury attack ‘can never be repeated’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia must end its “irresponsible and destabilising activity”, Theresa May has told President Vladimir Putin in one-to-one talks, Downing Street said. Describing the Salisbury poisoning as a “truly despicable act”, she said the two suspects – believed to be Russian military intelligence officers – must be “brought to […]