John Bercow

Letters: the truth about UK farming by Sir James Dyson

Also: Rod Liddle’s vocabulary, superslow broadband and child screen addicts<p>Investing in farming<p>Sir: Martin Vander Weyer (Any other business, 13 January) says, unhelpfully and inaccurately, that subsidies ‘absurdly’ favour bigger farms. As we look towards life after Brexit, instead of debating the …

Blue Planet II

Macron-May talks live updates: Theresa May expected to discuss Brexit with French President at Sandhurst meeting

Theresa May will welcome Emmanuel Macron to the UK later today, with discussions between the two leaders likely to focus on Brexit.<p>The French …

Brexit

Trump’s Avoiding the U.K. So May Can Focus on Brexit, Tillerson Says

U.S. President Donald Trump is avoiding a visit to Britain because he wants to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to focus her attention on withdrawing …

Donald Trump

Three ways white men are discriminated against in the workplace

White males do not have it all their own way in the office – far from it.<p>"Check your privilege" is social media's favourite put-down to anyone …

Gender

East of England ambulance delays kill 20, says MP

<b>Twenty people have died due to late ambulances over 12 days when a trust failed to move into its highest state of emergency, an MP has said.</b><p>Labour's Clive Lewis told the Commons senior managers wanted to move East of England Ambulance Service Trust to so-called REAP 4 on 19 December.<p>Mr Lewis said …

Disease

Midlands MP demands action over Brexit death threats

The high profile backbench Tory MP Anna Soubry has compiled a dossier of threats and abuse, including demands for her to be hanged for treason, over …

Brexit

John Bercow lectures Gavin Williamson on the perils of press briefings

Ever since Gavin Williamson was appointed Defence Secretary, there has been a briefing war between the Ministry of Defence and the Treasury over defence spending. Keen to prove his defence credentials, Williamson – or Private Pike as the Chancellor prefers to refer to him – has hardly discouraged …

Gavin Williamson

A Building Sale? Please. Here's The REAL Reason Trump Canceled His Trip To London.

President Trump isn't going to London after all.<p>And he's mad. Steamed. Furious.<p>Just before midnight on Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter:<p>Reason I …

Conservative View

Why the legendary Mrs Bone will no longer be a fixture in Parliamentary debates

Dad’s Army had Mrs Mainwaring, Minder had ‘Er Indoors - formidable matriarchs whose presence was keenly felt but who were never seen.<p>For almost a decade Parliament has had its own equivalent in the shape of Mrs Bone, wife of Wellingborough MP Peter Bone, who has been name-checked 60 times in …

Referendums

Donald Trump should delete Twitter and be BANNED from UK, say MPs

Donald Trump should delete his Twitter account and be banned from entering the UK, MPs have said.<p>Ministers were also pressed to cancel the US …

Donald Trump

Theresa May was asked to rate how well Brexit is going on a scale of 1-10

<b>The Prime Minister has insisted that when it comes to Brexit, the government ‘knows what it’s doing’ and ‘is doing well’.</b><p>Theresa May held her first …

Brexit

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict

<b>Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have gone head-to-head in the first Prime Minister's Questions of 2018. What happened?</b><p>Mr Corbyn started the new year the way he ended the last one, with an attack on the government's handling of the health service.<p>Armed with statistics on the number of people waiting …

Brexit

New Year, same old PMQs

Anyone hoping that 2018 would bring an improvement in the quality of debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, or a reduction in the length of John Bercow’s interventions, would have been disappointed by today’s session.<p>Corbyn and May traded the usual blows on the NHS. There was little in the …

Anna Soubry

Labour to force vote demanding extra NHS funding for 'appalling winter crisis'

Labour will demand that the Government releases extra cash to tackle the “appalling winter crisis” in the NHS after thousands of routine operations …

Theresa May

Meet the Salmond slayer: how Colin Clark toppled Scotland’s former First Minister

The Aberdeenshire farmer defeated the Big Yin. But will he be a match for another man with a claim to his constituency – Donald Trump?<p>It was about a …

Alex Salmond

The JC letters page, 5th January

‘Reform’ is no insult<p>I am a fifth-generation member of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation of London.<p>I’m not Reform; we are an Orthodox …

Jewish Culture

Shipley MP Philip Davies prompts laughter with Cabinet reshuffle quip

PHILIP Davies has prompted laughter in the Commons this afternoon with a joke on Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle.<p>MPs are now back in Westminster …

Theresa May

The strange story of the £400m charity that could wind up without ever making a donation

The National Fund is 91 years old and one of the richest charities in Britain.<p>It is the largest charity you have almost certainly never heard of. …

MPs To Block Ex-IPSA Chief Sir Ian Kennedy From New Watchdog Post As ‘Revenge’ For Expenses Crackdown

Backbenchers oppose Election Commissioner appointment<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Sir Ian Kennedy defends MPs' 10% pay rise.<p>MPs are blocking a new …

Government

Brexit’s back — Reshuffle latest — Who’s cherry-picking now?

<b>By CHARLIE COOPER</b><p><b>REMEMBERING WILL COUSINS:</b> Heartfelt tributes have poured in for Will Cousins, the young head of press at the Open Britain campaign …

Brexit

This Is How Backbenchers Are Taking Back Control In Parliament

The lack of a government majority has highlighted a power shift towards the opposition and back benches that has been growing for decades. BuzzFeed News investigates.

Brexit

Trump cancels UK trip citing Obama's 'bad' embassy deal

US president says he will not visit London to open new US embassy, blaming Obama for selling previous one for 'peanuts'.<p>US President Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to the UK expected to take place next month, citing his displeasure at the new US embassy in London he was due to inaugurate.<p>In a …

Donald Trump

The 2017 Bad Manners Awards: Meghan Markle Makes The List For Walking Ahead Of Prince Harry & More

How rude. William Hanson, an ‘etiquette expert,’ revealed his Bad Manners Awards, scolding Meghan Markle for walking, Ed Sheeran for shaking hands …

Royal Family

Lest we forget: commemorating the events of 1918

News (Ireland)

Commons Clerk: I Had No Idea How Hard MPs Worked Until I Came To Parliament

Farrah Bhatti reveals how she helps backbenchers change the law.<p>Jessica Taylor<p>As an MP, if you’re not on the government’s frontbench it can be …

Lotteries

Prince Harry won't reveal if he's inviting Obama to his wedding amid fears he could offend Trump

• <b>Britain's Prince Harry sidestepped political controversy by refusing to reveal whether former President Barack Obama would be on his wedding guest list.</b>• <b><br>There had been speculation in British media that officials within the government were nervous about inviting Obama but not President Donald Trump,</b> …

U.S. Politics

Brexit: Government facing High Court challenge over legality of Article 50

The Government is being taken to court again over Brexit following claims the UK never made the constitutional decision to leave the EU, in a case …

Brexit

12 Politicians Whose Names Can Be Sung To Christmas Songs

Well, it's Christmas.<p>1 Liz Truss to Mistletoe And Wine<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p><i>'Liz Truss time/Mistletoe and wine'</i><p>HT: Esther Webber @estwebber<p>See also: <i>'So</i> …

Chris Grayling

Theresa May told to stuff her Christmas goose and call it Boris

<b>It seems MP’s were letting the festivities go to their heads at the final Prime Minister’s Questions of the year.</b><p>Theresa May faced a raucous grilling …

Theresa May

Theresa May insists 2,500 homeless children in London borough are not 'sleeping on our streets'

Theresa May has been accused of underplaying the plight of homeless people in England after insisting that 2,500 homeless children in a London …

Brexit