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Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over The Sun article about Pakistani men

Labour’s Shadow equalities spokesperson Sarah Champion has resigned from her frontbench position following a row over an article she wrote in the Sun …

Shadow Cabinet

Alex Salmond made the worst joke and I for one feel sorry for him

The "joke" is indefensible on grounds of both taste and humour. But he's an inexperienced man.<p>I’m not here to defend Alex Salmond’s "joke". It is …

Alex Salmond

These British MPs Want Any Plans For A State Visit By Trump To Be Cancelled

Politicians across the political spectrum expressed their disgust at Trump's response to the protests in Charlottesville and called on Theresa May to take a stand.<p>During a press conference, Trump repeated his earlier comments that there were "many sides" to the violent protests, which involved …

World News

Trump is a breath of fresh air in politics: Nigel Farage

A Hollywood studio is reportedly considering a six-part series on former UK Independent Party Leader Nigel Farage and his role in Brexit, the country’s exit from the European Union. But when the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney of Varney & Co. suggested that Hollywood spin would be nasty to him …

Business

Clarence House should release Prince Charles’s Scottish spider memos

What the heir to the throne has to say about teacher training may well be of less import than the issue of secrecy surrounding his correspondence<p>Prince Charles’s black spider memos are now crawling into the realm of Scottish politics. After penning these in his scratchy hand on everything from …

News (Scotland)

The number of EU citizens working in the UK has hit a record high

The number of EU citizens working in the UK has hit a new record high, official figures show.<p>There were an estimated 2.37 million people from EU …

Brexit

What could have tipped the EU referendum result in favour of Remain

Much of the analysis about why the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 has been done by looking at individual factors in isolation, or …

Statistics

Iraqi Kurdish administration"s independence referendum will fuel instability: Turkish minister - DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY >Iraqi Kurdish administration’s independence referendum will fuel instability: Turkish minister<p>ANKARA<p>Next month’s planned referendum on …

Turkey

Labour disappointing on Venezuela abuses

Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to condemn the authoritarianism of Nicolas Maduro is a missed opportunity for Labour to stand up for human rights, writes Jean Grugel<p>Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to condemn the authoritarianism of Nicolas Maduro and the violence being inflicted on Venezuelans by the state …

Venezuela

Politicians from all parties sign Bradford MP's letter criticising newspaper column's 'Nazi-like' wording

OVER 100 MPs have joined a call by Bradford West MP Naz Shah demanding tabloid The Sun take action over a column she says contains Nazi-style wording.<p>…

Where’s Boris? Johnson quiet on Brexit amid transition debate

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7505041-where-s-boris-johnson-quiet-on-brexit-amid-transition-debate/<p>British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has …

Canadian News

Ex-Brexit Chief Turns on PM, Demands Centrist Party to Save U.K.

In an online tirade, James Chapman accused his former boss, and Brexit minister, David Davis of being a lazy, incompetent, bullying liar who was unfit for the job.<p>LONDON—If there’s one man who should understand the reality of Britain’s impending Brexit, it’s James Chapman.<p>The former political …

Brexit

James Chapman is the Rogue One of Remainers

James Chapman, the former chief of staff to Brexit secretary David Davis, has taken to Twitter to tease and needle his old colleagues in the …

George Osborne

Hackers hit Scotland parliament with Westminister style 'brute-force' cyberattack

The attack may have locked out some people from their accounts and targeted emails of MPs.<p>Hackers reportedly tried to steal email credentials of …

Security

Andy Burnham: Becoming Greater Manchester mayor was 'the right move'

<b>One hundred days into the job, there is one thing Andy Burnham is sure of - a metro mayor can have more impact on the North than an MP.</b><p>"I am totally convinced it is the right move. I was frustrated with Westminster and its London-centric, dysfunctional thinking," he says.<p>"If they can ignore us, …

Andy Burnham

Cabinet row erupts as Liam Fox and Boris Johnson insist Brexit transition must be no longer than 12 months

A FRESH Cabinet row has broken out after Liam Fox and Boris Johnson insisted any Brexit transition must be no longer than 12 months.<p>New government …

Brexit

Leave.EU is backing a racist President - why aren't more Brexiteers condemning it?

Our own homegrown Trump trumpeters.<p>The braver Republican politicians are condemning Donald Trump after he backtracked on his condemnation of …

Brexit

Scottish unemployment total rises by 3,000

<b>Scottish unemployment rose slightly in the three months to June, while falling across the UK as a whole.</b><p>The number of unemployed in Scotland increased by 3,000, to stand at 107,000. UK unemployment fell by 57,000 over the same period.<p>However, Scotland's jobless rate of 3.9% was below the UK figure …

Economy

Theresa May’s immigration target is leaving her increasing isolated

Brexit is becoming a hall of mirrors. The Government wants to leave the EU customs union but then replicate it. Ministers insist that free movement …

Brexit

The blue plague of 'street Valium' sends Scottish drug deaths to record high

Our repeated exposés have highlighted alarming clusters of deaths.<p>The huge rise in the use of “street Valium” has driven the number of Scots drug …

Scottish Government

Former David Davis aide announces new pro-EU party

LONDON — David Davis’ former chief of staff James Chapman has confirmed he intends to lead a new pro-EU British political party.<p>Chapman, who quit the …

European News

Nicola Sturgeon hosts magical day for winners proving nothing is Tattoo good for Our Heroes

Our winners are treated to a spectacular celebration after their incredible stories moved the First Minister<p>Nicola Sturgeon honoured some of the …

Nicola Sturgeon

Nick Xenophon rejects One Nation ABC restrictions but pushes small media tax breaks – politics live

The Coalition’s media reform bill is caught between One Nation and Nick Xenophon as fallout continues from Barnaby Joyce’s revelation he is a New Zealand citizen. Follow the day live ...

Anti-Brexit poster campaign shortlisted for design prize

London’s Design Museum on Wednesday put forward anti-Brexit campaign posters as one of the nominees for the Beazley Designs prize, given to the most …

European News

Boris Johnson Has Gone Quiet Over Brexit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has gone silent for once.<p>The usually loquacious lawmaker has kept shtum on Brexit for a month now even as …

Brexit

Fisheries revival 'could scupper Scottish independence dream'

On a recent trip to Peterhead, David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, lifted up a giant cod for the media to photograph. It was hard to decide who looked the more startled suddenly to be hailed as the fishermen’s friend, Mundell or the dead cod.<p>Cod, as a stock, has seen an impressive comeback in …

Brexit

Calls for Alex Salmond to apologise for joke about making Nicola Sturgeon orgasm

Heard the one about the failed politician making tired-old sexist jokes about some of the world’s leading women?<p>If this was the 1970s then you …

Alex Salmond

Nigel Farage: the biopic. A disaster movie no one is waiting for

A reported Brexit movie has the former Ukip leader as an executive producer, likely casting himself as the bad-boy hero who will love you and Leave.EU<p>We do not need a film about Brexit. Nobody needs a film about Brexit. If you want to see a film about Brexit, I can recommend a perfectly good …

Opinion

David Davis’s former chief of staff says he witnessed Brexit chief being ‘drunk, bullying, and inappropriate’

The former chief of staff at the Brexit Department has launched an extraordinary tirade against his old boss David Davis, saying he had witnessed him …

Brexit

State pension age: Labour commitments criticised after launching national tour attacking Tory hike plans

Labour is facing criticism over its state pension age commitments after announcing plans to go on a national tour attacking Tory plans to accelerate …

Retirement