Government (UK)

Brexit is going to be a godsend for anyone who wants to be cut off from the world – just ask Gibraltar

I loved my visit to Gibraltar. It’s so beautifully, innocently British. In the sweltering heat by the Mediterranean the pubs have boards outside …


Michael Flynn breaks ties with Trump lawyers over Russia investigation – reports

Move suggests former national security adviser could be seeking a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller over election interference<p>A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special …

India News

Brexit scuppers Dundee's 2023 European Capital of Culture bids

<b>Dundee will not be able to compete in the European Capital of Culture 2023 competition due to Brexit, the European Commission has confirmed.</b><p>Five UK cities were bidding to host the title, with the winner expected to be announced next week.<p>A letter from the European Commission to the Department of …


Sessions orders review of gun background check system after Texas church shooting

US attorney general gives FBI and ATF 60 days to investigate whether military and other agencies are failing to provide information to database<p>Three weeks after a gunman used an assault rifle purchased despite a court-martial conviction to kill 25 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, …

Gun Control

Are You More Thirsty For British Men Or American Men?

Do you have a preference, or do both sides get your engine revving?

UK Politics

Sparks fly online between Angus MP and First Minister over broadband

© DCT Media / PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Angus MP Kirstene Hair and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have taken to social media to fight out a …


£15 billion RBS sale to boost UK government funds

Britain will reprivatise bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling £15 billion of shares, according to budget documents released yesterday.

News (Ireland)

Budget 2017: Confusion At The Heart Of Uk Government?

This week, the Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined his budget. At WWF, we don’t just run conservation programmes to protect species and habitats …


Did Vote Leave commit a crime over its funding? Democracy demands to know

The Electoral Commission must urgently and robustly investigate the question of whether or not the ‘will of the people’ was bought<p>Late last year, the Electoral Commission started an investigation into a striking set of circumstances. In February 2016 Steve Baker MP, lobbying for Vote Leave to be …


UK government says it'll charge a 20% tax on companies' earnings that are held offshore from April 2019, a move widely seen to be aimed at tech companies

Victoria to become first Australian state to legalise euthanasia after historic vote

Assisted dying bill passes upper house, paving the way for it to be confirmed by lower house and passed into law<p>Victoria will become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying, after the upper house finally approved the right of terminally ill people to request assistance to …


Want stronger, positive narrative from UK government on business: Sage CEO

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly speaks about earnings and the growth of his cloud business.


How the UK government will ease pressure on small businesses

U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond speaks about the country's corporation tax rate and supporting small businesses.

Philip Hammond

Coalition senator circulates draft of bill to set up banking inquiry

Big-four banks reportedly enlist Australia’s top law firms – viewing prospect of hearings as almost inevitable<p>The Liberal National party senator Barry O’Sullivan will be circulating an exposure draft of his bill to set up a commission of inquiry into Australia’s banking industry on Thursday …


UK government issues advice on what makes 'Kodi boxes’ illegal

While streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have provided easy (and affordable) ways for Britons to enjoy legal content in their homes, the UK government is still waging war against what it calls "illicit streaming devices." This week, the Intellectual Property Office published official …

Raspberry Pi

Live Budget 2017 updates and analysis as Chancellor unveils crucial economic plan

12:42KEY EVENT<p>Further £3bn set aside for Brexit preparation<p>The Chancellor begins his Budget by saying he will talk about an “economy that continues …

News (Wales)

Vote Leave inquiry causes Electoral Commission facing serious questions

The commission announced on Monday that it had opened an investigation into spending by the pro-Brexit campaign in the lead-up to the June 2016 …


British households under pressure and gloomier about economy

The latest Kantar Public UK poll shows that almost four in ten British adults say they are finding it harder to meet their household budget than they …

Liberal Democrats

Budget row over £140m tax hit for Scotland's emergency services

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The SNP is trying to pin its “slap dash” approach to governing on the Chancellor as the party seeks to slash the …


UK government votes that animals are incapable of feeling emotion and pain

A majority of the UK's members of parliament somehow know that non-human animals are incapable feeling pain or experiencing emotions. I guess that …


The Beatles, Which One Are You?! Quiz

The Beatles have long been known as one of the most popular and important rock bands in history. If you're a fan of the mopheads that arguably …

The Beatles

Trump-Russia probe: Mueller requests dismissal documents on former FBI Director James Comey, reports say

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested the Justice Department turn over a range of documents, including some about the dismissal of former FBI …


UK government announces research-spending hike ahead of budget

Pledge to raise country's public research funding to £12.5 billion in 2021–22.<p>The UK government seems to be making good on its promises to …


The Tories are letting young people down and it has to stop

My letter was sent with nine of my SNP Westminster colleagues, and we urged the UK government to address the many problems young people are facing. …

Scottish National Party

Brexit food price hike fears as Tories fail to study impact on family budgets

The UK Government confirmed the lack of research and they refused to say if anyone is even considering an estimate of price rises in the run-up to EU …


White House would ditch attack on Obamacare in order to pass tax bill

Budget director says ‘we’re OK’ with dropping provision of Republican tax reform that would also repeal healthcare mandate, if it becomes roadblock<p>The White House is willing to sacrifice Republicans’ latest attempt to dismantle Obama’s Affordable Care Act if that’s necessary to pass a series of …


British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well …

Ottoman Empire

Democrats fear Mulvaney will muzzle US banks watchdog

in Washington<p>Democrats have reacted with horror at the prospect of President Donald Trump putting the US consumer finance watchdog in the hands of …


Ohio candidate for governor volunteers candid details of his sexual past on Facebook

A state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook on Friday, saying he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct.<p>Democrat William O’Neill’s post was immediately attacked as inappropriate.<p>In it, he wrote that he has …

Al Franken

Hero dog who helped free soldiers From Taliban Lives to Receive Military's Highest Honor

A British special forces dog has been awarded the highest honor for an animal in the country after helping soldiers clear a tower block of Taliban …

Remembrance Day