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Give Corbyn 15 months – McCluskey

Give Corbyn 15 months – McCluskey

Image copyright PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be “given a chance” and allowed 15 months to prove he can turn around opinion polls, says union boss Len McCluskey. The general secretary of Unite said Mr Corbyn was being “slaughtered” by the media for putting forward policies to build a “different… better Britain”. He said […]

Farage: Carswell should face by-election after quitting UKIP

Farage: Carswell should face by-election after quitting UKIP

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Carswell retained his seat with a 3,437 majority at the 2015 general election Douglas Carswell should call a by-election after announcing he is leaving UKIP to sit as an independent MP, ex-party leader Nigel Farage has said. He said he had campaigned to allow constituents to recall MPs and […]

Thousands take to streets in anti-Brexit London march

Media captionEuropeans take to streets on Treaty of Rome anniversary Tens of thousands of people joined an anti-Brexit march to call for Britain to remain in the European Union. The Unite for Europe march in London coincided with events to mark 60 years since the EU’s founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, was signed. A […]

Social media firms ‘must do more’ to stop extremist material

Social media firms ‘must do more’ to stop extremist material

Image copyright PA Social media companies must do more to tackle extremism and terror, senior ministers have said in the wake of the Westminster attack. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she was asking companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook to be more “proactive”. She is due to meet the firms […]

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton and says he is doing so “amicably”. Mr Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014. He said he joined the party because he wanted the UK to leave the EU and now “that is going […]

London attack: Parliament security under review

London attack: Parliament security under review

Image copyright PA Questions continue to be asked about whether Wednesday’s fatal terror attack in Parliament could have been prevented if more officers had been armed. Attention is focusing on how Khalid Masood was able to enter the Carriage Gates entrance of Parliament before he was confronted and subsequently shot. One security expert said the […]

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Image copyright PA English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows. Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum. The number of voter fraud reports rose – particularly […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Media captionAssistant Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley makes his appeal Police have appealed to anyone who knew the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood to come forward with information. Officers investigating Wednesday’s attack said they wanted to hear about “associates and places he visited”. The fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south […]

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of killed PC Keith Palmer emerges

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of killed PC Keith Palmer emerges

Image copyright Staci Martin A “final” picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged. The photo was taken by US tourist Staci Martin as she posed with the officer 45 minutes before he was stabbed by Khalid Masood outside Parliament. She said she had asked PC […]

London attack: Home secretary says don’t blame intelligence agencies

Media captionRudd: Don’t point finger of blame at intelligence services Home Secretary Amber Rudd has warned against “pointing any finger of blame” at the security services over the London terror attack. She told the BBC the agencies could not monitor everyone known to them around the clock. Wednesday’s attacker has been named by police as […]