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Young people should ‘think twice’ about university – Frank Field

Young people should ‘think twice’ about university – Frank Field

Image copyright PA Image caption Frank Field chairs the Work and Pensions Committee of MPs Students have been “mis-sold” degree courses and should choose apprenticeships, a Labour MP has said. Frank Field warned students receiving their A-level results against pursuing “any old degree” and said vocational training could lead to better jobs. He called for […]

Nicola Sturgeon would change SNP name

Nicola Sturgeon would change SNP name

Media captionThe first minister would like her party to have a name which reflects its civic nationalism Nicola Sturgeon has said she wishes she could turn the clock back and change the Scottish National Party’s name. The SNP leader admitted the word “national” could be “hugely problematic” during a debate at the Edinburgh International Book […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Media caption‘I don’t think you can label a whole community,’ the Labour leader said Jeremy Corbyn has said it is wrong to blame “an entire ethnic community” for child abuse after one of his frontbench team quit over a press article. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in the Sun that “Britain has a […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Media caption‘I don’t think you can label a whole community,’ the Labour leader said Jeremy Corbyn has said it is wrong to blame “an entire ethnic community” for child abuse after one of his frontbench team quit over a press article. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in the Sun that “Britain has a […]

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers and emergency service workers set up a security perimeter UK Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims of the “terrible attack” in Barcelona. “The UK stands with Spain against terror,” she added. Officials in the city say at least 13 people were killed and […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Media caption‘I don’t think you can label a whole community,’ the Labour leader said Jeremy Corbyn has said it is wrong to blame “an entire ethnic community” for child abuse after one of his frontbench team quit over a press article. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in the Sun that “Britain has a […]

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Image copyright Reuters The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. The Home Office proposals would mean visitors from countries within the EU would only need permission to work, study or settle in the UK. Plans for the UK’s immigration system are due to be […]

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Image copyright UK Parliament Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs. The Rotherham MP wrote in The Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She has now apologised for her “extremely poor […]

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Media captionTheresa May: Leaders should always ‘condemn’ far-right Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views “wherever we hear them” as she was asked about Donald Trump’s response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.” […]

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said there must be an “unprecedented solution” for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. A paper detailing its proposals focuses on the need to avoid […]