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Angela Merkel rescued by opposition as Martin Schulz ends refusal to enter coalition talks

24 Nov

Angela Merkel appeared to have staged one of the great political escapes on Friday after a rival party agreed to end the crisis in Germany by opening talks on forming a new government. Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD), said his party had agreed to end its refusal to enter talks with […]

Scottish Labour leader slams I’m a Celeb’s Kezia Dugdale

24 Nov

Scottish politician has come under fire for abandoning job and going on show Labour MSP says the reality TV programme is a good way of attracting voters Party’s leader in Scotland says he is ‘disappointed’ at her ‘unauthorised absence’ Richard Leonard says reality TV is the wrong place for ‘the message of socialism’ By Richard […]

EU boss Tusk twists May’s words to suggest Russia INTERFERED in Brexit referendum

24 Nov

The EU Council president railed against “cyber attacks, fake news, hybrid war” disseminated by the Kremlin and then suggested that these may have impacted Britain’s vote to leave.  In remarks likely to infuriate eurosceptics and embarrass the Government, the Polish eurocrat said Mrs May had given a speech in London “about hostile activities during the […]

DUP leader denies dictating UK’s Brexit stance

24 Nov

In an interview with Sky News, Mrs Foster rejected any suggestion she is holding the Prime Minister to ransom in Brussels talks, as a result of the DUP’s deal with the Tories at Westminster. She said: “That’s not true. I don’t think (her position) is solely based on her relationship with us as a result […]

Gove attacks ‘distorting’ social media after animal sentience row

24 Nov

Media captionMichael Gove says the government has made a commitment to animal welfare Michael Gove has hit out at the way social media “corrupts and distorts” political reporting and decision making following a row about animal welfare. The environment secretary said attacks on MPs over a vote on EU laws on animal “sentience” were “absolutely […]

Egypt mosque attack: At least 200 killed as militants shoot at fleeing worshippers after detonating bomb

24 Nov

Militants have killed at least 200 people and wounded scores more at a mosque in Egypt, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances After one of the deadliest attacks in the north Sinai region’s Islamist insurgency, state media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque. […]

Scottish Labour leader slams I’m a Celeb’s Kezia Dugdale

24 Nov

Scottish politician has come under fire for abandoning job and going on show Labour MSP says the reality TV programme is a good way of attracting voters Party’s leader in Scotland says he is ‘disappointed’ at her ‘unauthorised absence’ Richard Leonard says reality TV is the wrong place for ‘the message of socialism’ By Richard […]

Gove attacks ‘distorting’ social media after animal sentience row

24 Nov

Media captionMichael Gove says the government has made a commitment to animal welfare Michael Gove has hit out at the way social media “corrupts and distorts” political reporting and decision making following a row about animal welfare. The environment secretary said attacks on MPs over a vote on EU laws on animal “sentience” were “absolutely […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president after toppling of Robert Mugabe

24 Nov

Mr Mnangagwa takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted Mr Mugabe, who was the world’s oldest head of state. Mr Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice president, takes the helm of Zimbabwe after the resignation of 93-year-old Mr Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to quit from the military, the ruling party […]

Scottish Labour leader slams I’m a Celeb’s Kezia Dugdale

24 Nov

Scottish politician has come under fire for abandoning job and going on show Labour MSP says the reality TV programme is a good way of attracting voters Party’s leader in Scotland says he is ‘disappointed’ at her ‘unauthorised absence’ Richard Leonard says reality TV is the wrong place for ‘the message of socialism’ By Richard […]