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March 13, 2017 10:38 AM Brexit: What is Article 50? A guide to what happens now

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of this month - beginning formal negotiations on Brexit. Here's a guide. Article 50 is a plan for any country that wishes to exit the EU. It was created as part of the Treaty of Lisbon - an agreement signed up to by all EU states which became law in 2009. Before that treaty, there 25

March 12, 2017 12:04 AM Dugdale and Davidson also victims of campaign of hate by criminal trolls

A member of the SNP was suspended from the party after directing foul-mouthed homophobic abuse at Davidson during the 2015 General Election campaign. The troll responsible for the homophobic comment was named on Twitter as Marc Hughes, a 46-year-old Celtic supporting SNP member from Tranent, East Lothian, with the profile name Laird O’Callaghan and the username 26 1

March 11, 2017 12:04 AM Week ahead in Parliament

After six weeks of debate across both Houses of Parliament it looks like the Brexit Bill, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which gives the prime minister the power to begin the UK's divorce from the EU, is about to complete its passage through Parliament. It looks pretty certain that MPs will strike down the two amendments made to the bill in the House 47

March 8, 2017 2:37 PM This was Arsenal's Groundhog Day, our annual reminder that Arsene Wenger is a busted flush

"It [the decision] killed a promising, fantastic match. If it's a bad tackle, OK, but frankly it is embarrassing. We have many regrets because we didn't expect to lose the game like that. I feel sorry for the people who watched the game." Those are the words of Arsene Wenger, not after Tuesday’s humiliating Champions League exit, but from six years ago when his Arsenal 28

March 8, 2017 11:03 AM The speech that got Lord Heseltine sacked

'Time and time again I have been involved... in opposing by every constitutional means... the mandate of Government' This was the speech Lord Heseltine made in the House of Lords that explained why he voted against the Government and why he was sacked . The Swansea-born peer politely savaged the Cabinet Brexit-leading-trio of David Davis, Boris Johnson 30

March 7, 2017 10:57 PM BREAKING NEWS: Lord Heseltine is SACKED as a government adviser after leading Lords revolt over Brexit vote

Conservative former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine has been dramatically sacked as a government adviser after rebelling over Brexit. The Tory grandee backed demands for a 'meaningful' vote on the final Brexit deal after warning quitting the European Union was the 'most momentous peacetime decision of our time'. He was later told Prime Minister Theresa 37

March 3, 2017 10:55 AM Women 'weaker, less intelligent'

A Polish nationalist member of the European Parliament may be punished after he said women "must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent". The parliament's president is investigating whether Janusz Korwin-Mikke broke the body's rules with his remarks to fellow MEPs. A tweet shows Socialist MEP Iratxe Garcia-Perez scolding 18

March 1, 2017 6:03 PM Earliest evidence of life on Earth 'found'

Scientists have discovered what they say could be fossils of some of the earliest living organisms on Earth. They are represented by tiny filaments, knobs and tubes in Canadian rocks dated to be up to 4.28 billion years old. That is a time not long after the planet's formation and hundreds of millions of years before what is currently accepted as evidence 91

February 28, 2017 9:24 PM Stop treating the women in Trump’s world like we treated Hillary Clinton

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump’s tell was fully on display: when a criticism or an allegation was getting to him, he’d turn around and accuse someone else of the same thing. From “Little Marco” to “No, you’re the puppet,” Trump turned the trail into a running game of “I’m rubber, you’re glue.” And the president’s critics are developing a tell of their 26

February 19, 2017 6:15 PM Dictatorship, Nixonian: McCain Among Critics Saying Trump's Gone Too Far With Press War

Prominent political voices are increasingly saying President Donald Trump has gone too far in his assault on the media's credibility, likening his repeated criticisms to those of dictators. The debate over the wisdom of Trump's comments took place on the Sunday morning news shows, with Republican Senator John McCain and others denouncing the president's 50