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March 13, 2017 4:50 AM Brexit bill: Ministers expect MPs to reject changes

Ministers believe MPs will reject the two changes made to the Brexit bill in the House of Lords when they debate it for the second time later. Peers want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK and ensure Parliament has a vote on any deal. The EU Withdrawal Bill could complete its final stages if both Houses of Parliament agree the text of the bill. PM Theresa 36

March 13, 2017 12:30 AM Brexit rebels 'melting away': On historic day in Parliament, MPs and peers look set to approve Bill

Peers and MPs are today set to back a historic vote paving the way for Brexit after a Conservative rebellion melted away. A small number of Tory Remainers could abstain or vote against the Government on the Bill giving Theresa May the power to begin the process of leaving the EU. But insiders say there will not be enough to thwart the process, while 30

March 12, 2017 11:35 PM Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Several EU leaders have criticised Turkey, amid a growing row over the Turkish government's attempts to hold rallies in European countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany and the Netherlands of "Nazism" after officials blocked rallies there. Dutch PM Mark Rutte called his comments "unacceptable", while Germany's foreign minister said he hoped 28

March 12, 2017 8:14 PM Leaving EU without a deal not in anybody's interest

Liam Fox said it was "not in anybody's interest" for divorce talks, which could begin in days, to end in failure. But his comments were at odds with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who insisted leaving with no deal would not be "as apocalyptic as some people like to pretend". Brexit Secretary David Davis insisted the Government was making contingency 33

March 12, 2017 5:05 PM FARAGE RETURNS? Ex Ukip leader reveals he would stand in South Thanet again

NIGEL Farage has hinted at a return to frontline politics by saying he could stand again for Parliament again. The ex Ukip leader said he would "probably" put himself forward if a fraud probe triggers a by-election in South Thanet. He failed to win the Kent seat at the 2015 general election, being narrowly beaten by Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay 27

March 12, 2017 2:51 PM Brexit and Scotland: ‘Indyref2’ Appears Likely as UK Divorce From EU Looms

LONDON — Scotland's leader has indicated a new vote on independence from Britain could be held next year in response to Brexit — and polls suggest support for secession is rising. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says a ballot is "highly likely" after British voters opted to leave the European Union. Scotland voted against Brexit, but the U.K. overall 41

March 12, 2017 1:48 PM GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat

Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians. The spy agency's computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times. US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election. But Foreign 29

March 12, 2017 1:29 PM Sunday Show Round Up: Government Are Preparing For 'No Deal' In Brexit Negotiations

All you need to know from the Sunday shows David Davis and Liam Fox both say the Government are preparing for ‘no deal’ with the EU, but are confident one can be struck. Lord Heseltine accuses Boris Johnson of using “waffle, charm, delay” to avoid answering tough questions. A report from the Foreign Affairs Select Committee released this morning claimed 47

March 12, 2017 12:58 PM Wille Rennie wants Scottish independence poll blocked

Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie has said he would vote to block holding another independence referendum. Mr Rennie said holding another poll would be "divisive, unhelpful" and not good for Scotland's future. His comments contrast to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said on Saturday that another referendum would be "absolutely fine" 29

March 12, 2017 11:40 AM Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office. In her first public comments since the court's ruling, Park said in statement 31