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The largely unexpected election results have led to a much stronger opposition in Westminster, mainly through the increase in Labour seats. The result, which also saw the collapse of the UKIP vote, is being widely interpreted as a shift in public mood against austerity policies and a ‘hard Brexit’. The…
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said he wants the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to "change its position" on LGBTI issues. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government. Mr Mundell, Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire,…
Parts of the Tory manifesto will be "pruned away" as Theresa May prepares for a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election. The Prime Minister sought to stave off another Tory civil war ahead of her appearance…
Theresa May will seek to stay on as Prime Minister and Tory leader despite failing to win a majority after her decision to hold a snap election backfired spectacularly. As the June 8 poll ended in a hung parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority in the House of…
Jeremy Corbyn has said reducing poverty would be at the heart of his Labour government in his final broadcast interview before polling day. During an interview with the Big Issue, the Labour leader also shared his thoughts on how his cat would deal with life at Downing Street, as well…
Thousands of operations have been cancelled because hospital beds are not available, the Liberal Democrats have said. New figures released by the party show that across 40 NHS organisations in England, 10,259 operations were cancelled last year due to beds not being available. This represents a 57% increase from 2014…
Conservative plans to means-test the winter fuel allowance for pensioners could lead to almost 4,000 more deaths this winter, Labour has claimed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Tory programme - including scrapping the pensions "triple lock" and changes to social care - represented "the single biggest attack on pensioners…
Patient safety should not be compromised in order to meet financial targets, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The report comes as new figures suggest the NHS is now planning to delay or cancel spending in half of local areas this year to balance the books. The King's Fund's…
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