May and Dutch PM condemn Russia’s ‘disregard for global values’ – Politics live | Politics

With her party conference over, Theresa May now faces the challenge of trying to agree the outline of a Brexit deal with the EU before the “moment of truth” October summit taking place a fortnight today. That is not the ultimate deadline for a deal, but Donald Tusk, the European council president, has said he …

Theresa May v the ‘Great Twatsby’ at the Tories’ Groundhog conference | Politics

When David Cameron held his referendum to “settle the issue of Europe for a generation”, I wonder if he envisaged a Conservative party conference like this one taking place more than two years after the fact. It is the third conference since the EU referendum, and the second since article 50 was triggered. The Tories …

May delivers conference speech as Tory MP joins calls for no confidence vote – Politics live | Politics

A party that is decent, moderate and patriotic. One that puts the national interest first. Delivers on the issues they care about. And is comfortable with modern Britain in all its diversity. We must show everyone in this country that we are that party. A party that conserves the best of our inheritance but is …

EU citizens lose priority under post-Brexit immigration plans | UK news

EU citizens will no longer be given priority to live and work in Britain, in a radical overhaul of immigration policy after Brexit which Theresa May said “ends freedom of movement once and for all”. The prime minister said high-skilled staff who want to live and work in Britain will be given priority while low-skilled …

‘MeToo must become WeToo’: Jacinda Ardern’s speech to UN rebuts Trump | Politics

The prime minister of New Zealand has been met with thunderous applause at the UN for her speech espousing global cooperation and kindness from world leaders, in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s portentous rejection of globalism earlier in the week. Jacinda Ardern’s national statement was viewed by many commentators as a direct rebuttal to the …

EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals | World news

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of …

Jewish event at Labour conference abandoned after bomb scare | Politics

A fringe event at the Labour party conference hosted by the Jewish Voice for Labour group was abandoned because of a bomb threat on Tuesday evening, organisers have said. The building hosting the event in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter was evacuated after a phone call from a man specifically mentioning Jews and saying that two devices …

Starmer opens Labour’s Brexit debate and says ‘nobody is ruling out remain’ – Politics live | Politics

When Keir Starmer says Labour must campaign for a public vote with remain as an option and he gets standing ovation from our party, you know just how far we’ve come in the past few weeks. Labour is united around a policy that can not only help us the next election but will ensue we …

Ministers warn harder Brexit risks breaking up Britain | Politics

Theresa May is being warned by cabinet colleagues that a shift towards a harder Brexit will hasten the break-up of the UK, amid a renewed attempt by Brexiters to secure a clean split from the European Union. With senior Tories warning that the prime minister now risks a diplomatic calamity on the scale of the …

Chequers unacceptable because it would undermine single market, say EU leaders as summit ends – Politics live | Politics

I’ve come to the conclusion that this “put up, shut up” attitude of the prime minister’s – it’s Chequers or nothing – you do as you’re told or else, is a massive insult, not only to my colleagues but also to the voters. She is playing a game of Russian Roulette with the country which …