MPs vote after Commons debate on Heathrow third runway – Politics live | Politics

The position of Heathrow Ltd is … this is an exceedingly dodgy company by any reckoning. Last year, its profits were just over £500m, it remitted in dividends over £700m, it is extracting rent in the form of monopoly rent from its existing holdings – particularly its monopoly control over car parks – it has …

Voters rally behind Erdoğan’s rival as Turkey goes to the polls | World news

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish voters turned out on to the streets and squares of Istanbul on Saturday for a final day of rallies ahead of crucial presidential and parliamentary elections taking place on Sunday. In a remarkable display of his growing popularity, opposition candidate Muharrem İnce drew at least a million people to a …

BBC staff caught up in claims of sexual assault at Welsh assembly | Media

When BBC journalists began investigating the treatment of staff at the Welsh assembly, they were expecting to find accusations of bullying and mistreatment by politicians. Unexpectedly they uncovered claims of sexual assault against the BBC’s own staff. The corporation sent an anonymous survey to 247 employees who work for assembly members in April. Thirty people …

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash over NHS funding at PMQs – Politics live | Politics

7.21am EDT07:21 Corbyn says under Labour the NHS increase would be 5% this year. And what is her offer – a promise without saying where any of it would come from, apart from phantom taxes Hammond is presumably dreaming up now. But there is a human element to this. He quotes from a letter from …

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed from jail | World news

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Thursday after spending 30 days in custody for staging an unsanctioned protest. Soon after his release Navalny said in an Instagram post that the jail where he was held had received a massive face-lift ahead of the World Cup, apparently in anticipation of arresting rowdy foreign fans. …

SNP MPs walk out of Commons in protest over Brexit debate | Politics

Prime minister’s questions descended into pandemonium in the Commons after Scottish National party MPs walked out en masse as part of a protest over the lack of time given to debate devolution issues connected to Brexit. The party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, was ejected on Wednesday for repeatedly refusing to sit down after the Speaker, …

‘Winning an election isn’t about facts’: Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore face MPs’ questions – live | UK news

8.46am EDT08:46 Matheson asks how much money Banks gave to the Leave side of the referendum. Banks “doesn’t have the information”, Matheson quotes £9.6m at him, and Banks doesn’t confirm or deny. Matheson asks about an extra £12m that the Guardian said was lent in kind. Banks says a correction in the online version of …

Brexit: Justice minister Phillip Lee resigns ahead of key debate – Politics live | Politics

Another big parliamentary challenge for Brexit is coming this afternoon, but Theresa May will be more optimistic than might have been expected a few weeks ago, when the House of Lords was merrily rewriting her EU withdrawal bill to give it much more of a remain flavour and the prospect of all those defeats being …

Theresa May reiterates strong relationship with US despite slights | World news

Despite repeatedly embarrassing the British prime minister at a politically bruising G7 summit in Quebec, Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK next month would still appear to be on. Theresa May insisted that she had exchanged warm greetings with the US president and he had said how much he was “looking forward” to his …