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Huawei row: Top civil servant demands leak inquiry co-operation

Image copyright AFP Britain’s top civil servant has demanded ministers co-operate with his inquiry into the leaking of discussions at the National Security Council. Sir Mark Sedwell has written to ministers on the council and their special advisers after the Daily Telegraph reported details of a meeting about Chinese telecoms …

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Political talks plan for Northern Ireland expected

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Stormont has been without a devolved government since January 2017 It is understood the British and Irish governments are planning to set up fresh talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney are …

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Jeremy Corbyn aide appointed Labour complaints boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Laura Murray previously worked in Jeremy Corbyn’s office A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s staff has been made Labour’s head of complaints, amid an ongoing anti-Semitism row. Laura Murray had previously been criticised for intervening in anti-Semitism inquiries led by party staff. The BBC has …

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Trump should address MPs, says Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit the UK from 3 to 5 June US President Donald Trump should address MPs during his state visit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says. A formal address to Parliament is associated with this type of …

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Donald Trump should address UK Parliament, says Jeremy Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit the UK from 3 to 5 June US President Donald Trump should address MPs during his state visit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says. A formal address to Parliament is associated with this type of …

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Huawei leak row: Government ‘cannot exclude’ criminal investigation

Media captionHuawei leak: Minister says he cannot rule out a criminal investigation The government “cannot exclude” a criminal investigation into leaks from a National Security Council meeting. Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright condemned leaks to the Daily Telegraph about discussions on using Huawei technology for the UK’s 5G network. Ex-Defence Secretary …

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Government ‘will not grant indyref2 consent’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Lidington is in Glasgow for a major cybersecurity conference Theresa May’s deputy has said the Scottish Parliament will not be given the power to hold an independence referendum by 2021. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said there was “no evidence” of a surge in …

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