Brexit: Michael Gove ‘absolutely’ confident in Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May responds to call to stand aside Michael Gove says he “absolutely” has confidence in Theresa May as she pursues her Brexit deal. Rumours had been rife that the environment secretary would follow fellow Brexiteers out of the cabinet in protest at the EU withdrawal agreement. […]

Brexit: BBC correspondents on the draft deal

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has published its long-awaited withdrawal agreement and supporting papers for leaving the EU. The draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement agreed by the Cabinet sets out the terms of the UK’s “divorce” from the EU, over 585 pages. In addition, the EU and the UK published a joint political declaration […]

Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil

Image copyright AFP The pound and shares in housebuilders and banks have fallen sharply after cabinet ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit over Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal. Royal Bank of Scotland sank 9%, with 7% falls for Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments. Sterling fell 1.7% against the dollar and 1.9% […]

Brexit: EU leaders dismiss talk of renegotiating draft agreement

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Merkel said talks to amend the draft agreement were unlikely as a deal was “on the table” EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK’s political situation could make a “no-deal” more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was “no […]

Brexit: ‘PM has broken promises’ – DUP

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Dodds accused Theresa May of ignoring promises she made to the DUP about Northern Ireland over the Brexit deal Parliament has a “clear choice” to stand up for the UK against a draft Brexit deal or allow it to break up the union and make the […]

Lord Lester not suspended over sexual harassment claims

Image copyright PA Former Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester, who has been accused of sexual harassment, will not be immediately suspended from the House of Lords. The Lords committee that oversees members’ behaviour had written a report recommending that Lord Lester of Herne Hill be immediately suspended. But the issue was debated on Thursday, and […]

Carwyn Jones shifts Brexit poll stance as crisis deepens

Image caption Carwyn Jones said it was one of the worst crises he had ever seen in politics A new Brexit referendum should be held if the prime minister is replaced and no general election is called, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. He said two cabinet ministers quitting over the draft Brexit deal was […]

Brexit: Scottish Tory MP urges Mundell to quit over EU agreement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mundell says he is staying as Scottish Secretary The Scottish secretary has been urged to quit by one of his own colleagues over the draft Brexit deal. In a WhatsApp message to David Mundell, Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson said “no Unionist” could support the proposals. […]

Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her “head and her heart” that it is in the best interests of the UK Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU. The PM secured her cabinet’s backing […]