• 17 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Reserve military officers could be called up for a year of service as part of government plans for a no-deal Brexit.It comes after the defence secretary said 3,500 troops were "held at readiness" to help if the UK crashes out of the EU.The official call-up order was made in a ministerial statement on Thursday.Labour, which is...

  • 18 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright EPA/BBC Image caption Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Lehmann are among the letter's signatories Leading German figures have written to the UK asking it to stay in the EU.The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union - and likely successor to Angela Merkel - Annegret...

  • 18 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage 'looking for new party'Nigel Farage says he is ready to fight the European elections in May if Brexit is delayed.The former UKIP leader, who quit his party in December, said he was seeking "the right political vehicle".As things stand, the European Parliament is axing most of the...

  • By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 18 January 2019 Related TopicsReality Check The claim: Boris Johnson told a Channel 4 News reporter that he "didn't say anything about Turkey during the referendum. Since I made no remarks…I can't disown them".Reality Check verdict: Boris Johnson talked about the issue of Turkey joining the EU several times in the lead-up to 23 June...

  • By Chris Mason Political correspondent, BBC News 18 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires.Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow's "bias"...

  • 18 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were "willing to put the work in".He said more deals were coming, after signing...

  • 16 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright AFP MPs have voted for Theresa May's government to continue, rejecting Labour's motion of no confidence by 325 votes to 306.To find out how your MP voted, use the look-up below.MPs have voted entirely along party lines, resulting in a majority of 19 in support of Theresa May's government. Please upgrade your browser to view this interactive...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption Fiona Onasanya was issued the speeding ticket a week after she was elected as MP An MP has appealed against her conviction for perverting the course of justice after lying about who was driving a speeding car.Fiona Onasanya was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury of lying about who was behind the wheel when her car was caught doing 41mph in a 30mph...

  • By Jayne McCormack BBC News NI Political Reporter 17 January 2019 Related TopicsConfidence vote in Theresa May Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The DUP insists it will not support a Brexit plan unless the Irish border backstop is time-limited or removed from the withdrawal deal On Wednesday, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) held up its end of the confidence-and-supply pact it shares...

  • Nuclear plant in Anglesey suspended by Hitachi 17 January 2019 Related TopicsWylfa nuclear power Image copyright Horizon Nuclear Hitachi has said it will suspend work on a multi-billion-pound UK nuclear project because of rising costs.The decision puts thousands of jobs at risk if the £13bn plant at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, north Wales, is scrapped.The Japanese firm had been in talks with...

  • 17 January 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolitical Thinking with Nick RobinsonA Tory MP who has put forward a plan to block a no-deal Brexit says ministers have told him they will quit, if they are ordered to vote against it.His cross-party bill would force Theresa May to request an extension of Article 50 if she can't get a deal approved by MPs by the end of...

  • 17 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Brexit Secretary David Davis was among those who went to the Cabinet Office for talks Prime Minister Theresa May has been holding talks with MPs in the aftermath of the heavy defeat of her Brexit deal in the Commons - and following a slim victory in a no-confidence vote. Environment Secretary Michael Gove,...

  • 17 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not hold talks with Theresa May until she rules out a no-deal Brexit.He dismissed the prime minister's offer to meet him and other party leaders - to discuss the way ahead after her deal was rejected by MPs - as a "stunt".And he said Labour would table further no-confidence motions in the government "if...

  • 17 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" to find a way forwardTheresa May has urged Jeremy Corbyn to discuss his Brexit plans with her, after he said he would not take part in talks until "no deal" was ruled out.In a letter to the Labour leader, the PM wrote that ruling...

  • 16 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright AFP Chancellor Philip Hammond has raised the possibility of an extension to Article 50, the process by which the UK is due to exit the EU. In a call with business leaders on Tuesday evening, Mr Hammond sought to reassure the business community that a "no-deal" Brexit could be avoided.According to the CBI, he outlined how the 29 March...

  • 16 January 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Tusk hinted that cancelling Brexit is "the only positive solution" European Council President Donald Tusk has hinted that the UK should stay in the EU, after the prime minister's Brexit deal was rejected in parliament."If a deal is impossible, and no-one wants no deal, then who will finally have the...

  • 16 January 2019 comments Image copyright PA The UK inflation rate fell to 2.1% in December, from 2.3% the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure was the lowest in nearly two years, pushed down by petrol price falls.The inflation reading was in line with analysts' expectations.The figure is close to the Bank of England's target...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright PA Low-level letterboxes should be banned to prevent postal workers straining their backs or being bitten by dogs, a Conservative MP has said.Proposing new legislation, just before MPs began debating a no-confidence motion in the government over Brexit, Vicky Ford said it was a "key issue".She called for all new letterboxes to be installed between 70cm and...

  • 16 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Theresa May is making a last ditch bid to save her Brexit deal after suffering a crushing defeat in a Commons vote on it. Britain is still on course to leave the EU, but nobody knows whether it will be with a deal or not, or whether there will be a general election or a second referendum.You can read about all the likely scenarios here.But here are some...

  • 15 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit After days of debate MPs have decisively rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202.Nearly 120 Conservative MPs voted against their leader. To find out how your MP voted use the look-up below. Please upgrade your browser to view this interactive Click here if you cannot see the look-up. Data from Commons Votes Services. Only three...