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Today โ€” February 24th 2020SkyNews Politics

PM warned he can't 'blackmail' France into 'bad' Brexit trade deal

France has warned Boris Johnson that it will not be "blackmailed" into accepting a "bad" post-Brexit trade deal because of his refusal to extend the transition period.

  • February 24th 2020 at 13:11

Starmer: 'I don't want to be presumptuous about becoming Labour leader'

Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News that he is not being "presumptuous" in the race for the Labour leadership - and has not talked to anyone about jobs in the shadow cabinet.

  • February 24th 2020 at 10:57

'Higher spending will require higher taxes,' new chancellor warned

The new chancellor will have to raise taxes if the government's plan to "level up" the country is to be financially responsible, according to a study.

  • February 24th 2020 at 08:49

Whitehall seeks HR chief amid concerns about how 'spads' are treated

The Cabinet Office is looking for a civil servant to oversee HR policy for ministers' advisers, amid reported concerns about their treatment by Number 10.

  • February 24th 2020 at 09:40

Priti Patel 'deeply concerned by false allegations' amid claims MI5 'doesn't trust her'

Home Secretary Priti Patel has dismissed claims that MI5 doesn't trust her and that she bullied her department's most senior civil servant.

  • February 24th 2020 at 06:19

Voting begins for Labour leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn

More than 580,000 Labour Party members will start voting for Jeremy Corbyn's successor today ahead of the winner being revealed on 4 April.

  • February 24th 2020 at 04:36

Johnson to begin trade talks with the US 'in two weeks'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to begin trade talks with the US within the coming fortnight, according to a report.

  • February 23rd 2020 at 23:38
Yesterday โ€” February 23rd 2020SkyNews Politics

Nandy admits 'pause for thought' at backing trans pledge

Lisa Nandy has admitted having a "pause for thought" before signing a pro-transgender pledge that has blown up into a Labour row. 

  • February 23rd 2020 at 16:59

Diane Abbott to step down from shadow cabinet

Diane Abbott has confirmed she will not remain in the shadow cabinet when the next Labour leader is elected.

  • February 23rd 2020 at 14:15

Acid-washed chicken from US raised by new environment secretary

The new environment secretary has dismissed fears that chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef could be rolled out in UK supermarkets.

  • February 23rd 2020 at 11:44
Before yesterdaySkyNews Politics

Has 'demanding' home secretary crossed the line?

In any profession, there's a line between being a demanding boss and a straight-up bully. The question being asked in Westminster at the moment is - did Priti Patel cross it?

  • February 21st 2020 at 14:18

UK politicians could see lies flagged by Twitter

UK politicians could face having bright red and orange badges added beneath their tweets if they post lies and misinformation.

  • February 21st 2020 at 13:58

Chancellor has less cash to play with ahead of budget

Britain's new Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing less financial wriggle room ahead of his first budget after the UK recorded a smaller-than-expected surplus.

  • February 21st 2020 at 11:17

Windrush review's finding Home Office 'institutionally racist' now removed - report

A draft conclusion that the Home Office was "institutionally racist" over its "hostile environment" policy towards migrants has been removed from a delayed report into the Windrush scandal, it has emerged.

  • February 21st 2020 at 08:03

Labour figure 'pretty upset' at Blair's trans comments

Tony Blair's plea for Labour not to start a "culture war" over transgender people's rights has sparked fury from one of the party's deputy leadership candidates.

  • February 21st 2020 at 00:01

Home secretary embroiled in bullying allegations row

A bullying allegations row has broken out over the home secretary's alleged treatment of her department's most senior civil servant.

  • February 20th 2020 at 19:33

Corbyn 'happy' to serve in next Labour leader's shadow cabinet

Jeremy Corbyn says he would be "happy" to carry on serving as a senior member of Labour's top team.

  • February 20th 2020 at 17:14

McDonnell declares Assange 'innocent' after 'offensive' Dreyfus comparison

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has declared Julian Assange "innocent" and subject to an attempt by the "establishment" to "victimise" the Wikileaks founder ahead of an extradition hearing.

  • February 20th 2020 at 14:36

Johnson to axe network of business councils

Dozens of business leaders could be forced to relinquish their roles as advisers to the prime minister as part of a shake-up of Boris Johnson's engagements with industry bosses.

  • February 20th 2020 at 13:12

Tony Blair raises prospect of Labour-Lib Dem alliance

Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has raised the prospect of his party teaming up with the Liberal Democrats if they are to win power again.

  • February 20th 2020 at 13:18
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