SNP MPs certain to oppose Article 50
Scotland's Brexit minister has said there are no circumstances in which SNP MPs would back triggering Article 50. Mike Russell told the BBC Sunday Politics Scotland programme that ..
Theresa May is to shake up technical education as part of an industrial strategy for a post-Brexit UK. The prime minister is due to set out the strategy on Monday at her first regi..
Neil Coyle says that "facts have not changed" and he will vote for the UK to stay in the EU, and will be one of 40 to 80 MPs to vote against triggering Article 50. The Labour MP to..
Theresa May has said the UK will emerge from Brexit as a "great, global trading nation", becoming "safer, more secure and more prosperous". But in April - before the EU referendum ..
MPs' Brexit vote
Prime Minister Theresa May has said Parliament will vote on the final deal that is agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union. This came after months of wrangling ove..
Former chancellor George Osborne is to join the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock, as a part-time adviser. He starts on 1 February, providing "perspectives on European politi..
A former head of the European Commission's customs procedures unit has claimed that controls at the Irish border will return post-Brexit. It currently allows tariff and paperwork-f..
Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood have said a plan setting out Wales' needs from Brexit talks is "not a list of demands". The first minister and Plaid Cymru leader will reveal their pla..
The distinguished audience members were too polite to heckle. But the eye rolling, frowns and audible tutting made it quite clear how the Brexiteers' message was going down with Ge..
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet President Donald Trump next week in Washington DC, the BBC understands. Mrs May will be one of the first foreign leaders to meet the new US pre..
Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will "destroy" the Good Friday Agreement, Gerry Adams has claimed. Speaking at a conference in Dublin on Saturday the Sinn Féin president clai..
The UK has been told it will have to relax its immigration rules for Australians if it wants a free trade deal with Canberra. Alexander Downer, Australia's high commissioner to the..
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall will stand in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election on 23 February, the party has said. A by-election was triggered earlier this month when Labour MP Tris..
Taking on Trump
Thousands of women - and some men - are preparing to march in 14 UK cities and towns on Saturday, the first day of Donald Trump's US presidency. But what is the Women's March all a..
The German economy will pay a "high price" if its leaders make life hard for the UK over Brexit, British pro-Leave campaigners are to warn. John Longworth, co-chair of Leave means ..
A rally in Nigeria to show support for Donald Trump as he was inaugurated as US president turned violent, injuring several people, police say. The event in the southern oil hub of ..
By-elections sparked by the resignations of Labour MPs Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed are to be held on 23 February, the party has said. Mr Hunt announced his decision to quit as MP ..
Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned the process of exiting the EU is likely to last long beyond the two year time frame stipulated by law. He said the UK's exit was not just about..
Dozens of Labour MPs might be prepared to go against the party's leadership if there is a vote on starting the Brexit process, the BBC understands. Jeremy Corbyn has said all his M..
Migrants, trade and aid
Donald Trump won the US presidency after suggesting he would make big changes in the way his country relates to the rest of the world. So what does his move to the White House mean..
Who should be called an expat?
What is an expatriate, exactly? And when is an expat an immigrant — or not? The word expat is loaded. It carries many connotations, preconceptions and assumptions about class, educ..
Nottingham could be set to bid to be a European Capital of Culture in 2023, the BBC understands. As well as prestige, the title gave an economic boost to previous UK holders, Glasg..
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to use his first speech in Scotland in 2017 to attack the SNP's budget. Mr Corbyn will make a speech in Glasgow to accuse the Scottish government of ..
Jeremy Corbyn says he will ask his MPs to vote for the Article 50 Brexit process to begin, if the government is forced to seek Parliament's approval. He said it was "very clear" hi..
If you ever wanted to see what Boris Johnson would look like mocked up as Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, then look no further than the Sun. The paper mocks those who took offen..
He has played many of Shakespeare's greats and been lauded for film roles in Star Trek and X-Men. But now, Sir Patrick Stewart is to tackle perhaps his most surprising role to date..
Will you live to be 100 years old? Even if you don't - it's pretty likely your children or your grandchildren will. While Brexit, China and Trump may be dominating the news out of ..
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech has been given top billing. She's in the central hall - the largest space available - to accommodate th..
Prime Minister Theresa May has had "positive discussion" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London. They talked about what had attracted t..
A step nearer?
Prime Minister Theresa May made clear this week the UK is to leave the EU's single market. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had wanted the UK to stay in. So, does that mea..
In other news, Boris Johnson cemented his place as the "Basil Fawlty of international diplomacy" yesterday, when he seemingly compared French president Francois Hollande to an abus..
Sinn Féin is threatening to pull out of the Joint Ministerial Council over concerns about negotiations for the UK to leave the EU. The party's Infrastructure Minister, Chris Hazzar..
Wife Swap is to return for a one-off Brexit special, Channel 4 has announced. The hour-long episode will see two couples from different sides of the Brexit debate swap families. "W..
Brexit will not be positive for either Britain or the EU, according to Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. He said growth would be lower..
It's not on a boat, it's not on a plane, it's on a train. The newest way to send your freight from China to Europe involves spending 15 days on a train that doesn't have a buffet c..
If Brexit is going to end up feeling like a long toe-to-toe boxing match then at last we can say that the first round is over. The European side for the moment is still acting as i..
Theresa May will tell leaders the UK is "open for business" when she speaks at the World Economic Forum. At the gathering of business and government leaders in Switzerland, the PM ..
NHS staff shortages seem an everyday fact of life - or at least a factor mentioned in several news stories each week. But why do these shortages persist and is there anything that ..
The Scottish government's Brexit document is to be discussed at a gathering of ministers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The meeting, which will also involve Conservativ..
City banks warn of Brexit job moves
Two of the largest investment banks in the City of London have confirmed that some staff will definitely have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU. HSBC's chief executive, Stua..
A painting by one of the legendary figures of surrealist art has finally been bought after the effects of Brexit put the sale at risk. The price of Message of the Forest, painted b..
The SNP has accused Theresa May of pursuing a "little Britain Brexit" which could lead to 80,000 job losses in Scotland. The claim by nationalist MP Angus Robertson came during Pri..
UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million
UK unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to November - the lowest level for more than a decade - official figures showed. The jobless rate was steady at an..
Strong food sales gave Scottish retailers a boost over the vital Christmas period, according to a report. The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and accountants KPMG found total sale..
Theresa May has said she is prepared to take Britain out of the single market to embrace a global future. The prime minister set out 12 priorities for the deal she hopes to achieve..
Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum is more likely given Theresa May's plan for a hard Brexit. The 12 guiding principles as set out by the prime minister included..
The "pram-pushing hitman" who shot a man outside a Glasgow primary school is pictured on the front page of The Scottish Sun. The photograph was taken by a parent who thought he loo..
A senior member of the European Parliament has rejected any possibility of a separate deal to allow Scotland to remain in the single market. Elmar Brok, chairman of the parliament'..
Rise in number of Scots seeking work
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 11,000 between September and November 2016, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that unemployment in..
What is “responsive and responsible leadership”? The World Economic Forum (WEF) is anointing this idea (or goal, or label, take your pick) as its theme for the 2017 Davos gathering..
Theresa May's Brexit speech was broadly welcomed by UK business and finance for adding clarity. But the widespread reaction was that it's the final detail of the EU exit terms that..
It cannot be said Britain will begin its exit from the EU with no destination in mind. After today we have the clearest idea of the deal Theresa May wants: UK access to the Europea..
Other countries are "queuing up" to sign trade deals with the UK once it leaves the EU, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary also said the UK would not be "hauling up the ..
Italian conservative Antonio Tajani has been elected the new president of the European Parliament. Mr Tajani, 63, is a former spokesman for Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and an ex-Euro..
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech is being seen in Europe as the "hard" option of full UK withdrawal - and there is some relief that the British position is clearer now. "..
Exiting the European Customs Union creates a "hard border on the island of Ireland", Sinn Féin has said. Outlining her plans for the UK leaving the EU, Theresa May said Brexit mean..
Welsh politicians have clashed over Theresa May's announcement that the UK should leave the EU single market. In a speech, the prime minister said staying in the single market woul..
2016. The year in which populist forces across the developed world gained momentum, sowing the seeds of nationalism, protesting against mass immigration and rolling back the tide o..
UK inflation rate jumps to 1.6%
Rising air fares and food prices helped to push up UK inflation to its highest rate since July 2014 in December. The rise was bigger than expected, with analysts having predicted 1..
Apple is to put up the price it charges for apps in the UK, India and Turkey. That represents a 25% rise over the previous currency conversion, which was 79p. "Price tiers on the A..
Theresa May's speech on Brexit on Tuesday has been hotly-anticipated because it will reportedly reveal the most detail so far about the government's plans for leaving the EU. Here'..
FOI: Expat stats
Many more expat UK pensioners rely on European healthcare under reciprocal healthcare agreements than UK-based European pensioners rely on the NHS. While 70,000 retired Brits use S..
David Cameron should not become leader of Nato as his "talents do not include wisely judging strategic issues", a senior Conservative MP has warned. Julian Lewis, chairman of the D..
MSPs are to debate Scotland's future relationship with Europe as the prime minister prepares to deliver a highly-anticipated speech on Brexit. Theresa May's speech will set out how..
The UK will not retain "partial" membership of the EU once it leaves, Theresa May will say in her much-anticipated Brexit speech. The PM will tell other European countries the UK w..
French President Francois Hollande has brushed off stinging criticism of Germany's liberal migrant policy by US President-elect Donald Trump. "[Europe] has no need for outside advi..
Rough guide to Davos
It's that time of year when the rich, powerful and downright famous head to a Swiss mountain village to discuss the big issues of the day and attempt to put the world to rights. Th..
Trump, China and Brexit to dominate
China, Donald Trump and Brexit are set to dominate this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. Xi Jinping will be the first Chinese president to attend the annual meet..
The next move in UK interest rates could be up or down, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has again warned. At present, UK households appeared to be "entirely looking through Br..
The Welsh Government has defended spending more than £84,000 on the Brexit case at the Supreme Court. Ministers intervened over whether the Article 50 process to leave the EU can b..
Nicola Sturgeon's attempts to calm fears over the NHS in Scotland have suffered a significant setback after one of the country's most senior doctors warned the service is at "break..
Two former first ministers have called for "radical" changes to the Scottish Parliament and its electoral system. Jack McConnell suggested introducing term limits on list MSPs, who..
UK bosses are more optimistic about their firms' prospects than a year ago, despite fears the Brexit vote could hamper growth, a survey suggests. Some 89% of UK chief executives ar..
Q&A: Stormont crisis
A guide to what is behind the current crisis in Northern Ireland's political institutions. Northern Ireland has a power-sharing government, in which Irish nationalists and unionist..
The likelihood that Northern Ireland will soon be going to the polls for another assembly election dominates the front pages on Monday morning. The Belfast Telegraph's headline is ..
IMF raises UK's growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast for the UK's economic growth this year, following a better than expected economic performance since the Brexit vote. T..
The claim: The UK and USA can quickly negotiate a trade deal Reality Check verdict: The earliest we could possibly get a deal is 2019, when the UK leaves the EU under the governmen..
It's only gone and done it again. Like an unworldly maiden, sterling has fallen into a swoon after reports suggested that Theresa May was aiming for a hard Brexit. That means the p..
Donald Trump has given his first UK interview since being elected US president, speaking to Conservative MP and Times writer Michael Gove. Here are a selection key quotes, and some..
Joe Miller: Defeat of Davos
Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive? It's all too easy to t..
A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nato is "obsolete" has caused "worry" in the alliance, Germany's foreign minister has said. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was ..
The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. The charity said its figures, which cri..
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed two upcoming by-elections as an opportunity to challenge the government. Asked if his Labour leadership was "toast" if the party did not hold on..
The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the ..
The pound has fallen against the dollar to below $1.20 ahead of a key speech from Theresa May on Brexit this week. Sterling fell 1.5% against the US currency on Sunday to its lowes..
US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made "one very catastrophic mistake" by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Euro..
People flying to the UK could face "severe disruption" after Brexit unless the Border Force employs more people, airports have warned. The Airport Operators Association said more s..
Theresa May's Brexit plan "could see the UK quit the EU single market", according to many of Sunday's front pages. "May's big gamble on a clean Brexit," is the main headline in the..
The UK may be forced to change its "economic model" if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Mr Hammond said the government would ..
The Northern Ireland secretary of state has said he is not contemplating any alternatives to devolved government in Northern Ireland. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, James ..
Theresa May is expected to reveal her most detailed insight yet into her approach to Brexit negotiations. In a speech on Tuesday, she will urge people to give up on the "insults" a..
Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory shake-ups they have ever faced. There's a five-letter acronym regularly muttered in ..
Theresa May's plan to make GPs in England open their surgeries seven days a week features on several of Saturday's front pages. The Daily Mail says the "personal intervention" by t..
A Plaid Cymru MP is "dismayed" fellow MPs will not insist on a Welsh say on the final terms of leaving the EU. Jonathan Edwards, the committee's only Welsh member, accused Labour M..