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Ian Blackford has announced he will step down as leader of the Scottish National party at Westminster and will be replaced at next week’s parliamentary party AGM. Blackford’s surprising statement comes just a week after he told the Scotsman newspaper he had no intention of quitting and that he looked “forward to being the MP that leads the SNP group...

Top Tories rebelling against Sunak ‘spells real danger’ for the government

Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure with growing numbers of disgruntled Conservative MPs rebelling over onshore wind farms, planning reforms and a proposed crackdown on overseas students. Former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss signed a rebel amendment last...

Sturgeon fights on after Supreme Court rules against IndyRef2

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to make the next election a referendum on Scottish independence after the UK’s Supreme Court ruled against the SNP’s bid for a ballot in 2023. Scotland’s...

Paris takes over from London as Europe’s biggest stock market

London has lost its crown as the home of Europe’s largest stock market to Paris for the first time since records began in 2003. Stock values in Paris have wiped...

Transgender bill passes first Holyrood hurdle despite SNP backbench revolt

The Scottish parliament has overwhelmingly voted through the first stage of a transgender recognition bill despite a revolt by Scottish National party (SNP) backbenchers and the resignation of a...
NI Assembly

NI Assembly in last ditch attempt to avoid December election

Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol have in effect kept the doors at Stormont shut. The election earlier this year saw Sinn Fein take pole position, but the DUP has refused to instate Michelle...

Braverman back as home secretary six days after breaking ministerial code

Suella Braverman has been reappointed home secretary less than a week after plunging Liz Truss’s government into a death spiral. The successor Rishi Sunak started his first hours as prime minister with a reshuffle of...

UK faces ‘profound economic challenge’ warns new PM Rishi Sunak

The UK’s new prime minister Rishi Sunak has warned the country that “there is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge.” In his first comments after being named PM Sunak said: “We now need...

Sunak set for No 10 after Johnson drops out

Rishi Sunak is set to become the UK’s third prime minister this year after Boris Johnson dropped out of the Conservative party leadership race. While Johnson never formally declared his candidacy, he withdrew from the...
PM

PM clinging on by a thread after stinging Braverman resignation

According to some MPs, the PM has 12 hours to save her job. Her position yesterday became even more untenable after the resignation of Suella Braverman. At this point, the Conservative party is in...