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Bercow calls for independent body to examine Commons bullying claims

Commons Speaker John Bercow has called for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of harassment and bullying in Parliament. He told MPs they must learn the lessons of the expenses scandal,…

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Brexit: David Davis calls for cabinet rebellion over PM’s plan

Image copyright Getty Images Cabinet ministers should “exert their collective authority” and rebel against Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal, ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. The PM has suggested a “temporary customs arrangement” for the…


Keira Knightley calls for mental health funding changes

Image copyright Getty Images Keira Knightley has called for funding for mental health services to be ring-fenced, with more help provided for children and young mothers. The actress revealed last week she had a mental…



UKIP boss Gerard Batten calls for assembly abolition poll

Image caption Gerard Batten said a referendum was “the way forward” UKIP’s UK leader has said he would like to see a referendum on whether the Welsh Assembly should be scrapped. Gerard Batten’s remarks endorse…


Theatre calls for learning disability Oscar winner

Image copyright ITV Image caption Liam Bairstow plays Alex Warner in Coronation Street An inclusive theatre group is challenging the film industry to ensure an actor with a learning disability wins an Oscar by 2030….


George Murdoch murder: Dozens of calls about 1983 Aberdeen killing

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption George Murdoch, with wife Jessie Police investigating the brutal murder of an Aberdeen taxi driver 35 years ago have received dozens of calls since a fresh appeal to help…


Ruth Davidson calls for ‘practical and pragmatic’ Brexit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ruth Davidson told the Tory conference that she stands by Theresa May as prime minister Ruth Davidson has urged her party “go back to Conservative principles” to overcome “deep divisions”…


Tories’ Paul Davies calls for Labour to ‘bring’ on assembly election

Paul Davies says the next Welsh Labour leader will have no mandate to govern in Wales. Calling for a fresh assembly election, the Conservative assembly group leader said: “Bring it on”. He was speaking at…


Davidson calls for Tory Brexit ‘silence’, Thomson disagrees

Ruth Davidson has called for a “period of silence” among her Conservative colleagues to allow the prime minister to get a Brexit deal “over the line”. The Scottish Tory leader said the two years following…


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