More than half of all Whitehall departments are failing their own targets to cut the number of flights they use, PoliticsHome can reveal. Since 2016, departments have been required to reduce the number of domestic flights taken by staff and ministers as part of the 'Greening Government' initiative. This is because shorter flights have a much greater environmental impact per person than long-haul flights, as the take-off and landing stages of a flight are the most inefficient.
Alyn Smith MP: "Scotland is hitting all the right notes in Brussels at a time when the UK is hitting all the wrong ones"
With a 15-year career in the European Parliament already under his belt, the SNP’s Alyn Smith has been tipped as a future party leader. Stirling’s new MP talks to Eleanor Langford about his journey to Westminster, independence – and his determination that Scotland will be heard
Ed Miliband harks back to the the infamous bacon sandwich incident
The Tiggers went for a cheeky Nandos
The Commons catering team had a bit of fun
Astronomers captured the first picture of the black hole
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole> Located in the 10 Downing St, Brexit policy unit - scientists say it is surrounded by orbiting wreckage being slowly consumed and now identified as political careers, credibility and trust. https://t.co/GibCwvZ9AV
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Guy Verhofstadt suggested that the UK could rejoin the EU in the next few decades as young voters will demand it.
Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, the European Parliament’s Brexit chief said future generations may regret the country’s decision to leave.
He said: “I think that will happen, yes. It’s difficult to say when actually but there will be a generation, a young generation in the coming decades who will say, ‘what have we done, we want to go back.’”
“It will happen. Maybe I will n...
White men dominate most areas of British public life including politics, law, business, media and sport, according to the Fawcett Society.
Authors of the 2020 Sex and Power Index said the UK was “still generations away from achieving anything close to equality”.
The hard-hitting new report warns that despite some progress, women are still severely under-represented in British institutions.
It also notes a significant lack of women of colour in the public sector, with some bodies employing non...
Boris Johnson is considering plans for new espionage legislation aimed at beefing up security services against attacks from foreign states.
The Prime Minister has been criticised for scrapping protections for child refugees in his new Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
Real term wages are still lower than they were before the financial crisis despite record high employment, new figures show.
The UK employment rate now sits at 76.2% - a new record high but only a 0.1% increase from the start of 2019, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.
Meanwhile, average weekly pay in the year to October 2019 was 4.3% less than the pre-downturn peak of peak of £525 in February 2008, when taking inflation into account.
The Independent Group for Change is shutting down less than a year after it was created after losing all its MPs at the General Election.
A bill guaranteeing a multi-billion cash boost for the NHS will be the first piece of domestic legislation introduced by the new Government.
The bill, which will be set out in the Queen’s Speech on Thursday, will make it illegal for ministers not to provide the health service with an extra £33.9 billion a year by 2023/24.
It will be introduced to Parliament once the Withdrawal Agreement Bill confirming the UK's departure from the EU on 31 January has been passed by MPs.
Boris Johnson has hinted that the BBC licence fee could be scrapped if the Conservatives win the general election.
Channel 4 has been forced to apologise wrongly accusing Boris Johnson of saying he wanted to control the amount of "people of colour" entering the UK after Brexit. The Prime Minister was alleged to have made the remark at a Tory campaign rally in Derbyshire on Thursday.
Dominic Raab is one of the big names who could be unseated in Thursday’s election, according to new analysis by YouGov.
The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has predicted Labour will win a “surprise” majority when the country goes to the polls on Thursday.
Jo Swinson has said she is “proud” of the Liberal Democrats' pro-Remain stance despite a disappointing showing in the general election which saw her lose her seat.