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Theresa May refuses to commit to adopting recommended Islamophobia definition

Theresa May has refused to commit to adopting the recommended definition of Islamophobia that has been accepted by the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru. → Read More

Tories and Labour reveal plans for votes that could shape Brexit

Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans for tonight’s crunch votes on Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to support Labour’s Brexit plan, plus proposals for a fresh Brexit referendum and a customs union with the EU, but will allow them to vote with their conscience on all the other options. Theresa May, meanwhile, will give Tory MPs a free vote throughout → Read More

Tom Watson’s office in racial discrimination row after ex-employee accuses colleague of harassment and bullying

One of Tom Watson’s senior advisors was allegedly earmarked for redundancy because she was the only “black person on the team”, according to documents seen by The Independent. A complaint has been filed and accepted by the central London Employment Tribunal against the Labour Party by Mr Watson’s former political advisor Sarah Goulbourne who has accused a member of the deputy → Read More

Conservatives criticised for refusing to adopt recommended definition of Islamophobia

The Conservative Party has been criticised for refusing to adopt the definition of Islamophobia produced by the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims. The definition, which was produced after six months of consultations, classifies discrimination against Muslims as a form of racism and has been described as a necessity to tackle the rise of far-right racism. → Read More

Brexit: How newspapers reported 'humiliated' Theresa May's latest commons loss

Theresa May’s Brexit plans were left in ruins after MPs voted to take control from the government and determine Britain’s path out of the European Union. In another dramatic day in the House of Commons, where three ministers resigned and 30 Tory MPs voted against the prime minister, Ms May was dealt another humiliating defeat. → Read More

General election looms after MPs leave Theresa May's Brexit plan in chaos

Theresa May's Brexit strategy has been left in disarray and her leadership under threat after three of her ministers resigned and MPs dramatically voted to take control of the process from the government. A total of 30 Tory MPs defied the party whip and supported a cross-party amendment which will allow MPs to potentially dictate the business of the House of Commons. → Read More

Putney crash: Teenage boy fighting for life after ramming stolen moped into bus during police chase in London

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after crashing a stolen moped into a bus while being chased by police. The 17-year-old had the accident after failing to stop for officers in Putney, south-west London at 1.20am on Monday. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will launch an investigation. The latest incident comes amid heated → Read More

Tories accused of ‘sweeping Islamophobia under the carpet’ after quietly reinstating 15 suspended councillors

The Conservative party has been accused of attempting to “sweep Islamophobia under the carpet” after quietly reinstating 15 councillors suspended over racist or prejudiced social media posts. The party’s disciplinary process has now come under intense scrutiny as CCHQ refused to publish details of their investigations. → Read More

Brexit news – live: Theresa May summons ministers to view mystery documents ahead of emergency cabinet meeting

Theresa May is fighting to stay in power in the face of a reported coup, as a government minister warned MPs of a potential general election. Ahead of an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday morning, senior ministers spent the weekend attempting to oust the prime minister, who clung on to power following meetings with prominent Brexiteer backbenchers including Boris Johnson, → Read More

Tories accused of 'failing to act' after ex-campaign manager posts Islamophobic conspiracy theory in response to New Zealand attack

The Conservative party has been accused of "failing to take action" against a former campaign manager who posted an Islamophobic conspiracy theory video on her Twitter account after the New Zealand attack. → Read More

New Dutch anti-immigration party surges in election days after Utrecht shooting

The centre-right government in the Netherlands has lost its majority in the senate after voters flocked to a new populist party two days after a terrorist attack in Utrecht. The anti-immigration Forum for Democracy party (FrD) is on course to win the most votes and first estimates based on 60 per cent of votes cast showed the new party will become the joint largest in the → Read More

Mother slashes man with sword after catching him molesting her five-year-old daughter, police say

A mother reportedly slashed her boyfriend with a sword after she allegedly caught him molesting her five-year-old daughter. The woman, who has not been identified, walked in on John Lawarren Williams, 25, allegedly abusing her daughter in her home in the US state of Georgia. → Read More

Brexit news – live: Theresa May faces furious backlash after blaming MPs for crisis, as Jeremy Corbyn travels to Brussels to meet EU leaders

Theresa May is facing a mounting angry backlash after a widely criticised statement in which she blamed MPs for the current Brexit crisis, as both she and Jeremy Corbyn head to Brussels for separate talks with EU leaders. The prime minister delivered an address from Downing Street suggesting MPs were at fault for failing to implement the result of the 2016 EU referendum. → Read More

Tory councillor suspended for calling Tommy Robinson a 'patriot' is readmitted to party just 14 days later

A Conservative councillor who was suspended after he retweeted an image describing Tommy Robinson as a “patriot” has been readmitted to the party 13 days later. → Read More

Brexit: Theresa May urged to hold Final Say referendum as nearly 100 elected student leaders sign joint letter

Almost 100 student leaders, representing 825,000 students across the country, have signed a letter calling on the government to hold a Final Say Brexit referendum, The Independent can reveal. → Read More

Brussels says no to Theresa May's June delay plea amid stormy PMQs clashes

Theresa May has requested a “short delay” to Brexit as the European Union ruled out making a decision about an extension this week. In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, the prime minister asked for a three-month extension to Article 50 negotiation process, pushing the scheduled date to leave the EU from 29 March to 30 June. → Read More

Theresa May clashes with Corbyn in PMQs after caving to Brexiteers with request for short delay

Theresa May is set to request only a “short delay” to Brexit as the European Union ruled out making a decision about an extension this week. In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, the prime minister is expected to ask for a three-month extension to Article 50 negotiation process, pushing the scheduled date to leave the EU from 29 March to 30 June. → Read More

Conservatives suspend 25 more members for posting Islamophobic or racist comments on Facebook

Twenty-five Conservative party members have been suspended after posting Islamophobic or racist comments on social media. The members, who were found to have been posting on a pro-Jacob Rees-Mogg Facebook group, have been suspended by the party pending an investigation. One comment mentioned entering a mosque with a rifle while another called to “stop the Islamification of → Read More

Brexit news – live: Theresa May calls cabinet meeting amid constitutional crisis after Bercow leaves EU withdrawal plan in ruins

Theresa May is due to chair a cabinet meeting after the commons speaker dealt a major blow to her Brexit plans. John Bercow blocked another vote in the House of Commons on the prime minister’s Brexit proposals in an extraordinary intervention that some suggested have suggested has created a “constitutional crisis”. → Read More

Theresa May’s former adviser says she should resign to get her Brexit deal through

Theresa May’s former policy advisor has called on the prime minister to pledge that she will step down to win support for her withdrawal agreement from MPs. George Freeman, who chaired the prime minister’s policy board from 2016-2017, has said it is time for a “new leader to reunite the country”. → Read More