MPs demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer called the ruling “incredibly powerful” Opposition MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its closure unlawful. Parliament was suspended, or prorogued, in the early hours of Tuesday – something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for a new…

Brexit: MPs to hold ‘last chance’ vote on early election

Image copyright EPA The government is to ask MPs to agree to a snap election for a second time, in what could be one of Parliament’s last acts before being suspended. No 10 has billed Monday’s vote as Labour’s “last chance” to secure an early general election. But the government is expected to face a…

Brexit: MPs willing to go to court to enforce delay

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson has previously said he would rather “die in a ditch” than ask for a Brexit delay from the EU MPs, including Tories expelled from the party, are preparing legal action for in case the PM refuses to seek a delay to Brexit. A bill requiring Boris Johnson…

Boris Johnson’s call for general election rejected by MPs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe motion for an early election on 15 October is rejected. Boris Johnson has faced a double defeat in the Commons after MPs turned down his motion for a general election. Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the PM hadn’t agreed…

Anti-no deal Brexit plan backed by most Welsh MPs

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Boris Johnson said he would call for a general election following the vote Politicians opposed to a no-deal Brexit have succeeded in taking control of the Commons agenda with the support of 34 Welsh MPs. Welsh Tory Guto Bebb, the Lib Dems’ Jane Dodds and all Welsh Labour…

Brexit: ‘Election in October’ if MPs block no deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election” The government is expected to table a motion to hold a general election on 14 October if it is defeated by MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday. Boris Johnson said he did not…

Brexit: Tory MPs warned not to rebel against government

Image copyright Getty Images Conservative MPs have been warned not to rebel against the government as opposition MPs plan a law to stop a no-deal Brexit. A senior source from the whips office – which ensures MPs vote in line with the party – said rebels would “destroy” their Brexit negotiating position. Rebels will have…

Philip Hammond: Deselecting Tory MPs over Brexit ‘hypocritical’

Image caption The former chancellor has described a no-deal Brexit as anti-democratic It would be “staggeringly hypocritical” for the government to sack Conservative MPs who rebel over its Brexit plans, former chancellor Philip Hammond says. It comes after the Sun reported No 10 would stop any Tory MP who votes to block a no-deal Brexit…

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, MPs say. The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. It says the government cannot achieve sufficient emissions cuts by swapping…