Party conference season – what have we learned
With Theresa May’s speech this afternoon bringing the Conservative party conference to an end, we look back at the key issues that have been discussed throughout the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Ukip party conferences.
Hammond tells giant tech firms their limits
Speaking to the 2018 Conservative Party conference, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, raised concerns over the stratospheric rise of “tech giants” – comparing them to the late-19th century monopolies that developed in the United States.
1,000 headteachers to descend on No. 10
Today, nearly 1,000 headteachers from around the UK are expected to march on Downing Street in protest against per pupil funding rates. The march will reach No. 10 this afternoon when they are expected to deliver a petition to the chancellor, Philip Hammond.
Chancellor Philip Hammond announces early Budget
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an early Budget, designed to give MPs more time to debate it in Parliament before their recess on the 6th of November. The earlier date will also prevent the announcement clashing with climactic Brexit negotiations.
Jeremy Corbyn to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to meet the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier this week for talks about the UK’s negotiations over Brexit. Corbyn, who will be accompanied by the Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, has said that a “no-deal” arrangement would be a “national disaster” for the UK.
Russia to send Syria S-300 missile system
Russia has said publicly that it intends to install the potent and sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system in Syrian territory following the the shooting down of a Russian reconnaissance plane last Monday. The Russian defence ministry has said that the move will “significantly increase the Syrian army’s capability.”
61st Report into the UK’s nuclear programme published
The Ministry of Defence (the department) have published their 61st report into the UK’s nuclear programme. The programme, which was first introduced in 1969, has been utilised as part of the government’s security policy.
Theresa May addresses media at No. 10
Theresa May today delivered an unannounced speech on the state of Brexit talks. She called for counter-proposals from the EU and a greater level of respect.