Live: Theresa May faces leadership challenge as multiple ministers quit over her Brexit deal

Getty This is Business Insider’s politics live-blog charting the latest developments as May’s Brexit deal continues to unravel. Refresh the page for updates. LONDON — Theresa May suffered a huge blow to her authority on Thursday as multiple ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work & Pensions Secretary Esther McVey resigned in protest at […]

Glitchy Tory app allowed anyone to log in as MPs, ministers

A bugged phone app released by the British Conservatives for an annual party conference has allowed any ordinary person to log in as an MP or even a minister, accessing officials’ private data. Read more A glitch in a simple conference app embarrassed British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party as it allowed general public […]

Trans people won’t get legal access to public single-sex spaces, ministers pledge

Trans people will not be legally entitled to access single-sex spaces, the government said. The Equalities Commission said the rights of those identifying as female should not override those of women who are biologically female. Despite warnings from rights campaigners that single-sex facilities, such as toilets and changing rooms, discriminate against the transgender community, the […]

As NATO chief pleads for alliance unity, MoD ministers warn ‘Russia is preparing for war’ (VIDEO)

Ahead of next month’s NATO meeting, Jens Stoltenberg used Thursday’s London speech to appeal for unity despite disagreements. Meanwhile, Tory ministers warned “Russia is preparing for war” amid a funding row with Downing Street. Speaking at Lancaster House ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May at No.10, the Secretary-General Stoltenberg said the bond […]

Israeli ministers approve bill to ban filming of IDF actions, despite opposition of Attorney General

A controversial bill that criminalizes filming IDF soldiers has been advanced by an Israeli government committee. The Israeli Attorney General, however, said it would not withstand a constitutional review in its current form. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which determines the coalition government’s position on all pending bills, has green-lighted the legislation, which envisages penalties […]

French President Macron called Australian Prime Minister’s wife ‘delicious’ during a speech

Mick Tsikas/AP French President Emmanuel Macron gave thanks to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a speech on Wednesday. Macron appeared to call Lucy Turnbull, the prime minister’s wife, “delicious.” People on social media took notice of the comment. When French President Emmanuel Macron gave thanks to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a speech […]

'Obliged but opposed': Sturgeon powerless to stop ex-Catalan ministers extradition to Spain

A former Catalan minister who fled to Scotland is to hand herself over to police, after a warrant was issued for her arrest, which the Scottish government opposes. It comes as the former Catalan president was detained in Germany. A European arrest warrant was reactivated for Clara Ponsatí, as well as for former Catalan president […]

Theresa May’s ministers repeatedly warned that Brexit would put Britain at risk from Russia

Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP LONDON — This week Prime Minister Theresa May received the backing of Britain’s European allies after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. European Council President, Donald Tusk, was one of the first to offer his “full solidarity” to the UK and said he […]

‘Worse than Afrin’: Erdogan’s aide threatens to ‘break legs’ of Greek ministers over disputed isles

Greek officials who set foot on contested islands in the Aegean Sea will face Turkey’s wrath that will be “worse than that in Afrin,” a Turkish presidential advisor has charged. Athens swiftly denounced his rant. “We will break the arms and legs of the [Greek] Prime Minister [Alexis Tsipras] or of any minister, who dares […]