Politics

Jess Phillips gets a promotion

Labour MP and now government minister Jess Phillips is back for one last episode with Beth and Ruth. 

Prisoners to be released after serving 40% of sentence to alleviate overcrowding

Prisoners who have served 40% of their sentence will be released to help alleviate overcrowding, the government has announced.

Labour can blame the Conservatives for prisons crisis for now - but tough choices are coming

Shabana Mahmood, the new justice secretary, painted a bleak picture in her speech today, announcing that prisons are nearly full and inmates will have…

Starmer had a successful NATO summit but it will only get harder when he arrives home

Sir Keir Starmer has wrapped his first NATO summit just a week since that exit poll dropped predicting his landslide majority. 

Sir Keir Starmer refuses to put 'arbitrary date' on 2.5% defence spending target

Sir Keir Starmer has refused to put a date on when he will increase defence spending to 2.5% of national income.

1.6 million children now affected by two-child benefit cap as Starmer faces pressure to scrap it

A total of 1.6 million children are now affected by the two-child benefit cap as the Labour government faces pressure to lift it.

Starmer 'doubles down' on promise for assisted dying vote - but hints it could take a year

Sir Keir Starmer has "doubled down" on his promise to hold a free vote on assisted dying in the future.

Wes Streeting says 'bear with' government on two-child benefit cap - as PM Sir Keir Starmer faces first…

Health Secretary Wes Streeting has urged people to "bear with" the government as it struggles to afford all the policies it wants to implement.

News website denies sacked Welsh minister was behind leak

A news website in Wales has claimed the minister sacked over allegedly a leaking text from the first minister was not the source for their story.

An election landslide, the Oval Office, and what his parents would have thought - an insight into Starmer's…

Imagine being Sir Keir Starmer.

Starmer insists Biden 'on good form' after meeting at White House

Sir Keir Starmer has said Joe Biden was "on good form" after a meeting with the US president at the White House during the NATO summit.

Biden particularly pleased to welcome Europe-leaning Starmer who is promising both change and continuity…

The special relationship between the US and UK is forged on shared history, common values, and diplomatic ties that are far deeper and enduring that…

Keir scores at the White House

Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are here with their guide to the day ahead in politics.

'They can't wait any longer': Families say Labour has 'responsibility' to act on 'injustice' of indefinite…

Sir Keir Starmer has been told "no more time can be wasted" in solving the IPP prisoner scandal that has left thousands of offenders languishing indefinitely…

Starmer flexes diplomatic muscles at NATO summit - his first overseas visit as PM

Sir Keir Starmer is on his first overseas visit as prime minister at a NATO summit where he will flex his diplomatic muscles.