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Government adviser sacked for ‘white supremacist’ language

Sir Roger Scruton, an academic who chaired the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, was dismissed after telling the New Statesman that Islamophobia was "a propaganda word invented by the Muslim Brotherhood in order to stop discussion of a major issue"

May in diplomatic dash to Berlin and Paris to get support...

Theresa May will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this morning, before later travelling to Paris to hold talks with President Emmanuel Macron

Labour MPs might ensure Theresa May isn’t gone as PM anytime...

It was the price some Tory MPs had named for their support and - as they emerged from a packed committee room 14 in the Palace of Westminster - some praised her dignity

EU is gambling that PM’s red lines may not matter much...

In addition to talking about a Brexit extension, she said she was looking forward to being involved in discussions on some of the "many challenges" the continent faces - be it the future strategy towards China, climate change or tackling online disinformation

Jeremy Corbyn to hold cross-party talks to break Brexit deadlock

Mrs May had been expected to hold the latest "meaningful vote" on her Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday, but there is growing uncertainty over whether that will happen

Theresa May pleads with MPs to act like ‘patriots’ in an...

It comes as ministers continue efforts to win the backing of the DUP, and more Tory Brexiteers indicate they may be prepared to reluctantly vote for Mrs May's deal next week

Tory chair Brandon Lewis accused of failing to act on Facebook...

According to emails obtained by Buzzfeed News, a "party official" contacted Mr Lewis and the complaints department last October asking them to investigate whether party members were among the subscribers of a Facebook group where Islamophobic posts were being shared

Fresh Islamophobia row hits Conservative Party as chairman Brandon Lewis intervenes

The action by Mr Lewis came on the same day a Conservative council leader was suspended by the party after promoting a social media post that praised ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson as a "patriot"

Unions reject PM’s ‘flimsy’ workers’ rights proposals

Prime Minister Theresa May will announce on Wednesday the details behind a government commitment, made last December, to deliver what it claimed would be the "largest upgrade to workers' rights in a generation"

Rudd: Disabled benefits claimants feel ‘on trial’ during assessments

In the latest sign that Ms Rudd intends to change the tone of the government's approach to the welfare system, she said she wanted to do more to "close the gap" between her department's intentions and the experiences of claimants