Hunt compares EU to 'prison' of Soviet Union

Jeremy Hunt has compared the EU to the “prison” of the Soviet Union as it tries to prevent member states from leaving. In a notable speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the foreign secretary warned Brussels against rejecting the...

Navy's amphibious ships won't be scrapped or sold

The UK’s two amphibious ships, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, won’t be scrapped or sold, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Speculation that the Ministry of Defence would get rid of one or both of the ships to save money was controversial and...

Company behind Tory app apologises for major flaw

The company behind the Conservatives’ official conference app has “apologised unreservedly” after a major security flaw emerged. The phone numbers of senior Tory MPs – including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Chancellor Philip...

PM plans post-Brexit festival – but what is it?

A post-Brexit festival has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May. Plans for the event, called the Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, have been revealed as the Conservative party conference gets underway in Birmingham. What’s the point of it?...