BBC News - UK Politics 11 January 2018

Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

The US president had been expected by British officials to open the new US embassy in London.

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Nigel Farage warming to second EU referendum

The ex-UKIP leader suggests he is close to backing a fresh vote - before backtracking hours later.

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HMRC 'hit by Brexit and Paradise Papers'

MPs are "far from confident" HM Revenue and Customs can cope with leaked tax avoidance allegations.

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Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste plan

Campaigners say "emergency" action is needed now as the PM unveils a 25-year plastics crackdown.

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Labour's Chris Williamson quits shadow minister role

Shadow fire minister resigns a day after suggesting council tax should double for expensive homes.

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Patients 'dying in hospital corridors'

Doctors write to the PM warning care is being compromised by 'intolerable' conditions this winter.

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Jo Johnson: PM's ex-aide 'so wrong' about Justine Greening

Government minister Jo Johnson rejects Nick Timothy's criticism of the ex-education secretary.

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Sadiq Khan warns of Brexit 'lost decade'

The London mayor says a hard Brexit could cost the UK 500,000 jobs and £50bn in lost investment.

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McVey urged to scrap tax credit 'rape clause'

Kezia Dugdale says the new work and pension secretary should cut the clause from child tax credits.

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Farage's about turn?

Nigel Farage suggested he was coming round to the idea of a second EU referendum - what is going on?

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How green are the Tories?

Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

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Theresa May unveils 25 year plan to 'nurture' environment

Prime Minister Theresa May unveils "national plan with international ambitions".

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Conservative membership and role of grassroots members

The Conservative Party has not revealed how many paid-up members it has, but estimates suggest the total has fallen to around 100,000.

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Jeremy Corbyn: 25 years to end plastic waste 'too long'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the government's 25 year plan to end plastic waste is "too long".

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Michael 'Govey' Gove...

Environment Secretary Michael Gove appears to channel his own Dead Ringers impersonation

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