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McDonnell says he takes full responsibility for Labour's defeat – politics live
Shadow chancellor says Brexit and the media also to blame for loss and Corbyn will stand down in ...
Dec 15, 12:33
Rod Stewart sent message by Celtic fans after he congratulated Boris Johnson on election win
Supporters of Glasgow-based club unveil banner telling veteran singer to 'f**k off* during match on ...
Dec 16, 08:51
General election 2019: Labour leadership takes blame over result
Jeremy Corbyn says he is "sorry we came up short", while John McDonnell says he "owns this ...
Dec 15, 12:51
Boris Johnson's shock 'n' awe: How the PM only expected a small majority on election night
As the PM awaited his fate on Thursday evening, sitting in Margaret Thatcher's old study on the ...
Dec 15, 10:48
The Tories need to turn on the spending taps in the north now | Larry Elliott
A splurge of investment is needed in long-forgotten smaller towns such as Burnley and StokeFifteen ...
Dec 15, 12:07
Tamara Ecclestone: Gems 'worth £50m' stolen from Formula 1 heiress's home
Thieves thought to have stolen all heiress's jewellery after breaking into safes hidden in bedroom
Dec 16, 08:20
Labour's John McDonnell: 'I own this disaster'
Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for the party's election defeat but the shadow chancellor says: "This ...
Dec 15, 11:38
Phillip Schofield hits back at rumours of a feud with This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby
Asked about speculation of tensions with Miss Willoughby and others, the 57-year-old said: 'Can you ...
Dec 15, 10:10
Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned in the UK'
SNP leader claims PM’s refusal of second Scottish referendum shows contempt for democracyNicola ...
Dec 15, 11:25
Brexit news - live: BBC under fire over role in Boris Johnson election win, amid fears he will expand hostile environment
Follow all the latest developments
Dec 16, 08:16
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK
The Scottish first minister tells the BBC that if the union is to continue, "it can only be by ...
Dec 15, 10:52
BBC storm as star of its top Christmas show trolls Laura Kuenssberg on Twitter at 2am
Gavin And Stacey star Mathew Horne's comments came after weeks of vitriol aimed at the BBC's ...
Dec 15, 09:33
'I own this disaster': John McDonnell tries to shield Corbyn
Shadow chancellor suggests his preferred choice as new Labour leader is Rebecca Long-BaileyJohn ...
Dec 15, 10:56
UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
Dec 16, 07:00
General election 2019: What's it like to lose your seat as an MP?
Former politicians who failed to win the vote share how it feels to lose their seat as an MP.
Dec 15, 01:07
Red Len McLuskey and his friend Karie Murphy are accused of turning on leader
Labour's post-Election civil war escalated last night as Jeremy Corbyn's former top aide, Karie ...
Dec 15, 09:22
At Heston services, Michael Gove finally confessed all… | Stewart Lee
Early on Wednesday morning, with rheumy eyes, the minister unburdened himself of his shameThe World ...
Dec 15, 10:00
US 'secretly expelled' Chinese officials who entered 'sensitive' military base, says report
Expulsions appear to be the first of Chinese diplomats suspected of espionage in more than 30 years
Dec 16, 00:19
General election 2019: Ten lesser-known MPs to keep an eye on
Here are some of the MPs who could exert influence in the newly elected House of Commons.
Dec 15, 01:05
Three people are injured as circus-style seating collapses at Manchester's Winter Funland
People described hearing a 'massive bang as seats 'collapsed underneath people' at the event in ...
Dec 15, 09:09
Michael Gove promises Brexit trade deal with EU by end of 2020
Minister says transitional arrangements will definitely stop on 31 December next yearMichael Gove ...
Dec 15, 09:55
Supreme Court to decide if NHS should pay for woman's surrogacy abroad in historic ruling
Woman known as XX was forced to undergo chemo-radiotherapy after cancer was missed over 4-year ...
Dec 16, 00:10
Blyth Valley: A constituency that changed its mind
Blyth Valley has always been a Labour seat - until Friday morning. What's behind the change?
Dec 15, 01:01
U.S diplomat's wife 'who hit and killed teenager Harry Dunn' is seen driving for the first time
Anne Sacoolas, 42, who is claimed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit ...
Dec 15, 08:45
We will now find out what a triumphant Boris Johnson really wants and believes | Andrew Rawnsley
To keep his promises, the Tories must pay a lot more heed to areas of Britain that have been ...
Dec 15, 08:30
Iranian artists speak up against deadly crackdown of protests
Dozens of prominent filmmakers, actors, and musicians have published a statement in support of the ...
Dec 15, 23:45
30 royally ridiculous lies that make The Crown a travesty of the truth
Despite the critical acclaim, there's a host of jarring falsehoods in The Crown - as CLAUDIA JOSEPH ...
Dec 15, 08:34
Unions colluded in the fiction that Corbyn’s plan was going to win power | Will Hutton
If the party is going to survive it must pursue a broad coalition, not a socialist utopiaSo, ...
Dec 15, 08:00
Trump's 'impeachment adviser' Pam Bondi says looming charges are weighing on him: 'Is this difficult? Of course it is'
White House adviser defends administration working 'hand in hand' with Senate Republicans during ...
Dec 15, 22:16
Elon Musk's private eye rifled through cave hero's bins to dig up dirt on his private life
The caving expert - known as Vern - had played a crucial role in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and ...
Dec 15, 08:21
Don’t look to Labour to defend the institutions Johnson seeks to destroy | Nick Cohen
In its current state the party shares too many of the Tories’ worst instinctsA defeat as crushing ...
Dec 15, 07:04
US-China trade deal 'totally done' insists envoy, despite unfinished translation
'Ultimately, whether this whole agreement works is going to be determined by who's making the ...
Dec 15, 21:51
Breast cancer could soon be beaten in a week
Among announcements made at a major breast cancer conference last week were a blood DNA test that ...
Dec 15, 08:13
A victory won by Brexit lies does not make those lies true
How can we believe that a party wedded to deregulation and flirting with Trump’s America will ever ...
Dec 15, 07:00
Five hotel workers who drugged and raped British mother holidaying with daughter are jailed
Men filmed gang attack on woman who had gone on trip following death of her husband
Dec 15, 21:30
Couple with seven children are handed more than £3,000 by well-wishers
Ryan Rodgers, 26, and Jenny Grimes, 25, from Liverpool, are said to be neighbours from hell, and ...
Dec 15, 03:31
Teacher creates ingenious exam question to find cheaters and catches 14 students
A teacher who became fed up with students using their mobile phones to find answers and cheat on ...
Dec 15, 15:40
'My mum's pregnancy test before I was born left me disabled for life'
Gary McFarlane was born disabled and underwent more than 100 operations during his childhood. His ...
Dec 15, 15:34
Brit trophy hunting firm sells 'magical' trips to kill reindeer before Christmas
Sporting agency Hendry, Ramsay and Waters organises shooting trips in the UK and in other European ...
Dec 15, 15:30
Brit businessman shot dead in Argentina robbery in front of stepson is pictured
Matthew Gibbard, 50, he is married to Suzanne, 52, and they live in Lowick, a picture postcard ...
Dec 15, 14:16
How to win the Christmas cracker pull every time - and what we all do wrong
The perfect technique to win the Christmas dinner cracker pull has been revealed - and a social ...
Dec 15, 14:10
Corbyn faces backlash for insisting 'we won the argument' and 'our time will come'
The Labour leader apologised and took responsibility for the general election results - but ...
Dec 15, 14:00
Britain's most married man calls off wedding number nine to woman he's never met
Dad-of-eight Ron Sheppard, 71, from Somerton, Somerset, proposed to nurse Rose Hans, 30, last month ...
Dec 15, 13:36
Girl, 5, died in parents' arms days after coming home ill from Christmas party
Isla Wilkinson died in Newcastle Royal Infirmary surrounded by her heartbroken family after she ...
Dec 15, 13:30
Bristol 'murder': Boy, 14, arrested after 17-year-old is stabbed to death
The boy suffered a stab wound to the chest in Bedminster, Bristol at 1.30pm on Saturday and was ...
Dec 15, 13:11
Second victim to 'go public within weeks' with new sex claim about Prince Andrew
Lawyers for victims of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein are speaking to a second woman and ...
Dec 15, 12:58