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Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:56:13 GMT

Theresa May is told to put more money on the table and address Irish border concerns within two weeks.

Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:25:20 GMT

Boss of the Wimbledon tennis championships Sarah Clarke gets ancient Parliamentary job.

Ireland demands border promise before Brexit trade talks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:46:37 GMT

Leo Varadkar wants talks stalled until there is commitment to no physical barriers at Irish border.

Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:01:29 GMT

Around 75,000 claimants were underpaid by mistakes made in assessing the main sickness benefit.

Brexit 'collaborator' slur rejected by Tory MP Sandbach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:17:59 GMT

Former Welsh Assembly member Antoinette Sandbach defends her bid to amend a key Brexit bill.

Dawn Butler: Austerity 'hits ethnic minority women hardest'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:52:01 GMT

Labour urges the chancellor to investigate how his Budget will impact ethnic minorities.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT

Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

New borrowing rules will 'boost home building'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:27:41 GMT

Housing associations say being reclassified as private bodies will allow them to build more homes.

Theresa May to talk Brexit with EU chief Donald Tusk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:09:02 GMT

The prime minister is hoping the EU will agree to start talking about a trade deal.

Labour MP Chris Bryant says journalist taunted him about suicide

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:17:55 GMT

Labour MP Chris Bryant claims a journalist said people were "taking bets" on when he would kill himself.

School counsellors needed to tackle self-harm 'epidemic', minister told

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:44:54 GMT

More school counsellors are needed to deal with a rise in emotional problems, the government is told.

Labour's John McDonnell demands 'emergency Budget'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:31:54 GMT

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell demands 'an emergency Budget for public services '.

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:16:31 GMT

The social network says it will remove the verified badge from accounts that break its rules.

Security warning over Brexit customs plans

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:20:42 GMT

MPs warn an increase in customs checks could mean border staff are diverted from security checks.

Lord Blunkett 'heartbroken' by guide dog Cosby's death

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:26:11 GMT

Seven-year-old Cosby was the sixth guide dog the former home secretary had had since 1969.

Universal Credit: Architect of welfare shake-up urges changes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:56:55 GMT

Stephen Brien, who conceived the idea of the single benefit, calls for changes to how it is paid.

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:04:12 GMT

The school in Theresa May's constituency says donations would help it through a "funding crisis".

Police warned about using algorithms to decide who's locked up

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:59:09 GMT

People should not be locked up because a computer predicts they are likely to offend, a human rights group tells MPs.

UK government funds Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:00:22 GMT

Musician Matthew Herbert hopes to tour Europe to heal "huge divisions" caused by Brexit - helped by a UK government grant.

Labour MP Ivan Lewis investigated after harassment claim

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:27:16 GMT

The Labour Party says it received a complaint about Bury South MP Ivan Lewis's conduct.

Brexit: Ministers see off EU Withdrawal Bill challenges

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:35:52 GMT

After a second day of debating the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government is yet to lose a vote.

Theresa May hopes MPs can 'come together' on Brexit

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:59:14 GMT

Theresa May tells Prime Minister's Questions she's "listening" to "lively debate" on the Brexit bill.

EU citizens: Record numbers working in UK - official figures

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:03:21 GMT

New figures show fears of a post-referendum exodus of EU citizens are "nonsense" say campaigners.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Government considers diplomatic protection

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:12:12 GMT

Foreign Office mulls diplomatic protection for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, after meeting with her husband.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:11 GMT

The government consults on a universal credit threshold for free school meals eligibility.

'It'll cost a lot'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43:54 GMT

With talks showing little sign of progress, the port of Rotterdam is already making adjustments for a "no deal", as the BBC's Paul Moss reports.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:13 GMT

Why are disagreements over the Brexit settlement holding up negotiations?

London and Harare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:04:10 GMT

The relationship between a former imperial power and its ex-colony is a complex one, says our diplomatic correspondent.

Guide: EU bill's progress

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:47:39 GMT

MPs get down to the nitty-gritty of Brexit as the committee stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill starts in the Commons.

Reality Check

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:31:19 GMT

Michel Barnier warns of consequences for dogs and cats crossing the Channel if there is no Brexit deal.

Ivory and the election

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:48:29 GMT

How one issue went viral during the general election while much of the media focused on other things.

A different time

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:41:30 GMT

Women in politics have been subject to unwanted attention and comments for decades.

Brexit complexities

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:01:31 GMT

Why the process by which the UK will withdraw from the EU is complex and sometimes confusing.

Who is Priti Patel?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:56:07 GMT

The prominent Brexiteer rose swiftly to the cabinet after being elected as an MP in 2010, but has now resigned from the cabinet.

Political primates

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:06:03 GMT

Are there parallels between the way our political system works and the behaviour of chimpanzees?

Political education

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:33:34 GMT

The Labour Party is campaigning to give 16-year-olds across the UK the right to vote.

Century of division

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:04:03 GMT

How 67 words by a British minister are still being fought over in the Middle East 100 years on.

Drawing fire

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:15:38 GMT

The UK has never had a full-time female political cartoonist on a national paper, as far as we know. Why?

Who is Gavin Williamson?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:11:09 GMT

A profile of the Conservative MP and new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Reality check

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:08:04 GMT

What might happen to food imports into the EU and the UK after Brexit?

A healthy future?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:37:58 GMT

What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy, and in the milking parlour think about Brexit?

Pub talk?

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:37:49 GMT

One MP says she raised concerns about inappropriate behaviour, but it was dismissed as "pub" chat.

Reality Check

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:18:59 GMT

The security minister wasn't quite right to claim that arrests or charges have been made in nine out of 10 of the latest most serious attacks.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:06:36 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:06:48 GMT

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet after the departures of Priti Patel and Sir Michael Fallon.

Party conferences 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:16:23 GMT

The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season.

Was there Kremlin cyber-espionage in UK referendum and US election?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:34:25 GMT

Russian twitter accounts posted more than 45,000 messages about Brexit in 48 hours during last year's referendum.

In full: Davis interview with Kuenssberg

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:55:17 GMT

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg talks to David Davis about the current state of the Brexit negotiations, the morning after he gave a major speech in Berlin.

Brexit talks: Three things you need to know

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:04:32 GMT

With the crucial Brussels summit in December looming, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg has the key things you need to know about the state of Brexit talks.

European Parliament debates Paradise Papers tax claims

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:50:32 GMT

The European Parliament has had an urgent debate on the so-called Paradise Papers.

Sarah Beeny and Chris Philp on UK housing market and homebuilding

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:37 GMT

Sarah Beeny says Britain does not have a housing shortage, but an "affordable housing shortage".

UK 'trashing' its interests with Brexit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:46:38 GMT

David Miliband says triggering Article 50 was "ridiculously dangerously premature."