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Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:51:56 GMT

Sarah Champion quits Labour's front bench over an article on grooming, apologising for her choice of words.

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:41:19 GMT

UK prime minister says there is no "equivalence" between "fascist" protesters and their opponents.

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:33:57 GMT

The government does not envisage border posts or CCTV cameras along the 300-mile Irish land frontier.

Commons to review four-year Big Ben silence after criticism

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:03:07 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May is among the critics of the proposed four-year switch-off.

UK unemployment falls to new 42-year low

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:07:35 GMT

The jobless rate has fallen to 4.4% official figures show, but the squeeze on real incomes continues.

May's message to Irish nationalists

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:12:26 GMT

Papers report on message from Theresa May to Irish nationalists and death of the king, 40 years on.

Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:26:31 GMT

The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.

Nigel Farage: Why Hollywood is interested in TV series about me

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:54:59 GMT

A US studio is reported to be considering a TV mini-series about Nigel Farage's Brexit campaign.

Brexit: UK suggests 'untested' customs system with EU

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:17:26 GMT

The EU says it is too soon to discuss trade and customs with other Brexit issues yet to be settled.

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay to face trial over election expenses fraud charges

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:46:57 GMT

Craig Mackinlay is one of three to face trial over alleged false election expenses declarations.

Injunction lifted on critical Ofsted report

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:15:35 GMT

The future of a major adult-training provider is in question after it fails to block a critical report.

Grenfell fire: Terms of reference published

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:40:57 GMT

The inquiry will look at Kensington and Chelsea Council, but not broader issues of social housing.

Anti-Islam UKIP leadership candidate 'demonised'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:26:54 GMT

UKIP group leader Neil Hamilton says Anne Marie Waters does not look "that out of the ordinary".

Corbyn: Trump comments on Charlottesville 'not enough'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:58:38 GMT

The Labour leader says Donald Trump "should be able to condemn" white supremacists.

Brexit: Farming union leader backs temporary customs union

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00:18 GMT

"Cliff-edge" Brexit would hit sectors like sheep farming particularly hard, union leader warns.

Brexit minister 'needed for Wales' interests in EU exit'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:24:53 GMT

Andrew RT Davies says Brexit is too big for the first minister to handle while running a country.

Jo Cox George Medal 'hero' Kenny dies

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:54:10 GMT

Bernard Kenny was honoured after trying to stop the murder of the Batley and Spen MP in 2016.

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:27:52 GMT

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox put on a show of unity as they agree on a post-Brexit transition period.

Jacob Rees-Mogg plays down Conservative leadership bid reports

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:32:15 GMT

The Tory MP says he "wouldn't put any money" on reports that he is considering a leadership bid.

Salmond's first Fringe show guest is Brexit minister David Davis

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:16:31 GMT

The former first minister described David Davis as his "good pal" as he welcomed him to the stage.

Neil Hamilton: Plaid Cymru should work with UKIP

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:43:00 GMT

UKIP's Neil Hamilton said Plaid Cymru should work with the party to "take Wales forward".

Scottish ministers urged to lead fight against 'period poverty'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:47:18 GMT

A Labour MSP says access to sanitary products should be a basic right for anyone who needs them.

London's Garden Bridge project officially abandoned

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:29 GMT

The Garden Bridge Trust says it is winding up the £200m project as London's mayor does not back it.

Vulnerable children not in crisis are 'left in limbo'

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:34 GMT

Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.

UKIP's Mike Hookem quits role over Anne Marie Waters leadership bid

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:08:15 GMT

Mike Hookem says he cannot "turn a blind eye" to extremism, as Anne Marie Waters bids to lead party.

Pay growth to stay weak, says forecast

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:01:20 GMT

Pressure on wages is set to continue, with pay rises forecast at 1% over the next year, a survey says.

Grooming gangs should get longer sentences 'if abuse is racist'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:51:27 GMT

The solicitor general says racism must be "front and centre" of justice, if it is part of sex abuse.

Former Tory aide renews call for anti-Brexit party

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:36:43 GMT

David Davis's former top aide claims two cabinet ministers are interested in a new anti-Brexit party.

Burnham's report card

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:48:08 GMT

Andy Burnham discusses his first 100 days as Greater Manchester's first metropolitan mayor.

Reality check

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:54:47 GMT

Reality Check examines the key parts of the government's paper on its future relationship with the customs union.

Clock watching

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:26:53 GMT

Big Ben is one of the UK's most photographed landmarks - but it's notoriously difficult to capture.

Northern rail

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:46:35 GMT

Transport secretary Chris Grayling faces growing pressure for faster journeys and better connections.

Soldier turned politician

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 02:52:13 GMT

Ex-soldier Johnny Mercer on why he decided to become an MP despite a lack of faith in the political class.

Can you name the shadowy politicians?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:45:10 GMT

Big-name politicians are photographed on the set of the Andrew Marr Show. But can you name them?

Brexit negotiations

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:46:18 GMT

The UK's exit from the EU is being negotiated in Brussels. What's being talked about and what progress has been made so far?

Snap judgement

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:51:48 GMT

The issues that dominated the general election are revealed in the biggest survey of voters.

Border lions

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 02:23:14 GMT

Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis have been racking up the air miles as they make the case for Brexit.

The Vince Cable story: Profile of new Lib Dem leader

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:36:03 GMT

The life and times of the new Liberal Democrat leader.

No more Brexit metaphors

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:22:45 GMT

From cakes and cherries to cats and golf clubs - attempts to explain what Brexit means have got out of hand.

Holiday like a PM

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:37:42 GMT

Point at fish or get a street named after you to recreate these prime ministerial summer holidays.

Reality Check

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:22:41 GMT

The Bank of England's stability chief warns of the dangers of rising personal loans.

The inside story

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:16:44 GMT

Anne McElvoy tells the inside story of the general election and what really went on behind the scenes.

Brexit unity?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:30:03 GMT

A settled view seems to be emerging on the need for a transitional period after Brexit but questions remain on how long this will take.

Post-election polls

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:18:19 GMT

Labour's share of people's declared voting intentions has not been this strong since 2002.

Hung Parliament: What's going on

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:34:17 GMT

Theresa May has done a deal with the DUP which means she stays as UK prime minister. Here's a guide to what's going on.

Which seats changed hands at election?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:28:55 GMT

As the UK wakes up to a hung Parliament find out which seats have changed hands.

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:01:50 GMT

Theories abound about how Theresa May threw away her Commons majority in last week's general election - here are 10 of them.

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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:27:16 GMT

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

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:57:27 GMT

Theresa May forms her new government after failing to win a majority in the election.

Election: Key points at-a-glance

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:18:30 GMT

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of Election 2017.

Brokenshire: Ireland border deal is realistic

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:23:21 GMT

The Northern Ireland secretary insists UK proposals for the Irish border can work

Theresa May: Leaders should always condemn far-right

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:08:31 GMT

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says of Donald Trump's comments that leaders must condemn the far-right.

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth for first time

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:36:09 GMT

Thousands of people gathered to watch the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth entering Portsmouth harbour.

Farage criticises post-Brexit temporary custom union plan

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:36:16 GMT

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage criticises government's post-Brexit temporary custom union plan.

Shadow minister asked five times on leaving customs union

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:54:32 GMT

The Shadow International Trade Minister Bill Esterson was asked five times by BBC 5 live's Emma Barnett about Labour's position on leaving the customs union.

David Davis: Brexit is going 'incredibly well'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:06:34 GMT

Negotiations do have to have 'constructive ambiguity' says Brexit Secretary