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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:49:28 GMT

More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, sign an open letter published in the Observer.

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:38:05 GMT

The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade.

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at 'restricted' conference speeches

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:09:12 GMT

Corbyn says conference speaking time will be "restricted," as big names like Andy Burnham miss out.

Anas Sarwar relinquishes shares in family firm

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:06:46 GMT

The move by the Scottish Labour leadership candidate follows criticism that the company did not pay all staff the real living wage.

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was 'very difficult'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:26:08 GMT

Kirstene Hair did not vote in the EU referendum because there were "very strong" arguments on both sides.

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:04:01 GMT

Black Rod is best known for a ceremonial role in the State Opening of Parliament.

Plaid leader Wood says McEvoy 'impossible to work with'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:25:33 GMT

Leanne Wood defends suspension of a member of Plaid Cymru assembly group as his supporters complain.

Sadiq Khan to address Labour conference, Corbyn confirms

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:59:26 GMT

Labour leader says the London mayor will speak in Brighton, after reports he would not get a slot.

Uber London loses licence to operate

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:10:12 GMT

Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

Bank immigration checks 'nightmare' warning from expert

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:06:07 GMT

Freezing accounts of illegal immigrants will lead to mistakes, says former TSB board member.

UK's terror fight 'puts unsustainable strain on police'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:53:50 GMT

Resources are being diverted from mainstream policing, the National Police Chiefs' Council says.

Government to pay £1.1m for Sir Edward Heath inquiry

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:16:29 GMT

The former prime minister, who died 12 years ago, has been the subject of a two-year inquiry.

House of Lords rejects 'couch potato peers' allegation

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:13:36 GMT

The House of Lords dismisses the Electoral Reform Society's allegations of a "something for nothing culture".

Sir Teddy Taylor, former MP and Eurosceptic, dies aged 80

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:49 GMT

The Tory Eurosceptic began his political career in Glasgow and became MP for Southend East in 1979.

Dangerous cycling law review after death crash

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:06:27 GMT

Dangerous driving laws could be extended to cycling following crashes that have killed pedestrians.

UK threatens to withhold United Nations funding

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:29:33 GMT

Up to 30% of the core funding will depend on the organisation being more efficient and transparent.

Samim Bigzad: Asylum seeker criticises home secretary

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:02 GMT

Amber Rudd is criticised by an asylum seeker flown to Afghanistan against a High Court order.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:21:01 GMT

UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

UK 'must find Irish border solution' - Guy Verhofstadt

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:14:58 GMT

The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator says the UK must find way a way to avoid new controls.

Millicent Fawcett statue gets Parliament Square go ahead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:36:44 GMT

A statue of Millicent Fawcett will be unveiled to coincide with the centenary of women winning the right to vote.

Theresa May warns tech firms over terror content

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:04:34 GMT

The prime minister says internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.

Islamic State: UK military could honour drone pilots

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:38:23 GMT

The defence secretary announces a review of how personnel are recognised for their contribution.

Warning over food import delays if no Brexit deal

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:09:46 GMT

If the UK cannot negotiate a trade deal, food prices could rise to pay for extra border checks, the BBC is told.

Rise in female workers suppressing wages, says OECD

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:38:44 GMT

A rise in the number of lower-paid female workers has held back global wage growth, the OECD says.

Internet effect

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:52:16 GMT

A new study examines how web use affected the 2017 poll.

Reality Check

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:51:49 GMT

What did Theresa May's Florence speech tell us about her vision for Brexit?


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:17:50 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn may have put the nationalisation debate back on the table, but what might it mean in practice?

Bespoke or off-the-peg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:29:51 GMT

There's more and more talk about a Brexit transition period - but no agreement what it might look like.

What to expect

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:37:04 GMT

Labour is meeting in Brighton for its first conference since its surprise general election result.

No more Nigels

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:06:40 GMT

Film stars and other celebrities may influence choice of baby names but it seems politicians don't.

Tipping the balance?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:32:48 GMT

Labour's ruling body backs leadership-contest rule changes which could move things in Jeremy Corbyn's favour.

New ideas needed?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:14:09 GMT

After the compromises of government, Lib Dems are asking themselves if they need to be more radical.

Referendum returns?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:36:44 GMT

The Lib Dems are united in wanting to stop Brexit in its tracks but not necessarily on how to do it.

Battle for attention

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:53:11 GMT

How can the Liberal Democrat leader get people to listen to what he has to say?

Brexit and more

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:21:16 GMT

A guide to the Lib Dems and what the party needs to do at its 2017 party conference in Bournemouth.

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.

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.

Party conferences 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:12:00 GMT

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

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

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:59:03 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.

Theresa May wants two-year 'implementation' UK EU deal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:37:57 GMT

Theresa May says an "implementation period" of two years "will create valuable certainty" for the UK and EU.

New top cops not rising through ranks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:04:13 GMT

The Direct Entry scheme allows civilians with talent and outside experience to join forces in senior roles.

Age of May, Corbyn, Cable, Churchill, Merkel and Putin

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:28:31 GMT

The average age of the three biggest UK-wide party leaders now 67.

Anti-Semitic abuse vote from Labour's national executive committee

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:31:00 GMT

Labour's NEC passed a proposal for tougher action against anti-Semitism, to be put to next week's conference.

Martin Amis: Brexit 'a denial of British decline'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:39:50 GMT

Novelist Martin Amis says he's as depressed as his friend Ian McEwan about Brexit

Brexit: The UK's future in the European Economic Area (EEA)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:14:48 GMT

The UK is part of the European Economic Area, signed by countries within the single market, but will it leave the EEA?