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Lib Dems 'are back' after shock by-election win

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:36:41 GMT

Tim Farron says the Lib Dems are 'back' after ousting Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election.

Boris Johnson: UK won't block EU defence co-operation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:10:24 GMT

Britain will not seek to obstruct closer EU defence co-operation after Brexit, Boris Johnson says.

Brexit EU customs union deal possible - trade minister

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:28:17 GMT

UK business sectors could remain in the EU customs union after Brexit, a trade minister suggests.

Edward Heath abuse claims: Police defend investigation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:09:02 GMT

Police say an inquiry into abuse claims involving ex-PM Sir Edward Heath is exploring "significant" lines.

BoE's Andrew Haldane warns of regional growth inequality

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:06:12 GMT

Regional growth inequality in the UK is becoming more pronounced, says Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane.

Prostitution research to assess law change call

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:45:42 GMT

Research into the scale of prostitution is needed before calls to amend laws are addressed, ministers say.

MP Anna Soubry contacts police over 'Jo Cox' tweet

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:50:02 GMT

A Remain-supporting Conservative MP contacts police after a Twitter post asking someone to "Jo Cox" her emerged.

MPs warn of tax phone line 'collapse'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:23:39 GMT

Plans to move tax services online could lead to another "disastrous decline" in customer service, MPs warn

David Davis: UK may pay for access to EU single market

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:46:20 GMT

The UK may pay to get the "best possible" single market access, Brexit Secretary David Davis says.

MPs to be surveyed about depression

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:41:51 GMT

A survey of MPs mental health will ask questions about depression, sense of self-worth and drinking habits.

Net migration stays near record high

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:49:21 GMT

Net migration to the UK was 335,000 in the year to June, the second highest on record, ONS says.

Tax credit benefit removals criticised by MPs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:30:02 GMT

A "cut first, think later" attitude plunged tax credit claimants into hardship and debt, say MPs.

Tony Blair Institute 'to focus on making globalisation work'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:04:28 GMT

Tony Blair sets up an institute to give "thought leadership" and a centre-ground policy agenda.

Playwright James Graham writes Brexit TV drama

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:47:34 GMT

Political playwright James Graham reveals he is writing a TV drama about the EU referendum campaign.

Cherie Blair: There's a backlash against women

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:37:57 GMT

Cherie Blair says there seems to have been a "backlash" against women's progress in politics.

School performance link to Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:52:48 GMT

Poor schools contributed to a sense of being ignored revealed in the Brexit vote, says Ofsted boss.

Brexit: May says Tusk letter justifies expat stance

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:52:52 GMT

Expat Britons would be "high and dry" if the UK had given EU citizens residence rights, the PM says.

MPs reject Tony Blair Iraq investigation

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:36:07 GMT

MPs reject a demand for an investigation into Tony Blair's role in the build-up to the Iraq war.

'Limited evidence' for benefit sanctions, NAO says

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:28:58 GMT

The National Audit Office says benefit sanctions are being imposed despite "limited evidence" on how they work.

RBS biggest failure in Bank of England stress test

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:11:28 GMT

RBS performs worst in tests on how the UK's biggest lenders would cope with a global economic crash.

Brexit by-election

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:44 GMT

BBC political correspondent Tom Bateman looks at whether a shock Lib Dem by-election win is down to the EU Referendum vote.

More upsets

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:10:30 GMT

After the Richmond Park result, a look at some notable by-elections of the recent, and not-so-recent, past

In pictures

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:14:42 GMT

A look back at the by-elections that have taken place since the 2010 general election.

In Conversation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:11:46 GMT

Labour's Diane Abbott talks about how she feels that early setbacks and racist online attacks have made her stronger.

Reality Check

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:16:09 GMT

UK migration figures were released on Thursday morning. Have they reached record levels?

Brexit treats

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:07 GMT

If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.

Sturgeon's summer

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:12:47 GMT

The SNP's initiative to listen to concerns on independence - and persuade doubters - has just come to an end. What's been going on?

Piccy leaks

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:27 GMT

An adviser has been caught on camera with a note saying the UK can "have cake and eat it" in Brexit negotiations. It's one of several such embarrassments.

Big shoes

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:49:34 GMT

Stepping into Nigel Farage's shoes in UKIP is a bit like replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

BBC Monitoring

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:49:55 GMT

Key quotes from non-UK figures on Britain's decision to leave the EU.

'Fire under the ice'

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:34:33 GMT

Known for his quiet nature and love of motor-racing, who is Francois Fillon, tipped as France's next president?

'Broadly speaking, it was about Brexit' - Farron

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:43:09 GMT

The Liberal Democrat leader on the Richmond Park by-election result win by his party.

Lib Dem Tony Greaves wants new UK capital city built

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:19:50 GMT

Liberal Democrat peer Tony Greaves is suggesting moving the UK capital out of London.

Historian Johan Norberg on the pace of human progress

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:40:01 GMT

Johan Norberg talks about the pace of human progress, claiming it has never been so good.

Zac Goldsmith ousted by Lib Dems in Richmond Park by-election

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:33:58 GMT

The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a 23,015 majority to oust ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.

Westminster political news round-up with Miranda Green

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:04:12 GMT

Miranda Green is joined by Robin Windsor to dance through the political week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg reacts to Richmond Park by-election

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:23:39 GMT

Remain supporters in Richmond Park are disgruntled about the majority of the UK going against them, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the BBC.

Carolyn Harris: End child funerals council charges

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:41:01 GMT

Carolyn Harris, who lost her son, calls for an end to council charges for child funerals.

The operation to erect Parliament's Christmas tree

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:31:06 GMT

A Sitka Spruce tree from a Northumberland forest is put up in front of the Houses of Parliament.

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

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:07:07 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

10 candidates for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:11:50 GMT

Ten candidates will contest a by-election prompted by the resignation of Conservative Stephen Phillips.

Political party conferences 2016: At-a-glance guide

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:19:54 GMT

The best bits from the 2016 party conference season.

Who's Who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:52:54 GMT

Theresa May is forming her government after becoming prime minister. Who is in - and out - of her first cabinet?

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:44 GMT

A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:15 GMT

A string of members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have quit and Hilary Benn has been sacked. Who has gone and who remains? Here's a quick guide.

At-a-glance: Guide to Labour 2016 conference agenda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:56:32 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to Labour's 2016 party conference agenda.

The result in maps and charts

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:41:22 GMT

How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?

Who is Michel Barnier? Meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:41:58 GMT

Michel Barnier, who has moved seamlessly between jobs in Paris and Brussels, is the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

'Indyref 2' being pushed online

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:43:26 GMT

As the EU referendum count turned decisively towards Leave, the online conversation in Scotland immediately turned to the possibility of another vote on independence.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:53:43 GMT

The vote in England exposes huge differences between the levels of support for the Remain and Leave campaigns in London and the rest of the country.

In pictures

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:44 GMT

Images of the historic day when millions of people across the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.

Who's who: Cabinet

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:56:04 GMT

What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:57:20 GMT

Diane Abbott becomes shadow home secretary as part of a Labour front bench reshuffle but critics say it has failed to unify the party.