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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall denies 'war' with Muslims

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:15:14 GMT

He says the proposed burka ban would help "equality and integration" in Britain.

Man questioned after Westminster terror arrest

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:53:42 GMT

Armed police arrested the 27-year-old and seized knives in an "intelligence-led" operation.

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:21:26 GMT

The powers to apply an asset freeze or trade embargo are due to disappear when Britain leaves the EU.

Merkel's Brexit stance shows need for Tory poll win - May

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:54:29 GMT

The prime minister says the German chancellor's stance shows why her party needs to win the election.

Boris Johnson's sister Rachel 'joins the Lib Dems'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:35:31 GMT

Rachel Johnson reportedly had talks about standing as an election candidate for the anti-Brexit party.

Johnson: Difficult to say 'no' to Syria strike

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:10:43 GMT

Boris Johnson says it would be hard not to help but Jeremy Corbyn says he would ask the UN to step in.

Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:05:12 GMT

The UK Government has lost a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy.

General election 2017: Labour pledges to build 1m new homes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:53:25 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says pledge is aimed at removing "sense of insecurity" among young people.

General election 2017: Labour leader a 'mugwump', says Johnson

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:09:40 GMT

The foreign secretary says Jeremy Corbyn presents a threat to UK interests around the world.

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns of UK 'illusions' over talks with EU

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:33:04 GMT

The German chancellor says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.

Mugwump mania and memes take over Twitter

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:46:05 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Overseas aid 'should focus on education', say MPs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:39 GMT

At least 10% of the UK's aid budget should be spent on international education, say MPs

Zac Goldsmith wins Conservative nomination for Richmond Park

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:30:23 GMT

Zac Goldsmith had previously left the Conservative Party in protest over a third Heathrow runway.

PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election 'choices'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:18:28 GMT

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash in the Commons for the final time before the general election.

Government accounts 'failing to explain spending'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:12:47 GMT

Parliamentary committee says departmental accounts are not designed for "democratic scrutiny".

Brexit: Theresa May meets EU's chief negotiator for talks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:06:17 GMT

The "constructive" meeting with Michel Barnier come ahead of a crucial summit of EU leaders on Saturday.

Ex-Lib Dem MP David Ward sacked as Bradford East candidate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:02:16 GMT

David Ward denies comments about Israel were anti-Semitic after his removal by leader Tim Farron.

General election 2017: Corbyn 'won't do TV debates without PM'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:46:13 GMT

The Labour leader says he is only interested in a head-to-head clash with Theresa May.

Craig Mackinlay MP expenses case file passed to lawyers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:36:09 GMT

The Conservative MP beat Nigel Farage in the South Thanet seat in 2015.

General election 2017: Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:22:37 GMT

The party says it wants to tackle workforce shortages that it says are risking patient safety.

Gina Miller defends Brexit election fund

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:35:43 GMT

The £300,000 initiative will support candidates who will vote against a "hard Brexit".

MPs question government's 'grip' on new school places

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:41:55 GMT

The system is 'increasingly incoherent and poor value for money', says a Commons committee.

New markets for Welsh firms after Brexit, says PM

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:12:44 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants the "best possible deal" for Wales and the whole of the UK.

NHS contaminated blood was 'criminal cover-up' - Burnham

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:40:53 GMT

Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls for a "Hillsborough-style inquiry" into the claims.

Safe return review refugee policy 'beyond basic morality'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:33:31 GMT

Fifty refugee organisations urge the home secretary to reverse her so-called "safe country reviews".

MP asks Facebook to tackle 'fake news' as election approaches

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:16:30 GMT

The social network must address fake news as the UK's general election approaches, Damian Collins told the Guardian.

Tim Farron: I don't think gay sex is a sin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:59:21 GMT

The Lib Dem leader tells the BBC he does not want people getting "the wrong impression" about his views.

General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:54 GMT

The party says it would prioritise jobs and workers' rights, and guarantee the status of EU citizens.

Zac Goldsmith seeking re-election as Conservative MP

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:23:26 GMT

Local Conservative party members meet on Wednesday to choose between Mr Goldsmith and two other candidates.

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:02:23 GMT

Government borrowing falls to the lowest level since 2008, but it is set to rise again this year.

Karen Danczuk wants to be Labour candidate in Bury North

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:58:13 GMT

She served as a Labour councillor from 2012 to 2015 in her home town of Rochdale.

General election 2017: Tory MPs Tyrie and Haselhurst to stand down

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:48:48 GMT

Treasury select committee chairman is to stand down - as will veteran Tory Sir Alan Haselhurst.

UKIP burka ban policy 'misguided' says party's MEP

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:21:23 GMT

UKIP's foreign affairs spokesman resigns his post in protest at leader Paul Nuttall's call to ban the burka.

Snap election raises concerns for non-party campaigners

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:46:03 GMT

Charities fear being choked with red tape and confusing rules ahead of the snap general election.

Repeat to fade

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:41:08 GMT

The Tories crammed 16 mentions of their election slogan into Prime Minister's Questions - does the tactic work?

Voters' guide

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:56:58 GMT

The UK will have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know.

Best clashes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:34:31 GMT

With a general election looming, this could be the final time the two party leaders lock horns.

Reality Check

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:56:54 GMT

How does the cost of the triple-lock compare with other ways of protecting pensions?

Reality Check

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

Cunning plan

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:26:47 GMT

Labour has a clear Brexit plan but some in the party would prefer more robust opposition to the Tory position.

Tactical election

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:52:59 GMT

Brexit may encourage more pacts between political parties in the run-up to the general election.

Reality Check

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:06:00 GMT

The prime minister says the record number of jobs is evidence of her strong leadership.

Party-by-party: Brexit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:13:44 GMT

The issue of Brexit looms large over the general election - here's where the parties stand.

Clock ticking

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:46:42 GMT

What will snap election mean for a host of government bills yet to be approved by Parliament?

'Getting radical'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:30:02 GMT

UKIP searches for a new unique selling point after Theresa May steals a march on Brexit.

Reality Check

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:16:11 GMT

Official figures suggest that the number of children in poverty in Scotland has jumped to 260,000.

Battleground seats

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:36:27 GMT

Where do the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems have to fight hardest to win the general election?

'Everything's basically on fire'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:44:11 GMT

News of a snap poll means many late nights and cancelled weekends for some over the coming weeks.

Signing up

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:39 GMT

Government figures show it is young people dominating registrations ahead of the election on 8 June.

Campaigner Corbyn

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:36:49 GMT

The BBC's Iain Watson analyses Jeremy Corbyn's first major general election speech.

Reality Check

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:46:16 GMT

Labour alleges that pupils in England's primary schools "are packed like sardines" in classrooms.

Who voted no

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:23:09 GMT

A total of 13 MPs voted against an early general election. We look at who they are and why they said no.

Reality Check

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:01:02 GMT

How much is spent on foreign aid and where does it go?

The papers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:53:41 GMT

The UK's surprise election continues to dominate the front pages, with some focusing on manifesto pledges.

Snap poll

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:24:23 GMT

What does history say about Theresa May's chances of wining a bigger majority?

Why politicians are falling out over Syria

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:10:12 GMT

Boris Johnson is at the centre of divided opinion.

What is a mugwump?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:38 GMT

Boris Johnson has called Jeremy Corbyn a mugwump, but what does that even mean?

Jeremy Corbyn: We need a political solution to Syria

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:41:01 GMT

The Labour leader says that unilateral action is not the answer to tackling unrest in Syria.

Johnson critical of Corbyn over issue of UK's nuclear deterrent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:21:59 GMT

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warns that a nuclear deterrent is "vital" for the UK.

Where do the main parties stand on Brexit?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:56:53 GMT

Ahead of the UK's general election, a look at where the parties stand on Brexit.

La Reine le veult: What is prorogation in Parliament?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:12:34 GMT

The end of the Parliamentary session involves a few odd actions and Norman French being spoken in Westminster.

General election: Zac Goldsmith on why he's standing again

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:21:39 GMT

Zac Goldsmith explains why he is standing again for the Conservatives in Richmond Park.

George Monbiot: Kick the big money out of politics

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:16:47 GMT

In this Viewsnight, writer and activist George Monbiot argues we need a new system for funding politics.

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

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:54:39 GMT

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

Election 2017: Which MPs are standing down, and who might be standing?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:02:51 GMT

Who is joining George Osborne in stepping down as an MP, and who plans to return?

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?

Shadow cabinet: The comings and goings under Corbyn, and the current line-up

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:25:59 GMT

Labour's top team has had several incarnations of late, and high turnover in four particular roles.

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.

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 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 referendum 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.

In full: May's Brexit statement

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:56:57 GMT

The Prime Minister described the invoking of Article 50 as a "historic moment from which there can be no turning back."

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.