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BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Brexit: Frank Field and Stella Creasy clash over Labour's Brexit policy
Sarah Smith spoke to Labour MPs Stella Creasy and Frank Field about their party's Brexit stance.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit - Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer backs a new customs treaty after Brexit - and warns the PM 'crunch time" is coming.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Power sharing at Stormont unlikely to return soon - DUP
Nigel Dodds says he "confidently" expects that UK ministers will soon take budget decisions in Northern Ireland.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Should Theresa May be worried about the local elections in May?
The local elections in May will see many seats in the big metropolitan councils in England up for grabs, and the Conservatives may need to brace for a difficult night.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Iain Duncan Smith warns Tory rebels on challenging Brexit
The former Conservative leader, and leading Brexit campaigner, Iain Duncan Smith has warned potential rebels against challenging the government on Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit - Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer says Labour wants a new treaty that will "do the work of the customs union".

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Blair 'absolute liar', says Fire and Fury author Wolff
Michael Wolff calls Tony Blair an 'absolute liar' for denying he was 'angling' for a job with Trump.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Blair 'complete liar', says Fire and Fury author Wolff
Michael Wolff calls Tony Blair an 'complete liar' for denying he was 'angling' for a job with Trump.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

Cold War tales
Rob Cameron travels to meet Jan Sarkocy, formerly Agent Dymic, who met the Labour MP in the 1980s.

BBC Politics
Feb 25, 2018

The Czech spy who met Jeremy Corbyn
Rob Cameron travels to meet Jan Sarkocy, formerly Agent Dymic, who met the Labour MP in the 1980s.

BBC Politics
Feb 24, 2018

Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market
Senior party figures urge their leader to commit to keeping the UK in the single market after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 24, 2018

Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to back single market
More than 80 senior party figures urge their leader to remain part of the European economic area.

BBC Politics
Feb 24, 2018

MP Ben Bradley apologises for Corbyn tweet
Ben Bradley says the tweet was "wholly untrue" and will make a donation to charity.

BBC Politics
Feb 24, 2018

US 'considering names' for NI special envoy role
US Secretary of State says the White House is looking at a list of people for the position.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed
The country's foreign minister says Ecuador will keep looking for ways to end the Wikileaks founder's case.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton 'not finished' with politics
The ousted UKIP leader Henry Bolton says we should "watch this space" about what he will do next.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns
Iain McNicol is standing down to "pursue new challenges" after seven years in the role.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Brexit: EU leaders debate financial impact of UK's departure
Germany and France warn of impact on efforts to tackle terrorism, as nations clash over funding.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Brexit: EU leaders clash over financial impact of UK's departure
Germany and France warn of impact on efforts to tackle terrorism as nations clash over funding.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

'We're on our way,' says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner
Harry Shindler, 96, celebrates as bill to give all British expats the vote moves a step closer to law.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Brexit: Remain bus visit to Liverpool met by Mogg fans
A trio of campaigners wearing Jacob Rees-Mogg masks photo-bomb a live TV interview.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

McGinn bill for MPs to vote on N Ireland equal marriage
An MP representing an English seat wants the UK Parliament to vote on allowing equal marriage in Northern Ireland.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

George Galloway advice for Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit
The Labour leader should keep a 'poker face' while the PM "plays a terrible hand over in Brussels" says George Galloway.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Political heroes
The Liberal Democrat leader tells the BBC his political hero Lord Jenkins was "one of the great statesmen of the post-war era".

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Bolton's exit leaves UKIP a 'sinking ship'
Alan Hosker says he won't abandon the party despite the resignation of ousted leader Henry Bolton.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

MP: My daughter will need an organ donor
Labour's Julie Elliott talks about how her daughter's diagnosis with a serious kidney disease affected her views on organ donation laws.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

UKIP a 'sinking ship', admits party's only county councillor
Alan Hosker says he won't abandon the party despite the resignation of ousted leader Henry Bolton.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Bid to change organ law gets initial backing from MPs
A bill which would introduce "opt-out" consent rules in England passes its first stage in Parliament.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Arlene Foster: DUP did not know of Sinn Fein 'legacy deal'
Arlene Foster says no one in DUP knew of inquest funding deal in "absence of overall agreement"

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Tony Blair makes the case for another EU referendum
Former prime minister Tony Blair makes the case for a referendum on the UK's final Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Arlene Foster says DUP did not know of Sinn Fein 'legacy deal'
Arlene Foster says no one in the DUP knew of funding deal for backlog of Troubles-related inquests.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Bid to change organ law 'could save 500 lives a year'
Up to 500 people a year could get a "second chance" at life with new donor consent laws, MPs are told.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove
The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn backs MP's bid to change organ laws to save lives
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backs "opt-out" system for giving consent in England as MPs debate changes.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says government wants to find a 'different way' for trade
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says government wants to find a 'different way' for trade.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK will not stay in customs union
Minister says the UK will find a "different way" to ensure "frictionless trade" after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

RBS reports first profit in 10 years
The taxpayer-owned bank has reported an annual profit for the first time since the financial crisis.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson unaware of Sinn Fein 'legacy deal'
Sir Jeffery Donaldson says he did not know of funding deal for backlog of Troubles-related inquests.

BBC Politics
Feb 23, 2018

Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt
Mistakes made by the NHS in England could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers
Brexit sub-committee meets for eight hours over Brexit strategy, ahead of a speech by PM next week.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Labouring over Brexit
BBC political correspondent Iain Watson on Labour's Brexit policy 'evolution'.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

The iconic CND symbol is 60-years-old
Gerald Holtom unveiled his design on a protest march against Britain's production of the atom bomb.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?
Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Conservative and Labour bid to attract dog and cat lovers
Political parties have been talking quite a bit about animal welfare, in a bid to win over the millions of pet owners who vote.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers
Senior ministers are meeting to try to reach a deal on the government's Brexit strategy.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We're not racists
Henry Bolton has quit UKIP the party says, as he appears alongside girlfriend Jo Marney on the ITV sofa.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

McDonnell: UK economy suffering 'chronic illness'
Working people are suffering the worst living standards in generations, John McDonnell says.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

MPs moving private phone chats from WhatsApp to Confide
Some MPs are reportedly moving their private phone chats from WhatsApp, which has been used in recent years, to a new app.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

No agreement after latest Brexit talks
But both sides say progress has been made in the question of what happens to powers that return from Brussels.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

No agreement after Scottish Brexit talks
But both sides say progress has been made in the question of what happens to powers that return from Brussels.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Ousted leader Henry Bolton quits UKIP
The former UKIP leader also insists he and girlfriend Jo Marney are not racists, in a joint ITV interview.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Migration figures: Record numbers of EU nationals leaving UK
An estimated 130,000 EU citizens emigrated in the year to September, the highest number since 2008.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

UK economic growth revised downwards
Economic growth was a worse than expected 0.4% in the last three months of 2017, official figures say.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

UK net migration falls to 244,000
The population is continuing to grow at a similar level to early 2014, figures show.

BBC Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Baroness Paisley: DUP 'as much to blame' for stalemate
Baroness Paisley says the Stormont crisis would not have happened under her husband and Martin McGuiness.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May heads to Chequers for cabinet talks
Senior ministers gather to try to reach a deal on the government's Brexit strategy.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM 'where's the money for Grenfell?'
The rapper says he wanted to use his voice for something "bigger" than just himself.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act
The environment secretary says water firms may face further regulation if prices and leaks aren't fixed.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald speaks to Laura Kuenssberg after meeting Theresa May
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg interviews Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald after she met Theresa May.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Labour rejects ex-Czech agent's Corbyn claims as 'absurd'
Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman denies he was an agent of the Czech regime in the 1980s after claims by former spy.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Government 'has no plan' for Northern Ireland - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin's president says 'doing nothing is not an option' after power-sharing talks broke down.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald attacks Theresa May over talks stalemate
Mary Lou McDonald says Theresa May is "facilitating the DUP blocking" power-sharing progress.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

UK's Brexit transition plans released
Ministers reject claims its proposals mean the "status quo" transition phase could be "indefinite".

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Post-Brexit transition 'won't go on and on', ministers say
Ministers reject claims its proposals mean the "status quo" transition phase could be "indefinite".

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Foster hopeful of budget 'within weeks'
DUP leader Arlene Foster meets the PM and says she is hopeful a budget will be in place 'within weeks'.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Post-Brexit transition will end on 'fixed date', ministers say
Ministers reject claims the "status quo" transition could be "indefinite".

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Anti-Brexit bus 'banned' from parking in Oxford
Oxfordshire Council Council says it cannot permit "political advertising" on the highway.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Stormont 'could be down for five years', says Eastwood
Colum Eastwood tells MPS that nationalists are "moving away" from the idea of devolved government.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

NFU elects first female president
Minette Batters becomes the first woman to lead the National Farmer's Union in its 110-year history.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Steve Baker on Tory reaction to Corbyn spy claims
A minister is asked for his reaction to claims by the defence secretary that Jeremy Corbyn "betrayed his country" and a security minister comparing Labour's leader to Kim Philby.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Minister asked: Corbyn betrayed his country?
A minister is asked for his reaction to claims by the defence secretary that Jeremy Corbyn "betrayed his country" and a security minister comparing Labour's leader to Kim Philby.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Andrew Gwynne asked about Labour's Brexit policy
Andrew Gwynne is asked about Labour's Brexit policy and how the UK could draw up trade deals with the EU and non-EU states after its 2019 departure.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

'A' and 'the' customs union differences?
Andrew Gwynne is asked about Labour's Brexit policy and how the UK could draw up trade deals with the EU and non-EU states after its 2019 departure.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

PMQs: John Bercow reminds MPs about harassment in Commons
The Speaker steps in to remind noisy MPs that "huge numbers" of viewers "disapprove of this sort of behaviour".

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

PMQs: Corbyn and May on UK and EU Brexit negotiations
The Labour leader criticises a speech by the foreign secretary, while the PM jokes about press stories linking him to a Czech spy from the Cold War era.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict
Theresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit - here are the key bits of their exchanges.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Government loses clean air court case
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Productivity growth strongest since financial crisis
The UK sees a second quarter of productivity growth and wages rise more than expected.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis opens up on cancer
Steffan Lewis says the emotional impact of the disease should be discussed more.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis AM opens up on cancer
Steffan Lewis says the emotional impact of the disease should be discussed more.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Labour vows to end 'heartbreaking' deportation rules
Diane Abbott vows to stop separating families and to allow parents of child refugees to come to UK.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

UK setting out post-Brexit transition period position
The UK sets out its response to EU suggestions for how a post-Brexit transition period could work.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Theresa May to meet DUP and Sinn Féin leaders
Theresa May will host party leaders a week after talks aimed at restoring power sharing collapsed.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

UK unemployment rises for first time in two years
UK unemployment rose by 46,000 to 1.47 million in the three months to December, official figures show.

BBC Politics
Feb 21, 2018

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs set out demands in letter to Theresa May
Tory group urges clean break with the EU - Labour says the PM is too 'weak' to stand up to them.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

MPs send Brexit 'suggestions' to Theresa May
More than 60 Conservative MPs say the UK should be able to sign trade deals straight after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth apologises over texts
Former Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth was accused of commenting on what female staff wore.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

MPs set out Brexit 'suggestions' to Theresa May
More than 60 Conservative MPs say the UK should be able to sign trade deals straight after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Disputed Stormont 'deal' pages leaked
The parties disagree on whether a power-sharing agreement was on the table before the talks collapsed.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Corbyn: Spy stories show press is worried by Labour government
Labour leader says extensive press coverage shows media barons are worried by him winning power.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity
Around 7000 people stop donating to the charity after revelations that some staff used prostitutes in Haiti.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Stormont deadlock: NI secretary commits on budget clarity
Karen Bradley declines to immediately reimpose direct rule from Westminster, as she updates MPs.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn says Daily Mail and Sun stories 'nonsense'
Taking questions after a speech, Jeremy Corbyn says stories about him and a Czech spy are "nonsense".

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Theresa May urges opposition peers to retire to cut size of Lords
The PM also vows to end "automatic" peerages for judges, police officers and other senior figures.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Will Boris Johnson give up plastic pens for Lent?
The foreign secretary is asked by Rebecca Pow whether he will join a campaign by Conservative MPs to reduce their plastic consumption during Lent.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Corbyn Czechoslovakia spy claims: Kavanagh and Nunns
Some newspapers continue to cover claims about the Labour leader's alleged contact with a Czechoslovakian diplomat and agent in the 1980s.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Currie, Cook, Howe, Profumo and Stonehouse resignations
A countdown of five of the most headline-grabbing goodbyes to political life.

BBC Politics
Feb 20, 2018

Brexiteers branded 'reckless' over NI peace process
Irish deputy PM criticises UK politicians for questioning the future of the Good Friday Agreement.

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