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BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

Sir Vince Cable 'made mistake' in missing Brexit vote
Sir Vince Cable tells the BBC he "got the timing wrong" over a key Brexit vote in the Commons.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

Pienaar's Politics: With IDS
John Pienaar discusses the EU's response to Theresa May's Brexit plan and splits within the Conservative party on the issue. With Chloe Smith and Iain Duncan Smith.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

Anti-Semitism row: Labour will 'get it right' says Rebecca Long-Bailey
The shadow business secretary says her party has failed to deal quickly with anti-Semitism.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

John Major: 'I think Theresa May will survive'
The former prime minister said a leadership election would be "absolutely absurd" whilst speaking on The Andrew Marr Show.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

Dominic Raab: We can get Brexit deal done by October
But preparations have begun in case negotiations end without agreement, Brexit secretary says.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

NI abortion reform: More than 170 politicians sign letter
More than 170 UK and Ireland politicians sign a letter urging the UK government to change the law.

BBC Politics
Jul 22, 2018

Politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reform
More than 170 UK and Ireland politicians sign a letter urging the UK government to change the law.

BBC Politics
Jul 21, 2018

Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit - Dominic Raab
The Brexit secretary says selling the government's blueprint for leaving the EU is an ongoing task.

BBC Politics
Jul 21, 2018

Fur sales: MPs call for consultation to ban real fur
It comes as MPs investigate why real fur has been sold as fake on the UK's high streets.

BBC Politics
Jul 21, 2018

Government admits rabies poster gaffe
A parody poster suggesting children with rabies should be shot was included in an internal magazine.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Traffic wardens 'driven at deliberately' in council attacks
Motorists drove at traffic wardens and a social worker was dragged into the road and kicked in the head.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Who's getting in?
What an annotated guest list for a party at Number 10 reveals about Denis Thatcher.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Pairing row: Julian Smith refuses to answer questions
The Conservative Chief Whip refused to be drawn on questions about a pairing controversy.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Home Office: 'Child spies used against crime when necessary'
The government wants to increase the amount of time under-18s can be used undercover.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Lord Heseltine: Pairing row made me swing mace
The atmosphere in the Commons reminds Lord Heseltine of an incident in 1976.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Luis Walker reads Theresa May reply to Orkambi request
An eight-year-old wrote to the prime minister asking for Orkambi drug to improve his lungs.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May's Brexit White Paper
EU's negotiator says UK plan for a future trade relationship runs risk of weakening single market.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Labour accuses PM of 'blatantly untrue excuses' in chief whip pairing row
Theresa May insists her chief whip made an "honest mistake" when he told an MP to break a vote pact.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Theresa May says EU must 'evolve' its Brexit position
The UK and EU agree there should be no hard border post-Brexit, but are at odds on how to achieve it.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Theresa May repeats defence of chief whip in 'pairing' row
Julian Smith faces calls to resign in row over a breach of Parliamentary convention.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

MPs criticise head of public prosecution's criminal case failures
The head of public prosecutions is criticised for her handling of issues around disclosing evidence.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

UK government borrowing at 11-year low
Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.

BBC Politics
Jul 20, 2018

Theresa May to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI
During her Belfast visit, Theresa May is expected to say a plan agreed at Chequers will work for NI.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

MPs criticise head of public prosecution's rape case failures
The head of public prosecutions is criticised for her handling of issues around disclosing evidence.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom
The Commons leader says the Brexit deal struck at Chequers is "a very hard and fast offer to the EU".

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for Northern Ireland
During her Belfast visit Theresa May is expected to say a plan agreed at Chequers will work for NI.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Why Conservatives are fighting each other
The government is heading towards the summer break, wracked by infighting among Tory MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Windrush scandal: Compensation could be capped under proposed scheme
The Home Office announces a consultation on its plans to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Timber scandal: Natural Resources Wales chair quits
Diane McCrea goes after auditor queries Natural Resources Wales accounts for third year in a row.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Blair: PM's Brexit 'doesn't honour public mandate'
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says Theresa May's approach to Brexit "doesn't honour what most people who voted for Brexit think".

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab vows to 'intensify' talks
Dominic Raab meets the EU's chief negotiator, as the IMF warns Ireland will be hit hard by a no deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

New MPs' code 'risks cover-up claims'
A senior MP warns that making all investigations into MPs anonymous risk damaging transparency.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Andrew Bridgen wants no confidence vote on Theresa May
A Conservative MP calling for a confidence vote in Theresa May's leadership speaks of the party whips "blackmailing" MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Reality Check
The EU has issued a 16-page document outlining the preparations for deal or no deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab holding talks with EU
Dominic Raab is meeting the bloc's chief negotiator, as the EU warns states to step up plans for no deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office
Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed, Home Office figures suggest.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row
Julian Smith faces pressure after an MP was told to break a pact and take part in a key Brexit vote.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15
Pupils should be able to request sex education against their parents' wishes, the government says.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

Profile: Ian Paisley
The career of the son of the DUP's founder has been one of controversy and electoral success.

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

DUP MP Ian Paisley says rule breach a personal embarrassment
The DUP MP choked with emotion at times as he told MPs he had made a "genuine mistake".

BBC Politics
Jul 19, 2018

NI pro-remain parties release Brexit concern statement
It comes as the prime minister is due to arrive in Northern Ireland to visit the border.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU
Dominic Raab will meet the bloc's chief negotiator, as the EU warns states to step up plans for no deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits
Up to seven million international permits will be needed if the UK and EU do not agree to recognise driving.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Lord Patten: 'I've never seen so much animosity in Conservatives'
Former Conservative chairman Lord Patten on the party's toxic atmosphere - and Boris Johnson.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Publishers warn of Brexit threat to record exports
The UK's publishing industry says leaving the EU could damage its record-breaking export business.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Military personnel based in Scotland compensated for tax rises
The UK government will compensate soldiers facing higher income tax bills because they are based in Scotland.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

First woman MP Markievicz honoured in Parliament
A portrait of Constance Markievicz has gone on display in Parliament, 100 years after her election as an MP.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster
The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Brexit: 1,000 new customs officers and vets for Irish ports
The Irish government is to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary inspectors to deal with Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

London mayoral race: Tories shortlist 10 candidates
Conservative MP Paul Scully describes the list as one which "reflects London's diversity".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins: 'I want to clear my name'
The MP for Luton North says waiting eight months for a sexual harassment hearing has been "frustrating".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Brexit: New move to keep EU citizenship for UK nationals
Campaigners petition Brussels to make EU citizenship permanent despite Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

In full: Boris Johnson's resignation speech
The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson attacks the government's approach to Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Margaret Hodge faces 'action' over Corbyn anti-Semitism row
Dame Margaret Hodge is reported to have called Jeremy Corbyn "anti-Semitic".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

PMQs: Harman and May on pairing for MPs who cannot vote
The longest-serving woman MP and so Mother of the House, calls for proxy voting for women MPs on maternity leave.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Boris Johnson: It is not too late to save Brexit
The ex-foreign secretary accuses the government of "dithering" and urges Theresa May to "change tack".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

PMQs: Jenkyns and May on Brexit and Remain
Theresa May tells one of her backbenchers that "Brexit continues to mean Brexit".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Boris Johnson making 'resignation speech' in Commons
The ex-foreign secretary is expanding on his reasons for quitting the government over Brexit policy.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

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

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Brexit deal must be workable, says Theresa May
Theresa May rejects claims from a Tory MP that her policy was now that "Brexit means Remain".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

DUP MP Paisley faces suspension over Sri Lankan holidays
A parliamentary watchdog found North Antrim MP Ian Paisley breached Westminster rules.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Boris Johnson to make 'resignation speech' in Commons
The ex-foreign secretary will expand on his reasons for quitting the government over Brexit policy.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Theresa May to make two-day Brexit visit to NI
The prime minister will meet border businesses and give a speech on Brexit in Belfast.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

MP John Woodcock quits Labour with attack on 'hard left'
The Barrow and Furness MP says Labour has been "taken over by the hard left".

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

Brexit: MPs 'frightened' by party extremists
Tory MP Anna Soubry says 'both political parties are in the grips of their own extremists'.

BBC Politics
Jul 18, 2018

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament
A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be hung in Parliament, 100 years after her election as an MP.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs
After Prime Minister's Questions, the PM will be grilled by senior MPs before rallying her backbenchers.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Grenfell fire: Ban on combustible material 'not enough'
A committee of MPs say a wider ban on combustible material and requiring sprinklers would save lives,

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Voice of Britain
What difference does a person's accent make to getting on in politics?

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Scrap terminal illness six month rule, says Welsh Labour MP
Labour's Madeleine Moon says patients should not spend their last months worrying about their bills.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement
Jo Swinson says Tory chairman Brandon Lewis broke an agreement not to take part in a Brexit vote.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

MPs will not vote on early start to summer recess
MPs have not been asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Boris Johnson under fire over clearance for newspaper column
Ex-foreign secretary did not seek watchdog's approval for column amid claims he broke ministerial code.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

New Labour anti-Semitism code faces criticism
Labour officially adopts a new code of conduct - but it is condemned by Jewish groups and some Labour MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Former Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne at their home in Suffolk.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Guto Bebb: I had no choice but to quit government
Welsh Tory MP says he had to resign over Theresa May's concessions to Brexiteers on a key bill.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Recess time
Do the UK's MPs work on more days than their equivalents in other countries?

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Grantham bids for rejected Thatcher statue
The bronze statue, by Douglas Jennings, was reported to cost £300,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Upskirting row MP Sir Christopher Chope under fire again
Sir Christopher Chope says he will not be "intimidated" by misogyny claims after blocking a women's conference.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne to death at their home in Suffolk.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Ministers face fresh test in Commons
Pro-European Tories want to stay in a customs union if there is no trade agreement with EU by early 2019.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Lib Dem whip 'messed up' after Cable and Farron miss Brexit vote
Leader Sir Vince Cable and his predecessor Tim Farron missed the knife-edge

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

'We can't have confidence in the referendum'
MPs express their anger at Vote Leave after it is found to have broken spending rules.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

At-a-glance
A guide to the four possible scenarios for the UK's future relationship with the European Union.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he's pushing to meet the new foreign secretary.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission
The Brexit campaign group is referred to the police by the Electoral Commission and fined £61,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog
Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess
MPs are set to be asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Sir Vince Cable's Brexit vote absence 'a bit unfortunate'
The Lib Dems say they are committed to stopping Brexit - after their leader misses a crucial vote.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Wage growth slows despite jobless fall
Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox
Concessions to Tory MPs to avoid a Commons defeat won't derail Theresa May's plan, Liam Fox insists.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Vote Leave: Brexit campaign 'broke electoral law' in referendum
The Brexit campaign group is referred to the police by the Electoral Commission and fined £61,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Chief rabbi: Labour should toughen up anti-Semitism code
Ephraim Mirvis says Labour risks sending "an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community".

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

MPs to vote on early summer recess
The government has tabled a motion to cut short the current parliamentary session.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote
A Conservative MP resigns as a defence minister so he can vote against the government.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes
A minister quits as MPs back amendments tabled by Brexiteers by just three votes.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote
MPs vote by 305 to 302 to support an amendment tabled by Brexiteer Tories.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Labour MPs want new anti-Semitism code
MPs back adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Tory MP Anna Soubry attacks 'wealthy' Brexiteers
Pro-EU former minister Anna Soubry made a passionate speech about Brexit as MPs debated the Customs Bill.

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