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BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Trevor Phillips: 'Insane reasons' for stabbings
Knife crime is driven by glorifying gang culture the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality says.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Jeremy Hunt among ex-ministers seeking committee chairs
The ex-foreign secretary is one of a number of MPs vying to chair parliamentary select committees.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

China coronavirus: 'Increased likelihood' of cases in the UK
Four patients in Scottish hospitals are being tested after showing symptoms of coronavirus.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

John Bercow 'categorically' denies bullying allegations
The ex-Speaker also criticises No 10 for not "honouring the centuries-old convention" by making him a Lord.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Baroness Morgan warns BBC over licence fee 'concern'
The culture secretary says the issue is "coming up more and more on the doorstep".

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Brexit bill receives Royal Assent
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans has told MPs that the Brexit bill has been signed into law.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Be tougher with Iran, husband urges PM
Richard Ratcliffe says his wife, who has been detained for four years, is being used as a "chess piece".

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Mother's letter to daughter read in Holocaust debate
Sir Ed Davey reads out the emotional letter during a debate ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Cannabidiol: Selling and marketing CBD products
Users of cannabidiol (CBD) say it has medicinal benefits, but those who sell it are not allowed to make any medical claims.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Brexit: What happens now?
The Brexit bill has passed its first hurdle, with the UK set to leave the EU on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Brexit negotiations: Five lessons for the next phase
Brexit day is fast approaching, with UK and EU officials set to start negotiations about the future relationship.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Increased likelihood' of cases in the UK
The health secretary says there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the UK, which is "well prepared".

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Crime: Number of suspects charged by police hits new low
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

No time off for grieving: 'Inside I was screaming'
Bereavement leave for parents came too late for Ian Bainbridge, whose son was stillborn five years ago.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

What is the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?
'The WAB' has passed all its stages in Parliament. Here's what it is.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

John Bercow: Formal complaint lodged against former Commons Speaker
The accusations against the former Commons Speaker by one of his most senior advisors are thought to centre around bullying.

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson must be brave over jailed Briton, says husband
Richard Ratcliffe says he wants to hold Boris Johnson to his promise to "leave no stone unturned".

BBC Politics
Jan 23, 2020

Ross England: Rape trial row Tory candidate deselected
A man criticised by a judge for his conduct in a rape trial is deselected as an assembly candidate.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband to meet Boris Johnson for talks
Richard Ratcliffe says he wants to hold Boris Johnson to his promise to "leave no stone unturned".

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Two weeks of leave for UK parents who lose a child
The law, which will come into force in April, will be the most generous in the world, ministers say.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Brexit: UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Boris Johnson
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey interview in full
The Labour leadership hopeful speaks to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Brexit: EU withdrawal bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Thornberry pressed on 'selective' school choice
Labour leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry says she wants "good schools up and down the country" as she's pushed on why she sent her son to a partially-selective school.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: I can sell 'hope for the future', says Long-Bailey
She tells the BBC Labour had "a great set of policies" at the election but got its "messaging" wrong.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
The US has warned it could taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

MLA pay: NI's five main parties want pay rise deferred
Party leaders ask Assembly Commission to halt £1,000 rise until decision to award it is reviewed.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Party needs to sell aspiration, says Long-Bailey
Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey has said the party needs to do a better job of selling a message of aspiration to voters.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Long-Bailey says 'trans women are women'
Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey says people should have the right to self- identify their gender and agrees that "trans women are women".

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Ross England: Tory candidate accused of sabotaging rape trial 'wants to quit'
A man embroiled in a row about his conduct as a rape trial witness plans to quit as a Tory candidate.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Brexit: MPs overturn changes to exit bill amid battle with Lords
The Commons rejects changes made by peers on citizens' rights, EU court rulings and child refugees.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

MP Sarah Champion calls for end of 'smart motorways'
An MP tells parliament that smart motorways "cannot be delivered safely" and should be stopped.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Boris Johnson urged to let Greggs workers keep bonus
The PM rejects claims by Jeremy Corbyn the government is not helping low paid workers on universal credit.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Nandy joins Starmer on final ballot
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

PMQs; Lynch and Johnson on HS2 report publication date
A Labour MP asks the prime minister for a commitment to deliver the HS2 and Northern Powerhouse rail schemes "in full".

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on Brexit votes
The SNP Westminster leader accuses the prime minster of making an "unprecedented attack" on devolution in the UK.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

PMQs: Corbyn and Johnson on universal credit and poverty
Universal credit is supposed to reduce poverty but is having the "opposite effect", the Labour leader says.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

PMQs: Corbyn and Johnson on bonus for Greggs workers
Boris Johnson is asked about a £300 bonus to Greggs workers, as some on universal credit may not receive the full payment.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Lisa Nandy: Welfare system sees people as 'problems'
Labour leadership contender Lisa Nandy has said the welfare system sees people as "problems to be solved".

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

UK vows tech tax will go ahead despite US pressure
The US has warned it could respond by taxing UK car companies if the UK goes ahead.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Nandy outlines 'empowering' welfare system
The Wigan MP has received the backing of departing candidate Jess Phillips in her Labour leadership bid.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

MLA pay: DUP and Sinn Féin explore ways to stop pay rise
Many MLAs say they will be donating any salary increase to charity.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Labour leadership: Nandy says party 'paternalistic' on welfare
The Wigan MP says the party should back welfare reforms which "help people change their own lives".

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Transport secretary promises rail system changes
Grant Shapps says both rail operators and Network Rail are to blame for poor performance.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Rough sex murder defence: Why campaigners want it banned
Campaigners say men are increasingly using the defence to try to get away with murdering women.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Election 2019: The defeated MPs deciding what to do next
What is it like to lose your seat, clear out your office and work out what the future holds?

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Smacking ban plan in Wales set to clear final hurdle
Ministers expect around 38 cases of people breaking the law in the first five years.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Brexit: Lords send amended bill back to MPs
Peers make five amendments to the legislation, but the government plans to overturn them in the Commons.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Labour has to be 'ruthlessly focused'
The Labour leadership contender says a radical socialist party can win power if it gets its message across.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

New Tory MPs 'not welcome' at Durham Miners' Gala
A Durham miners' official paraphrases Boris Johnson saying he'd rather "die in a ditch" than invite Tories.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Brexit: Welsh Assembly joins Holyrood and Stormont in rejecting bill
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Labour leadership: Jess Phillips quits race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
The Birmingham Yardley MP says she is "not the person" to unite the party and wider Labour movement.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Sex and religious education to be compulsory in Wales
Parents lose the right to withdraw pupils from lessons about relationships, sexuality and religion.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Brexit: Government defeated by peers over child refugees
The House of Lords votes to amend the government's Brexit bill by 300 votes to 220.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

England's 'largest' town council set for Northampton
The authority will work below the larger West Northamptonshire unitary council, from 2021.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Sex and religious education to be made compulsory
Parents lose the right to withdraw pupils from lessons about relationships, sexuality and religion.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Conor Murphy: Finance minister not pursuing corporation tax cut
Mr Murphy says a change in economic and political circumstances means the issue has now "receded".

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

How could Northern Ireland's finance minister raise money?
Conor Murphy may have to raise an extra £1bn to meet the public services bill.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

How Northern Ireland's finance minister could raise money?
Conor Murphy may have to raise an extra £1bn to meet the public services bill.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment
The number of women in work has grown by 0.5% in the three months to November, the highest rise for a year.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Labour leadership hopefuls bid for GMB union backing
GMB, one of the UK's biggest trade unions, is expected to announce who it is backing on Tuesday.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Brexit: Welsh assembly to vote against Boris Johnson's bill
All three of the UK's devolved law-making bodies will have voted against the EU withdrawal agreement.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Brexit: What is a level playing field?
What are people talking about when they refer to a level playing field and what has it to do with Brexit?

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Terrorism laws to get tougher within weeks, government vows
Offenders will face more time in jail as "hard truths" are faced after attacks, the Home Office says.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Brexit: Government loses first parliamentary votes since election
Ministers are defeated three times over Brexit legislation - on citizens' rights and court rulings.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Brexit: Government loses first parliamentary vote since election
Lords back giving EU nationals a physical document to prove they can live in the UK after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer makes it on to Labour leadership ballot
The shadow Brexit secretary is the first to get the support needed to officially run for leader.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer makes it onto Labour leadership ballot
The shadow Brexit secretary is the first to get the support needed to officially run for leader.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Brexit: UK to decide on Gibraltar-EU travel deal
Gibraltar considers joining the Schengen zone, but the UK government says it cannot decide alone.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Can one mile take 10 years off your life?
Is Sir Keir Starmer right that Somers Town in London has life expectancy 10 years below somewhere a mile away?

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Ashworth on secret recording of Corbyn election campaign comments
Labour frontbencher Jonathan Ashworth is asked about secretly-recorded comments where he made predictions about the general election result.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Immigration system will 'put people before passports' - PM
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Gordon Brown: Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, ex-PM warns
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Ex-PM Gordon Brown: 'I think the United Kingdom could end'
Speaking to the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg, former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned the United Kingdom "could end" unless the UK "fundamentally changes".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Brexit: UK rules out Gibraltar-EU travel deal
Gibraltar considers joining the Schengen zone to ease travel, but the UK government rejects that.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

HS2: Rail link costs could rise to £106bn, says review
There is "considerable risk" the price of the high-speed line could rise by another 20%, a report finds.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

UK-Africa summit: Wooing Africa after Brexit
Heads of state are meeting in London for a UK-Africa summit ahead of the UK's departure from the EU.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

House of Lords 'could move to York or Birmingham' - Tory chairman
Moving the upper chamber could "reconnect" politics with voters, the Tory party chairman says.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Sole Scots Labour MP Ian Murray rejects party split
Ian Murray say Scottish Labour already enjoys autonomy from the UK party but should use it more.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Stalking: New order for stalker investigations has 'teeth'
Court powers to control stalkers under investigation could be the "critical difference", victims say.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

MP Jamie Wallis 'shared office' with sugar daddy website
Former colleagues say Jamie Wallis "was aware" it was being overseen from there.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Stalking: New court order for stalker investigations has 'teeth'
Court powers to ban stalkers from contacting their victims while police investigate are welcomed.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Stormont: Who's who in the NI Assembly and Executive?
BBC News NI's guide to the key players and their roles in the new Stormont assembly and executive.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

New Liberal Democrat leader in place by mid-July
Sir Ed Davey and Mark Pack will remain joint acting party leaders until the election process is completed.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence
Food prices could rise after Sajid Javid said there will be no alignment with EU rules after Brexit, businesses say.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Candidates call for end to party splits
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn were quizzed on issues from anti-Semitism to Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Party members grill leadership candidates
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn are being quizzed by party members for the first time.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

No Brexit Day plan for Big Ben as countdown clock to light up No 10
Government plans include a countdown projected onto No 10 and an address by the PM - but no bongs.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Party members set to grill leadership candidates
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn will be quizzed by party members for the first time later.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: 'No alignment' with EU on regulation, Javid tells business
Sajid Javid warns businesses UK and EU regulations will differ after Brexit, saying firms must "adjust".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day
Boris Johnson will also address the nation and cabinet will be held outside London on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey pledges to return power to voters
The Labour MP sets out her pitch for Labour leadership, promising a "shake up" of government if elected.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Owen Jones: Journalist attacked because of sexuality and political views
A judge rules Guardian columnist Owen Jones was targeted due to his sexuality and political views.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Big Ben: Would Brexit bongs cost £500,000?
The House of Commons Commission has been explaining the cost of the Brexit bongs.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

I have suffered sexual harassment, says minister Victoria Atkins
Equalities minister Victoria Atkins says "common sense" is needed to determine what counts as harassment.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Attacked journalist Owen Jones 'subject of far-right abuse'
Owen Jones tells a court far-right sympathisers see him as a "hate figure".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: Big Ben fundraiser given £50,000
Millionaire businessman Arron Banks donates, but MPs question whether the bell can toll on 31 January.

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