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BBC Politics
Sep 20, 2020

Coronavirus: PM should apologise for testing 'collapse' - Starmer
The Labour leader tells the BBC testing problems make further Covid-19 restrictions "more likely".

BBC Politics
Sep 20, 2020

Coronavirus: PM should apologise over testing - Keir Starmer
The Labour leader says a further lockdown is "now more likely" because of the "near-collapse of testing".

BBC Politics
Sep 20, 2020

Hancock: Follow rules or 'more stringent enforcement' coming
Matt Hancock's warning comes as the government introduces £10,000 fines for people who fail to self-isolate.

BBC Politics
Sep 20, 2020

Hancock: Follow Covid rules or they will get tougher
The warning comes as people in England who refuse an order to self-isolate could be fined up to £10,000.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Party conferences in a Covid world
They can't meet up in person this year, so what are the political parties doing instead?

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Labour conference: Don't retreat on pledges, union warns Starmer
The Fire Brigades Union urges Labour leader not to "water down" environment and workers' rights promises.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Labour conference: Don't water down pledges, Starmer warned
A union urges Labour's leader not to "retreat" on the environment and workers' rights promises.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Former MI6 man suspected of selling information to undercover Chinese spies
Fraser Cameron calls the claims "ridiculous" and says he has no access to sensitive information.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Covid: £10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
Boris Johnson says the change means people with coronavirus are legally obliged to stay at home.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Dominic Raab's bodyguard 'left gun on plane'
The foreign secretary was returning to London when the incident is reported to have happened.

BBC Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Labour urges pay rises for care workers for 'Covid sacrifices'
Deputy Leader Angela Rayner says thousands of staff deserve a "real living wage" to get by.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Covid: PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave
Options being looked at include a ban on households mixing, and reducing hospitality opening hours.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

More Afghan interpreters eligible to settle in UK after rule change
A rule change means about 100 more of those who served with British forces will be able to live in the UK.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Labour Party: Starmer aims to build trust with 'new leadership' slogan
Sir Keir Starmer has a new message - but will it help Labour win back votes where the party needs them?

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Covid: Second wave now hitting the UK, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson says he doesn't want another lockdown - but national measures may need to be tightened.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Covid: UK seeing second wave, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson says he doesn't want another lockdown - but national measures may need to be tightened.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Covid-19: Second wave now hitting the UK, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson says he doesn't want another lockdown - but national measures may need to be tightened.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Covid-19: Prime minister says UK 'seeing a second wave'
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is experiencing a second wave of Covid-19.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Second wave of Covid-19 coming to UK, says PM
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a second wave of Covid-19 infections is coming to the UK.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Grieving families demand coronavirus deaths inquiry
Grieving families are demanding an inquiry into coronavirus deaths.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Brexit: Keir Starmer on Amal Clooney's resignation
The Labour leader says he is "not surprised" by Amal Clooney's decision to resign her role as special envoy on media freedom.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Brexit: Amal Clooney quits government envoy role over law break plan
The human rights lawyer says she is "dismayed" by the UK being prepared to break international law.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Brexit: NI told to start work on checkpoints at sea ports
A letter, seen by BBC News NI, says it is critical checks at sea ports are in place.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Liam Fox still in running for WTO chief as race narrows
The ex-international trade secretary is in the final five for World Trade Organization job.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer says evictions ban 'must be extended'
The Labour leader calls for a "credible plan" for renters before the measure runs out on Sunday.

BBC Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered for England by government
A few weeks of nationwide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge could be introduced.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Home Office immigration unit has 'no idea' - MPs
The department does not know what its £400m-a-year immigration enforcement unit achieves, MPs warn.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Brexit: New campaign to help Brits with travel advice
A public information campaign reminds travellers to the EU to have six months left on their passports.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered by government
The government is considering a few weeks of England-wide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Breaking down the Brexit border problem
BBC's Ros Atkins explains the latest Brexit row and the thorny issue of customs checks and Northern Ireland.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Coronavirus: There are '48 hours to protect renters' - Labour
Labour warns of a "homelessness crisis" but the government says it has taken action to help renters.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Brexit: Hauliers' meeting with Michael Gove 'a washout'
The Road Haulage Association says there was "no clarity" on border checks after the transition period.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Club treasurer's anger over Doncaster trip claim
A treasurer said his club was "dragged" in the mud after a minister linked a cluster to a bus trip.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer urges Scottish Labour factions to unite
The UK Labour leader holds face-to-face talks with his Scottish counterpart, who is facing calls to quit.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Baroness Harding on requests for coronavirus test
It is "quite hard to give you an accurate figure" on demand for virus tests, says Test and Trace boss.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Tom Watson hired by gambling giant Paddy Power as adviser
Labour's former deputy leader - who has campaigned for tougher gambling laws - joins Paddy Power owner.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises 'carping' over tests
The minister praises "phenomenal success" of virus testing but Labour have called for an apology.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Rees-Mogg: 'Endless carping' over coronavirus tests
British people should "celebrate this phenomenal success" of coronavirus tests, says the Commons leader.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Coronavirus: New restrictions in north-east England
Almost two million people will see more restrictions following a rise in coronavirus cases.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Tory MP David Morris told to apologise for breaching donation rules
MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale was found to have lobbied for a firm after receiving £10,000.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Lord Keen: Scottish Tory leader says new advocate general will be found
The Scottish Tory leader dismisses claims the UK government will not find anyone willing to replace Lord Keen.

BBC Politics
Sep 17, 2020

EU reaction to Boris Johnson 'good faith' trade talks comments
The EU Commission declines to directly react to Boris Johnson's claim it was not acting in "good faith" in talks with the UK over a possible trade deal.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Speak to rule-breakers first before calling police - PM
Boris Johnson says he is not a fan of "sneak culture" over his new rule banning gatherings larger than six.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Speak to those breaking rule of six first before calling police - PM
Boris Johnson says he is not a fan of "sneak culture" over his new rule banning gatherings larger than six.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Disabled people fear losing their job
In a letter to No 10, campaigners say disabled people are being 'forgotten' in virus recovery plans.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Chris Grayling to advise ports operator in £100,000 role
The former transport secretary's part-time job is with the owner of Harwich and Felixstowe terminals.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Brexit: PM in compromise with Tory critics over Internal Market Bill
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK 'respect' for Good Friday Agreement
The presidential candidate says peace in Northern Ireland cannot become a "casualty of Brexit".

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Brexit: PM in compromise with Tory rebels over Internal Market Bill
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Second national lockdown would be 'disastrous' - PM
Boris Johnson says the government is doing "everything in our power" to prevent another lockdown.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Brexit: Johnson says EU may not be negotiating in good faith
The PM says he hopes the EU "will prove my suspicions wrong" as he strikes a deal with Tory rebels.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Second national lockdown would be 'disastrous', PM says
Boris Johnson says the government is doing "everything in our power" to prevent another lockdown.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Brexit freight system 'won't be ready on time'
Logistics trade body says the smart freight system is 'unlikely to be ready' by year end.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Boris Johnson on EU trade talks and Internal Market Bill
Boris Johnson tells MPs he expects the EU to 'negotiate in good faith and apply common sense'.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Lord Keen: Senior law officer quits over Brexit bill row
Downing Street confirms that Lord Keen has resigned as Scotland's advocate general.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: PM blames 'colossal spike' in demand for test problems
Boris Johnson also pledges to release a new "action plan" for care homes this week.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Boris Johnson seeks to head off Brexit rebellion
The PM strikes a deal with potential Tory rebels over a bill which could overwrite the Brexit deal, the BBC understands.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Lord Keen: Law officer offers resignation over Brexit bill row
Lord Keen, the Advocate General for Scotland, is unhappy with plans to override the withdrawal agreement.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

PMQs: Rayner and Johnson on coronavirus test result timings
Angela Rayner says Labour leader was unable to attend the Commons as he had to wait for his family's coronavirus test result

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

PMQs: Rayner and Johnson on coronavirus restrictions
Angela Rayner accuses the PM of blaming others for his "incompetence" with "no plan" for a second coronavirus wave.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

PMQs: Davey and Johnson on help for disabled children
The Lib Dem leader says families with disabled children lost benefits in the lockdown, after the government broke international law.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on Internal Market bill
The SNP Westminster leader claims the PM does not know what is in his Internal Market Bill.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Law officer 'offers resignation' over Brexit bill row
Lord Keen, the Advocate General for Scotland, is unhappy with plans to override the withdrawal agreement.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

PMQs: Angela Rayner accuses Boris Johnson of 'incompetence' at PMQs
But the prime minister said the government was facing the most "difficult dilemmas of any modern government".

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Williamson defends use of calculated exam grades
Education secretary tells MPs replacement grades was right idea, but system had too many errors.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Sacked' MP resolves dispute with care home
Nadia Whittome had said she was pushed out after speaking out about PPE shortages.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

EU chief: Both sides agreed Brexit withdrawal deal
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the Brexit withdrawal agreement took three years of work.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Robert Buckland: Government working on court backlog
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said courts are now sitting at above average rates.

BBC Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Serious criminals to serve more time in jail in justice shake-up
The justice secretary hails changes to criminal tariffs as a "fundamental shift" to punish offenders.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Brexit freight system 'will be ready on time'
The government says a beta version will be ready when the new arrangements begin on 1 January.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Serious criminals to serve two-thirds of jail term in justice shake-up
The justice secretary hails changes to criminal tariffs as a "fundamental shift" to punish offenders.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Brexit: Dominic Raab seeks to reassure US politicians over Brexit bill
The foreign secretary's visit comes amid warnings that a UK-US trade deal could be threatened.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

PMQs: Angela Rayner to face Boris Johnson for the first time
Labour's deputy leader is standing in for Sir Keir Starmer for the first time at the weekly clash.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Brexit: Advice issued to civil servants worried about breaking law
Junior staff told what to do if they are uncomfortable with ministers' demands, BBC Newsnight learns.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Rishi Sunak: New ways to protect jobs 'my priority'
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says he is looking for "creative" solutions as unemployment hits a two-year high.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Removing graffiti will 'boost confidence' in railway, says Shapps
The transport secretary says quicker action will help give passengers "confidence" to return.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Testing problems to be solved in weeks, says Hancock
Mr Hancock said No 10 will update its testing policy shortly to prioritise the most urgent cases.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Matt Hancock on Covid-19 tests: We're working around the clock
The health secretary says Covid-19 tests have been and will continue to be "priority-based".

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Ebbsfleet Covid-19 test centre shut to become lorry park
The Ebbsfleet testing centre is to make way for a lorry park for post-Brexit customs checks.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Priti Patel explains why mingling is against restrictions
The home secretary says the new rule of six means families should not stop to chat with other families.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Sentences to double for attacks on emergency workers
New laws will increase maximum jail terms for assaults on front-line workers to two years.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Testing issues 'will be solved in a matter of weeks', says Hancock
Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells MPs there has been a "sharp rise" in those seeking a test.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Charlie Elphicke: Ex-MP jailed for sex assaults on women
Charlie Elphicke, the ex-Tory MP for Dover, was convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Don't give prime ministers the power to choose election date, say MPs
Boris Johnson wants to scrap the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, which sets the date of the next election.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

TUC: Starmer on replacement furlough scheme for workers
The Labour leader sets out his plan for a new scheme to help those who cannot return to work when the job retention scheme ends.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer calls for furlough scheme replacement
The Labour leader also warns of the "scarring effect" of "mass unemployment" on communities.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Mims Davies on UK employment and jobless figures
The government has a plan for "protecting, creating and securing new jobs" says Employment Minister Mims Davies.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Priti Patel challenged on coronavirus testing delays
Home Secretary Priti Patel has said delays in testing for the public are "unacceptable".

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

What is the row over UK 'internal markets' all about?
The Scottish and UK governments are gearing up for another constitutional battle over Brexit.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Young people hit as unemployment rate rises
The number of people aged between 16-24 out of work rose in the three months to July.

BBC Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Will fashion be better for the planet after coronavirus?
A report by MPs looks at ways to to create a more sustainable fashion sector after the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Unison: Care workers who made £4 an hour awarded in £100,000 court case
After a court case awarded home carers more than £100,000, a union has called for intervention.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Brexit: Internal Market Bill clears first hurdle in Commons
MPs back the Internal Market Bill by 77 votes despite criticism it risks breaching international law.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Miliband to Johnson: 'He hasn't read the bill'
Ed Miliband accused Boris Johnson of not being across the detail of the Internal Market Bill.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer to call for furlough scheme replacement
The Labour leader will also warn of the "scarring effect" of "mass unemployment" on communities.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Brexit: Ed Miliband on Johnson and Internal Market Bill
Opposition to the Internal Market Bill was not an argument of Leave versus Remain but "an argument about right versus wrong", Ed Miliband tells MPs.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Brexit: ‘I have absolutely no desire to use these measures' - Boris Johnson
The PM describes the powers in the Internal Market Bill as a "legal safety net" and an "insurance policy".

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson says powers will ensure UK cannot be 'broken up'
The PM tells MPs the EU is not negotiating in "good faith" and the UK must act to protect itself.

BBC Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Brexit: Arlene Foster says NI is not EU's plaything
Arlene Foster makes her comments hours before MPs debate a contentious Brexit bill in the Commons.

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