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BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

David Davis meets firms along Irish border
David Davis is visiting Northern Ireland to discuss future customs arrangements after Brexit.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

David Davis visits NI to meet cross-border businesses
David Davis is visiting Northern Ireland to discuss future customs arrangements after Brexit.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

David Davis set for another visit to Northern Ireland
The BBC understands David Davis is due to make another visit to Northern Ireland on Sunday

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

John McDonnell says overthrowing capitalism is his job
The shadow chancellor says it's his job to transform the economy so the UK becomes a socialist society.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

McDonnell on overthrowing capitalism
The shadow chancellor says it's his job to transform the economy so the UK becomes a socialist society.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

Sturgeon: Growth commission will 'restart' independence debate
But Scotland's first minister says she won't decide on a second indy vote until the Brexit deal is clearer.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

Brexit: MP Barry Gardiner pressed on 'playing up' remark
Emma Barnett asked the Labour MP if he stands by remarks that people are playing 'up the issue of the Irish border'.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks
Only four of 14 firms invited for talks turned up, culture secretary admits, as he pledges new laws.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

Pienaar's Politics podcast
John Pienaar interviews Len McCluskey, Margot James, Angela Eagle and Alexander Willis. Plus pundits Harry Cole and Kate Devlin.

BBC Politics
May 20, 2018

UKIP 'should fold' if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader
Former Welsh leader Nathan Gill says UKIP has no future and should end after Brexit.

BBC Politics
May 19, 2018

Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen for Labour
Janet Daby is chosen to stand in Lewisham East's by-election from a shortlist of black and ethnic minority women.

BBC Politics
May 19, 2018

McDonnell: Regulators not fit for purpose
The shadow chancellor urges a corporate auditing overhaul, following the Carillion collapse.

BBC Politics
May 19, 2018

Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen to stand for Labour
Janet Daby is chosen to stand in Lewisham East's by-election from a shortlist of black and ethnic minority women.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Boris Johnson: First visit by foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years
Boris Johnson to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Pickles and Lilley among former Tory ministers to get peerages
Sir Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley are among nine Tories nominated to be elevated to House of Lords.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Nine Conservatives to get peerages
Eric Pickles is among nine Tories nominated to be elevated to House of Lords.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

PM attacks Labour's Welsh school record
Theresa May says the Welsh Government should follow England's lead on school reforms.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

PM attacks Labour's Welsh schools record
Theresa May says the Welsh Government should follow England's lead on school reforms.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Welsh Tories urge parties to oust Labour
Welsh Tory leader tells party conference that cooperation is key to ending Labour rule in Wales.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: 'When we see more young men we have seen more crime'.
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said that in some areas where there are more young men, there can be more crime.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Fear of Sinn Féin role 'behind devolved EU powers stance'
Scotland's Brexit minister says a fear of Sinn Féin means the government do not want to devolve EU powers.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Welsh UKIP leader 'amicable' with Hamilton
Caroline Jones vows to work with the former Tatton MP who she deposed as UKIP assembly leader.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Brexit border plan 'must be longer-term' says Tony Lloyd
Labour's Northern Ireland spokesman wants a general election if longer term arrangements are not agreed.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Afghanistan: UK considers sending more troops
The defence secretary believes the UK should increase its military presence, the BBC understands.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Foreign students: Home Office axe 'unusable' survey
Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Foreign students: Home Office axes 'unusable' survey
Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Speaker John Bercow facing new outburst claims
John Bercow's office says 'strong views' expressed in Commons amid newspaper reports of outburst.

BBC Politics
May 18, 2018

Stalled Stormont
BBC News NI looks at the decisions made by Stormont's civil servants - and ones that can't go ahead.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

'Impossible to ignore'
How the former Liberal leader's extraordinary life still resonates in one small corner of England.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Ballots sent out in SNP deputy leadership race
Ballots are being sent out in the contest to elect a replacement for Angus Robertson as SNP deputy leader.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Grenfell: Abbott and Raab on cladding ban
Diane Abbott asks the housing minister if he would live in a house with combustible cladding, after Grenfell.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers
Critics say it will be as easy to get the go-ahead to do a test drill as it is for a home conservatory.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Neil Hamilton ousted as UKIP leader in Welsh Assembly
The former Tory MP is replaced by Caroline Jones amid reports of a heated group meeting.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings reported to Commons
Dominic Cummings refuses to appear before MPs who he claims are "grandstanding" not "truth-seeking".

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

PMQs archive: Cameron, Miliband, Blair, Corbyn, Thatcher, May, Hague and Harman
The Speaker, and some leaders, may say they and the public hate the Punch and Judy name calling moments, but then they cannot resist the odd jibe at their rivals.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

PMQs archive: Cameron, Miliband, Blair, Corbyn. Thatcher, May, Hague and Harman
The Speaker, and some leaders, may say they and the public hate the Punch and Judy name calling moments, but then they cannot resist the odd jibe at their rivals.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Former refugee Magid Magid takes up Sheffield Lord Mayor post
At 28, Magid Magid is Sheffield's youngest ever Lord Mayor and the first Somali to hold the post.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Cabinet agrees Brexit customs 'backstop' option
The UK would be willing to match EU tariffs after 2020 if needed to avoid a hard N Ireland border.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Grenfell Tower: Government will consult on cladding ban
The housing secretary says there will be a consultation on banning combustible materials on high-rise buildings.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

UK referred to Europe's top court over air pollution
Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice over persistent breaches of pollution limits.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

UK political map: Tory and Labour voters on the move
Voters on the move and the Brexit vote mean some traditional Conservative and Labour seats are being lost to political opponents.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Grenfell Tower: Review does not urge cladding ban
It is more important to stop people cutting corners in the building industry, the review lead says.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Grenfell Tower: Government review does not urge cladding ban
It is more important to stop people cutting corners in the building industry, the review lead says.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Theresa May security pledge at EU summit
The UK prime minister meets Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders in Bulgaria.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Betting machine stakes cut to £2
New rules will reduce the maximum bet from £100 on terminals dubbed the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

BBC Politics
May 17, 2018

Gambling machines stake cut to £2
New rules will reduce the maximum bet from £100 on terminals dubbed the 'crack cocaine' of gambling.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Unhelpful label?
Politicians and the media use it all the time but some people find it patronising and even offensive.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Grenfell Tower: Government review 'won't urge cladding ban'
Dame Judith Hackitt will publish her government report into building regulations on Thursday.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Fixed-odds betting stakes 'to be cut to £2'
The government is due to announce its decision on rules governing fixed-odds betting terminals.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

The to-do list
From the Irish border to data protection to tax information, some key issues are still outstanding on the road to a deal.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Minister's 'relief' as EU bill leaves Lords
The Brexit legislation returns to the Commons after peers inflict 15 defeats.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Spike Lee on BlacKkKlansman, society and Trump
The director's new film is the true story of a black detective who infiltrated the KKK.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors in emergency housing 12 months on
Seventy four households, out of 210 affected, are in permanent homes, the housing secretary says.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

John Bercow investigation blocked by MP standards committee
The standards committee of MPs votes against an inquiry into the Speaker's conduct by three to two.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Windrush: Man left 'broken' after immigration detention
Two grandparents tell a Parliament's human rights committee about their ordeal of facing deportation.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Len McCluskey criticises 'stale' Labour MPs
The Unite union leader says he "won't cry" if local parties oust MPs.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Labour MPs 'now accountable to members'
The Unite leader says he "won't cry" if local parties oust MPs who criticise Jeremy Corbyn.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Windrush: Pair tell MPs and peers of detention 'nightmare'
Two grandparents tell a Parliamentary committee about their ordeal of being wrongly detained.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Brexit: EU Withdrawal bill suffers 15th defeat in Lords
Peers vote to set up a body to maintain EU environmental standards in the latest setback for ministers.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump helped Europe lose its illusions, says Tusk
European Council President Donald Tusk slams the US for abandoning the Iran nuclear deal.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Andrew Neil reviews PMQs with Harriett Baldwin and Richard Burgon
Andrew Neil with highlights and analysis of PMQs. Guests include Foreign Office Minister Harriett Baldwin and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Chris Grayling defends handling of East Coast line
The transport secretary tells Laura Kuenssberg nationalising the whole network is not the answer.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: Corbyn and May on UK jobs market after Brexit
The government's "complete lack of clarity" over its future trade relationship with the EU means some big employers could leave the UK, warns Labour's leader.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: Corbyn and May on cabinet splits over trade deal
Jeremy Corbyn opens PMQs teasing the PM over reported splits in her cabinet about future UK-EU customs arrangements.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Barnier? Try the BBC's Brexit HQ trivia quiz
Are you a fan of the quiz show app HQ Trivia? Have a go our Brexit quiz, inspired by the app.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Michelle Barnier? Try the BBC's Brexit HQ trivia quiz
Are you a fan of the quiz show app HQ Trivia? Have a go our Brexit quiz, inspired by the app.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Grenfell Tower fire: May pledges to fund cladding removal
Material similar to that blamed in the Grenfell fire will be stripped from towers at the government's expense.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: Blackford and May on Scottish devolution and Brexit
The SNP's Westminster leader and UK PM clash over the Scottish Parliament's rejection of the EU Withdrawal Bill.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: Sharma and May on Jowell and Sure Start money
The PM is asked by a Labour MP to find more funding for Sure Start, the "proudest achievement" of the late Baroness Jowell.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Vote Leave supremo in Channel 4 Brexit drama
He will play the man who masterminded the leave campaign in the Channel 4 docudrama.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: MPs cheer PCs who arrested Jo Cox's killer
It is a convention that MPs do not clap, but the Speaker, who introduced the officers, made no effort to halt the unparliamentary behaviour.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

PMQs: Corbyn and May on Labour taking over negotiations
After being asked to let Labour take over, the PM lists a series of opposition pledges and claims the party cannnot be trusted.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

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

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

East Coast train line to be put into public control
Rail services on East Coast Main Line to be brought back under UK government control.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Brexit at PMQs: Corbyn tells PM to 'step aside' and let Labour do deal
Labour's leader says at PMQs the talks are in "disarray", but Theresa May insists she will deliver.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Online reporting of sexual harassment 'lacks empathy', MPs told
A senior Rape Crisis counsellor tells MPs women want to talk to other women about their experiences.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Five complaints over Lord Kilclooney 'Indian' tweet
The peer sent a tweet referring to the taoiseach as a "typical Indian" which he acknowledged as a mistake.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Diane Abbott: Labour would close two immigration detention centres
Labour pledges to close Yarl's Wood and Brook House and limit immigration detention to 28 days.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Oxford Labour councillor resigns over 'anti-Semitic' Facebook post
Ben Lloyd-Shogbesan's "anti-Semitic" post has prompted an inquiry by Oxford city's Labour group.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

How to solve Brexit border problem?
Ireland finds itself on the front line of Brexit negotiations.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Brexit: 'Serious criticism' of UK's two customs proposals
Both trade options have potentially "adverse" impacts, a senior minister says.

BBC Politics
May 16, 2018

Carillion bosses drove construction firm off a cliff, say MPs
MPs accuse former directors of "recklessness, hubris and greed" that led to construction firm's collapse.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Carillion board oversaw a 'rotten corporate culture', say MPs
MPs have accused former directors, auditors and the government of failing to stop Carillion's collapse.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

MPs criticise government clean energy policies
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Brexit: UK promises 'significant' White Paper
Ministers are under pressure to agree a common position ahead of next month's key EU summit.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn intervenes to hail Arsene Wenger
The Labour leader took the rare step of intervening in a backbench debate to praise the departed Gunners boss.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Windrush: Sixty-three people may have been wrongly removed
Officials have found the records of people who were made to leave the UK, the home secretary reveals.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

May urges 'greater restraint' by Israel after Gaza violence
The PM says Palestinians have the right to protest but she is concerned by extremist infiltration.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

EU paid Airbus billions in illegal subsidies, WTO rules
The World Trade Organisation rules the EU paid illegal aid to the European planemaker, paving the way for trade tariffs.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Houses of Parliament to scrap plastic bottles, bags and sachets
Plastic bottles, bags, cups and cutlery will be virtually eliminated from the Palace of Westminster.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Brexit: UK to publish blueprint for future EU relations
The publication, ahead of next month's key EU summit, will extend to more than 100 pages.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Holyrood refuses consent for Westminster Brexit bill
SNP, Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs unite to formally refuse Scottish Parliament consent for the EU Withdrawal Bill.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Peter Taylor
Veteran BBC journalist Peter Taylor talks to dissident republicans and NI's top policeman about Brexit and what its consequences could mean.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

EU paid Airbus $18bn in illegal subsidies, WTO rules
The World Trade Organisation rules that the European Union paid $18bn in illegal subsidies to Airbus.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

UK urges 'greater restraint' by Israel after Gaza violence
Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt says the UK wants an investigation into the Gaza violence.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Leveson: MPs vote for second time against re-opening press inquiry
MPs vote for the second time in a week not to re-open the Leveson inquiry after further concessions.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Leveson: Minister offers concession ahead of new press vote
The culture secretary says a review of press compliance with data protection rules will be permanent.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Left-wing internet phrases: gammon, melts and slugs
Radio 4 announcer Kathy Clugston cooks up a Daily Politics guide to left-wing online slang.

BBC Politics
May 15, 2018

Thornberry and Burt on Gaza violence
Labour condemns "horrific massacre" in Gaza as the government says it will not take sides.

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