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BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May
The PM says efforts are going on "through the night", but the negotiations are "immensely difficult".

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Lawyer 'assaulted after Houses of Parliament bar row'
A man yanked the Parliamentary pass off a lawyer before later shoving him over, a court hears.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals
More than 20 Conservative MPs join opposition parties demanding a crackdown be brought forward.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Academic Sir Roger Scruton's housing role defended by ministers
Ministers stand by their new adviser amid criticism of his remarks on homosexuality and Islamophobia.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Peers' laughter at 'Johnson and Johnson'
The government is asked about the impact of the resignations of Jo Johnson and brother Boris.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

'Referendum at some point' predicts Brown
The British people "have got a right to have the final say" on the UK's relations with the EU, says former prime minister Gordon Brown.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Brexit: Ministers told 'judgement day' looms for decision
Ministers are urged to show "moral courage" as talks enter crucial 48-hour phase.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Lord Lester faces suspension over sexual harassment claims
The peer is accused of sexually harassing a complainant and offering her "corrupt inducements to sleep with him".

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Welsh city and town centre smoking ban proposed by Mark Drakeford
A contender to be the next Welsh Labour first minister says he wants to extend the smoking ban.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara on bullying and media criticism
A autistic MP who faced criticism for previous racist, homophobic and sexist comments on social media has said his eight days in the headlines was "cruel".

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Brexit: What is a 'meaningful vote'?
What is a meaningful vote? Could there be another Brexit referendum? Carolyn Quinn has been speaking to the Commons Library's legal expert

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour's Starmer
Theresa May will not be allowed to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, Sir Keir Starmer says.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Brexit: Cabinet ministers 'voiced doubts over PM's plan at start'
Cabinet sources say multiple members of Theresa May's ministerial team spoke out against her plan.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Starmer: Corbyn and a new Brexit vote
Shadow Brexit secretary says "all options are on the table" if there is a no deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Badger cull: Vets accuse ministers of 'barefaced lies'
Campaigners accuse the government of telling "bare faced lies" about the effectiveness of badger culls.

BBC Politics
Nov 12, 2018

Brexit: Cabinet ministers 'voiced doubts at PM's plan at start'
Cabinet sources reveal several of the prime minister's colleagues spoke out strongly against her plan.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants
A growing rent arrears crisis for people claiming universal credit is unearthed by BBC's Panorama.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Brexit: UK must not be trapped in backstop, Leadsom says
Minister urges Tories to back PM - but says UK must have the power to exit any customs arrangement.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Brexit: UK must not be trapped in backstop, says Leadsom
Minister urges Tories to back PM - but says UK must have the power to exit any customs arrangement.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Brexit: UK must not be 'trapped' in backstop, says Leadsom
Commons leader says she is staying in government to get a Brexit deal that honours the referendum result.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Brexit: New referendum still an option, says Emily Thornberry
Shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC "all options remain on the table" if MPs reject a Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Nov 11, 2018

Armistice Day: Growing criticism of Trump WW1 no-show
The US president, who is in France, cancelled a memorial visit to honour US soldiers due to rain.

BBC Politics
Nov 10, 2018

Brexit: No deal threat is a 'political hoax' says Starmer
Labour Sir Keir Starmer says MPs must "take back control" if the government's Brexit deal is rejected.

BBC Politics
Nov 10, 2018

Brexit: May's no deal threat is a 'political hoax' says Starmer
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says MPs must "take back control" if the government's Brexit deal is rejected.

BBC Politics
Nov 10, 2018

Jo Johnson: 'Democratic travesty' not to have another Brexit vote
The UK must "pause" before doing something "irrevocably stupid" over Brexit, says Jo Johnson.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Former MP killed in WW1 finally added to Parliament's memorial
A former MP killed in action in World War One finally has his name added to Parliament's memorial.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Former MP killed in WWI finally added to Parliament's memorial
A former MP killed in action in World War One finally has his name added to Parliament's memorial.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

WW1: The forgotten hero MP
The Recording Angel memorial commemorates all of the MPs, peers, parliamentary staff, and their sons whose lives were lost during the Great War.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Brexit deal 'will see us cede control' - Jo Johnson
Jo Johnson called for a fresh referendum as he resigned as transport minister over the Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote
Transport minister Jo Johnson, brother of Boris, calls for the public to have fresh say on leaving the EU.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Philip Hammond pressed over Brexit 'backstop' row
Philip Hammond on whether the withdrawal agreement will include an EU proposal to keep Northern Ireland tied to its customs union and single market.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Which cabinet minister uses Lego to relax after a busy day?
Conservative politician says he find spending time with his large collection "therapeutic".

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

World War One: Theresa May pays respects in France and Belgium
Theresa May visits the graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in World War One.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

UK economy grows at fastest rate since late 2016
Warm weather boosted consumer spending, but growth is tailing off, official figures show.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Record setter
The Commons Library is hosting an exhibition on Jean Winder and her battle for equal pay.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Theresa May accused of 'breaking promises' over Irish border
The DUP says a letter from the prime minister to its leader "raised alarm bells" over her Brexit plans.

BBC Politics
Nov 09, 2018

Brexit: DUP accuses May of breaking promises on Irish border
The party says a letter from the PM implied the Brexit backstop agreement could include a border in the Irish Sea.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

MPs: Are vulnerable bank customers being treated fairly?
MPs want to know how vulnerable people are coping with bank branch and ATM closures.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

World War One: Theresa May paying respects in France and Belgium
Theresa May will join the French and Belgian leaders at war memorials in both countries on Friday.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Brexit: UK must be able to end backstop, says Liam Fox
The cabinet minister says the UK must be able to end any post-Brexit customs arrangement with the EU.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

MPs to debate forcing supermarkets to offer plastic-free wrapping
MPs will consider whether supermarkets should be forced to offer eco-friendly packaging.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Female MPs from 86 countries mark 100 years of women's suffrage
Female politicians gather to mark 100 years since the first UK women got the right to vote and run for election.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Dominic Raab under fire over Dover-Calais comments
Critics suggest the Brexit Secretary doesn't "understand the basics" after remarks about trade.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Liam Fox: UK must be able to end backstop
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the UK must have the ability to end any post-Brexit "backstop" arrangement.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks
The verification system will be voluntary until it becomes harder to fool, says Facebook.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt hails 'bond of friendship' with France
The UK's foreign secretary lauds the cross-channel relationship during a speech in Paris.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

David Davis: MPs will 'probably' vote against Brexit deal
But the ex-Brexit secretary thinks that could prompt a better deal being negotiated by the UK and EU.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Prince Charles won't speak out when he becomes king
"I'm not that stupid" - the Prince of Wales says he would stop campaigning if he was monarch.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Toshiba's UK withdrawal puts Cumbria nuclear plant in doubt
Japanese company plans to wind up NuGen, its UK nuclear division, after failing to find a buyer.

BBC Politics
Nov 08, 2018

Prince Charles won't 'meddle' when he becomes king
'I'm not that stupid" - the Prince of Wales says he would stop campaigning if he was monarch.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: 'Raid' on Natural England staff condemned by MPs
Precious wildlife habitats are at risk as Natural England staff are moved to Brexit duties, MPs warn.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt to hail 'bond of friendship' with France
The UK's foreign secretary is to give a speech in Paris later, lauding the cross-channel relationship.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Arron Banks 'dropped from BBC's Question Time panel'
The Leave.EU founder says he has been "bumped" from BBC show, amid controversy over recent TV appearances.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Welsh Labour leadership: Drakeford accused of reluctance to be first minister
The Welsh Labour leadership candidate said he had no "great personal ambition" to be first minister.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Majority of MSPs support having another vote on Brexit
MSPs vote through a Lib Dem amendment calling for a new referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Ministers invited to read draft EU deal
The document does not include the crucial bit on the Irish border, which has yet to be agreed.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Mid-term elections: Trump hails 'big victory' despite House losses
The president focuses on positives as Republicans lose control of the House but make Senate gains.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Show us Ireland border legal advice, says Gove
The environment secretary wants details of the "backstop" border plan to be shared with ministers.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Welsh Labour leadership: Drakeford accused of reluctance to be FM
The Welsh Labour leadership candidate said he had no "great personal ambition" to be first minister.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Closure difficult over Carl Sargeant death, says Labour MP
A year on from the AM's death, a Labour MP urges an inquiry into his sacking to get underway.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Should there be a tax on red meat?
Researchers say price hikes on red meat could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Show us Ireland border advice, says Gove
The environment secretary wants details of the "backstop" border plan to be shared with ministers.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump
Republicans lose control of the House but consolidate their hold on the Senate in mid-term races.

BBC Politics
Nov 07, 2018

Northern Ireland 'lags behind in helping abused kids' says DUP report
Wales and Scotland are well ahead of NI in terms of helping neglected children, DUP report suggests.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

The next Juncker
Europe's centre-right parties decide who they want to run the European Commission, Alexander Stubb or Manfred Weber.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Ageing population a 'real risk' to Scottish budget
MSPs say Scotland's ageing population poses "fundamental questions" for the future of its budget.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Carl Sargeant: AMs to mark former minister's death one year on
Carl Sargeant was found dead last November, days after being sacked amid claims of sexual harassment.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Prime Minister launches Brexit 'business councils'
PM co-opts industry leaders to launch five new business forums to deal with business issues post-Brexit.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Brexit: Cabinet aims for deal by end of November
Notes seen by the BBC appear to detail how a deal could be presented to MPs and the public.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Ministers press ahead with probate fee shake-up
Bereaved families will have to pay up to £6,000 in court fees to manage deceased estates from April.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Knife debate: Street, McGovern, Blakeley, Halligan, Campbell
The Politics Live panel looks at the causes of and potential solutions to knife crime in Britain's bigger cities.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Schaeffler factory closure fears: 570 jobs at risk
The automobile supplier Schaeffler is to close two UK plants amid Brexit uncertainty.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Brexit: PM tells ministers she wants deal but 'not at any cost'
No 10 says PM still confident about an agreement after "constructive" cabinet talks on Irish border.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines
Leave.EU and Arrons Banks' Eldon Insurance face fines for emails which breached data laws.

BBC Politics
Nov 06, 2018

Brexit deal search discussed by cabinet
The UK and the EU can't agree on how to prevent border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

'Press reset' to win back overseas students
They bring huge benefits but increasingly shun the UK for US, Canada and Australia, says report.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Sir Lenny Henry calls for TV and film tax break to boost diversity
The star will hand deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street later "asking for a seat at the table".

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Benefit sanctions scheme 'pointlessly cruel', say MPs
Single parents and people with disabilities are "disproportionately vulnerable" to sanctions, say MPs.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Landmark day for state pension equality
Women will now get their state pension at 65 - the same age as men - as new rules take effect.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

MP warns against allowing 'Jimmy Savile situation' in Parliament
Labour's Jess Philips says a log should be set up to raise concerns, as MPs debate action on bullying.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Philip Hammond denies abandoning goal of eliminating UK deficit
UK chancellor Philip Hammond still wants a budget surplus by the mid-2020s, but promises a "balanced approach".

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Grenfell Tower bonfire 'disrespectful' says Theresa May
Theresa May brands footage of a burning model of Grenfell Tower "utterly unacceptable".

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Universal credit: Claimants 'to get more time to switch'
The government unveils more help for people switching to the new benefit but Labour says it's not enough.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

'Gambling regulator didn't want £2 max fixed odds bet'
Philip Davis says the Gambling Commission didn't think cutting the maximum fixed-odds stake to £2 was justified.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Defence savings needed to plug £7bn black hole
The government's spending watchdog has warned "immediate" savings are needed in defence.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Hammond says £2 stake to spell end for 'terrible' fixed-odds machines
The chancellor defends the time taken to introduce curbs on fixed-odds terminals after criticism.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Local matters
The financial squeeze faced by English councils is an issue that is not going away.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

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

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Kate Osamor referred to watchdog over son's drugs conviction
Ishmael Osamor, son of Labour MP Kate Osamor, works as a communications officer for his mother.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

McDonnell: We'll vote against temporary customs union
John McDonnell says Labour will reject a customs arrangement with the EU unless it is established on a permanent basis.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy
Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he sets out his new vision for the NHS in England.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Political campaigns: Fake news and social media
Looking at the role of fake news, technology firms, the printed press and social media in election campaigning

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

MP Philip Davies defends role in betting stake row
Philip Davies says he met ministers but did not urge a delay in the £2 stake for fixed-odds machines.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

MP Fiona Onasanya's brother admits lying to police
Festus Onasanya, whose sister is a Labour MP, will be sentenced next week.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

London Mayor: Budget cuts to blame for knife crime
Sadiq Khan says knife crime could taken generations to solve.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Matt Hancock: NHS will focus more on illness prevention
The health secretary outlines new plans for an emphasis on illness prevention.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

General election analyst Sir David Butler on how politics has changed
Election analyst and swingometer pioneer Sir David Butler says he is glad he is not covering elections today

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

MPs to debate report into harassment of parliamentary staff
Parliament has vowed to change after a report found harassment had been "tolerated and concealed".

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

Ireland warns UK over post-Brexit border issue
The Irish border is the main sticking point with the PM under pressure from the Tories and the EU.

BBC Politics
Nov 05, 2018

NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy
Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he launches a plan to help people live longer.

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