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BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2019

Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit
Downing Street responds as two groups of MPs seek to take control of the Brexit process.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major
Sir John Major says MPs should be given a series of votes on different options to break the deadlock.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?
The former Foreign Secretary says he didn't say anything about the country during the referendum.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements
International trade secretary says other countries must "put the work in" ahead of possible no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Reality Check: Has immigration held down wages?
Boris Johnson says the availability of workers from overseas has helped some big firms hold down wages. Is he right?

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Farage seeking 'new party' in case UK fights Euro elections
The former UKIP leader also says Leavers must be ready for another referendum.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Boris Johnson on Brexit: 'Shameful' to extend Article 50
The former foreign secretary says "the totemic date" of 29 March for leaving the EU should not change.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Liam Fox: Customs union 'would not deliver Brexit'
Liam Fox says the UK could not have an independent trade policy if in a customs arrangement with the EU.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Nigel Farage 'looking for new party'
The ex-UKIP leader says if the UK ends up contesting the European Parliament elections, he will be on a party list.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU
Leading politicians, business and sports people write of their love for post-work pints and panto.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2019

Hitachi's Wylfa nuclear project delay 'not a stop'
The Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project was costing £1m a day before it was halted, Hitachi says.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Coventry City Council is UK's slowest to fill potholes
Some councils aim to fill potholes within minutes but others take more than a day, new figures show.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Leavers and Remainers watch vote on PM's deal
Three Remainers in Glasgow and three Leavers on the Wirral watch MPs vote on the PM's Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Where the Conservative tribes stand on Brexit
Theresa May is reaching out to other parties to get backing for a deal with the EU - but she still has to convince her own side.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Rory Stewart: Brexit red lines 'could shift'
Rory Stewart suggests there could be some give and for the PM when it comes to Brexit talks with other parties.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Speaker Bercow 'could be denied peerage'
A Cabinet source suggests the government may break with tradition and block the Speaker from getting a peerage when he retires.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Military reservists on standby in event of no deal
Trained civilians could be asked to do a year's service if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Tony Blair on calling for another EU referendum
Tony Blair says he is not "inserting" himself into EU negotiations but another referendum is in the UK's interests.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel
The suspension has been imposed because the channel had broken rules governing adverts, YouTube says.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn: Let's talk Brexit
The PM says she wants to discuss the Labour leader's Brexit plans, but he dismisses her talks as a "stunt".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Bruno Le Maire: British people paying for Brexit lies
The French finance minister has expressed deep regret over the divisions Brexit has caused.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Ministers back my plan to block no-deal - Nick Boles
Tory backbencher says ministers have told him they will quit if they are ordered to vote against his bill.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Which MPs had talks in Westminster?
A timeline of the meetings held by Theresa May and senior colleagues about Brexit, as part of efforts to "find consensus".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Sturgeon to set out indyref2 plans even if Brexit extended
Nicola Sturgeon will set out her timetable for an independence referendum "in the coming weeks" even if the Brexit process is extended.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

'Practising women's history is how I do my feminism'
Meet one of the women behind the pink campaign that posted feminist icons across London.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Nick Boles: Ministers back my bid to block no deal
Tory MP Nick Boles says ministers are ready to quit if ordered to vote against his amendment to block no deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets party leaders to try to break deadlock
But Jeremy Corbyn calls the talks a "stunt" - as 29 January is pencilled in for a vote on any revised plan.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Nuclear plant in Anglesey suspended by Hitachi
Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Nuclear plant in Anglesey cancelled by Hitachi
Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meeting MPs 'to seek consensus'
The PM hopes the talks could help end the Brexit stalemate - as a vote on any revised plan is pencilled in for 29 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Rule out no-deal, Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May
Labour's leader sets out conditions for Brexit talks with the prime minister and threatens more no-confidence votes.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Fiona Onasanya: Peterborough MP appeals against conviction
Fiona Onasanya was convicted of perverting the course of justice over a speeding ticket lie.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit talks: What does the DUP want?
Most things you need to know about the DUP and Brexit can be gauged from the party's name, says Jayne McCormack.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Tony Blair: No deal Brexit 'catastrophic' for UK
Tony Blair says a no deal Brexit will "profoundly damage" the UK economy.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Wylfa Newydd: Hitachi to halt work on UK nuclear plant
Japan's Hitachi is suspending work on the Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales amid concerns over rising costs.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Wylfa: Decision on future of nuclear power station expected
There are fears work on Wylfa Newydd will stop, dealing a "tremendous blow" to the economy.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

How does Theresa May proceed with Brexit?
A round up of the options Theresa May has in order to proceed with Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May pushes for cross-party consensus
The PM will meet MPs to try and break the Brexit stalemate, but Corbyn insists no-deal must be ruled out.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must 'work together' to deliver Brexit
The prime minister calls on politicians to "put self-interest aside" and deliver on the referendum.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May gives Downing Street statement
Theresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" after winning a no confidence vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

May's government survives no-confidence vote
The PM offers meetings on Brexit with rival party leaders after seeing off a bid to topple her government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU
Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Moment government survives confidence vote
Theresa May has promised she will start talks with other party leaders over Brexit plans.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Remove prospect of catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit'
The Labour leader reacts after the Prime Minister sees off a bid to remove her government from power.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

No-confidence motion: How did my MP vote?
Find out how your MP voted on Labour's vote of no confidence in the government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

May's government survives no confidence vote
Theresa May sees off a bid to topple her government by 19 votes and vows to get on with delivering Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

May offers to meet other leaders after no confidence vote result
After surviving a no confidence in Parliament, Theresa May invites the leaders of other parties to meet her the same evening.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

The moment May survived Corbyn's no confidence vote
Theresa May beats off a challenge from Jeremy Corbyn and opposition parties to bring down her government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

The moment May wins Corbyn's no confidence vote
Theresa May survives a challenge from Jeremy Corbyn and opposition parties to bring down her government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

No confidence motion: Gove and Watson ahead of vote
The environment secretary and deputy Labour leader spoke ahead of the vote of no confidence.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

MPs voting on confidence in government after May's Brexit defeat
Theresa May's government could be toppled if MPs back Labour's no-confidence motion.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

MPs voted down Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge majority. But now what?
So what happens to Brexit now? Theresa May says that the government wants to "deliver on the result of the referendum".

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: DUP meets PM before no confidence vote
DUP leader Arlene Foster says the party had a "useful" discussion with Theresa May at Westminster.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: DUP meets PM before no-confidence vote
DUP leader Arlene Foster says the party had a "useful" discussion with Theresa May at Westminster.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

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

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Rees-Mogg will 'not put Marxist in Downing St'
Theresa May "could stand on her head at the despatch box and back regulatory alignment", but Jacob Rees-Mogg says he would still not vote against her in a no-confidence motion.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit vote: Rees-Mogg and friends toasted result with Champagne?
After reports that Brexiteers celebrated the prime minister's deal being voted down with Champagne, Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was more of a "meeting with a drink".

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Leo Varadkar steps up Irish Brexit no-deal plans
"These are no longer contingency plans," Irish PM Leo Varadkar says as Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May on customs union and no deal
The Labour leader calls on the PM to clarify her policy on a customs deal and a no-deal after her Brexit defeat.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

PMQs: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on poverty and inequality
Jeremy Corbyn says the government is not just "failing" on Brexit, as he asks her about poverty levels.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

PMQs: Theresa May and Ken Clarke on Brexit red lines
Ken Clarke tells the PM to consider changing course on Brexit, and to think again about her options.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

PM told 'everything has changed' on referendum
As thousands protested outside Westminster, none were calling for a Norway or Canada style deal, says a Labour MP.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Calls to ban low-level letterboxes and adopt EU standard
A union is calling for a change in regulations to help stop postal workers straining their backs.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government'
Labour's leader opens the no-confidence debate, after Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

WTO rules: What happens if there's a no-deal Brexit?
Could the UK maintain an open border with Ireland if there is no deal, asks BBC News NI's John Campbell.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Alternative ways to break Brexit deadlock
Cancel Brexit, hand the decision to backbenchers or members of the public - or get the Queen involved?

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

David Cameron: I don't regret calling EU referendum
Former UK prime minister David Cameron says he backs Theresa May's efforts to secure a Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

David Cameron: I don't regret calling referendum
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he backs Theresa May's efforts to secure a Brexit deal with the EU, but insists he does not regret calling the referendum.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Inflation falls to lowest level in nearly two years
UK inflation fell to 2.1% in December, pushed down by falling fuel prices.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

David Lammy urges Jeremy Corbyn to back 'People's Vote'
David Lammy says the Labour leader risks "splinters" if he doesn't back another vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: Does Brussels blink?
How has Brussels dealt with political complications in the past?

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Chancellor hints at Article 50 delay
Philip Hammond reassures business Brexit could be delayed to avoid "no-deal" scenario.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Ex-Downing Street aide jailed for rape of sleeping woman
Mark Adams, 56, who was an aide to both Tony Blair and John Major, is given a seven-year sentence.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

What is a no confidence motion? How does it work?
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no confidence motion in Theresa May's government. Here's what happens now.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

What is a no confidence motion? What time is it?
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no confidence motion in Theresa May's government. Here's what happens now.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

What is a vote of no confidence? What time is it?
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no confidence motion in Theresa May's government. Here's what happens now.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

CBI chief welcomes 'new era' in approach to Brexit
The head of the business lobby group says a delay to Brexit is more likely now, to avoid a no-deal departure.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat
Labour is bidding to force a general election after the PM's Brexit deal was rejected but Tory rebels and the DUP have pledged support.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: EU 'wants to know what UK wants'
European leaders say Britain needs to clarify what sort of Brexit it can agree to after rejecting the Withdrawal Agreement.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: MP Tulip Siddiq delays C-section for Brexit vote
The Labour representative called it 'the most important vote in my lifetime'

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: What happens next?
After a Commons defeat and vote of no confidence, where does Theresa May go with her Brexit plan?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU
The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit vote: Donald Tusk suggests UK should stay in EU
The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit vote explained in one minute
The BBC's Chris Mason explains the fallout from Theresa May's huge defeat in the Commons.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: What happens now?
Labour has called for a no confidence vote in the government, after the Brexit vote defeat. What could happen next?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: What could happen next?
Labour has called for a no confidence vote in the government, after the Brexit vote defeat. What could happen next?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon calls for second Brexit referendum
The first minister was reacting to MPs emphatically rejecting the prime minister's Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: MPs vote 'no' to Theresa May's deal
The biggest ever government defeat in history sees Theresa May lose the vote by 432 to 202.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

'What is the best thing to do in the national interest?'
Health secretary Matt Hancock said the question now is "what is the best thing to do in the national interest?".

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill
A woman took her campaign to MPs after a man took pictures of her at a gig in London's Hyde Park.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Boris Johnson on Brexit vote and Theresa May's future
The former foreign secretary says the Brexit vote majority of 230 in Parliament is "perhaps a bigger defeat than people had been expecting".

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: How did my MP vote on Theresa May's deal?
Find out how your MP voted on the prime minister's Brexit deal, to take the UK out of the European Union.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat
Jeremy Corbyn tables a no confidence motion in the government after the historic defeat.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

What are the biggest government defeats?
MPs have inflicted the biggest defeat on a serving government in modern history - how does it compare to previous losses?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn tables no confidence motion
The Labour leader advised the house of the motion after Theresa May lost the vote on her Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May's reaction to losing Commons vote
After MPs heavily defeat her Brexit deal, Theresa May says there will be time on Wednesday for the opposition to put a no confidence vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: PM's Brexit deal voted down by 423 to 202
The prime minister's Brexit deal is backed by 202 MPs but 423 vote against.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: PM's Brexit deal voted down by 432 to 202
The prime minister's Brexit deal is backed by 202 MPs but 432 vote against.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: MPs vote on an amendment to Theresa May's deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated when MPs vote on her Brexit deal shortly.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Passionate protests outside Parliament
Protests outside Parliament ahead of a crucial vote are loud, passionate, colourful but - so far - peaceful.

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