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BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Carney: Brexit deal 'positive' for UK economy
Governor of the Bank of England says deal takes away the threat of a 'disorderly' Brexit.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: What happens if the PM loses Saturday's vote?
The Brexitcast team tries to predict Boris Johnson's next move if MPs reject his Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: What does the deal say about workers' rights?
What does Mr Johnson's new agreement say about environmental standards or workers' rights?

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: MPs who reject deal 'will have to look voters in the eye'
The Welsh secretary urges MPs to back Boris Johnson's deal and honour the referendum result.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Court of Session dismisses bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
Lord Pentland issued his ruling after hearing legal arguments in the case brought by Remain campaigners.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

In full: Laura Kuenssberg grills Johnson on Brexit deal
The prime minister urges MPs to "come together" and vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: No better outcome than my deal, says Johnson
Boris Johnson makes a fresh appeal to MPs ahead of Saturday's knife-edge Commons vote on his Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: What to expect from Parliament's Saturday sitting
The weekend sitting of Parliament will see MPs vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Scottish court considers bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
The Court of Session has heard legal arguments in the case brought by anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: MPs who reject deal 'should look voters in the eye'
The Welsh secretary urges MPs to back Boris Johnson's deal and honour the referendum result.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: Crunching the numbers on key MPs' vote on Johnson's new deal
The House of Commons will sit on Saturday to vote on the new Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Crunching the numbers on key Brexit vote
The House of Commons will sit on Saturday to vote on the new Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Scottish Court reviews bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

SNP calls for Brexit extension and general election
Ian Blackford tables an amendment calling for a three-month delay to allow time for a general election.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: DUP 'encouraging' Tory MPs to reject deal
The party's Brexit spokesperson says it wants Conservatives to "take a stand" in Saturday's vote.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: Labour MPs who want PM's deal should 'be honest'
Those MPs who fear a no-deal Brexit should back the new deal, a senior Tory MP says.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: Johnson in race to win support for deal
The PM will try to persuade MPs to back his deal ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote on Saturday.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: Johnson to begin charm offensive over deal
The prime minister will seek to build a Commons majority for his deal ahead of Saturday's crunch vote.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Scottish Court to review bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: Who are the DUP?
The BBC's Jayne McCormack explains why the Democratic Unionist Party has so much power.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: What is the DUP and what does it believe in?
The BBC's Jayne McCormack explains why the Democratic Unionist Party has so much power.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Conservative MP Mark Field to stand down over Brexit disagreement
Mark Field says he has "no desire to become a disaffected, dissenting voice from the backbenches".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal - will MPs support it?
With an agreement reached with the EU, Boris Johnson now needs MPs to back it in Parliament.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Four ways new Brexit deal is different
Brussels correspondent Adam Fleming compares Boris Johnson's withdrawal agreement with Theresa May's.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: Johnson 'very confident' MPs will back deal
The PM is facing an uphill battle to get his new Brexit deal through the House of Commons on Saturday.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: 'This is a good deal' says chancellor
The chancellor praises the deal brokered between the UK and EU, and urges parliamentarians to back it.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

DUP: PM 'too eager for Brexit deal at any cost'
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds says the Benn Act has forced the PM into "desperation measures".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit deal: What does it mean?
Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will oppose the new deal
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says the prime minister's new Brexit deal is leading Britain "in the direction of a de-regulated society".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Stormont to be recalled after abortion petition
The DUP-proposed move is a last-ditch attempt to stop the reform of NI's abortion law.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit deal: Why does the DUP's opinion matter?
BBC News NI assesses the new Brexit deal, why the DUP won't vote for it and why that matters.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal
EU leaders have hailed the agreement as a big step even though it still has to get through the UK Parliament.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: What is in Boris Johnson's new deal with the EU?
A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain?

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit deal: Your questions answered
Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A simple guide on the UK leaving the European Union.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says deal provides 'certainty'
The European Commission President says the new deal is a "testament to our commitment to finding a solution" and "provides peace and stability on the island of Ireland".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

PM Boris Johnson: This is a very good deal
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the new Brexit deal struck between the UK and EU is a "reasonable, fair outcome".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Michael Gove says new deal 'strengthens the United Kingdom'
Cabinet Minister Michael Gove says he hopes the DUP will have an opportunity "to reflect" on the new deal and that MPs will "appreciate" what the deal offers.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

What is in the new Brexit deal?
A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain?

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs passing 'illegal' Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Jo Swinson says new deal is 'even worse for our economy'
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says her party will still be arguing for the public to have the "final say" and give them the chance to remain in the EU.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Rees-Mogg congratulates prime minister on new deal
Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg welcomed the prime minister's new Brexit deal and said he hoped the DUP could find "comfort and support" in it.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuse support
The prime minister calls the agreement "a great new deal", but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Exchange rates: Why has the value of the pound jumped?
A simple guide to how currency is valued and what it means for your finances.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Michel Barnier outlines New Brexit deal
Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier outlines the new Brexit deal agreed between the prime minister and the EU.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: DUP has not been abandoned, says NI secretary
The NI secretary denies the government has abandoned the DUP after the UK and EU agree a Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Michel Barnier confirms new Brexit deal reached
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier announces a new deal between the UK and EU has been agreed.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

New Brexit deal agreed, says Boris Johnson
The PM calls the agreement "a great new deal", but the DUP say they still cannot support it.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit deal: Issue of consent at heart of DUP concern
For politicians in Belfast and Dublin, issues such as identity and peace-building are crucial.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Speaker John Bercow MP discusses bad language in Parliament with teenagers.
Teenagers campaigning for politicians to clean up their language in Parliament have met with the Speaker John Bercow.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Labour's Hilary Benn says there must be another Brexit referendum
Labour MP Hilary Benn says there must be a "confirmatory referendum" attached to any potential Brexit deal agreed by the government.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: What happens now?
The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham will lodge a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal planned
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham considers plans to lodge a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: DUP rejects deal 'as things stand' as PM heads to EU summit
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: PM heads to EU summit as deal talks continue
Boris Johnson travels to Brussels as efforts continue back home to win support for his Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Louise Ellman: MP quits Labour over anti-Semitism concerns
The MP leaves after 55 years saying "anti-Semitism" has become "mainstream" under Jeremy Corbyn.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: 'No deal tonight', UK government source says
UK and EU officials are continuing technical talks, but there is no sign of a breakthrough ahead of Thursday's summit.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Macron: 'I want to believe Brexit being finalised'
The French president says he hopes a deal will be signed off on Thursday.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Macron: 'I want to believe Brexit being finalised''
The French president says he hopes a deal will be signed off on Thursday.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Commons appoints new Serjeant at Arms
Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet will take up the position, which involves keeping order during debates.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

House of Commons appoints new Serjeant at Arms
Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet will take up the position, which involves keeping order during debates.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: What have been the sticking points?
A revised Brexit deal, acceptable to both UK and EU negotiators, remains elusive. What have been the main sticking points?

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: PM meets cabinet and DUP as Brussels talks continue
EU officials say the outcome of talks on both sides of the Channel should be known within hours.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Northern rail could be nationalised
The government is considering whether the management of the train service should be taken into public hands.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped
A plan to force porn sites to verify users' ages will be shelved, says Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Northern rail could be renationalised
The government is considering whether the management of the train service should be taken into public hands.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: No 10 meets DUP as Brussels talks continue
The prime minister's team must convince the DUP to accept concessions, as Brexit talks continue in Brussels.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

MP Antoinette Sandbach receives death threat after vote
Cheshire MP Antoinette Sandbach said the threats would "not stop me from doing my job".

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: 'Many issues' still unresolved, warns Leo Varadkar
Ireland's Leo Varadkar says differences remain as UK sources suggest the chance of a deal this week is "shrinking".

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Stephen Barclay: 'Government will comply with the law'
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has told the Exiting the EU Committee in the House of Commons that the government will send a letter requesting a Brexit extension, if necessary.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: What are the backstop options?
What are the plans to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit?

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Criminals 'could exploit' no-deal Brexit gaps
With two weeks to go, the National Audit Office warns governments and firms are not fully prepared.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: Talks enter last day before crunch EU summit
Brexit negotiations enter a key 24 hours, as EU leaders prepare to meet at a summit in Brussels.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Have UK voters changed their minds on Brexit?
Where do voters stand on Brexit, after more than three years of debate and negotiation?

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: What can the UK learn from Norway's EU border?
Norway's border with Sweden - and the EU - is a potential hotspot for smugglers. How is it policed?

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon's SNP conference speech: 'Independence referendum must happen next year'
The SNP leader's party conference speech carried strong messages on Brexit and Scottish independence.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: Talks continuing amid claims deal is close
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Curbing MP abuse 'not high priority' for leaders, says watchdog
The intimidation of MPs and their staff is threatening democracy, claims the UK standards watchdog.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Party election broadcasts: How have they changed and do they still matter?
On the anniversary of the first appearance of the campaign tool on our screens, we look at their impact.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

SNP conference: Nicola Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Conservative campaign leaflets: Vote for rivals puts Brexit at risk
Campaign material suggests the party accepts the UK might not have left the EU by the time of an election.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Ruth Davidson to chair ITV mental health advisory group
The group was created following the deaths of participants who had appeared in two ITV shows.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Conservative Party campaign leaflets suggest Brexit delay
Documents recently made available to agents and activists have been obtained by the BBC.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Turkey-Syria offensive: UK government halts arms export licences to Turkey
Exports to Turkey will be kept under "very careful and continual review", the foreign secretary says.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit: Narrow path to deal at EU summit, says Barnier
The EU's negotiator suggests the two sides have until the end of Tuesday to agree a new legal text.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Coveney: 'We need to deal with the facts as we see them'
Irish Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Simon Coveney tells reporters "it isn't a time for optimism or pessimism" when it comes to the Brexit process.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Extinction Rebellion to join Welsh ministers' conference
Climate change activists are invited to a Welsh Government event amid a ban in London.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Thomas Cook ex-boss grilled over £500,000 bonus
Peter Fankhauser says he was not solely at fault for the firm's collapse but will reconsider the reward.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Conservative Party election leaflets suggest Brexit delay
Documents recently made available to agents and activists have been obtained by the BBC.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Thomas Cook ex-boss defends £500,000 bonus payment
Peter Fankhauser says he was not solely at fault for the firm's collapse but will reconsider the reward.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Poll tracker: How popular are the Westminster political parties?
Our poll tracker measures how people say they are going to vote at the next general election.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Jeremy Hunt: Brexit talks 'encouraging'
The former Tory leadership contender says the speed of negotiations from the EU is due to bureaucracy, not "malevolence".

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP: Tory conference clash 'storm in a teacup'
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown was asked to leave the Conservative event after he clashed with staff.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Brexit deal 'still possible, but more difficult' - Barnier
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says a UK deal with the bloc could still happen this week.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Corbyn: Voter ID plans discriminate against ethnic minorities
The Labour leader says the government plans will "disproportionately" affect ethnic minorities.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Brexit: EU ministers to be updated as talks continue
The bloc's chief negotiator will update ministers after saying "big gaps" remain between the EU and the UK.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2019

What's in the government's new environment bill?
Environmentalists welcome parts of the new law, but others say the government is going backwards.

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