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BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Coronavirus: MPs promised vote on new rules 'wherever possible'
The health secretary's promise comes as the government is warned by the Speaker not to treat Parliament "with contempt".

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

BLM: Starmer and Johnson on inequality in pregnancy and childbirth
Labour leader calls for an "urgent investigation" into deaths of black women in pregnancy and childbirth on the eve of Black History Month.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on coronavirus retractions
Sir Keir Starmer said there is "widespread confusion" over local lockdown rules.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

PMQS: Blackford and Johnson on Scotland trust in Westminster
The SNP's Westminster leader says a survey shows 15% of Scots trust the UK government.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Covid: Boris Johnson defends 'strong local' measures to beat virus
Labour asks how people can be expected to understand and follow rules if the PM himself does not.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

PMQs: Saville Roberts and Johnson on lookdown leisure travel
Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader asks why people from "lockdown areas" in England can travel into Wales, despite local travel bans.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Speaker Hoyle attacks handling of virus legislation
The Speaker criticises the government's handling of powers to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Covid: Boris Johnson defends local lockdown strategy
Labour asks how people can be expected to understand and follow rules if the PM himself does not.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Ministers treating Parliament with 'contempt,' says Speaker Hoyle
The PM is spared a Commons revolt in a vote later - but is warned not to treat Parliament "with contempt".

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Covid: Alok Sharma accuses BBC of 'gotcha' line of questioning
The business secretary defends the PM's mistake over local restrictions in north-east England.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

New planning rules will silence local voices - Labour
Labour wants to join forces with disgruntled Tory MPs to overturn changes to England's planning laws.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Covid: MPs to vote on renewing emergency powers
Conservative MPs are continuing to press ministers for more say over future restrictions.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Ascension Island: Priti Patel considered outpost for UK asylum centre location
The idea of "offshoring" people claiming asylum is dependent on a suitable location, a source said.

BBC Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Brexit: Blow to UK car industry in search for EU deal
Documents seen by the BBC suggest key priorities for the car sector have been rebuffed by Brussels.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Covid: Further curbs 'unacceptable' without Parliamentary backing say MPs
The warning comes as Tory backbenchers hold talks with ministers over greater Parliamentary scrutiny.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Ascension Island considered as location for asylum centre
The British territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean was suggested as an outpost for processing asylum claims.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Brexit: Government plan gets MPs' final backing
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Brexit: Government Brexit plan gets MPs' final backing
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Covid; Further curbs 'unacceptable' without Parliamentary backing say MPs
The warning comes as Tory backbenchers hold talks with ministers over greater Parliamentary scrutiny.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Parliament: New peer sports fake fur robes
Baroness Hayman, the newest member of the House of Lords, sported a robe trimmed with synthetic fur for the ceremony.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Sharma: Judge-led inquiry to investigate Post Office scandal
The government announces an inquiry into the Horizon system used by post offices.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Boris Johnson 'misspoke' over North East Covid restrictions
Boris Johnson apologises after failing to clarify the detail of new tighter coronavirus restrictions.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Foreign butchers and bricklayers 'needed in UK'
Shortages in social care staff are also highlighted in a report from government migration advisers.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Covid: I 'misspoke' over North East Covid rules, says PM
Boris Johnson apologises after failing to clarify the detail of new tighter coronavirus restrictions.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Covid: PM promises 'radical' shake-up of adult education
Boris Johnson said funding changes are required to help people find jobs in the post-Covid economy.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Ian Paisley 'broke rules' over Maldives family holiday
Ian Paisley apologises after a parliamentary inquiry into 2016 trip but he will not face sanctions.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Brexit: MPs to vote again on government's plan
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of EU deal is set to pass, despite some Tory opposition.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Covid 19: Boris Johnson 'misspoke' over North East restrictions
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been asked to clarify the rules after confusion over restrictions in north-east England.

BBC Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Johnson on help for adults find new jobs
Coronavirus has "massively accelerated changes that were already happening in the UK economy", the PM has said.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Public spending rise could last longer
The government must choose between more austerity and permanently higher spending, a think tank warns.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Early pub closing 'putting shop workers at risk'
Staff in stores selling alcohol after 10pm may be exposed to violence and infection, a union warns.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Adults without A-levels to be offered free college courses
The government offer will be available from April and aims to support jobseekers during the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Hancock pressured to give MPs say over lockdown rules
MPs are calling for a say over lockdown restrictions before they come into force.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Liberal Democrats: Ed Davey on diversity in UK politics
The Liberal Democrat leader says it is "not easy" to talk about his experience of caring for his family.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Biodiversity: Boris Johnson signs United Nations pledge to tackle problem
PM Boris Johnson signs a UN pledge, saying UK government "absolutely committed" to global problem.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Michael Gove: Brexit provisions to stay in Internal Market Bill
The EU wants to see parts of the Internal Market Bill removed, but the UK says the disputed clauses are a "safety net".

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Claudia Webbe: Leicester MP charged with harassment
Claudia Webbe, the Labour MP for Leicester East, is due to appear in court in November.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures
Greater Manchester mayor says the curfew is doing "more harm than good", but ministers defend it.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Brexit: Gove on UK-EU talks about exit deal
Talks in Brussels about implementing the UK-EU exit deal are described as "constructive" by Michael Gove.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Brexit: Sefcovic on Irish border issues for UK-EU trade deal
The UK position in trade talk negotiations is still "far apart from what the EU can accept", says the European Commission vice-president.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Labour MP apologises for calling pandemic 'good crisis'
Shadow education secretary Kate Green admitted her comments were "hurtful and offensive".

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: Parliament stops alcohol sales after 10pm
But food can still be served after it emerged Parliament's bars are exempt from early closing times.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid: U-turn over post-curfew alcohol sales in Parliament
No alcohol will be sold after 10pm after it emerged Parliament is exempt from the hospitality curfew.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Brexit: Gove in Brussels as EU trade talks resume
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove is meeting EU representatives at the start of a week of negotiations.

BBC Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Covid in Scotland: 'Struggling' students told they can return home
Despite new guidelines Scotland's education minister does not expect a "mass exodus" from campuses.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Brexit: Gove heads to Brussels as EU trade talks resume
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will meet EU representatives at the start of a week of negotiations.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers'
Ed Davey will draw on his experience as a carer in his first leader's speech at party conference.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England
New rules mean anyone in England who tests positive for coronavirus has a legal duty to self-isolate.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK's land by 2030
Countries must act now to reverse biodiversity loss, Boris Johnson will tell a UN event later.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Brexit: Mick Mulvaney says UK and EU can reach a trade deal
US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney, urges optimism in relation to Brexit.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Support grows for rebel MPs over law
Labour hints it could back Conservatives trying to increase MP scrutiny over lockdown restrictions.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Covid: Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends students' university return
It comes as scientists warn university outbreaks are "entirely predictable" and had been modelled.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends students' university return
It comes as scientists warn university outbreaks are "entirely predictable" and had been modelled.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Labour 'sympathetic' to rebel MPs over virus law
David Lammy says his party could support Tories looking to increase scrutiny of Coronavirus rules.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Consider pausing university return, says Labour
The party also calls for a guarantee from ministers that students will be allowed home at Christmas.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Premier League support for EFL clubs could be reached in coming week - Oliver Dowden
A deal for the Premier League to support lower-league clubs during the coronavirus pandemic "could be reached this week", according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends university fees amid student lockdown
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended university fees during student lockdown.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Liberal Democrats: We'll win more Senedd seats, says Davey
Sir Ed Davey's party currently has no MPs in Wales and just one member of the Welsh Parliament.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

David Lammy: 'Students done over by government'
David Lammy MP is calling for more support for students by the government.

BBC Politics
Sep 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Consider pause to university return, says Labour
The party also calls for a guarantee from ministers that students will be allowed home at Christmas.

BBC Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Civil service shake-up: Rewiring the government machine or blowing a fuse?
Can Dominic Cummings succeed in shaking up the way civil servants deliver on the PM's promises?

BBC Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Brexit trade talks: Deal can and must be made, says CBI boss
The head of the Confederation of British Industry urges a "spirit of compromise" as trade talks resume.

BBC Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

BBC Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Dennis Skinner: Song about ex-MP tops Amazon download charts
A song about the ex-MP has topped the best-seller charts ahead of Kylie Minogue and Bruce Springsteen.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

The day Brexit hit boiling point
Former MPs and ministers tell the story of 25 September 2019 - one of Parliament's most dramatic days.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray?
The PM promises he won't be caught "lagging" on green polices.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Lockdown learning 'gulf' sparks call to treble pupil premium
Academy leader Steve Chalke says the government must act before poor children suffer "irrevocable damage".

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Andrew Neil to leave the BBC 'with heavy heart'
The broadcaster is to join rival GB News after 25 years at the heart of the BBC's political coverage.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Covid: Ex-minister urges more economic help for women
Caroline Nokes calls for extra support for the beauty sector and others with large female workforces.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

UK should 'retain and explain' controversial statues, says minister
Minister Matt Warman says memorials which "teach us about the past" should not be removed from view.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Brexit: No deal would be 'enormous failure', says Coveney
The Irish foreign minister was speaking about Brexit on Radio 4's Political Thinking with Nick Robinson.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

David Cameron: How is his autobiography selling?
The ex-PM published his memoir last year - how does it measure up against books by other former leaders?

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Why ear wax syringing is no longer free - minister
The government says the decision to provide the service is made by groups of local surgeries.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Lib Dems 'to focus on what people really need,' says Davey
Leader Sir Ed Davey launches party's fight back after a poor election at online conference.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

PM playing games in Brexit talks, says Ed Davey
The Liberal Democrat leader said his party backs the "closest possible relationship" with the EU.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Covid: Jobs scheme 'won't stop major rise in unemployment'
A think tank warns that the chancellor's new jobs support scheme will not live up to its promise.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Covid: Uncertainty as industries miss out on job support
The chancellor's new wage top-up scheme to replace furlough is aimed at protecting "viable" roles.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

UK borrowing soars in August as Covid costs mount
Public borrowing hit £35.9bn last month as the pandemic forces the government to borrow more money.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Sammy Wilson told to 'wise up' and 'wear a mask'
Former DUP MLA "totally furious" with Sammy Wilson for not wearing a face covering on the tube.

BBC Politics
Sep 25, 2020

Labour's Diane Abbott was asked to resign over interview blunder
Labour's former shadow home secretary says Jeremy Corbyn's chief of staff told her to quit.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Covid: Tory MPs bid to increase scrutiny over coronavirus rules
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Government 'got into a tizzy' about civil servants home working
Indecision over civil servants coming into the office has wasted time and goodwill, a union says.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Lib Dems 'to focus on what people really need'
Leader Sir Ed Davey urges the party to listen more, as it tries to fight back after a poor election.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Parliament: Tory MPs to refuse unconscious bias training
Commons authorities want to roll out the training, which is already given to staff, to all MPs.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme
Wages will be topped up for six months, but chancellor says it is "impossible" to say how many jobs will be saved.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Hundreds of families 'face eviction by Ministry of Defence'
Residents in an estate in Pembrokeshire said the notices have caused them "sleepless nights".

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

UK can be 'Saudi Arabia of wind power' - PM
The UK prime minister says the UK holds extraordinary potential for wind power.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Rishi Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme
Wages will be topped up for six months, but chancellor says it is "impossible " to say how many jobs will be saved.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Ministers 'seek alternatives' for UK sat-nav
The government says it is after all ideas for a sovereign satellite-navigation system post-Brexit.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Sunak on Job Support Scheme helping UK workers
The chancellor says it is "impossible" to predict the jobs market, but adds "we need to evolve our support".

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Job Support Scheme and helping UK workers
The chancellor says it is "impossible" to predict the jobs market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Sammy Wilson MP pictured not wearing mask on tube
Sammy Wilson told the Belfast Telegraph he only took his mask off briefly to answer a call.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Crispin Blunt criticises government trans rights stance
The Tory MP has criticised the decision to not allow trans people to legally change their gender via self-identification.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme
The government and firms will top up workers' wages, helping cover three quarters of their hours for next six months.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 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 24, 2020

Labour: Dodds reaction to Sunak Job Support Scheme
The shadow chancellor says half of her 40 requests for targeted wage support for workers were "rebuffed" by the government.

BBC Politics
Sep 24, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new Job Support Scheme
The UK chancellor said the Job Support Scheme would start in November and last for six months.

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