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BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

'Colin Powell led the way in breaking this awful ceiling for African-Americans'
Former foreign secretary Jack Straw has paid tribute to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has died of Covid-19 complications aged 84.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

No 10 denies PM broke Christmas Covid rules
Downing Street faced questions whether the PM and Mrs Johnson hosted a friend on Christmas Day despite restrictions.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Sir David Amess in Commons
Boris Johnson announces the Queen has agreed city status for Southend, thanks to Sir David Amess' campaign.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Minute's silence for Sir David Amess in House of Commons
The Speaker's chaplain leads a minute's silence in the House of Commons for Sir David Amess MP.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess death: Family visit Leigh-on-Sea church to read tributes
Sir David's widow, Julia, was comforted by family members as she read tributes.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Our families fear for our personal safety, say MPs
MPs have described their experience of threats to their safety as tributes are paid to Sir David Amess.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess death: Mural appears at Leigh-on-Sea skatepark
The artist who sprayed the tribute says it is a "thank you from this community" to the MP.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess: 'MPs probably report less than we should' - Chris Bryant
Labour MP Chris Bryant says he has been subject to numerous threats in recent years.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess death: Jo Cox's husband had 'physical reaction' to killing
Brendan Cox, whose wife was killed in 2016, had a "physical reaction" to Sir David Amess' death.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess death: Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox pays tribute
The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox says public reaction to Sir David Amess' death will comfort his family.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Tributes following death of former Labour MP Ernie Ross
Ernie Ross, who was the MP for Dundee West from 1979 until 2005, died in the city on Sunday.

BBC Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Sir David Amess: Man arrested over MP Chris Bryant death threat
An MP says he was threatened after asking people to be kinder following Sir David Amess's death.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess death: Show kindness and love, say MP's family
"We are absolutely broken, but we will survive and carry on for the sake of a wonderful and inspiring man," the family of Sir David Amess say.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess: Death threat to Rhondda MP Chris Bryant after kindness plea
Welsh politicians voice concern about security and violent threats after Sir David Amess's killing.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Brighton bin strike: Deal could end weeks of waste pile-up, union says
Union and council officials reach a provisional agreement after 13 days of industrial action.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess: We must learn from MP's hideous killing, says Commons Speaker
Lindsay Hoyle says safety measures will be reviewed, but does not want to resort to "a knee-jerk reaction".

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess: We must learn from hideous killing, says Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle
Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle says MPs should be protected - but warns against a knee-jerk response.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

David Amess death: MPs could get police guards at surgeries
Priti Patel says she is looking at ways to protect MPs but action should be "proportionate" to risk.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess: Southend city bid would be a 'fitting tribute' to stabbed MP
Home Secretary Priti Patel called him Mr Southend and said his passion for the town warmed hearts.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

NI MPs contacted by police over security after Sir David Amess killing
The justice minister says the chief constable has contacted MPs following the killing of Sir David Amess.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

David Amess: MPs' security measures 'being looked at', Priti Patel says
The home secretary says safety must be put "front and centre" following the death of Sir David Amess.

BBC Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Sir David Amess: MP murder suspect held under Terrorism Act
The man arrested over the killing of Sir David Amess is named as Ali Harbi Ali, a Briton of Somali heritage.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess: MPs' security being reviewed at pace, says Commons speaker
Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, who oversees MPs' safety, says he is working with police to find solutions.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess stabbing: What we know so far
What happened, what we know about the suspect, who the MP was, and what witnesses saw.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess killing: Should MPs still be able to meet the public?
The home secretary is reviewing MPs' security but says they must remain accessible to voters.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Matt Hancock's United Nations role withdrawn
Mr Hancock's appointment to the UN's economic commission for Africa was announced earlier this week.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess: Boris Johnson leads tributes to much-loved MP
Friends and colleagues remember Essex MP David Amess's "wonderful smile" and "photographic memory".

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess killing: Not the end of MPs meeting public, says Priti Patel
The home secretary is reviewing MPs' security but says they must remain accessible to voters.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir Davis Amess death: How emergency services responded to MP's stabbing
Watch as the head of Essex Police describes the immediate aftermath of the attack on Sir David Amess.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess killing: Security for politicians is a global dilemma
Why the need to be a people's representative and the need for personal safety are in constant conflict.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess was a friend and neighbour and deeply loved - Priti Patel
Home Secretary Priti Patel pays tribute to her "friend" and "neighbour" MP Sir David Amess.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess: Boris Johnson leads tributes to much-loved MP who has died after being stabbed
Friends and colleagues remember Essex MP David Amess's "wonderful smile" and "photographic memory".

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Jacqui Smith: Sir David's killing was attack on our democracy
The former home secretary Jacqui Smith says society should focus on how to keep public servants safe.

BBC Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Sir David Amess: Can MPs be kept safe and still meet the public?
The stabbing of Southend West MP Sir David Amess has thrown a spotlight on the risks politicians face.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess killing was terrorism, police say
The fatal stabbing of Tory MP Sir David Amess has a potential link to Islamist extremism, say detectives.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess killing was terrorist incident, Met Police say
Police also say the fatal stabbing of Tory MP Sir David Amess has a potential link to Islamist extremism.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess: Political world pays tribute to much-loved MP
Sir David Amess has been described as "one of the kindest, most gentle people in politics".

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Newspaper headlines: MP safety review and terror cops probe death
The killing of Tory MP Sir David Amess, stabbed at his constituency surgery, leads the front pages.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess: Tributes to much-loved MP who has died after being stabbed
Boris Johnson calls Sir David, who has died after being stabbed, one of the kindest people in politics.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess: Fun, friendly and always outspoken
The Tory MP was a backbencher of the old school who fought for the causes he cared about.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Conservative MP Sir David Amess
Boris Johnson said Sir David Amess was one of the "kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics".

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Brexit: Lord Frost and Šefcovic discuss NI Protocol in Brussels
Lord Frost has met his EU counterpart Maros Šefcovic to discuss the new trade proposals.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

COP26: China's Xi Jinping unlikely to attend, UK PM told
The UK has been warned the Chinese president is not likely to come, UK government sources say.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Obituary: Conservative MP Sir David Amess
A backbencher for nearly 40 years, the MP was known as a tireless champion of his Southend West constituency.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Sir David Amess: Conservative MP dies after stabbing
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Claudia Webbe: MP faces Labour Party expulsion
Leicester East MP Claudia Webbe has 14 days to appeal after Labour begins fresh disciplinary action.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Stabbing as Tory MP Sir David Amess meets constituents
Police say a man was arrested and a knife recovered after the incident in Leigh-on-Sea.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Boris Johnson's cabinet heads to Bristol for meeting
The COP26 climate summit is expected to be high on the agenda, as senior ministers gather.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Brexit: Lord Frost and Šefcovic to discuss NI Protocol in Brussels
Lord Frost will meet EU counterpart Maros Šefcovic to discuss the new trade proposals.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Boris Johnson's cabinet to meet in England's West Country
The COP-26 climate summit is expected to be high on the agenda as senior ministers gather.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Lorry driver shortage: Government to lift rules on foreign haulier deliveries
The government wants to lift the limit on how many deliveries a lorry driver from abroad can make in the UK.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales
Police in England and Wales are increasingly running out of time to bring charges, the BBC discovers.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Erica made a report of domestic violence but there was no time left to press charges
Nearly 13,000 cases of domestic abuse have been dropped in the last five years because of a six-month time limit on prosecutions.

BBC Politics
Oct 15, 2021

French finance minister: Brexit made UK supply chain crisis worse
France's finance minister also told the BBC that Europe will be one the world's key economic powers.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October
People in England going away for half term will be able to book lateral flow tests, the government says.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Overseas abattoir workers to get temporary visas
The government is to allow butchers into the UK on temporary visas after warnings of mass culls.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

YouTube U-turns over David Davis vaccination passports clip after protest
The site says "sometimes we make the wrong call" after being accused of attacking free speech.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Ban MPs accused of sexual offences from Parliament - unions
Four unions argue the current rules mean MPs are "immune from normal workplace standards".

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Brexit: Šefcovic says EU will not renegotiate NI Protocol
The EU negotiator is seeking to calm a long-running dispute over a key part of the Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

NHS in bleak position as A&E waits worsen, say doctors
It comes as ministers unveil £250m rescue package for GPs to encourage more face-to-face consultations.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Channel migration: Border boat staff don't need immunity from prosecution, says union
Home Secretary Priti Patel is reportedly planning to exempt staff from prosecution if migrants die.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Sarah Everard: Commissioner Philip Allott resigns
Philip Allott hands in his resignation after outrage over his comments about Sarah Everard.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Brexit: Deal possible but EU plan 'falls short' - Donaldson
Maros Šefcovic briefs Stormont parties on EU's plan for a reduction in post-Brexit checks.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Sarah Everard: Commissioner Philip Allott hit by no-confidence vote
Philip Allott faces further pressure to resign after outrage over his comments about Sarah Everard.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab can't say when court backlog will be cleared
The justice secretary tells the BBC delays to prosecutions in England and Wales will fall in the next 12 months

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Ian Paisley claims Boris Johnson promised to 'tear up' NI Protocol
MP Ian Paisley says Boris Johnson promised to tear up the protocol before signing the Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

London New Year fireworks perfectly safe - Sajid Javid
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he "can't understand" the rationale for cancelling the display.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Plan for changes to electoral map as Scotland loses two MPs
Consultation begins on "significant" changes to Scotland's electoral map for Westminster elections.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

GPs told to see more patients in person as A&E waits worsen
It comes as one in four wait over four hours to be seen in A&E in England., latest figures show.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Brexit: Maros Šefcovic to speak with Stormont leaders
Sinn Féin seeks a recall of the NI Assembly after the EU's plan for a reduction of post-Brexit checks.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Plan to boost face-to-face GP consultations
Extra £250m available to pay for locum staff to help practices in England improve access over winter.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Sunak: Doing all we can to fix supplies for shops
The Chancellor said shoppers "should be reassured" the government is working to fix port delays.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Brexit: EU has gone extra mile with Northern Ireland offer - ambassador
Our proposals to help fix Northern Ireland trade problems are unprecedented, the bloc's UK ambassador says.

BBC Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Prince William: Saving Earth should come before space tourism
The prince says great minds should focus "on trying to repair this planet" not exploring space.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Brexit: What's the Northern Ireland Protocol?
The EU has outlined new proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Claudia Webbe: MP guilty of threatening and harassing woman
Claudia Webbe made a string of phones calls in which she threatened to use acid and share naked photos.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Lords return Environment Bill to the Commons with big changes
The government faces pressure to get the bill passed ahead of the COP 26 climate conference.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Scrapping B-Tecs 'hammer blow for social mobility'
MPs and Peers back a campaign against replacing some of the vocational qualifications with T-levels.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Lord Frost on UK agreeing to NI Protocol in Brexit deal
The UK's Brexit minister says the 2019 agreement with the EU he wants to rewrite "was a very good deal".

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Brexit: Most NI checks on British goods to be scrapped
The new EU proposals are a "major effort" to address trade issues, says the Irish foreign minister.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Northern Ireland: Did anyone warn about Brexit checks?
Brexit checks have caused tensions in Northern Ireland but were there warnings in the 2016 referendum campaign?

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Dominic Raab and Liz Truss agree to share 115-room mansion
Senior ministers had reportedly argued about who should have use of grace-and-favour home Chevening.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Miliband on COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow
Labour's business and energy spokesman sets out five demands for the UK government ahead of the COP26 climate summit.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

COP26 summit: UK failing on climate diplomacy, says Ed Miliband
The shadow energy secretary says ministers lack a plan to persuade nations like China to cut carbon.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Brexit: Irish deputy PM Leo Varadkar warns nations UK might not keep its word
The deputy Irish PM speaks out after Dominic Cummings says the UK had never meant to stick to Brexit deal.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Brexit: EU to offer fewer Northern Ireland border checks on British goods
The UK says current rules impose too many barriers to the sale of chilled meats and other products.

BBC Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Brexit: EU to reveal new proposals on Northern Ireland Protocol
Proposals are expected to involve reduced checks on goods and medicines moving from Great Britain to NI.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Legal challenge to ‘government by WhatsApp'
Campaigners secure judicial review of rules that order ministers and officials to delete instant message chats.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Climate change: 'Adapt or die' warning from Environment Agency
The Environment Agency says hundreds could die in a flooding event at some point.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Ministers could face self-deleting WhatsApp text ban in court challenge
Campaigners win a judicial review of rules that order ministers and officials to delete instant message chats.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock given United Nations role
The former minister will become a special representative for a United Nations body in Africa.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Covid: UK's early response worst public health failure ever, MPs say
But the new report by MPs fails to reflect the views of bereaved relatives, campaigners say.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Climate change: 'Adapt or die' warning from UK watchdog
The Environment Agency says the UK is unprepared for dealing with the effects of climate change.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

UK minister promises to ban virginity testing and hymenoplasty
Lord Kamall tells the House of Lords the two procedures should be outlawed "as soon as possible".

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Haulier shortage: Keir Starmer fails mock lorry driving test
The Labour leader is warned to move to the left while visiting a HGV driver training centre and taking a lesson.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Brexit: Lord Frost proposes 'entirely new' NI protocol
The UK's Brexit minister says the existing protocol cannot survive and warns the UK could still trigger Article 16.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Labour presses minister on 'cost of living crisis' for households
The government is asked about its steps to "avoid a cost of living crisis" with rising fuel bills, inflation and the end of the universal credit uplift.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Charity asks Tory MP who confuses two ethnic minority ministers to step back from role
The Conservative denies saying "they all look the same to me" after mixing up two ethnic minority minsters at an event.

BBC Politics
Oct 12, 2021

£58m to councils for home building on derelict land
Councils in England have been given money to redevelop disused land as part of ministers' levelling up plans.

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