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BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

New Liberal Democrat leader in place by mid-July
Sir Ed Davey and Mark Pack will remain joint acting party leaders until the election process is completed.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence
Food prices could rise after Sajid Javid said there will be no alignment with EU rules after Brexit, businesses say.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Candidates call for end to party splits
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn were quizzed on issues from anti-Semitism to Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Party members grill leadership candidates
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn are being quizzed by party members for the first time.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

No Brexit Day plan for Big Ben as countdown clock to light up No 10
Government plans include a countdown projected onto No 10 and an address by the PM - but no bongs.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2020

Labour leadership: Party members set to grill leadership candidates
The five MPs running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn will be quizzed by party members for the first time later.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: 'No alignment' with EU on regulation, Javid tells business
Sajid Javid warns businesses UK and EU regulations will differ after Brexit, saying firms must "adjust".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day
Boris Johnson will also address the nation and cabinet will be held outside London on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey pledges to return power to voters
The Labour MP sets out her pitch for Labour leadership, promising a "shake up" of government if elected.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Owen Jones: Journalist attacked because of sexuality and political views
A judge rules Guardian columnist Owen Jones was targeted due to his sexuality and political views.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

I have suffered sexual harassment, says minister Victoria Atkins
Equalities minister Victoria Atkins says "common sense" is needed to determine what counts as harassment.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Attacked journalist Owen Jones 'subject of far-right abuse'
Owen Jones tells a court far-right sympathisers see him as a "hate figure".

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: Big Ben fundraiser given £50,000
Millionaire businessman Arron Banks donates, but MPs question whether the bell can toll on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

In full: Sir Keir Starmer interview
Sir Keir Starmer speaks to the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg as the Labour leadership race continues.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Labour leadership: Long-Bailey against abortion after 24 weeks on disability grounds
The Labour leadership contender "supports women's right to choose" but disagrees with the current law.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens - No 10
So far more than 2.7 million EU citizens have applied for settled status after Brexit in the UK.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Labour leadership: Long-Bailey and Thornberry launch campaigns
The Labour MPs set out their pitches, as they and other contenders prepare for the first hustings.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Tice: Big Ben situation is pathetic
Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice says it is "pathetic" that Parliament can't get Big Ben to ring on Brexit day.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Victoria Atkins: I have suffered sexual harassment
Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins tells the BBC she has suffered harassment in the workplace.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Brexit: There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens - Verhofstadt
The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator says he has received assurances from the UK government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Brexit relationship: EU reveals clues ahead of talks with UK
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Climate change: Citizens' assembly prepares to tackle climate change
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Climate change: Citizens' jury prepares to tackle climate change
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Plan to regulate 'wild west' beauty filler industry
A new licensing scheme will target non-healthcare professionals who carry out work such as lip enhancements.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Families raise conflict of interest concerns with PM
Bereaved families tell the PM they are worried about a panel member who has links to a cladding firm.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Mistaken identity: 'You called the wrong Robert Shapiro...'
Presenter Evan Davis said it was the worst mistake since he joined Radio 4's PM programme.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Flybe boss says government loan is not a bailout
However the airline is "in conversation" with the government over a loan, Mark Anderson has confirmed.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Stormont finance packages keeps NI in 'austerity trap', says Murphy
The Westminster government is to give the NI Executive an extra £1bn to support the Stormont deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Brexit: What happens now?
The Brexit bill has passed its first hurdle, with the UK set to leave the EU on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Income tax cut and new property levy suggested by Adam Price
Party leader Adam Price says council tax could be scrapped if it formed the next Welsh Government.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Labour leadership: Don't just blame 2019 campaign, Starmer warns
The leadership hopeful tells the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg he can restore trust in Labour as a "force for good".

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Keir Starmer: I think I can restore that trust
Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer has said he believes he can restore trust in the party.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Keir Starmer: I think I can restore that trust in Labour
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer explains why he's the right person for the job.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Keir Starmer: We've lost four elections in a row
Speaking to the BBC, Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says the party has lost votes in its heartlands.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Starmer: We've lost four elections in a row
Speaking to the BBC, Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says the party has lost votes in its heartlands.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia remarks
Lisa Nandy claims that the UK should "look to Catalonia" for lessons on how to defeat Scottish nationalism.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Leakers: you're out
Ambitious MPs looking to prosper should think twice before leaking stories and soundbites.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Labour leadership: Momentum group backs Rebecca Long-Bailey
The pro-Corbyn group promises to "mobilise thousands" behind the shadow business secretary.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

EU flag to be taken down at Holyrood after Brexit
The EU flag will be lowered at Holyrood on 31 January despite an SNP MSP's campaign to keep it up.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Stormont deal financial plan defended by Julian Smith
The Westminster government is to give the NI Executive an extra £1bn to support the Stormont deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Brexit: Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben chimes
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Stormont deal funding an 'act of bad faith' - Murphy
The Westminster government is to give the NI Executive an extra £1bn to support the Stormont deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Indyref2: What does 'once in a generation' mean?
Boris Johnson keeps saying the 2014 indyref was a "once in a generation" event - but what does this mean?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

TV cameras to be allowed in Crown Courts in England and Wales
Judges' sentencing remarks in high-profile criminal cases in England and Wales are to be filmed.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Leo Varadkar calls for 'level playing field' on Brexit negotiations
The taoiseach held a press conference with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Dublin.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Lord Dubs warns Johnson not to use child refugees as Brexit 'bargaining chips'
Labour peer Lord Dubs wants to restore a protection to reunite child migrants with their families.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Stormont to get an extra £1bn from Westminster
The money is on top of a further £1bn added to Stormont's budget as a result of UK spending plans.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy on student fees, the NHS, Trident and tax
The BBC's Andrew Neil quizzes Lisa Nandy on university tuition fees, Trident and the NHS.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Brexit: Worries for the future over EU citizens scheme
Guillermo, who is Spanish but was born and raised in the UK, has applied to stay via the EU settlement scheme and has concerns about the future.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Brexit: Concern over settlement scheme for EU citizens
Guillermo, who is Spanish but was born and raised in the UK, has applied to stay via the EU settlement scheme and worries about the future.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Former Leicester MP Keith Vaz voted into new constituency role
The former Leicester East MP was voted chairman of the local Labour party with a majority vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Health secretary hints at end to four-hour A&E target
Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: What's in a hyphen?
Why Rebecca Long-Bailey's hyphen in her surname has caused some confusion.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Stormont deal: NI ministers write to prime minister
Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill write to the prime minister about Stormont's financial package.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Jamie Wallis: Bridgend MP 'misled press' over sugar daddy site
Labour MP says Jamie Wallis should apologise for alleged links to "exploitative and demeaning" site.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

PMQs; Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson on social care plan
Jeremy Corbyn asks Boris Johnson why he hasn't presented a plan to solve the social care crisis as he promised on the steps of Downing Street last year.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Nurseries face closure over free childcare funding gap
Nurseries say they cannot afford to run their services because the government has failed to properly fund its free childcare policy.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on Scottish independence referendum
The SNP's Ian Blackford attacks the PM's refusal to grant another Scottish independence referendum, but Boris Johnson tells him to "change the record".

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

PMQs: Corbyn and Johnson on veteran's hospital bed wait
The Labour leader says more than 2,000 patients faced a 12-hour wait for a bed in hospital last month, including a 92-year-old RAF veteran.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

PMQs: Johnson and Corbyn on NHS care and funding
Jeremy Corbyn asks Boris Johnson why people are waiting for longer for healthcare after 10 years of Conservative government.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Matt Hancock: 'We shouldn't be flying less'
The health secretary says connecting flights within the UK are 'incredibly important'.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Flybe: Airline and rail rivals attack government bailout
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Flybe: Airline and rail rivals attack government rescue
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Brexit: 31 January gathering in London gets go-ahead
Nigel Farage says the Parliament Square party on 31 January will mark a "big moment" in UK history.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Labour leadership: What matters to members?
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg speaks to Labour members about what the party needs to do to recover.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Labour leadership election: what matters to members?
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg speaks to Labour members about what the party needs to do to recover.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

UK MEPs urge EU to 'learn lessons' of Brexit
Both Leave and Remain backers appeal to the bloc to change as it debates its future in Strasbourg.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Labour leadership: Candidates seek union backing in next phase of contest
Lisa Nandy wins the NUM's backing as the candidates seek endorsements from unions and local parties.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Flybe: Rival airline calls rescue 'misuse of public funds'
Willie Walsh, chief executive of the owner of British Airways, attacks the government-backed rescue.

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Harry Dunn: Family 'devastated' by Boris Johnson's extradition comments
Charlotte Charles, Harry's mum, was "beside herself" after hearing the news on her birthday.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns
Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Rebecca Long Bailey: What's in a hyphen?
Why Rebecca Long Bailey's lack of a hyphen in her surname has caused some confusion.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

COP26: Climate summit may cost 'several hundred million pounds'
The UK government shows "lack of clarity" on funding the COP26 conference in Glasgow this year.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Flybe: Government strikes a deal to rescue troubled airline
The airline's investors will put more money in while the government will review air passenger tax.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Big Ben: Fundraising plan for Brexit bongs questioned
Commons authorities have cast doubt on meeting the £500,000 estimated costs using public donations.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Flybe reaches rescue deal with shareholders
The airline's investors will put more money in while the government will review air passenger tax.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Labour leadership: Two-day window opens for would-be voters
For £25, the public can register to have their say in who replaces Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Labour peer suspended after 'stalkerish behaviour'
A House of Lords watchdog said Lord Lea of Crondall's behaviour "met the criteria for harassment".

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Stormont deal: Unions to consider £30m Stormont pay offer
The health unions are expected to respond to the offer made by the health minister on Thursday.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Labour leadership: Two day window opens for would-be voters
For £25 the public can register to vote in the poll to pick Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson's successors.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Big Ben: Would Brexit bongs cost £500,000?
The House of Commons Commission has been explaining the cost of the Brexit bongs.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Boris Johnson: Five crucial policy decisions facing the PM
The fate of HS2, Scotland and social care are some of the issues that could define the PM's tenure.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Former Speaker John Bercow claimed £1,000 taxi fare
The former Commons Speaker's spending in the run-up to his retirement has been published.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Stormont deal: Health minister Swann makes £30m pay offer
The Northern Ireland executive has met to discuss the government's offer of money for the Stormont deal.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Five things we learnt from the PM's interview
From Brexit to 'bunging a bob for a Big Ben bong' - here's what you need to know from Boris Johnson's interview.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Big Ben: Public can fund Brexit Day bongs, says PM
Boris Johnson said it would cost £500,000 for the famous bell to chime, but crowdfunding is an option.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Flybe: UK government considers new funding for airline
The prime minister says there is "no doubt" about the importance of regional airline Flybe.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Scottish independence: Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Stormont deal: Executive discusses government's financial offer
The finance minister says what had been proposed falls short of what the parties expected.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Boris Johnson: Replace Iran nuclear plan with 'Trump deal', says PM
The PM says he wants to work with the US and others on a new plan to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Scottish independence: UK government rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to the Scottish government's request for an independence referendum to be held this year.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Boris Johnson: PM says he would back 'Trump deal' on Iran
Boris Johnson says the UK will support existing nuclear agreement until a replacement was found.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Johnson 'confident' over new role for Harry and Meghan
Boris Johnson says talks about Harry and Meghan's plans "won't be helped" by his commentary.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Boris Johnson on US-Iran tensions: 'I don't want a military conflict'
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Boris Johnson has said he doesn't want "a military conflict" in the region.

BBC Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Racism in football: Government must work with us on problem, says FA's Paul Elliott
The Football Association's Paul Elliott calls for the government to work alongside the sport's governing bodies to combat racism.

BBC Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Flybe: UK air passenger duty cut considered to save airline
Ministers could reduce the £13 charge applied to all domestic flights to secure the airline's future.

BBC Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', says US
US officials hand over new evidence claiming that Huawei's 5G technology is a security risk.

BBC Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', warns US
US officials handed over new evidence claiming that Huawei's 5G technology is a security risk.

BBC Politics
Jan 13, 2020

M20 closed as no-deal Brexit barriers removed
Drivers face overnight disruption for 16 days to return the motorway to its normal state.

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