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BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Chris Pincher: How No 10 changed its story on what Boris Johnson knew
No 10 is accused of not being truthful over what Boris Johnson knew about Chris Pincher allegations.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Michael Ellis and William Wragg on Chris Pincher claims
Opposition MPs heckle and laugh as the paymaster general explains Boris Johnson's handling of Chris Pincher claims.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

UK economic outlook has deteriorated, Bank of England warns
But banks are well-placed to weather even a severe economic downturn, the Bank of England says.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Tory MP Roger Gale on Boris Johnson handling Chris Pincher claims
The prime minister has "trashed the reputation of a proud and honourable party" says a Tory MP.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Chris Mason: Can people believe what No 10 is saying?
There is increasing exasperation, from the cabinet down, of the inability of No 10 to focus on the business of government.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Chris Pincher: PM was briefed says Simon McDonald
A former senior civil servant says Boris Johnson was "briefed in person" about an investigation into Mr Pincher.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Chris Pincher: No 10 not telling the truth, says ex-senior civil servant
Boris Johnson was "briefed in person" about an inquiry into Chris Pincher's behaviour, says a former top civil servant.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2022

Chris Pincher: PM briefing 'news to me' says Raab
Dominic Raab was foreign secretary and Mr Pincher's boss when allegations were investigated in 2019.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Why Labour's leader has made peace with Brexit
Sir Keir Starmer's vow to "make Brexit work" feels like a moment for Labour after years of argument.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Boris Johnson was made aware of formal Chris Pincher complaint
The BBC understands the complaint sparked a disciplinary process that confirmed the MP's misconduct.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Fuel protests: Arrests for slow driving during motorway delays
Protesters who want a fuel duty cut drove slowly on major roads across the country.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Brexit: No case for UK returning to EU, Labour leader Starmer says
The Labour leader rules out a return to the EU, and is due to set out his plan to "make Brexit work".

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Keir Starmer: We're not trading on divisions
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says trust needs to be rebuilt between the UK and Ireland.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

UK goal is for our 'Ukrainian friends' to win - PM
Boris Johnson says Putin would find "new targets" if Russia is not stopped in its war against Ukraine.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Second homes: Welsh councils to get powers to set limit
Councils in Wales may control the number of holiday lets and second homes in their area.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Sadiq Khan: UK best served being member of single market
London's mayor says that "on some occasions I may disagree" with national Labour Party policy.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Fuel protests: Arrests for slow driving as convoys cause motorway delays
More than a dozen are arrested as protesters urge a fuel duty cut by driving slowly across the country.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Pincher claims turned out not to be correct - minister
The education secretary says the PM has done the "right thing" in his handling of allegations against Chris Pincher.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Chris Pincher: Boris Johnson was aware of reports over MP's behaviour, No 10 says
Downing Street says Boris Johnson was aware of "speculation" about Chris Pincher's alleged sexual misconduct.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Labour will do Brexit better than Tories, says Keir Starmer
The Labour leader rules out a return to the EU, and is due to set out his plan to "make Brexit work".

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

What's happened to the 40 new hospitals pledge?
The Conservatives' 2019 manifesto promised 40 new hospitals across England - are they delivering on this?

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Fuel protests: Go-slow convoys cause motorway delays
Convoys of protesters are driving slowly on motorways as they call for fuel duty to be cut.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2022

Fuel protests: Long motorway queues as go-slow fuel protests start
Convoys of protesters are driving slowly on motorways as they call for fuel duty to be cut.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2022

Chris Pincher: PM under pressure over appointment
Labour has written to Boris Johnson demanding to know what he knew of the claims about Chris Pincher.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2022

MPs call for UK ban on two Chinese CCTV firms
Sixty-seven MPs and Lords have said Hikvision and Dahua surveillance equipment should be banned.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2022

Police drop probe into Patrick Grady harassment allegations
The Glasgow North MP had been under investigation over claims dating back to 2016.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2022

Chris Pincher suspension: Boris Johnson unaware of specific claims - minister
Therese Coffey says the ex-Tory MP facing groping allegations was vetted before being promoted.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Chris Pincher: New claims emerge against former Tory MP
The claims, stretching back more than a decade, come after the former Tory MP was suspended.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Boris Johnson's 40 new hospitals pledge faces watchdog review
The Conservatives said in their 2019 election manifesto the facilities would be built by 2030.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2022

Chris Pincher MP seeking medical support after groping claim
Chris Pincher also says he hopes to return to his duties as an MP "as soon as possible".

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Chris Pincher: Watchdog to examine allegations against former Tory MP
The former Tory MP resigned after being accused of groping two men in a private members' club.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

UK and New Zealand expand working holiday visas
The age limit for a visa to live and work in either country will go up to 35 under a new deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Chris Pincher suspended as Tory MP after groping allegation
The former deputy chief whip will no longer sit as a Tory MP, after allegations he groped two men.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

My comeback was blocked by Labour factionalism, says former MP
Lisa Forbes hoped to seek re-election but Labour had concerns about social media posts she engaged with.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Lammy: Keir Starmer is much better at football than me
David Lammy has said going to a football game with Sir Keir Starmer was a "terrible evening".

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2022

Chris Pincher: Call to suspend Tory MP after groping allegations
The Conservatives are facing pressure to suspend Chris Pincher and launch a formal investigation.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Chris Pincher: Tory whip resigns saying he 'embarrassed himself'
Chris Pincher steps down saying he "drank far too much", amid reports of an incident at a private club.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

UK pays EU £583m after customs ruling on Chinese imports
The EU's top court ruled in March the UK had not done enough to prevent fraud on Chinese imports.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Nadine Dorries: Culture secretary confuses rugby codes in speech at Rugby League World Cup event
Culture secretary Nadine Dorries confuses the two rugby codes in a speech at a Rugby League World Cup event in St Helens.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

UK defence spending to rise as dangers increase - PM
Boris Johnson says it will hit 2.5% of GDP by 2030, after the defence secretary called for change.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Vladimir Putin hits back at G7 leaders' topless photo jibes
Russia's president says it would be "disgusting" to see leaders who mocked his macho image strip off.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Mike Amesbury MP resigns from shadow minister role
Mike Amesbury says he is standing down from Keir Starmer's front bench to focus on his constituents.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Boris Johnson on UK supporting Ukraine over any Russia deal
Britain wants to give Ukraine the "means to repel the Russians, to expel the Russians" from its territory, says the UK PM.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Row over £30m for Ukraine taken from Welsh government funds
Ministers in Cardiff protest after some of £1bn military aid comes from Welsh government's budget.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Western nations must do more to boost Taiwan defence, says Truss
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says Western countries need to "learn the lessons" of the war in Ukraine.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzling £25,000
Natalie McGarry sentenced to two years for taking cash from the SNP and a pro-independence group.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Scottish independence: How will indyref2 compare to 2014?
The debate over Scotland's future has been scrambled by factors such as Brexit and the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2022

Scottish independence: How will indyref2 compare with 2014?
The debate over Scotland's future has been scrambled by factors such as Brexit and the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Ukraine War: UK pledges an extra £1bn in military support
The UK is the second-biggest donor to Ukraine - the new funding takes the military aid to £2.3bn.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

MPs should not bring babies into Commons chamber, review says
A review was ordered after an MP was told she could not bring her new-born son into a debate.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

UK Brexit legislation is a gun on the table, says EU negotiator
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator attacks UK efforts to change Northern Ireland border rules.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Scottish independence: Will indyref2 be a re-run of 2014?
The debate over Scotland's future has been scrambled by factors such as Brexit and the pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Troubles legacy: MPs vote to keep immunity measure in Troubles bill
MPs voted 273 to 205 to retain the measure within the legacy bill despite pleas from victims' relatives.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

European Political Community: Could UK join a new club of nations?
A mooted new political club has been gaining traction among European leaders - but is it realistic?

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Defence spending: Will the government break its promise?
Is it true that the government is going to break its manifesto pledge on defence spending?

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Partygate: Harriet Harman to lead probe into claims PM misled MPs
The inquiry will examine whether Boris Johnson deliberately lied about lockdown parties at No 10.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Chris Mason: Stark language as Nato assesses Russia threat
There's a vitality to the Nato summit, which is borne of necessity in addressing the threat from Russia.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Missed PMQs? Watch Raab and Rayner's exchange in full
Here's the deputy PM and Labour's deputy leader facing off across the despatch box.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

No strong case for changing abortion rules, says Dominic Raab
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab says a new law on rights does not need to protect access to abortion.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Steel import tariffs extended for two years
Controls have been extended because of "global disruptions" to energy markets, the government says.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

PMQs: Duffield and Raab on women's rights and abortion laws
Rosie Duffield calls on the government to enshrine in law "a woman's right to choose".

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

PMQs: Blackford and Raab on Scottish independence referendum bid
Dominic Raab says it is "not the right time for another referendum" with the challenges faced by "one United Kingdom".

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

PMQs: Raab and Rayner on food banks and poverty
Dominic Raab claims Labour's deputy leader has "flip flopped" over the rail strikes.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Election win should trigger Scottish independence, says Sturgeon
Scotland's first minister wants a referendum in October next year, but says an election could be used to decide independence.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Firms say government price cut plan 'slap in face'
A group says a government campaign asking businesses to cut prices is unrealistic for small firms.

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Ukraine war: Johnson says Putin wouldn't have invaded if he were a woman
The UK prime minister calls Putin's "crazy, macho" invasion a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

BBC Politics
Jun 29, 2022

Troubles legacy: Government warned not to 'trample' on victims
MPs will later attempt to make changes to the government's contentious Troubles legacy bill.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Ukraine war: Johnson says if Putin were a woman he not have invaded
Boris Johnson says President Putin's war in Ukraine is a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Ukraine war: Johnson says if Putin were a woman he would not have invaded
Boris Johnson says President Putin's war in Ukraine is a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Ukraine war: Johnson says Putin would not have invaded, if he were a woman
Boris Johnson says the Russian president's war in Ukraine is a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Number of holiday-let homes in England up 40% in three years
Traditional tourist areas of England have seen local people hit by soaring property prices.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Male MPs wear 'hot flush' vests to simulate menopause
The event was organised in parliament by the Labour MP Carolyn Harris.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Nadine Dorries says elite women's events should be 'reserved for people born of female sex'
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries tells the heads of UK sporting bodies that elite women's sport "must be reserved for people born of the female sex".

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Culture Secretary says elite women's events should be 'reserved for people born of female sex'
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries tells the heads of UK sporting bodies that elite women's sport "must be reserved for people born of female sex".

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Covid: Terms of inquiry into UK pandemic response finalised
It comes days after bereaved families warned of legal action against the UK government over delays.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Officials have stood down over Partygate, says top civil servant
Top civil servant Simon Case says a disciplinary process over Covid rule-breaking is ongoing.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Scottish independence: 19 October 2023 proposed as date for referendum
The UK Supreme Court will be asked if the Scottish government can hold a vote without UK consent.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Brexit protester Steve Bray: We're not giving up
Protester Steve Bray reacts to police removing his amplifier after his noisy protest outside Parliament.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Liz Truss fails to name time she challenged Gulf state on human rights
The foreign secretary tells MPs she raised concerns with Gulf leaders but doesn't detail specifics.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Truss pressed on questioning Middle East on human rights
The foreign secretary says she is "trying to remember" when asked to name which human rights issues she has raised with Gulf state leaders.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Census: Population of England and Wales grew 6% in a decade
Last year's census shows one of the biggest population rises ever recorded.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

G7 'shocked' by Russia's Kremenchuk attack, says Johnson
The British prime minister says the missile strike brought a sombre mood and unity to the G7 summit.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Russian threat means UK army needs more cash, says Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace says there should be further increases in military spending to keep people safe.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Businesses urged to slash prices by cost of living tsar
David Buttress will launch a taxpayer-funded campaign after asking business to come up with ideas to help consumers.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Wales basic income: Pilot will give care leavers £19,000 a year
More than 500 people leaving care in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month for two years.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace seeks more military spending over Russian threat
Ben Wallace says the UK military needs more money to counter the threat posed by Russia.

BBC Politics
Jun 28, 2022

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to call for more military spending over Russian threat
Ben Wallace says the UK military needs more money to counter the threat posed by Russia.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Nicola Sturgeon to set out plan for second independence referendum
She will say a "lawful" vote can be held in October 2023, with or without UK government consent.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Move to override Brexit deal gets initial backing from MPs
Powers for ministers to scrap parts of the deal on Northern Ireland clear their first Commons hurdle.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Theresa May hits out at 'illegal' plan to override Brexit deal
The ex-PM is among Tories voicing concerns at plans to scrap parts of the deal on Northern Ireland.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Abortion clinic buffer zones will happen, says Sturgeon
The first minister said the Scottish government would back a bill to protect sites from protesters.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

New MPs Simon Lightwood and Richard Foord are sworn into the Commons
Parliament's two newest MPs, who overturned Tory majorities last week, are officially signed into their new jobs.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland Protocol?
The Northern Ireland Protocol is at the centre of a dispute between the UK and the EU.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Chris Mason: What is Boris Johnson's goal on Ukraine?
The G7 and Nato summits are focused on Ukraine - and the PM is seeking to emphasise the UK's commitment.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Ukraine war: The price of freedom is worth paying, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson argues letting Russia "get away with" invading Ukraine would have "chilling" consequences.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Sir John Major calls contaminated blood scandal 'incredibly bad luck'
The ex-prime minister's description of the disaster drew gasps from families watching the public inquiry.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Johnson on Ukraine: Price of freedom is worth paying
The UK PM compares standing up to Nazi Germany with today's conflict in Ukraine, after Russia's invasion.

BBC Politics
Jun 27, 2022

Abortion care summit brings clinic buffer zones closer
The meeting will explore legislation to prevent intimidation and create buffer zones at clinics.

BBC Politics
Jun 26, 2022

Levelling up to cost billions more than government thinks, says think tank
The economic gaps between different parts of the UK are "significant", the Resolution Foundation says.

BBC Politics
Jun 26, 2022

NI Protocol: MPs to vote on plans to ditch parts of Brexit deal
The UK government wants to change the NI Protocol but the EU says this would break international law.

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