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BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs
After Prime Minister's Questions, the PM will be grilled by senior MPs before rallying her backbenchers.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Grenfell fire: Ban on combustible material 'not enough'
A committee of MPs say a wider ban on combustible material and requiring sprinklers would save lives,

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Voice of Britain
What difference does a person's accent make to getting on in politics?

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement
Jo Swinson says Tory chairman Brandon Lewis broke an agreement not to take part in a Brexit vote.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

MPs will not vote on early start to summer recess
MPs have not been asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Boris Johnson under fire over clearance for newspaper column
Ex-foreign secretary did not seek watchdog's approval for column amid claims he broke ministerial code.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

New Labour anti-Semitism code faces criticism
Labour officially adopts a new code of conduct - but it is condemned by Jewish groups and some Labour MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Ex-UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Former Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne at their home in Suffolk.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Guto Bebb: I had no choice but to quit government
Welsh Tory MP says he had to resign over Theresa May's concessions to Brexiteers on a key bill.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Recess time
Do the UK's MPs work on more days than their equivalents in other countries?

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Upskirting row MP Sir Christopher Chope under fire again
Sir Christopher Chope says he will not be "intimidated" by misogyny claims after blocking a women's conference.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife
Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne to death at their home in Suffolk.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Ministers face fresh test in Commons
Pro-European Tories want to stay in a customs union if there is no trade agreement with EU by early 2019.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Lib Dem whip 'messed up' after Cable and Farron miss Brexit vote
Leader Sir Vince Cable and his predecessor Tim Farron missed the knife-edge

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

'We can't have confidence in the referendum'
MPs express their anger at Vote Leave after it is found to have broken spending rules.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

At-a-glance
A guide to the four possible scenarios for the UK's future relationship with the European Union.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he's pushing to meet the new foreign secretary.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission
The Brexit campaign group is referred to the police by the Electoral Commission and fined £61,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog
Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Labour set to vote against early start to summer recess
MPs are set to be asked to vote on a government plan to bring forward the Commons' summer recess.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Sir Vince Cable's Brexit vote absence 'a bit unfortunate'
The Lib Dems say they are committed to stopping Brexit - after their leader misses a crucial vote.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Wage growth slows despite jobless fall
Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox
Concessions to Tory MPs to avoid a Commons defeat won't derail Theresa May's plan, Liam Fox insists.

BBC Politics
Jul 17, 2018

Vote Leave: Brexit campaign 'broke electoral law' in referendum
The Brexit campaign group is referred to the police by the Electoral Commission and fined £61,000.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Chief rabbi: Labour should toughen up anti-Semitism code
Ephraim Mirvis says Labour risks sending "an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish community".

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

MPs to vote on early summer recess
The government has tabled a motion to cut short the current parliamentary session.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote
A Conservative MP resigns as a defence minister so he can vote against the government.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes
A minister quits as MPs back amendments tabled by Brexiteers by just three votes.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote
MPs vote by 305 to 302 to support an amendment tabled by Brexiteer Tories.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Labour MPs want new anti-Semitism code
MPs back adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Tory MP Anna Soubry attacks 'wealthy' Brexiteers
Pro-EU former minister Anna Soubry made a passionate speech about Brexit as MPs debated the Customs Bill.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Michael Gove: I wanted 'different feel' to Vote Leave campaign
Michael Gove distances himself from claims made about Turkish immigration during the EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments accepted by government
Theresa May is accused of "capitulating" to Brexiteers - but she says the policy has not changed.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Rick Edwards on why young people should be made to vote
Politicians are keen to engage better with younger voters, but have mixed results reaching out to this hard-to-reach group.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments considered by government
Conservative MPs unhappy at the prime minister's Brexit plan have tabled four amendments.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Daughters in legal bid for House of Lords seat rights
They are challenging an "outdated" law that stops them being elected to the Lords because of their gender.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Alex Salmond Show tweets misled audience, says watchdog Ofcom
Watchdog Ofcom finds programme staff and not viewers posted the tweets used in the Russian TV broadcast.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Migration from EU to UK lowest for four years, ONS figures show
The official figures also show a rise in those coming to the UK from outside the EU.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

EU must help avoid 'catastrophic Brexit no-deal', says Jones
First Minister Carwyn Jones visits Brussels urging help to avoid a "catastrophic no-deal scenario".

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: MPs hear plea to protect NI family farms
A committee of MPs hear an impassioned plea to protect family farms after the UK leaves the EU.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Migration figures: Record number of EU citizens emigrate from UK
The Office for National Statistics says 139,000 people from the EU emigrated last year.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May facing test over EU customs votes
Tory MPs have tabled amendments to Brexit legislation in a fresh challenge to the PM's authority.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Justine Greening's call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10
Ex-minister Justine Greening's call for a new vote is rejected by Downing Street.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model
The UK plans to invest £2bn in the new jet, which can be used with either pilots or as a drone.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

'Behaviour code' could see MPs face sack
A new plan to address harassment and bullying in Westminster includes 'harsh punishments'.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Labour's deputy leader is concerned that the public is being given the wrong advice
Labour's deputy leader, who has lost 96lb thinks people are concentrating too much on fat and not enough on sugar.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: DUP seeks legal guarantee over border
Party backs Jacob Rees-Mogg who wants legal assurance of no post-Brexit border in Irish Sea.

BBC Politics
Jul 16, 2018

Brexit: DUP seeks legal guarantee over customs border
Party backs Jacob Rees-Mogg who wants legal assurance of no post-Brexit customs border in Irish Sea.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

UK will lose track of many EU migrants after Brexit - report
The Home Office won't know how many have lost their right be in the UK after Brexit, a report warns.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Radical re-think for public services needed, says watchdog
Wales' most senior auditor says public services are not responding to austerity beyond merely cutting costs.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum
The former cabinet minister calls Theresa May's Brexit plan a "fudge" and "the worst of both worlds".

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
Prime Minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Trump leaves Scotland on Air Force One
The US president flies out of Prestwick Airport, ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Trump's motorcade leaves Turnberry
The US president is heading to Prestwick Airport, where he is expected to board Air Force One.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Theresa May: Five things from her Andrew Marr show interview
Trump, immigration, leadership, EU law and 'cutting out David Davis' - here are five things the Prime Minister revealed.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Trump tees off again before leaving UK
The US president is playing a final round of golf before flying to Finland, ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan crosses red lines - Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the BBC that the prime minister's Brexit plan goes against promises she made.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Green Party votes against Wales and England split
Party members in Wales decide they want to stay united and not become an independent party.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU
The PM reveals the advice the US president gave her on how to handle Brexit negotiations.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

Donald Trump: Theresa May on the president's EU advice
Theresa May reveals what President Trump suggested she should do when dealing with the EU.

BBC Politics
Jul 15, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on The Andrew Marr Show
The UK PM talks to the BBC following President Donald Trump's visit

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Farnborough Airshow: Brexit and bulging order books dominate
The UK may use Farnborough, the biggest aerospace event of the year, to signal its vision for the industry.

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

PM Theresa May warns party not to put Brexit at risk
Theresa May, writing in the Mail on Sunday, urges the country to "keep their eye on the prize".

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Minister Andrew Griffiths resigns over texts to women
Andrew Griffiths quits after sending messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents.

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Thousands joined Trump protest as US leader played golf
US president played golf at his Turnberry resort as demonstrators took to the streets of Edinburgh.

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Durham Miner's Gala features official women's banner
After taking part in the parade the new banner will be "blessed" at Durham Cathedral.

BBC Politics
Jul 14, 2018

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit 'a setback'
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family say they are "back to square one" after Boris Johnson's resignation.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn: It's not Trump's business who's PM
The Labour leader criticises the US president's remarks and addresses protesters in Trafalgar Square.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Corbyn: Trump's Khan attack 'unacceptable'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says US President Donald Trump's criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan is "completely unacceptable".

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: US-UK trade deal 'absolutely possible'
The president speaks warmly about Theresa May hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plans emerged.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Reality Check: A UK/US trade deal?
Donald Trump has made several claims about the UK's ability to strike a new trade deal.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: US-UK relationship 'highest level of special'
The president speaks warmly about Theresa May hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plans emerged.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump: I didn't criticise Theresa May to The Sun
The US president spars with the Sun reporter who interviewed him about Theresa May and Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: US-UK relationship is 'highest level of special'
The president speaks warmly about Theresa May and insists relations between the countries are "the highest level of special" - hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plans emerged.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: 'It's called fake news'
BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg challenged Donald Trump about his criticism of Theresa May earlier this week.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: US-UK relationship indispensible
It comes after the US president attacked the Theresa May's Brexit plans in a newspaper interview.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Inside story on The Sun's Trump interview
The US president has criticised the PM's Brexit plan in a UK newspaper. We talk to the man behind the interview.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump comments 'the last thing Theresa May needed'
President Trump has criticised the prime minister's Brexit plan in a newspaper interview.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Tory MP: Tell Trump 'where to stick his dog whistle'
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston says Theresa May should tell Donald Trump "where to stick his dog whistle" after his comments about immigration.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled 'in sciatica attack'
The EU Commission says its president had acute leg pain when he was filmed being helped.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump: Theresa May and I have 'very strong' relationship
It comes after the US president attacked the PM's Brexit plans in a controversial newspaper interview.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

US reaction
US officials tell media there is "no way" Mr Trump will apologise over controversial comments on Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm
The US president and the PM are in talks at country retreat Chequers ahead of widespread protests.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Donald Trump visit: Sadiq Khan refuses to 'rise to beastly comments'
Donald Trump criticised Sadiq Khan over London's terror attacks, accusing him of doing "a terrible job".

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Trump's Brexit comments spark backlash from MPs
Trump's criticism of Theresa May's Brexit blueprint sparks backlash from Conservative ministers and MPs.

BBC Politics
Jul 13, 2018

Tory MP Michel Fabricant accused of Islamophobia over Sadiq Khan tweet
Michael Fabricant says he "stupidly" tweeted the image of Sadiq Khan "without checking it properly".

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Trump: Brexit plan 'will probably kill' US trade deal
The US president also says the UK's blueprint for Brexit is "a much different deal than the people voted on".

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Reinstated Labour MP Jared O'Mara quits Labour Party
Jared O'Mara was suspended while the Labour Party investigated claims of misogyny and homophobia.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Why Tory MPs are fighting over the Brexit White Paper
Conservatives Ed Vaizey and Andrew Bridgen trade opposing views on the government's White Paper.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Donald Trump: US president meets Theresa May at Blenheim Palace
The evening event at Blenheim Palace is taking place amidst protests against the US president.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Historic adoptions: 'Mums were told: It's for the best'
Labour MP Alison McGovern calls for an apology to women who were pressured into giving their babies up for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Women pressured to give up babies deserve apology, says MP
Labour's Alison McGovern says PM should apologise "on behalf of the nation" over the practice.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Reality Check
The 104 page document sets out the UK's proposed relationship with the EU after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, after the 2016 referendum.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

Donald Trump 'fine' with protests as UK visit begins
Extra security is put in place over the two days but the US president says Britons "like me a lot".

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

PM says White Paper delivers 'the Brexit people voted for'
The UK government sets out in detail how it wants trade with the EU to work after Brexit.

BBC Politics
Jul 12, 2018

PM says Brexit White Paper delivers 'the Brexit people voted for'
The UK government sets out in detail how it wants trade with the EU to work after Brexit.

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