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BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2022

Nusrat Ghani: Ex-minister told she was fired for her 'Muslimness'
Nusrat Ghani says she was told her faith made colleagues uncomfortable - but the chief whip denies her claim.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2022

Nusrat Ghani: Muslimness a reason for my sacking, says ex-minister
Nusrat Ghani says she was told her faith made colleagues uncomfortable - but the chief whip rejects her claim.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2022

Russia-Ukraine tensions: UK warns of plot to install pro-Moscow ally
The Foreign Office takes the unusual step of naming a former Ukrainian MP as a potential Kremlin candidate.

BBC Politics
Jan 22, 2022

UK must do more to support Ukraine - Commons Defence Chair
Putin is taking advantage of a 'weakened West' says Tobias Ellwood, with Ukraine's invasion 'imminent'.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

MP blackmail claims: Tory William Wragg to meet police
William Wragg says he will speak to the Met next week about his allegations, which have been denied by No 10.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Prince Andrew: Bid to block Union flag flying on birthday
Three parties do not want the Union flag to fly at Belfast City Hall but the DUP opposes that idea.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Russia will be punished if it acts against Ukraine, No 10 says
Destabilising action in Ukraine would be a mistake with significant consequences, Downing Street says.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

MP blackmail claims: Downing Street not investigating accusations
But Downing Street said it would "carefully" consider any evidence presented about intimidation of MPs.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

MP intimidation: Kwasi Kwarteng questions school funding threat claim
Kwasi Kwarteng says more evidence is needed, amid concerns over government intimidation of MPs.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Russia-Ukraine tensions: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urges Putin to step back
An invasion by Russia into Ukraine "would come at a massive cost", the UK foreign secretary warns.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Drakeford: UK government forever looking to distract from its own mess
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford accuses Downing Street of using headlines to distract attention.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Britishvolt: Electric car battery plant gets millions in funding
Britishvolt says the money unlocks huge private investment for a project that will create thousands of jobs.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Bristol Lib Dems: Councillors deny 'fraudulent' actions over cheque
Two men who quit the Lib Dems are accused of using party funds for leaflets about their new party.

BBC Politics
Jan 21, 2022

Ukraine tension: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urges Putin to step back
An invasion by Russia into Ukraine "would come at a massive cost", the UK foreign secretary warns.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle 'new narcotics' of waste crime
Illegal dumping of rubbish is on the rise as criminals exploit flaws in the system.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Women's state pension shortfalls a shameful shambles, MPs say
A damning report says errors could be repeated after 134,000 people were underpaid their state pension.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Downing Street party: When will Sue Gray's report be published?
The senior civil servant is leading the investigation into parties at Downing Street.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Lone women drivers are top priority, says AA after tweet backlash
The firm came under fire after it told a customer it did not put calls from lone women drivers first.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
England is scrapping "Plan B" as Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also ease rules.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland
Ex-minister Robert Buckland urges the government to end detention in hospitals for long periods.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Pork pies, curry and pizza - a history of tasty parliamentary plots
The "pork pie plot" is just the latest in a long line of attempted Westminster coups.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Tracey Emin requests No 10 take down her neon artwork
The artist gave her neon sign to the government but says the "current situation is shameful".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Tracey Emin: Artist requests No10 take down her neon artwork
The artist gave her neon sign to the government but says the "current situation is shameful".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Boris Johnson: I've seen no evidence of plotters being blackmailed
The PM rejects the claims of a Tory MP, who says rebels face intimidation from ministers.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Nadine Dorries: Blackmailing accusations are nonsense
The culture secretary accused Tory MP William Wragg of "attention seeking behaviour" after his remarks.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Christian Wakeford: Ex-Tory MP 'threatened' over Bury high school funding
Christian Wakeford, who defected to Labour, says he was threatened to vote in a certain way.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Aquind cross-Channel cable permission refused by government
Aquind Ltd is denied permission for a £1.2bn electricity link between Portsmouth and Normandy.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

London mayor calls on Shaun Bailey to resign all his positions
The ex-mayoral candidate was pictured attending a party during the December 2020 lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Christian Wakeford: Ex-Tory MP says he was threatened over funding
Christian Wakeford, who defected to Labour, says he was threatened to vote in a certain way.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Labour now the pro-business party, says Labour's Rachel Reeves
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves sets out her party's five point economic plans in a speech in Bury.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Boris Johnson: I've seen no evidence of blackmailing
The PM refutes the claims of a Tory MP, who says rebels face intimidation from ministers.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Looks like checkmate for Boris Johnson, says senior Tory Steve Baker
Steve Baker tells the BBC the row over lockdown parties is "appalling", amid a Tory rebellion.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Jacob Rees-Mogg 'correct not to name' Welsh Tory leader
Welsh Conservative Andrew RT Davies says Jacob Rees-Mogg was not wrong when he failed to name him.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Liverpool MPs hit out at pay rise awarded to commissioners
Labour MPs describe the hike for officials overseeing troubled Liverpool City Council as "perverse".

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Report whip intimidation tactics to police, says senior MP
Conservative William Wragg says opponents of Boris Johnson had been threatened with blackmail.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Boris Johnson's future: Ministers blackmailing plotters, claims Tory MP
An MP calling on Boris Johnson to resign says rebels are facing intimidation from government.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Boris Johnson's future: PM holds on as MPs await Sue Gray's report
Boris Johnson's allies say he has seen off a plot to remove him, but anger persists about lockdown parties.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Tommy Robinson pursued by creditors for an estimated £2m
People owed money by the English Defence League founder have appointed an independent insolvency expert.

BBC Politics
Jan 20, 2022

Boris Johnson's future: Tory MPs stepping back from challenge - minister
Conor Burns is among allies of Boris Johnson suggesting the immediate threat to his leadership has eased.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Christian Wakeford's long walk to defection
The MP's journey from the Tories to Labour follows ideological doubts and a lengthy wooing process.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski suspended for one day over bullying
Daniel Kawczynski, Shrewsbury's Conservative MP, is sanctioned for undermining his own apology.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Covid: End of Plan B in England 'not the finish', says Sajid Javid
The health secretary announces the easing of Plan B coronavirus restrictions in England from next week.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Christian Wakeford: Defecting was most difficult decision I've ever made
The ex-Tory MP says he had "many sleepless nights" over moving to Labour, but it was the "right decision".

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Christian Wakeford: Decision took many sleepless nights
The former Tory says his defection to Labour took "many months" of thought.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski apologises for second time over bullying conduct
Daniel Kawczynski is facing a one-day suspension from the House of Commons for his comments.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Christian Wakeford: Bury residents react to Tory MP's defection to Labour
Bury residents react after one of their MPs Christian Wakeford defects from the Tories to Labour.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Double jobbing: Plan to bring back dual mandate withdrawn, PM says
Peers were expected to debate the plan which had been criticised by most of Stormont's parties.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Culture is key to levelling up the North, MPs say
There's "a clear and strategic case for investment in culture in the north" of England, a report says.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Surging food prices push inflation to 30-year high
The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Covid: Face mask rules and Covid passes to end in England
Working from home guidance is also ending as England reverts to "Plan A", Boris Johnson says.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

In the name of God go, David Davis tells Boris Johnson
The former cabinet minister joins calls for Boris Johnson to stand down over lockdown parties at No 10.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Cost of living fears as prices rise at fastest rate in 30 years
The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

PM announces end to Plan B Covid measures
Various restrictions in England, including the recommendation to work from home, will be lifted.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

What are the latest Covid rules across the UK?
England is scrapping its "Plan B" Covid restrictions as Scotland and Wales also ease rules.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Tory MP David Davis to PM: In the name of God, go
The veteran Conservative backbencher has dramatically called for Boris Johnson to resign.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Starmer: PM's party defences 'absurd and unbelievable'
Boris Johnson faces increasing pressure over events held at No 10 during lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Tory MP Christian Wakeford defects to Labour
The Bury South MP has called on Boris Johnson to quit as prime minister over Downing Street parties.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Conservative MPs moving against Boris Johnson are 'like a jilted lover', says MP
Boris Johnson faces a loss of faith among newer MPs - but the PM's supporters insist he can survive.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Boris Johnson to face MPs as leadership threat grows over No 10 parties row
The No 10 party row continues amid reports that more MPs have submitted letters of no confidence in the PM.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Inflation: Cost of living rises at fastest pace for 30 years
The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Cost of living rises at fastest pace for 30 years
The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.

BBC Politics
Jan 19, 2022

Downing Street party: Boris Johnson to face MPs as leadership threat grows
The No 10 party row continues with reports more MPs are planning to ask for a no-confidence vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Downing Street party: Johnson to face MPs as Tories discuss his future
The No 10 party row continues with reports more MPs are planning to ask for a no-confidence vote.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Downing Street party: How Boris Johnson's future hangs in the balance
Many Tory MPs will be listening closely to the prime minister's answers as he faces Prime Minster's Questions.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Downing Street party: What is the mood among Conservative MPs?
Many Tory MPs will be listening closely to to Boris Johnson's answers as he faces Prime Minster's Questions.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Channel migrants: MPs criticise use of navy to tackle English Channel crossings
A former minister says the navy would just be helping Border Force be a "more efficient taxi service".

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

MPs urged to back move to make misogyny hate crime
Peers back making hatred of women a factor in sentencing criminals - but MPs will get the final say.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

What are the latest Covid rules for the UK?
Scotland lifts restrictions on indoor events and social mixing that were introduced after Christmas.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Nobody warned me drinks event was against rules - Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson denies lying to Parliament about a gathering in No 10 garden during the first lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Elections Bill: MPs approve plans for voter ID checks
Voters will be required to show photo ID at polling stations under measures in the Elections Bill.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

PM: I thought I was attending a work event
Boris Johnson responds after Dominic Cummings accuses him of lying about a drinks party at No 10.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Boris Johnson: I renew my apologies to Her Majesty over No 10 parties
Watch how Boris Johnson reacts when asked about the No 10 parties before Prince Philip's funeral.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Nobody warned me drinks event was against rules - PM
Boris Johnson "categorically" denies anyone warned him the No 10 drinks party broke lockdown rules.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

I believe PM is telling the truth - Rishi Sunak
The chancellor says he accepts Boris Johnson's explanation regarding a Downing Street drinks party during lockdown in May 2020.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Covid contract to Dominic Cummings friends ruled lawful by Appeal Court
The government wins a legal challenge over a contract awarded to firm run by friends of PM's ex-adviser.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

What is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and how would it change protests?
The House of Lords has voted to reject controversial changes to the way protests are policed.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

PM who lied to Parliament would normally resign - Dominic Raab
The deputy PM backs his leader after Boris Johnson is accused of lying to Parliament over a No 10 garden party.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Pay rises fail to keep up with the cost of living
Data shows weekly wage growth fell for the first time since July 2020 but vacancies hit a new record.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

I'm confident PM will continue to next election - Dominic Raab
The deputy PM says Dominic Cummings' claim that the PM was warned about a drinks party is not true.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Raab: 'I'm not going to prejudge the facts' on No 10 party claims
The deputy prime minister says "people in public office are meant to hold the highest standards".

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

UK job vacancies hit new high after furlough ends
The number of jobs on offer rose to 1.24 million but wage growth is barely keeping up with inflation.

BBC Politics
Jan 18, 2022

Boris Johnson was warned about lockdown drinks - Cummings
But No 10 has strongly denied claims by the PM's ex-aide that Boris Johnson ignored concerns.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Crime bill: Lords defeats for government's protest clamp-down plans
Peers vote against plans to clamp down on noisy protests and in favour of making misogyny a hate crime.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

New campaign aims to stop more encrypted apps
No Place to Hide says end-to-end encryption makes it harder to detect child abuse.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Government defeated as Lords vote to make misogyny a hate crime
Peers vote to make misogyny a hate crime and block new powers to impose conditions on noisy protests.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis: UK sending weapons to defend Ukraine, says defence secretary
The defence secretary says he is sending short-range anti-tank missiles amid Russian invasion fears.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

BBC licence fee to be frozen at £159 for two years, government confirms
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries outlined the settlement in the House of Commons on Monday.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Downing Street party: Boris Johnson was warned about lockdown drinks, says Dominic Cummings
But No 10 has strongly denied claims by the PM's ex-aide that Boris Johnson ignored concerns.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Channel migrants: Armed forces set to take over English Channel operations
One Tory MP calls the plans "rushed" and says they will be a distraction for the military.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Downing Street party: My constituents are 60 to one against Boris Johnson, says Conservative
Conservatives have been hearing local opinion on the ongoing row about No 10 parties during lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

What is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and how will it change protests?
Public protests have pushed the government's controversial new police bill into the spotlight.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Channel migrants: Royal Navy set to take over English Channel operations
Tory MP says plans a "distraction", but government source says move allows focus on asylum reform.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Boris Johnson not in danger over parties, says Nadhim Zahawi
As MPs return to Westminster, the education secretary denies an operation to save the PM is in place.

BBC Politics
Jan 17, 2022

Covid: We're in better place to lift Plan B restrictions - Zahawi
Nadhim Zahawi says, with continued falling cases, some Plan B rules in England could be lifted after review.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2022

Ruth Davidson had mental health concerns over leader role
The former Scottish Tory leader said she almost did not stand as leader, fearing her mental health history would be revealed.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2022

Former city minister Lord Myners of Truro dies age 73
He led some of the UK's best-known companies and helped shape the response to the 2008 financial crisis.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2022

Starmer accuses PM of breaking law over No 10 parties
The Labour leader says Boris Johnson has lied about "industrial scale partying" in Downing Street.

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2022

Nadine Dorries: BBC licence fee announcement will be the last
The culture secretary says it is time to discuss new ways to fund and sell "great British content".

BBC Politics
Jan 16, 2022

Starmer: I think PM broke the law
The Labour leader asks if Boris Johnson did not do anything wrong, what was he apologising for?

BBC Politics
Jan 15, 2022

Prince Harry in legal fight to pay for UK police protection
The Duke of Sussex is challenging a Home Office decision not to allow him to pay for security.

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