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BBC Politics
Aug 21, 2019

Brexit: Wales 'will back Remain' under Labour government
It comes as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to say if he'd support Remain in a second Brexit vote.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: PM to meet Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop
It comes after the PM said the plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was "anti-democratic".

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: Welsh Government 'backs Remain' under Labour
The first minister says he will back Remain, even under a Labour-led UK government with a new deal.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Government automatically enrols firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Business groups urged the government to act after many firms failed to get a customs number.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Key Scottish economic figures to be published
The annual Gers report has become a major battleground in the country's independence debate.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: 'No prospect' of a deal unless backstop is dropped
The PM calls the Irish border plan "unviable", but the EU says he hasn't offered realistic alternatives.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to echo allies' Brexit position
Two close allies of the Labour leader say they would back Remain in any further EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn declines to echo allies' Brexit position
Two close allies of the Labour leader say they would back Remain in any further EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: DUP's Donaldson on Northern Ireland backstop
A DUP MP says his party wants a deal with the EU, but will not sign up to the "economic dismemberment of the UK".

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: Freedom of movement plan 'will create chaos' - Abbott
The shadow home secretary says the policy would "make Windrush look like a minor blip".

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Freedom of movement policy 'will create chaos'
The shadow home secretary says EU citizens will be in the "same position as the Windrush people".

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Hong Kong: British consulate worker 'detained at China border'
The Foreign Office says it is seeking further information from Chinese authorities.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: Corbyn will 'follow what Labour says' in a referendum
The Labour leader is yet to rule out staying neutral as close colleagues say they would back Remain.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

'I want the Brexit uncertainty to end'
A no-deal Brexit could cost the farming industry £850m a year in lost profits, new research seen by the BBC suggests.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Hong Kong: British consulate staffer 'detained at China border'
The Foreign Office says it is seeking further information from Chinese authorities.

BBC Politics
Aug 20, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson says 'anti-democratic' backstop must be scrapped
The plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland is "unviable", the PM says in a letter to the EU.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson calls for 'anti-democratic' backstop to be scrapped
The plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland is "unviable", the PM says in a letter to the EU.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

No-deal Brexit 'could cost farms £850m in profits'
A no-deal Brexit could be a greater challenge than BSE and foot-and-mouth, a researcher suggests.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Brexit: EU migration rules 'to end straight after no-deal'
The government has ditched the idea of phasing out freedom of movement under a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Brexit: Johnson and Varadkar in hour-long call
The two governments said the leaders "shared perspectives on the withdrawal agreement".

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Boris Johnson: UK 'will be ready' for no-deal Brexit
The PM insists the UK will be ready for a possible no-deal exit, after warnings in a leaked report.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Paralympian Lord Holmes denies sexually touching a woman
Lord Holmes of Richmond is accused of touching the woman in a London hotel earlier this year.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Knife crime curfew plan for 12 year olds
The Home Office is to allow courts to impose restrictions on people police suspect carry weapons.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Brexit: Freedom of movement 'will end' says the government
The government has ditched the idea of extending freedom of movement to 2021 in the event of a no-deal.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.

BBC Politics
Aug 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit 'crisis'
A general election would be the "change of direction" the UK needs, the Labour leader will say later.

BBC Politics
Aug 18, 2019

Brexit: Sinn Féin criticise PM after no-deal dossier leak
DUP leader Arlene Foster says she believes the dossier is "outdated" and leaked to undermine the PM.

BBC Politics
Aug 18, 2019

Brexit: No-deal dossier shows worst-case scenario - Gove
A no-deal Brexit will bring "bumps in the road", Michael Gove admits, as a leaked government document warns of food and drug shortages.

BBC Politics
Aug 18, 2019

No-deal Brexit dossier shows worst-case scenario - Gove
No deal planning has been accelerated, Michael Gove says, as a leaked government document warns of food and drug shortages.

BBC Politics
Aug 18, 2019

Police Scotland spend £7m on Brexit contingency planning
A report on the force's plans names civil unrest as the biggest issue it faces in preparing to leave the EU.

BBC Politics
Aug 18, 2019

Michael Brown regrets 'stupid' £2.4m Lib Dem donation
Michael Brown says his 2005 gift of £2.4m - a party record - led to recognition and pain for his family.

BBC Politics
Aug 17, 2019

Brexit: PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate deal
Boris Johnson will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron later this week.

BBC Politics
Aug 17, 2019

Brexit: Not leaving EU would betray democracy - Andrew RT Davies
Andrew RT Davies says not delivering Brexit would be a "danger to the fabric of the United Kingdom".

BBC Politics
Aug 17, 2019

Brexit: Tory MP Oliver Letwin rejects Corbyn as caretaker PM
But Oliver Letwin urges talks in the Commons to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal.

BBC Politics
Aug 17, 2019

Sajid Javid will 'simplify' the tax system in first Budget
The chancellor says he is a "low tax guy" and he wants to see "simpler" taxes when he delivers his Budget.

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Labour promises to tackle 'retail apocalypse'
The party wants to give councils powers to fill empty shops to avert the creation of "ghost streets".

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

PM's partner Carrie Symonds makes first speech since No 10 move
Boris Johnson's partner, who joined him in Downing Street in July, addresses a wildlife event.

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Carrie Symonds: What will her role be as PM's partner?
Boris Johnson's partner is in No 10 - but will her role be different to previous PMs' spouses?

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Ken Clarke: I wouldn't rule out becoming prime minister
Ex-chancellor says he'd be willing to lead "a government of national unity" to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn 'open to' law forcing Brexit delay
The Labour leader could push for an extension of Article 50, the BBC learns.

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Boris Johnson pays tribute to police officer killed
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the killing of PC Andrew Harper as "mindless and brutal".

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Home Office role in 'Woke' Muslim social network revealed
The network on Facebook and Instagram helps combat online radicalisation, says Home Office.

BBC Politics
Aug 16, 2019

Jo Swinson: Clarke and Harman prepared to lead emergency government
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says the senior Tory and Labour MPs are both prepared to be caretaker PMs.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Strength of British military falls for ninth year
The government is accused of "running down" the military, as figures show a further drop in numbers.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Peterloo Massacre: Tracing the relatives of the Failsworth Reformers
An academic's project brings together families of protesters for the 200th anniversary.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

What has gone wrong with rail franchising?
Calls to reform the system are growing amid anger over rising fares and poor punctuality.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

£13m written off the value of public stake in BiFab
The Scottish government's stake in the engineering yards is slashed from £19m to £6m after a watchdog's review.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn hails Wales' lead in 'green revolution'
Labour leader restates support for renewable energy schemes to "transform society" and create jobs.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no-deal meets resistance
The Labour leader's plan to become caretaker PM is rejected by Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no deal meets resistance
The Labour leader's plan to become caretaker PM is rejected by Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Conservative MP urges others to consider Corbyn's Brexit plan
Tory MP Guto Bebb says a short-term Corbyn government would be "less damaging" than a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Celebrities call for more creative education in schools
Stars from the arts world urge the government to make creative education accessible to young people.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

What is Labour's Brexit plan?
Labour says it will do all it can to stop a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Greta Thunberg: Caroline Lucas reports Arron Banks to Twitter
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks says his tweet about "freak yachting accidents" was a joke.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Brexit: Swinson calls for MPs to 'stand and be counted'
The Liberal Democrat leader says it is "not enough" simply to express opposition to a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Leaders call for £39bn for Northern Powerhouse Rail project
Boris Johnson said a "very, very good case" is being made for improving connections.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Corbyn: 'I'll call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal Brexit'
The prime minister "is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump", says Labour leader.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Ex-Tory MP Sarah Wollaston on joining the Lib Dems
She tells Today her constituents are "horrified" at the Tory Party's "shift to the right".

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Chicken takeaway boxes warn young people of knife crime danger
Ministers want to dissuade young people from carrying weapons but critics say the plan is offensive.

BBC Politics
Aug 15, 2019

Corbyn: UK parliament should not block Indyref2
The Labour leader says Westminster should not prevent a vote - but he does not think it is a "good idea".

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

UK must accept US food standards in trade deal, says farm chief
Fears over practices like chlorine-washing chicken are unfounded, says the head of America's farm lobby.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal
The Labour leader plans to lead a caretaker government after winning a no-confidence vote in the government.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Sarah Wollaston: Ex-Tory MP joins Lib Dems
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says the pro-Remain MP will bring "real expertise" to the party.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Labour MP Albert Owen to stand down at next election
Albert Owen has held the Ynys Mon seat since 2001 and cites personal reasons for standing down.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Do Boris Johnson's tax and spending plans add up?
Boris Johnson has pledged big tax cuts and spending increases.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents 'collaborating' with EU
The PM says opposition to Brexit in Parliament means the EU is less likely to compromise on a deal.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi
Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Boris Johnson accuser loses appeal to take '£350m claim' to Supreme Court
Marcus Ball attempted to prosecute Boris Johnson over his 2016 EU referendum claims.

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

No-deal Brexit: Can MPs overrule the new prime minister?
What ways - if any - do MPs have of preventing the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October?

BBC Politics
Aug 14, 2019

Hammond: 'No-deal Brexit would be betrayal'
The ex-chancellor also says removing the Irish border 'backstop' is a "wrecking tactic".

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

MP Chris Williamson sues Labour for suspension over anti-Semitism
Chris Williamson calls the decision to re-impose his suspension "unconstitutional".

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Brexit: Hammond says PM's demands 'wreck' chance of new deal
Leaving the EU without a deal would be "a betrayal" of the referendum result, the former chancellor warns.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Brexit: Hammond demands 'genuine' negotiations with EU
Leaving the EU without a deal would "break up the UK", former chancellor warns.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Boris Johnson: PM grimaces at body scan shot
The PM grimaces after seeing a body scan from a prisoner who tried to smuggle contraband into jail.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Scottish government pays out £500,000 in costs to Alex Salmond
The former first minister is awarded £512,250 from the Scottish government over a court battle.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Facebook letter fails to satisfy DCMS chair Damian Collins
The social network is accused of providing a "disingenuous" response to MPs' latest questions.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

UK wage growth picks up to 11-year high
Earnings growth continues to accelerate but the unemployment rate edges up, official figures show.

BBC Politics
Aug 13, 2019

Brexit: Ministers expect no-deal challenge next month
No 10 assumes the EU will wait for MPs to try and block a no-deal before engaging in further talks.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Hands-free phone ban for drivers 'should be considered'
A committee of MPs says there is a "misleading impression" the devices are completely safe.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Legal bid to stop Westminster Brexit shut-down
A group of politicians want the courts to rule out suspending parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Prisons: Boris Johnson pledges £100m to boost security
Jails in England and Wales cannot be allowed to become "factories for making bad people worse", PM says.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

UK 'first in line' for US trade deal, says John Bolton
The US would consider negotiating deals on "sector-by-sector" basis, says a senior Trump aide.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Jared O'Mara: MP's office investigated over security failure
Jared O'Mara's chief of staff had access to sensitive casework and his emails, a BBC investigation found.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Brexit: Caroline Lucas criticised over all-female cabinet plan
Caroline Lucas defends her plan aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, saying women are less tribal.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Crime: What has Boris Johnson promised on law and order?
Boris Johnson has made several announcements on law and order. But what exactly is he proposing?

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Meghan has made Prince Harry less popular, says Farage
The Brexit Party leader said Prince Harry's popularity has "fallen off a cliff" since he met Meghan.

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Caroline Lucas MP calls on female political leaders to form an "emergency cabinet"
The Green MP Caroline Lucas, who wants to stop a no-deal Brexit, says it's a time of "national crisis".

BBC Politics
Aug 12, 2019

Tech firms face fines for harmful videos from regulator Ofcom
The UK plans to give new powers to the media regulator in order to comply with EU law.

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

Grouse shooting: Labour calls for review amid habitat concerns
Labour raises environmental concerns ahead of the four-month grouse shooting season from Monday.

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

Green MP Caroline Lucas calls for all-female emergency cabinet
The Green Party MP says women cooperate better and can "bring a different perspective to crises".

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

Labour deputy Watson voices indyref2 opposition
The UK Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson speaks out against a second Scottish independence referendum.

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop-and-search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop and search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel: 'Stop and search works'
Home Secretary Priti Patel tells the BBC about government plans to expand stop and search powers.

BBC Politics
Aug 11, 2019

PM to create 10,000 new prison places and boosts stop and search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".

BBC Politics
Aug 10, 2019

PM creates 10,000 new prison places and boosts stop and search
Police stop and search powers will also be expanded, says Boris Johnson as he sets out plans to cut crime.

BBC Politics
Aug 10, 2019

Gordon Brown: Union is 'sleepwalking into oblivion' amid nationalism
Ex-PM Gordon Brown attacks nationalism and a no-deal Brexit - and says the UK must rediscover empathy.

BBC Politics
Aug 10, 2019

UKIP: Richard Braine elected as party leader
Mr Braine takes 53% of the vote in a ballot of members and says UKIP has "a great future".

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