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Commons committee was hit by cyber attack

4 hours 38 min ago
Seventy seven people who emailed committee are warned details may have been compromised in June attack.

Prisons boss received 'scandalous' £20,000 bonus

5 hours 49 min ago
Michael Spurr was given the payment despite jails being branded "unacceptably violent and dangerous".

Reality Check: Is Brexit inevitable?

6 hours 40 min ago
How the law, politics and practicalities could affect the process of the UK leaving the EU.

Judge says torture case evidence can be heard in secret

7 hours 7 min ago
The High Court says MI6 and the government need a "fair opportunity" to fight claims made a Libyan dissident.

Former victims' commissioner is new Parliament watchdog

8 hours 48 min ago
Kathryn Stone previously served as Northern Ireland's victims commissioner.

Baroness Hale appointed as UK's first female top judge

8 hours 57 min ago
Yorkshire-born Baroness Hale is to be the UK Supreme Court's first female president, at the age of 72.

Brexit unity?

9 hours 13 min ago
A settled view seems to be emerging on the need for a transitional period after Brexit but questions remain on how long this will take.

Brexit: Cabinet 'united' over EU transition deal

9 hours 22 min ago
Michael Gove says any "implementation period" after the UK leaves the EU must be driven by "pragmatism".

Government borrowing rises in June

11 hours 15 min ago
The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.

Vince Cable: I can offer the same formula as Macron

11 hours 20 min ago
The new Lib Dem leader makes a bid for the "abandoned" middle ground of UK politics.

Post-election polls

13 hours 24 min ago
Labour's share of people's declared voting intentions has not been this strong since 2002.

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies

13 hours 47 min ago
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.

Severn tolls abolished by end of 2018, says Alun Cairns

15 hours 40 min ago
The fees paid on entry to Wales - from £6.70 to £20 - have long been a source of contention.

Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Gove

15 hours 42 min ago
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

Theresa May urged to intervene in imminent Saudi executions

19 hours 31 min ago
A group of 14 prisoners - two of whom were children when arrested - face imminent death.

Migration policy risks being made in the dark, peers warn

20 hours 33 sec ago
The statistics the government uses to calculate net migration are unreliable, a report says.

Bury Council elections: Bosses 'delayed child safeguarding to help Labour'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:27
Senior bosses failed to act quick enough after claims were made against a councillor, reports say.

Theresa May to take walking holiday in Alps

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:24
Theresa May will also attend commemorations marking centenary of the battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable's 'exit from Brexit' hope

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:13
British people should have the option to stay within the EU when negotiations end, Vince Cable says.

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Saddam with chemical weapons

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:44
President George HW Bush said the move would "put the US in the wrong in world opinion".

The Vince Cable story: Profile of new Lib Dem leader

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:36
The life and times of the new Liberal Democrat leader.

Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:20
Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.

Recess ideas from Pound, Millar, Watson, Hain and Mak

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:56
Daily Politics reporter Emma Vardy asked a few politicians what they would getting up to over summer.

David Lammy and Andrew Neil on tower block death claims

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:51
A Labour MP is asked about his claims over an alleged cover-up over the number of deaths in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Leadsom calls Jane Austen 'one of our greatest living authors'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:06
The leader of the Commons provokes laughter with a slip about Jane Austen.

UK Brexit secretary 'encouraged by progress' in Brexit talks

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:05
The UK's Brexit secretary says negotiators have made progress in talks in Brussels.

EU's Barnier calls for 'legal certainty' over citizens' rights

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
The EU Brexit negotiator calls for legal certainty over citizens' rights in talks with the UK.

Sky deal: Murdoch faces further delay over Fox bid

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:43
Culture secretary "still minded" to ask for in-depth investigation of the bid for Sky by 21st Century Fox.

Rail electrification between Cardiff and Swansea scrapped

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:14
The transport secretary says a faster Cardiff to Swansea journey will be achieved without "engineering works".

EU trade deal 'easiest in human history'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:47
Liam Fox says the UK's rules and laws are already the same as the European Union's

UK can replicate current trade arrangements - Fox

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:46
The international trade secretary says the UK could survive without a deal with the EU.

Johnson attacks 'excessive' pay for university heads

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:05
Universities Minister Jo Johnson is going to challenge universities over excessive pay for vice-chancellors.

Vince Cable set to become Lib Dem leader

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:52
The 74-year old ex-business secretary is expected to be elected unopposed, succeeding Tim Farron.

Brexit: British and EU negotiators to outline progress

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:45
David Davis and Michel Barnier will discuss progress in talks on citizen's rights and the Irish border.

The moment the lights went out on MPs

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:31
MPs often complain about being kept in the dark by government but the lights have literally gone out on them.

Theresa May says Tories will not 'go backwards' on gay rights

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:54
Theresa May vows to defend and extend LGBT rights, despite concerns about the pact with the DUP.

Gauke defends 'common sense' pension change

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:41
David Gauke tells the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg the proposal to raise the state pension age to 68 between 2037 and 2039, seven years earlier than planned, is a "common sense" move.

Tim Farron calls government 'heartless' over child refugees

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:09
Lib Dem leader accuses the government of imposing an 'arbitrary cut off date' for a child refugee scheme.

DUP £1bn deal: 'Fair share' call by Wales and Scotland

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:37
Welsh and Scottish governments claim rules entitle them to extra cash in wake of DUP agreement.

Labour: We never pledged to write off tuition fee debts

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:13
The opposition says it would reduce the financial burden on graduates but not introduce a debt amnesty.

PMQs: Corbyn and May on UK economy and leadership

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:35
The "divided" government is not able to give the UK the "leadership it desperately needs", says Jeremy Corbyn.

PMQs: Bercow warns Stratford MP on 'eccentric' behaviour

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:34
The MP for the Bard's home town is ticked off for "gesticulating in a distinctly eccentric manner".

PMQs: Corbyn and May on living wage and minimum wage

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:32
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour brought in the national minimum wage, and it was opposed by the Conservatives.

State pension age increase brought forward

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:05
UK state pension age increase from 67 to 68 to be brought forward by seven years to 2037, government says

MP Hannah Bardell wears Scotland football top in Commons

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:07
Hannah Bardell of the SNP was showing her support for the women's team ahead of their match with England.

Final Theresa May v Jeremy Corbyn clash before summer break

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:34
The final PMQs before recess comes with Theresa May seeking to restore order in her cabinet.

Chris Evans named as BBC's best-paid star

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:00
The Radio 2 DJ was paid between £2.2m and £2.25m in 2016/2017 according to the BBC's annual report.

BBC stars' pay to be revealed in annual report

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:16
The details of those paid more than £150,000 a year will be made public for the first time.

Sikh MP Tan Dhesi: Glass ceiling has been broken

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:10
Newly-elected MP Tan Dhesi speaks of his "huge excitement" at becoming the first turban-wearing Sikh voted into Parliament.

'UK inequality reduced since 2008'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:16
Rising employment and falling incomes among the richest has cut the gap between rich and poor, a new report says.

Brexit 'exacerbates' NI divisions, says House of Lords

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:24
A House of Lords report says the Brexit debate also likely contributed to the collapse of Stormont.

UK government warned over Brexit and Wales by peers

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:20
Ministers are urged to raise their game and find ways to protect Welsh interests in the negotiations.

Job rules for departing civil servants 'not applied' properly

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:05
Employers are not being routinely told of conditions when they hire officials, such as lobbying bans.

Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:47
The back pay bill for carers who sleep overnight at people's homes could be as high as £400m.

Scots 'could have different Brexit deal'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:18
Peers say there is a strong case for Scotland having different Brexit arrangements from the rest of the UK in some areas.

Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:00
The worst offenders are airlines and food delivery apps, the government says.

Brexit: Call for more women in UK's negotiating team

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:12
Labour MPs say the negotiations taking place in Brussels risk being "just another job for the boys".

MP challenges drug users 'to break law'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:12
Labour MP Paul Flynn calls on drug campaigners to use cannabis in Parliament.

Public sector pay: Judges and top civil servants get 1% rise

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:28
The government says senior civil servants have to "play their part" in managing the economy.

Future UK trade deals with Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:47
A post-Brexit Britain will be looking to secure a range of trade deals outside of Europe.

Australian and British politicians in parliamentary action

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:47
UK and Australian political proceedings can sometimes get a little heated, or even overheated?

Flawed predictions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:29
Newsnight's editor assesses why so many people underestimated Labour's vote at the general election.

Inflation unexpectedly slows to 2.6% in June

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:33
Inflation rate drops unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, from 2.9% in May, official figures show

Home deliveries to be banned for online knife sales

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:14
The new proposals from government aim to curb the sale of blades to under-18s in England and Wales.

Brexit could disrupt data sharing - House of Lords report

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:50
The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee urges action to ensure UK data protection meets EU standards.

Theresa May tells Conservatives to end 'backbiting'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:48
The cabinet must come back after a summer break "ready for serious business", she says.

School budget boost 'not new money'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:04
An extra £1.3bn for schools in England is being taken from other education budgets, Labour says.

Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:49
Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Schools will gain from funding shake-up, says Greening

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 20:54
The education secretary says every school in England will gain from a shake-up of how funding is allocated.

Brexit: Coveney says 'tech alone will not solve border issue'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:51
Irish foreign minister says technical solutions alone will not solve post-Brexit border problems.

Brexit: Davis and Barnier resume talks in Brussels

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:39
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis says it is time to "get down to business" as talks resume in Brussels.

Extra cash in school funding shake-up

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:44
Schools are being promised an extra £1.3bn - but Labour says there is 'not a penny of new money'

David Cameron says Tories must do more to inspire people

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:39
The Conservatives need to continually modernise and stay in touch with people, their ex-leader says.

Fox hunting: Lord Mancroft says only hunt groups care about foxes

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:28
Lord Mancroft says supporters of the ban show "no interest" in the animals' welfare.

Farmer Simon Fairlie on meat and climate change

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:01
One way to tackle climate change and feed the growing population would be by taxing meat in supermarkets.

Political speeches: Smiths, Rick Astley, Mikado, Julie Andrews and Stormzy

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:53
How The Smiths, Julie Andrews, Stomzy and Rick Astley appear perhaps involuntarily, in political prose.

Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:21
The government sets a nine-month countdown to porn ID checks, but is told this seems "unrealistic".

Elections watchdog wants double voting rules tightened

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:42
While there is little evidence of abuse, regulator says registration system must be better co-ordinated.

Theresa May to warn ministers against leaks

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:23
Ministers will be "reminded" that cabinet talks should remain private, Downing Street says.

Lord Falconer: Assisted dying law 'outrageous'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:07
Lord Falconer calls for the assisted dying law to be "changed with safeguards".

UK plans age verification for porn websites from 2018

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:13
Users face checks before accessing content, with new a regulator overseeing the rules by next April.

Grayling: HS2 £100bn price tag 'nonsense'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:12
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling dismisses the claim that HS2 could cost £100bn

HS2 reveals winners of building contracts

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:57
Contracts worth £6.6bn are awarded ahead of news on the final HS2 routes to Leeds and Manchester.


Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:59
The inside story of the day hackers attacked parliament - and how the security team fought back.

Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:31
Brexit Secretary David Davis is in Brussels for the second round of talks with the EU.

The trick to getting what you want: Negotiating tips from the experts

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:06
As the second round of Brexit negotiations gets under way, experts give us their top negotiating tips.

Public sector pay: TUC says wages down thousands since 2010

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 01:00
Paramedics, firefighters and other state employees are worse off than in 2010, the TUC says.

Tony Blair: I think Corbyn could be PM

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:01
Tony Blair stands by his criticism of Jeremy Corbyn, despite changing his mind on his chances of being PM.

Brexit: Hammond warns of UK investment uncertainty

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 13:34
The chancellor says firms want more clarity about what the future relationship will be with Europe.

Public sector pay: Philip Hammond shown cleaner's payslip

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 12:22
The chancellor is asked if a weekly wage of £297 constituted "being overpaid".

Philip Hammond: Public servants are paid 'premium'

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:26
The chancellor defends his position after reports he said public sector workers were "overpaid".

Election intimidation at 'tipping point', warns watchdog

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 06:59
Standards watchdog says it is a "dangerous moment" for UK politics and urges leaders to take action.

Acid attack punishments assessed in government review

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 03:11
There were more than 400 acid attacks in England and Wales in the six months up to April 2017.

Brexit Minister urges MSPs to back changes to repeal bill

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 01:59
Brexit Minister Mike Russell wants MSPs from all parties to back the Scottish government's position.

Politically homeless?

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 23:58
Are new political parties in the UK always doomed to fail?

Brexit: Blair says UK should consider staying in a reformed EU

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:17
Tony Blair has said that the UK should rethink its Brexit plan "in the interests of the country".

Brexit: EU could be flexible over movement, Blair says

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:16
The former PM says EU leaders would consider changes to the single market to accommodate the UK.

Home Office fined £366,900 for breaking pay cap for abuse inquiry chief

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:52
Home Office fined £366,900 for failing to get approval for pay cap-busting salary for Alexis Jay.

Lord Chief Justice: Sir Ian Burnett appointed

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:25
Downing Street says Lord Justice Burnett will take over, following the retirement of Lord Thomas.

Reality Check

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:48
First Ministers say it is a "naked power-grab" undermining devolution

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