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Politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reform

4 hours 14 min ago
More than 170 politicians from the UK and Ireland sign a letter urging the UK government to change the law.

Cabinet still being persuaded over Brexit - Dominic Raab

8 hours 27 min ago
The Brexit secretary says selling the government's blueprint for leaving the EU is an ongoing task.

Fur sales: MPs call for consultation to ban real fur

9 hours 29 min ago
It comes as MPs investigate why real fur has been sold as fake on the UK high street.

Government admits rabies poster gaffe

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 17:29
A parody poster suggesting children with rabies should be shot was included in an internal magazine.

Traffic wardens 'driven at deliberately' in council attacks

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 01:39
Motorists drove at traffic wardens and a social worker was dragged into the road and kicked in the head.

Who's getting in?

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 01:36
What an annotated guest list for a party at Number 10 reveals about Denis Thatcher.

Pairing row: Julian Smith refuses to answer questions

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:24
The Conservative Chief Whip refused to be drawn on questions about a pairing controversy.

Home Office: 'Child spies used against crime when necessary'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:00
The government wants to increase the amount of time under-18s can be used undercover.

Lord Heseltine: Pairing row made me swing mace

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:32
The atmosphere in the Commons reminds Lord Heseltine of an incident in 1976.

Luis Walker reads Theresa May reply to Orkambi request

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:35
An eight-year-old wrote to the prime minister asking for Orkambi drug to improve his lungs.

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May's Brexit White Paper

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:40
EU's negotiator says UK plan for a future trade relationship runs risk of weakening single market.

Theresa May repeats defence of chief whip in 'pairing' row

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:03
Julian Smith faces calls to resign in row over a breach of Parliamentary convention.

UK government borrowing at 11-year low

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:32
Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.

MPs criticise head of public prosecution's rape case failures

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 03:57
The head of public prosecutions is criticised for her handling of issues around disclosing evidence.

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:01
The Commons leader says the Brexit deal struck at Chequers is "a very hard and fast offer to the EU".

PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for Northern Ireland

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:50
During her Belfast visit Theresa May is expected to say a plan agreed at Chequers will work for NI.

Why Conservatives are fighting each other

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:33
The government is heading towards the summer break, wracked by infighting among Tory MPs.

Windrush scandal: Compensation could be capped under proposed scheme

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:15
The Home Office announces a consultation on its plans to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal.

Blair: PM's Brexit 'doesn't honour public mandate'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:45
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says Theresa May's approach to Brexit "doesn’t honour what most people who voted for Brexit think".

Timber scandal: Natural Resources Wales chair quits

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:15
Diane McCrea goes after auditor queries Natural Resources Wales accounts for third year in a row.

New MPs' code 'risks cover-up claims'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:42
A senior MP warns that making all investigations into MPs anonymous risk damaging transparency.

Andrew Bridgen wants no confidence vote on Theresa May

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:23
A Conservative MP calling for a confidence vote in Theresa May's leadership speaks of the party whips "blackmailing" MPs.

Reality Check

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:12
The EU has issued a 16-page document outlining the preparations for deal or no deal.

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:54
Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed, Home Office figures suggest.

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:13
Julian Smith is asked why he told an MP to break an agreement not to take part in a key Brexit vote.

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:43
Pupils should be able to request sex education against their parents' wishes, the government says.

Profile: Ian Paisley

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:41
The career of the son of the DUP's founder has been one of controversy and electoral success.

DUP MP Ian Paisley says rule breach a personal embarrassment

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:12
The DUP MP choked with emotion at times as he told MPs he had made a "genuine mistake".

NI pro-remain parties release Brexit concern statement

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:22
It comes as the prime minister is due to arrive in Northern Ireland to visit the border.

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:53
Dominic Raab will meet the bloc's chief negotiator, as the EU warns states to step up plans for no deal.

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:11
Up to seven million international permits will be needed if the UK and EU do not agree to recognise driving.

Lord Patten: 'I've never seen so much animosity in Conservatives'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:55
Former Conservative chairman Lord Patten on the party's toxic atmosphere - and Boris Johnson.

Publishers warn of Brexit threat to record exports

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:00
The UK's publishing industry says leaving the EU could damage its record-breaking export business.

Military personnel based in Scotland compensated for tax rises

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:00
The UK government will compensate soldiers facing higher income tax bills because they are based in Scotland.

Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:04
The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition

Brexit: 1,000 new customs officers and vets for Irish ports

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:57
The Irish government is to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary inspectors to deal with Brexit.

London mayoral race: Tories shortlist 10 candidates

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:48
Conservative MP Paul Scully describes the list as one which "reflects London's diversity".

Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins: 'I want to clear my name'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:11
The MP for Luton North says waiting eight months for a sexual harassment hearing has been "frustrating".

Brexit: New move to keep EU citizenship for UK nationals

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:09
Campaigners petition Brussels to make EU citizenship permanent despite Brexit.

In full: Boris Johnson's resignation speech

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:44
The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson attacks the government's approach to Brexit.

Margaret Hodge faces 'action' over Corbyn anti-Semitism row

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:40
Dame Margaret Hodge is reported to have called Jeremy Corbyn "anti-Semitic".

PMQs: Harman and May on pairing for MPs who cannot vote

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:36
The longest-serving woman MP and so Mother of the House, calls for proxy voting for women MPs on maternity leave.

PMQs: Jenkyns and May on Brexit and Remain

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:31
Theresa May tells one of her backbenchers that "Brexit continues to mean Brexit".

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:42
Theresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit - here are the key bits.

Boris Johnson to make 'resignation speech' in Commons

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:58
The ex-foreign secretary will expand on his reasons for quitting the government over Brexit policy.

Theresa May to make two-day Brexit visit to NI

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:40
The prime minister will meet border businesses and give a speech on Brexit in Belfast.

MP John Woodcock quits Labour with attack on "hard left"

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:45
The Barrow and Furness MP says Labour has been "taken over by the hard left".

Brexit: MPs 'frightened' by party extremists

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:49
Tory MP Anna Soubry says 'both political parties are in the grips of their own extremists'.

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:26
A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be hung in Parliament, 100 years after her election as an MP.

Ian Paisley: Report due into '£100k holidays'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:15
A parliamentary watchdog investigated claims the North Antrim MP did not declare £100,000 in hospitality.

Theresa May prepares for a grilling from MPs

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:30
After Prime Minister's Questions, the PM will be questioned by senior MPs and go to a meeting of backbenchers.

Grenfell fire: Ban on combustible material 'not enough'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 03:44
A committee of MPs say a wider ban on combustible material and requiring sprinklers would save lives,

Voice of Britain

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:18
What difference does a person's accent make to getting on in politics?

Scrap terminal illness six month rule, says Welsh Labour MP

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:41
Labour's Madeleine Moon says patients should not spend their last months worrying about their bills.

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:44
Jo Swinson says Tory chairman Brandon Lewis broke an agreement not to take part in a Brexit vote.

Government survives EU customs union vote

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:52
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

Boris Johnson under fire over clearance for newspaper column

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:40
Ex-foreign secretary did not seek watchdog's approval for column amid claims he broke ministerial code.

New Labour anti-Semitism code faces criticism

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:32
Labour officially adopts a new code of conduct - but it is condemned by Jewish groups and some Labour MPs.

Recess time

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:52
Do the UK's MPs work on more days than their equivalents in other countries?

Grantham bids for rejected Thatcher statue

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:47
The bronze statue, by Douglas Jennings, was reported to cost £300,000.

Guto Bebb: I had no choice but to quit government

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:16
Welsh Tory MP says he had to resign over Theresa May's concessions to Brexiteers on a key bill.

Upskirting row MP Sir Christopher Chope under fire again

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:06
Sir Christopher Chope says he will not be "intimidated" by misogyny claims after blocking a women's conference.

'We can't have confidence in the referendum'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:39
MPs express their anger at Vote Leave after it is found to have broken spending rules.

UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:14
Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Searle strangled his wife Anne to death at their home in Suffolk.

At-a-glance

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:55
A guide to the four possible scenarios for the UK's future relationship with the European Union.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:42
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he's pushing to meet the new foreign secretary.

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:32
Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

Sir Vince Cable's Brexit vote absence 'a bit unfortunate'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:25
The Lib Dems say they are committed to stopping Brexit - after their leader misses a crucial vote.

Wage growth slows despite jobless fall

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:52
Wage growth slipped to 2.7% from 2.8% in the three months to May, while unemployment fell by 12,000.

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:43
Concessions to Tory MPs to avoid a Commons defeat won't derail Theresa May's plan, Liam Fox insists.

Vote Leave fined for breaking electoral law

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:17
Brexit campaign group Vote Leave is fined and referred to police for breaking electoral law

Guto Bebb: MP resigns as minister over Brexit vote

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:39
A Conservative MP resigns as a defence minister so he can vote against the government.

MPs to vote on early summer recess

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 23:54
The government has tabled a motion to cut short the current parliamentary session.

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 23:05
MPs vote by 305 to 302 to support an amendment tabled by Brexiteer Tories.

Labour MPs want new anti-Semitism code

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:47
MPs back adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.

Tory MP Anna Soubry attacks 'wealthy' Brexiteers

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 21:37
Pro-EU former minister Anna Soubry made a passionate speech about Brexit as MPs debated the Customs Bill.

Michael Gove: I wanted 'different feel' to Vote Leave campaign

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:33
Michael Gove distances himself from claims made about Turkish immigration during the EU referendum.

Reality Check

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:09
Justine Greening calls for a second EU referendum, but what are the practical considerations?

Rick Edwards on why young people should be made to vote

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:41
Politicians are keen to engage better with younger voters, but have mixed results reaching out to this hard-to-reach group.

Daughters in legal bid for House of Lords seat rights

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:01
They are challenging an "outdated" law that stops them being elected to the Lords because of their gender.

Alex Salmond Show tweets misled audience, says watchdog Ofcom

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:23
Watchdog Ofcom finds programme staff and not viewers posted the tweets used in the Russian TV broadcast.

EU must help avoid 'catastrophic Brexit no-deal', says Jones

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:26
First Minister Carwyn Jones visits Brussels urging help to avoid a "catastrophic no-deal scenario".

Brexit: MPs hear plea to protect NI family farms

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:17
A committee of MPs hear an impassioned plea to protect family farms after the UK leaves the EU.

Migration figures: Record number of EU citizens emigrate from UK

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:09
The Office for National Statistics says 139,000 people from the EU emigrated last year.

Brexit: Theresa May facing test over EU customs votes

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:57
Tory MPs have tabled amendments to Brexit legislation in a fresh challenge to the PM's authority.

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:39
The UK plans to invest £2bn in the new jet, which can be used with either pilots or as a drone.

'Behaviour code' could see MPs face sack

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:44
A new plan to address harassment and bullying in Westminster includes 'harsh punishments'.

Labour's deputy leader is concerned that the public is being given the wrong advice

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:28
Labour's deputy leader, who has lost 96lb thinks people are concentrating too much on fat and not enough on sugar.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:24
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Brexit: DUP seeks legal guarantee over customs border

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:24
Party backs Jacob Rees-Mogg who wants legal assurance of no post-Brexit customs border in Irish Sea.

UK will lose track of many EU migrants after Brexit - report

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:58
The Home Office won't know how many have lost their right be in the UK after Brexit, a report warns.

Radical re-think for public services needed, says watchdog

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:03
Wales' most senior auditor says public services are not responding to austerity beyond merely cutting costs.

Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:08
The former cabinet minister calls Theresa May's Brexit plan a "fudge" and "the worst of both worlds".

May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:30
Prime Minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

Theresa May: Five things from her Andrew Marr show interview

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 15:55
Trump, immigration, leadership, EU law and 'cutting out David Davis' - here are five things the Prime Minister revealed.

Theresa May's Brexit plan crosses red lines - Jacob Rees-Mogg

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:57
Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the BBC that the prime minister's Brexit plan goes against promises she made.

Trump tees off again before leaving UK

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:37
The US president is playing a final round of golf before flying to Finland, ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Green Party votes against Wales and England split

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:33
Party members in Wales decide they want to stay united and not become an independent party.

What did President Trump suggest PM May should do?

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:19
Theresa May reveals what President Trump suggested she should do when dealing with the EU.

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:00
Donald Trump told me to sue the European Union, Theresa May tells the BBC.

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