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Francesca Martinez: Austerity has caused the deaths of over 130,000

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:36
Comedian Francesca Martinez has spoke out on the BBC's Question Time programme about the deaths of "over 130,000 human beings" since the government started austerity in 2010.

All change again as Chuka Umunna joins Lib Dems

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:36
The "Changing Man" of UK politics has been a member of three parties this year.

Historian David Starkey speaks up for Conservative MP Rory Stewart

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:59
David Starkey takes aim at Conservative and Liberal Democrats leadership contenders, and also has a go at Labour.

Boris Johnson will take part in BBC TV debate

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:10
Boris Johnson has confirmed that he will take part in the BBC TV debate on Tuesdayt after the second round of leadership votes among Conservative MPs.

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson to take part in BBC TV debate

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:33
The Tory leadership frontrunner commits to debate with his rivals after the second ballot next Tuesday.

Birmingham LGBT school row: MP Roger Godsiff given warning

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:50
Labour MP Roger Godsiff is reprimanded after voicing support for parents opposed to LGBT teaching.

Matt Hancock withdraws from leadership race

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:45
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has withdrawn from the Conservative Party leadership race. He has not yet endorsed another candidate.

Stormont stalemate - how things stand

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:39
With a fresh round of talks ongoing, BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack looks at how things are shaping up.

Conservative Muslim chair to quit if Johnson wins leadership race

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:35
Mohammed Amin criticises Boris Johnson's burka article and questions whether he has the character to be PM.

Tory leadership: 'Boris Johnson should be braver' - Jeremy Hunt

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:34
'What would Churchill say to those hiding away from the media?'

Two Welsh politicians admit taking drugs

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:26
During a TV debate, Adam Price and Stephen Kinnock admit taking drugs in the past.

Chuka Umunna: Why I joined the Liberal Democrats

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:53
He says there's only room for one centre right party in British politics.

Brexit: UK in "pretty good shape" for no-deal says top civil servant

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:48
The government has done "a lot of preparation" for a no-deal Brexit, says the head of the civil service.

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock 'mulling over' pulling out

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:17
The health secretary, who came sixth in the first ballot, is understood to be deciding whether to continue.

Chuka Umunna joins the Lib Dems after quitting Change UK

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 22:37
The former Labour and Change UK MP says he was wrong to think people wanted a new party.

Jo Brand acid joke: BBC edits out remark from catch-up service

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:58
The broadcaster says it regrets any offence caused by the remark about throwing acid at Nigel Farage.

Divorce law shake-up tabled in Commons

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:24
Couples in England and Wales will not have to prove one party is at fault to start proceedings.

Change UK applies to change name after legal dispute

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:00
The party says its application comes after the threat of legal action from petitions website

Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:03
Three MPs are knocked out in the race to be the next Tory leader and PM, as Boris Johnson secures the most votes.

Theresa May asks BBC to explain Jo Brand broadcast

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:09
The prime minister has said the BBC should "explain why" Jo Brand acid joke was "appropriate content".