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Missed PMQs? Watch Raab and Rayner's exchange in full

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 16:05
Here's the deputy PM and Labour's deputy leader facing off across the despatch box.

Election win should trigger Scottish independence, says Sturgeon

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:18
Scotland's first minister wants a referendum in October next year, but says an election could be used to decide independence.

No strong case for changing abortion rules, says Dominic Raab

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:59
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab says a new law on rights does not need to protect access to abortion.

Steel import tariffs extended for two years

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:12
Controls have been extended because of "global disruptions" to energy markets, the government says.

PMQs: Duffield and Raab on women's rights and abortion laws

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:37
Rosie Duffield calls on the government to enshrine in law "a woman's right to choose".

PMQs: Blackford and Raab on Scottish independence referendum bid

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:08
Dominic Raab says it is "not the right time for another referendum" with the challenges faced by "one United Kingdom".

PMQs: Raab and Rayner on food banks and poverty

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:38
Dominic Raab claims Labour's deputy leader has "flip flopped" over the rail strikes.

Firms say government price cut plan 'slap in face'

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:35
A group says a government campaign asking businesses to cut prices is unrealistic for small firms.

Ukraine war: Johnson says Putin wouldn't have invaded if he were a woman

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:19
The UK prime minister calls Putin's "crazy, macho" invasion a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

Troubles legacy: Government warned not to 'trample' on victims

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:31
MPs will later attempt to make changes to the government's contentious Troubles legacy bill.

Ukraine war: Johnson says if Putin were a woman he not have invaded

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:02
Boris Johnson says President Putin's war in Ukraine is a "perfect example of toxic masculinity".

Number of holiday-let homes in England up 40% in three years

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 01:23
Traditional tourist areas of England have seen local people hit by soaring property prices.

Male MPs wear 'hot flush' vests to simulate menopause

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:38
The event was organised in parliament by the Labour MP Carolyn Harris.

Culture Secretary says elite women's events should be 'reserved for people born of female sex'

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 22:56
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries tells the heads of UK sporting bodies that elite women's sport "must be reserved for people born of female sex".

Covid: Terms of inquiry into UK pandemic response finalised

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 20:14
It comes days after bereaved families warned of legal action against the UK government over delays.

Officials have stood down over Partygate, says top civil servant

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 18:54
Top civil servant Simon Case says a disciplinary process over Covid rule-breaking is ongoing.

Scottish independence: 19 October 2023 proposed as date for referendum

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 18:05
The UK Supreme Court will be asked if the Scottish government can hold a vote without UK consent.

Brexit protester Steve Bray: We're not giving up

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 16:22
Protester Steve Bray reacts to police removing his amplifier after his noisy protest outside Parliament.

Liz Truss fails to name time she challenged Gulf state on human rights

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:41
The foreign secretary tells MPs she raised concerns with Gulf leaders but doesn't detail specifics.

Truss pressed on questioning Middle East on human rights

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:38
The foreign secretary says she is "trying to remember" when asked to name which human rights issues she has raised with Gulf state leaders.