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Westminster and Brexit political review: Simon McCoy

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:28
Giving away a few TV secrets, Simon McCoy presents a round-up of the political week, and reveals his passion for a certain Germanic wine.

Andrea Leadsom urged to apologise for Islamophobia response

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:19
Labour MP says minister's response "played into the idea that Muslims born in our country are foreigners".

Karen Bradley: NI secretary's position is 'untenable'

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:38
The sister of a man who was shot dead by the Army calls for the NI secretary to resign over her controversial remarks.

The Movement: Steve Bannon role in 2019 EU elections

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:58
Strategist Steve Bannon, credited with helping get Donald Trump into the White House, turns his attention to European politics and the EU elections in May 2019.

Heads angry at minister's school funding 'snub'

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 07:44
The education secretary refused to meet head teachers to discuss concerns about school funding.

Government's worries over backdoors in Huawei’s 5G tech castle

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 06:52
One potential problem with next-gen mobile technology may have more to do with castles than you’d expect.

Corbyn to open Scottish Labour conference

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:10
Jeremy Corbyn is to address delegates in Dundee on the first day of the Scottish Labour conference.

International Women's Day: What's left for feminists to fight?

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:04
Gemma Abbott of Free Periods, Sam Smethers of the Fawcett Society, and writer and activist Nimco Ali on their campaigns.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to get diplomatic protection

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:35
The case of the jailed dual national will now become a formal legal dispute between Britain and Iran.

Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:34
The prime minister will implore the EU to help her get her Brexit deal through the Commons, days before MPs vote.

Economy 'needs more women entrepreneurs'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:30
More female-run businesses could give the UK economy a £250bn boost, a new report says.

Indyref2: Jeremy Hunt says UK government will refuse permission

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:27
The foreign secretary says the UK will "of course" refuse to give permission for a second independence referendum.

Amber Rudd apologises over 'coloured woman' comment

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:01
Diane Abbott says Amber Rudd's use of the word "coloured" was "outdated" and "offensive".

Karen Bradley offers apology for NI security force killings comments

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:16
Karen Bradley said that she did not intend any offence when she said deaths caused by the security forces were "not crimes".

Brexit: Deadline looms as ministers push for changes to deal

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:56
EU officials call for the UK to suggest an “acceptable” plan to resolve the Irish backstop impasse.

Knife crime must be tackled from police funds - Hammond

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:16
Police chiefs asked for Treasury cash to pay for more officers, following a spate of fatal stabbings.

Brexit: Cox ensuring 'codpiece in full working order'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:21
In a lighter Brexit moment, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox makes reference to his role in trying to make changes to the Northern Ireland backstop.

Anti-Semitism: Labour faces possible human rights probe

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:23
Labour may have unlawfully discriminated against Jewish people, says the UK human rights watchdog.

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn 'reaches out' to Tory MPs over Norway plan

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 23:46
The Labour leader says stopping no-deal is his priority after meeting Tory MPs to discuss Norway plan.

Why did Corbyn talk Brexit with Tory MPs?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 23:29
Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC's Ben Wright why he met a group of Tory MPs to discuss their alternative plan for a Norway-style relationship with the EU.