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David Cameron: I don’t regret calling EU referendum

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Cameron: I don’t regret calling referendum Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not regret calling the 2016 referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU. But he regretted the “difficulties and the problems we’ve been having trying to implement the result”, […]

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What is a vote of no confidence? What time is it?

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a motion of no confidence after the crushing defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal by MPs. What does this mean? What is a no confidence motion? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn tables no confidence motion A vote of no confidence lets MPs decide […]

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Brexit: What happens now?

MPs have voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a huge majority. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called for a vote of no confidence in the government. So what could happen next? Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, UK general elections are only supposed to happen every five years. The next one […]

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Labour fined £12,500 over donation declaration failure

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during the 2017 election campaign The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver accurate and on time declarations about donations. The watchdog said Labour had failed to deliver an “accurate quarterly donations report” and “accurate weekly pre-poll reports” from April-June […]

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Possible amendments to PM’s Brexit deal

MPs are due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit agreement on Tuesday – but they will also get a chance to reshape the deal by tabling amendments to it. The amendments vary in their potential impact on the proposed deal. Some seek to make relatively small tweaks, others to scupper Mrs May’s plan entirely. Amendments […]

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Brexit: Simon Coveney says Ireland must hold its nerve

Image copyright PacemakerImage caption Simon Coveney has urged support for the UK government’s plan in Parliament this week, when a crucial vote takes place The Republic of Ireland must “hold its nerve” this week as Parliament prepares to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Simon Coveney has said. The Irish foreign minister was speaking as […]

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Hitachi to decide on fate of UK nuclear plant

Image copyright Horizon Nuclear The UK government’s nuclear policy is under renewed scrutiny as the firm behind a £20bn reactor in Wales looks set to halt construction. Japanese media reports say Hitachi will suspend work on its Horizon division’s Wylfa Newydd plant this week. The company says no formal decision has yet been made. But […]