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Corbyn calls for compromise to avoid no-deal Brexit

Image copyright EPA Jeremy Corbyn says he is seeking a “constructive alternative” to the PM’s deal, in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader was speaking after meeting the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, for talks in Brussels. It comes ahead of an EU summit where Theresa May will ask EU leaders […]

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Voter ID trials ruled lawful by High Court judge

Image copyright Getty Images A scheme to make voters bring ID to polling stations has been ruled lawful by a High Court judge. A pilot is due to take place in nine local authorities for elections in May, but campaigner Neil Coughlan said the trial would prevent people from voting. The 64-year-old crowdfunded more than […]

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Labour investigates ‘sexual harassment’ by MP

Image copyright UK ParliamentImage caption Stephen Hepburn was elected to Parliament in 1997 The Labour Party is investigating one of its MPs after an allegation of sexual harassment. Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, is accused of targeting a female party member on a night out in 2005, the HuffPost claims. Labour confirmed it was investigating […]

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MPs criticise EastEnders project

Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of the EastEnders set. In December, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that the project had gone £27m over budget. The Public Accounts […]

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Pro-Brexit activist denies harassing MP Anna Soubry

Image copyright PAImage caption James Goddard denied three charges A pro-Brexit activist has pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry outside Parliament. James Goddard, 29, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have called the MP a “Nazi” and a “traitor”. He denied three charges before the case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court was temporarily […]