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Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour 'plot'

[ad_1] Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today left-wing supporters of Corbyn are involved in plot which could destroy the party Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for his MPs to unite – after his deputy Tom Watson warned of threats to the party from left-wing activists. Mr Watson was “cheered to the rafters” as he […]

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Across the Channel

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Will a judge find that allegations against Mr Fillon are a load of bull? French people will vote for a new president amid considerable political uncertainty in Europe and the world, following the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US leader. Eleven candidates […]

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Brexit could place 'huge burden' on Parliament

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill became law last week Parliament could be tasked with scrutinising up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other unrelated legislation, the Institute for Government has warned. The IFG says legislation will be needed to establish new policies […]

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Dozens of crimes against MPs reported

[ad_1] A police team created to handle crimes against MPs has dealt with 53 complaints since the murder of Jo Cox. The Met’s parliamentary liaison and investigation team saw cases of hate-filled messages, harassment and criminal damage between August and early February. It comes amid concerns that MPs face increasing levels of online abuse. Almost […]

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Morgan: Osborne's liberal Conservatism will be heard

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption George Osborne was announced as the London Evening Standard’s editor on Friday Ex-Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has defended George Osborne’s appointment as Evening Standard editor, warning cabinet ministers fired by Theresa May will have their “voices heard”. Mrs Morgan, who lost her job after Mrs May became PM, […]

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Ruth Davidson: 'Scots do not want a referendum'

[ad_1] Media captionRuth Davidson says the SNP does not speak for Scotland The Scottish Conservative leader has said the majority of Scots do not want a second independence referendum. Ruth Davidson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Nicola Sturgeon’s call for such a vote was “not the will of the Scottish people”. She said: […]

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Rape victims to get pre-trial recorded interview option

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liz Truss believes pre-recorded interviews would “reduce the level of trauma” for alleged rape victims Plans to allow alleged rape victims to avoid cross-examination in front of the accused are being brought forward, the justice secretary said. Liz Truss said victims of sexual assault would be able to […]

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Farron likens PM's politics to Trump's and Putin's

[ad_1] Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has issued an impassioned plea to moderate Tory MPs opposed to Theresa May’s vision of a “hard Brexit” to abandon the Conservatives and join his party. He accused the PM of pursuing the same “aggressive, nationalistic” agenda as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. He told his party’s conference Theresa […]

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Article 50: What does it mean to you?

[ad_1] By the end of the month, Theresa May will trigger Article 50 and officially start the process for Britain to leave the European Union. It’s expected to take up to two years. BBC Radio 5 live’s Tony Livesey invited 50 people – from all walks of life and from both sides of the debate […]

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Sturgeon: Holyrood's will 'must and will prevail'

[ad_1] Media captionNicola Sturgeon: “Let the PM be in no doubt – the will of our parliament must and will prevail.” The SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon has told her party conference that the will of Holyrood “must and will prevail” over a new independence referendum. MSPs will debate calling for permission for a vote on Tuesday […]

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Osborne Evening Standard job prompts call for inquiry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former chancellor George Osborne has been criticised for taking on the editorship of The Evening Standard, on top of his parliamentary duties A shadow minister has called for an investigation into whether George Osborne broke ministerial rules by accepting the editorship of the Evening Standard. Labour MP Andrew […]

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Gordon Brown: 'Holyrood should gain Brexit powers'

[ad_1] Media captionGordon Brown: “If we leave the British single market then a more dramatic set of consequences follow.” Gordon Brown has set out a “third option” for Scotland’s future, based on more powers being transferred to Holyrood after Brexit. The former prime minister suggested Holyrood be given power to set VAT rates and sign […]