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Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
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Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
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No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
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Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,347
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
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Laura Ashley appeals for funding as sales fall 10%
17/02/2020 | news | business | 148
The British retailer warns it will "consider all appropriate options" if it cannot raise the extra money.
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France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,913
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
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Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
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Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
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Facebook boss 'happy to pay more tax in Europe'
13/02/2020 | news | business | 232
Mark Zuckerberg says he understands the "frustration about how tech companies are taxed in Europe".
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Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
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Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
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Tech firms 'need tougher ad-targeting rules'
05/02/2020 | news | technology | 80
Online political ads should be more tightly regulated, a data ethics body says.
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TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
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Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
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PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
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UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
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Tumble in UK car output 'a grave concern'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 435
A 14% fall in output last year underlines the urgency of an EU trade deal, says the industry's trade body.
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Ian Murray gets backing of ex-PMs for Labour bid
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 338
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair throw their weight behind Ian Murray's deputy leadership campaign.
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BBC News announces 450 job cuts
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,018
There will be cuts to Radio 5 Live and BBC Two’s Newsnight as part of an £80m savings drive.
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Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
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Derbyshire tells viewers 'we don't give up'
22/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
Victoria Derbyshire addresses the news that her TV show is coming off air, saying "we're still here".
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Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.
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Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
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Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
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Weak November weighs on UK growth
13/01/2020 | news | business | 741
Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.
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Twitter to test 'block all replies' function
09/01/2020 | news | business | 61
The move comes as social media firms come under pressure to tackle harassment on their sites.
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Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
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MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
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'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
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MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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Retail sales fall sharply in November
19/12/2019 | news | business | 219
Shoppers continued to keep a tight grip on spending amid uncertainty about Brexit and the election.
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Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
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Brexit bill to give new powers to British judges
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 928
More British judges should be able to depart from previous EU court rulings, Downing Street says.
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Vauxhall union seeks guarantees over car merger
18/12/2019 | news | business | 185
A planned merger of Fiat Chrysler and Vauxhall-owner PSA Group raises concerns about the UK operation.
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Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
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Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
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Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
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Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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The general election and the volatile pound
11/12/2019 | news | business | 322
Election night could be a long one for financial traders, with sterling the most sensitive market to political events.
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Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
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UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
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Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
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A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 190
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
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Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
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Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
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Pep Guardiola: 'Man City might not be able to compete with top teams'
08/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,777
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City "might not be able to compete" with the best teams in Europe and have to "accept that reality".
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Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
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Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
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PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
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Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 638
The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.
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Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 11,232
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
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UK household debts see big increase
05/12/2019 | news | business | 1,089
Debts including credit card debt and personal loans have risen 11% to £119bn in two years.
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Farage hits out at MEPs over Tory support
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 674
The Brexit Party leader says three of his MEPs who quit have strong links to the Conservatives.
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HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%
04/12/2019 | news | business | 421
The move will as much as quadruple the rate it charges some customers.
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Labour pledges to cap class sizes at 30 pupils
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,512
The party promises to recruit nearly 20,000 extra teachers in England over five years if it wins power.
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Tories promise Brexit and Budget in first 100 days
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,641
Boris Johnson's blueprint prompts attacks from Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems.
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Pound surges to two-year high against the euro
04/12/2019 | news | business | 570
The pound is the highest against the dollar in seven months and the highest against the euro since May 2017.
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Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for local transport
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,340
The party promises new spending on trains, buses and trams outside London.
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Parties clash over Brexit in TV debate
01/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,286
Senior figures from seven political parties also exchanged views on the NHS and terror legislation.
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Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third
01/12/2019 | news | business | 3,699
The party vows to slash rail fares and make travel free for young people under the age of 16.
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Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
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PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit
29/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,050
Boris Johnson also says it will be easier for public bodies to "buy British" if the UK leaves the EU.
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Energy supplier Npower to axe up to 4,500 jobs
29/11/2019 | news | business | 1,123
Three call centres face closure under a restructuring plan that unions called a "cruel blow".
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Row over Johnson debate 'empty chair'
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,106
Conservatives say Channel 4 broke impartiality rules while Labour claims the PM is "hiding from scrutiny".
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EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
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Tory and Labour spending plans 'not credible' - IFS
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,069
Both main parties are not being honest ahead of the general election, an influential research group says.
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Labour to change election strategy
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,044
The party plans to appeal to voters in Leave-supporting areas, insiders tell the BBC.
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Row over Labour's 'NHS for sale' claim
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,603
Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof the NHS is part of US/UK trade talks - but the Tories reject his claim.
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SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
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UK improving in international school rankings
26/11/2019 | news | education | 343
The UK moves upwards in global school league tables - but with low levels of life satisfaction.
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Heseltine: Lifelong Tories should back Lib Dems
26/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,776
The ex-deputy PM says Boris Johnson's claim he can "get Brexit done" by January is "nonsense".
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Child poverty 'will rise' under Tory plans
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,884
New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty.
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Black Friday sales event 'all hype', says Which?
25/11/2019 | news | business | 477
The consumer group says it found just one in 20 offers were cheaper than at other times of the year.
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Johnson promises 'tide of investment' on Wales visit
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,483
The prime minister courts the farming vote at a winter fair before he sets out pledges for Wales.
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Labour plans to bring in rent controls
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,109
The party is also vowing to "put bad landlords out of business" if it wins the general election.
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Tory manifesto 'to forge a new Britain' - Johnson
23/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,641
Boris Johnson promises to unite the country by getting Brexit done and to boost nurse numbers by 50,000.
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IFS wrong on Labour tax plans, says McDonnell
22/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,873
The shadow chancellor denies the party's manifesto proposals would bring wage cuts and higher prices.
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Brexit Party promises 'political revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,295
Nigel Farage pledges to cut foreign aid, cap immigration and plant trees, as he makes his pitch to voters.
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Corbyn: I'd stay neutral in Brexit referendum
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,185
Boris Johnson asks how the Labour leader could agree a new EU deal and then be "indifferent" about it.
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Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 690
The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.
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Plaid leader wants £20bn 'green jobs revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 685
Adam Price backs schemes to tackle climate change at his party's election manifesto launch.
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Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
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Labour vows to 'transform' UK at manifesto launch
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 12,168
The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
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Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
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Lib Dems vow £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,333
The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and the low-paid, Jo Swinson says at their manifesto launch.
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Tories reject criticism in debate 'fact-check' row
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,950
The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.
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Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 582
The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Remain bonus".
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Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,469
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.
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Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 8,686
Nearly 7 million people watched leaders lock horns over the NHS in the first TV debate of the election.
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Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 507
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.
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Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,361
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
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PM shelves business tax cut to help fund NHS
17/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,291
Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
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Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 282
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.
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Lib Dems pledge £100bn 'climate emergency' fund
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,616
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
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Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones
14/11/2019 | news | science | 216
Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.
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Labour pledges free broadband for all
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,603
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
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Germany avoids recession despite trade war hit
14/11/2019 | news | business | 341
The country narrowly avoids recession as it struggles with trade conflicts around the world.
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Donald Tusk: Don't give up on stopping Brexit
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,356
The outgoing European Council chief says leaving the EU would leave the UK a "second-rate player".
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Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,540
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
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'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he picks factory
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,699
Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory.
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Gauke: Tory majority 'bad outcome for country'
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,791
The former Conservative justice secretary will stand as an independent to oppose a "hard Brexit".
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Flood-hit villagers 'could be homeless for weeks'
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,126
Boris Johnson is heckled on a visit to South Yorkshire as 200 Army personnel join the relief effort.
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PM vows to close 'opportunity gap' after Brexit
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,467
Boris Johnson says the Tories will double funding for research and development if they win the election.
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Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
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HS2 should happen despite rising cost, review says
12/11/2019 | news | business | 1,815
A draft copy of a review into the project says it might cost even more than its current price of £88bn.
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UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls
12/11/2019 | news | business | 378
Average earnings increased by 3.6% over the three months to September, while unemployment fell by 23,000.
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Farage: Tories should stand down in Labour seats
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,117
The Brexit Party leader insists his candidates will run in Labour-held seats in the North and Midlands.
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Labour and Lib Dems criticise floods response
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,801
Boris Johnson is chairing a government emergency committee to discuss how flooding has been handled.
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Tories in fresh attack on Labour spending plans
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 737
Labour rejects Tory calculations about what their economic policies would cost as "more fake news".
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Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
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Jingye vows to save jobs after British Steel deal
10/11/2019 | news | business | 1,301
The Chinese company says it will invest £1.2bn in British Steel following rescue agreement.
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Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet'
10/11/2019 | news | politics | 668
Money for training courses will be made available to adults of all ages, under the Lib Dem plan.
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Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 998
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
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Sturgeon lists SNP's conditions for backing Labour
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,855
The SNP leader says Jeremy Corbyn would need to back the "principle" of a second independence referendum.
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Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid agree election pact
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,456
The pro-Remain parties have said the agreement will cover 60 seats across England and Wales.
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Labour and Tories pledge more borrowing
06/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,899
John McDonnell sets out investment plans, as the Tories also vow to spend on infrastructure.
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Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight
06/11/2019 | sport | boxing | 438
Britain's two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams retires from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.
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Poor clothing sales see M&S's profits slide
06/11/2019 | news | business | 747
Demand for clothes was weak in the first half but a turnaround plan is producing results.
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Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
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This must be the climate election - Greens
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,419
Co-leader Sian Berry urges £100bn a year to be spent on climate action at the party's campaign launch.
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Universities 'undermined by overseas autocracies'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 56
MPs warn academic freedom in the UK is under pressure from autocracies.
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Election could bring 'seismic change' - Swinson
04/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,129
The Lib Dem leader says a government led by her would "stop Brexit and build a brighter future".
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Mothercare administration threatens 2,500 UK jobs
04/11/2019 | news | business | 711
The parent and baby goods retailer says its 79 UK stores are unable to trade profitably.
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Public spending 'to rocket' in next parliament
03/11/2019 | news | business | 733
Government spending will climb to 1970s levels, whichever party wins the election, research claims.
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Two left in contest for new Commons Speaker
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,299
Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant go through to the final round of voting to find John Bercow's successor.
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Don't use NHS as political weapon - health bosses
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,653
Politicians are urged not to make "empty promises" and tell "outright lies" about health funding.
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Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'
01/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,438
The Brexit Party leader says the PM must ditch his EU deal - or he will stand candidates against Tories.
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Corbyn launches Labour campaign to 'transform' UK
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 12,072
The Labour leader vows to take on the "elite" in "radical" election pitch, but the PM blames him for delaying Brexit.
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Leaders in pre-election clash on NHS and economy
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,377
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.
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MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
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PM agrees to Brexit extension - but urges election
28/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,583
MPs vote on a December poll - as Boris Johnson officially accepts a further Brexit delay until 31 January.
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EU agrees to Brexit delay - but no date yet
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,978
Ambassadors agree to postpone the 31 October deadline, but will not decide a date until next week.
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PM to try for 12 December election
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,356
Labour says it will "absolutely support" an election but only if a no-deal Brexit is "off the table".
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EU Brexit extension decision expected on Friday
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,573
Most EU leaders favour a three-month delay - but France is sceptical about it, the BBC understands.
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No 10 denies government division over Brexit plans
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,592
Ministers are being urged to go for an early election - but some want to get a Brexit deal through first.
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High Street woes mount as 85,000 jobs feared lost
23/10/2019 | news | business | 291
The British Retail Consortium calls for political action as it estimates the scale of job cuts.
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Johnson and Corbyn meet amid Brexit uncertainty
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,816
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.
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PM to seek election if EU agrees three-month delay
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,037
It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
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PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,962
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.
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MPs' vote on Brexit deal ruled out by Speaker
21/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,735
The government says it is disappointed, but will go ahead with introducing legislation putting the deal into law.
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Court delays decision on PM's Brexit tactics
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,771
Campaigners said the move would ensure that Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.
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No 10 to push again for Brexit deal vote
20/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,623
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
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Labour's 'door is open' to DUP for talks on Brexit
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 340
The DUP is also planning to hold further talks with the government this week to seek "reassurances".
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PM sends unsigned request seeking Brexit delay
19/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,026
No 10 source says an accompanying letter makes clear Boris Johnson believes an extension would be a mistake.
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Jubilant scenes at 'final say' Brexit protest
19/10/2019 | news | uk | 8,112
Supporters of the "People's Vote" cheered as MPs voted to withhold approval of the PM's deal.
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Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
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New Brexit deal agreed but DUP refuses support
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 10,941
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.
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DUP rejects Brexit deal 'as things stand'
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 779
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.
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'Special relationship' won't guarantee UK-US trade
16/10/2019 | news | business | 428
A former US trade chief warns the UK should not expect special treatment when it comes to trade.
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Brexit talks continue amid claims deal is close
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,088
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.
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PM sets out 'ambitious' plans in Queen's Speech
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,669
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".
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Brexit: EU and UK agree to 'intensify' talks
11/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,172
Both sides are pushing for a deal ahead of a summit next week, but Boris Johnson says there's "a way to go".
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Barnier: Brexit like climbing a mountain
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,838
The EU's chief negotiator urges patience, as the deadline for reaching a deal with the UK nears.
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Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit
10/10/2019 | news | business | 1,191
The Japanese carmaker is concerned about the impact of export duties in the event of no-deal Brexit.
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Johnson and Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal'
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,484
Ireland's PM calls Brexit talks "very positive" and "very promising", with UK-EU meetings set to resume on Friday.
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EU heading for no-deal by mistake, Hunt warns
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 410
Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleads with the EU to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft".
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EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,407
They say they are no closer to an agreement, but "with goodwill" there is still a chance a deal can be done.
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Nine MPs make pitch for Bercow's job
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 542
Tory candidates attack his record - and a deputy speaker says he believes Parliament has a drugs problem.
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Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,464
Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
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Deal by Brexit deadline very difficult - Irish PM
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 364
Leo Varadkar says "big gaps" remain between the EU and the UK as the 31 October deadline looms.
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IMF boss warns of 'painful' Brexit
08/10/2019 | news | business | 224
Brexit will add to world economic woes, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.
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Stormont given £31m to prepare for no-deal Brexit
08/10/2019 | news | uk | 223
Civil servants set aside millions for roads, ports and "vehicle parks", according to a spending plan.
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Farmers 'betrayed' by no-deal Brexit tariff plan
08/10/2019 | news | business | 1,350
The farmers' union says the government has "missed an opportunity" by not imposing more import taxes.
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Brexit deal essentially impossible - No 10 source
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,572
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.
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Court asked to consider Brexit delay letter to EU
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 523
Scotland's Court of Session is considering whether it should act directly if Boris Johnson does not.
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No-deal Brexit 'to push UK debt to 50-year high'
07/10/2019 | news | business | 3,130
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.
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Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,201
Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.
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Macron: Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
06/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,621
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.
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PM will send Brexit extension letter, court told
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,756
But Boris Johnson says the UK will still leave on 31 October "new deal or no deal - but no delay".
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EU 'open but unconvinced' by UK PM's Brexit plan
03/10/2019 | news | world | 1,816
Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.
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PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
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Boris Johnson sets out Brexit plan to MPs
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,183
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.
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Government publishes new Brexit proposals
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,477
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the EU single market for goods and new customs checks away from the border.
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Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
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UK Brexit plans to include Irish customs checks
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,406
The PM addresses his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.
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Corbyn must head 'interim government' - Labour
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,504
John McDonnell also says a no confidence vote is "unlikely" before 17 October's EU council meeting.
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Johnson: Irish customs checks will be 'reality'
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,911
But the PM rejects reports there could be a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back.
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UK to reveal detailed plan for Brexit negotiations
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 533
It includes the legal text of an updated Brexit deal, including suggested "customs clearance zones" in Northern Ireland.
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Speaker and MPs agree to 'use moderate language'
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,395
The agreement follows a stormy week in Parliament where MPs were criticised over their language.
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Javid pledges National Living Wage rise
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,210
The chancellor says it will be £10.50 an hour by 2024, with a lower age threshold - down from 25 to 21.
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No confidence vote 'won't happen this week'
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,224
Opposition party leaders say they are united in wanting to block a no-deal Brexit after a meeting.
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Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
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Private schools say abolition would be vote-loser
27/09/2019 | news | education | 897
Independent-school leaders hit back at Labour's plans to ban fee-paying schools.
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MPs reject Parliament recess for Tory conference
26/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,957
It is the seventh vote the government has lost in the Commons since Boris Johnson became PM.
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Angry Commons exchanges over Parliament suspension
25/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,703
Emotions run high as MPs return to work after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, ruling prorogation unlawful.
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MPs return after court rules suspension unlawful
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,236
Boris Johnson will give a statement in Parliament later in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
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Johnson faces resignation calls over court ruling
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,098
Jeremy Corbyn leads the condemnation as some opposition MPs say the PM could be removed from office.
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Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 19,486
Boris Johnson says he "profoundly disagrees" with the judges' decision, but MPs will return on Wednesday.
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Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
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Corbyn wins party backing in crunch Brexit vote
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,246
Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for Remain backing at an election.
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Labour pledges free personal care for over-65s
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 336
Help with dressing, washing and meals will be paid for by the state in England, costing £6bn a year.
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Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose
20/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,467
Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
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Tories target over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,051
Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.
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There is a way to get a Brexit deal, PM insists
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,030
Boris Johnson also rebuffs criticism of Parliament's five-week shutdown as a "load of nonsense".
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Labour manifesto to offer vote on Leave and Remain
10/09/2019 | news | uk | 5,234
Jeremy Corbyn vows a fresh Brexit referendum but arguments continue over which side it should back.
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Protests as five-week Parliament shutdown begins
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,251
In dramatic scenes in the Commons, MPs hold up signs, chant and sing songs to protest against the suspension.
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PM's second attempt to trigger election fails
09/09/2019 | news | politics | 10,714
MPs reject a second call from Boris Johnson for a snap election, before the suspension of Parliament begins.
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No-deal Brexit 'would be a failure' - Johnson
06/09/2019 | news | world | 4,784
Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar say "common ground was established" at their meeting in Dublin.
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Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.
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