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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The City of London is being used to hide the “corrupt Russian assets,” the report says The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt […]

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Put ditched electric rail £430m into Welsh transport, say MPs

Image caption Trains running on both diesel and electricity are now used on the route Savings from cancelling rail electrification between Cardiff and Swansea should be spent on Welsh transport improvements, MPs have said. The Welsh Affairs Committee report says UK ministers have saved “at least £430m” by ditching the plans. Committee chairman David Davies […]

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UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s ambition to clean up motor vehicles by 2040 is not ambitious enough a leading energy expert says. Professor Jim Watson, head of the prestigious UK Energy Research Centre, said the target should be at least five years earlier, as in Scotland. The government is currently considering obliging new cars […]

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David Davis set for another visit to Northern Ireland

Image copyright David Davis/Twitter Image caption Mr Davis visited an autism centre in Middletown, County Armagh during his visit in April The BBC understands that the Brexit Secretary David Davis is to make another visit to Northern Ireland later on Sunday. He will be accompanied by the Business Secretary, Greg Clark. Both men are expected […]

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John McDonnell says overthrowing capitalism is his job

The shadow chancellor says he wants to transform the economy so the UK becomes a socialist society. John McDonnell was asked whether “overthrowing capitalism”, which he used to list as a hobby, was now his job. He replied “yes it is” before saying he wanted to “radically challenge the system as it now is”. Source […]

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New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTech companies ignored invite to government meeting about online behaviour, says Matt Hancock The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up. Matt Hancock told the BBC it had […]

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Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen to stand for Labour

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Janet Daby was chosen from a shortlist made up of only black and ethnic minority women Members of the Labour Party have selected Janet Daby to stand in the Lewisham East by-election. Ms Daby was chosen after hustings in south-east London on Saturday from a shortlist made up of […]

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Boris Johnson: First visit by foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have eased since 2015 Boris Johnson is to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years. Mr Johnson will seek to take advantage of the improvement in relations with Buenos Aires since President Mauricio […]

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Nine Conservatives to get peerages

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Eric Pickles is among those going to the House of Lords Downing Street has nominated nine new Conservative peers, including a number of former ministers, to sit in the House of Lords. Among those put forward for a peerage are former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles and former trade […]

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Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends. Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price met Rebecca Willers at the Shepreth Wildlife Park in Cambridgeshire to hear why 36,000 people have signed a petition to try and get the trap debated in Parliament. More from the […]