107970331 alanduncan - Tory leadership race: Alan Duncan resigns as minister
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Tory leadership race: Alan Duncan resigns as minister

Image copyright Reuters Sir Alan Duncan has quit as a Foreign Office minister in protest against a possible Boris Johnson victory in the Conservative leadership race. Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke have already said they intend to resign if he wins. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said they could not stomach […]

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Vince Cable: As Lib Dem leader stands down, what is his legacy?

Image copyrightReuters Image caption The 76-year old is stepping down with his party on the riseExpectations were low when Sir Vince Cable became Lib Dem leader in July 2017. The party was still in the political wilderness after its hammering in the 2015 general election. It hadn’t made the progress it had hoped for in […]

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Lib Dem leadership: Sir Vince Cable's replacement to be announced

Image copyrightPA Media/Getty Images Image caption Either deputy leader Jo Swinson or former energy secretary Ed Davey will be announced as the Lib Dems next leader on MondayJo Swinson or Sir Ed Davey will be named as the next leader of the Liberal Democrats later, replacing incumbent Sir Vince Cable. The result of the pro-EU […]

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Iran tanker seizure: May to chair Cobra meeting on crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian armed forces, before the oil tanker is seizedThe prime minister will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. Theresa May is expected to receive updates from […]

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Tory leadership contest: Voting to close

Image copyright Getty images/Reuters Voting will close later in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK’s next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday. Party members will have until 17:00 BST to return their ballots for either Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson, regarded as the frontrunner in the contest. The winner and successor to […]

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Labour launches anti-Semitism guide for party members

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Mr Corbyn said Labour was “not immune” from anti-Jewish hatred Labour has launched “education materials” to help its members confront anti-Semitism in the party. Jeremy Corbyn said only a “small number” of Labour members held anti-Semitic views, but a larger number do not recognise stereotypes and conspiracy theories. Nine […]

107962192 hammondreuters - Philip Hammond plans to quit if Johnson becomes PM
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Philip Hammond plans to quit if Johnson becomes PM

Image copyright Reuters Philip Hammond has said he intends to resign as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes UK PM. Mr Hammond told the BBC leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson was “likely” to become the next PM, and a no-deal Brexit was “not something I could ever sign up to”. Mr Johnson has said the UK must […]

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Labour wants to end outsourcing of council services

Image caption Bin collections are one of the outsourced council services Labour has targeted Labour wants councils in England to carry out services themselves rather than employ private firms, the shadow chancellor has said. John McDonnell said he wants to limit the outsourcing of services such as bin collections by obliging councils to run them […]

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UK 'deeply concerned' by Iran tanker seizure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Hunt warns of “serious consequences” for Iran The UK government has said it is “deeply concerned” about Iran’s “unacceptable” seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf. The Stena Impero’s owners say they have been unable to contact the ship, which was seized in the Strait […]

107953172 mediaitem107953171 - Ministers pledge to end 'poor doors' in new build housing
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Ministers pledge to end 'poor doors' in new build housing

Image copyright Getty Images Ministers have pledged to put an end to the use of so-called “poor doors” in housing developments in England. The separate entrances for social housing tenants living in new builds “stigmatise” and divide them from private residents, the government said. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said he had been “appalled” by the […]