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Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row 'not constitutional crisis'

Image caption Lord Sewel suggested that parties were using the row to “seek political advantage” Lord Sewel, one of the authors of the devolution settlement, has backed the UK government in the row over Scottish Parliament consent for the Brexit bill. Under the Sewel convention, Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood’s […]

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Philip Lee resigned to give him a say on Brexit process

The Bracknell MP Philip Lee who resigned from the government last week said it was the only way he was able to “have a public say” on what he thought about the Brexit process. Mr Lee has been telling BBC Radio Berkshire that he felt pushed into “positions of being blindly supportive of process”. The […]

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No action for Shrewsbury MP over 'coffee date'

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption The Shrewsbury and Atcham MP always denied the allegations Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski has been told no action will be taken over claims he acted inappropriately towards a female researcher. He was referred to the Conservative’s internal disciplinary committee after media reports he tried to set up a date […]

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PM is asked where NHS cash will come from

After announcing a £20bn funding increase for the NHS in England, Prime Minister Theresa May tells BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg people will have to “contribute more” and defends references to a “Brexit dividend” which critics say does not exist. Source link

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Former PM's aide denies Tenby sexual assault charge

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Mark Adams, 56, will stand trial at Swansea Crown Court in September A former top Downing Street civil servant will go on trial accused of sexually assaulting a barmaid in Tenby. Mark Adams, 56, allegedly touched the woman without her consent at a pub in the town on […]

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Upskirting row: MP's office targeted in 'pants protest'

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. The MP told […]

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Jeremy Hunt: Increased taxation to fund NHS

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said there will be an “increased burden of taxation” to fund the NHS. The government announced a £20bn boost to the NHS but wasn’t clear how it would be funded. The health secretary told Today that the money will come through savings from EU contributions after Brexit, economic growth and […]

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Northamptonshire County Council: Voters' views on way forward

The government recommended that Northamptonshire County Council should be closed down and local government in the county run in a different way. BBC Northampton invited members of the public to find out about the challenges of running a council and debate what a new start should look like. Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price heard their […]

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Brexit deal: 'Meaningful vote' battle to resume in Lords

Image copyright Getty Images The battle over Parliament’s say in the Brexit process between MPs, peers and ministers resumes in the Lords later. Peers will vote on an amendment forcing ministers to consult Parliament in the event of there being no deal. Theresa May avoided defeat on the issue last week but rebels say concessions […]

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Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been calls for changes to the benefits system for people with life-limiting health conditions Six political parties have signed a letter calling for a fairer definition of terminal illness to be applied in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process. The system requires people with a life expectancy […]