107046214 p079vq9j - European elections: First time voters have their say
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European elections: First time voters have their say

Many 18-year-olds across the country will be voting for the first time in the European Parliament elections after not having a say in 2016’s referendum. The election will be held between 23 and 26 May. BBC London explores how and why the election matters to young voters. Video journalist: Jamie Moreland Do you have a […]

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European elections 2019: Parties hold final rallies ahead of vote

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images The Brexit Party, The Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Change UK have all held their final rallies of the European election campaign. Nigel Farage urged Tory Eurosceptics angry over Brexit to back his party and vowed a “peaceful political revolution” to end the two-party system. Vince Cable said a […]

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Brexit supporting MP called a liar while giving TV interview

A Tory MP who wears a body camera because of the abuse he gets has been called a liar while giving an interview. David Davies, who represents Monmouth MP is pro-Brexit but he also voted for Theresa May’s deal. A member of the public who saw him told him that meant he was a traitor. […]

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#BBCAskThis: Ben Brown speaks to Richard Braine

During the European Parliamentary elections campaign, the main UK parties will be interviewed on the BBC News Channel. The UKIP MEP for London Richard Braine answers questions sent in by BBC News viewers. #BBCAskThis- Ian Blackford #BBCAskThis- Nigel Farage #BBCAskThis: Chuka Umunna #BBCAskThis: Vince Cable #BBCAskThis: Sian Berry #BBCAskThis: Ashley Fox Do you have a […]

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Adult social care: Who will pay when we get old?

Rising demand for services and increased costs could mean councils in England will face a “black hole” in their budgets of more than £50bn over the next six years, according to a new report. Research for the County Councils Network – which represents England’s county-level local authorities – found many of its members may only […]

107054604 p079xhz9 - Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will vote against PM's Brexit bill
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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will vote against PM's Brexit bill

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would be voting against the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill – despite her attempts at compromise. “It’s basically a rehash of what was discussed before,” he said, adding that the bill didn’t make any “fundamental moves” on the customs union or consumer rights. Do you have a view […]

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Brexit: Has time run out for another referendum?

Claim: There is not enough time to organise and hold another referendum before the UK is is due to leave the EU, on 31 October. Reality Check verdict: Constitutional experts say it takes a minimum of 22 weeks to organise a referendum. There are just over 23 weeks until 31 October, so time has almost […]

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European elections 2019: Change UK increases Facebook ad spend

Image copyright NurPhoto Change UK has spent more than twice as much on Facebook ads in the last week as other parties standing in this week’s European elections. The newly-formed party spent £62,650 in the period from 13 to 19 May, more than half their total spend of £120,711 since February. Last week, The Brexit […]

107053035 p079x4z7 - Theresa May sets out '10-point offer' to deliver Brexit
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Theresa May sets out '10-point offer' to deliver Brexit

Theresa May says has set out a “10-point offer” to MPs in an attempt to win support for her “new Brexit deal”. It includes a “customs compromise” until the next general election, and the possibility of another referendum. The prime minister also warned of a general election which could lead to “no Brexit at all”. […]

107051278 p079x4n9 - Tory MP: Maternity leave 'not a time for redundancy'
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Tory MP: Maternity leave 'not a time for redundancy'

Conservative MP Maria Miller has introduced a bill that would prevent firms from sacking women during pregnancy or six months afterwards. The former cabinet minister told MPs that maternity leave was not a time to be going for a job interview or a time for dealing with the stress of a redundancy process. Do you […]

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MP calls for stronger job protection for mothers and pregnant women

Image copyright Getty Creative The government must provide stronger protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers, a former cabinet minister has urged. Conservative MP Maria Miller said government proposals to extend existing protections did not go far enough. She has introduced a bill which would prevent firms from sacking women during pregnancy or […]

107046465 p079vs3d - European elections 2019: Voters in Weston-super-Mare
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European elections 2019: Voters in Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare voted in line with the 52-48 national result to leave the EU in 2016, but have views changed since then? For Politics Live, Greg Dawson spoke to voters in the North Somerset seaside town and found many were aware of Thursday’s EU elections, but there was little enthusiasm for them. There will be six […]