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Brexit: Theresa May set to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday, senior cabinet ministers have told the BBC. Sources say they expect the PM to give a timetable for her successor to be chosen, with 10 June likely to be the start of the official leadership race. […]

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Extra money 'a matter for the assembly'

Image copyright PA Image caption Messages left in memory of those affected by contaminated blood product at the Infected Blood inquiry in Belfast Any decision over more financial aid for victims of the contaminated blood scandal should be a matter for the assembly, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry is looking into what […]

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Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Andrea Leadsom resigned as Leader of the House on Wednesday night Theresa May is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign after one of her senior ministers quit the cabinet. The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM’s Brexit […]

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European elections 2019: How the BBC reports polling day

The BBC, like other broadcasters, isn’t allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open on 23 May. The BBC is required by electoral law to adopt a code of practice, ensuring fairness between candidates and that is particularly important on polling day. The code of practice is contained in more detailed election […]

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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has quit the cabinet, saying she no longer believes the government’s approach will deliver Brexit. Her resignation comes amid a backlash against Theresa May’s Brexit plan from Conservative MPs. Several cabinet ministers have told the BBC that the PM cannot stay, with one saying it is “the end of the line”. […]

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#BBCAskThis: Clive Myrie speaks to Adam Price

During the European Parliamentary elections campaign representatives from all the main UK parties will be interviewed on the BBC News Channel. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price answered questions sent in by BBC viewers. #BBCAskThis: Ian Blackford #BBCAskThis: Nigel Farage #BBCAskThis: Vince Cable #BBCAskThis: Ashley Fox #BBCAskThis: Sian Berry #BBCAskThis: Richard Braine #BBCAskThis: Chuka Umunna #BBCAskThis: […]

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PM accused of 'throwing veterans to the wolves'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Throwing veterans like me to the wolves’ The prime minister has been accused of granting an amnesty to terrorists by one of her own MPs. Backbencher Mark Francois was one of five Tory MPs to use PMQs to raise the issue of soldiers who had served in […]

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PMQs: Corbyn and May on funding for schools in England

The prime minister said the government was putting a “record level of funding” into schools in England, after Jeremy Corbyn asked her about some closing early on Fridays. The Labour leader said she did not “seem to be aware of the crisis facing education” when he asked about pupil funding and some schools crowdfunding for […]

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Will MEPs get pensions?

Image copyright Getty Images The Reality Check team has been asking for your questions and claims that you think we should be investigating. Here are five of the questions we have been asked most often in the run-up to the European elections. Image copyright Getty Images Peter asks: Is the European election first past the […]

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Plans to stand firm as PM's future unclear

Image copyright European Photopress Agency As the prime minister made her way to PMQs, some of her own cabinet ministers were meeting privately just around the corner from the Commons chamber – her deal and her future undoubtedly on the agenda. Meanwhile, Conservatives I spoke to commented on Theresa May’s position with a mixture of […]

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Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash

Theresa May has urged MPs to support her new Brexit plan, despite a backlash against it from MPs across the Commons. In a statement outlining the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), the PM said there needed to be “compromise on all sides”. She said the bill – including the promise to give MPs a vote on […]

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#BBCAskThis: Joanna Gosling speaks to John Healey

During the European Parliamentary elections campaign, the main UK parties will be interviewed on the BBC News Channel. Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey answered questions sent in by BBC viewers. #BBCAskThis- Ian Blackford #BBCAskThis- Nigel Farage #BBCAskThis: Vince Cable #BBCAskThis: Ashley Fox #BBCAskThis: Sian Berry #BBCAskThis: Richard Braine #BBCAskThis: Chuka UmunnaB […]