107964701 corbynpa - Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn's plan to go to ruling body
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Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn's plan to go to ruling body

Image copyright PA Media Jeremy Corbyn will present his plan to speed up the expulsion of members over anti-Semitism to Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee. On Monday, he told his MPs he wanted to “confront this poison”, but the process sometimes took too long. A statement from the shadow cabinet said they supported […]

107968669 97f680b2 1933 48c7 9fb0 e78c521c8c96 - University of Reading's baby llama has been named Jeremy
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University of Reading's baby llama has been named Jeremy

Image copyright University of Reading Image caption The baby llama was an “unexpected arrival” at the University of Reading A university has named a baby llama Jeremy following a 24-hour Twitter poll to choose from the Conservative leadership candidates. The University of Reading held the public vote to name the new addition to its herd […]

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Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images The government is pledging to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health. Promoting physical activity, developing guidelines on sleep and targeting those at risk of diabetes are also set out as priorities in the green paper. The […]

107980350 mediaitem107977739 - Conservative leadership: Johnson and Hunt await result of members' vote
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Conservative leadership: Johnson and Hunt await result of members' vote

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Boris Johnson is seen as the strong favourite to enter Downing StreetEither Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will become the new Conservative leader on Tuesday as the result of the contest to succeed Theresa May is announced. The outcome of the ballot of about 160,000 Tory members will be revealed at […]

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Tony Blair: Former PM refuses to confirm he will vote Labour

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTony Blair says he wants to vote Labour, but the party is in a ‘difficult situation’ at the moment Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to confirm he would vote Labour at the next general election. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, the ex-Labour leader was […]

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Jeremy Hunt statement on Iran actions over Stena Impero

The foreign secretary gave a statement in the Commons on Iranian actions over the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero. Jeremy Hunt called on Iran to release the tanker and its crew, and he described its seizure as “state piracy”. He told MPs the Iranian charge d’affaires from its London embassy was summoned on Saturday to “receive […]

97176213 breaking news bigger - Lib Dems: Jo Swinson elected new leader
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Lib Dems: Jo Swinson elected new leader

Jo Swinson has become the first female Liberal Democrat leader, after beating Sir Ed Davey in a poll of party members. She received more than 50% of the vote in the contest. The 39-year old, who succeeds Sir Vince Cable, said she was “over the moon” to have been elected and was “ready for the […]

107977431 p07hjy5y - Alan Duncan's predictions for Boris Johnson government
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Alan Duncan's predictions for Boris Johnson government

Sir Alan Duncan says his former boss Boris Johnson “flies by the seats of his pants” and is a “bit ramshackle”. The Conservative MP spoke to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg about about his decision to stand down as Foreign Office minister. He said he was “totally loyal” when he worked for Mr Jonson, and there […]

97176213 breaking news bigger - Tory MP Elphicke charged with sexual assault
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Tory MP Elphicke charged with sexual assault

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women. A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Elphicke after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police.” Dover MP Mr Elphicke is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 […]

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 […]

107944002 mediaitem107943968 - Vince Cable: As Lib Dem leader stands down, what is his legacy?
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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 […]