106109644 654197d7 090b 4975 8155 6e3dae7405ec - Stephen Hepburn: Sex harassment claims investigated by Labour
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Stephen Hepburn: Sex harassment claims investigated by Labour

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Stephen Hepburn was elected to Parliament in 1997 The Labour Party is investigating one of its MPs after an allegation of sexual harassment. Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, is accused of targeting a female party member on a night out in 2005, the HuffPost claims. Labour confirmed it was […]

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UK 'won't seek long Brexit delay'

Theresa May “won’t be asking for long extension” to Brexit in letter to EU, says No 10 This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]

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Brexit deadlock shows 'democracy all but dead' – Donald Trump Jr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump Jr, said an anti-establishment movement was behind both Brexit and his father’s election The current deadlock over Brexit and possible delay to the UK’s planned leaving date of 29 March suggests democracy in the UK is “all but dead”, Donald Trump Jr has claimed. Mr Trump Jr, […]

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MPs criticise EastEnders rebuild project

Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of the EastEnders set. In December, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that the project had gone £27m over budget. The Public Accounts […]

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Islamophobia: 'No place' for it in Conservative Party says chairman

Image copyright EPA Image caption Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis The Conservative Party’s complaints process is “robust”, the party chairman has said, after a campaign group wrote to him about claims of Islamophobia. Hope Not Hate’s Nick Lowles asked for Brandon Lewis to clarify his claim that all complaints of Islamophobia by party members had […]

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Protesters target attorney general's Westminster office

Image copyright PA Image caption A group of protesters refused to leave the attorney general’s building Protesters wearing yellow vests have attempted to storm the attorney general’s office, claiming their calls for a meeting over the deaths of three teenage boys have been ignored. More than 20 people chanted “justice for the three” – a […]

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Troubled Families programme could be renamed, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The original Trouble Families programme was set up in the wake of the 2011 riots in English cities The government’s controversial Troubled Families programme could be given a more “positive” name, the minister in charge of it has a said. The programme – which was launched by then prime minister […]

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Grace Blakeley and Owen Paterson on Brexit

Under the current law, the UK will leave the European Union with or without a deal on 29 March. The New Statesman’s Grace Blakeley tells Politics Live “the only thing in Parliament that has a majority is a soft Brexit”. Responding, Conservative Brexiteer Owen Paterson says if there is a lengthy extension to Article 50, […]

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Labour Leave fined £9,000 over referendum donation errors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Home shopping magnate John Mills was a key figure in both Vote Leave and Labour Leave Pro-Brexit campaign group Labour Leave has been fined £9,000 for failing to accurately declare donations before and after the 2016 referendum. The group, which was led by businessman John Mills, did not properly […]

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Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is writing to the EU to ask for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, cabinet sources say. One minister told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg there was “no agreement” around the cabinet table. Another source expressed frustration that the prime minister did not […]

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John Bercow questioned on vote decision

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