103413229 049113511 - Cable backs new Scots vote hurdle
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Cable backs new Scots vote hurdle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Vince was speaking to BBC Scotland ahead of this weekend’s Lib Dem conference The Liberal Democrat leader has proposed making Scottish independence harder – by adding a further hurdle to the country leaving the UK. Sir Vince Cable said any vote in favour of independence should be followed […]

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Raab and Kuenssberg talk Brexit, roaming and EU deal

The Brexit secretary was asked about the UK’s chances of getting a trade with the EU, and what will happen if that is not achieved. Dominic Raab also told the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg he could not give a “cast-iron guarantee” that Brits abroad would be hit with mobile phone roaming charges in the […]

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Brexit: Dominic Raab on UK plan for no-deal with EU

The cabinet is confident of a trade deal with but is prepared in case the “ambition, the pragmatism we are showing is not matched on the EU side”, the Brexit secretary has told the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg. Dominic Raab said the cabinet has agreed on Thursday for a plan to ”manage, mitigate or […]

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Diane Abbott unveils Labour's new immigration policy

A Labour government would bring in a simplified visa system for foreign workers with “bona fide skills”, Diane Abbott has said. The shadow home secretary said the party would also scrap the government’s “bogus” net migration target. She set out plans for a “flexible work visa” to end the “idiocy” of medical staff not being […]

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Funeral costs: What help for poorer people on benefits?

The costs of a funeral for a loved one can send some people into thousands of pounds of debt and there is pressure on the government to do more. BBC Politics Live reporter Greg Dawson met Percy Morson, who struggled to pay for the costs of burying his brother, and also to funeral director Lucy […]

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Jeremy Corbyn aide investigated over Commons pass claim

Image copyright PA Claims a Jeremy Corbyn aide has been working in his Commons office without security clearance are being investigated by the parliamentary authorities. Iram Awan, the Labour leader’s private secretary, was reported by the Huffington Post to be routinely working in Parliament on a visitor pass. The Commons authorities say this is against […]

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Karen Bradley comment taken 'out of context'

Image caption Secretary of State Karen Bradley was appointed to the post in January The Secretary of State has said that her recent comments regarding Northern Ireland’s voting patterns were “taken out of context”. Karen Bradley said that she did not understand that nationalists did not vote for unionist parties during elections. The original comment […]

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'Abhorrent' Jacob Rees-Mogg protest condemned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters shout at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children during protest Protesters who targeted the home of Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg and shouted at this children have been condemned by Downing Street and MPs. A video on the Facebook page of the Class War group shows a man telling one of […]

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Protesters shout at Rees-Mogg's children

Protesters shouted at the children of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg after turning up at his London home. A video of the exchange was posted on Facebook by a group called Class War. Their tactics were branded “abhorrent” by a Labour frontbench MP and condemned by Downing Street. Source link

103397727 p06kz5qb - Iain Duncan Smith says he'd 'stamp on' any coup against Theresa May
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Iain Duncan Smith says he'd 'stamp on' any coup against Theresa May

The former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has told BBC Radio 5 Live that anyone talking about challenging Theresa May should “grow up and leave the room”. Speaking to Anna Foster, he said there was “no coup” against Theresa May, and if he found one he “would stamp on it”. This comes after some Conservative […]

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Leah Aldridge: Police find body parts of baby killed in 2002

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Leah Aldridge died on Christmas Day in 2002 Three funerals had to be held for a baby girl killed by her father after police twice found they had retained body parts, it has emerged. The family of Leah Aldridge had “no confidence” in Greater Manchester Police after some of […]