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Brexit: Theresa May’s withdrawal bill delayed

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged “new deal” on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill […]

European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

Image copyright EPA Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the […]

European elections 2019: Polls to take place across the UK

Image copyright EPA Voters will head to the polls later for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in […]

Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns

Media captionAndrea Leadsom: “I couldn’t support the Brexit bill” 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 policy. Several cabinet ministers have also told the […]

PM accused of ‘throwing veterans to the wolves’

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 Northern Ireland. He cited Army veteran David […]

Ministers ‘must act’ on modern slavery

Image copyright Science Photo Library Ministers must act “quickly and effectively” to ensure thousands of victims of modern slavery in the UK are protected, a report has said. A review of the Modern Slavery Act said laws must be strengthened and it makes 80 recommendations. Laws introduced in 2015 included tougher sentences and more help […]

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit

Image copyright EPA Image caption As Commons Leader, Andrea Leadsom was in charge of organising government business 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 […]

PM accused of ‘throwing veterans to the wolves’

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 Northern Ireland. He cited Army veteran David […]

European elections 2019: Expats fear postal votes will not count

Image copyright Joy Elise Allen Image caption The postal mark on some envelopes shows they were sent to France via the Netherlands The BBC has been contacted by British expats from across the world who say their postal voting forms have arrived late, or not at all. The BBC found some local councils used a […]

Ministers ‘must act’ on modern slavery

Image copyright Science Photo Library Ministers must act “quickly and effectively” to ensure thousands of victims of modern slavery in the UK are protected, a report has said. A review of the Modern Slavery Act said laws must be strengthened and it makes 80 recommendations. Laws introduced in 2015 included tougher sentences and more help […]

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