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General election 2017: Extremist exclusion orders ‘used’

Media captionAmber Rudd says exclusion orders have been used by authorities Powers to stop suspected extremists returning to the UK have been used for the first time, Amber Rudd has revealed. She would not tell the BBC’s Andrew Marr how many times temporary exclusion orders had been used but said they were part of a […]

Diane Abbott: My views on IRA, like my hair, have changed

Media captionDiane Abbott: “I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I don’t have the same hair style, I don’t have the same views” Diane Abbott says she has changed her mind on the IRA since the 1980s – and likened it to changing her hairstyle. The shadow home secretary was asked by Andrew […]

General election 2017: Extra programmes with political leaders

Image caption Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn appear in the same TV specials, but not at the same time The major broadcasters are offering additional programmes with just over a week left in the general election campaign. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will twice take part in 90-minute programmes, separately facing an audience of voters. […]

Pro-UK parties would block indyref2

Image caption Kezia Dugdale said the people of Scotland did not want independence Leaders of Scotland’s main pro-UK parties insist they would block any attempt to stage a second independence vote. Scottish Labour, the Scottish Conservatives and the Scottish Lib Dems said Scots did not want another ballot despite SNP claims it had a mandate. […]

General election 2017: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face-off over security

Image copyright Inpho Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are both vowing action to improve security on Britain’s streets. Mrs May is highlighting Tory plans for a new commission to counter extremism and “stand up” to Islamists and others who threaten British values. Mr Corbyn says Tory cuts have undermined security and is pledging to recruit […]

General election 2017: Osborne: Tory plans badly thought through

Image copyright Reuters Former Chancellor George Osborne has said the Conservatives have failed to think through commitments made in their election manifesto. Mr Osborne, now editor of the London Evening Standard, stood by headlines in the paper critical of Tory pledges on social care and immigration. He also said Theresa May had moved away from […]

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn “appalled” by the violence used by the IRA Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the IRA’s bombing campaign during the Troubles after coming under pressure to distance himself from the group’s activities. The Labour leader said the IRA’s actions were “completely wrong” because they killed civilians. Mr Corbyn said on Friday he had “never […]

Senior figures on Scotland campaign trail

Image caption Ms Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP’s manifesto during a visit to East Dunbartonshire Senior figures have been campaigning in Scotland on the penultimate weekend before the general election. In East Dunbartonshire, Nicola Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP’s manifesto. In […]

IRA bombing campaign ‘wrong’ – Jeremy Corbyn

Media captionJeremy Corbyn “appalled” by the violence used by the IRA Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the IRA’s bombing campaign during the Troubles after coming under pressure to distance himself from the group’s activities. The Labour leader said the IRA’s actions were “completely wrong” because they killed civilians. Mr Corbyn said on Friday he had “never […]

Manchester attack: Terror threat reduced from critical to severe

Media captionTheresa May says a heightened security presence will remain at public events The UK terrorism threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected. Soldiers deployed to support the police will be stood down on Monday night, […]

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