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Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But Labour leader […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But Labour leader […]

UK employment total hits record high

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people in work in the UK has reached a record high of 32.54 million, latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show. Unemployment was flat, with a small increase of 8,000 between September and November for a total of 1.37 million. “The share of the population in […]

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed over online abuse by MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Katie Price with her son Harvey Self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people”, according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price. More than 220,000 people supported her demand to make online abuse a criminal offence after she flagged up trolling […]

Health secretary to meet NHS bosses over hospital pigeon infection

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation was under way and control measures had been put in place Scotland’s health secretary will meet senior NHS officials to discuss the deaths of two patients who had an infection linked to pigeon droppings. Jeane Freeman will speak to the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and […]

Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over ‘stupid referendum’

Media captionDavid Cameron thought there was ‘no risk’ of a Brexit referendum, according to Donald Tusk European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to “get real” over his “stupid referendum” before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals. Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival Brexit plans

Image copyright PA MPs have begun putting forward proposals to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of next week’s scheduled vote on Theresa May’s amended deal. Mrs May will meet her cabinet after telling MPs on Monday that she was focused on altering the Irish backstop. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister […]

Brexit: Theresa May scraps £65 fee for EU citizens to stay in UK

Media captionTheresa May says fees axed for EU citizens wanting to stay in UK Theresa May has scrapped the £65 fee millions of EU citizens were going to have to pay to secure the right to continue living in the UK after Brexit. She also vowed to seek changes to the Irish backstop from the […]

Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over ‘stupid referendum’

Media captionDavid Cameron thought there was ‘no risk’ of a Brexit referendum, according to Donald Tusk European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to “get real” over his “stupid referendum” before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals. Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was […]

Diane Abbott rejects BBC’s response to Question Time claims

Image caption Diane Abbott is a regular contributor to Question Time Diane Abbott has rejected the BBC’s response to claims she was poorly treated on Question Time. The Labour Party lodged a formal complaint with the BBC after she reported she had “never had such a horrible experience” on the show. The shadow home secretary […]

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