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Article 50: Brexit deal must meet six tests, says Labour

Article 50: Brexit deal must meet six tests, says Labour

Image copyright JEFF OVERS/BBC Labour will not support any Brexit deal negotiated by the government unless it meets the party’s “six tests”, the shadow Brexit secretary has said. Any deal must include a strong relationship with the EU and the exact same benefits the UK has from the single market, Sir Keir Starmer said. The […]

Give Corbyn 15 months – McCluskey

Give Corbyn 15 months – McCluskey

Image copyright PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be “given a chance” and allowed 15 months to prove he can turn around opinion polls, says union boss Len McCluskey. The general secretary of Unite said Mr Corbyn was being “slaughtered” by the media for putting forward policies to build a “different… better Britain”. He said […]

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Media captionDouglas Carswell: Why I won’t trigger a by-election UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably”. The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against […]

London attack: Parliament security under review

London attack: Parliament security under review

Image copyright PA Questions continue to be asked about whether Wednesday’s fatal terror attack in Parliament could have been prevented if more officers had been armed. Attention is focusing on how Khalid Masood was able to enter the Carriage Gates entrance of Parliament before he was confronted and subsequently shot. One security expert said the […]

Brexit ‘clears way’ for German domination claims Heseltine

Brexit ‘clears way’ for German domination claims Heseltine

Image copyright PA Image caption The Tory peer said he believed the “facts would not change” over Europe The UK is handing control of Europe’s destiny to Germany by leaving the EU, Lord Heseltine has claimed. The Tory peer, sacked as a government adviser after defying the whip over Brexit, said the Germans had lost […]

MPs may face new rules on second jobs

MPs may face new rules on second jobs

Image copyright PA Parliament’s ethics watchdog is to review its guidance on MPs’ second jobs in the wake of George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the London Evening Standard. The Committee on Standards in Public Life insisted the move had not been solely prompted by the ex-chancellor. Mr Osborne has faced calls to quit […]

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Image copyright PA English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows. Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum. The number of voter fraud reports rose – particularly […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Image caption Police released an image of Masood as a photo from his school days in Tunbridge Wells emerged Police are appealing for information as they try to establish whether Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone or was directed by others. His fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Clapham, south London […]

London attack: Home secretary says don’t blame intelligence agencies

Media captionRudd: Don’t point finger of blame at intelligence services Home Secretary Amber Rudd has warned against “pointing any finger of blame” at the security services over the London terror attack. She told the BBC the agencies could not monitor everyone known to them around the clock. Wednesday’s attacker has been named by police as […]

London attack: Home secretary says don’t blame intelligence agencies

Media captionRudd: Don’t point finger of blame at intelligence services Home Secretary Amber Rudd has warned against “pointing any finger of blame” at the security services over the London terror attack. She told the BBC the agencies could not monitor everyone known to them around the clock. Wednesday’s attacker has been named by police as […]