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Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and Justin Trudeau previously met at a G20 summit in Germany Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Canada on Monday to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mrs May is […]

Tim Farron: Tories ‘breaking Britain over immigration’

Tim Farron: Tories ‘breaking Britain over immigration’

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Vince Cable will make his first leader’s speech on Tuesday after Tim Farron resigned in June Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is to accuse the Conservatives of “breaking Britain” in a bid to cut immigration. At the party conference, he will say Brexit will turn the UK into […]

MPs tell of death threats and abuse at 2017 election

MPs tell of death threats and abuse at 2017 election

Image copyright Ben Bradley Standing for Parliament in the UK can mean facing death threats, online intimidation, verbal abuse and vandalism, according to MPs surveyed by BBC Radio 5 live. All 650 MPs were contacted by 5 live and asked for their experiences, under condition of anonymity. Of the 113 who replied, just over half […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson accused of ‘misusing’ statistics

Brexit: Boris Johnson accused of ‘misusing’ statistics

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of Boris Johnson in a growing row over the possible financial windfall the NHS may get from Brexit. Sir David Norgrove said he was “disappointed” the foreign secretary had, in an article, revived Leave campaigners’ disputed referendum pledge of £350m a week […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson ‘back-seat driving’ over Brexit, says Rudd

Brexit: Boris Johnson ‘back-seat driving’ over Brexit, says Rudd

Media captionAmber Rudd told the BBC’s Andrew Marr “you could call it back-seat driving (by Boris Johnson)” Boris Johnson has been accused of being a Brexit “back-seat driver” by the home secretary. Amber Rudd said it was fine for Mr Johnson to show his enthusiasm but he was not “driving the car” after he set […]

Vince Cable: I could become prime minister

Vince Cable: I could become prime minister

Image copyright PA Sir Vince Cable has insisted it is “perfectly plausible” that he could become the next prime minister. The new Liberal Democrat leader, who opened the party’s conference on Saturday, told the BBC that UK politics was in a “remarkable state of flux”. He said his party was the alternative to a Tory […]

Lib Dem conference: Cable urges ‘exit from Brexit’ vote

Lib Dem conference: Cable urges ‘exit from Brexit’ vote

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Vince Cable will make his first leader’s speech on Tuesday The public must be trusted to have the final say on whether they want to “exit from Brexit”, Sir Vince Cable has said. The Lib Dem leader told a rally at the party’s conference there should be a second […]

Boris Johnson insists he is ‘all behind’ May over Brexit

Boris Johnson insists he is ‘all behind’ May over Brexit

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson has insisted he is “all behind” Theresa May after setting out his own vision of Britain after Brexit. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the foreign secretary revived the contested claim Brexit could free up £350m a week for the NHS and also said the UK should not pay for EU […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson repeats Leave’s £350m for NHS figure

Brexit: Boris Johnson repeats Leave’s £350m for NHS figure

Image copyright PA Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has repeated the controversial claim that leaving the EU would save £350m a week, which could be spent on the NHS. The figure, used by Leave campaigners before the referendum, was “misleading”, the UK statistics watchdog later said. Mr Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that it would […]

Five areas in England to pilot voter ID checks

Five areas in England to pilot voter ID checks

Voters in five areas in England will be asked to take identification to polling stations at local elections next year as part of a pilot scheme. People in Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Slough will be asked to take different forms of ID with them to see which works best. The Electoral Commission recommended three […]

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