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Brexit: Future PM 'could change EU relationship'

Image caption Michael Gove: Theresa May’s plan is the right one “for now” A future prime minister could choose to alter the relationship between the UK and the EU, Michael Gove has said. But the environment secretary told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Theresa May’s strategy, agreed at Chequers in July, was the right […]

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'Broken' rail franchise system to be reviewed

Image copyright Getty Images A review of the rail industry is to be launched by the government next week, following criticism of the way the franchising model is run. Labour said the model was “broken”, after the East Coast Mainline franchise failed for the third time and passengers on other lines faced strikes and disruption […]

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MP brings baby to Commons debate

Image copyright PA An MP has cradled her baby on the House of Commons benches for what is thought to be the first time during a debate. Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson appeared in the chamber with Gabriel to listen to the closing remarks of a discussion about proxy voting. Proxy voting could allow […]

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Boris Johnson compares Chequers deal to 'suicide vest'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Johnson has faced criticism from fellow MPs for his language in the Mail on Sunday article Boris Johnson has attacked Theresa’s May’s Brexit plan, saying she had “wrapped a suicide vest” around the British constitution and “handed the detonator” to Brussels. In the Mail on Sunday, the former foreign […]