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Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Livingstone: “It’s better for Labour if I resign” Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism. Mr Livingstone said he […]

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David Davis visits NI to meet cross-border businesses

Image copyright EPA Image caption David Davis is meeting cross-border companies to discuss customs plans The Brexit Secretary David Davis is visiting Northern Ireland as part of the government’s work on future customs arrangements with the EU after Brexit. Mr Davis made the trip alongside the Business Secretary Greg Clark. On Sunday, both men joined […]

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Cabinet agrees Brexit customs 'backstop' option

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is the EU customs union? A new customs proposal to prevent a hard border in Ireland after Brexit has been agreed by cabinet. Ministers signed off on the “backstop” that would see the UK match EU tariffs after 2020, if there is no deal on their […]

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East Coast train line to be put into public control

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris Grayling says talk of nationalising the whole rail network was “missing the point” Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told Parliament that temporary state ownership would provide the smoothest transition to a new […]

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Tessa Jowell was the best of us – Speaker John Bercow

Image copyright PA Tessa Jowell was the “best of us”, Commons Speaker John Bercow has said as he led tributes to the late Labour politician and cancer campaigner. He told MPs her death at the age of 70 left Parliament “infinitely poorer”. She was a “stellar, progressive change-maker” who had a “well of practical compassion […]

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'Class A drugs' found at Home Office headquarters

Image caption Drugs were found in “a communal area” of the building at 2 Marsham Street Police were called to the Home Office after suspected Class A drugs were found in the department’s headquarters. Scotland Yard confirmed a “small quantity” was found by security staff at the Marsham Street building in central London on 3 […]

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn must change stance, says Lord Kinnock

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord Kinnock (right) says objections to EEA membership are based on “infantile leftist illusion” Jeremy Corbyn will commit “a serious evasion of duty” if he does not change his stance on Brexit, former Labour leader Lord Kinnock has said. The peer told the Independent that Labour should endorse the […]

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Iran nuclear deal: Boris Johnson visits US for talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will have two days of talks with White House officials Boris Johnson is visiting Washington to urge the US not to scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. The UK and its European allies have until 12 May to persuade President Donald […]