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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he’s been told her case is one of the ‘very top priorities’ for new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Speaking to Anna Foster, Richard Ratcliffe said recent events and then Boris Johnson’s resignation had left them feeling ‘a bit bewildered’. British-Iranian dual national Mrs […]

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Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May reveals the advice President Trump gave her over Brexit Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC. The US president said on Friday at a joint press conference he had given her a […]

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson exit 'a setback'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella hasn’t seen her father for two years The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary has put their bid for her release “back to square one”. The 39-year-old was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year jail sentence for […]

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Long-awaited Brexit White Paper published

Image copyright Getty Images The government has published its blueprint for UK relations with the EU, with Theresa May saying it will deliver a “principled and practical” Brexit. The long-awaited White Paper is aimed at ensuring trade co-operation, with no hard border for Northern Ireland, and global trade deals for the UK. Brexit Secretary Dominic […]

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Lord Carrington, former foreign secretary, dies aged 99

Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Carrington with then Prime Minister Thatcher in 1980 Former UK Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, who was the last surviving member of Churchill’s 1950s government, has died aged 99. The Conservative politician was also a former defence secretary. He resigned as foreign secretary in 1982 after the Falkland Islands were […]

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Dominic Raab replaces David Davis as Brexit secretary

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab is a former chief of staff to Mr Davis Dominic Raab has been appointed Brexit secretary by Theresa May after David Davis resigned from the government. Mr Raab, who is currently housing minister, was a prominent Leave campaigner during the 2016 referendum. Mr Davis quit late on Sunday […]

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Brexit: Theresa May seeks to sell plan to Tory sceptics

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May speaks after 12-hour cabinet meeting Theresa May is seeking Conservative MPs’ backing for the cabinet’s proposal for UK-EU relations after Brexit. The plan was agreed by the prime minister’s senior ministers at a 12-hour cabinet awayday on Friday. Mrs May said the plan “will be […]

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UK PMs' official country residence in Buckinghamshire

There has been a lot of talk about Chequers – the official country residence home of the prime minister. Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka was not invited in, but looked into its history, and who is welcomed there. More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch programme highlights, or full programmes from the last 30 […]