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Huq: History A Level 'is biased towards Conservatives'

Labour MP Rupa Huq says that the A Level history syllabus is biased against Labour because it misses out the 1945-51 Labour government, ends just before Tony Blair’s Labour government in 1997 and asks students to list Conservative strengths and Labour weaknesses. Education minister Nick Gibb, responding at the regular education questions session in the […]

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Corbyn pledges 8,000 homes for rough sleepers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn says he would give immediate housing to those that are currently homeless Labour is pledging to provide 8,000 homes “immediately” to house people with a history of rough sleeping, should it win power. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said they would also help councils “take over” […]

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Brexit: Three ministers write 'continuity' letter

Image caption David Davis, Greg Clark and Philip Hammond signed the joint open letter UK firms will continue to trade under “unchanged” EU rules during the post-Brexit transition period, three cabinet ministers have said in a letter. Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark said access to EU markets would […]

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Minister reprimanded for attending scandal-hit gala

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow The Presidents Club scandal unfolded A government minister has been reprimanded by No 10 for attending a men-only gala that led to allegations of sexual harassment and groping. Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi said he attended The Presidents Club fundraiser but left early. The BBC […]

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Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson is expected to push for an extra £100m a week for the NHS in England at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the BBC understands. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will give ministers a routine update on how the NHS is coping with winter pressures. The foreign secretary is expected to use […]

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James Brokenshire undergoes lung surgery

Image copyright James Brokenshire Image caption James Brokenshire paid tribute to NHS doctors, nurses and support staff, saying they were ‘absolutely outstanding’ Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has undergone lung surgery. Mr Brokenshire tweeted that he had been discharged from hospital on Saturday morning. The MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup stood down from […]