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Westminster harassment report due

Image copyright PA A Parliamentary working group set up in response to allegations of sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster is due to report its findings later. A cross-party group has been examining reforms of the workplace culture amid claims against MPs and staff. After allegations started emerging last year two cabinet ministers stood down […]

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Downing Street insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis and Theresa May will meet Michel Barnier this week Downing Street has insisted Britain will leave the customs union after Brexit amid claims of Tory disunity over the UK-EU future relationship. Theresa May has faced calls to set out clearly what she wants to secure from the negotiations […]

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Marine cuts would 'undermine UK security'

Image copyright PA Image caption Reports say the government is considering cutting up to 2,000 marines Cutting the number of Royal Marines and the ships they use to carry out beach landings would significantly undermine UK security, MPs have warned. There is speculation the government is considering axing up to 2,000 marines and the Royal […]

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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” […]