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UKIP denies donor Arron Banks’ suspension claim

UKIP denies donor Arron Banks’ suspension claim

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Arron Banks (right) is a close ally of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage The UK Independence Party has rejected claims by one of its biggest donors that he has been suspended from the party membership. Arron Banks, who funded the Leave EU campaign in last year’s EU referendum, made the […]

Is it time for the UK to rethink identity cards?

Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition came to power in 2010, […]

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

Image copyright PA Image caption The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful […]

Brexit bill: MPs overwhelmingly reject Lords changes

Brexit bill: MPs overwhelmingly reject Lords changes

Image copyright PA Image caption The Brexit bill is in its final stages after MPs voted down the Lords changes MPs have overwhelmingly voted to overturn amendments to the Brexit bill made by peers and send the landmark legislation back to the House of Lords. They rejected calls for the government to protect the status […]

Sturgeon to seek new independence poll

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum will be called between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following […]

Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Brexit: Early financial settlement won’t be ‘forced on UK’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michel Barnier is leading the EU’s Brexit negotiating team The UK has been told it will not have to agree the exact sum of its financial exit settlement in the early stages after Article 50 has been triggered, BBC Newsnight has learned. A message has been passed through informal […]

No 10 probe after Theresa May’s schedule ‘left on train’

No 10 probe after Theresa May’s schedule ‘left on train’

Image copyright AFP The government is investigating claims that a document outlining the prime minister’s schedule for a visit to Cheshire was left on a train. According to the Mirror, the briefing note was found on the floor of a first-class carriage on a train heading from Manchester to Edinburgh in January. The document identified […]

‘Don’t bag up dog poo in countryside’, animal owners urged

‘Don’t bag up dog poo in countryside’, animal owners urged

Image copyright Anne Main Image caption Anne Main with her dog Sam Dog walkers are being urged not to bag up their pet’s poo in the countryside – but to use a stick and flick it into the undergrowth instead. Conservative MP Anne Main will advocate the method during a Westminster debate as a way […]

Brexit bill: Ministers expect MPs to reject changes

Brexit bill: Ministers expect MPs to reject changes

Image copyright PA Ministers believe MPs will reject the two changes made to the Brexit bill in the House of Lords when they debate it for the second time later. Peers want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK and ensure Parliament has a vote on any deal. The EU Withdrawal Bill […]

David Davis urges MPs ‘not to tie PM’s hands’ over Brexit bill

Media captionDavid Davis: “The issue of the rights of citizens is the first thing” David Davis has urged MPs to back the Brexit bill and insisted the UK would be prepared if it has to leave the EU with no deal in place. The Brexit secretary urged MPs not to “tie the prime minister’s hands” […]