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Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Image copyright EPA There is broad agreement among ministers that the government should increase its financial offer to the EU as the UK leaves, the BBC understands. But this is only in return for the EU moving on in December to talks about a future trade deal and an implementation phase after the UK’s departure […]

Brexit: Electoral Commission reopens probe into Vote Leave

Brexit: Electoral Commission reopens probe into Vote Leave

Image caption Darren Grimes ran a pro-Brexit campaign for young people The Electoral Commission has reopened an investigation into Vote Leave’s EU referendum spending. The campaign paid £625,000 to clear bills allegedly run up by university student Darren Grimes with a digital agency days ahead of last June’s vote. A separate group, Veterans for Britain, […]

Don’t play Santa to the EU, Tory MP warns government

Don’t play Santa to the EU, Tory MP warns government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘Don’t play Santa to the EU’, a Tory MP is warning the government The UK government cannot afford to “play Santa Claus” to EU bosses by handing over billions of pounds, a Conservative MP says. Nigel Evans accused the EU of demanding “ransom money” from Theresa May to move […]

No permission for Kezia Dugdale to appear in I’m A Celebrity

No permission for Kezia Dugdale to appear in I’m A Celebrity

Image copyright PA Kezia Dugdale was not given permission to join the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, according to the new leader of the Scottish Labour party Richard Leonard said his predecessor sought authorisation from party chiefs to appear on the reality TV show but it was not granted. However, […]

The moment Labour MPs saw the exit poll

How did those Labour MPs who were not big Jeremy Corbyn supporters react to the 2017 general election exit poll, which revealed that, far from crashing and burning, their leader had defied the odds and stopped Theresa May winning a majority? Film-maker David Modell followed some of them: Image Copyright @daily_politics @daily_politics Image Copyright @daily_politics […]

Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold ‘inner cabinet’ talks

Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold ‘inner cabinet’ talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is to chair a meeting of some of her senior ministers to try to make progress on stalled EU talks. They are expected to discuss how much the UK should offer to pay the EU to settle its bill as it leaves. This bill, which is likely to run into […]

Why the young should watch the Budget

Why the young should watch the Budget

Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to 32%. But in June’s general […]

Government to pledge 300,000 homes a year

Government to pledge 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

Michelle O’Neill rules herself out as Sinn Féin leader

Michelle O’Neill rules herself out as Sinn Féin leader

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Michelle O’Neill said it was an “emotional but exciting time” for republicanism Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has ruled herself out of replacing Gerry Adams as party leader. Mrs O’Neill told BBC’s Sunday Politics programme that she had “enough to do” in her current role. Mr Adams announced at […]

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government […]

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