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Brexit: Theresa May to discuss next steps after Bercow ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption With 10 days to go before Brexit, Theresa May will meet her cabinet on Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May will meet her cabinet later as she considers her next steps on Brexit, after her plans were thrown into doubt by the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow. Mrs May had […]

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Grime music is being ‘stifled’, MPs say

Image copyright DIY Gang Entertainment Image caption Croydon-born rapper ShaoDow told MPs he’d had difficulty staging gigs Grime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said. Despite the success of Stormzy, Dave and Skepta, it is often difficult for grime acts to play live, they said. Licensing authorities and police […]

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Brexit: DUP influence ‘incredibly unhealthy’

Image copyright Getty Images A Scottish Nationalist Party MP has described the DUP’s influence on the government over the Brexit deal as “incredibly unhealthy”. Gavin Newlands said it was wrong one party had more sway than the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments combined. The DUP has been talking to the government about what it would take […]

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Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of two to be targeted It is “perfectly possible” that a far-right attack like that seen in New Zealand could happen in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace says. He told the Commons the UK was seeing a “growing […]

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Third Brexit vote must be different – Speaker

Image copyright HOC John Bercow has ruled out another vote on the government’s previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains “substantially the same”. He told the Commons that parliamentary conventions dating back to 1604 meant MPs could not be asked to vote on precisely the same subject twice. MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal […]

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MPs call for tax on social media firms

Image copyright Getty Images A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. […]

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Post-Brexit migrant salary plans ‘would hit Wales harder’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report said Wales’ manufacturing sector would be hit by the plans A proposed post-Brexit salary threshold for migrants would hit Wales harder than the rest of the UK, a leading economist has warned. Prof Jonathan Portes said the possible hit to the manufacturing sector was “of particular concern”. […]

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Brexit: Not too late for real change to PM’s deal – Johnson

Brexit: Not too late for real change to PM’s deal – Johnson

Image copyright Getty Images Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson says it would be “absurd” to hold a vote on the PM’s Brexit deal before attempting further talks with the EU. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the leading Brexiteer says: “There is an EU summit this week. It is not too late to get real change […]

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Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – chancellor

Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – chancellor

Media captionPhilip Hammond: “We are in unchartered territory” Theresa May’s Brexit deal will not return to the Commons this week unless it has support from the DUP and Tory MPs, the chancellor says. The PM’s plan is expected to be voted on for a third time in the coming days. But Philip Hammond told the […]

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Conservative MP Nick Boles says he isn’t ‘ready to give up’ on party

Conservative MP Nick Boles says he isn’t ‘ready to give up’ on party

Media captionNick Boles: “I’m not going to be bossed around by a very small number of people” Tory MP Nick Boles, who quit his local party on Saturday over his stance on Brexit, says his priority lies with his constituents and he will not be “bossed around by a small number of people”. He told […]

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