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Brexit backer Arron Banks to face MPs over Russia claims

Image copyright LBC Arron Banks, who helped fund the Leave.EU Brexit campaign, will face MPs’ questions on Tuesday about claims linking him to Russian officials. He met Russia’s UK ambassador three times in 2015 and 2016, discussing Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. He told LBC that Leave.EU did not get Russian money and such claims […]

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Theresa May says G7 summit was 'difficult' occasion

Image copyright Reuters The G7 summit was a “difficult” occasion, Theresa May has told MPs, with “strong disagreements” between the US president and other world leaders. While there was “common ground” in some areas, she said she was “deeply disappointed” by US trade policies. Pledging to uphold the rules-based order, she said disputes could not […]

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Michel Barnier and Davis Davis talk Brexit 'backstop'

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption David Davis (left) met his EU opposite number Michel Barnier for more Brexit talks The UK’s David Davis and his EU opposite number have discussed the thorny issue of a post-Brexit “backstop” plan for the Northern Ireland border. Mr Davis met Michel Barnier in Brussels for what the UK side […]

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Grenfell fire: Kensington Council rehoming residents

Fewer than half of the 256 people made homeless in Grenfell Tower fire a year ago have been settled in a permanent home. Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka looked around one of the flats on offer with Maxine Holdsworth of Kensington and Chelsea Council and spoke to former resident Antonio Roncolato who is still waiting […]

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Deselection guide to get rid of unwanted Labour MPs

An online guide has been designed to help Labour activists get rid of their current MP if they want a different candidate. Daily Politics reporter Greg Dawson looks at the four methods offered in the How to Deselect Your Labour MP article. More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch programme highlights, or full programmes […]

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Grenfell Tower: I 'regret' my reaction, says Theresa May

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will “always regret” not meeting the residents of Grenfell Tower in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Writing in the Evening Standard, Mrs May said she understood her actions may have made it appear she “didn’t care”. Ahead of Thursday’s one-year anniversary, she said […]

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Scottish Labour racism investigation 'rings hollow'

Image caption Humza Yousaf believes Jim Dempster should have been expelled by Labour Scottish Labour has not contacted key witnesses in a racism investigation it began three months ago, the BBC has learned. The party has yet to ask Transport Scotland officials for evidence in the case of a councillor who made controversial remarks about […]