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Liberal Democrat leadership: Ed Davey and Jo Swinson

[ad_1] The Liberal Democrats have been rebuilding after the coalition government years - and dropping to just eight MPs in the Commons.The party has fared better in more recent general, local and European elections, in which it offered an anti-Brexit message.Politics Live reporter Greg Dawson profiles Sir Ed Davey and Jo Swinson, before one of them is announced as the new party leader next week.Politics Live: Liberal Democrat Hustings [ad_2]
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Darren Grimes: Brexit campaigner wins appeal against £20,000 fine

[ad_1] Image caption Darren Grimes founded youth group BeLeave The founder of the youth-focused pro-Brexit campaign group BeLeave has won his appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the elections regulator.Darren Grimes was punished by the Electoral Commission last year, after being accused of breaching spending rules during the 2016 EU Referendum.Its political work took place at the headquarters of the offices of Vote Leave - the official Brexit campaign.Mr
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Philip Hammond will ‘not exclude’ backing no confidence vote to stop no-deal Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Chancellor Philip Hammond says he will "not exclude" voting to bring down the government to stop a no-deal Brexit.He called for "a new and sincere attempt to reach a consensus" and break the current political deadlock.Mr Hammond also said he would do "everything in my power" to stop a future prime minister suspending Parliament to get a no-deal Brexit.He was one of four cabinet ministers
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Brexit: MPs call on EU to protect UK citizens in no-deal scenario

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images MPs will meet the EU's chief negotiator later to call for UK citizens' rights to be protected in a no-deal Brexit.The cross-party delegation will meet Michel Barnier in Brussels, and be led by Tory MP Alberto Costa. He said government could protect the 3.6 million EU nationals in the UK, but did not have the power to do the same for 1.3 million UK citizens
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Brexitcast questions Steve Barclay on Boris Johnson

[ad_1] Boris Johnson has been criticised for making inaccurate claims during a speech at the final Conservative Hustings. Mr Johnson presented a packaged smoked kipper to an audience before claiming the item demonstrated unnecessary EU regulations around packaging.In fact, EU regulations cover fresh fish, not smoked fish. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has defended Mr Johnson on the BBC's Brexitcast. You can listen to the full show here. [ad_2] Source link
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Sajid Javid: Leaders must ‘moderate language’ to fight extremism

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA/Will Oliver Image caption "I know what it's like to be told to go back to where I came from," Sajid Javid will say in an anti-extremism speech later Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to tell public figures they must "moderate their language" as part of a greater effort to tackle extremism.In a speech later, Mr Javid will say everyone has a "part to play" to stop
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Could there be an early general election?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Next week, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will become the UK's new prime minister.Both have ruled out holding a general election before the 31 October Brexit deadline. However, some MPs say they are willing to trigger one.So, how soon could the UK be going back to the polls?Is an election inevitable?There is nothing in law that says Mr Johnson or Mr Hunt must hold a