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PM has a problem with immigration – Soubry

[ad_1] One of three MPs to quit the Conservative Party says she's "really worried" the prime minister has a "problem with immigration".Anna Soubry, who now sits with the Independent Group, told Newsnight's Kirsty Wark: "The only reason why she will not agree to [continued membership of] the single market is because of free movement of people." You can watch Newsnight on BBC 2 weekdays 22:30 or on iPlayer. Subscribe to
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Derek Hatton suspended by Labour days after being reinstated

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Derek Hatton has been suspended by the Labour Party less than 48 hours after he was admitted back into the party.The former deputy leader of Liverpool council had his membership reinstated on Monday, more than 30 years after he was expelled from the party.But senior Labour figures have since complained about the move and comments the ex-Militant man made about Israel.In a tweet in 2012, he
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Brexit: Hunt says change to legal advice on backstop could sway MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA MPs can be persuaded to back the Brexit agreement if there is a "small but important" change to the terms of the Irish backstop, Jeremy Hunt has said.The foreign secretary said MPs needed to hear that the government's legal advice about the UK's future customs arrangements with the EU had changed. In talks later, Theresa May will seek binding guarantees that the UK won't be stuck
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PMQs: Corbyn and May on Brexit, Churchill and Hatton

[ad_1] Theresa May challenges Jeremy Corbyn, saying what he had done to a "once proud Labour Party", would leave former PM Clement Atlee and former foreign secretary Ernest Bevin spinning in their graves.She said he made "[Derek] Hatton a hero, Churchill a villain" after the Labour leader accused her of putting party interests above the interests of the country when he asked about a no deal Brexit.Live updates in text,
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Independent Group: Minor tremor or political earthquake?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Are the tectonic plates of British politics moving with the formation of a new "centrist" group in Parliament - or are we experiencing a minor tremor?It's too soon to say - but that won't stop some MPs and commentators declaiming as though they were expert political seismologists.So let's stand back and examine the landscape.A split is quite an easy thing to understand. Three Tory MPs join
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Breakaway MP Heidi Allen: ‘Tories have deepened suffering’

[ad_1] MP Heidi Allen has spoken about the reasons why she chose to leave the Conservatives, saying it was returning to becoming the "nasty party". Speaking at a press conference, along with two fellow MPs who have also quit the party, she criticised the government's "disastrous handling" of Brexit and said it had undone "all the efforts to modernise" the Conservatives. Earlier PM Theresa May said she was "saddened" by