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Legal blueprint for ‘smooth Brexit’ published

[ad_1] Image copyright HOC The government has published a White Paper saying how the UK's EU withdrawal agreement will be put into law.Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the proposed legislation would deliver a "smooth and orderly" Brexit.He told MPs it would provide more legal certainty as Britain left the bloc and protect the rights of citizens.Labour said it exposed next March's Brexit day as a "gimmick" as "large parts" of
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Jeremy Corbyn: Bring manufacturing ‘back to Britain’

[ad_1] A Labour government would seek to ensure "we build things here that for too long have been built abroad", party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.He told the EEF manufacturers organisation that new train carriages, defence, NHS and new passports were areas where money was spent abroad.Mr Corbyn also said he would end the "racket" of public sector outsourcing.He said that on Brexit the UK needed a new customs union
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Daily Politics highlights: Neil, Sampson, Anand and Coburn

[ad_1] There have been around 2,700 editions of the Daily Politics over the last 15 years, with Andrew Neil presenting for all that time.His co-presenters have included Daisy Sampson, Jenny Scott, Anita Anand and Jo Coburn - with Giles Dilnot, Adam Fleming, Ellie Price, Elizabeth Glinka and Laura Kuenssberg among the team reporters.Here's a look back at some of the highlights as the programme came to a close on 24
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MPs to decide on Ian Paisley punishment

[ad_1] Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Ian Paisley failed to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government MPs will decide at Westminster later if the DUP's Ian Paisley should be suspended from the House of Commons for breaching parliamentary rules. Mr Paisley is facing a 30-day ban for failing to declare two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government. That would be one of
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How a Conservative PM faced a Rees-Mogg… in 1993

[ad_1] Image copyright NAtional Archives Newly released files show how, behind the scenes, John Major decided how to overcome Conservative MPs who voted against the Maastricht treaty in July 1993.Summertime, Conservative civil war over Europe, and Rees-Mogg challenging the prime minister's European plans - but this wasn't Theresa May and Jacob Rees-Mogg but her predecessor, John Major, and his father, William (later Lord) Rees-Mogg. And the battle was not over
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Sinn Féin says UK government ‘seeking to row back’ on backstop

[ad_1] Image caption Mary Lou McDonald said Mr Barnier reiterated that there will be "no withdrawal agreement without a protocol that deals with the Irish question" The president of Sinn Féin has accused the British government of "seeking to row back" on commitments to the Brexit backstop. Mary Lou McDonald was speaking after meeting the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.She repeated a call for a special EU
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Hodge ‘incredibly upset’ at Labour anti-Semitism row

[ad_1] Labour MP Margaret Hodge says she is "incredibly upset" at the anti-Semitism row in her party.Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, she says it "beggars belief" that leader Jeremy Corbyn cannot see he is "offending a whole community" with the party's new anti-Semitism guidelines.Labour's executive committee rubber stamped what the party says are "robust, legally-sound guidelines" last week. [ad_2] Source link