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EU rules into UK law: How’s that going?

[ad_1] Image caption The UK will take over the policing of the ban on the dog fur trade Civil servants are working overtime to avoid a legal cliff edge after Brexit. There are currently about 12,000 EU regulations currently in operation in the UK. The government plans to copy over the vast majority of them word-for-word into UK law on 29 March, the day the UK leaves the European Union
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Gender Recognition Act: Some don’t see trans people as women

[ad_1] A government consultation on the Gender Recognition Act could see changes to the process by which trans people "self-identify" their gender, where comments have be submitted up to Friday night.Politics Live reporter Elizabeth Glinka talked to a group of feminists who are opposed to reforms of the Act, and allowed access for the first time to their 'Woman's Place' meetings.Watch: Politics Live also aired a film with differing views
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Amber Rudd: I’d like to be home secretary again

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Amber Rudd has said she would "quite like" to be home secretary again "because there's a few things I'd like to do a bit better than last time".Ms Rudd quit the role in April, saying she had "inadvertently misled" MPs over the Windrush scandal.She wished she had looked into immigration enforcement "much earlier" but had been misled by some civil servants, she told the BBC."Unfortunately
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How many Labour MPs will vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson said the first rule of politics is being able to count. And looking at the numbers in the Commons Theresa May must wonder how on earth she can get a Brexit deal through Parliament, even if she breaks the impasse in Brussels. As it stands, Tory Brexiteers say they have dozens of MPs ready to vote against the
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Alastair Campbell on Iraq and Brexit marches and numbers

[ad_1] Ahead of a march on Saturday calling for a new EU referendum, a former Downing Street director of communications is reminded that one million people marched against the Iraq War in 2003.Andrew Neil said the government Alastair Campbell worked for "ignored" them, but he was a leading figure behind the so-called 'People's March' calling for the government to change course of Brexit.The This Week presenter asked him: "Why should
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Mundell ‘concern’ over Brexit fish policy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Scottish Secretary David Mundell has raised concerns with the prime minister over the timing of the UK's departure from the Common Fisheries Policy.Theresa May has said the Brexit transition period could be extended "for a few months" if needed.A source close to Mr Mundell said he wants "assurances any extension to the transition would not delay exit from CFP beyond the agreed date".Mr Mundell is
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MP Dan Poulter works 28 hours a week as doctor

[ad_1] Image caption Dan Poulter has increased his work as a paid doctor to 28 hours a week on top of his £77,000 parliamentary job Conservative MP Dan Poulter is working as a doctor 28 hours a week - longer in a second job than any other MP in Parliament, the BBC has found.Dr Poulter has increased his work as a paid doctor on top of his £77,000 parliamentary job.The