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From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 15:41:27 (unread)

Covid passes: Ministers consider widening use in Wales

Welsh government "thinking about" changes amid concern about high levels of Covid-19, says minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 12:05:41

Covid: Labour calls for Plan B measures in England

But the chancellor says the data does not suggest "immediately" moving to government's back-up plan.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 11:54:48

Budget about investing in public services - Sunak

The chancellor says he will set out a plan for rebuilding the economy next week based on skills.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 11:23:41

Chancellor says investment in public services is a priority

Rishi Sunak tells Andrew Marr that next week's Budget will see investment in public services.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 11:02:14

Time for Covid Plan B, Labour's Rachel Reeves says

But the shadow chancellor added she doesn't want to "let the government off the hook" with Plan A.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-24 00:11:59

Kim Leadbeater: Serious conversations needed on safety for MPs

Kim Leadbeater says a "serious conversation" about the safety of people in public life is needed.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-23 23:46:54

Chancellor to announce 'skills revolution' funding

The government sets out its package for boosting skills and further education in England.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-23 22:30:49

Brexit: UK says new Northern Ireland Protocol talks 'constructive'

A government source says the EU has offered "things that we can work with" but gaps remain.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-23 05:57:22

Twitter says Online Safety Bill needs more clarity

The government says it will tackle extreme posts but Twitter warns Ofcom will be "muddling through".

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-23 03:36:52

Budget 2021: Ministers pledge £500m to support young families

A network of "family hubs" is to be funded in England to provide support services in one place.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-23 02:04:30

Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transport

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce increased funding for tram, train and bus services outside London.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 17:34:38

BGT star's widower calls for assisted dying law

Tina Humphrey's husband recalls the "nightmare" of watching her die with cancer in 2017.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 16:21:52

'There is nowhere we can't win,' says Green Party leader

Carla Denyer, co-leader of the Greens in England and Wales, addresses the party's conference in Birmingham.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 15:09:02

Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali to face trial in March next year

Ali Harbi Ali, charged with the murder of Sir David Amess MP, appears via video at the Old Bailey.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 14:44:04

Victims to get more time to report domestic abuse in England and Wales

Home Secretary Priti Patel agrees to change the law after the BBC revealed a big rise in cases being dropped.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 14:05:50

Sir David Amess: Community falls silent to remember MP

Conservative MP Sir David was stabbed to death at a constituency surgery a week ago.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 12:49:50

Peer reads statement from ex- MP Frank Field who is dying

Lord Field says if he could have participated in the debate on assisted dying, he would have spoken strongly in favour of it

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 12:47:12

MPs offered security guards at constituency surgeries

Home Secretary Priti Patel and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle urged MPs to take up the offer.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 12:02:19

Ex-Labour MP Frank Field is dying, peer reveals

A statement from the veteran politician was read out in the Lords, backing a new assisted dying bill.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 11:30:16

Give every household £320 for spiralling energy bills - Greens

The Green Party of England and Wales says the £9bn plan could be paid for with a tax on landlords.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 06:22:14

Levelling up: What does it mean for people in Yorkshire?

Ahead of the autumn Budget, is there any impact at all from "levelling up" in Yorkshire?

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 01:57:45

COP26: PM warned over aid cuts ahead of climate summit

Government advisers express "deep concern" at planned reductions in aid spending before COP26.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 01:36:52

Historic England: Jane Austen's house among heritage sites sharing £35m cash boost

The government funding aims to help some of England's most popular historic places with repair work.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-22 01:05:52

Long delay for hundreds of rape cases, says report

The Crown Court backlog could remain a problem for years, severely affecting victims, says a watchdog.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 23:15:30

SuperTed 'wouldn't exist' without UK cash support

One hit cartoon creator calls for the government to continue subsidising children's TV programmes.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 22:30:16

Fire-and-rehire: Labour backs bid by MP Barry Gardiner to curb 'worst excesses'

A Labour MP is seeking to make it more difficult to lay off workers and rehire them on worse terms.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 21:59:49

Politicians too willing to turn blind eye to extremism, says ex-minister

Ex-Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says the UK's counter-extremism strategy has "lost its way".

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 17:45:18

MPs face problems getting funding for security

The body that pays expenses says it will meet the costs of security - but MPs say it has been difficult.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 16:48:53

Labour accuses government of U-turn over timetable for Online Safety Bill

Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg did not give a date for when the long-awaited bill would come to the Commons.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 16:46:08

Johnson on Covid lockdown and restrictions in England

The PM says the number of Covid infections are "high" but in line with predictions.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 15:39:51

Covid: Get your booster jab, says Boris Johnson, as cases rise

Boris Johnson urges those who are eligible for a third dose to organise appointments straight away.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 14:40:14

Masks in Commons: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Pete Wishart

Jacob Rees-Mogg says a "convivial fraternal spirit" means the Conservatives do not need to wear masks in the Commons.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 13:19:22

Government should tell obese to eat less, says ex-minister Lord Robathan

Tory peer Lord Robathan says the government's anti-obesity drive is not working - but a minister defends it.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 13:10:31

James Brokenshire: Chancellor and home secretary attend MP's funeral

Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel attend the former cabinet minister's funeral.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 13:02:14

Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali charged with murder of MP

North Londoner Ali Harbi Ali, 25, has been charged with murder and preparing terrorist acts.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 12:17:39

Labour says Covid vaccination programme is stalling

Jonathan Ashworth accuses the Health Secretary Sajid Javid of "being complacent" over Covid with a "stuttering rollout" of vaccines.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 11:52:16

Tory MPs can make own choice on face masks, says minister

Edward Argar says MPs should "reach their own view" on whether to cover up during Commons debates.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 10:37:01

Peers urged to reject bill to legalise assisted dying

Medical professionals and religious leaders have warned against a new bill being debated on Friday.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 09:40:08

Middlesbrough: 'Not very bright' councillors cost taxpayers dear, says mayor

Middlesbrough's mayor calls for an end to in-fighting among "not very bright" council members.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 08:47:35

NI 100: Boris Johnson visiting Northern Ireland for centenary service

The service in Armagh has been organised by the main Protestant and Catholic church leaders.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 07:31:13

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-21 05:01:34

Tax cheat schemes cost governments billions

Major tax evasion and avoidance schemes have deprived countries of £127bn, research shows.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 23:06:04

UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand

The government says consumers and businesses will benefit from deal, but it is unlikely to boost growth.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 20:54:07

Terror threat against MPs raised to substantial - Patel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says police will change their plans to "properly" reflect the situation.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 19:13:44

Sajid Javid says MPs should set example over wearing masks

The health secretary is asked whether MPs should wear face coverings in the House of Commons chamber.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 19:08:31

Get Covid jab or restrictions more likely, Sajid Javid says

Additional measures are not needed in England at this point, the health secretary says.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 18:42:18

Covid: Sajid Javid encourages take up of booster jabs

Health Secretary Sajid Javid encourages those eligible for a Covid booster to take the jab now.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 17:18:43

Arrest after mock gallows erected outside Houses of Parliament

MPs call the action by anti-vaccine protesters "scandalous" in the week after Sir David Amess's death.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 16:44:50

MPs' anger at gallows erected outside Parliament

MPs from across the House are angry about the erection of a gallows by protesters at Westminster days after an MP was killed.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 16:39:03

Climate plan urging plant-based diet shift deleted

A research paper recommending people shift towards plant-based foods is not policy, the government says.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 14:58:21

Clean out online cesspit now, Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson promises to push through "tough" online safety laws, at Prime Minister's Questions.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 14:53:23

Home secretary wants police update on spiking by needles

It follows a number of reports of women being spiked by injections on nights out.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 14:37:51

'Amess amendment' for last rites at crime scenes

Plans for legal rights to ensure Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 13:47:38

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on funding renewable energy

The SNP's Westminster leader speaks of “yet another Tory broken promise” over an apparent lack of support for a renewable energy project in Scotland.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 13:30:03

PMQs: Blunt and Johnson on magic mushroom drug research

Crispin Blunt calls for research into psilocybin to help people suffering with depression, trauma and addiction.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 13:25:35

Boris Johnson to consider calls to legalise magic mushroom drug psilocybin

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says psilocybin has "exciting potential" as a treatment for mental health conditions.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 13:20:36

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on tackling hate speech online

The PM speaks of “criminal sanctions with tough sentences” for those who add “foul content” on the internet.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 11:38:15

People won't have to pay more to go green, says Kwarteng

The business secretary denies that individuals will have to pay more to have a greener lifestyle.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 08:43:57

UK cost of living increases dip in September

According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK inflation rate fell slightly to 3.1% in September.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 05:49:55

Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs

Hospital bosses warn of a winter crisis but ministers have no plans for new measures in England.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 01:32:01

Science cuts in Autumn budget would threaten prosperity, says ex-minister

The science committee chair will hear of the impact of possible changes to research spending.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 00:32:48

Can Online Safety Bill tackle social media abuse of MPs?

After Sir David Amess' death, we look at the detail of the Online Safety Bill and what measures it offers.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 00:19:10

Prevent scheme: Why the government's programme is so difficult

The strategy aimed at stopping people becoming terrorists is facing calls for it to be overhauled.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-20 00:14:22

Environment bill: Green groups dismay as ministers reject changes

Ministers say the new law will demonstrate global leadership, but critics accuse them of "inaction".

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 20:56:31

Iraq war: Abuse claims against soldiers close with no prosecutions

While some allegations against British troops are credible, others are not, defence secretary says.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 19:42:45

Covid: No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising cases

But Boris Johnson says the rollout of a Plan B to control the virus in England has not been discussed.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 18:35:05

Net zero announcement: Obstacles facing the UK government's plans

Potential hazards for ministers include sceptical Tory MPs and voters worried about rising bills.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 17:50:07

Michael Gove: No 10 condemns anti-lockdown protesters over confrontation

Video footage online appears to show Housing Secretary Michael Gove being harangued by protesters.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 16:44:53

Stephen Timms: East Ham MP wants to meet woman who stabbed him

Stephen Timms was stabbed in the stomach by Roshonara Choudhry at a constituency surgery in 2010.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 16:18:52

MPs suspended for bullying or sexual harassment could face by-elections

MPs close a loophole that protected those suspended for harassment from facing a recall petition.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 14:47:36

Lord Janner: Police shut down MP child abuse investigations - report

An inquiry finds police seemed "reluctant to investigate" claims against former MP Lord Janner.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 13:28:29

Net zero announcement: UK sets out plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The government reveals its long-awaited strategy days before global leaders meet for COP26 in Glasgow.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 13:00:34

UKIP: Ex-Conservative minister Neil Hamilton elected party leader

Mr Hamilton joined UKIP in 2011 and represented the party in the Welsh Parliament for five years.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 11:51:08

Boris Johnson defends UK switching to green power by 2035

The PM defends plans to move entirely to green power generation by 2035, saying that it is propelled by "consumer choice".

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 11:43:54

Labour: Miliband on government heat pump grant for gas boilers

Government plans to replace boilers with heat pumps are "way short even of their targets" says the shadow climate change secretary.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 11:20:31

Sir David Amess: The lesser-known concerns of the Southend West MP

Hospice care, post offices and women's mental health are among the causes championed by the MP.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 09:19:32

Climate change: Is the UK on track to meet its targets?

With weeks to go until the UK hosts a global climate summit, is the government on track to meet its own commitments?

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 07:26:33

Foreign investment deals to create 30,000 UK jobs, says government

The prime minister will announce 18 new foreign investment deals in low-carbon sectors worth £9.7bn.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-19 01:35:58

Harassment and bullying MPs could face vote to trigger election

Labour says a government plan to close a loophole in future cases should also apply retrospectively.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 23:00:32

Welsh independence to be considered by commission

Independence is one of the options a commission on Wales' future in the UK will look at.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 22:35:29

Sir David Amess death: Parliament pays tribute to former colleague

MPs have been remembering Sir David Amess, who was killed in his Essex constituency.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 22:00:36

Heat pump grants worth £5,000 to kickstart low carbon heating

The grants for England and Wales are part of a government strategy for low carbon heating - but critics say it is not ambitious enough.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 18:36:17

Sir David Amess: MPs pay emotional tributes to former colleague

MPs have been remembering their former colleague, who was stabbed to death in his Essex constituency.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 17:32:23

'Colin Powell led the way in breaking this awful ceiling for African-Americans'

Former foreign secretary Jack Straw has paid tribute to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has died of Covid-19 complications aged 84.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 16:51:40

No 10 denies PM broke Christmas Covid rules

Downing Street faced questions whether the PM and Mrs Johnson hosted a friend on Christmas Day despite restrictions.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 16:13:35

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Sir David Amess in Commons

Boris Johnson announces the Queen has agreed city status for Southend, thanks to Sir David Amess’ campaign.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 15:03:53

Minute's silence for Sir David Amess in House of Commons

The Speaker’s chaplain leads a minute’s silence in the House of Commons for Sir David Amess MP.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 13:33:57

Sir David Amess death: Family visit Leigh-on-Sea church to read tributes

Sir David's widow, Julia, was comforted by family members as she read tributes.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 12:26:55

Our families fear for our personal safety, say MPs

MPs have described their experience of threats to their safety as tributes are paid to Sir David Amess.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 12:22:01

Sir David Amess death: Mural appears at Leigh-on-Sea skatepark

The artist who sprayed the tribute says it is a "thank you from this community" to the MP.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 12:00:58

Sir David Amess: 'MPs probably report less than we should' - Chris Bryant

Labour MP Chris Bryant says he has been subject to numerous threats in recent years.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 09:27:16

Sir David Amess death: Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox pays tribute

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox says public reaction to Sir David Amess' death will comfort his family.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 08:45:05

Sir David Amess death: Jo Cox's husband had 'physical reaction' to killing

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox says he had a "physical reaction" to Sir David Amess' death.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 08:26:46

Tributes following death of former Labour MP Ernie Ross

Ernie Ross, who was the MP for Dundee West from 1979 until 2005, died in the city on Sunday.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-18 07:59:23

Sir David Amess: Man arrested over MP Chris Bryant death threat

An MP says he was threatened after asking people to be kinder following Sir David Amess's death.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-17 22:36:05

Sir David Amess death: Show kindness and love, say MP's family

"We are absolutely broken, but we will survive and carry on for the sake of a wonderful and inspiring man," the family of Sir David Amess say.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-17 20:32:09

Sir David Amess: Death threat to Rhondda MP Chris Bryant after kindness plea

Welsh politicians voice concern about security and violent threats after Sir David Amess's killing.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-17 19:40:55

Brighton bin strike: Deal could end weeks of waste pile-up, union says

Union and council officials reach a provisional agreement after 13 days of industrial action.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-17 16:03:04

Sir David Amess: We must learn from MP's 'hideous killing' says Commons Speaker

Lindsay Hoyle says safety measures will be reviewed, but does not want to resort to "a knee-jerk reaction".

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2021-10-17 14:12:53

David Amess death: MPs could get police guards at surgeries

Priti Patel says she is looking at ways to protect MPs but action should be "proportionate" to risk.