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Daily Politics: The political week in 60 seconds

A terrorist attack on 22 March commanded the attention of politicians, the public and the media. But, while politics-as-normal was suspended for 48 hours, politics this week has been as lively as ever. Emma Vardy rounds up a week that included Labour rows, George Osborne’s new job, battles over school funding in England and the […]

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No deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption EU Council president Donald Tusk and Theresa May both say they are hopeful of reaching a Brexit deal Negotiations to uncouple Britain from the European Union are about to begin, with Theresa May warning the UK will not accept a “punitive deal”. The prime minister says leaving the 28 nation […]

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London attack: Parliament security under review

Image copyright PA Questions continue to be asked about whether Wednesday’s fatal terror attack in Parliament could have been prevented if more officers had been armed. Attention is focusing on how Khalid Masood was able to enter the Carriage Gates entrance of Parliament before he was confronted and subsequently shot. One security expert said the […]

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Which EU member makes the most cars?

By one measure, Slovakia makes the most cars in the EU, producing more vehicles per capita than any other member. So do they see Brexit as an opportunity to rev up their industry at the expense of the UK? Adam Fleming reports from the Slovak capital Bratislava. Source link

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MPs may face new rules on second jobs

Image copyright PA Parliament’s sleaze watchdog is to review its guidance on MPs’ second jobs in the wake of George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the London Evening Standard. The Committee on Standards in Public Life insisted the move had not been solely prompted by the ex-chancellor. Mr Osborne has faced calls to quit […]

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Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Image copyright PA English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows. Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum. The number of voter fraud reports rose – particularly […]

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Arming police officers not the 'solution'

Following Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, the question that is being asked is could it have been prevented? Despite some calling for police at Parliament to be armed, Dominic Grieve, chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, tells Radio 4’s Today that it is a mistake to think it would be a ‘solution’. Source link