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Brexit: Andrea Leadsom questions Speaker John Bercow’s impartiality

[ad_1] Image copyright HOC Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has questioned Speaker John Bercow's impartiality over Brexit.It followed his criticism of the government's decision to cancel Tuesday's crunch vote on Brexit.Mr Bercow said that doing so was being "deeply discourteous" to MPs.Mrs Leadsom told BBC Radio 4's Today: "He's made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair's impartiality is absolutely
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Bloody Sunday: ‘Job well done’ says former soldier

[ad_1] Image caption Thirteen people were killed on Bloody Sunday in January 1972 and another died later A former paratrooper being investigated for his part in Bloody Sunday has said he still believes it was a "job well done". The soldier also told a BBC Radio 4 documentary he refused to answer any questions when recently interviewed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The documentary is to be broadcast
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Speaker John Bercow urges MPs to be given say on Brexit vote delay

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow says ending the Brexit debate without a vote will be seen as "discourteous" by many MPs. Commons speaker John Bercow has urged ministers to give MPs a vote on their plan to abandon Tuesday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.He told MPs that bringing arguments over the deal to a "premature and inconclusive end" without a vote would be
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Foreign Office probes Russia campaign over ‘anti-Labour retweets’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The campaign retweeted links to stories critical of Jeremy Corbyn and his aides The Foreign Office is investigating claims a government-funded campaign group countering Russian disinformation retweeted articles critical of Labour. The Institute of Statecraft's Integrity Initiative has received £2.3m.Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said he would "totally condemn" any UK-backed organisation "involved in domestic politics in that way".But Foreign Office sources claimed
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Alan Duncan on Boris Johnson Brexit and backstop comments

[ad_1] A Foreign Office minister criticised the claims of his former boss Boris Johnson for his Brexit comments on the Irish backstop over the Irish border.Boris Johnson told Andrew Marr the UK should withhold payments to Brussels and prepare to leave the EU without a deal.Reacting to DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds supporting the former foreign secretary, Sir Alan Duncan said on Politics Live that Mr Johnson was the "last
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Two cabinet sources say Brexit vote will be delayed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tuesday's vote on the prime minister's Brexit deal is set to be delayed, two cabinet sources have told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg.There is not yet any official confirmation of the move, with Prime Minister Theresa May currently on a conference call with cabinet ministers.Downing Street had been insisting the vote would go ahead, despite Mrs May being widely expected to lose it.The prime