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Grenfell Tower MP calls for Universal Credit launch delay

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Emma Dent Coad says Universal Credit could leave many of her constituents without money over Christmas The MP whose seat is home to Grenfell Tower has urged the government to delay next week's launch of Universal Credit in the area, saying it could leave survivors without income at Christmas.The benefit scheme is due to come to North Kensington, where the blaze left 72 dead,
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Patel comments on no-deal Brexit in Ireland criticised

[ad_1] Image caption Conservative MP Priti Patel has been criticised on social media for comments in The Times A Tory MP's suggestion that the economic impact of a no-deal Brexit on the Republic of Ireland could encourage the EU to drop the backstop have been widely criticised. A government report, leaked to the Times, indicated that there could be food shortages in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.It
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Brexit: Lib Dems to make Commons bid for another referendum

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP The Lib Dems will try and legislate for another Brexit referendum next week but the People's Vote group are not backing the move, saying the timing is wrong. The Lib Dems are tabling an amendment to the PM's Brexit deal, to be voted on on Tuesday, calling for "all necessary steps" to prepare for another vote. They have urged the Labour leadership to "get off the
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Brexit: Leave Means Leave campaign prepares for another referendum

[ad_1] The head of a pro-Brexit campaign has said it is preparing for another EU referendum. Richard Tice, of Leave Means Leave, said he could see Theresa May calling such a vote "within a fortnight"."We think it is 50/50 that it will happen", he told the BBC's Politics Live, but his campaign had hired office space and was raising funds.He said the campaign's "core message" would be that the PM's
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Fiona Bruce confirmed to host Question Time

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fiona Bruce has said it is "an honour" to be confirmed as the new host of BBC One's Question Time.Known for presenting the BBC News at Six and Ten and Antiques Roadshow, she will be the first full-time female host in the show's 40-year history.A senior BBC source said she performed superbly in recent auditions, according to BBC media editor Amol Rajan.Question Time's current host
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Brexit: Liz Kendall on Irish-style option for UK voters

[ad_1] One way to avoid a "Parliamentary fix-up" over Brexit would be an Irish-style "citizens' assembly of ordinary people" to set the questions, Liz Kendall has saidThe Labour MP had been talking to Andrew Neil, Sam Gyimah and Michael Portillo on BBC1's This Week about the timing and wording of a potential second referendum question in the UK over EU relations.She said it could be arranged within six weeks.UK viewers
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No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Queues of lorries left residents near the Port of Dover unable to get out to buy basic supplies in 2015 Dover and other Channel ports face disruption of up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said.The revised warning comes after technical analysis by officials on traffic flows if there are delays with customs checks in a
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Comedian bitches about UK politics after mother’s death

[ad_1] A comedian who hated politics and found the subject boring explained how she became involved after her mother died of cancer.Luisa Omielan, a BAFTA Breakthrough Artist for 2018 who saw her Edinburgh show Politics for Bitches transfer to a BBC Three series of the same name, spoke to Politics Live reporter Elizabeth Glinka, about being accidentally branded "the face of right-wing comedy". [ad_2] Source link
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No-deal Brexit report: ‘Bodies may be uncollected’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lorries have been parked on the M20 in Kent during previous problems at Channel crossing points Bodies may remain uncollected and children might miss exams due to gridlocked roads in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a council has warned.In a damning report, Kent County Council warned about the effect on other key services.It said refuse could blight the streets and food deliveries