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DUP abstain on government Finance Bill votes

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deal is done - DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson and Tory Chief Whip Gavin Williamson signed on the dotted line in June The DUP have abstained on a number of amendments to the government's Finance Bill. The party also supported an amendment proposed by the Labour Party.The debate on the Finance Bill is due to last throughout Monday evening and into Tuesday, with the
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Jeremy Corbyn tells CBI business must act for ‘common good’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn says the government must "change course or stand aside and let an election take place."Labour is not planning a "war on business", Jeremy Corbyn has insisted, as he told the CBI Brexit should be a catalyst for economic transformation.He defended plans to give employees shares in their firms, saying despite the "frenzied reaction" in some quarters, it would "strengthen"
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Staff ‘switched between Brexit campaign and Arron Banks insurance firm’

[ad_1] Image caption BBC footage apparently shows workers able to access content from both the insurance firm and Leave.EU - then known as The Know BBC footage filmed at Brexit campaign founder Arron Banks's office suggests staff switched between his insurance firm and the EU campaign.In June he told a committee of MPs nobody worked for both organisations and its chair said the footage showed the MPs did not get
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New work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd on benefit changes

[ad_1] The new work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK will have a "fair, compassionate and efficient welfare system".Addressing the Commons for the first time in the role, Amber Rudd admitted there were "problems with universal credit despite its good intentions" and that she would be "listening and learning" from experts.She defended the record of her predecessor, Esther McVey, after Labour MP Liz McInnes brought up critical
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MP Fiona Onasanya trial: MP ‘overwhelmed by emails’, court hears

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Fiona Onasanya denies perverting the course of justice A Labour MP accused of plotting to avoid a speeding prosecution said she was overwhelmed by "thousands" of emails when she first started her job.Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya said a Russian man was behind the wheel when her car was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone, the Old Bailey has heard.Giving evidence, Ms Onasanya said
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Tory-DUP relationship ‘broken over Europe’ – Ken Clarke

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Clarke said DUP politicians had reached the "limit of their patience"The Conservative Party's relationship with the DUP on the issue of Europe is "completely broken", Ken Clarke has said. The former chancellor described his party's confidence-and-supply pact with the DUP as a "bit irregular".He said DUP politicians had reached "the limit of their patience" over Theresa May's Brexit approach.The prime
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Universal credit: Amber Rudd to ‘signal shift in approach’

[ad_1] The new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is poised to signal a shift in approach on the government's controversial universal credit benefits reform, the BBC understands. The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said sources suggested there will not be a pause in the rollout of the single benefit due next summer. But she said there will be a change in tone and a commitment to fix problems.The ex-home
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Theresa May addresses CBI on Brexit and trade deals

[ad_1] The prime minister opened her speech to the CBI conference in London talking about Brexit and new immigration rules in the UK.Theresa May spoke of an "intense week of negotiations" ahead of a European Council summit on Sunday, and she said the withdrawal agreement "has been agreed in full".She said EU citizens would no longer have priority over people from other nations, and the UK would be in control
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Theresa May urged not to listen to ‘Confederation of European Industry’

[ad_1] The prime minster was urged to think again, not to sign her withdrawal agreement and not listen to the CBI which was branded the "Confederation of European Industry".Theresa May was clapped as she told the un-named man that his portrayal was "a little inaccurate" and that it made sense for the UK to continue to have a good trading relationship with the EU, and also have the freedom to