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No-deal Brexit ‘means hard border’ – European Commission

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Both the UK and the EU have said they do not want to see a hard Irish border It is "obvious" there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission's chief spokesman has said.Margaritis Schinas made the comments at the commission's daily media briefing. If he was pushed to speculate what might happen in
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Proxy voting: MPs to trial scheme for pregnant women and new parents

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delayed the birth of her son Raphael so she could vote in last week's crunch Brexit debate MPs on parental leave will be able to nominate another MP to vote on their behalf if new plans announced by the government are agreed.Proxy voting in Parliament has long been discussed for pregnant MPs and new parents, but despite widespread agreement, it
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Martin Lewis and Chris Skidmore on Brexit and Article 50

[ad_1] Martin Lewis lost his patience with Chris Skidmore during a TV debate on Brexit, telling the MP: “You are not being clear… Yes or no?”The financial journalist threw his papers in the air as he pushed the universities minister on Politics Live about his stance on extending Article 50 - and the date the UK is set to leave the EU.Mr Skidmore, MP for Kingswood, said it was an
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Oakeshott hits out at Abbott over Question Time claims | Politics | News

[ad_1] Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Ms Abbott has hit out at Fiona Bruce for “whipping up” a “hostile atmosphere”, with her supporters also finding she was interrupted more than any other guests during Thursday’s programme. But Isabel Oakeshott, former political editor of The Sunday Times, has taken aim at Ms Abbott following claims she was singled out due to her race. Ms Oakeshott clocked Ms Abbott on the train to
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Rising debts affected woman’s mental health issues

[ad_1] People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in problem debt, according to charity Money and Mental Health.Politics Live spoke to Rayna Davies about how her debts contributed to poor mental health.If you have been affected by the issues raised in the report help is available from BBC Action Line. [ad_2] Source link
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Hard-left Diane Abbott supporters demand BBC releases footage after Fiona Bruce grilling | Politics | News

[ad_1] She claimed editors were trying to make it into the “Jeremy Kyle Show” for politics. Now accusations Ms Bruce, 54, made untoward remarks about the MP Hackney North and Stoke Newington before the show have been heightened after Labour demanded the tapes are released and an on-air apology is made. A Labour source said: “We want to see the warm-up footage because of these claims from audience members and
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Angela Merkel’s minister demands second Brexit referendum after May’s Plan B ‘disappoints’ | Politics | News

[ad_1] Katarina Barley, who has both German and British citizenship, said she was “disappointed” by the Prime Minister’s plan to plan to break the deadlock. Mrs May on Monday laid out her plans to press the EU for fresh concessions to allay the concerns of Tory and Democratic Unionist Party about the “backstop” border protection mechanism for the Northern Irish border in a bid to put the EU withdrawal process
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Facebook deletes comments on ad calling anti-Brexit MPs ‘scumbags’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed threatening messages posted in reaction to a paid-for advert by a pro-Brexit group.It said the advert itself, which attacked "Remoaner globalist scumbags" and accused pro-EU MPs of "treason", did not break its community guidelines.But the social media giant took down posts threatening violence against anti-Brexit politicians, after being alerted to them by BBC News.The ad, by the "Brexit Defence Force", was seen fewer
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Hague: Second Brexit vote would be ‘DISASTER’, sparking ‘ANGER’ and ‘BETRAYAL’ | Politics | News

[ad_1] The ex-Foreign Secretary believes Theresa May’s options are running out as she tries to get her Withdrawal Agreement through parliament. But a People’s Vote would unleash “unbridled anger, accusations of betrayal, harrowing doubt and distraction”, he believes. Last week, Mrs May’s deal crashed to the worst House Of Commons defeat in modern parliamentary history, with MPs voting it down by 432 votes to 202.And with the clock running down on Britain’s
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Nigel Farage rejects Jacob Rees-Mogg’s offer to join the Tories | Politics | News

[ad_1] But a horrified Mr Farage, who quit Ukip in December, said he would never become a member of a party led by Theresa May and accused the Conservatives of failing to keep their promises.Asked if he would consider becoming a Tory, he said: "Good God, no.""I don't support much of what they stand for. They make a series of promises that they never deliver on.And anyway, the current leadership