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Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.

Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'no unemployed' remark attacked

The chancellor made the comment as he played down the threat posed to jobs by new technology.

Paul Farrelly denies fracas claims amid Labour probe

Paul Farrelly denies "squaring up" to a Labour colleague and swearing at two others.

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.

Anna Soubry blames death threats on 'mutineers' headline

Conservative Anna Soubry was labelled a "mutineer" for planning to rebel on a key Brexit vote.

Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Gerry Adams tells delegates it will be his last ard fhéis (party conference) as Sinn Féin leader.

Kezia Dugdale demeans politics with jungle programme, says MSP

Neil Findlay believes his former leader taking part in I'm A Celebrity is "utterly ludicrous".

Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season

People who work and are paid weekly may miss out in December because of the way it is calculated.

Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'

Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

MPs call for clarity over devolved powers after Brexit

A cross-party committee calls on the UK government to say which powers will be devolved to Holyrood after Brexit.

Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland

Theresa May is told to put more money on the table and address Irish border concerns within two weeks.

Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Boss of the Wimbledon tennis championships Sarah Clarke gets ancient Parliamentary job.

Ireland demands border promise before Brexit trade talks

Leo Varadkar wants talks stalled until there is commitment to no physical barriers at Irish border.

Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m

Around 75,000 claimants were underpaid by mistakes made in assessing the main sickness benefit.

Brexit 'collaborator' slur rejected by Tory MP Sandbach

Former Welsh Assembly member Antoinette Sandbach defends her bid to amend a key Brexit bill.

Dawn Butler: Austerity 'hits ethnic minority women hardest'

Labour urges the chancellor to investigate how his Budget will impact ethnic minorities.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

New borrowing rules will 'boost home building'

Housing associations say being reclassified as private bodies will allow them to build more homes.

Theresa May to talk Brexit with EU chief Donald Tusk

The prime minister is hoping the EU will agree to start talking about a trade deal.

Labour MP Chris Bryant says journalist taunted him about suicide

Labour MP Chris Bryant claims a journalist said people were "taking bets" on when he would kill himself.

School counsellors needed to tackle self-harm 'epidemic', minister told

More school counsellors are needed to deal with a rise in emotional problems, the government is told.

Labour's John McDonnell demands 'emergency Budget'

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell demands 'an emergency Budget for public services '.

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

The social network says it will remove the verified badge from accounts that break its rules.

Security warning over Brexit customs plans

MPs warn an increase in customs checks could mean border staff are diverted from security checks.

Lord Blunkett 'heartbroken' by guide dog Cosby's death

Seven-year-old Cosby was the sixth guide dog the former home secretary had had since 1969.

Universal Credit: Architect of welfare shake-up urges changes

Stephen Brien, who conceived the idea of the single benefit, calls for changes to how it is paid.

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens

The school in Theresa May's constituency says donations would help it through a "funding crisis".

Police warned about using algorithms to decide who's locked up

People should not be locked up because a computer predicts they are likely to offend, a human rights group tells MPs.

UK government funds Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band

Musician Matthew Herbert hopes to tour Europe to heal "huge divisions" caused by Brexit - helped by a UK government grant.

Labour MP Ivan Lewis investigated after harassment claim

The Labour Party says it received a complaint about Bury South MP Ivan Lewis's conduct.

Brexit: Ministers see off EU Withdrawal Bill challenges

After a second day of debating the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government is yet to lose a vote.

Theresa May hopes MPs can 'come together' on Brexit

Theresa May tells Prime Minister's Questions she's "listening" to "lively debate" on the Brexit bill.

EU citizens: Record numbers working in UK - official figures

New figures show fears of a post-referendum exodus of EU citizens are "nonsense" say campaigners.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Government considers diplomatic protection

Foreign Office mulls diplomatic protection for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, after meeting with her husband.

Reality Check

The government consults on a universal credit threshold for free school meals eligibility.

'It'll cost a lot'

With talks showing little sign of progress, the port of Rotterdam is already making adjustments for a "no deal", as the BBC's Paul Moss reports.

Reality Check

Why are disagreements over the Brexit settlement holding up negotiations?

London and Harare

The relationship between a former imperial power and its ex-colony is a complex one, says our diplomatic correspondent.

Guide: EU bill's progress

MPs get down to the nitty-gritty of Brexit as the committee stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill starts in the Commons.

Reality Check

Michel Barnier warns of consequences for dogs and cats crossing the Channel if there is no Brexit deal.

Ivory and the election

How one issue went viral during the general election while much of the media focused on other things.

A different time

Women in politics have been subject to unwanted attention and comments for decades.

Brexit complexities

Why the process by which the UK will withdraw from the EU is complex and sometimes confusing.

Who is Priti Patel?

The prominent Brexiteer rose swiftly to the cabinet after being elected as an MP in 2010, but has now resigned from the cabinet.

Political primates

Are there parallels between the way our political system works and the behaviour of chimpanzees?

Political education

The Labour Party is campaigning to give 16-year-olds across the UK the right to vote.

Century of division

How 67 words by a British minister are still being fought over in the Middle East 100 years on.

Drawing fire

The UK has never had a full-time female political cartoonist on a national paper, as far as we know. Why?

Who is Gavin Williamson?

A profile of the Conservative MP and new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Reality check

What might happen to food imports into the EU and the UK after Brexit?

A healthy future?

What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy, and in the milking parlour think about Brexit?

Pub talk?

One MP says she raised concerns about inappropriate behaviour, but it was dismissed as "pub" chat.

Reality Check

The security minister wasn't quite right to claim that arrests or charges have been made in nine out of 10 of the latest most serious attacks.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet after the departures of Priti Patel and Sir Michael Fallon.

Party conferences 2017

The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season.

Philip Hammond: 'We're delivering homes at record numbers'

But the chancellor says to address affordability problems "we've got to be sustainably delivering around 300,000 homes a year".

Brexit: Gisela Stuart and Alastair Campbell debate future trade

Pro-Brexit Labour MP Gisela Stuart debates trade with Remain-backing Alistair Campbell.

Was there Kremlin cyber-espionage in UK referendum and US election?

Russian twitter accounts posted more than 45,000 messages about Brexit in 48 hours during last year's referendum.

In full: Davis interview with Kuenssberg

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg talks to David Davis about the current state of the Brexit negotiations, the morning after he gave a major speech in Berlin.

Brexit talks: Three things you need to know

With the crucial Brussels summit in December looming, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg has the key things you need to know about the state of Brexit talks.



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