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MPs criticise EastEnders rebuild project

Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of the EastEnders set. In December, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that the project had gone £27m over budget. The Public Accounts […]

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Protesters target attorney general's Westminster office

Image copyright PA Image caption A group of protesters refused to leave the attorney general’s building Protesters wearing yellow vests have attempted to storm the attorney general’s office, claiming their calls for a meeting over the deaths of three teenage boys have been ignored. More than 20 people chanted “justice for the three” – a […]

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Grace Blakeley and Owen Paterson on Brexit

Under the current law, the UK will leave the European Union with or without a deal on 29 March. The New Statesman’s Grace Blakeley tells Politics Live “the only thing in Parliament that has a majority is a soft Brexit”. Responding, Conservative Brexiteer Owen Paterson says if there is a lengthy extension to Article 50, […]

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Who is Commons Speaker John Bercow?

Image copyright PA Commons Speaker John Bercow is at the centre of a political row over Brexit after he ruled out MPs voting on Theresa May’s deal again unless the government asks a different question. Mr Bercow has been accused of over-stepping the mark, with one former minister suggesting he was the “last person left […]

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John Bercow: What does Speaker's ruling mean for Brexit?

Image copyright PA The Brexit saga has taken another unexpected twist after Commons Speaker John Bercow said he would not allow another vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal deal unless MPs were asked a different question. His dramatic intervention, described as a “bombshell” by many newspapers, came at a crucial moment in the process, with 10 […]