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Upskirting row: MP's office targeted in 'pants protest'

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. The MP told […]

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Jeremy Hunt: Increased taxation to fund NHS

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said there will be an “increased burden of taxation” to fund the NHS. The government announced a £20bn boost to the NHS but wasn’t clear how it would be funded. The health secretary told Today that the money will come through savings from EU contributions after Brexit, economic growth and […]

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Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been calls for changes to the benefits system for people with life-limiting health conditions Six political parties have signed a letter calling for a fairer definition of terminal illness to be applied in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process. The system requires people with a life expectancy […]

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Thornberry would meet 'asteroid of awfulness' Trump

Image copyright PA Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry has indicated she would be happy to meet Donald Trump, despite describing him as an “asteroid of awfulness”. The shadow foreign secretary told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “If we get an invitation to see him, of course we will go and see him.” The US president is […]

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NHS funding: Labour promises to 'go further' than Tories

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth says Conservative promises to raise NHS funding will come from “increasing borrowing and increasing taxation” rather than a “Brexit dividend”. He added that Theresa May was “not honest enough to level with the British people on that front”. He said Labour would put more into the NHS than the Tories […]

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May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC Theresa May has insisted she has listened to Tory rebels’ concerns after they rejected her bid to find a compromise over the EU Withdrawal Bill. She said she “recognised” the concerns of Tories who want MPs to have more of a say if no Brexit deal is reached. But she said […]