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Prevent anti-terror scheme must change, says Jeremy Corbyn

Image copyright PA/Facebook Image caption PC Keith Palmer, Kurt Cochran and Aysha Frade all died in the attack (left to right) The UK’s counter-terrorism strategy must be broadened to all communities so it doesn’t appear to target Muslims, says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Prevent scheme was “often counter-productive” and appeared to cast suspicion on […]

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Baroness Warsi: Prevent scheme should be paused

The government’s anti-extremism programme Prevent should be paused, Baroness Warsi has said. The former foreign office minister said the scheme had “huge problems”, including the quality of its training, and said its “brand” had become “toxic”. She called for an independent review to look into where the programme had failed or proven successful. But Home […]

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Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton and says he is doing so “amicably”. Mr Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014. He said he had joined because he wanted the UK to leave the EU and now “that is going to […]

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Brexit: Civil service 'needs more staff'

Image copyright PA The government has been warned that the civil service has failed to recruit enough extra staff to deal with Britain leaving the European Union. The National Audit Office said that there were still hundreds of posts to be filled, days before Brexit negotiations are scheduled to begin. Prime Minister Theresa May is […]

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Philip Davies MP: My 16,000 Twitter followers hate me

The Conservative MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, says going on Twitter was “probably one of the worst things I ever did” as all his followers hate him. Philip Davies, a critic of political correctness and “zealous” feminism, who campaigns for “men’s rights,” told fellow MPs those who were not on Facebook or Twitter were “the […]

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Daily Politics: The political week in 60 seconds

A terrorist attack on 22 March commanded the attention of politicians, the public and the media. But, while politics-as-normal was suspended for 48 hours, politics this week has been as lively as ever. Emma Vardy rounds up a week that included Labour rows, George Osborne’s new job, battles over school funding in England and the […]

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No deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption EU Council president Donald Tusk and Theresa May both say they are hopeful of reaching a Brexit deal Negotiations to uncouple Britain from the European Union are about to begin, with Theresa May warning the UK will not accept a “punitive deal”. The prime minister says leaving the 28 nation […]