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Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

Image copyright PA Image caption The talks have taken two weeks to conclude The Conservatives have reached an agreement with the Democratic Unionists which will see them support Theresa May’s minority government. The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Tories […]

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Image copyright PA Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. Speaking at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, the shadow chancellor blamed the decision to “view housing as only for financial speculation”. At least 79 people are feared to have died in the fire in west London, which […]

Brexit: Details of offer to EU citizens to be published

Image copyright PA EU nationals living in the UK will get more detail later of what rights they can expect to have after Brexit. A 15-page document outlining plans for EU citizens to be granted “settled status” will be published as Theresa May addresses MPs on EU matters. Ministers have sought to reassure the 3.2m […]

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Image copyright PA Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. The shadow chancellor made the claims at a Glastonbury Festival event on Sunday – a day after Jeremy Corbyn addressed thousands of people there. Mr McDonnell claimed the decision to “view housing as only for financial […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

BMA chief: NHS is ‘running on fumes’

Image copyright PA The NHS in England is “running on fumes”, the leader of the British Medical Association is warning. Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government at the start of the union’s annual conference. He accused ministers of putting patients at risk and “picking the pockets” of NHS staff because of the squeeze […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

BMA chief: NHS is ‘running on fumes’

Image copyright PA The NHS in England is “running on fumes”, the leader of the British Medical Association is warning. Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government at the start of the union’s annual conference. He accused ministers of putting patients at risk and “picking the pockets” of NHS staff because of the squeeze […]

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