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MP 'signed a non-disclosure agreement'

Image caption Hannah Bardell was appearing on Question Time An SNP MP has said she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after being bullied in a previous job. Hannah Bardell told the BBC’s Question Time programme that it had happened “not that long” before she was elected to the House of Commons in 2015. […]

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DUP leader Foster issues Brussels Brexit warning

Image copyright OLIVIER HOSLET Image caption Arlene Foster was speaking after talks with Michel Barnier in Brussels The DUP leader has warned she will not support any Brexit deal that could lead to new economic barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Arlene Foster was speaking after a meeting with the EU’s […]

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Defining moment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour has been riven by accusations of growing anti-Semitism for more than two years A bitter internal row about anti-Semitism has dominated media coverage of the Labour Party throughout the summer – and the leadership is keen to ensure it doesn’t drown out the party’s message at its annual […]

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Aid sector 'almost complicit' in sex scandal, say MPs

Image copyright Oxfam Image caption Allegations surfaced about abuse in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 The aid sector is guilty of “complacency verging on complicity” over an “endemic” sex abuse scandal, a damning report from MPs has said. International Development Committee chairman Stephen Twigg said charities were “more concerned to protect their own reputation” […]

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MPs' final day

The final day of Parliament before the summer recess – sometimes known as “taking out the trash day” – saw the usual flurry of government announcements before MPs head for the beach. May takes personal control of Brexit talks Image copyright PA Theresa May was always in overall charge of negotiations but this “machinery of […]

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Theresa May to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]