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December 6, 2017 11:36 PM 1-Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing longtime U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Dec 6 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 63

November 23, 2017 3:29 PM Donations to Tories in quarter greater than those to all other parties

Donations to the Conservatives in three months to the end of September outstripped those to all the other political parties, according to the latest official figures. The Electoral Commission said the Tories reported receiving donations of £3,701,470 in the third quarter of 2017, despite having lost their Commons majority in the general election earlier 23

November 20, 2017 6:01 PM People in towns feel 'poor, disenfranchised and marginalised'

New analysis shows the gulf between town and city-dwellers - and a sizeable swing in party political views. Some 69% of people living in towns feel they are less central to society than other Britons, compared with 56% of those living in cities. Sky Data polling from the new think tank, the Centre for Towns, also found 68% of those living in towns think 32

November 14, 2017 12:00 PM Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke's wife Natalie criticises Conservative Party over suspension

The wife of Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has criticised the party for throwing her husband "to the wolves" after he was suspended for allegations that he has yet to be told about. Natalie Elphicke said her husband had been hung out to dry and pleaded with PM Theresa May to end the “desperate madness” of “kangaroo courts by political central offices 37

October 30, 2017 12:56 PM Westminster harassment: Andrea Leadsom to set out action plan

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom is to make a statement on proposed changes to grievance procedures to tackle sexual harassment in Parliament. Theresa May has said the disciplinary regime "lacks teeth" and must be strengthened amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour by MPs. She wants a new mediation service for disputes and a contractually binding complaints 49

October 26, 2017 10:58 PM Question Time Audience Member Says BBC Is Biased Against Brexit Because It Gets 'Less Intelligent' To Speak For Leave

BBC’s Question Time returned to a common theme this week: whether the corporation is biased. It faces the same accusation from Scottish nationalists, Conservatives and ‘Corbybnistas’. But this time it came from Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the most vocal supporters of Brexit. The Conservative MP rebuked the Beeb for what he argued was its fondness for pointing 30

October 18, 2017 5:10 PM BBC host Andrew Neil rages at Speaker John Bercow for 'filling up the most time' in PMQs

Outspoken John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, has both wise and not so wise words. Mrs May was put on the spot in last weeks PMQs after it emerged the DWP charged claimants struggling with the rollout of benefits shake-up up to 55p a minute. Speaking in the Commons, Mr Corbyn said: “Last week I asked the Prime Minister to scrap the unfair charges 30

October 18, 2017 4:00 AM Independence bid for Canvey ‘is just political nonsense’

A BID for Canvey to become independent from Castle Point once and for all is just “political nonsense” and will never go ahead, Conservative councillors have claimed. Residents and Canvey Independent councillors have expressed their frustration at decisions about Canvey being made by Castle Point Council – and councillors who live off the island 21

October 16, 2017 11:18 PM Setting boundaries: Drawing up Scotland's new electoral map

The latest set of proposals for Scotland's new electoral map have gone out for consultation, amid calls for the government to scrap the review altogether. How did we get to the current plans, and what might they mean for Scotland's MPs? Under current electoral law, boundary reviews have to be carried out periodically to keep up with demographic changes 40

October 13, 2017 5:26 PM Philip Hammond 'Regrets' Calling The EU The 'Enemies' In The Brexit Negotiations

'I regret I used poor choice of words.' Philip Hammond has said he “regrets” calling the European Union “the enemy” in the Brexit negotiations. The chancellor faced criticism on Friday after he was asked about accusations from within the Tory party that he is taking too soft an approach to Brexit. The Tory minister said it was time for the Conservatives 37