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February 17, 2017 4:00 PM Protest against Donald Trump's planned state visit to be held at Newcastle's Grey's Monument

Demonstrators will gather in the city centre at 5.30pm on Monday as parliament debates two rival petitions Scores of protestors are set to gather in Newcastle City Centre on Monday as parliament debates calls to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK. More than 1.8m people have signed a petition saying the US president should not be invited for an official 20

February 17, 2017 12:07 PM No third wayTony Blair is right on Brexit. Now he should get into the trenches or back off

If the former prime minister wants to return to British politics, here is how he should do it TONY BLAIR’S speech on Brexit on the morning of February 17th has attracted a predictable storm of derision. The former prime minister has become a sort of Rorschach t`est for whatever the viewer thinks is wrong about Britain: to the left he stands for free-market 35

February 12, 2017 12:09 AM REMAIN IMPARTIAL? Bercow ‘breaks Parliamentary rules’ as he admits he voted AGAINST Brexit

Remainers are finding it hard to accept Brexit. His comments, made just three days before his public display of disapproval for President Trump, could be in breach of Parliamentary rules that stop the Speaker from being drawn into taking sides in political debates. Parliamentary rules state: “The Speaker is the chief officer and highest authority of the House 14

February 9, 2017 7:30 PM Corbyn replaces Lewis in shadow cabinet reshuffle

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow business secretary, as he reshuffled the shadow cabinet. Sue Hayman takes the environment, food and rural affairs brief, while Christina Rees becomes shadow Welsh secretary. The business brief became vacant when Clive Lewis resigned on Wednesday to oppose his party in the Brexit 18

February 9, 2017 7:12 PM Donald Trump visit: Speaker Bercow faces no-confidence bid

A Conservative MP is hoping to increase pressure on Commons Speaker John Bercow by tabling a no-confidence motion. Mr Bercow said this week he would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing Parliament, accusing him of "racism and sexism". James Duddridge said Mr Bercow had "overstepped the mark" although he did not expect his motion 20

February 8, 2017 4:10 AM Brexit Bill set to pass through the Commons unamended

Jeremy Corbyn faces a possible rebellion which could see the resignations or sackings of Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis. The Labour leader has ordered his MPs to vote for the Bill, but left-wingers Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis are likely to have to resign from the Shadow Cabinet or be sacked if they defy a three-line whip. The Bill is due to complete its Commons 46

February 7, 2017 12:27 PM Theresa May faces fresh battle with pro-EU MPs over demands to give them a veto on any Brexit deal

Theresa May is facing a fresh battle with pro-EU MPs today over demands to give them a veto on any Brexit deal. The Prime Minister is facing another day of hand-to-hand combat in the House of Commons as she pushes through legislation to trigger Article 50. After the government saw off the first round of trouble-making amendments last night, the debate 34

February 1, 2017 5:20 PM Donald Trump’s Tweet About Kate Middleton Could Come Back To Bite Him

Theresa May’s announcement about Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK has been incredibly controversial. If the President jets over the pond, he’ll likely enjoy a banquet with the Queen and a stay at Buckingham Palace. And judging by the 1.7m (and rising) signatures on an online petition against the visit, this isn’t exactly the most exciting prospect 28

February 1, 2017 5:16 PM MEP holds 'He's lying to you' sign behind Nigel Farage in European Parliament

Nigel Farage has accused EU leaders of "anti-Americanism" as he mounted an impassioned defence of Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on a series of mainly Muslim countries. Amid raucous scenes at the European Parliament in Brussels the former Ukip leader said the new US president was simply trying to protect his country from Islamist terrorists 23

February 1, 2017 4:38 PM Five take-outs from the Brexit bill

There may be 101 pages of amendments down so far, but the government is in no mood to take any of them on board; on the contrary, their aim is to repel boarders, to the point where they would even resist the one amendment being mooted by the Brexiteer camp, which would aim to forbid ministers from accepting any extra time to extend the two year negotiating 29