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Bolton: Views not Marney's 'core beliefs'

UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he has ended his relationship with his girlfriend after she reportedly made racist comments about Meghan Markle. He said their romance was “obviously quite incompatible” with his role as party leader but he had no intention of resigning. He told the Today programme that he didn’t believe those views were […]

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Developing countries warned UK could cut foreign aid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPenny Mordaunt says countries need to be encouraged to invest in themselves The UK could cut its aid to developing countries that fail to invest in their own people, the international development secretary has said. Penny Mordaunt told the Daily Telegraph she “won’t invest” when others should […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: I'm not calling for second EU referendum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn backed Remain in the EU referendum Jeremy Corbyn says Labour is “not supporting or calling for a second referendum” on the UK’s EU membership. The party leader reiterated his call for MPs to have a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal. Meanwhile, shadow foreign secretary Emily […]

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New 'respect' pledge for Tory candidates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brandon Lewis became party chairman in last week’s reshuffle Conservative candidates will be suspended if they insult rivals, the new party chairman says. Brandon Lewis said a new code of conduct would require people standing for Parliament to “behave responsibly and show respect” to others. Mr Lewis urged Labour […]

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Sturgeon: UK Brexit plan 'beggars belief'

Image copyright Getty Images Nicola Sturgeon has said it “beggars belief” that the UK is unable to say what relationship it wants with the EU 18 months on from the Brexit vote. The first minister’s comments come ahead of the publication of a Scottish government assessment on the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s economy. She […]