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Tory whips say Commons defeat 'no big deal' despite 'underestimating Brexit unity'



News December 13, 2017


The Parliamentary website calls it "an idyllic setting with wonderful views of the Thames". A large gilt brass and crystal chandelier dominates the room and there are big shields painted with coats of arms.How appropriate then, th...

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Government suffers Brexit vote defeat on EU Withdrawal Bill



News December 13, 2017


An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill was backed by 309 MPs, compared to 305 who supported the Government bill remaining unchanged.Ministers admitted Wednesday night's defeat was a "significant setback" but insisted it would not ...

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Labour not taking harassment claim against Kelvin Hopkins seriously, alleged victim claims



News December 13, 2017


Ava Etemadzadeh was expecting to be informed on Wednesday as to whether her complaint against Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins would be taken to a full hearing of Labour's National Constitutional Committee, but a decision will now no...

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Expert used to endorse Primodos report brands findings 'simply wrong'



News December 13, 2017


Thalidomide campaigner Nick Dobrik told Sky News he disagrees with the report's conclusions, describing them as "plainly and simply wrong".Yet, last month, both the Prime Minister and Health Secretary suggested Mr Dobrik supported...

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Charity's anger at PM's dismissal of Philip Hammond disability row



News December 13, 2017


Philip Hammond has come under fire for suggesting an increase in the number of disabled people in employment could be partly to blame for the UK's sluggish productivity.Theresa May was urged to order her Chancellor to apologise fo...

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