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Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit
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Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit

Heightened security measures follow divisive Brexit referendum and terrorist threats
21 May 2020
Brexit indicative votes: what are MPs voting on tonight?
Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons
In Depth

Brexit indicative votes: what are MPs voting on tonight?

Prospect of a customs union with EU threatens to split Theresa May’s cabinet
1 Apr 2019
How much are UK MPs paid?
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In Depth

How much are UK MPs paid?

Latest inflation-busting wage hike of more than £2,000 triggers widespread anger
1 Mar 2019
How do you start a new political party?
The Independent Group
In Depth

How do you start a new political party?

MPs in the Independent Group hold first official meeting after breaking away from Labour and Tories
25 Feb 2019
What Theresa May’s six Brexit ‘lessons’ teach us
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What Theresa May’s six Brexit ‘lessons’ teach us

The prime minister makes token concessions but holds firm on her main red lines
22 Jan 2019
Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delays giving birth for Brexit vote
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Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delays giving birth for Brexit vote

The staunch Remainer says she has no faith in Parliament’s ‘pairing’ system after Tory broke agreement
15 Jan 2019
MPs and peers rack up £430,000 trade bill
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MPs and peers rack up £430,000 trade bill

Hit to taxpayers which includes flights and hotels for 32 envoys doubled in year after Brexit vote
2 Jan 2019

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What happens if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal?
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What happens if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

The Week explores the options on the table if the PM fails to win the support of Parliament
22 Nov 2018
The biggest British scandals of the 21st century
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In Depth

The biggest British scandals of the 21st century

From Windrush to Oxfam, the past 18 years has seen a series of controversies
31 Jul 2018
Vote Leave boss ordered to appear before MPs
MPs have taken the unprecedented step of ordering Dominic Cumming to appear in Parliament
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Vote Leave boss ordered to appear before MPs

Motion last used in 1920 means Dominic Cummings risks being held in ‘contempt of parliament’ if he fails to show
8 Jun 2018
Can MPs force people to testify?
The House of Parliament is used to being under scrutiny
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Can MPs force people to testify?

Former Vote Leave strategist Dominic Cummings follows Mark Zuckerberg in declining request to appear before MPs
18 May 2018
Carillion directors ‘stuffed mouths with gold’, say MPs
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Carillion directors ‘stuffed mouths with gold’, say MPs

Inquiry finds that firm’s board prioritised own rewards over welfare of workers and pensioners
16 May 2018
What will Parliament repairs cost - and where will MPs go?
Plans to renovate the Palace of Westminster have been on the card for years
In Depth

What will Parliament repairs cost - and where will MPs go?

Minsters have voted to vacate Westminster for major restorations
2 Feb 2018
Politicians top list of Britons’ biggest fears
Are the Cabinet really scarier than The Exorcist?
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Politicians top list of Britons’ biggest fears

MPs beat heights, spiders, clowns, Brexit, debt and fear of missing out
27 Oct 2017
Twitter reacts to MPs' official portraits
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Twitter reacts to MPs' official portraits

David Davis 'looks like a cartoon detective', while other portraits look downright sinister
27 Jul 2017
Abuse of UK politicians at 'tipping point', says watchdog
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Abuse of UK politicians at 'tipping point', says watchdog

Lord Bew compares level of vitriol and threats to the Troubles in Northern Ireland
17 Jul 2017
Seagulls the 'size of large dogs' attacking pensioners
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Seagulls the 'size of large dogs' attacking pensioners

Politicians warn of vigilantes roaming the streets as they call for crackdown on bird numbers
8 Feb 2017
Pauper's funerals could return to UK, say MPs
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Pauper's funerals could return to UK, say MPs

Select committee warns against 'lack of protection' for bereaved and say families are struggling to meet costs
31 Mar 2016
Kids Company: 'extraordinary catalogue of failures'
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Kids Company: 'extraordinary catalogue of failures'

Camila Batmanghelidjh and government ministers criticised in MPs' report into collapse of children's charity
1 Feb 2016
MPs get 10% pay rise after public sector pay capped at 1%
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MPs get 10% pay rise after public sector pay capped at 1%

MPs' salaries rise by £7,000 to £74,000 as Ipsa follows through on its controversial proposal
16 Jul 2015
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