Politics


MPs to decide on proxy voting trial for parents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPilot for new parent MPs to vote by proxy MPs will vote later on whether to implement a year-long trial of proxy voting for MPs on parental…



Brexit: No change to backstop, Ireland insists

Image copyright PA Image caption Protests against the potential return of a hard border have been taking place on the island of Ireland The backstop element of the Brexit plan is “not going to change”,…





Anti-Semitism row former MP Jim Sheridan reinstated

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Jim Sheridan said he was “humbled” by the support he has received A former Labour MP suspended from the party over comments made online about the Jewish community has…


Troops could return to Irish border, warns Varadkar

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeo Varadkar was speaking to Bloomberg TV Troops could return to the border in the event of a botched Brexit, the Irish prime minister has warned. Taoiseach…


Exhibition shows human face of race relations laws

Image copyright UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Scarlett Crawford was selected as artist in residence for the First Waves project. She’s young, she’s mixed race, she’s a mum and she’s from Brixton, in south London. Her intimate…