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DUP seeks £2bn deal to support Conservatives

DUP seeks £2bn deal to support Conservatives

The Democratic Unionist Party has asked for significant investment in health and infrastructure in NI as part of a parliamentary deal with the Tory Party. Negotiations began after the Tories failed to win an outright majority in the general election and needed DUP support for a minority government. The news came as the State Opening of Parliament took place in ...

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Queen’s Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned

Queen’s Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposals for a new generation of grammars are not in the Queen’s Speech The creation of a new wave of grammar schools in England has been ditched from the government’s plans. The Queen’s Speech says the government will “look at all options” for opening new schools, but that will not include removing the ...

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Queen’s Speech: Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘threadbare’ programme

Queen’s Speech: Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘threadbare’ programme

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: Austerity must come to an end Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed the Queen’s Speech as “threadbare”, saying the government has “apparently run out of ideas altogether”. The Labour leader highlighted manifesto measures not included, including grammar school expansion and cuts to pensioners’ winter fuel payments. Boosted by his general election gains, Mr Corbyn said Labour was “a government ...

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Queen’s Speech summary: Bill-by-bill at a glance

This year’s Queen’s Speech comes in the wake of a general election that left the Conservatives without a majority. Legislation to deliver Brexit dominated the government’s plans. Here is a bill-by-bill guide to what is in the 2017 Queen’s Speech – and what was left out. Brexit Image copyright PA Repeal Bill This measure will repeal the 1972 European Communities ...

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Queen’s Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda

Queen’s Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales – with the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a “smooth and orderly” departure from the EU have been announced in the Queen’s Speech. Of 27 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its implications for ...

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Policing ‘at risk’ as officers deal with terror

Policing ‘at risk’ as officers deal with terror

Image copyright Getty Images Policing in England and Wales could be at “significant” risk if resources are diverted to fight terrorism, the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer has said. Counter-terrorism policing has been placed on an “emergency footing” after recent attacks, the BBC understands. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has asked ministers to reassure officers that funding will not be diverted from ...

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Age, class, education, turnout and Brexit stance effects on the election results

Looking at the relevance of age, class, education, turnout and Brexit stance over how people voted in the general election. Gideon Skinner from Ipsos MORI discusses the data with Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn and guest Digby Jones. Watch more Daily Politics clips

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The Queen’s Speech

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