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Monday, May 21

23

Livingstone 'jumped before he was pushed'

Sky News / Politics

It was more than two years ago, on 28 April 2016, that Ken Livingstone declared in an interview that Adolf Hitler "was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews".

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Livingstone quits Labour with 'fake news' attack

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Ken Livingstone quit Labour after admitting an anti-Semitism row over his comments about Hitler is a "distraction" - but then immediately left open the prospect of reapplying to join the party in the future.

18

Speaker admits 'stupid' remark but remains defiant

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House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has admitted using the word "stupid" in a row with a top minister but not offered an apology.

17

New plan to avoid cross-Channel congestion revealed

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The Government plans to section off the entire southbound carriageway of a 13-mile stretch of the M20 in Kent to hold around 2,000 lorries in the event of severe cross-Channel congestion.

15

Nando's distances itself from Tory discount claim

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Nando's has distanced itself from suggestions the Conservatives could offer party members a discount at the chain's restaurants.

14

Kremlin hits out over Abramovich's UK visa

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The Kremlin has said that Russian businesses "often encounter unfriendly and unscrupulous actions", after Roman Abramovich's UK visa expired.

11

Johnson: Give May 'time and space' on Brexit

Sky News / Politics

Boris Johnson has called on Brexiteers to give Theresa May "time and space" to negotiate a Brexit deal.

06

AI to be 'new weapon' in cancer fight

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May has unveiled plans to use artificial intelligence to help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033.

UK is 'turning blind eye' to Putin's 'dirty money'

Sky News / Politics

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his allies are continuing to use London as a base for their "corrupt assets", according to a foreign affairs committee report.

Sunday, May 20

23

'Pop-up' brothels prompt call for sex-buying ban

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A group of MPs is calling for the government to make buying sex illegal.

21

Ministers round on Bercow over 'stupid woman' row

Sky News / Politics

Government ministers have rounded on House of Commons Speaker John Bercow over "completely unacceptable" comments.

18

Abramovich's UK visa expires

Sky News / Politics

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is yet to have his UK visa renewed after it expired last month.

14

'We will restart debate' on Scottish independence

Sky News / Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to "restart a debate" about Scottish independence over the next couple of weeks.

Friday, May 18

20

Tory Brexit boost? Nine new Conservative Lords

Sky News / UK

Nine Conservatives are among 13 new peers appointed to the House of Lords in a move some have described as an attempt to boost the Government's support for Brexit.

13

No 10: Bercow's alleged remark 'unacceptable'

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May regards an alleged verbal attack on a senior minister by the speaker as "unacceptable", Downing Street has said.

12

May 'to appoint new peers' after Brexit defeats

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May is set to appoint a number of new peers in the wake of a series of Brexit defeats in the Lords, according to reports.

10

UK may double Afghanistan troops after Trump decision

Sky News / UK

The number of British troops in Afghanistan could be almost doubled, after the defence secretary wrote to the prime minister asking for more boots on the ground.

02

Bercow accused of calling minister 'stupid woman'

Sky News / Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow has been plunged into new controversy after being accused of calling a senior cabinet minister a "stupid woman".

Thursday, May 17

21

UK taken to court over air quality breaches

Sky News / UK

Britain is being taken to court by the European Commission for breaching EU air quality laws.

UKIP sacks Wales leader Neil Hamilton

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UKIP has ousted its leader in Wales , Neil Hamilton, following a "democratic vote".

16

May denies climbdown on customs union

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May has again insisted Britain will be leaving the customs union, amid reports the UK could apply EU tariffs beyond the end of the Brexit transition.

14

Grenfell review: Govt is considering cladding ban

Sky News / UK

The government will consult on banning flammable cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

10

Grenfell report stops short of cladding ban

Sky News / UK

Radical changes are needed to fix the "broken" system of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, a report has said.

Watson: Union chief's comments a distraction

Sky News / Politics

Labour's deputy leader has hit back at a union chief who criticised "stale" MPs and encouraged the deselection of "Corbyn haters" as candidates.

08

Maximum stake on gambling machines cut to £2

Sky News

The government is to clamp down on the "social blight" of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) by cutting the maximum amount people can stake on the machines to £2.

05

Max stakes on gambling machines set to be cut

Sky News / UK

The government will today announce if it is to cut the maximum stake allowed on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), described as the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

02

Grenfell report: No ban on combustible cladding

Sky News / UK

The combustible insulation and cladding that burned on Grenfell Tower will not be banned if the government accepts the findings of the official review into building regulations and fire safety in England.

Wednesday, May 16

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Speaker Bercow bullying inquiry stopped by MPs

Sky News / Politics

John Bercow has won a significant boost in his battle to survive as Speaker amid calls for him to quit over bullying allegations.

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Bank account closures suspended over Windrush fears

Sky News / Politics

The home secretary has suspended plans to freeze the bank accounts of thousands of people after it emerged that Windrush citizens may have been targeted in the measure.

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Freudian slip? PM in 'customs union' misspeak

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Debate over the EU's customs union has been complex and highly technical - and now it appears to have confused even Theresa May.