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Carrie Symonds: What will her role be as PM’s partner?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson's partner, Carrie Symonds, has spoken publicly for the first time since moving into Downing Street.Her speech, at a bird-watching conference, had nothing to do with her relationship with the prime minister - but many eyes were on her nonetheless.The prospect of Downing Street's first unmarried couple has prompted many questions.What role will Carrie Symonds have in No 10 - and how will it
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PM’s partner Carrie Symonds makes first speech since No 10 move

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds has made her first public speech since moving into Downing Street last month.She gave a short address to the Birdfair environmental event at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.Ms Symonds is also due to join a question and answer session with Chris Packham, presenter of BBC Springwatch.She quit as director of communications for the Conservatives last year and is now a senior adviser
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Ken Clarke: I wouldn’t rule out becoming prime minister

[ad_1] Conservative MP Ken Clarke has said he would not reject an offer to become caretaker prime minister if it was "the only way" to stop a no-deal Brexit.Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has suggested the ex-chancellor or former-Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman could head a temporary government.Mr Clarke told the BBC the House of Commons had to "find a way" forward.Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the UK
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Jeremy Corbyn ‘open to’ law forcing Brexit delay

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn is "open to" using legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit if his plan to overthrow the government in a vote of no confidence fails, the BBC has learned.The Labour leader is understood to had a discussion with the SNP on Friday over passing a law to extend Article 50, which would delay leaving the EU.Several Labour figures believe the plan could gain a
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What is Labour’s Brexit plan?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged MPs from all parties to install him as prime minister, in order to stop a possible no-deal Brexit.So, where does the party stand on Brexit? A temporary governmentMr Corbyn's 14 August letter restates the party's opposition to a no-deal Brexit. He says he will call a vote of no confidence in the government. And if it succeeds, he hopes
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Leaders call for £39bn for Northern Powerhouse Rail project

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson has said a trans-Pennine transport link would "turbo-charge the economy" Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urged to commit £39bn to Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) for high-speed rail links across the Pennines.Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is one of 19 regional leaders demanding a "northern budget".Mr Johnson said a "very, very good case" was being made for connections between Liverpool, Manchester,
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Corbyn: ‘I’ll call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal Brexit’

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as PM to stop a no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson "is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump by his obsession with a no-deal Brexit," he said. The Labour leader said a caretaker government led by him would stop a no-deal Brexit and then call a general