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Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row 'not constitutional crisis'

Image caption Lord Sewel suggested that parties were using the row to “seek political advantage” Lord Sewel, one of the authors of the devolution settlement, has backed the UK government in the row over Scottish Parliament consent for the Brexit bill. Under the Sewel convention, Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood’s […]

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No action for Shrewsbury MP over 'coffee date'

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption The Shrewsbury and Atcham MP always denied the allegations Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski has been told no action will be taken over claims he acted inappropriately towards a female researcher. He was referred to the Conservative’s internal disciplinary committee after media reports he tried to set up a date […]

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Jeremy Hunt: Increased taxation to fund NHS

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said there will be an “increased burden of taxation” to fund the NHS. The government announced a £20bn boost to the NHS but wasn’t clear how it would be funded. The health secretary told Today that the money will come through savings from EU contributions after Brexit, economic growth and […]

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NHS funding: Labour promises to 'go further' than Tories

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth says Conservative promises to raise NHS funding will come from “increasing borrowing and increasing taxation” rather than a “Brexit dividend”. He added that Theresa May was “not honest enough to level with the British people on that front”. He said Labour would put more into the NHS than the Tories […]