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Rwanda bill returns to Lords as peers plan further bid to build in safeguards – UK politics live

UK News: Move follows vote in Commons where MPs voted down four amendments inserted by Lords yesterday

Here is the list of MPs down to ask a question.

PMQs is starting soon. Continue reading…
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Peter Murrell rearrested in SNP finances investigation

Former party chief executive and husband of Nicola Sturgeon taken into custody for further questioning

Peter Murrell, the husband of the former Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, has been rearrested and questioned for a second time by police investigating allegations of financial wrongdoing by the Scottish National party.

Murrell, the former chief executive of the SNP, was first arrested and interviewed as a suspect by Police Scotland detectives in April 2023 at the home he shared with Sturgeon in Glasgow, but was released later that day pending further investigation. Continue reading…
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Kemi Badenoch becomes first cabinet minister to say they will vote against smoking ban bill – UK politics live

UK News: Business secretary says she agrees with prime minister’s policy intentions but believes in ‘equality under the law’

At 12.30pm a transport minister will respond to an urgent question in the Commons tabled by Labour on job losses in the rail industry. That means the debate on the smoking ban will will not start until about 1.15pm.

Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, is one of the Britons speaking at the National Conservatism conference in Brussels starting today. The conference, which features hardline rightwingers from around the world committed to the NatCons’ ‘faith, flag and family’ brand of conservatism, is going ahead despite two venues refusing to host them at relatively short notice.

The current UK government doesn’t have the political will to take on the ECHR and hasn’t laid the ground work for doing so.

And so it’s no surprise that recent noises in this direction are easily dismissed as inauthentic.

Any attempt to include a plan for ECHR withdrawal in a losing Conservative election manifesto risks setting the cause back a generation. Continue reading…
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Rwanda bill returns to Lords as peers plan further bid to build in safeguards – UK politics live

Move follows vote in Commons where MPs voted down four amendments inserted by Lords yesterday

Here is the list of MPs down to ask a question.

PMQs is starting soon. Continue reading…
http://dlvr.it/T5dnFR

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