BBC News - UK Politics 21 December 2017

Damian Green had to go, but police face questions - Jeremy Hunt

The PM's deputy had to go, says Jeremy Hunt, as ex-police officers face investigation.

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Investigation into Keith Vaz's private life suspended on medical grounds

Parliament's standards watchdog halts its investigation into allegations about Labour MP Keith Vaz.

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Theresa May plans new defence treaty on visit to Poland

Theresa May insists Brexit will strengthen the two countries' relationship during a visit to Warsaw.

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MPs hit back at abusive Christmas messages

Tory Zac Goldsmith tweeted a card he received which wished him a "cancerous New Year".

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Ministers under fire over 'squalid' Liverpool jail

An urgent action plan is being delivered to tackle conditions at HMP Liverpool.

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Leaseholds banned on new-build houses in England

The ban follows thousands of complaints from leaseholders who bought new houses in England.

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EU bill survives as MPs back Brexit date

MPs agree to enshrine the date and time of Brexit in law - but ministers will be able to change it.

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UK government borrowing falls in November

The public sector deficit narrows slightly thanks to higher-than-expected income tax receipts.

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Warning over post-Brexit business standards

Britain's standards body says the UK could lose its say on how industry-wide standards are met.

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Brussels with Brussels

How to perfect your Brexit chat and avoid a family row when Brexit crops up over Christmas...

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Vendetta or downfall?

Was a former officer after "payback" when he disclosed details about a 2008 probe into Damian Green?

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Daily Politics moodbox: Voters' views on 2018 politics

Does 2018 promise to be as eventful and unpredictable as the outgoing year in terms of politics?

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