BBC News - UK Politics 18 January 2018

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

The UK government money will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology.

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Fresh NI devolution talks announced

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley says there is an opportunity to make progress at Stormont.

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Nus Ghani is first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons

MP Nus Ghani becomes the first Muslim woman minister to speak in the House of Commons.

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Margaret Thatcher set to lose out in Parliament Square statue battle

A monument to Britain's first female prime minister opposite Parliament looks set to be rejected.

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PFI deals 'costing taxpayers billions'

Financing schools and hospitals privately is much more expensive than a public alternative, report finds.

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Justine Greening hits out at Heathrow expansion plans

But Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says airport expansion is "hugely important" for the UK.

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Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme

The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.

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2 Sisters chicken supplier 'sent MPs Christmas biscuits'

The chicken supplier is being investigated for alleged breaches of food safety and hygiene concerns.

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Daily Politics debate

Why are MPs more likely to be male, highly educated and live in the south of England?

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Stella Creasy wants windfall tax on PFI companies to recover taxpayers money

Stella Creasy MP wants windfall tax on PFI companies to recover taxpayers money.

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