BBC News - UK Politics 26 January 2018

David Davis giving trade deals pledge amid Brexit row

David Davis outlines global approach amid MPs' concerns over transition phase.

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McDonnell takes aim at “big four” accountancy firms

The Shadow Chancellor says accountants must work to maximise the amount of tax their clients pay.

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Thurrock's 17 UKIP councillors all resign from party

All of Thurrock Council's 17 UKIP councillors leave and form a new opposition party.

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UK economic growth exceeds forecasts, ONS says

Economic growth is a better than expected 0.5% for the last three months of 2017, official figures say.

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Defence secretary warns of Russia plot against infrastructure

Moscow could cause "thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths" says Gavin Williamson.

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Donald Trump prepared to apologise for Britain First retweets

The US president says he knew nothing about Britain First before retweeting the group's videos.

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Daily Mail apology over Sturgeon flag story

The Scottish Daily Mail prints a correction to its story about the Union flag being flown in Scotland.

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Picture perfect

Could the picture-sharing app become politicians' social media platform of choice?

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Corbyn's political hero

The Labour leader chooses as his political hero the 18th Century radical thinker considered by some to be the mother of modern feminism.

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Lansman: Momentum is new mainstream

Jon Lansman, the founder of campaign group Momentum, says we could be just "months away" from Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.

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Ken Clarke: We should stay in the customs union

The public did not vote to leave the single market and customs union, says Mr Clarke.

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