BBC News - UK Politics 5 February 2018

Michel Barnier says 'not a moment to lose' in Brexit talks

The EU's negotiator says he respects British "red lines" on the customs union, as talks resume.

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President Trump: NHS 'going broke and not working'

The UK health secretary hits back saying "all get care no matter the size of their bank balance".

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NHS 'should be funded by new tax'

A panel of health experts suggests replacing the National Insurance levy with a ring-fenced tax.

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Downing Street insists UK will leave customs union

Amid claims of Tory disunity over the direction of Brexit, the PM "categorically" rules out the option.

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Many graduates earn 'paltry returns' for their degree

An ex-minister says up to a fifth of graduates who have £50,000 of debt take non-graduate jobs.

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Northamptonshire MPs call for county council takeover

The county's seven MPs say they have lost confidence in the authority's leadership.

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Gerry Kelly: MLA interviewed by police over car clamp

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly is interviewed by police for alleged criminal damage to a car clamp.

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Kwarteng: 'It doesn't have to be a hard border'

MP Kwasi Kwarteng says there could be a form of border in Northern Ireland

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Westminster week: Carillion, PMQs, Brexit and recess

Ahead of the Commons going into a week-long recess, a look at what's going in Westminster before the break.

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