BBC News - UK Politics 9 February 2018

Brexit: Transition period not 'a given', says Barnier

EU negotiator also says UK leaving single market and customs union makes Irish border checks "unavoidable".

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Unhappy Larry: Mitsubishi boss startles Downing St cat

Mitsubishi's Kazuo Okamoto got an icy reception from Downing St's chief mouser Larry on his way into No 10.

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Constituency staff 'left out' of Westminster anti-harassment plans

People working in MPs' constituency offices tell the BBC they feel left out of the proposed crackdown.

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MPs urge more housing help for elderly

They say more advice and housing options for older people would reduce need for residential care.

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Theresa May on negative comments: 'You just get used to it'

The prime minister tells vlogger Nikki Lilly about having a thick skin and her life as a teenager.

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Johnson's constituents asked about Jacob Rees-Mogg

What do the public make of a man who is spoken of as future party leader?

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How the next European Commission president is chosen

The spitzenkandidat process is the method by which the next European Commission president is chosen.

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Brexit: Irish Europe minister calls for UK's border plans

Ireland's Europe minister says it needs proposals from the UK on the Irish border post-Brexit.

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Suffragettes had to win allies in male-only Parliaments

Parliament was in the eye of the storm during the battle for women's votes. Male politicians had to be persuaded to support women's suffrage legislation.

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