BBC News - UK Politics 23 February 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK will not stay in customs union

Minister says the UK will find a "different way" to ensure "frictionless trade" after Brexit.

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Bid to change organ law gets initial backing from MPs

A bill which would introduce "opt-out" consent rules in England passes its first stage in Parliament.

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Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

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Bolton's exit leaves UKIP a 'sinking ship'

Alan Hosker says he won't abandon the party despite the resignation of ousted leader Henry Bolton.

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RBS reports first profit in 10 years

The taxpayer-owned bank has reported an annual profit for the first time since the financial crisis.

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Arlene Foster: DUP did not know of Sinn Fein 'legacy deal'

Arlene Foster says no one in DUP knew of inquest funding deal in "absence of overall agreement"

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Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt

Mistakes made by the NHS in England could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.

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Political heroes

The Liberal Democrat leader tells the BBC his political hero Lord Jenkins was "one of the great statesmen of the post-war era".

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Tony Blair makes the case for another EU referendum

Former prime minister Tony Blair makes the case for a referendum on the UK's final Brexit deal.

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MP: My daughter will need an organ donor

Labour's Julie Elliott talks about how her daughter's diagnosis with a serious kidney disease affected her views on organ donation laws.

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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says government wants to find a 'different way' for trade

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says government wants to find a 'different way' for trade.

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