Separately, Labour peers hailed concessions from the government over another amendment, on EU rules on clinical trials. Crossbench peer Lord Patel had tabled an amendment that would ensure EU clinical trial regulations, which have not yet come into force, were enacted in UK law. He withdrew it after reassurances from the government minister in the Lords. … [Read more...] about Brexit bill: May under pressure after two big defeats in Lords
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After House of Commons authorities said it would cost £500,000 to sound the bell, which has been silenced during renovations to the Elizabeth Tower in which it hangs, Johnson said his government was “working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong”. … [Read more...] about House of Lords may move out of London to ‘reconnect’ with public
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What would the UK be like without immigration? How we made a life in Germany BBC Bitesize: Five things you will learn from the BBC Briefing The BBC's director of news and current affairs, Fran Unsworth, says: "In a fast-changing world with increasing polarisation and disinformation, it's hard to understand the big issues of the day, so BBC News is trying a new way to help you make sense of some complex issues. … [Read more...] about BBC Briefing on Immigration: How do I use it?