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Officials face investigation over handling of Westminster attacker
The powerful watchdog that scrutinises the intelligence services is set...
Amber Rudd has urged people not to point 'finger of blame at intelligence services' for Westminster terror attack
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has urged people not to point the “finger of...
Liz Truss in extraordinary stand-off with England's top judge over rape trial reforms
Justice Secretary Liz Truss is locked in an extraordinary stand-off with...
The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has shelved a planned visit to Russia
Boris Johnson has postponed a planned visit to Russia, the Foreign...
Parts of UK that voted for Brexit could be worst affected
British regions that voted for Brexit are among those most at risk...
Theresa May believes she has just 18 months to secure a Brexit deal, SNP claims it was told
Theresa May has admitted she must secure her Brexit deal in just 18...
EU says it won't punish UK – because Brexit is punishment enough
The European Council President Donald Tusk has said the EU will not...
Tap water is 'making you gay', says Liberal Democrat candidate
A Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate has said she believes...
Tory candidate charged with election fraud should not stand down, Theresa May says
Craig Mackinlay will remain a Conservative candidate in the general...
Bernie Sanders on Jeremy Corbyn: 'He has shown a lot of courage'
Bernie Sanders has said he sees similarities between himself and Jeremy...
Theresa May’s personal approval ratings just hit a new low
Theresa May’s personal approval ratings have plummeted and for the...
Former Tory treasurer still under investigation by Met Police
A police investigation is still ongoing into the former Conservative...
Nicola Sturgeon says she is open to 'progressive alternative' with left-leaning parties in event of hung Parliament
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is open to forming a “progressive...
Theresa May asked why Labour cares more about children than the Tories
A school worker has asked Theresa May why she cares "less about the...
Tories U-turn on plan to build more socially rented council housing
The Conservatives have U-turned on a flagship pledge to build “a new...
Corbyn heckled by debate audience for refusing to say if he would fire nuclear weapons
Jeremy Corbyn was heckled by a live TV audience as he repeatedly refused...
Theresa May tells nurse who hasn't had a payrise in eight years 'there's no magic money tree'
Theresa May has responded to a nurse's concerns over pay in the NHS...
Theresa May told: 'you called this election for the good of the Conservative Party and it'll backfire'
Theresa May has been confronted by a Question Time audience member who...
Watch this angry audience member tear into Theresa May for not answering questions
The Prime Minister was left on the spot during a television appearance...
Exit polls: What are they, how accurate are the results and what time is the first one out on election night?
Before the official results of the 2017 general election filter in an...
Diane Abbott pulls out of election debate with illness following excruciating interview
Labour's Diane Abbott pulled out of a live radio election debate...
Boris Johnson says prospect of Jeremy Corbyn-led coalition 'makes me shudder'
Boris Johnson is appealing to Conservative activists to make a final...
Diane Abbott in third excruciating TV interview in space of a month
Diane Abbott is facing fresh criticism after she struggled to answer...
Boris Johnson says 'no reason' to stop Trump's state visit after abuse of Sadiq Khan
Boris Johnson has backed Donald Trump's state visit to the UK...
Election 2017 live updates: Boris Johnson defends Donald Trump's state visit
As the general election campaign enters its final 48 hours, The...
Labour just one point behind Tories in latest poll, two days before general election
The Conservative lead over Labour has been slashed to a single point...
Corbyn reveals plans for his first day as Prime Minister
Jeremy Corbyn has revealed his plans for his first day as Prime Minister...
The clock is ticking to secure successful Brexit, EU tells May
EU leaders woke up as stunned as the British public by the election...
The woman who saved Theresa May
Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, helped Theresa...
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics in Labour are suddenly changing their tune
A hugely strengthened Jeremy Corbyn has been praised by friend and foe...
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics in Labour are suddenly changing their tune
A hugely strengthened Jeremy Corbyn has been praised by friend and foe...
Voters return a record number of LGBTQ MPs to parliament
British voters returned a record number of openly LGBTQ MPs to...
Jeremy Corbyn increased Labour's vote share more than any leader since 1945
Jeremy Corbyn has increased Labour's share of the vote by more...
Theresa May says 'sorry' to Tories who lost their seats
Theresa May has apologised to Conservative MPs and ministers who lost...
Jeremy Corbyn was 2,227 votes away from becoming Prime Minister
Jeremy Corbyn was just 2,227 votes away from having the chance...
Jo Swinson is favourite to be next Lib Dem leader, but senior party figures are not convinced she will run
In the very earliest days of the general election campaign, senior Lib...
Brexit is so complicated, Parliament has decided to sit for twice as long as normal
Wednesday’s Queen’s speech will be the last until 2019, as...
England could move to 'opt out' organ donation system, Downing Street says
England could follow Scotland and Wales by moving to an “opt out”...
George Osborne's son campaigned for Vince Cable in General Election - and beat the Tories
George Osborne’s son campaigned for Lib Dem Vince Cable during the...
Boris Johnson says he wishes he could tweet like Donald Trump
Boris Johnson has praised Donald Trump for conducting politics in a way...
Donald Trump 'to confront Theresa May over terminally ill baby Charlie Gard'
Donald Trump is reportedly planning to confront Theresa May over the...
Sadiq Khan says a Trump state visit to UK may not be 'appropriate' given how much British people don't like him
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is “not sure it is appropriate for our...
Read the letter from 9/11 survivors urging Theresa May to release the Saudi terrorism report
In a letter to Prime Minster Theresa May, survivors of the 9/11 attacks...
Ken Livingstone denies saying Venezuela is in crisis because Chávez 'didn’t kill all the oligarchs'
Ken Livingstone has denied blaming the crisis in Venezuela on Hugo...
The UK has promised to spend £100m to finally eradicate polio worldwide
The UK has committed to spending an extra £100m as part of a final push...
Grant Shapps 'says he is being bullied by Tory MPs'
The ringleader of last week’s failed coup against Theresa May has...
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Welcome to The Independent’s live blog as Theresa May faces Jeremy...
The government just admitted how bad a hard Brexit would be for the NHS
A “no deal” Brexit will mean less money for the struggling NHS and...
Donald Trump's state visit just got cancelled
Donald Trump's planned state visit to the UK has been downgraded to...
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