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article 25 May 2016 UK, European Union
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EU referendum: are you registered to vote?

The EU referendum will be held on June 23. If you are not on the electoral roll and don't register by June 7 you simply won't be able to vote.

video 24 May 2016 UK

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Conservative party opposes election expenses extension

Tory Party lawyers oppose a request from Kent Police to extend the time limit needed to investigate their election spending. The Conservatives say that all local spending has been declared correctly.

video 18 May 2016 UK

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Labour's expenses from the general election are questioned

Questions are asked about whether Labour properly declared its expenses in last year's general election. Labour says its spending was within the law and the rules set out by the Electoral Commission.

post 18 May 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Queen's Speech - Referendum Truce? No Chance

The plan had been to hold this Queen's Speech after the referendum on the EU but the government felt there was a danger it would look like it had nothing to do.

post 17 May 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Hillsborough: 'the poison of decades-old misdeeds'

The Home Secretary has delivered a powerful warning to police officers that Hillsborough is a touchstone for the future of policing.

post 17 May 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog EU poll - ethnic minorities hold the balance of power

The poll Table suggests that opinion amongst white voters is absolutely neck and neck. But opinion amongst ethnic minority voters breaks 2 to 1 in favour of Remain.

article 12 May 2016 UK
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High Court challenge over Conservative election expenses

The Electoral Commission is taking the Conservative Party to the High Court in an effort to force it to disclose information related to claims it has breached election spending rules.

post 11 May 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog China - Three's a crowd in a carriage

If you listen back to the garden party tape you can actually hear the Commander D'Orsi say to The Queen: "They also wanted to come in your carriage with an interpreter." The Queen replies: "Yes" afte

article 11 May 2016 UK, Afghanistan
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Queen brands Chinese officials 'very rude'

The Queen is filmed describing Chinese officials as "very rude" after David Cameron is caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt".