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Charities and unions call for Tory MP suspension after rape allegation https://t.co/EEkQvtoxyOHousing Secretary Robert Jenrick ignored warnings about "slums of the future" in official report on planning reform… https://t.co/MLrjw5mBQ3Education secretary John Swinney explains how a national moderation system meant many Scottish pupils have received… https://t.co/ob5VaGtYLl
Retweeted by BBC Politics'Coronavirus has not gone away', warns International Relations Minister Eluned Morgan https://t.co/e9RvoifRdZ
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsScottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns coronavirus cases linked to Aberdeen pub 'expected to rise' https://t.co/IXQv8VJKFCHome Office to stop using computer algorithm to help decide UK visa applications, after allegations it contained "e… https://t.co/epxtgdrjVBBBC’s @Davyshanks refers to Aberdeen cluster of coronavirus cases and asks when more official details will be provi… https://t.co/3iL3Xk62CL
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsFM @NicolaSturgeon asks for volunteers to take part in regular online surveys to help inform modelling which aims t… https://t.co/2s8WxuW6KE
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsFM @NicolaSturgeon says if you are advised that you are a close contact of an identified coronavirus case, you must… https://t.co/pT13REFpzG
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsRural crime in England hit eight-year high of £46m last year, says rural insurer NFU Mutual https://t.co/F9SSuBM7su
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsCrowd management measures could combat anti-social behaviour at Cardiff Bay after police officers injured, MP sugge… https://t.co/2tjDDhEEt4
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsUK test-and-trace scheme 'not yet good enough to prevent new coronavirus wave' when schools reopen, scientists say https://t.co/ge8yseiU2O
Retweeted by BBC Politics➡️Testing and tracing 'key to schools returning' ➡️Scotland's pupils get results after exam-free year ➡️How has giv… https://t.co/UtiSZsUZRX
Retweeted by BBC Politics"This is a system that is undoubtedly still maturing." Simon Clarke MP talks to #BBCBreakfast about the governments… https://t.co/C2fiePycYY
Retweeted by BBC Politics"It is our absolute determination that schools should reopen" Simon Clarke MP tells #BBCBreakfast getting children… https://t.co/LqXvMjYbQE
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsJohn Hume's family ask mourners to light a candle at home and refrain from lining the streets of Londonderry as his… https://t.co/pzVf5g141X“John was years and years ahead of everyone... we all, right across the island, owe him a great debt of gratitude”… https://t.co/5O7tLv7kGf
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsScientists are warning the current #testandtrace system is inadequate to prevent a second wave of coronavirus after… https://t.co/tH0v4cVtp1
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsDefence Secretary Ben Wallace to review SAS Afghanistan emails https://t.co/Cst7ICwdT0
8/4
2020
Twitter needs to act over racist abuse, says David Lammy https://t.co/d5qDHvk6sS"He was a deep thinker and a visionary" Tony Blair was PM when the Good Friday peace agreement was signed. Listen… https://t.co/tVWEf7eNmw
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsGovernment urges pharmaceutical firms to have six weeks' worth of drugs stockpiled, in readiness for end of Brexit… https://t.co/NsV3YytTKQNobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83… https://t.co/pXW012ZEBzMore UK jobs at risk and how testing sewage could predict an outbreak Monday's coronavirus evening update… https://t.co/gtxRm1EsSc
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsUK-US trade talk documents leaked ahead of the 2019 general election were 'stolen' from Conservative MP Liam Fox's… https://t.co/lIwYjNZHjNThe UK government's 'Eat out to help out’ scheme has now launched - aimed at helping to encourage people back to re… https://t.co/b2PCKpVmOR
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she "won't hesitate" to reintroduce lockdown restrictions - such as closing… https://t.co/OgypJ6FIYZ
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsSir Philip Barton named new Foreign Office chief https://t.co/JmiOT3wHBj"He gave me and my generation a future" People born after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement explain what Northern Ire… https://t.co/OcATNJTmAC
Retweeted by BBC Politics“Without John Hume I think it unlikely there would have been peace in Northern Ireland” Former UK PM Tony Blair sa… https://t.co/g0b8SgqYdX
Retweeted by BBC Politics"It was John Hume who sat me down and said… 'I'm telling you it can be done'" Former UK PM Tony Blair says the Iri… https://t.co/YvLkLwyS4S
Retweeted by BBC Politics"Someone who was held in enormous regard" Former UK PM Tony Blair explains what set "political titan" John Hume, w… https://t.co/hJz2nCIugC
Retweeted by BBC Politics“We’ve lost one of our leaders, and it’s a sad day” Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams remembers "down to eart… https://t.co/ppmuALvE1d
Retweeted by BBC Politics“We wouldn’t have the peace that we enjoy today if it wasn’t for John Hume” Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams… https://t.co/URf4b3Im5e
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsJohn Hume was one of Northern Ireland's foremost political leaders, here are some key images from his life ⬇️ https://t.co/ds56otqYSN
Retweeted by BBC Politics"Eat out to help out" too complicated and won't mean more customers, says one businessman https://t.co/b5hGZP5cBS.@NicolaSturgeon says the government has issued new guidance for call centres following the outbreak at a contact c… https://t.co/CeTzk0wVFD
Retweeted by BBC Politics.@NicolaSturgeon says pictures on social media over the weekend of predominantly young people gathering with no phy… https://t.co/YZZugHJxBZ
Retweeted by BBC Politics.@NicolaSturgeon says the coronavirus cluster linked to a bar in Aberdeen is “exactly what we feared” when the gove… https://t.co/9qT0DuSV1Q
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsNobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume dies, aged 83 https://t.co/o96mxzOb04
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsWoman who says she was raped by former Tory minister, understood to have complained about his behaviour to the Cons… https://t.co/82L5sCxE5g"At the moment we deliver 50,000 tests a day...this will make a further difference" Nadhim Zahawi MP tells… https://t.co/lMONKp1UUr
Retweeted by BBC Politics➡️New 90-minute Covid tests ➡️Half-price meal scheme begins ➡️Tips for keeping kids off screens Five things you ne… https://t.co/5sL3q39rlN
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsNew 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu "hugely beneficial" over winter months, Health Secretary Matt Hancock says https://t.co/2nKc6dFCvk
8/3
2020
Unite threatens to review Labour donations, after party made "substantial" payout to anti-Semitism whistleblowers https://t.co/jjcOEinn8WTory MP arrested on suspicion of rape will not be suspended from party while investigations ongoing https://t.co/E17783TDAiSchools will be ready for September, says Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick https://t.co/LfjM1zPeth https://t.co/ugwNWjDlxk"We have to get children back to school in September... it is an absolute priority" Housing Secretary Robert Jenr… https://t.co/vmwiEKyqYB'Automatic' permission for new homes in England planning shake-up https://t.co/E5NAXkDw22
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8/2
2020
Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape https://t.co/4HShNKLtkQ
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsDouglas Ross officially launches bid to become next leader of the Scottish Conservatives https://t.co/SaP5mN0QoS
8/1
2020
Download this week's #bbcaq pod - @ChrisMasonBBC is joined by @wmarybeard, @PJTheEconomist, @IoWBobSeely &… https://t.co/juDO84wkiELabour questions the independence of a government probe into how its decisions are challenged in the courts, after… https://t.co/z333BGdHU2Can I get facial treatment at a beauty salon, go swimming or get a tattoo? Here is the low down on what's changed… https://t.co/jW7ksUN1Z0
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsCoronavirus has ripped through care homes 22,000 UK care home residents have died, so far, with Covid-19 At the p… https://t.co/YcruVq0AxG
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsRuth Davidson to join House of Lords when Holyrood term ends The former Scottish Conservative leader will continue… https://t.co/pFgIBSnzqfBoris Johnson has postponed easing some coronavirus restrictions – do you have a question for the #bbcaq panel toni… https://t.co/weKFfVP67QThe government has made a "complete hash" of its messaging Acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey says Boris… https://t.co/e7CgBkz6mYFormer Chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond, ex-Labour MPs Frank Field, Gisela Stewart, Ian Austin and John Wo… https://t.co/ZGrxYm0zALCricket legend Sir Ian Botham to join House of Lords https://t.co/sxgL92qvjOCraig Whittaker: MP defends saying some Muslims not taking covid seriously https://t.co/QVO0tXHHCq.@NicolaSturgeon is warning people not to visit areas of England affected by new local lockdown rules ➡️… https://t.co/zuUl3nE09X
Retweeted by BBC Politics.@NicolaSturgeon welcomes the UK government’s decision to put restrictions on people in parts of northern England o… https://t.co/Mf9TtMJXWs
Retweeted by BBC Politics“We know that employers have gone to huge lengths to make workplaces safe, so that guidance remains unchanged” PM… https://t.co/yzb6Ww2F3b
Retweeted by BBC Politics"How worried are you that this is going to turn into a surge?" "The answer lies with all of us, following that gui… https://t.co/mPQ7jd1Gcc
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsWe have "probably" reached the "limits of what we can do in terms of opening up society” Professor Chris Whitty ou… https://t.co/7d9fdP2Wfa
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsPeople in England will be required to wear face coverings in indoor settings like museums, cinemas, places of worsh… https://t.co/NT1Twous2W
Retweeted by BBC Politics"Our assessment is that we should now squeeze that brake pedal... in order to keep the virus under control" PM Bor… https://t.co/42gkq6v6wI
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces delay to reopening of venues in England, including casinos and bowling al… https://t.co/Xbau4O9ZHI
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsLabour leader Sir Keir Starmer says the government made "the right decision" to tighten restrictions in parts of no… https://t.co/thmkSplYzTFollow the latest developments from Boris Johnson's briefing https://t.co/0USajnJ9id https://t.co/MTNCsbp83Y
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsThis seems to cover reopening of some venues - like bowling allies and casinos - and tests of socially distanced ev… https://t.co/VNZO3gV0Ox
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsHearing the PM has told opposition parties that changes hospitality due to come in on 1 August across England have been postponed
Retweeted by BBC Politics"We announced the decision as soon as practical. I think that's what people expect" says health secretary Matt Hanc… https://t.co/VYYFxiRHd4
Retweeted by BBC Politics“It’s causing people a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty” Labour MP Lucy Powell criticises timing and clarity… https://t.co/WzRkJLQTXrReflections on the Pandemic Parliament https://t.co/ijYOWzdO8L"It's for the government to clear up this confusion" Mayor of Greater Manchester, @AndyBurnhamGM, calls for more cl… https://t.co/ZYEJx7HLip
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsHealth Secretary, Matt Hancock, explains on #BBCBreakfast how the government know that a spike in cases in certain… https://t.co/9t0hgk8z1F
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7/31
2020
Universal Credit 'failing millions of people', say peers https://t.co/8EJjf5i4lPLockdown tightened for separate households meeting indoors in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West… https://t.co/iTLp3CNEPr
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirms schools in Scotland will return from 11 August. Read more -… https://t.co/2bFKVFrYL7
Retweeted by BBC Politics➡️ England hit hardest by virus in Europe ➡️ Woes for Jet2 customers in Spain ➡️ Tui to shut 166 High Street shops… https://t.co/P7XQgpNNj5
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsJackson Carlaw resigns as leader of Scottish Conservatives https://t.co/O670iZYInG
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsUK and China relationship 'seriously poisoned', says Beijing's ambassador https://t.co/zl8z6nbeVJCommons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle chooses whisky to sell https://t.co/vIfH7DrcGwHealthy Secretary Matt Hancock says GP appointments 'should be by phone or video' https://t.co/9le9fTbFytCharlie Elphicke trial: Ex-MP guilty of sexual assaults https://t.co/WMsQxs0pNq
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsCalls to make pet theft a specific criminal offence rejected by ministers, who say it is covered by existing laws https://t.co/cJ2U4dKhgW
Retweeted by BBC Politics.@NicolaSturgeon says people who test positive for coronavirus in Scotland must now self-isolate for ten days rathe… https://t.co/JtkUl4Lft6
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsBREAKING: FM @NicolaSturgeon confirms schools will return on 11th August. Local Authorities may choose to have phas… https://t.co/3M2BEUutw5
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsGovernment rejects calls to make 'spiralling' pet theft a crime https://t.co/yHS4lQ0MjgEngland's coronavirus death rate among worst in Europe, ONS analysis shows https://t.co/ZAuan9QqZy
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsHow is coronavirus affecting the area where you live? Discover the latest number of confirmed cases, and see the… https://t.co/VD7WQ6XXWJ
Retweeted by BBC Politics"We want to take a precautionary approach" Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, tells #BBCBreakfast the Chief Medical Of… https://t.co/WKrlDi4N3q
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsThe end of an era for @BBCPolitics Best wishes Norman! For latest political coverage: https://t.co/NYzHKWmuFl https://t.co/PPuqbaKLMdLiberal Democrats: Is targeting the 'yellow halo' key to party's success? https://t.co/Bk6vPHkIxYPM's child poverty claims 'inaccurate,' says statistics watchdog https://t.co/RJJuYzHZeFPM hails public sector workers in drive for recruits https://t.co/9QTIPfK8qo
7/30
2020
Self-isolation period for people with coronavirus symptoms in England to be extended to 10 days https://t.co/nERBU5ffs8
Retweeted by BBC PoliticsCoronavirus: Labour warns of 'perfect storm' for working parents https://t.co/L7ymqQ5Ha3
7/29
2020

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