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Armed forces veterans to get ID to recognise 'sacrifice' 12/13/2017 - 12:30
The move could see driving licences of 2.5 million ex-military personnel stamped with a "V" symbol.
Ministers accused of ignoring Tory MPs' concerns over Brexit bill in 'dialogue of the deaf' - Politics live 12/13/2017 - 12:28

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating and voting on the EU withdrawal bill

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UK wage growth continues to lag inflation 12/13/2017 - 12:24
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for a seventh month.
New law needed to tackle intimidation of MPs, watchdog says 12/13/2017 - 12:08
Theresa May must crack down on the intimidation of election candidates, a standards watchdog says.
Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum 12/13/2017 - 12:05

Manfred Weber, who heads largest party in European parliament, said UK was realising Brexit means losing many things and gaining nothing

A key ally of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has claimed that a growing awareness of the damaging terms of a future Brexit deal has led to a rise...

Corbyn v May in the battle to go viral at Prime Minister's Questions 12/13/2017 - 11:53
Why both Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May can appear to ramble on about off-topic issues at Prime Minister's Questions.
What can we learn from the latest Brexit deal? Brexit Means ... podcast 12/13/2017 - 11:38

Confused about what just happened in Brexitland? It’s time for the Guardian podcast to shed some light. Join me, Dan Roberts, and two of our top experts, Lisa O’Carroll and Jennifer Rankin, for a special edition that dives into the meat of Friday’s divorce agreement and unpicks what will be left...

Theresa May 'dancing to EU's tune' over Brexit, says Farage 12/13/2017 - 11:31
Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage criticises "Theresa the appeaser" as MEPs urge the UK to honour agreements.
Deal agreed in EU fishing talks 12/13/2017 - 11:14
North Sea catches for cod, haddock and monkfish will all increase under the agreement reached in Brussels.
Disadvantage no excuse for poor performance of schools - Ofsted chief 12/13/2017 - 11:03

Amanda Spielman says deprivation alone does not explain why 130 English schools have not had good inspection in 10 years

The chief inspector of schools in England has blamed “disadvantage one-upmanship” for holding back a core group of schools.

Amanda Spielman said 130 schools...

The two-year degree shows education has become just another commodity | Phil McDuff 12/13/2017 - 11:00
A government does not boost access to degrees by cramming the same work into less time, for more money. The idea of education as a social good is fading fast

The two-year degree...

David Davis: Warwick University Conservative Association reveal they are sacking Brexit Secretary as chairman on live radio 12/13/2017 - 10:44
Members of the group want to remove the Brexit Secretary from his honorary post because he is 'so unworkable'
MP Jared O'Mara advised by GP not to attend Parliament 12/13/2017 - 10:35
The MP was suspended by Labour while it investigates offensive comments he is alleged to have made.
Brexit: David Davis writes last minute letter to Tory MPs in attempt to prevent EU withdrawal bill defeat 12/13/2017 - 10:22
Defeat - a day before the EU summit - would stoke fears among EU leaders that Theresa May is too weak to deliver on Brexit
Ruth Davidson: Scottish Conservative leader hints at future Westminster bid 12/13/2017 - 10:06
The popular leader suggested she would consider swapping Holyrood for Westminster after 2021 Scottish Parliament election
Davis promises swift vote on EU deal to placate Tory rebels 12/13/2017 - 10:03

Assurances may not be enough to head off cross-party rebellion led by Dominic Grieve MP over so-called Henry VIII powers

The Brexit secretary, David Davis, has promised Conservative MPs a vote on the Brexit deal “as soon as possible” after negotiations are concluded in an attempt to head...