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MPs get 188,000 abusive tweets in three months

MPs were subjected to almost 190,000 abusive tweets in a three-month period, new research has shown. One in 20 messages sent to MPs were abusive, an analysis by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and the independent think tank Demos found. They looked at tweets sent to …

'Significant' fall in net migration in 2016

Net migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in almost three years, official figures show. The overall measure, the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving the country, was estimated to be 248,000 last year. This …

Manchester attack and Libyan links to violence

Manchester attack and Libyan links to violence – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function())(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); /*]]>*/ …

Conservatives far ahead of Labour on donations

The Conservatives received more than four times as much money in donations as Labour during the second week of the General Election campaign. The Tories received £1,639,108 from 10 to 16 May to help in its fight to win seats, compared with £382,925 for Labour, the Electoral Commission …

UKIP: PM has 'some responsibility' for attack

UKIP’s deputy chairman has backtracked after saying Theresa May must bear “some responsibility” for the Manchester terror attack because of cuts to the police. Suzanne Evans was answering questions from journalists after attacking the Prime Minister’s record as home secretary during the launch of the party’s manifesto in …

UKIP: We are the 'guard dogs of Brexit'

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UK economic growth estimate revised down

Image copyright PA The UK’s economy grew more slowly than first estimated in the first three months of the year, as the key services sector lost momentum. Economic growth slowed to 0.2% in the quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, down from the original estimate of …

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016 – a fall of 84,000 from 2015, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the change was driven by “a statistically significant” increase of 40,000 people leaving the country. These were mostly …

Leader profile: The Paul Nuttall story

Paul Nuttall has had a torrid time since taking over from Nigel Farage as leader of the UK Independence Party last November. The anti-EU party is arguably the most successful political movement of the past 20 years – there would have been no EU referendum and, therefore, no …

General election 2017: UKIP manifesto launch 'an act of defiance'

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Paul Nuttall says the launch of his party’s general election manifesto will be “an act of defiance” against terrorism after the Manchester bombing. Mr Nuttall promised to set out a “clear-cut and uncompromising” agenda. The unveiling of the manifesto in Westminster comes as some …