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Parents ‘face tension at UK borders over surnames’

Parents ‘face tension at UK borders over surnames’ 1 December 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Getty Images Parents who have a different surname to their children have felt “humiliated” at British ports by “over-zealous” border officials, MPs have heard. Labour’s Tulip Siddiq said she faced an “air of suspicion” after a holiday, as her daughter has her father’s name. She said if Brexit was to bring new passports, it would be a good time to “iron out” difficulties and include parents’ names on children’s passports. The government said it would “actively consider” how to tackle the...

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Brexit offer ‘must be acceptable to Ireland’

1 December 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Brexit Image copyright RTÉ Image caption Donald Tusk was speaking after talks with the Irish prime minister in Dublin The UK’s offer on Brexit must be acceptable to the Republic of Ireland before the negotiations can move on, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has said. Mr Tusk was speaking after talks with the Irish prime minister in Dublin on Friday. He said: “The UK’s future lies – in some ways – in Dublin”. The European Union has said “sufficient progress” must be made on the Irish border...

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Bob Spink found guilty of election fraud

Bob Spink found guilty of election fraud 1 December 2017 From the section Essex Image caption Bob Spink told the court he had collected more than 1,000 signatures in his career A former Tory MP and UKIP politician has been found guilty of election fraud. Bob Spink, 69, former MP for Castle Point, Essex, committed the offences during the Castle Point borough council elections in May last year. A jury at Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of four counts of permitting a false signature to be included on a nomination form for a UKIP councillor. UKIP agent James...

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