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"I can't stop because I feel responsibility for the future of my country," says Svetlana Tikhanovskaya after meeting with PM The exiled Belarus opposition leader said Boris Johnson assured her the UK would put pressure on the Belarus government

Young people benefit from working in the office, says Rishi Sunak

Ministers reject calls to lower state pension age to 60

Behind-the-scenes battles over amber watchlist Cabinet divisions over travel rules spilled out into the open this week, writes @adamfleming 

Why has the campaign for another Scottish independence vote gone quiet?

Why were extra travel restrictions imposed on France?

France has been subject to tighter travel restrictions from the UK Scientists and French politicians have been questioning why it was put on the amber-plus list #BBCRealityCheck  looks into the reasons

"They have quietly been unpicking and dropping critical commitments when it comes to the climate crisis and the future economy" Labour leader Keir Starmer attacks government record on green jobs


#Marr asks Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming to explain footage from China of handcuffed and blindfolded detained people

#COVID19 : "Testing is central because that leads to early detection" South Korean Foreign MinisterKang Kyung-wha explains how they’ve been tackling th #CoronavirusPandemic  #Marr 

Singing of Auld Lang Syne starts in the European Parliament as the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MEPs

Matt Hancock acted unlawfully over pandemic contracts, court rules

Jess Phillips MP reads the names of the women killed in the UK in the last year, where a man has been convicted or charged as the main perpetrator It takes her more than four minutes

"I was denounced as somebody that wanted to spend more money than we could possibly afford" Outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the government's coronavirus response proves he was "right" about public spending at the 2019 election @bbclaurak 

The government’s daily briefings on #Covid_19  are "not trustworthy communication of statistics" says Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge #Marr 

"This House needs to know first. I find it totally unacceptable that once again, we see Downing Street running roughshod over members of parliament" Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle criticises government for informing media before MPs about latest restrictions