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“Why is he avoiding Andrew Neil?” asks Jo Coburn “He has done 118 interviews” says Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi about the lack of interview with the #politicslive  presenter

From the “pretty cosy” set of the BBC election debate, @nickeardleybbc  looks ahead to the 60-minute Corbyn-Johnson encounter starting 20:30 on BBC One #politicslive 

“Gerrymandering pure and simple” The Telegraph’s Madeline Grant on Labour’s plans to extend voting rights in future elections and referendums #politicslive 

SNP manifesto has “many similarities on welfare to the Labour manifesto” says David Phillips of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on what the party is offering #’politicslive

£20m in three weeks The BBC’s Daniel Kraemer on the donations to political campaigns during the 2019 general election @dcakraemer  #politicslive 

General election 2019: Six ways to improve TV debates


“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say” Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”

"I'm no longer the Speaker. I don't have to remain impartial now... Brexit is the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period" Former Commons Speaker John Bercow speaks his mind on Brexit

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#PeoplesVoteMarch organisers say more than a million people joined protests in central London [tap to expand] #Brexit 

The most British thing you'll see today happened in Downing Street this morning, and it involved and a thoughtful police officer [tap video to expand]

"I do worry that people are starting to imagine that a trade deal with Australia is somehow a substitute for being on the doorstep of a market with 500 million people, it's not" says former Australian PM Julia Gillard on #Brexit  #politicslive