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By Francesca Gillett, Marie Jackson and Katie Wright

All times stated are UK

  1. What's happened today?

    • Labour's top team apologise for the election defeat. Both leader Jeremy Corbyn and deputy leader John McDonnell have said sorry for Labour's loss in the election - Mr Corbyn wrote in two newspapers while Mr McDonnell told the BBC's Andrew Marr show: "I own this disaster." But the reasons are contentious: while party figures like Richard Burgon and Mr McDonnell have blamed it mainly on Brexit, others within the party blame Mr Corbyn's leadership too. Former MP Caroline Flint, who lost her Don Valley seat, told Sky News: "Nearly on every doorstep Jeremy Corbyn came up as a negative".
    • The Labour leadership race has already begun, with Lisa Nandy confirming she might go for it. In his interview, Mr McDonnell said he'd like the next leader to be a woman - and suggested Rebecca Long-Bailey would be a "brilliant leader", alongside others like Dawn Butler and Angela Rayner. Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon has also backed Ms Long-Bailey. Meanwhile, in an interview with Andrew Marr, Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she was "seriously thinking" about running. Read about the runners and riders here.
    • The issue of a Scottish independence referendum continues to dominate. Speaking to Andrew Marr, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - whose Scottish National Party won big in the election - said Boris Johnson would be "completely wrong" to think saying no to a referendum would be the end of the matter. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said the request for a section 30 order - which allows Scotland to hold a referendum - will be coming this week. But government ministers Michael Gove and Rishi Sunak appeared on the politics programmes this morning and said another referendum won't be happening.
    • Vote on Brexit bill before Christmas - but no date confirmed. Two ministers this morning confirmed a vote on the withdrawal agreement bill would be coming soon. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told Sky News there would be a Queen's Speech next week and then a chance for MPs to vote on the bill "in relatively short order". Treasury minister Rishi Sunak told the BBC's Andrew Marr the plan was to bring it back "before Christmas".
    • Government 'confident' trade deal will happen by December 2020. Michael Gove was asked by Sky's Sophy Ridge about the deadline of December 2020 - set out in the Conservatives' manifesto - to agree a post-Brexit trade deal. He said he was confident all the details would be concluded in time.
    • The government is looking at decriminalising non-payment of the TV licence. During his interview on the Andrew Marr show, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak says the PM has "instructed people to look at" the issue. But he says the rest of the BBC's funding is secure until 2027 - when the current funding settlement runs to - and adds the BBC is "an incredibly important national institution".
    • Lib Dem deputy leader Sir Ed Davey calls Sturgeon "not very dignified" over election night celebration. Mr Davey told Sky News that the Lib Dems are "deeply upset" by the departure of leader Jo Swinson, who was unseated by the SNP. He says footage of SNP leader Ms Sturgeon celebrating at the news on live TV was "not appropriate for the first minister of Scotland". Meanwhile, Mr Davey blamed the "fear factor" among Lib Dem voters of electing Jeremy Corbyn as a reason why the Lib Dems had a poor result.

    What's coming up this week?

    • MPs will return to Westminster at the start of this week
    • A Queen's Speech is scheduled for Thursday, the chance for the government to set out what their priorities are beyond Brexit
    • And after that, expect a very busy few weeks with the government trying to get Brexit legislation through Parliament in time for the deadline of 31 January.
  2. Kinnock backs Nandy's leadership bid

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    Radio 4 programme

    Stephen Kinnock

    The MP Stephen Kinnock, who held his Aberavon seat comfortably for Labour, endorses Lisa Nandy to be the new Labour leader, saying she understands how to lead the party forward.

    Earlier, Wigan MP Ms Nandy told Andrew Marr she was "seriously thinking" of standing for the leadership, as she urged her party to concentrate on winning support in smaller towns.

    Mr Kinnock says Ms Nandy talks "very convincingly" about Labour needing to be rooted in the communities that voted against Labour in this election.

    "I think she understands that there are millions of voters in the so-called red wall seats who lent their votes to the Tories this time," he says.

    "We can win that vote back."

    Labour's "red wall" across the Midlands and the north of England - the bedrock of the party's support for generations - crumbled in this election as the Conservatives claimed key marginal seats.

  3. Marr's 2019 highlights after a rollercoaster year

    The last Andrew Marr Show of the year has aired, wrapping up a rollercoaster year in UK politics featuring two prime ministers and two Brexit deals.

    Here are some of the highlights of the programme:

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  4. Former Scottish UKIP leader applies to join Tories - and is rejected

    Glenn Campbell

    BBC Scotland Political Correspondent

    The leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Jackson Carlaw, has effectively rejected a membership application from UKIP's former leader in Scotland, David Coburn.

    Mr Coburn contacted the BBC on Saturday to say that he had joined the Tories to help Boris Johnson “save the Union” in any future independence referendum campaign.

    He also confirmed that he would be backing the Scottish Tories in the 2021 Holyrood elections.

    But Mr Coburn, who served as an MEP for Scotland from 2014 to 2019 and as leader of UKIP in Scotland, is a highly controversial figure.

    The Scottish justice secretary, Humza Yousaf, said Mr Coburn had used an Islamophobic slur against him when he called him "Abu Hamza".

    At the time, Mr Coburn apologised for the comment, which he made during a newspaper interview, and said it was an "inappropriate joke".

    Mr Yousaf said that if Mr Coburn was allowed to join the Tories, it would confirm that Islamophobia was “systemic” in the party.

    But the Scottish Tory leader, Jackson Carlaw, has moved to block Mr Coburn’s membership.

    On social media, Mr Carlaw said Mr Coburn’s past comments were “incompatible” with Tory membership and that he “cannot and will not” support his application.

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  5. Ex-Scottish Labour MP: We must support Scottish referendum

    Former Scottish Labour MP Ged Killen says democracy means Scotland must be allowed to hold another independence referendum - "even if we don't like it".

    Mr Killen campaigned against the proposal but lost his Rutherglen and Hamilton West seat to the SNP's Margaret Ferrier at this election.

    He says the SNP's success in Scotland, which saw them win 48 out of 59 seats, was built on a promise to hold a second referendum.

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  6. Thornberry: Let's not sink into gutter over 'total lie'

    On Sky News this morning, ex-Labour MP Caroline Flint accused the party's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry of telling a colleague: “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours”.

    Ms Thornberry has already put out a statement, calling the statement a "total and utter lie" and said it was "not something I would ever think".

    She's now also tweeted, repeating the statement and adding a bit more.

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  7. Make sure we repay Welsh voters' faith - Tory MP

    David Jones

    A senior Welsh Conservative MP says the party needs to "repay that faith" shown by voters in north Wales who helped Boris Johnson win a big majority.

    David Jones says there is "a huge amount of resentment" in north Wales of a Labour Welsh Government which he claimed had not delivered for people.

    Read the full story here.

  8. Ex-Labour MP: Reasoning with some Labour MPs impossible

    Ex-Labour MP Gloria De Piero has given her backing to former Labour colleague Caroline Flint who, she says, made the right judgement call "every single time during the Brexit debate".

    Ms De Piero, who - like Ms Flint - didn't support another EU referendum, quit Labour's front bench in July and decided not to stand for election again.

    She tweeted: "Trying to reason with some of our colleagues? We’d have had more success talking to a brick wall."

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    She also tweeted her agreement to an Independent article which claimed that Labour wouldn't be "in this mess" if it had voted for Theresa May's Brexit deal.

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  9. Let the Labour leadership battle commence

    John Pienaar

    Labour rosette

    Brave infantrymen in the muddy trenches of the Great War would hurl themselves onto the barbed wire to allow their comrades to march over their backs and advance towards the guns of the enemy.

    Can you imagine doing that? No, me neither.

    It's maybe no easier to see why there's already a line of Labour politicians preparing to join the battle to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

    Boris Johnson's 80-strong House of Commons majority by any normal standard could be big enough to repel Labour's next advance in five years.

    It's reasonable to imagine that another leader could come and go before Labour recaptures the territory it has lost, assuming it ever does.

    Whoever wins the coming leadership contest will first have to triumph in the struggle to map Labour's course through the field of battle; to decide how deep a shade of red the party's battle flag should be (just to torture the metaphor a little more).

    Read more from John about who might run in the party's leadership contest.

  10. Civil service shake-ups 'never achieve outcome people want'

    BBC News Channel

    Lord Ricketts
    Image caption: Lord Ricketts held various top diplomatic posts before his retirement

    The PM's chief adviser Dominic Cummings is reportedly preparing an overhaul of the civil service, the Sunday Telegraph reports today - in order to ensure it delivers on Boris Johnson's agenda.

    It's not the first time a PM decides after an election they are going to put their stamp on Whitehall with a big shake-up, says former head of the Foreign Office Lord Ricketts.

    "In my experience it never achieves the outcome people want. It absorbs the civil service in friction of redoing the plumbing while they should be out there making new policies."

    Lord Ricketts, who is also the UK's former national security adviser, adds: "I'm cautious about a big upheaval especially when we face a year with the EU where we're going to have to have some enormously complex negotiations about our future relationship.

    "No doubt there will be some change but I would not go for a large shake-up."

    He says the civil service "has not been the problem over these last chaotic three-and-a-half years".

    "Indeed I could make the case that the civil service has kept the country on the road while the politicians have squabbled about Brexit.

    "They planned for no-deal, they turned themselves inside out to find a way of getting Theresa May's contradictory red lines to work, then they turned their attention to Boris Johnson's [revised deal].

    "Each time they delivered."

  11. What's coming up this week?

    If you thought things might quieten down after the election, you'd be wrong

    Tony Bonsignore

    BBC Westminster

    This next week is going to be a huge one in Westminster and in Parliament.

    You've got all these new MPs trooping in tomorrow and Tuesday, going to be sworn in.

    Thursday is the first really big day for this government now because it's the Queen's Speech. It's the chance for them to set out what their priorities are beyond Brexit.

    We're going to have a very busy few weeks with the government trying to get Brexit legislation through Parliament in time for that key date, 31 January - the latest and, what the government hopes, will be the final Brexit day.

    And beyond that, there's all sorts of talk about a major rethink of the way that government works.

    And we know that, for example, is a big pet project of Boris Johnson's special adviser Dominic Cummings.

  12. Gyimah: Lib Dems have 'much to be proud of'

    Former Tory MP Sam Gyimah, who joined the Lib Dems in September, says his party has "much to be proud of".

    He was one of 21 Tories who had the whip removed after rebelling over Brexit. He went on to stand for election as a Lib Dem in Kensington but lost.

    Mr Gyimah says "campaigns are not about one person", adding that "the wheel of history will turn again".

    The Lib Dems now have 11 seats, one fewer than at the 2017 election after leader Jo Swinson lost her seat.

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  13. Labour win 'doable as northern voters can become disillusioned again'

    BBC News Channel

    Political commentator Steve Richards

    Labour is a "disaster area", says political commentator Steve Richards, speaking on the Dateline London programme on the BBC News Channel.

    "They lost four elections after 1979 in a row, they've just lost another four in a row.

    "This is a party that's so dysfunctional that it cannot win elections when it should be able to do so."

    Mr Richards says although on most levels "it's much harder" than when they last lost four elections in a row in 1992, when the Tories had a small majority, he thinks it is "doable".

    He says the alliance of voters that Boris Johnson has won is "a fragile one".

    "Those voters in the north of England who are disillusioned now can become disillusioned again with him in a different way," says Mr Richards.

    "There is a route back but it needs a giant figure. And I don't know who that giant figure is and it needs the Labour Party to be wholly overhauled because it too often loses elections."

  14. NI secretary holds 'good talks' over Stormont

    Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, the MP for Skipton and Ripon, says he had "good calls" with the leaders of Northern Ireland's parties this morning and is looking forward to getting Stormont "back up and running".

    Stormont has been inactive since January 2017, when the DUP and Sinn Féin split in a bitter row.

    There will be fresh talks on Monday to try to revive power sharing in Northern Ireland.

    That comes after the UK and Irish governments pledged to restore Stormont following the general election result.

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  15. Thornberry: Flint's 'stupid constituents' claim is total lie

    Earlier, ousted Labour MP Caroline Flint claimed on Sky News that Emily Thornberry told one of Ms Flint’s colleagues: “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours."

    In a statement, Labour's shadow foreign secretary Ms Thornberry, said: "This is a total and utter lie.

    "I have never said this to anyone, nor anything like it, and I hope needless to say, it is not something I would ever think.”

    Emily Thornberry
    Image caption: Emily Thornberry was reelected to her constituency, Islington South
  16. Tory MP: Labour needs to look forward not back

    Ben Bradley was joined by Boris Johnson on the campaign trail

    Conservative MP Ben Bradley, who increased his majority in Mansfield to 16,000 at this election, has written a lengthy Twitter thread about why he thinks Labour performed poorly in its traditional heartland.

    He says that since he won his seat from Labour in 2017, he has been "at pains to try and explain the difference between Labour voters in Islington and in Mansfield - it's not ideological up north, it's historic".

    He says that he thinks it used to be the "party of the workers" but that it "doesn't get that any more" and it "looks down on working people".

    He says that in his constituency of Mansfield, Labour has "spent decades harking back instead of looking forwards".

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  17. Bath MP doubts immigrant could lead a British political party

    Wera Hobhouse after winning in Bath on Friday
    Image caption: Wera Hobhouse was reelected in Bath, which she has represented since 2017

    Bath's Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse has questioned whether the British people are ready to have a first-generation immigrant lead a major political party.

    Speaking on BBC One's Sunday Politics West this morning, she said she was regularly referred to as "German-born" Wera Hobhouse, implying that she could not represent the British people.

    Even so, she has refused to rule herself out of the contest to succeed Jo Swinson as her party's leader, saying it was a "discussion" she is ready to have.

    Wera Hobhouse was born in Hanover, Germany, and moved to the UK in 1990.

    She said: "I'm a first generation immigrant and we have just voted for a party that has stoked up anti-immigrant feeling.

    "I need to have that discussion of whether being a first-generation immigrant is standing in the way of the Liberal Democrats fighting prejudice and anti-foreigner sentiment.

    "Or is it the first thing that will always colour what is going to be said by the Liberal Democrats? That is, 'She is not British, she is German-born.'

    "The right-wing press always talks about me as 'German-born Wera Hobhouse.' It's a big issue. I've had it in the Daily Mail and over the years. The underlying thing is that she doesn't speak for the British people."

  18. Key points from this morning's political shows

    Political guests appeared on the BBC's Andrew Marr show and Pienaar's Politics as well as Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday

    • Vote on Brexit bill before Christmas - but no date confirmed yet. Two government ministers were guests on this morning's political programmes. Michael Gove told Sky News there will be a Queen's Speech next week and then a chance to vote on the withdrawal agreement bill "in relatively short order". Treasury minister Rishi Sunak went further, telling the BBC's Andrew Marr that the government's plan is to bring the bill "back to Parliament before Christmas".
    • Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon and government clash over independence referendum. SNP leader Ms Sturgeon told the BBC's Andrew Marr that she will "pursue the plan that I won a mandate for" - namely, trying to get another referendum on independence. She said she'll set out the detailed case this week but refused to give any hint at her plan B if Boris Johnson says no - although she added she wants the process to be legal. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said the request for a section 30 order will be coming this week. Both Mr Gove and Mr Sunak, on behalf of the government, said there will not be another referendum.
    • Names are being suggested as potential Labour leadership candidates - and Lisa Nandy confirms she might run for it. Many of the guests were asked who they are backing. John McDonnell said he wanted the next leader to be a woman, and said Rebecca Long-Bailey would be a "brilliant leader" (something also echoed by shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon). Mr McDonnell also suggested Angela Rayner or Dawn Butler. Meanwhile, Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she was "seriously thinking" about running. Read more about the potential candidates here.
    • The reasons for Labour's election defeat are in contention. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell agreed to take responsibility, saying "I own this disaster". But of the reasons for the defeat, he blames Brexit and the media portrayal of Mr Corbyn. Labour's shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon says the "biggest mistake" the party made was underestimating the strength of feeling among Leave voters - and the election was all about Brexit. Unite union leader Len McCluskey also says Labour failed to break through the issue of Brexit. But former MP Caroline Flint, who lost her Don Valley seat, blames Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn. "Nearly on every doorstep Jeremy Corbyn came up as a negative," she said.
    • The government is looking at decriminalising non-payment of the TV licence. Treasury minister Rishi Sunak says the PM has "instructed people to look at" the issue, but adds the BBC is "an incredibly important national institution".
    • Lib Dem deputy leader Sir Ed Davey calls Sturgeon "not very dignified" over election night celebration. Mr Davey told Sky News that the Lib Dems are "deeply upset" by the departure of leader Jo Swinson, who was unseated by the SNP. He says footage of SNP leader Ms Sturgeon celebrating at the news on live TV was "not appropriate for the first minister of Scotland". Meanwhile, Mr Davey blamed the "fear factor" among Lib Dem voters of electing Jeremy Corbyn as a reason why the Lib Dems had a poor result.
  19. Flint: Thornberry said 'glad my constituents aren't as stupid as yours'

    Sky News

    Caroline Flint

    More on Sky's interview with Caroline Flint this morning, where she blamed both Labour's Brexit stance and leadership under Jeremy Corbyn as reasons for the party's defeat.

    Ms Flint also blamed shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry and other Remain figures in the party for the loss of the seats.

    And she claimed Ms Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, told one of her colleagues that “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours”.

    The BBC has approached Ms Thornberry for a comment.

    Speaking on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Ms Flint said: "I’m sorry - it’s not acceptable.

    "I do believe that in the pursuit of Remain, a number of people who've been ardent Remainers in our party, on our front bench - people like Keir Starmer, people like Emily Thornberry - but many others - Hilary Benn, Yvette Cooper - they have contributed to sacrificing 59 seats.

    "I don’t believe anybody who have been the architects of our European policy in the last few years is credible to be leader. I don’t think they can win back these seats."

    She also said the only people “worth looking at” to be the next leader were Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey.

  20. Watch: Lisa Nandy considering leadership bid

    Wigan MP Lisa Nandy says she is "seriously thinking" about running as a candidate to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

    She made the comment during an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr - watch the clip below:

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    Video caption: Labour's Lisa Nandy 'seriously thinking' about leadership bid