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Summary

  1. Rolling political coverage of the day, with updates from The Andrew Marr Show and other political programmes.
  2. Marr's guests included Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall
  3. Mr Hammond said a veto for the UK Parliament over EU law was "not achievable"
  4. More than 50 Conservative MPs form a group to put pressure on David Cameron to demand more in his EU negotiations
  5. Prime Minister David Cameron is at the G7 summit in Germany
  6. Lord Mandelson says Labour's failure to counter George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse was a 'huge political mistake'

Live Reporting

By Tom Moseley, Marie Jackson and Nick Eardley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sunday summary

    Politicians have been all over your screens this morning. Here's your Sunday lunchtime summary:

    - A group of 50 Conservative MPs have  formed a group  to put pressure on David Cameron over his EU negotiations

    - Conservatives for Britain says it backs the PM but will vote to leave unless he secures radical reforms

    - On the Marr Show, Foreign Secretary  Philip Hammond said  one of their key demands - a UK veto over EU law - was "not achievable"

    - Labour leadership and deputy leadership contenders including Liz Kendall have been setting out their stalls

    - David Cameron  is in Germany  at the G7 meeting, with Russia and the migrant crisis on the agenda

    We're back on Monday morning. 

  2. Farron on same-sex marriage

    Lib Dem leadership contender Tim Farron has defended his voting record on same-sex marriage. He was pressed on the Sunday Politics on why he opposed sexual orientation laws in 2007 and abstained from the third reading of the same- sex marriage bill.

    Quote Message: I voted in favour of equal marriage. I also voted to challenge the legislation on the one hand because of conscience issues and on the other hand because equal marriage was not equal enough. It did not extend properly to people who are transgender and if Liberals can't ask questions like that then who will?"

    However, his claim that campaigner Peter Tatchell was "on the same side" as he was has been challenged. Mr Tatchell told Pink News : “I’m annoyed that Tim has given a misleading impression about what I said. Perhaps he was confused and it was unintentional."

  3. 'Not desirable'

    BBC Radio 4

    Ken Clarke, the former Tory chancellor, says demands set out by the "Conservatives for Britain" group are not desirable and not compatible with being in the EU. 

    Any talk of getting rid of free movement agreemenets will worry the two million British people living elsewhere in the EU, he adds. 

  4. EU talks

    BBC Radio 4

    Steve Baker, the Conservative MP, is speaking to the World this Weekend about the EU referendum. As we've been reporting, members of a new Conservative group - Conservatives for Britain - say they will vote to leave the EU unless David Cameron secures far-reaching changes to the UK's relationship with Europe.

    Mr Baker says that personally he believes it is a "moderate" demand to ask for the UK Parliament to be sovereign. We will decide at the referendum if we want to surrender sovereignty to Brussels or proceed a different way, he tells the programme.

    Mr Baker says he has always expected he would campaign to leave the union. But some colleagues in Conservatives for Britain will make their own decisions, he adds.

  5. Future coalition?

  6. Ebola force

    Also at the G7, David Cameron will unveil plans for a rapid reaction force of UK medical experts to respond to future pandemics like Ebola.

    He will urge fellow world leaders to "wake up" to the threat posed by such diseases at the G7 summit in Germany.

    The UK will "lead the way" with a team of "disease detectives" on permanent standby to fly anywhere in the world to identify new infections, he will say.

    He will also warn each fresh disease risks being harder to contain.

    Last year's outbreak of Ebola in west Africa infected 27,000 people and killed 11,130 in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

    More here

  7. How bad are things for the Lib Dems?

    The Daily Politics

    Adam Fleming took a look at where the party stands for Sunday Politics. You can watch his package here

  8. Cameron defends UK migrant approach

    Norman Smith

    Assistant political editor

    David Cameron with Angela Merekel

    David Cameron has defended Britain's response to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean saying the UK will "not walk on by." 

    His comments at the G7 summit come as a British warship HMS Bulwark today picked up hundreds of refugees fleeing from North Africa. 

    The UK has so far refused to take part in an EU scheme of quotas to resettle fleeing migrants. Italy has predicted more than 200,000 refugees could try to cross the Mediterranean this year.

    The PM said: "Britain is a country with a moral conscience. We don't walk on by." 

  9. 'United front'

    Norman Smith

    Assistant political editor

    David Cameron

    David Cameron says he's confident that EU countries will agree to extend sanctions against Russia. 

    Speaking to reporters at the G7, he said he was hopeful of "a good outcome" and that there would be a "united front" to ensure the sanctions were "rolled over".

    Existing EU sanctions are due to expire at the end of July. 

    Mr Cameron also re-buffed calls from some eastern European countries for help to offset the impact of sanctions on their economies. 

    Some have complained they were impacting on agricultural exports. 

    Mr Cameron said: "Sanctions are having an impact on all of us", pointing out that Britain had suffered financially because of the impact of sanctions against some Russian banks.

  10. Mapping the future

    Observer columnist tweets:

  11. Devolution versus centralism

    Labour's shadow education secretary tweets:

  12. Creasy's CV

    Stella Creasy

    Another deputy Labour leader contender on Sunday Politics. Stella Creasy and her CV come under close scrutiny from Andrew Neill. He accuses her of taking the classic trajectory of the political classes from Oxbridge, to parliamentary researcher to think tank. People want their politicians with some experience of the "real world", Andrew Neill says, pointing out that whichever of the candidates win the Labour leader and deputy leader race, both will be Oxbridge-educated. She says she has been a youth worker and local councillor, and the debate shouldn't be about her. It's about building the party up from the grass roots and getting a lot of people involved. Labour is at its best as a movement, she says.

  13. 'Mad, rich and useless'

    A heated debate about MPs' 10% pay rise has been going on on Sunday Politics. Labour's John Mann challenges Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen to raise teachers and police officers' pay by 11%. Mr Bridgen argues that if we don’t change the pay and conditions of MPs, we’re in "severe danger of having a Parliament populated by the mad, the rich and those that can’t do anything else".

    Andrew Neill wryly suggests some may think that's already happened.

  14. 'Unwise deals'

    Tim Farron

    Lib Dem leader contender Tim Farron has been on the BBC's Sunday Politics saying it was the right thing to go into coalition with the Conservatives in 2010.

    Andrew Neill asks if he were leader whether he'd go into another one.

    He did not join the Lib Dems as "a fast track to power, nor as a cop-out", he says. "I don't want to be sat on the sidelines."

    But, he says, he would not put the survival of the party at risk with any "unwise deals".

  15. Split leadership?

  16. 'Dream ticket'

    Political editor of Spectator tweets:

  17. Burnham on 'Conservatives for Britain'

    Andy Burnham

    Labour leader contender Andy Burnham warns that David Cameron will "continue to struggle to get the best deal for Britain if his party tears itself apart over Europe".

    He says it's "imperative" we go into the EU referendum with changes to meet the public's concerns on immigration, but he is becoming "less confident by the day" that Mr Cameron will be able to deliver them. 

    "I will establish a separate 'Labour Yes' campaign, alongside the wider 'in' movement, to learn the lessons of Scotland's independence referendum," he adds.

  18. 'Collective failure'

    Angela Eagle

    On devolution to the regions, Labour's Angela Eagle says it was Labour who first came up with the idea. "We’ve got to ensure we are far more decentralised so we are not so centralised economically," she says. 

    Labour's defeat was, she tells Murnaghan, down to a failure to communicate a lot of policies and not dealing with myths on spending in schools and hospital.

    It was, she says, a collective failure and it didn't help to be "uncomradely" about the party's former leader, Ed Miliband. She had, she says, discussions in private about the running of the campaign, but it wasn't her style to say such things in public.

    Asked if she'd accept MPs' 10% pay rise, she says it's "invidious for me to be asked to comment on everybody else’s pay".

  19. Cameron in Germany

    David Cameron in Germany

    In other political news, David Cameron has arrived in the Bavarian Alps for the G7 summit. The agenda will include the Ukraine conflict, Greece's debt crisis and global warming.

    Read more on the summit here.

  20. Eagle on Murnaghan

    Another Labour deputy leader candidate now. Shadow leader of the Commons Angela Eagle is on Sky News' Murnaghan also reflecting on what went wrong in Scotland for Labour. She says there was a tsunami of support for the SNP, but they now have to listen to their colleagues in Scotland, as well as revive the party at grassroots. We have to stand up for those who will be hurt by this Conservative party in government, whose policies could "tear our social fabric", she adds.

  21. Labour in Scotland

    John Pienaar

    Pienaar’s Politics

    Tom Watson, who is standing for Labour deputy leader, is asked about the future of the Labour party in Scotland. He argues for greater autonomy for the Scottish Labour party to find "Scottish solutions in Scotland". But for the UK Labour party to jettison the Scottish Labour party would be wrong, he says. "They need our support", he adds.

  22. 'Instinct for power'

    John Pienaar

    Pienaar’s Politics

    Asked whether David Cameron has to accept the inevitable - that the Conservative party could split over Europe - Lord Heseltine says he can't think of a political party which has remained in or on the threshold of power for as long as the Conservative party. "They have a great instinct for power", he says. "They know you have to present a united front", he adds, and have been very successful at that, in contrast to the Labour party.

  23. 'Revolution' in the regions

    John Pienaar

    Pienaar’s Politics

    On the matter of devolution to the regions, Lord Heseltine says giving away power can be very difficult. But, he says, beyond any shadow of a doubt George Osborne intends to continue giving it away.Combined with the HS2 rail link, there is, he says, a revolution going on, although it may have taken too long to come.

  24. Heseltine on Pienaar

    John Pienaar

    Pienaar’s Politics

    Lord Heseltine, deputy PM in the 1990s, tells BBC Radio Five Live's Pienaar's Politics he doesn't think it would have come as a surprise that 50 or so Conservative MPs are lining up to put pressure on the PM to demand more in his EU negotiations. His job is to implement the party's manifesto, he says, and until he has come forward with his proposals, "I don't think the public are going to get involved".

  25. 'Obviously tosh!'

    Conservative MP

  26. All to play for

    Huffington Post UK political editor

  27. Hammond on Islamic State

  28. Hammond on EU changes

    Andrew Marr and Philip Hammond

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is now on the Marr Show sofa. He says treaty change will be needed to make the changes the UK wants to see in the EU, so they can be "sustained against judicial challenge".

  29. Devolution debate

    ITV political correspondent

  30. Labour sources

    Mirror associate editor tweets

  31. Liz Kendall

    Marr and Kendall

    Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall responds to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper's criticism of some of the line-up to replace Ed Miliband for "swallowing the Tory manifesto".

    Marr presents her with a copy of the document - but Ms Kendall says the only thing she has swallowed is the scale of Labour's defeat at the general election.

  32. Campbell on Kennedy

    Marr and Campbell

    Former Labour communications chief Alastair Campbell is talking about his friend and former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, who died last week aged 55. Mr Campbell says Mr Kennedy was not bitter about being ousted as Lib Dem leader, nor about losing his seat to the SNP at the general election. He also says the former Lib Dem leader recently texted him - which he didn't think was a joke - suggesting they form a new centre-left political party.

  33. The papers

    On the Marr Show, columnist Jane Moore and historian Tom Holland have been going through the papers. Here's a digest of this morning's top stories.

  34. Briefing

    Here's a quick briefing on what's happening so far:

    -More than 50 Conservative MPs  have formed a group to put pressure on David Cameron to demand more in his EU negotiations

    -Prime Minister David Cameron is at the G7 summit in Germany

    -Lord Mandelson says Labour's failure to counter George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse was a 'huge political mistake'

  35. Post update

  36. Post update

  37. Line-up

    Marr show executive editor

  38. Sunday's politics

    Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Sunday's political stories. First up is the Marr show, featuring Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall. You can watch on the Live Coverage tab above.