BBC News - Politics Edward Heath abuse claims: Police defend investigation 2016-12-02T22:09:02.000000Z Police say an inquiry into abuse claims involving ex-PM Sir Edward Heath is exploring "significant" lines. Brexit EU customs union deal possible - trade minister 2016-12-02T19:28:17.000000Z UK business sectors could remain in the EU customs union after Brexit, a trade minister suggests. BoE's Andrew Haldane warns of regional growth inequality 2016-12-02T19:06:12.000000Z Regional growth inequality in the UK is becoming more pronounced, says Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane. MP Anna Soubry contacts police over 'Jo Cox' tweet 2016-12-02T16:50:02.000000Z A Remain-supporting Conservative MP contacts police after a Twitter post asking someone to "Jo Cox" her emerged. Lib Dems 'are back' after shock by-election win 2016-12-02T16:36:41.000000Z Tim Farron says the Lib Dems are 'back' after ousting Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election. Boris Johnson: UK won't block EU defence co-operation 2016-12-02T16:10:24.000000Z Britain will not seek to obstruct closer EU defence co-operation after Brexit, Boris Johnson says. Prostitution research to assess law change call 2016-12-02T15:45:42.000000Z Research into the scale of prostitution is needed before calls to amend laws are addressed, ministers say. Historian Johan Norberg on the pace of human progress 2016-12-02T14:40:01.000000Z Johan Norberg talks about the pace of human progress, claiming it has never been so good. Brexit by-election 2016-12-02T14:30:44.000000Z BBC political correspondent Tom Bateman looks at whether a shock Lib Dem by-election win is down to the EU Referendum vote. Lib Dem Tony Greaves wants new UK capital city built 2016-12-02T14:19:50.000000Z Liberal Democrat peer Tony Greaves is suggesting moving the UK capital out of London.