BBC News - Politics UKIP leader Henry Bolton faces crunch meeting 2018-01-21T08:12:28.000000000+00:00 Henry Bolton is expected to face a confidence vote when he meets UKIP's ruling committee later. Blue badge scheme could be extended to autism and dementia sufferers 2018-01-21T05:07:37.000000000+00:00 People with autism and dementia could qualify for the new badges across England. PM to stop private sector 'pension abuse' 2018-01-21T03:08:01.000000000+00:00 Theresa May says the government will stamp out abuses of workers' pensions in failing companies. Mary Lou McDonald set to be new Sinn Féin president 2018-01-20T17:05:10.000000000+00:00 Mary Lou McDonald says no-one will fill the shoes of Gerry Adams, but that she has brought her own. James Brokenshire undergoes lung surgery 2018-01-20T14:33:57.000000000+00:00 The former Northern Ireland secretary stood down in January because of his health. Macron says 'special' UK deal possible 2018-01-20T12:49:00.000000000+00:00 It might fall between the single market and a trade agreement, the French president tells the BBC. Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos 2018-01-19T22:23:20.000000000+00:00 The meeting comes after the US president cancelled plans for a trip to London in February. Ministers back down in legal battle over disability benefits 2018-01-19T20:13:49.000000000+00:00 Campaigners welcome government decision not to appeal High Court ruling on mental health eligibility. John Worboys release will not be challenged by government 2018-01-19T18:09:02.000000000+00:00 Victims will legally fight the decision to release rapist John Worboys but the government will not. 'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge 2018-01-19T17:36:12.000000000+00:00 The foreign secretary reportedly suggested a "fixed link" between UK and France to Emmanuel Macron.