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Wales first minister appoints his top team

Image copyright Welsh GovernmentImage caption Mark Drakeford (front right) said his team had a “strong mix of experience, talent and passion” Wales’ new Labour first minister Mark Drakeford has announced his government team after taking up the top job. Rebecca Evans and Eluned Morgan are promoted to cabinet as finance minister and international relations minister. […]

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Brexit: What does Ireland do if there’s no deal?

Image copyright Getty Images The Irish government has been consistent that whatever happens in the Brexit process there will be no hardening of the Irish border. Asked earlier this year, Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said: “That will just never happen – ever.” But how can that promise be kept in the event that […]

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David Dimbleby’s 25 years on Question Time

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome memorable moments from David Dimbleby’s tenure as Question Time host After 25 years, David Dimbleby’s tenure on BBC One’s Question Time is coming to an end. The presenter is stepping down from the flagship political debate show, with Fiona Bruce poised to replace him. “It has […]

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Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorman Lamb: Prohibition has not worked in any part of the world A former health minister has called on MPs to legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis. Norman Lamb backed introducing regulation of its production, distribution and sale. But his 10-minute-rule bill in the House of […]