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Nigel Farage to head ‘down under’ on Brexit tour

Image caption The promotional material describes Mr Farage as the “great disruptor”. Nigel Farage is to embark on a speaking tour of Australia, an experience his promoter promises will be “immersive and brag-worthy at the highest level”. The ex-UKIP leader is taking his “evening with” show to Sydney, Adelaide and other cities in September. Promotional […]

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Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry to run as Green co-leaders

Image copyright PA/Green Party Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley will run again for the leadership on a joint ticket with former London mayoral candidate Sian Berry. His current co-leader Caroline Lucas announced this week she would not stand again in this summer’s election. The Brighton Pavilion MP and Mr Bartley have shared the leadership since […]

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British Overseas Territory citizenship rules ‘still unfair’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Citizenship rules in Gibraltar, like other British Overseas Territories, differ from those in the UK People applying for British Overseas Territory citizenship still face “unacceptable” discrimination, a committee of MPs and peers has said. Citizenship rights still depend on whether a person’s parents were married or whether it was their […]

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Baroness Warsi: Conservatives must act on Islamophobia

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May should publicly acknowledge that Islamophobia is a problem in the Conservative Party, former party chairman Baroness Warsi has said. Parts of the party had been “in denial” about the issue and a “clear statement” was needed about what was to be done to tackle it, she told the BBC. […]

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Amnesty for Troubles killings ‘an insult to police’

Image copyright PACEMAKER An amnesty for killings during the Troubles would be an insult to police officers who were killed and injured, the association representing them said. More than 300 RUC officers were killed and thousands injured. The Police Federation said it opposes any legislation which proposes an amnesty for any crime, no matter who […]

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Brexit: Time is running out, big business warns May

Image copyright AFP A group of major European companies has warned the Prime Minister they may cut investment without more clarity over the terms of Britain’s EU exit. Business leaders, including from BP, BMW, Nestle, and Vodafone, told Theresa May that “time is running out”. In a statement after the Downing Street meeting, they said […]

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Chris Grayling says rail industry ‘has failed passengers’

Image copyright Susan RamsdaleImage caption Rail passengers, such as these at Manchester Piccadilly, faced huge delays on “Meltdown Monday” The transport secretary says the “rail industry has collectively failed” passengers after timetable changes caused chaos across the network. Chris Grayling wrote to MPs over the “wholly unsatisfactory” service on Govia Thameslink Railway and Northern. GTR […]

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EU tightens law on foreign temporary workers

Image copyright PAImage caption There is fierce competition among construction firms in the EU The EU has passed a law requiring firms to comply with local standards when they post workers temporarily to another EU country. The revised rules adopted by the European Parliament mean posted workers will be entitled to the same level of […]

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Green Party prepares for leadership contest

Image caption The current co-leaders have yet to make their intentions clear The Green Party of England and Wales has outlined details of its leadership contest to be held this summer. Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley were elected as co-leaders for a two-year term in September 2016. Ms Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and […]