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Afghan interpreters’ scheme utter failure, say MPs

Image copyright PAImage caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the front line in Helmand Province A scheme aimed at protecting Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has not resettled a single person in the UK and has proved an “utter failure”, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said the […]

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Corbyn pledges shipbuilding boost on Harland & Wolff visit

Image copyright Unite NIImage caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with United NI representatives Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business leaders in Londonderry to hear their concerns over Brexit. […]

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Scotland ‘would keep pound’ in years after independence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Scottish currency ‘entirely credible’ An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP’s Growth Commission. The country could potentially then move towards introducing its own currency if six economic tests were met. The commission was […]

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George Osborne takes on another post-politics job

Image copyright PA Former Chancellor George Osborne has added another role to his bulging portfolio of post-politics jobs. The London Evening Standard editor has been made chairman of a panel of advisers to Exor, which owns Juventus football club and has major stakes in Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler cars. The job comes on top of […]

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Boris Johnson says he ‘probably needs’ a private plane

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The foreign secretary is taking commercial flights on his current tour of South America Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said he “probably needs” a plane to help him travel the world and promote the UK’s interests. Cabinet members can use the RAF Voyager for official business but Mr Johnson said […]

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Bannon on Trump, May and Brexit

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has told Newsnight that the president should not testify in person to the special council investigation into allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. In an exclusive Newsnight interview, Mr Bannon praised special counsel Robert Mueller as an “honourable guy” and said he should not be fired by Trump […]

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Rate rise chances dim as inflation falls

Image copyright PA The chances of an interest rate rise this year have receded after Consumer Price Inflation fell to 2.4% in April – its lowest level since March 2017. The fall from 2.5% in March was partly due to the timing of Easter, which meant a seasonal rise in air fares was not included […]