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David Davis Trolls The EU By Telling Them The Clock Is Ticking Over Brexit Talks

David Davis is urging Brussels to “move swiftly” on Brexit talks ahead of the Government unveiling a raft of papers on the UK’s negotiating goals.

Saturday, Aug 19

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Jeremy Hunt Continues Spat With Stephen Hawking (And It's Still Going Badly)

Undeterred from yesterday’s bruising, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a fresh attack on Professor Stephen Hawking for suggesting the “direction of change” in the NHS is towards a US-style insurance system.

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Defend Europe's C-Star Denied Entry To Malta

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LATEST: Defend Europe press conference goes ahead but without any of the crew.

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Jeremy Hunt Spars With Stephen Hawking Over 7-Day NHS

LATEST: Jeremy Hunt is still trying to outsmart Prof Stephen Hawking (and it’s still going badly)

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Nigel Farage Praises Steve Bannon, Opens Up A World Of Hilarious Trolling

Never one to miss an opportunity to name-drop or offer an opinion, Nigel Farage has lamented the firing of White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

Friday, Aug 18

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Brexit Briefing: The Customs Are Always Right

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon.

Department For Work and Pensions To Axe 800 Jobs

The department for work and pensions is set to make more than 800 staff redundant, union chiefs say.

Why I'm Knocking On Doors To #Unseat Justine Greening

Having recently graduated I won't be affected by further rises in tuition fees under the Tories or the scrapping of student maintenance grants, but those who are unlucky enough to study after me will have to pay more while receiving less…

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Young People Are Disproportionately Affected By Mental Health Issues - We Must Give Them The Help They Need

Mental illness, like physical illness can affect anyone, at any time. Just as with many physical illnesses, mental illness can wreak havoc with every aspect of a person's life. And it's not just the individual suffering who is affected,…

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Labour MP Sarah Champion Vows To Continue Campaign On Behalf Of Child Abuse Victims

Labour MP Sarah Champion has vowed to continue campaigning for child abuse victims despite losing her job in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.

Why Do Statues Become Touchstones For Political Struggle?

Not only did the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville last week begin, nominally, over a dispute about a statue in a public park, but the national debate about racism, history and political identity that it provoked has now…

A Positive Story Must Be At The Heart Of A New Pro-EU Party

Could Brexit be stopped by a new political party and its fired-up supporters?

Trump's 'Anxiety' Cohort

America, like the rest of the world, has seen dramatic transformation in recent years. Economic, social and cultural change has made people increasingly confused and anxious. Every day they are bombarded with 'uncertainty' news. They are…

The Rise Of White Nationalism And Anti-Immigration Bias

The recent violence in Charlottesville by white supremacists is cause for concern not just for the United States but for the global community at large. Some have predicted that the next wave of terrorism may not come from religious…

Greasing The Wheels: Why The Economist Is So Wrong About Lobbying

In the most recent issue of the Economist there is a typically thoughtful article about the impact that growing mistrust in institutions is having in the United States and across the western world. It makes important points about how…

The First Rule Of Fight Club: Or 3 Reasons Why Rap Battles Are A (Political) Viral Hit In Russia

On 6 of August 2017 a (seemingly) niche event took place in one of St Petersburg dark underground clubs. A rap battle between two young men around their 30s, the king of Russian rap Oxxxymiron and an emerging star MC Gnoynii. One week…

As Solicitor General, Tackling And Ending Hate Crime Is My Priority

What we now consider to be hate crime is a subject that has long concerned me, both as a lawyer and as an MP. It has absolutely no place in our society and since being appointed Solicitor General I have made tackling hate crime one of my…

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William Hague Urges 'Liberal Approach' To Immigration After Brexit

William Hague has warned Theresa May she needs to adopt a “liberal approach” to immigration after Brexit.

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Barack Obama Offers Support For Victims Of Barcelona Attack

Former US President Barack Obama tweeted in support of victims of an attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 dead and 100 injured.

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Donald Trump’s Quick Response To Barcelona Attack Makes His Charlottesville Reactions Look Even Worse

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Donald Trump issued an explosive statement against “Radical Islamic Terror” just hours after an attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday left at least 13 people dead.

Seven Reasons The UK's New Customs System Might Not Be Ready For Brexit

Not enough money, too few staff and a lack of capacity – that’s the damning assessment of the Government’s system to process customs post-Brexit.

Thursday, Aug 17

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Barcelona Becomes Latest European City To Suffer Vehicle Terror Attack After Las Ramblas Incident

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Barcelona became the latest European city to suffer a terrorist vehicle attack, when a van drove into people on the busy Las Ramblas, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100.

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Will Kim Jong-un Push The Red Button?

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Tension over North Korea has risen substantially in recent weeks, as the U.S. and North Korea engaged in a 'war of words'. This fear of conflict climaxed last Tuesday, when Kim Jong-un threatened to fire their missiles at Guam and…

Theresa May Hopes To 'Avoid Criticism' By Limiting Grenfell Inquiry, Says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Theresa May to demand a “clear, independent and thorough” public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Andy Burnham's First 100 Days

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A politician can issue as many mission statements as they like. They can write a comprehensive manifesto that sets out a plan of action. And they can make as many promises as they think they can keep. But ultimately, as history shows time…

It Is Not Just Trump That Has Emboldened White Supremacists, It Is Our Entire System

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After the truly shocking vehicle attack in Charlottesville on Saturday which killed one and injured at least 19 others, senior politicians, media figures and, eventually, the President of the United States, came out to denounce white…

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ScotRail Slammed For 'Torturous' Anti-Loitering Devices Aimed At Young People

Anti-loitering devices which emit a piercing sound only young people can hear were installed in train stations without a risk assessment.

Labour MP Says Her Constituents Are Crying Themselves To Sleep Over Brexit Uncertainty

A Labour MP says some of her constituents are so worried about Brexit they are “literally crying themselves to sleep”.

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A-Level Results Day: Why An Apprenticeship Might Be The Best Route For You

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A-Level results today. Whatever grades you achieve, this is a time to feel excited about your future.

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Pride Is A Protest - And A Celebration Of How Far We've Come

As with all Pride events, Belfast Pride was a bright, loud and colourful festival of fun. A collection of political parties, drag queens, trade unions, families, small businesses and everything in between. A richly diverse mix of thousands…