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Marching on

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Thousands of protesters were in London on Saturday, calling for a vote on any final deal seeing the UK leave the European Union. But why were the marchers insisting on another say over Brexit? Before Saturday, Dodo Pearce had never joined a protest in her life. But the 69-year-old decided to […]

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Momentum chief Jon Lansman's 'run on pound' fear

A future Labour government should prepare for resistance from global corporations and could face a run on the pound, Momentum’s founder says. Jon Lansman, who heads the Jeremy Corbyn support movement, said global elites would resist the “significant transformation” planned by Labour. And he said he hoped that it would not lead to the devaluation […]

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No-deal Brexit plans discussed at British Irish Council

Image copyright VFKA Image caption Guernsey is hosting the summit Ireland is to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the country’s prime minister (taoiseach) has said. Leo Varadkar was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in Guernsey on Friday. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and the first ministers of Scotland and […]

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MPs to investigate 'fast fashion' impact

Image copyright PA The rise of cheap, disposable clothes and their impact on the environment will be investigated by MPs. ‘Fast fashion’, worn a few times before being dumped, can add to landfill, release toxic chemicals in production and plastic fibres in the wash. The Commons environmental audit committee will look at how the industry […]

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Probation system 'a mess' despite reforms, say MPs

Image caption The government accepts there have been “challenges” and will publish a review in July The system for supervising criminals in England and Wales is in a “mess” after reforms failed to meet their aims, MPs have said. The Commons justice committee said it was “unconvinced” reforms could ever deliver an effective probation service. […]

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Hammond: Treasury not the 'enemy of Brexit'

Image copyright Getty Images The Treasury is not “the enemy of Brexit”, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has insisted. In a speech in the City of London, Mr Hammond said the UK needed to protect patterns of trade with the EU that had been “built over decades”. The chancellor also used his Mansion House […]

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Beer in memory of first woman MP in Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s first female MP, elected in 1945, is being remembered with a Wakefield-brewed beer named after her, that is reported to have a rhubarb flavour. Leeds MP Rachel Reeves, who has got the House of Commons’ Strangers Bar to stock the beer, offered a glass of it to Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn and her […]