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US reaction

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Mr Trump delivered an “astonishing political knifing” to Mrs May, CNN said President Trump’s comments to British newspaper The Sun are being described in the US as a “Brexit bomb” – but some White House correspondents are querying whether he really intended to rule out a trade deal with the […]

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Reinstated Labour MP Jared O’Mara quits Labour Party

Image copyright House of CommonsImage caption Jared O’Mara was suspended by the Labour Party in October A Labour MP who was suspended over alleged misogynistic and homophobic comments has resigned from the party. Jared O’Mara was suspended in October over a series of online posts and claims he verbally abused a woman. He was reinstated […]

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Murdoch’s Fox cleared for Sky takeover bid

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has cleared a proposed deal for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to buy Sky. The British broadcaster has been the subject of a fierce bidding war between Fox and US cable giant Comcast. Comcast’s bid has already been cleared, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said Fox can go […]

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‘Hostile environment’ checks paused after Windrush scandal

Labour has called for a total review of the government’s so-called “hostile environment” policy after ministers said part of it had been paused. Data-sharing aimed at identifying illegal migrants has been suspended for three months so people from the Windrush generation were not “erroneously impacted”. The government has already apologised over the Windrush saga. But […]

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Gender neutral titles for Lords ruled out

Image copyright Getty Images The government says it has no plans to introduce gender neutral titles for members of the House of Lords who do not identify as a man or a woman. A consultation is under way on how to make it easier for transsexual people to legally change their gender. Ministers are also […]

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Lord Carrington, former foreign secretary, dies aged 99

Image copyright PAImage caption Lord Carrington with then Prime Minister Thatcher in 1980 Former UK Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, who was the last surviving member of Churchill’s 1950s government, has died aged 99. The Conservative politician was also a former defence secretary. He resigned as foreign secretary in 1982 after the Falkland Islands were invaded […]