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Tory-DUP war of words over Brexit intensifies

By Stephen Walker BBC News NI Political Correspondent Image copyright EPA/afpImage caption DUP leader Arlene Foster has said Theresa May cannot “in good conscience” recommend a Brexit deal that places a trade barrier on businesses moving goods from one part of the UK to another. A war of words is escalating between the DUP and […]

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Ethnicity pay gap: Firms may be forced to reveal figures

Image copyright Getty Images Companies may be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap under plans unveiled by the prime minister to help minorities at work. Theresa May has launched a consultation on whether mandatory reporting will help address disparities between the pay and career prospects of minorities. She acknowledged that minorities often “feel like […]

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Sturgeon calls for ‘patience’ over Scottish independence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: “It is now up to us to honour those who went before and win our country’s independence.” Nicola Sturgeon has called for “pragmatism and patience” from independence supporters in her SNP conference speech. The Scottish first minister said she was “more confident than ever” that […]

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DUP leader Foster issues Brussels Brexit warning

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Arlene Foster was speaking after talks with Michel Barnier in Brussels The DUP leader has warned she will not support any Brexit deal that could lead to new economic barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Arlene Foster was speaking after a meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit […]