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Nicola Sturgeon advisor says it makes ‘absolute sense’ to control Scotland’s borders

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Professor Stephen Reicher who sits on the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 advisory group said if coronavirus levels do not improve in England, he stressed the Border would become a “key” issue.” First Minister Nicola […]

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John Hickenlooper reports $5.2 million haul in Senate race against Cory Gardner

DENVER — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Senate campaign reports a $5.2 million fundraising haul over the past three months, calling it a record for any Senate candidate in state history. Hickenlooper’s haul is significant, though it comes as his fellow Democratic hopefuls have been shattering Senate fundraising records nationally. Hickenlooper in November will be […]

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson pledges independent inquiry into government’s pandemic handling – but not yet

Boris Johnson has promised to set up an independent inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister resisted calls for it to be formed now, given the warnings of how deadly a second COVID-19 spike could be this winter. He was challenged to commit to it by Sir Ed Davey, acting […]

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Trump pick gets nod in Alabama as three U.S. states choose Senate candidates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alabama Republicans nominated political neophyte Tommy Tuberville, the choice of President Donald Trump, to run for the Senate in November as voters in three states picked candidates Tuesday in races that will help decide control of the chamber. Maine Democrats chose Sara Gideon, the speaker of the state’s House of Representatives, to […]

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Charlie Elphicke trial: Alleged sex assault victim of former Tory MP ‘distraught’, court told

A young parliamentary worker told another woman who worked in Westminster that a former Conservative MP “groped” her and acted “inappropriately”, a court has heard. Charlie Elphicke, a married 49-year-old father of two, denies three counts of sexual assault, two involving the parliamentary worker in 2016 and one involving another woman in 2007 at his […]

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Brexit POLL: Should Boris rip up Withdrawal Agreement and demand talks start again? VOTE

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A new report has highlighted the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) negotiated by Boris Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, contains several “poison pills” which will jeopardise Britain’s hard-won freedom from Brussels control. Furthermore, the 100-page […]

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Don’t fall for it! Michel Barnier’s sly plot to save EU at UK’s expense exposed by expert

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. And Barnabas Reynolds, a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group, suggested the “eurozone volcano” had the potential to cause enormously damage should it […]

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Sturgeon warning: Disaster for Scotland as ‘personal debt ‘timebomb’ alert issued

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A Mark Diffley Consultancy and Research survey commissioned by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) showed 27 per cent were concerned about making debt repayments during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, a quarter of Scots remain […]

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Boris Johnson urges Brits to go back to work in shock U-turn on policy

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Boris Johnson said people should “try to lead their lives more normally” as restrictions are eased after months of lockdown. And he hinted that stricter rules on wearing face coverings in public […]

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Germany thanks Boris Johnson for promoting tracing app after he said it wasn’t ‘functioning’

Germany’s health minister has said he was “surprised” at Boris Johnson’s claim no country had a functioning coronavirus tracing app after he was questioned about repeated delays to the UK’s one. Jens Spahn said technology to track down other people someone with COVID-19 may have infected has been downloaded by 15 million people in Germany […]