All change (again) for Umunna

Image copyright PA When it comes to political parties, he is The Changing Man. Just four years ago he wanted to lead Labour – then pulled out of the race. Just four months ago he pulled out of Labour completely as a founder member of the Independent Group of MPs. This transmogrified in to Change […]

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Stormont stalemate – how things stand

Image caption NI has been without a devolved government since January 2017, when the DUP and Sinn Féin split in a bitter row It’s more than a month since the British and Irish governments began fresh efforts to restore devolution in Northern Ireland. Breaking two and a half years of political deadlock between diametrically opposed […]

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Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock withdraws from leadership race Matt Hancock has quit the contest to become Conservative leader – and prime minister – a day after coming sixth in the first ballot of the party’s MPs. The health secretary did not endorse any of his former rivals, but told […]

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Divorce law shake-up tabled in Commons

Image copyright Getty Images Legislation aimed at reducing “mudslinging” between divorcing couples in England and Wales has been tabled in the Commons. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is the biggest shake-up of divorce laws in 50 years, says the government. Currently, one spouse must allege adultery or unreasonable behaviour by the other for divorce […]

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