DUP’s loss of influence at Westminster may result in restoration of Stormont power-sharing

One seat defined the election in Northern Ireland: Belfast North, where Sinn Fein toppled the DUP’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds. Unionists had lost a seat and their majority at Westminster – a landmark result in a place defined by partition. Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald TD, described it as “an historic election and a defining moment in our politics”. […]

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Labour staff face being told before Christmas that they’ll lose their jobs

Some Labour staff could be told they have lost their jobs before Christmas after the party's crushing defeat. In a letter from party General Secretary Jennie Formby, staff were congratulated for their hard work in the campaign. But the letter also warned that a reduction in money Labour receives to support its work as the Official Opposition meant people may […]

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Hans von Spakovsky: Trump impeachment by House Democrats means a trial in Senate — How would that work?

Next steps in impeachment process House Judiciary Committee passes two articles of impeachment against President Trump on straight party-line vote; senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram reports. The vote by the House Judiciary Committee Friday to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Trump makes it clear that Democrats are moving full speed ahead on the road to impeachment – […]

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How the House of Commons would look if Britain used proportional representation

Every election in Britain sparks arguments about our first-past-the-post voting system. Critics of the current method say it's vastly unfair and overwhelmingly favours the two big, established parties – Labour and the Conservatives. Smaller parties tend to come second in a lot of constituencies but fail to win a single seat because they don't come first anywhere. This means a […]

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Johnson Leads Conservatives To Historic Win; Vows Brexit By January 31

Britain’s Conservatives Party retained power in the general election with a thumping majority. Accepting it as a “powerful new mandate” to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit and repay the trust the voters put in his government. Johnson is expected to move forward with his deal to leave the 28-member economic bloc by January […]

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Karl Rove: Meet the Trump impeachment skeptics — independents see bickering, hypocrisy and a waste of time

Karl Rove criticizes timing of House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing: Shame on the Democrats House Democrats should have waited until President Trump returned from the NATO summit in London before launching the next phase of their impeachment inquiry, says former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove. ‘What the heck is going on?” As my recent travels sent me […]

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Taoiseach warmly congratulates Boris Johnson – but EU leaders add coded warning to UK ahead of new talks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is “very relieved” UK voters have ended the Brexit gridlock of the past two and a half years which fuelled uncertainty for Irish business and jobs. Mr Varadkar warmly congratulated his UK counterpart on his decisive general election win dubbing it Boris Johnson’s “great personal victory.” The Taoiseach said he believed the ending of […]

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Johnson’s gf cements her place at top as she walks into No10 with ‘Bozzie Bear’

Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carrie Symonds walked into Number 10 alongside him in her first 'official' moment as the Prime Minister's other half. Despite making a number of appearances since news of their relationship broke, the 31-year-old PR guru normally stands at the sidelines rather than by his side. Carrie, who is 23 years younger than the Prime Minister and is […]

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