John Bercow claims ‘small nation like Britain’ better in EU – brands bloc ‘force of good’

Speaking at the Alpine Conference in Switzerland, Mr Bercow spoke positively of the European Union, describing it as a “force for good”. He said: “When you are a relatively small nation like Britain, it is best to be a member of the European Union. “Three reasons speak in favour of belonging to the EU: Brussels represents a mercantile power, it […]

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‘Do it!’ SNP urges Scotland to IGNORE Boris Johnson and hold Indyref2 without Westminster

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has ramped up her calls for a another referendum over recent weeks, arguing the SNP’s gains at last month’s general election – which saw the party increase its number of seats by 13 to 48 – means it has a mandate to hold Indyref2 this year. But Boris Johnson is refusing to bow to her […]

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Breakingviews – Putin picks good time for Potemkin reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – After two decades in power Vladimir Putin is shaking things up – sort of. At an annual address broadcast on television screens across the country on Wednesday, the Russian president told the nation of his plans to hand more power to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament. As with the fake villages erected during Catherine […]

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‘Sanctimonious idiot!’ Backlash as Lib Dem peer compares post-Brexit UK to Nazi Germany

Lord Greaves said he was concerned EU nationals could face discrimination and harsh treatment, “reminiscent” of 1930s Germany under Adolf Hitler’s rule, after Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Speaking in the upper chamber yesterday, as peers debated Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill, he urged the Government to do more to combat “hostility” after the UK’s […]

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Labour leadership candidates: Latest odds make Labour leadership a ‘three-horse race’

The next leader of the Labour Party will be announced on April 4. At the moment, six MPs are vying for the role: Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips, Clive Lewis and Emily Thornberry. A 90-minute hustings took place yesterday before Labour MPs and peers in Parliament. During that meeting, Wigan MP Lisa Nandy impressed the most […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen's husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year. Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain […]

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