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Chelsea Clinton says Nicola Sturgeon is 'incredibly courageous'

Image caption Chelsea Clinton was appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Chelsea Clinton has described Nicola Sturgeon as “incredibly courageous” for talking about the challenges of being a female leader. The daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She spoke about women’s […]

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Jeremy Corbyn begins tour of Scotland

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn launched his tour of Scotland at a bus manufacturers in Falkirk Jeremy Corbyn has begun a four-day tour of Scotland, amid continuing accusations of anti-Semitism. The Labour party leader is due to deliver a speech outlining a new vision for the Scottish economy. But he is expected to […]

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Irish presidential election: Sinn Féin to open nominations

Image caption Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald believes younger citizens should get the chance to elect the president Sinn Féin opens its nomination process later for candidates who wish to contest the Irish presidential election. Incumbent Michael D Higgins, who has been president since 2011, has the support of several political parties. But Sinn […]

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Kofi Annan: Theresa May pays tribute to 'great leader'

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80, calling him a “great leader”. His foundation announced the death on Saturday following a short illness. Mrs May said Mr Annan reformed the UN and made a “huge contribution to making the […]

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Brexit: Nigel Farage to go 'on the road' with Leave group

Image copyright PA Nigel Farage has announced he is going “back on the road” to campaign against the prime minister’s Brexit plan. Writing for the Daily Telegraph, the UKIP MEP said Theresa May’s Chequers agreement was a “sell-out” because it included regulatory alignment with the European Union. He added he would join Eurosceptic group Leave […]

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Ministers bid to cut most polluting wood and coal burned at home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An increase in domestic emissions since 2005 has been put down to the popularity of wood burning stoves and open fires The sale of wet wood and coal for use in home burners could be phased out in England under government proposals. Bags of logs sold in DIY stores, […]

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I will not quit as MP, suggests DUP's Ian Paisley

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSuspended MP Ian Paisley suggests he will not resign Ian Paisley, the suspended MP for North Antrim, has said he would have resigned if he had thought he had done anything to warrant it. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) man was suspended from the House of Commons […]

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MP 'relieved son turned to vaping'

A report by a committee of MPs says rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society. Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb, chairman of the science and technology committee which produced the report, says he is relieved his own son now vapes instead of smoking. Source link

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Plaid Cymru leadership: Adam Price targets independence

Image caption Adam Price wants to lead Plaid Cymru into government in 2021 Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price will outline his vision of an independent Wales by 2030 as he formally launches his leadership campaign in Carmarthen. Since announcing his intention to challenge Leanne Wood, Mr Price has called for the party to change its name […]

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Hunt: We would regret no-deal Brexit for generations

Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia, and Finland Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a no-deal Brexit “would be a mistake we would regret for generations”, after a working tour of northern Europe. But he said he believed that other countries wanted to “engage seriously” to try to […]

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Jeremy Corbyn 'unaware' of militant group figure

Image copyright PALESTINIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS/FACEBOOK Image caption Maher Taher (pictured wearing a jacket but without a tie, next to Jeremy Corbyn) was a senior figure in the PFLP Jeremy Corbyn has said he did not know that a man he stood next to at a wreath-laying ceremony was a senior member of a militant […]