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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Winnie is the best street campaigner I’ve ever seen First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s political heroine will not raise many eyebrows in her native Scotland but she is less well known in other parts of the UK. Winnie Margaret Ewing (nee Woodburn) was born in Glasgow […]

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Plaid Cymru faces oblivion if it lurches left, Jonathan Edwards warns

Image caption Jonathan Edwards said Plaid must “aim for the gaping void in the middle” of politics Plaid Cymru faces “oblivion” if it lurches to the left, one of its MPs will tell party activists later. Addressing the party’s spring conference in Llangollen, Denbighshire, Jonathan Edwards will warn against basing Plaid’s strategy on the “intricacies […]

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Ireland 'could expel Russian officials' after UK attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Leo Varadkar is attending the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels Ireland could expel Russian officials if they are shown to be acting as intelligence agents, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar has said. He was speaking after the European leaders agreed it was “highly likely” that […]

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Labour frontbencher Owen Smith backs another EU referendum

A shadow cabinet minister has broken ranks with official Labour Party policy to call for another Brexit referendum. Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Smith said a vote should be held when talks with the EU have concluded. He also called for Labour to back membership of the EU single market, in an article for The […]

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Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy reveals grooming by paedophile priest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSinn Féin’s Conor Murphy ‘beaten and groomed’ by paedophile priest A senior Sinn Féin politician has said paedophile priest Fr Malachy Finegan physically abused him and tried to sexually groom him. Conor Murphy said the priest, who died in 2002, dragged him into an office in St […]

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Emily Commander: 'I regret making the complaint'

A serving clerk of the House of Commons says MPs cannot be allowed to have a role in disciplining MPs for bullying. Emily Commander triggered a formal investigation into an MP’s conduct in 2012 – the only clerk to ever do so. She raised a complaint against Paul Farrelly MP for bullying in 2012. Mr […]

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Data collection fears after Cambridge Analytica claims

Political data-mining found its feet with the Obama campaign in 2008 and kept growing with Clinton, Trump and Brexit campaigns says Jamie Bartlett. And in a personal film for This Week, he warned action was needed now: “When data-mining really starts to run, it could undermine democracies the world over.” Watch the programme in full, […]

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Battle for democracy over Brexit, says Plaid's Leanne Wood

Image caption Leanne Wood: “I’ll be talking about the need for politics to be more positive” Wales faces a battle for democracy as a result of Brexit, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has warned. Before her speech to her party’s spring conference later, she pledged to “build a new nation” and “reignite hope”. Ms Wood […]

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Westminster bullying: 'MPs must not discipline one another'

MPs cannot be allowed to have a role in the disciplining MPs for bullying or harassment of parliamentary staff, a serving clerk of the House of Commons has told Newsnight Emily Commander triggered a formal investigation into an MP’s conduct in 2012 – the only clerk to ever do so. Ms Commander, who is currently […]

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Next Labour leader must be a woman, says Harriet Harman

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Harriet Harman calls on men in the party to ‘support women leaders’ The next Labour leadership election should be fought between only female candidates, Harriet Harman has said. The party’s former deputy leader called on men to go further than sitting out of the contest and to actively back […]

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Brexit: Confusion over 'EU leaders back new referendum' claim

The Lib Dems have claimed their call for a referendum on the final Brexit deal is supported by eight liberal European prime ministers. They said liberal leaders meeting in Brussels had backed a statement supporting the Lib Dem call for the British public to have “the final say”. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable had […]