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Former senior Financial Times editor: business, employment, politics, regions, Europe. Ex-editor of Scotland on Sunday. Mancunian cricket lover.

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shirley williams says thatcher used to iron denis s shirts late at night in the commons thatcher
Shirley Williams says Thatcher used to iron Denis's shirts late at night in the Commons. #Thatcher
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hammond to tell cbi dinner leave campaign in 2016 was clear we would leave with a deal so to advocate for no d
Hammond to tell CBI dinner: Leave campaign in 2016 “was clear we would leave with a deal. So to advocate for no deal is to hijack result of referendum, and in doing so, knowingly to inflict damage on our economy and living standards.”
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uk firms likely to scrap planned investment if there is no deal brexit boe s broadbent
UK firms likely to scrap planned investment if there is no-deal Brexit: BoE's Broadbent. https://t.co/CHkFSCb1Dq
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seven in 10 people from ethnic minorities now report having faced racial discrimination compared with 58 in ja
Seven in 10 people from ethnic minorities now report having faced racial discrimination, compared with 58% in January 2016. https://t.co/uv8uVnaKCW
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electoral commission to visit brexit party offices over funding concerns
Electoral Commission to visit Brexit party offices over funding concerns. https://t.co/G2E3648bWZ
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post office remains vulnerable as ever but seems too early to say reinvention has failed branch numbers broadl
Post Office remains vulnerable as ever, but seems too early to say reinvention has failed. Branch numbers broadly stable over past decade, made first profit for 16 years in 2016-17. https://t.co/3VVoUPowVR
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massive oversupply of coffee after value of global industry almost doubled in past decade to 90bn
Massive oversupply of coffee after value of global industry almost doubled in past decade to $90bn. https://t.co/gILUyqYTLr
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mays chief of staff told tory aides no deal brexit could create unstoppable pressure for irish border poll dem
May’s chief of staff told Tory aides no-deal Brexit could create unstoppable pressure for Irish border poll. Demands for Scottish independence would follow. Could even stir Welsh separatism. https://t.co/QSf6pVd3uj
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likely to damage huawei short term longer term could accelerate quest for alternative to google android
Likely to damage Huawei short-term. Longer term, could accelerate quest for alternative to Google Android. https://t.co/4ZGG6PHGPg
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if i were jeremy corbyn id be praying for a boris johnson victory matthew dancona
If I were Jeremy Corbyn I’d be praying for a Boris Johnson victory | Matthew d’Ancona https://t.co/6XaLlgkcn0

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brexit talks begin
Brexit talks begin.
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england set to run short of water within 25 years warns environment agency chief executive urges one third cut
England set to run short of water within 25 years, warns Environment Agency chief executive. Urges one-third cut in water use. https://t.co/EsPq9FYUGB
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i have to say spain that putting on trial for rebellion most of the people who have just been elected in catal
I have to say, Spain, that putting on trial for rebellion most of the people who have just been elected in Catalonia does not look good from a democratic point of view.
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@GroomB 10 months
england fans queue for waistcoats at mamps
England fans queue for waistcoats at M&S.
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uk mobile users face return of steep roaming bills after brexit
UK mobile users face return of steep roaming bills after Brexit. https://t.co/fX4BcHjH8U
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in no deal brexit uk would have only 4000 permits for nearly 40000 lorries travelling to the eu unless it can
In no-deal Brexit, UK would have only 4,000 permits for nearly 40,000 lorries travelling to the EU unless it can reach bilateral deals. They would be rationed. https://t.co/RljoV742oB
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taxpayer would save over 200m if asda morrison sainsbury tesco paid living wage says charity
Taxpayer would save over £200m if Asda, Morrison, Sainsbury, Tesco paid living wage, says charity. http://t.co/DZ6LwywsJ0
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@GroomB 11 months
my candidate for question time
My candidate for Question Time.
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