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eloquent and angry response from irish deputy pm simon coveney on marr earlier when asked why the eu cannot be
Eloquent and angry response from Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney on Marr earlier when asked why the EU cannot bend to UK view on Brexit, given "where we are now" otherwise is a no-deal departure.
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mps have now overwhelmingly approved by 328 to 65 all other lords amendments to the ni bill which includes one
MPs have now overwhelmingly approved - by 328 to 65 - all other Lords amendments to the NI bill, which includes one passed last night guaranteeing the timings on extending rights of abortion and equal marriage to NI. That will be cheered by campaigners.
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liz truss at the final tory hustings talking about the 2012 olympics at the heart of it was one man boris john
Liz Truss at the final Tory hustings, talking about the 2012 Olympics:

"At the heart of it was one man: Boris Johnson."

Trigger warning for @owen_g
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utterly baffling to argue that the first and best way to stop cyclists and e scooter riders from being squashe
Utterly baffling to argue that the first and best way to stop cyclists (and e-scooter riders) from being squashed by lorries is to put the onus on vulnerable road users, rather than redesigning the streets so they're separated from tonnes of fast-moving metal.
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new electoral commission has fined now defunct far right party britain first 44200 for multiple breaches of ru
New: Electoral Commission has fined now-defunct far right party Britain First £44,200 for multiple breaches of rules including undeclared donations and failure to do proper accounts.
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there s lots lots more
There's lots, lots more.
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some of the testimonies in this report on bullying of mps staff are really upsetting
Some of the testimonies in this report on bullying of MPs' staff are really upsetting.
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in many workplaces repeated allegations of such wrongdoing against individuals would bring disciplinary action
In many workplaces, repeated allegations of such wrongdoing against individuals would bring disciplinary action. Not in the Commons.
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predictably grim findings from gemma white qc s report into the bullying and harassment of mps staff full repo
Predictably grim findings from Gemma White QC's report into the bullying and harassment of MPs' staff. Full report here:

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does anyone else think it s politically a bit odd that boris johnson is supping pints with leave mad pub tycoo
Does anyone else think it's politically a bit odd that Boris Johnson is supping pints with Leave-mad pub tycoon Tim Martin, just a couple of weeks after Martin was the star turn at the Brexit Party's biggest rally?

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alison pearson on r4 is arguing that the neighbours who reported the boris johnson domestic incident to police
Alison Pearson on R4 is arguing that the neighbours who reported the Boris Johnson domestic incident to police should be publicly identified so people can know their politics and views on Brexit.

These are utterly baffling times.
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if i heard him correctly david davis just told r4 that we shouldnt worry about boris johnson having wasted 43m
If I heard him correctly, David Davis just told R4 that we shouldn’t worry about Boris Johnson having wasted £43m on the Garden Bridge as that is “a tiny amount of money” in national economic terms. Hmmm.
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when nigel farage calls for wholesale change in the civil service and foreign office as he has done just now o
When Nigel Farage calls for "wholesale change" in the civil service and Foreign Office, as he has done just now on R4, he essentially means a political purge of senior officials who disagree with him on Brexit and on Trump.
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new downing street declines to criticise donald trump for rting far right londonistan tweet about sadiq khan i
New: Downing Street declines to criticise Donald Trump for RTing far right “Londonistan” tweet about Sadiq Khan: “It is a matter for the US in terms of what they comment on.”
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new on the bike blog why channel 5 s programme this week cyclists scourge of the roads is irresponsible inaccu
New, on the Bike Blog: why Channel 5's programme this week, "Cyclists: Scourge of the Roads?" is irresponsible, inaccurate and generally awful, and will make me, my loved ones and others on two wheels less safe.

I've watched it so you don't have to.

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slightly awkward moment on r5 as nicky campbell gets his tory candidate names mixed up and asks liam fox if he
Slightly awkward moment on R5 as Nicky Campbell gets his Tory candidate names mixed up and asks Liam Fox if he'd “serve under a serial liar, Jeremy Hunt".

Fox sounds surprised, but of course can't really say, "Don't you mean Boris Johnson?"
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single vote victory for dominic grieve s amendment making it a bit more difficult for a future government to p
Single vote victory for Dominic Grieve's amendment making it a bit more difficult for a future government to prorogue parliament and ensure a no deal. Grieve's amendment passed by 294 votes to 293!
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almost the only people who think johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him utterly damning piece by bor
"Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him."

Utterly damning piece by Boris Johnson's former boss, Max Hastings, about why he thinks Johnson is completely unfit to be prime minister.

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