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United Ireland conversation – Alliance Party snubs Dublin event

On Saturday, politicians, business representatives, and the general public are gathering at the 3Arena in Dublin for the "Ireland's Future - Together We Can" event. The Alliance Party would have been the only non-nationalist party to attend but has now decided to reject the...

Pound hits historic low while split in Tory party deepens

The pound has plummeted to its lowest ever level against the US dollar after the new Conservative government’s mini-budget collapsed confidence in the UK’s economic management. Early trading on Monday saw the pound plunge 5% against the dollar to just $1.03 before it managed to...

Labour starts conference with 12pt lead over Tories

The Labour party conference in Liverpool has started with a big boost from opinion polls putting them on course to win a 56-seat majority in the next general election. The latest poll by Savanta ComRes sees the Conservatives trailing Labour by 12 points, with the...

 ‘Enough is enough’ – 50 UK protests against cost of living

Enough is Enough protests against the spiralling cost of living crisis will be held in 50 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns tomorrow (October 1) – the same day the new energy bill price cap begins. The campaign group’s first “national day of action” will see simultaneous events in...

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Barristers escalate strike action; govt gives law firms £85m before Covid...

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to go on an all-out strike and victims’ advocates said the historic action is “entirely the government’s fault”. Already log-jammed courts will face even further stress when barristers begin their indefinite, uninterrupted...

‘Impossible and odious’ to be Johnson’s ethics adviser

Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser Lord Christopher Geidt has resigned because the prime minister put him in an “impossible and odious position”. Geidt’s resignation letter states Johnson proposed violating the ministerial...

Boris Johnson rewrites ministerial code to ‘save his own skin,’ says Rayner

Boris Johnson has re-written the ministerial code of conduct whilst he is being investigated by MPs over whether he has breached it by lying to the House of Commons. Labour...

Queen’s speech shows government’s ‘time has passed,’ says Starmer

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris...

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FBI interview Truss’s chief of staff about US election bribery case

Liz Truss’s chief of staff has been interviewed by the FBI about an alleged criminal plot to bribe a US politician and influence an election, the Sunday Times reports. Mark Fullbrook - the prime minister’s most senior aide – is...

Ex-Shell worker Liz Truss will tax people not profits while borrowing billions

Former Shell worker Liz Truss has ruled out extending the windfall tax on energy companies’ £180 billion profits to help pay for her £130 billion plan to tackle soaring...

Liz Truss wins No 10, Priti Patel quits as home secretary

Priti Patel has stepped down as home secretary following the triumph of Liz Truss in the race to become the UK’s prime minister. Patel’s exit after three controversial years in...

UK’s 56th prime minister must prioritise energy crisis

The UK’s 56th prime minister will finally be announced on Monday and installed by the Queen (in Scotland) on Tuesday after an unnecessarily long, drawn out leadership campaign. As...
United Ireland conversation

United Ireland conversation – Alliance Party snubs Dublin event

On Saturday, politicians, business representatives, and the general public are gathering at the 3Arena in Dublin for the "Ireland's Future - Together We Can" event. The Alliance Party would have been the only non-nationalist party to attend but has...

Bin strikes spread in Scotland; London’s bus drivers to strike

Bin strikes in Scotland have started in 13 more local authorities after councils and unions failed to reach a pay agreement. The “international embarrassment” that is the bin strike in...

Truss v Sunak and the Northern Ireland Protocol

As the leadership race enters its final phase and the Truss campaign continues to gather momentum, the candidates' stance on the Northern Ireland Protocol is worth examining. While Truss...

NI Protocol bill cleared through the House of Commons

On Wednesday, the internationally controversial NI Protocol Bill passed through the House of Commons and is now due for reading in the House of Lords. The government has said...