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    DUP only party that can unite unionism, says Foster

    DUP only party that can unite unionism, says Foster


    Arlene Foster warns the electorate that voting for other unionist parties risks "dividing...

    Arlene Foster warns the electorate that voting for other unionist parties risks "dividing unionism".
    Warning over 'unexplained' school moves

    Warning over 'unexplained' school moves


    A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being...

    A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being "off-rolled".
    Brexit: No deal means hard Irish border, says Selmayr

    Brexit: No deal means hard Irish border, says Selmayr


    The European Commission's secretary-general Martin Selmayr was filmed making the comments in late...

    The European Commission's secretary-general Martin Selmayr was filmed making the comments in late 2018.
    Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'

    Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'


    The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the...

    The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.
    Activists chained to Corbyn's home

    Activists chained to Corbyn's home


    Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's...

    Four Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves together outside the Labour leader's home.
    Dugdale wins blogger defamation case

    Dugdale wins blogger defamation case


    Wings Over Scotland blogger Stuart Campbell took Ms Dugdale to court after she claimed he sent "homophobic...

    Wings Over Scotland blogger Stuart Campbell took Ms Dugdale to court after she claimed he sent "homophobic tweets".
    Victims' families seek violence action

    Victims' families seek violence action


    Victims' relatives and campaigners close Westminster Bridge, saying crime is a "national...

    Victims' relatives and campaigners close Westminster Bridge, saying crime is a "national emergency".
    Government in email privacy blunder

    Government in email privacy blunder


    A department responsible for data protection shares the personal details of hundreds of...

    A department responsible for data protection shares the personal details of hundreds of journalists.
    UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

    UK to introduce porn age-checks in July


    Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service...

    Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers.
    Disorderly Brexit 'risks Scottish recession'

    Disorderly Brexit 'risks Scottish recession'


    Economists predict the country's economy could dip by 5.5% - but also set out a possible path for...

    Economists predict the country's economy could dip by 5.5% - but also set out a possible path for growth.
    Has Brexit fractured Irish-unionist relations?

    Has Brexit fractured Irish-unionist relations?


    Jayne McCormack assesses the impact of Brexit on relations between unionists and the Irish...

    Jayne McCormack assesses the impact of Brexit on relations between unionists and the Irish government.
    Amber Rudd: Leadership bid is ‘entirely possible’

    Amber Rudd: Leadership bid is ‘entirely possible’


    The work and pensions secretary tells Emma Barnett on 5 Live that she "has kept the door slightly...

    The work and pensions secretary tells Emma Barnett on 5 Live that she "has kept the door slightly ajar".
    Gerard Batten: Tommy Robinson 'not far right'

    Gerard Batten: Tommy Robinson 'not far right'


    The UKIP leader defends his decision to appoint former EDL leader Tommy Robinson as an...

    The UKIP leader defends his decision to appoint former EDL leader Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
    Brexit: Parties 'testing ways' to move forward

    Brexit: Parties 'testing ways' to move forward


    David Lidington says the government and opposition are "testing ways" to move forward on acceptable future customs arrangements with the...

    David Lidington says the government and opposition are "testing ways" to move forward on acceptable future customs arrangements with the EU.
    Can the Tories and Labour agree on Brexit?

    Can the Tories and Labour agree on Brexit?


    Both sides want to avoid taking part in European elections but significant hurdles to agreement...

    Both sides want to avoid taking part in European elections but significant hurdles to agreement remain.
    Donald Tusk's message: decoded

    Donald Tusk's message: decoded


    Brexit's been delayed until Halloween. Here's what the President of the European Council Donald Tusk had to say about the delay (and what his speech actually...

    Brexit's been delayed until Halloween. Here's what the President of the European Council Donald Tusk had to say about the delay (and what his speech actually means).
    Article 50: Can the UK revoke Brexit?

    Article 50: Can the UK revoke Brexit?


    The European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK could consider "cancelling Brexit". How would this...

    The European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK could consider "cancelling Brexit". How would this work?
    Brexit: What happens now?

    Brexit: What happens now?


    The EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31 October. So how will the deadlock be...

    The EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31 October. So how will the deadlock be broken?
    Brexit: Why a long extension worries Europe

    Brexit: Why a long extension worries Europe


    The EU may impose tough conditions on any extension to protect their own...

    The EU may impose tough conditions on any extension to protect their own interests.
    Council elections: Why don't people vote?

    Council elections: Why don't people vote?


    Councils affect services such as housing and schools so why are people apathetic about electing...

    Councils affect services such as housing and schools so why are people apathetic about electing them?
    Unhappiness with politics 'at 15-year high'

    Unhappiness with politics 'at 15-year high'


    "Anti-democratic sentiments" are growing due to frustration at political process, Hansard Society...

    "Anti-democratic sentiments" are growing due to frustration at political process, Hansard Society says.
    EU weighs risks of going into extra time

    EU weighs risks of going into extra time


    Theresa May's Westminster battle over Brexit poses a dilemma for EU leaders this...

    Theresa May's Westminster battle over Brexit poses a dilemma for EU leaders this week.
    Westminster's weirdest week?

    Westminster's weirdest week?


    Naked protests, claps of thunder, leaks in the Commons - it has been far from business as usual in...

    Naked protests, claps of thunder, leaks in the Commons - it has been far from business as usual in SW1A.
    How bad are things for Theresa May?

    How bad are things for Theresa May?


    Theresa May has lost and lost again over Brexit - but are things really that bad for her...

    Theresa May has lost and lost again over Brexit - but are things really that bad for her government?
    What does latest 'Dear Donald' letter say?

    What does latest 'Dear Donald' letter say?


    Theresa May has written to the European Union to request a further Brexit...

    Theresa May has written to the European Union to request a further Brexit delay.
    Brexit delay: How can Article 50 be extended?

    Brexit delay: How can Article 50 be extended?


    Theresa May has said she will ask for a further Brexit delay to break the deadlock at...

    Theresa May has said she will ask for a further Brexit delay to break the deadlock at Westminster.
    No deal: so what does it mean?

    No deal: so what does it mean?


    It's apparently becoming "more likely" so why not add it to your Brexit...

    It's apparently becoming "more likely" so why not add it to your Brexit vocabulary?
    Brexit deadlock: The Commons in numbers

    Brexit deadlock: The Commons in numbers


    How the government's shrinking majority is contributing to the parliamentary...

    How the government's shrinking majority is contributing to the parliamentary stalemate.
    Brexit: What deal did MPs reject?

    Brexit: What deal did MPs reject?


    MPs voted for a third time on Theresa May's Brexit deal, but only on the withdrawal...

    MPs voted for a third time on Theresa May's Brexit deal, but only on the withdrawal agreement.
    Brexit: Can Norway say no to the EU?

    Brexit: Can Norway say no to the EU?


    Nick Boles MP says Norway refused to adopt an EU directive. Is he...

    Nick Boles MP says Norway refused to adopt an EU directive. Is he right?
    Brexit: What are the options now?

    Brexit: What are the options now?


    None of MPs' eight proposed Brexit options have secured clear backing in a series of votes in the...

    None of MPs' eight proposed Brexit options have secured clear backing in a series of votes in the Commons.
    Indicative votes: the next stage explained

    Indicative votes: the next stage explained


    A series of indicative votes in Parliament could offer a possible way out of the Brexit...

    A series of indicative votes in Parliament could offer a possible way out of the Brexit deadlock.
    What voters make of Brexit now

    What voters make of Brexit now


    What Britons now think about leaving the EU and whether another referendum should be...

    What Britons now think about leaving the EU and whether another referendum should be held.
    Do petitions ever work?

    Do petitions ever work?


    More than five million people have signed a petition against Brexit - but do petitions ever...

    More than five million people have signed a petition against Brexit - but do petitions ever work?
    Examining the Common Market 2.0

    Examining the Common Market 2.0


    What do politicians mean when they talk about Common Market 2.0 or a Norway plus...

    What do politicians mean when they talk about Common Market 2.0 or a Norway plus solution?
    What the withdrawal agreement means

    What the withdrawal agreement means


    Chris Morris analyses the key points from the 585-page draft agreement between the UK and the...

    Chris Morris analyses the key points from the 585-page draft agreement between the UK and the EU.
    EU referendum: The result in maps and charts

    EU referendum: The result in maps and charts


    How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought...

    How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?