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UKIP bids to be 'radical, populist' party

UKIP should become a “radical, populist party” standing up for free speech against the “politically-correct thought police”, says its leader. Its “interim manifesto”, unveiled on the eve of its conference, also urges a “clean exit” from the EU. Leader Gerard Batten said the policies unveiled aimed to help “the people who form the backbone of […]

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Jeremy Corbyn 'not ruling out' indyref2 consent

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: “We would decide at the time” about indyref2 Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not ruling out allowing a second Scottish independence referendum to be held if he becomes prime minister. The Labour leader said he would “decide at the time” what to do if Nicola […]

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Merged Northamptonshire councils put vulnerable 'at risk'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Northamptonshire’s police and crime commissioner said vulnerable people could be “caught in the gaps” between two councils Vulnerable people could be at risk if Northamptonshire’s eight councils are replaced with two, its police and crime commissioner has warned. Stephen Mold said better services could be offered by one, larger […]

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The view from Europe

There’s a distinct tone of concern in European newspapers over Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal for future trading ties with the EU. But many papers fear the consequences of a no-deal hard Brexit even more. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sees Brexit as one of the biggest threats to the economic prosperity of the Netherlands, […]

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Donald Tusk: UK's Chequers Brexit plan 'won't work'

European Council President Donald Tusk says the UK’s suggested economic relationship with the EU “risks undermining the single market”. Mr Tusk was speaking after 27 EU leaders met – without UK Prime Minister Theresa May – to discuss the latest state of Brexit talks. He said that while the leaders accepted there were some positive […]

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New Statesman on intelligence services and Labour leader

Following a New Statesman report claiming a “deep state” was undermining Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming Prime Minister, Politics Live presenter Andrew Neil heard from the leader’s former spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin and ex-Blair adviser Alastair Campbell. Rachel Sylvester of the Times said it was a “bit conspiratorial” but “a lot of Labour MPs” were worried […]

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EU leaders want UK to hold 2nd referendum on Brexit

EU leaders are “almost unanimous” about wanting the UK to hold another referendum, the prime minister of Malta has said. Speaking to the Today programme, Joseph Muscat said most of his counterparts would like the “almost impossible” to happen in the hope of reversing the 2016 result. Campaign group People’s Vote is also calling for […]