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United Ireland – border vote leading to reunification?

Two years into the Brexit process some Irish nationalists believe support for Northern Ireland joining the Republic is getting stronger. For the Daily Politics, reporter Emma Vardy looks at whether a united Ireland is a real possibility, and what opposition it faces. She spoke to Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy, unionist writer Sarah Creighton, the DUP’s […]

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Political football

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBelgian PM gives UK PM his team’s shirt ahead of World Cup clash on Thursday evening England are through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup despite losing 1-0 to Belgium, and politicians are keen to get in on the action, with variable results. Ahead of […]

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Ex-MP Irranca-Davies joins Welsh Labour leader race

Image caption Huw Irranca-Davies is minister for children, older people and social care Ogmore AM Huw Irranca-Davies is launching a bid to become Labour’s new leader in Wales and first minister. He joins Mark Drakeford, Vaughan Gething and Eluned Morgan in vying to take over from Carwyn Jones when he steps down later this year. […]

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Police called 'every day' to violence against NHS staff

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShocking footage of attacks and aggression at Welsh hospitals Police are called to at least one violent incident against NHS staff each day on average, figures have suggested. Statistics from four health boards showed officers were called 521 times in 2017/18 and 2,719 times since 2013. One […]

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Windrush victims detained 'unlawfully' by Home Office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The inquiry heard from Anthony Bryan and Paulette Wilson, both who were detained twice Immigration officials detained members of the Windrush generation “unlawfully and inappropriately” despite their right to be in the UK, MPs have found. A parliamentary committee has published its report into the Windrush scandal, describing the […]

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MPs demand five days to debate Brexit deal

Image copyright PA MPs should spend at least five days debating the final Brexit deal reached between the UK and the European Union, a Parliamentary committee says. The Brexit committee said it would be “the most significant parliamentary debate in a generation”. MPs must be able to give a “clear expression of its opinion” rather […]