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Government in email privacy blunder

Image copyright Getty Images A government department responsible for data protection laws has broken its own rules by sharing the contact details of hundreds of journalists. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport emailed more than 300 recipients in a way that allowed their addresses to be seen by other people. The email – […]

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Has Brexit fractured Irish-unionist relations?

Image copyright European Photopress Image caption Unionists have been critical of Leo Varardkar’s approach to Brexit Last week marked 21 years since the Good Friday peace agreement was signed – the deal that effectively helped bring decades of violence in Northern Ireland to an end. It was co-forged by the British and Irish governments and […]

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Disorderly Brexit 'risks Scottish recession'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Researchers say Scotland could face a 5.5% loss of output A disorderly Brexit risks a deep recession in Scotland, according to researchers. The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), part of the University of Strathclyde, predicts a loss of more than one £1 in every £20 of output from the […]

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Burgon's 'regret' at Zionism comments

Labour MP Richard Burgon has said he “regrets” saying Zionism is the “enemy of peace”, after a video emerged of him making the comments. In a BBC interview recorded last year, Mr Burgon denied that he had made the comments, following newspaper reports in 2016 that he had made them. But video footage posted on […]

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Change UK party approved for European elections

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Independent Group is now a political party called Change UK The Electoral Commission has approved The Independent Group’s application to register as a political party. The group – made up of 11 former Labour and Tory MPs who quit their parties in February – will become Change UK. […]