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Theresa May ‘clear-eyed’ over Iran threat

Theresa May will say she is “clear-eyed” about the threat posed by Iran to the security of the Gulf and Middle East, in a speech in Bahrain. The prime minister will stress the importance of…


Buoyant Lib Dems vow to fight ‘hard Brexit’

The Liberal Democrats have vowed to fight against a “hard Brexit” in the aftermath of the party’s stunning victory in the Richmond Park by-election. A buoyant Tim Farron, the Lib Dems’ leader, said the Prime Minister must…


10 candidates for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Ten candidates will contest the parliamentary by-election in Sleaford and North Hykeham on 8 December. The Lincolnshire seat is vacant following the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips earlier this month. He had a majority…



Government rejects leaked memo’s Brexit claims

The government says it “does not recognise” a leaked memo’s claim that it has no overall plan for Brexit. A spokesman said the “unsolicited document” came from an external accountancy firm and had “no authority”….




MPs: Flood strategy needs ‘radical’ overhaul

The Environment Agency and the way we handle the risk of flooding need a major overhaul, according to a group of MPs. Although the Government is spending more money on managing the risk of flooding,…



New DC routine: Wake up, search WikiLeaks, wince

Washington (CNN)It’s shaping up to be a new part of the morning routine for DC’s elite: Grab coffee, skim the news and type your name into WikiLeaks to see what damage the day’s hacked emails…