Politics

Downing Street has insisted that the UK’s economy is strong despite the International Monetary Fund’s warning that Britain’s economy will go into reverse this year and will fare worse than all other advanced nations. In its latest World Economic Outlook update, the IMF downgraded its UK gross domestic product (GDP) forecast once again, predicting a
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On January 25th, Meta’s president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, announced that Donald Trump will be reinstated on Facebook and Instagram.   Clegg is not just any old corporate executive.  He is the former deputy prime minister of England.   Trump’s account was suspended for two years on January 7th, the day after the violent events of January
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Nicola Sturgeon has accused some opponents of Scotland’s gender recognition reform of using women’s rights as a “cloak of acceptability”. Scotland’s first minister was careful to stress not all opponents of her government’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill hold this view. Her government approved the bill at the end of last year – not without opposition
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Those worried about the health of British politics have diagnosed a new disease at Westminster. Chris Patten, a grandee from the Conservative establishment, spotted what he called “Long Boris” last summer. Weeks after Boris Johnson announced his resignation as prime minister, Lord Patten, a former party chairman and former BBC chairman, lamented the persistent “corrupting
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Home Secretary Suella Braverman is under fire for rowing back on reforms designed to prevent another Windrush scandal, with Labour’s David Lammy saying victims were being “once again spat on”. Ms Braverman has confirmed she will not be implementing all of the accepted recommendations from a review into how the scandal unfolded, including establishing a
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