Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Politics

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn denies Cold War spy claims

Jeremy Corbyn has denied claims by a former Cold War spook that he was allegedly paid by Communist secret police to spy on Britain. ...

Scandal-hit Oxfam to stop bidding for funding

Oxfam has agreed to stop bidding for Government funding until ministers are satisfied it can meet the "high standards" expected. ...

Dealing with Government on Brexit 'like banging head against wall'

The top figure in Britain's £40bn maritime sector has said liaising with the Government over Brexit is like "banging your head against a brick wall". ...

Patel: Oxfam boss Mark Goldring 'should resign'

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring should resign and allow the charity to "look to the future", according to Priti Patel. ...

Steel pensioners 'shamelessly exploited' – MPs

British steel pension scheme members have been "shamelessly" exploited by "dubious financial advisers", according to a report by MPs, who have warned of "another major mis-selling scandal". ...

A 'deal' would have been a 'deal' in any language

Talks on power-sharing in Northern Ireland did not collapse over whether or not there would be street signs in the Irish language. ...

Westminster rule 'inevitable' in Northern Ireland

Westminster involvement in Northern Ireland's governance is now "inevitable" following the breakdown of power-sharing talks, according to a former Cabinet minister. ...

The 8 oddest moments from Boris Johnson's speech

Boris Johnson has delivered a speech calling for Brexit unity - but his characteristically colourful language left some amused and baffled. ...

'No prospect' of NI deal as talks break down

Talks between the leaders of Northern Ireland's two biggest political parties to re-establish a government in Stormont have broken down. ...

MP shock as 'rough sleeper' dies near Commons

The Government's minister for homelessness has vowed to "find solutions" as MPs expressed shock at the death of an apparent rough sleeper just yards from Parliament. ...

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