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A decade later, the picture has darkened, as Hughes recently lamented when he complained about the “negative role” Facebook is playing in politics. ... Her own journey – from Obama's campaign to trying to secure business with political parties and corporate interests in Ethiopia, Lithuania, Romania, ...
And despite concilatory words from many EU leaders, Mrs Merkel laid down the law, warning the next stage will be "very intense" for UK negotiators. She also insisted time was "running out" for a deal to be struck. Mrs Merkel said: “Regarding the fact that Great Britain wants to neither be part of the Custom's ...

By Jonathan Blake, BBC political correspondent. In a phone call from Jeremy Corbyn and what a source ... The Labour leader announced last month that the party wanted the UK to be a permanent member of a customs union with the EU after Brexit. But Mr Smith, who unsuccessfully challenged Mr Corbyn ...
Meanwhile, the 23 British diplomats ordered out of Russia in a tit-for-tat response to the UK's expulsion of 23 of its diplomats have now left the UK's embassy in Moscow. The EU has recalled its ambassador to Russia, German Markus Ederer, "for consultations" and he is expected in Brussels over the ...
DUBLIN, March 23. /TASS/. The Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuri Filatov, has expressed regret with the fact that support for the UK over the alleged poisoning of the former Russian intelligence officer and British spy Sergei Skripal raised the upper hand in the EU. "Unfortunately, the EU succumbed to ...
British investigators on Friday night searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics company that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to develop psychological profiles on behalf of political campaigns, including that of President Trump. About 20 investigators from Britain's ...

Scotland, unlike other parts of the UK, voted to 'Remain' in the 2016 EU referendum. Winnie Ewing was elected as SNP President in 1987, just as a young Nicola Sturgeon was getting involved in politics. The two would meet and, in time, Winnie would become a mentor. Ms Sturgeon said she gave her ...
The UK's seven major political parties spent £4m on advertising with US tech giants during last year's snap general election campaign and just £239,000 on traditional news media. The money spent by the parties on advertising with national and regional newspaper publishers was just 6 per cent of that ...
Figures released this week by the Electoral Commission are the simplest way to demonstrate the growing influence of Facebook on British politics. ... The idea of marketing on Facebook was brought to the UK by the US political consultant Jim Messina, the campaign manager for Barack Obama in 2012, ...
The government should set a target date for "everybody in the country" to speak English to encourage integration, a former official has said. Dame Louise Casey, who wrote a report for the government on integration in 2016, said a "common language" would help to "heal rifts across Britain". She also called ...
Mr Hammond will argue that the UK's national debt is still far too high. But the BBC understands the government has been discussing how to direct more money to the NHS in future. Senior government figures have told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg that cabinet ministers have been discussing ...
It seemed to be a hat trick of polling catastrophes: Brexit, the 2016 US presidential election and the 2017 British general election. But researchers now say that despite popular perceptions, polls are as accurate as they have ever been. They say a new analysis of political polls shows that errors have not ...
The head of Britain's biggest business lobby group has attacked Labour's nationalisation plans as potentially just as damaging to the economy as Britain ... In a speech on Monday, Paul Drechsler, the CBI president, said renationalising large parts of the economy would cause serious harm to the UK's ...
Brexit was always going to mean a massive workload for the civil service - not only in negotiating the UK's departure, but also in setting up new systems that will run independently of the EU in the future. Now we're beginning to see what that means in practice. Two new departments have been created since ...
The prime minister will host separate bilateral meetings with Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones after all three leaders hold a joint ministerial committee at Downing Street, underlining the pressure May is under to resolve the dispute before meeting other European leaders on Brexit next week. UK ministers ...
LONDON — Britain's prime minister said on Monday that it was “highly likely” that Moscow was to blame for the poisoning of a former Russian spy attacked with .... Officials from across the British political spectrum have called for a wide range of retaliatory measures against Russia, including the expulsion of ...
Jeremy Corbyn was implicitly criticised by some Labour MPs after using his response to May's statement to condemn the Conservatives for taking money from Russian oligarchs. The Labour leader did condemn the attack on Skripal, but his tone was notably less confrontational than May's, he stressed the ...

With little more than a year to go before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the issue of Brexit remains a divisive one. Where does public opinion currently stand? Brexit continues apace, with controversy never far away. The prime minister recently proposed the UK should leave both the single ...
The Foreign Office's post-Brexit policy of “Global Britain” is a meaningless slogan, currently underpinned by no clear political, strategic or funding ... such as the appointment of a British judge on the international criminal court are cited by the committee as a sign that the UK's influence may be waning.
However, as shown in a study we conducted recently, published in Policy & Politics, the use of management consultancy in English NHS hospital trusts ... blog give the views of the author(s), and not the position of LSE British Politics and Policy, nor of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Should Nixon defeat Cuomo – and then a Republican opponent – she will enter the pantheon of celebrities who have made it in US politics. Ronald Reagan played a wealthy orphan in the Oscar-nominated Kings Row. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the Terminator before he was governor of California.
British politics and culture feel nostalgic about the Commonwealth and hope to rekindle the old relationship. But the reality is not so simple ... Some countries, such as Singapore, have surpassed Britain in per capita income and growth, and they see little need to indulge the UK. For many others, the core ...
UK leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference on Friday, with John McDonnell to close it on Sunday. ... The proposed "Mary Barbour law", named after the "Red Clydeside" political activist who played a leading role in the rent strikes of 1915, is to be lodged at Holyrood as a member's bill. It would ...
The British government has signed a £5 billion deal with Saudi Arabia for the sale of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, reigniting a row with Labour over arms ... The deal, which is expected to save hundreds of jobs in the north of England, is the biggest prize of the visit to the United Kingdom by Saudi Arabia's ...
Here we are, in 2018, in modern, democratic, fair-minded Britain, and what happens when it turns out the leader of the Labour Party was a member of a secret Facebook group awash with anti-Semitic comments? Not a lot really. As the political editor of the Jewish Chronicle, I have been writing about ...
The U.S.-Canadian border is rapidly becoming a bone of contention in Britain's gruelling Brexit debate — and a point of friction between Britain and Ireland. British PM Theresa May made it official this week when she told the House of Commons that the U.K. is looking to the world's longest undefended ...
But she said it would be a "regressive step" for any political party or government to put people in posts "just because they are women or because they represent a minority group". "I don't like the labelling of people. I don't like the term BME. I'm British first and foremost, because I was born in Britain.
The UK government has told Scottish and Welsh ministers they are likely to be barred from controlling policy in areas such as genetically modified crops, fishing quotas and farm payments after Brexit. Mike Russell, Scotland's Brexit minister, accused Westminster of undermining the constitution after the ...
The judgment it issued revealed the man is one of about 20 people in a similar position resisting removal to Britain on identical legal grounds. ... If returned to the UK, the court noted, he would “continue to be imprisoned in the United Kingdom beyond 29 March, 2019, when the United Kingdom will withdraw ...
Britain is seeking a special “good faith” provision in its Brexit transition deal, fearing that the EU might exploit its position to impose new rules on the UK. ... The ERG has been described as the most powerful opposition force in British politics, organising through a Whatsapp group with “a sense of discipline”.
A portrait of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett by the pioneering artist Annie Swynnerton has gone on display at Tate Britain in London to mark the ... A statue of Fawcett by Gillian Wearing will be unveiled later this year in Parliament Square, the most important UK public space and a male-only zone of statues ...
New trade deals with countries such as the United States cannot replace the UK's current trading relationship with the EU, the Welsh Government has said. Ministers in Cardiff accept there are "significant trading opportunities" outside the EU and support the "merits of international trade". But they still ...
"I first heard of him from Margaret Thatcher can you believe, when I had my own fit of youthful endeavour in politics as a 16 year old, giving a speech at the Tory Party Conference in 1977," said the former Conservative leader. "I was hauled off to meet Margaret Thatcher and she said to the assembled press: ...
Speaking to the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg, the prime minister said she had already spelled out what she wants from the deal and did not believe the UK would have to choose between Europe and the rest of the world. "I don't believe that those are the alternatives," she said. "What the British ...
LONDON — The rising risk of a political crisis in the UK could lead major companies to trigger their worst-case scenario Brexit plans, according to a note from Deutsche Bank. Writing on Wednesday, DB's macro strategist Oliver Harvey told clients that "the newsflow in recent days" suggests "rising risks of a ...
There is a way of thinking about Brexit that has proven popular because it is of comfort both to the UK and to the remaining 27 member states of the EU. This is to view it as a uniquely British affair, one that realigns this country with its old traditions – in Europe, but not a direct part of it; a bridge between ...
Just about every aspect of the tapestry is open to historical debate, including when it was made, where and for whom. It was not just a work of art but a political tool intended to reinforce Norman rule: the scene of Harold swearing allegiance to William, for example, is depicted as a formal ceremony with holy ...
In the final hours of his six-day visit to the two nations, Francis warned in improvised remarks that Latin America was in a deep crisis from corruption scandals, with politics in most countries "more sick than well". "Politics is in crisis, very much in crisis in Latin America," he said, pointing to construction ...
However, given the scale of British impotence and the December capitulation over Ireland, it's more likely they will push us hard. ... material (how much will your local airport in France or factory in Germany lose?), explaining Britain's case, waving carrots and sticks up and down the chain of political opinion.
The discussion with Banks has made a return to politics all the more likely – and with Ukip in freefall, there potentially is space for a movement arguing for a robust Brexit. A spokesman for Farage told the BBC: “There is no chance of him coming back as Ukip leader. He wouldn't consider it for a second.
At last year's general election, Labour promised to change public procurement rules to encourage firms to recognise trade unions and pay UK taxes. ... Quizzed on the BBC's Sunday Politics about how far the party would go, Baroness Chakrabarti said: "There are some things that the private sector probably ...
Britain's defence chief of general staff, Sir Nick Carter, is to warn that the UK is trailing Russia in terms of defence spending and capability. ... Failure to keep up with Russia will leave the UK exposed, particularly to unorthodox, hybrid warfare of the kind practised by Russia and other potentially hostile states, ...
Emmanuel Macron will say on Sunday on The Andrew Marr Show that he would love to see Britain return, adding: “It depends on you. I do respect this vote, I do regret this vote, and I would love to welcome you again.” However, he warns that full access to the single market for the UK's huge financial ...
Emmanuel Macron has said it would be possible for Britain to secure a bespoke trade deal but only if the UK accepts certain “preconditions”. The French president said that while a special solution could be secured, full access to the single market without accepting its rules was “not feasible”. The comments ...
Mr Jones, a Brexit Minister between July 2016 and June 2017, told the BBC's Sunday Politics Wales programme: "We do need to satisfy the assembly that ... got to recognise that the United Kingdom - and of course Wales itself - voted to leave the European Union and he's now got a duty to work with the UK ...
PRESSURE was last night mounting on the EU to sign a free-trade agreement with Britain after a report revealed that a “no deal” scenario could cost the bloc .... He predicts that the UK would make an additional £433billion in tariffs imposed on EU producers if we operated under World Trade Organisation ...
Instead, the Remain camp was relentlessly putting out its message that a hard Brexit would be ruinous to the British economy and bad for the country, without ... Last Monday Farage held a meeting in Brussels with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, which, he said, left him convinced that the UK ...
Demands to open up Britain's shady network of overseas tax havens are set to be used by the EU as leverage to force concessions during Brexit trade talks, The Independent understands. The European Commission will soon review whether British territories previously left off a Brussels tax haven blacklist ...
Education should be free and functional, it would induce “political education” while encouraging private and voluntary organizations to establish schools. PDP will guarantee .... At present, a wife cannot join her husband in the United Kingdom if the husband earns below a certain amount. Migrant impact ...
... to Daily Politics on Friday, he said he did not want the publicity his relationship with the former glamour model had attracted. But following the suspension, former UKIP leadership candidate, Ben Walker called for Mr Bolton's resignation. "You have destroyed your own family; don't destroy our political one ...


 

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