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NI may not see McGuinness' like again, says Foster

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption History will have the ‘final say’ on Martin McGuinness and his legacy, said Arlene Foster Northern Ireland may never see a political figure like Martin McGuinness again, unionist leader Arlene Foster has said. She paid tribute to the former deputy first minister at a special Assembly meeting to mark […]

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Martin McGuinness: Vigils held for Sinn Féin leader

Image copyright Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Image caption Crowds gathered to pay tribute to Martin McGuinness in west Belfast Vigils have been held across the island of Ireland for Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, who has died aged 66. His body was returned to his Derry home on Tuesday afternoon. Image copyright Peter Morrison Image […]

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Watson warns minister over George Osborne's editor role

Image copyright PA Image caption George Osborne will edit the London Evening Standard four days a week Labour’s deputy leader has warned Digital Minister Matt Hancock to avoid any conflict of interests in his future dealings with ex-chancellor George Osborne, now Evening Standard editor. Tom Watson said Mr Osborne would be expected to seek to […]

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Business rules

Image copyright Metropolitan Police On a warm Saturday afternoon in March a group of campaigners heads to the Golden Lane estate in central London. Local council elections are just days away but these volunteers are not seeking votes on behalf of councillors. The members of the campaign group We Can Win want to make sure […]

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Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin, dies aged 66

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Martin McGuinness served as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister for ten years Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister, has died aged 66. It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition. The former IRA leader turned peacemaker worked at the heart of […]

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What is Labour's future?

Image caption Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson says it is his duty to “call out” threats to Labour’s future “If this secret left-wing plan to take over the Labour Party comes to pass, our electoral existence is in peril.” Tom Watson did not mince his words when he spoke to me on Monday morning. But […]

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George Osborne defends newspaper job in Commons

Image copyright House of Commons George Osborne has said Parliament is “enhanced” by having MPs with “different experiences” as he defended his new job as Evening Standard editor. The ex-chancellor was speaking in the Commons in response to an urgent question on the issue from Labour, Shadow minister Andrew Gwynne said an MP holding other […]

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Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour 'plot'

Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today left-wing supporters of Corbyn are involved in plot which could destroy the party Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for his MPs to unite – after his deputy Tom Watson warned of threats to the party from left-wing activists. Mr Watson was “cheered to the rafters” as he arrived […]