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Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires.Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow’s “bias” during Commons…

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Nuclear plant in Anglesey cancelled by Hitachi

Image copyright Horizon Nuclear Hitachi has said it will suspend work on a multi-billion-pound UK nuclear project because of rising costs.The decision puts thousands of jobs at risk if the £13bn plant at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, north Wales, is scrapped.The Japanese firm had been in talks with the UK government since June about funding…

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Brexit talks: What does the DUP want?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The DUP insists it will not support a Brexit plan unless the Irish border backstop is time-limited or removed from the withdrawal deal On Wednesday, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) held up its end of the confidence-and-supply pact it shares with the Conservatives and helped the government rebuff a…