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Is Scotland moving towards independence?

By James CookChief news correspondent for The Nine Publishedduration2 days agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionYes campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament building after 2014 referendum saw a majority for NoOpinion polls suggest a consistent majority of Scots are now in favour of independence. What is driving this surge in support?When Scotland awoke one grey autumn morning in…

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US election 2020: What the US election will mean for the UK

By James LandaleDiplomatic correspondentPublishedduration7 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesIf you want to see one of the great monuments to what is called “the special relationship” between Britain and the United States, take a stroll to Grosvenor Square, a leafy haven in the heart of London. There you will find a grand statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,…

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Post-Brexit trade talks extended, says No 10

Publishedduration27 minutes agomedia captionBrandon Lewis MP says Michel Barnier staying in London is “hopefully a very good sign”The chief negotiators for the UK and EU will continue post-Brexit trade talks in London until Wednesday, says No 10.Michel Barnier arrived in the UK on Thursday to restart negotiations with Lord David Frost after they stalled last…

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Electric goods ‘should have repairability rating’

By Justin ParkinsonPolitical reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration3 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesThe government must look at forcing manufacturers to put “repairability” scores on electric devices, opposition parties have said.From next year, a scheme in France will label phones, fridges, lawnmowers and other items in this way to encourage more environment-friendly purchases.The Liberal Democrats and Green Party want…

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Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

Publishedduration39 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionLiz Truss signed the deal with Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu MotegiBritain and Japan have formally signed a trade agreement, marking the UK’s first big post-Brexit deal. The deal, unveiled last month, means nearly all its exports to Japan will be tariff free while removing British tariffs on Japanese cars by 2026.UK…