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Do voters need therapy?

Image copyright Getty Images The day after the general election Boris Johnson suggested that he wanted to cure the divisions caused by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Indeed, he urged “everyone to find closure and let the healing begin”. The use of the words “closure” and “healing” is significant. In a poll last year,…

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Labour leadership hustings: Party ‘can’t win’ without success in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer are the final three contenders in the UK Labour leadership election The final contenders for the Labour leadership have answered questions at a hustings in Glasgow, with all three backing more powers being devolved.Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy…

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Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson tells ministers to focus on delivery after Javid exit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Chancellor Rishi Sunak was all smiles as the new cabinet met for the first time Boris Johnson has told his new cabinet to focus on delivering Tory election promises following a reshuffle that saw Sajid Javid quit as chancellor.Addressing his new team in Downing Street, the…

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Brandon Lewis talks to Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrandon Lewis: The first tasks ahead of new NI secretary The first and deputy first ministers spoke to the new Northern Ireland secretary on Friday morning.As part of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, Brandon Lewis replaced Julian Smith.Mr Smith had helped to restore power-sharing at Stormont…

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Labour leadership: Candidates apologise over anti-Semitism

Image copyright ITN POOL All four Labour leadership candidates have apologised to Jewish members over the party’s handling of anti-Semitism, at a heated debate in London.Rebecca Long-Bailey said she had spoken out over the issue at shadow cabinet, but she could have “done more”.Her leadership rival Emily Thornberry had accused her of inaction on the…