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Question Time: Praise for Fiona Bruce after her first edition

Viewers have reacted warmly to Fiona Bruce’s first edition of Question Time.Thursday evening’s episode was the first to be broadcast since David Dimbleby’s departure last month.”It’s lovely to be here,” Bruce told the audience in Islington in North London as the show began.Brexit dominated more than half the programme, with the safety of London’s streets…

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EU in ‘keep calm and carry on’ mood

Image copyright AFP Image caption Brussels European Quarter: Brexit is not disrupting the EU’s day-to-day business As the turmoil over Brexit continues at Westminster, the attitude in Brussels appears to be: “Keep calm and carry on.”That was an official slogan adopted by the British government in 1939, on the eve of war. On Wednesday, European…

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Brexit: Japan’s PM says ‘wish of whole world’ to avoid no-deal

Image caption UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe give a joint press conference The “whole world” wants the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Japan’s prime minister has claimed.Speaking at a joint press conference with Theresa May, Shinzo Abe pledged his “total support” to the withdrawal agreement she has negotiated,…

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Speaker reaction: Phillips, Nandy, Wollaston and Hope

Politics Live panellists looked at the reaction to the Speaker’s interpretation of parliamentary rules over the word ‘forthwith’ in Brexit vote amendments.Columnist Melanie Phillips spoke of a “very serious problem” over John Bercow’s view of the ‘humpty dumpty rule’, but Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston defended him.Labour MP Lisa Nandy said anybody outside Parliament might think:…

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn demands election to ‘break deadlock’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn calls for a general election: “This political chaos cannot go on.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped up calls for a general election “at the earliest opportunity” to “break the deadlock” over Brexit.In a speech, he said a new government would have a fresh mandate…