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Covid-19: Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill set for North South meeting

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Arlene Foster (left) and Michelle O’Neill have not appeared together in public since last month Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill are expected to appear alongside each other in public after a meeting of ministers from both sides of the Irish border later.The first and deputy first ministers have not…

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UK and China relationship ‘seriously poisoned’, says Beijing’s ambassador

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to the UK, gave a press conference for over an hour on Thursday The relationship between the UK and China has been “seriously poisoned”, says Bejing’s ambassador to London. In a lengthy press conference, rebutting criticism of the Chinese government, Liu Xiaoming said the UK was…

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A pandemic holiday guide for politicians

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon Polly Suntan cream? Check. Phone charger? Check. Weighty political biography to pretend to read in case there’s a photographer nearby? Check. Excuse ready for when the holiday turns into a PR nightmare? Check. Picking a holiday destination is a hard enough task for politicians at…

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David Lidington: Global Britain = European Britain

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon Polly LONDON — From the beating heart of government to lockdown and long afternoons in rural England — this was not the year David Lidington was expecting. Theresa May’s donnish former deputy and London’s longest-serving Europe minister (2010-16) was the quiet man at the heart…