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Labour MP must apologise for letter to constituents

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightParliament/Jessica TaylorA Labour MP has been told to apologise for writing a letter to constituents ahead of the 2019 election containing a “personal campaign message” on Brexit.Dr Rosina Allin-Khan broke the rules over the use of Commons stationery, and for using constituents’ contact details without consent, the standards commissioner found.The commissioner said…

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Conservative MP quits government job over free school meals

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage captionCaroline Ansell voted against the governmentA Tory MP has quit her government job after voting for a Labour motion to offer free school meals during holidays until Easter 2021.Caroline Ansell said vouchers were not a long-term solution – but they helped families struggling with the pandemic.Footballer Marcus Rashford, who is leading a…

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QAnon goes European

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — QAnon has crossed the Atlantic — and it’s found fertile ground within protest groups, populists and conspiracy theorists across Europe. In France, the Yellow Jacket movement has embraced the American movement. In Italy, backers hail from the anti-vaccine community. In Britain, adherents draw from Brexit followers.…

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Boris Johnson’s Manchester headache is not going away

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s battle with Manchester may be only the beginning. This week saw twin political tussles, with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham over the level of financial support for the city as it enters the highest category of coronavirus restrictions, then with Manchester United footballer and child poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford (and the…

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Brexit: UK to ban more EU citizens with criminal records

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionLosing access to EU databases could make identifying people with a criminal history harderMany more EU citizens with criminal records will be barred from entering the UK from January, the Home Office has said.People sentenced to more than a year in prison will be turned away, in line with other…

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Three phone calls that unlocked Brexit

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — The third time was a charm when it came to Brexit phone calls.  Conversations on Monday and Tuesday between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his U.K. counterpart David Frost failed to get negotiations moving again — but a chat on Wednesday lasting almost an hour…