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Electoral test

Electoral test

Image copyright Getty Images Voters will head to the polls on 3 May for the first England-wide test of electoral opinion since last year’s dramatic general election.Although there are no polls in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, there is plenty of action in England – with seats on about 150 councils up for grabs.These are…

Facebook data breach is ‘turning point’ for online privacy, says Matt Hancock

Facebook data breach is ‘turning point’ for online privacy, says Matt Hancock

Image copyright Channel 4 News Image caption Alexander Nix, right, of Cambridge Analytica was filmed by Channel 4 News The actions of Cambridge Analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of Facebook data, are “totally unacceptable” and “creepy”, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said.The consulting firm is accused of harvesting the data…

Theresa May could be the Churchill of our time

Theresa May could be the Churchill of our time

LONDON — Theresa May’s role is a lonely one. Embattled at home, having lost her parliamentary majority, the British Prime Minster has few people she can trust and consult. As she leads her country through complex Brexit negotiations, there is nobody to tell her what the next step should be; no one has done this…

In Brexit Give-and-Take, Britain Gives and the E.U. Takes

In Brexit Give-and-Take, Britain Gives and the E.U. Takes

While Mr. Gove professed himself “disappointed,” Jacob Rees-Mogg, a strongly pro-Brexit lawmaker who cultivates a cartoonish aristocratic image, greeted protesters who vented their anger on Wednesday by flinging fish into the Thames. “The Government had rolled over but had not even had its tummy tickled,” Mr. Rees-Mogg said earlier, repeating, with apparent approval, words spoken…