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Brexit, Labour and the election

Many Labour MPs who are seeking to defend their seats in the forthcoming election are famously less than enthusiastic about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. But some of them – particularly in traditional Labour strongholds in the north of England – have a second problem: they ca...

Welcome to a Brexit no-one voted for

This week Theresa May will trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of leaving the European Union. Or, to put it another way, an unelected banker will demand a divorce from the biggest single market on Earth in the hope we'll end up richer. Welcome to a Brexit nobody vot...

Anti-EU UKIP party loses its only lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's UKIP party, widely credited as having been a major factor behind the country's decision to leave the European Union, lost its only lawmaker on Saturday when Douglas Carswell announced he was leaving the party. Carswell, 46, defected to UKIP from the ...

Britain's anti-EU UKIP party loses its sole lawmaker, Douglas Carswell

Britain's UKIP party, widely credited as having been a major factor behind the country's decision to leave the European Union, lost its only lawmaker on Saturday when Douglas Carswell announced he was leaving the party. Carswell, 46, defected to UKIP from the Conservative party ...

George Osborne announced as new editor

George Osborne has been announced as the new editor of the Evening Standard. The former Chancellor will succeed Sarah Sands and take up his role in early May. Mr Osborne said: "This is such an ...

George Osborne is the new editor of Evening Standard

The Evening Standard has announced the appointment of George Osborne as its new editor to succeed Sarah Sands. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer will take up his role as editor in early May...

Labour fights for post-Brexit future in UK by-elections

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Paul Nuttall leaves after casting his vote in the Stoke Central by-election in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain February 23, 2017. — Reuters picLONDON, Fe...

Voters brave Storm Doris as polls open in Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Voters are braving the wind and rain to cast their ballots in Stoke Central and Copeland as Storm Doris descends on Britain. Polls opened in the two crucial by-elections this morning - as the Me...

When is the Copeland by-election and who are the candidates?

This week there are two crucial by-election tests for Labour. Lots of people are talking about the fight against Ukip's Paul Nuttall in Stoke-on-Trent, but there's a key test in Copeland. It's ...

MARK CARNEY: Central banks need 'the spirit of the millennial'

LONDON — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he wants to improve diversity at the central bank to avoid " being mono-culture, secretive and ridden with groupthink." He said that central ...

Bank of England should embrace

LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Bank of England needs to adopt the "spirit of the millennial" and embrace varied approaches to problem-solving, as well as boosting gender and ethnic diversity, cent...

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