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Brexit trade talks continuing in ‘difficult times’

Image copyright Getty Images Post-Brexit trade talks are continuing with the EU “in these difficult times”, according to the UK’s chief negotiator. David Frost said he and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, would decide a timetable for further discussions in April and May. Opposition parties have called for a delay to the December deadline for […]

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Coronavirus: Labour MP Tony Lloyd in hospital

Image copyright PA MediaImage caption Tony Lloyd has represented various constituencies in northern England over many years Veteran Labour MP Tony Lloyd has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The 70-year-old member for Rochdale was “stable and responding to treatment” at Manchester Royal Infirmary, his family said. Currently shadow Northern Ireland secretary, Mr Lloyd has […]

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Who is Dominic Raab?

Image copyright EPA The UK government says Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “still very much in charge”, after he was admitted to hospital with “persistent” coronavirus symptoms. But Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is chairing meetings in his absence. So who is he? Less than three years ago, Dominic Raab wasn’t even in the government. But […]

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Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy appointed shadow foreign secretary

Image copyright PA Media Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has been appointed shadow foreign secretary in Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet. Other appointments include Anneliese Dodds as shadow chancellor and Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow home secretary. Sir Keir won the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday. The 57-year-old defeated Ms Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey […]

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Who is deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner?

Image copyright Getty Images Angela Rayner has been elected Labour’s new deputy leader. She has been a long-standing member of Jeremy Corbyn’s cabinet, but will now hold one of the key jobs in the party. So how did she get to this point? The pledges Image copyright PA MediaImage caption Ms Rayner was a leading […]