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Operation Banner – fifty years on

This opinion piece was sent in by a reader: On August 14th 1969, at the request of the Unionist government, British troops were deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland […]

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Government enhances police stop and search powers in crackdown

Home Secretary Priti Patel today (11 August) empowered more than 8,000 police officers to authorise enhanced stop and search powers, as part of Government efforts to crack down on violent […]

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£2.1 announced for No Deal Brexit

Good to know the UK is not short of cash, anyway! The rhetoric, by the way, is the Government’s, not mine! An immediate cash boost to help get the UK […]

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The new Government – a full list

Her Majesty’s Government: July 2019 – a small number of posts are unpaid Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service and Minister for the […]

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PM starts new police recruitment drive

I can’t help thinking if they hadn’t been underfunded in the first place, towns like Bude may still have a functioning Police station. However, the recruitment of 20,000 new police […]

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Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM

Good afternoon I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen who has invited me to form a government and I have accepted I pay tribute to the fortitude […]

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Boris Johnson: populists now run the show, but what exactly are they offering?

Move aside. Shutterstock Richard Carr, Anglia Ruskin University According to the Conservative member of parliament for Witham, Priti Patel, “with Boris Johnson leading the Conservative Party, at long last, [we] […]

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Urgent action needed on money-back recycling scheme

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has today welcomed Michael Gove’s public support for an all-inclusive money-back recycling system, or Deposit Return Scheme, but says it’s time for urgent action not […]

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Domestic Abuse Bill to be major step forward

The government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in Parliament today, signalling a major step forward in transforming the response to this crime. The Bill is the most comprehensive […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson would prorogue parliament at his peril – just ask Charles I

Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck. Wikimedia Commons Imogen Peck, University of Warwick Charles I is relevant again today – 370 years after his execution. Responding to […]

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