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A decade later, the picture has darkened, as Hughes recently lamented when he complained about the “negative role” Facebook is playing in politics. ... Her own journey – from Obama's campaign to trying to secure business with political parties and corporate interests in Ethiopia, Lithuania, Romania, ...
And despite concilatory words from many EU leaders, Mrs Merkel laid down the law, warning the next stage will be "very intense" for UK negotiators. She also insisted time was "running out" for a deal to be struck. Mrs Merkel said: “Regarding the fact that Great Britain wants to neither be part of the Custom's ...

By Jonathan Blake, BBC political correspondent. In a phone call from Jeremy Corbyn and what a source ... The Labour leader announced last month that the party wanted the UK to be a permanent member of a customs union with the EU after Brexit. But Mr Smith, who unsuccessfully challenged Mr Corbyn ...
Meanwhile, the 23 British diplomats ordered out of Russia in a tit-for-tat response to the UK's expulsion of 23 of its diplomats have now left the UK's embassy in Moscow. The EU has recalled its ambassador to Russia, German Markus Ederer, "for consultations" and he is expected in Brussels over the ...
DUBLIN, March 23. /TASS/. The Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuri Filatov, has expressed regret with the fact that support for the UK over the alleged poisoning of the former Russian intelligence officer and British spy Sergei Skripal raised the upper hand in the EU. "Unfortunately, the EU succumbed to ...
British investigators on Friday night searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics company that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to develop psychological profiles on behalf of political campaigns, including that of President Trump. About 20 investigators from Britain's ...

Scotland, unlike other parts of the UK, voted to 'Remain' in the 2016 EU referendum. Winnie Ewing was elected as SNP President in 1987, just as a young Nicola Sturgeon was getting involved in politics. The two would meet and, in time, Winnie would become a mentor. Ms Sturgeon said she gave her ...
The UK's seven major political parties spent £4m on advertising with US tech giants during last year's snap general election campaign and just £239,000 on traditional news media. The money spent by the parties on advertising with national and regional newspaper publishers was just 6 per cent of that ...
Figures released this week by the Electoral Commission are the simplest way to demonstrate the growing influence of Facebook on British politics. ... The idea of marketing on Facebook was brought to the UK by the US political consultant Jim Messina, the campaign manager for Barack Obama in 2012, ...
The government should set a target date for "everybody in the country" to speak English to encourage integration, a former official has said. Dame Louise Casey, who wrote a report for the government on integration in 2016, said a "common language" would help to "heal rifts across Britain". She also called ...
Mr Hammond will argue that the UK's national debt is still far too high. But the BBC understands the government has been discussing how to direct more money to the NHS in future. Senior government figures have told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg that cabinet ministers have been discussing ...
It seemed to be a hat trick of polling catastrophes: Brexit, the 2016 US presidential election and the 2017 British general election. But researchers now say that despite popular perceptions, polls are as accurate as they have ever been. They say a new analysis of political polls shows that errors have not ...
The head of Britain's biggest business lobby group has attacked Labour's nationalisation plans as potentially just as damaging to the economy as Britain ... In a speech on Monday, Paul Drechsler, the CBI president, said renationalising large parts of the economy would cause serious harm to the UK's ...
Brexit was always going to mean a massive workload for the civil service - not only in negotiating the UK's departure, but also in setting up new systems that will run independently of the EU in the future. Now we're beginning to see what that means in practice. Two new departments have been created since ...
The prime minister will host separate bilateral meetings with Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones after all three leaders hold a joint ministerial committee at Downing Street, underlining the pressure May is under to resolve the dispute before meeting other European leaders on Brexit next week. UK ministers ...
LONDON — Britain's prime minister said on Monday that it was “highly likely” that Moscow was to blame for the poisoning of a former Russian spy attacked with .... Officials from across the British political spectrum have called for a wide range of retaliatory measures against Russia, including the expulsion of ...
Jeremy Corbyn was implicitly criticised by some Labour MPs after using his response to May's statement to condemn the Conservatives for taking money from Russian oligarchs. The Labour leader did condemn the attack on Skripal, but his tone was notably less confrontational than May's, he stressed the ...

With little more than a year to go before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the issue of Brexit remains a divisive one. Where does public opinion currently stand? Brexit continues apace, with controversy never far away. The prime minister recently proposed the UK should leave both the single ...
The Foreign Office's post-Brexit policy of “Global Britain” is a meaningless slogan, currently underpinned by no clear political, strategic or funding ... such as the appointment of a British judge on the international criminal court are cited by the committee as a sign that the UK's influence may be waning.
However, as shown in a study we conducted recently, published in Policy & Politics, the use of management consultancy in English NHS hospital trusts ... blog give the views of the author(s), and not the position of LSE British Politics and Policy, nor of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Should Nixon defeat Cuomo – and then a Republican opponent – she will enter the pantheon of celebrities who have made it in US politics. Ronald Reagan played a wealthy orphan in the Oscar-nominated Kings Row. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the Terminator before he was governor of California.
British politics and culture feel nostalgic about the Commonwealth and hope to rekindle the old relationship. But the reality is not so simple ... Some countries, such as Singapore, have surpassed Britain in per capita income and growth, and they see little need to indulge the UK. For many others, the core ...
UK leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference on Friday, with John McDonnell to close it on Sunday. ... The proposed "Mary Barbour law", named after the "Red Clydeside" political activist who played a leading role in the rent strikes of 1915, is to be lodged at Holyrood as a member's bill. It would ...
The British government has signed a £5 billion deal with Saudi Arabia for the sale of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, reigniting a row with Labour over arms ... The deal, which is expected to save hundreds of jobs in the north of England, is the biggest prize of the visit to the United Kingdom by Saudi Arabia's ...
Here we are, in 2018, in modern, democratic, fair-minded Britain, and what happens when it turns out the leader of the Labour Party was a member of a secret Facebook group awash with anti-Semitic comments? Not a lot really. As the political editor of the Jewish Chronicle, I have been writing about ...
The U.S.-Canadian border is rapidly becoming a bone of contention in Britain's gruelling Brexit debate — and a point of friction between Britain and Ireland. British PM Theresa May made it official this week when she told the House of Commons that the U.K. is looking to the world's longest undefended ...
But she said it would be a "regressive step" for any political party or government to put people in posts "just because they are women or because they represent a minority group". "I don't like the labelling of people. I don't like the term BME. I'm British first and foremost, because I was born in Britain.
The UK government has told Scottish and Welsh ministers they are likely to be barred from controlling policy in areas such as genetically modified crops, fishing quotas and farm payments after Brexit. Mike Russell, Scotland's Brexit minister, accused Westminster of undermining the constitution after the ...


 

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