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Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘complete inconsistency’ summed up as trade unionist rages at SNP
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Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘complete inconsistency’ summed up as trade unionist rages at SNP

Ms Sturgeon last night weaved into her nation’s Covid-19 response reasons as to why Scotland should seek independence. Her party conference speech, this time lacking a live audience because of the lockdown, unusually opened with Ms Sturgeon’s praise for Europe and Europeans. She said that Scotland “wants to return (to the EU) – and we hope to do so soon...

Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’
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Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’

 firm involved in the detention of child migrants in the US will help run a new operations centre to ease post-Brexit border chaos, triggering an outcry. Amnesty International and the Liberal Democrats hit out at Michael Gove after he picked Palantir – widely criticised over Donald Trump’s “human rights violations of asylum-seekers and migrants” – for his multimillion-pound unit. The centre will use cutting-edge software to...

Luvvie Bob Geldof ORDERS Boris Johnson to keep hands off £15billion foreign aid budget
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Luvvie Bob Geldof ORDERS Boris Johnson to keep hands off £15billion foreign aid budget

During next week’s spending review, the Chancellor is widely expected to lower the UK’s commitment of spending 0.7 percent of national income on overseas aid to 0.5 percent in order to raise billions of pounds. But Sir Bob, who is widely recognised for his activism surrounding anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa branded Rishi Sunak’s plans as “unconscionable.”...

Tougher tier lockdown means most people unable to mix with family and friends until EASTER
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Tougher tier lockdown means most people unable to mix with family and friends until EASTER

Boris Johnson will outline his winter Covid recovery plan to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow. The proposed plans will include the re-introduction of the three tier system once England’s lockdown is lifted on December 2. But Brits will be told to expect a strengthened set of regional restrictions as No 10 fears the virus “could quickly...

Majority of EU residents support bloc, with UK score at historic high
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Majority of EU residents support bloc, with UK score at historic high

The majority of European Union residents have a favourable view of the bloc, while UK support for the union is at record-high levels, a new survey of attitudes amid the coronavirus pandemic has found. The Pew Research Centre poll also found that Britons trust German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron more than their own prime minister. Just one in two (51 per...

Religious intolerance is ‘bigger cause of prejudice than race’, says report
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Religious intolerance is ‘bigger cause of prejudice than race’, says report

Religion is the “final frontier” of personal prejudice, with attitudes to faith driving negative perceptions more than ethnicity or nationality, a report to be published tomorrow will say. How We Get Along, a two-year study of diversity by the Woolf Institute, is due to conclude that most people are tolerant of those from different ethnic or...

Nicola Sturgeon in furious rant over England Covid comparison: ‘We are doing it better!’
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Nicola Sturgeon in furious rant over England Covid comparison: ‘We are doing it better!’

Scotland’s First Minister outlined her annoyance at a BBC story that stated England was investing £10million into long-Covid specialist clinics. The SNP leader stated that Scotland is taking a different approach that could be perceived as a better more methodical way of tackling the issue. Ms Sturgeon said: “There is scrutiny on how Scotland is doing on...

Boris Johnson under pressure to avoid no-deal Brexit after Biden victory
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Boris Johnson under pressure to avoid no-deal Brexit after Biden victory

Boris Johnson will be under even greater pressure to strike a Brexit deal with Brussels when Joe Biden enters the White House, senior Tories and diplomats said on Saturday, amid fears that a no-deal outcome could seriously threaten relations with a new Democratic administration. The Foreign Office and No 10 are urgently trying to assess the...