Home Office failed Windrush victim up to her death, says her MP

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Appalling government treatment devastated Sarah OConnors health, Margaret Hodge tells Sajid Javid A victim of the Sarah OConnor had been treated before her death earlier this month. She said that the compensation and extra support OConnor needed after the Home Offices failings was not offered, leaving it up to Hodges office to step in. As […]

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UK and EU to enter continuous talks to resolve Brexit deadlock

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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up The UK and the EU have agreed to hold continuous Brexit talks after a cool encounter between lead negotiators in Brussels appeared to yield little progress. The negotiations are now entering the final stage, said Michel Barnier, the former French minister who is leading […]

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Brexit plans could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’, says auditor general

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Unprecedented intervention from Amyas Morse laments governments vague approach to date and calls for unified strategy for EU talks A lack of energy and leadership in Theresa Mays government has left hopes of a successful Brexit at risk of falling apart like a chocolate orange, a leading government watchdog has warned. In an extraordinary intervention […]

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

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Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Fiona Hill and […]

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May adopts contrite tone after Tory MPs vent anger over election

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Prime minister apologises to Tories who lost seats and reaffirms top cabinet posts in DUP-backed minority government A chastened Theresa May has apologised to her party colleagues, after squandering the Conservatives majority with an ill-fated snap general election, forcing her to turn to Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist party for backing. A surge in support for […]

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Eight reasons why Jeremy Corbyn robbed Theresa May of a landslide | Zoe Willlams

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The game-changing manifesto, the galvanised youth vote a number of factors combined to create the worst Conservative campaign for decades Support our journalism by becoming a Guardian supporter or making a contribution Youve got to love it. A political system in which theres no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can […]

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General election: May falters during challenge over record on public services

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PM confronted by nurse over issue of low pay in Question Time special, while Jeremy Corbyn is questioned over Trident and national security Theresa May came under sustained pressure over the Conservative partys record on public sector pay, mental health services and social care in a combative election edition of BBC1s Question Time broadcast less […]

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‘Strong and stable leadership!’ Could Theresa May’s rhetorical carpet-bombing backfire?

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The received wisdom in politics is that brute repetition works. But by promoting vapid slogans over rational arguments, and message discipline over authenticity, are politicians being reckless with democracy? Theresa Mays strong and stable election slogan has rapidly become a strong and stable meme, with people delighting in tweeted: Any Brexit deal requires a strong […]

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