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Peterborough by-election: Brexit Party calls for ‘vote-rigging’ probe

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice said there had been "rumours" about the outcome in Peterborough The Brexit Party has called for an investigation into Labour's narrow victory in the Peterborough by-election.Labour's Lisa Forbes won the seat on 6 June by 683 votes, ahead of the Brexit Party.Its chairman Richard Tice said there had been numerous "rumours" about the outcome, including "vote-rigging". Cambridgeshire Police said
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Birmingham LGBT school row: MPs to debate parents’ rights

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Roger Godsiff called for the debate despite previously being warned about his support for protesters MPs will debate parental involvement in teaching after a row over whether children should learn about LGBT relationships.The row, sparked by storybooks featuring different families, has caused protests outside schools in Birmingham since January.The adjournment debate was put forward by Roger Godsiff whose constituency covers one of the
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Tory leadership: Who will choose the next Prime Minister?

[ad_1] Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt are the final two in the battle to become the next prime minister.They will go through to a ballot of the wider membership of the Conservative Party, but who are the members who will have the deciding vote?James Clayton reports for Newsnight. UK audiences can watch Newsnight on BBC Two weekdays at 22:30 or on iPlayer. International audiences
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Employment: Happier working a four-day week?

[ad_1] Some employees get paid the same as a five day week, but only work for four.It has been estimated that more than 15 million working days are lost due to work--related stress. Campaigners say a four-day week would reduce that number and increase productivity.Supporters say it pays off in the long run as workers are happier and sick days are lower.Momentum, the grassroots Labour Party group, wants a four-day
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Plaid Cymru in Brecon and Radnorshire by-election pact talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adam Price said Plaid Cymru was in discussion with other pro-EU parties Plaid Cymru's leader Adam Price has confirmed it is in talks with other pro-EU parties over the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.The party is considering whether it should stand a candidate or agree to a pact with another party.The vote has been triggered after 10,005 people signed a petition to remove the
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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence” Russia influenced Brexit

[ad_1] There is "absolutely no evidence" Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company's vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said.The former deputy PM told the Today programme the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no "significant attempt" by outside forces to sway the vote.Instead, he argued that "the roots to British euroscepticism go very deep". [ad_2] Source link
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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

[ad_1] Image copyright PA There is "absolutely no evidence" Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company's vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said.The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no "significant attempt" by outside forces to sway the vote.Instead, he argued that "the roots to British euroscepticism go very deep".In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Nick also called for
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Brexit: ‘Time has passed’ for a Labour deal

[ad_1] Image caption Caroline Flint said she would support no deal over no Brexit The "time has passed" for Labour to be able to get its own Brexit deal and any agreement should go to a vote, shadow cabinet minister Andrew Gwynne says.He said the party "will do everything we can to stop no deal".But Caroline Flint, one of 26 Labour MPs who have urged Jeremy Corbyn not to call
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Boris Johnson: ‘It’s always easier to just give an explanation’, says Fox

[ad_1] International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that Boris Johnson should explain why the police were called to the flat he shares with his girlfriend on Thursday night."I think it is always easier to just give an explanation," he said.But Mr Fox added that the row should not be a "distraction" from policy discussion in the leadership race.On Saturday, Tory leadership frontrunner Mr Johnson refused to answer questions on