UK becoming ‘cocaine capital’ of Europe, warns minister
May23

UK becoming ‘cocaine capital’ of Europe, warns minister

. PA . There have been 67 murders in the capital in 2018 The UK “is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe”, the security minister has said. Ben Wallace said the “high-margin, high-supply drug” was “fuelling” an increase in violence on the streets. Technology had enabled young dealers to evade detection and order drugs direct from “serious” gangs, he told MPs. The...

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Brexit: NI parties unite in EU border appeal
May22

Brexit: NI parties unite in EU border appeal

. AFP/Getty . The parties said not having a hard border was critical for the “hard-won peace” Northern Ireland should remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit, four political parties have said. Sinn Féin, the Green Party, Alliance and the SDLP have issued a joint statement. They said there should be no hard border on the island of Ireland or between Ireland and the UK. “This is critical to...

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Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row
May21

Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Livingstone: “It’s better for Labour if I resign” Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism. Mr Livingstone said he did not accept he was guilty of anti-Semitism or bringing Labour into...

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Labour NI left hanging over Jeremy Corbyn’s visit
May21

Labour NI left hanging over Jeremy Corbyn’s visit

. . . The Labour Party in Northern Ireland has grown over the years and now has several thousand members The Labour Party in Northern Ireland has said it is disappointed Jeremy Corbyn has not made plans to meet its officials during his visit to NI. Mr Corbyn will start his two-day trip on Thursday with a talk at Queen’s University in Belfast. Labour NI’s Dugald McCullough said they had not received a response to their...

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UKIP ‘should fold’ if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader
May20

UKIP ‘should fold’ if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Gill was speaking with Vaughan Roderick on BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement UKIP has no future and should fold if the right Brexit deal is done, the party’s former leader in Wales has said. MEP Nathan Gill said the party “could have been amazing” in Wales but had achieved nothing – due to internal rows. Mr Gill, who quit the assembly after...

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Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen for Labour
May19

Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen for Labour

. Labour Party . Janet Daby was chosen from a shortlist made up of only black and ethnic minority women Members of the Labour Party have selected Janet Daby to stand in the Lewisham East by-election. Ms Daby was chosen after hustings in south-east London on Saturday from a shortlist made up of only black and ethnic minority women. She beat Sakina Sheikh and Claudia Webbe to run as the party’s candidate for the by-election on 14...

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