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Brexit threatens our democracy – can the spirit of Peterloo help us through? | Mike Leigh 08/20/2019 - 07:00

We may not have to fight for the vote. But the deceit that led to the referendum result is a historic betrayal

Monday 16 August 1819 was a beautiful summer’s day, when at least 60,000 people came in their Sunday best to St Peter’s Field in Manchester for the peaceful demonstration that...

Brexit: Boris Johnson calls for 'anti-democratic' backstop to be scrapped 08/20/2019 - 04:12
The plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland is "unviable", the PM says in a letter to the EU.
No-deal Brexit 'could cost farms £850m in profits' 08/20/2019 - 02:13
A no-deal Brexit could be a greater challenge than BSE and foot-and-mouth, a researcher suggests.
Boris Johnson criticised as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's conditions worsen 08/20/2019 - 01:39

PM has not met family of woman held in Iran jail where she can no longer call husband

The husband of a British-Iranian woman being held in Tehran has castigated Boris Johnson for failing to meet the family since taking office, as it emerged that she faces harsh new conditions in prison....

Corbyn demands release of latest no-deal Brexit assessments 08/19/2019 - 23:30

Labour leader makes demand after ministers said leaked Operation Yellowhammer papers were out of date

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded that Boris Johnson immediately publish the ...

Labour commits to total ban on keeping monkeys as pets 08/19/2019 - 23:30

Plan to prevent 5,000 primates being caged in UK comes ahead of possible general election

A total ban on keeping monkeys as pets would be brought in under a Labour government to stop up to 5,000 primates being kept in cages in the UK.

Labour announced it would make it illegal to...

EU unconvinced by Johnson's fresh bid to remove Brexit backstop 08/19/2019 - 22:48

PM says new commitments to stop hard Irish border should be considered by the bloc

Boris Johnson has written to the EU suggesting the backstop could be replaced by some form of commitment to prevent a hard Irish border in his first major move to explain the UK government’s new position to...

Government dismisses calls for no-deal Brexit assessments to be released in full immediately 08/19/2019 - 22:45
Corbyn says claims that leaked dossier warning of no-deal chaos is outdated 'can't be trusted'
MDMA treatment for alcohol is safe, study finds 08/19/2019 - 22:21