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Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader

Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe new Labour leader recorded a video where he spoke of the "honour" of the post and the effect of coronavirus Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to lead Labour "into a new era with confidence and hope" after decisively winning the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.The 57-year…
Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn says he was proved “right” on public spending

Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn says he was proved “right” on public spending

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn says he "did everything" he could to win elections Jeremy Corbyn says the government's response to coronavirus proves he was "absolutely right" about public spending at the 2019 general election.The Labour leader told the BBC he had been "denounced as somebody that wanted to spend…
Super Tuesday: Why didn’t more young people vote?

Super Tuesday: Why didn’t more young people vote?

Image copyright Grace Wells Image caption "People underestimate how confusing the system can be when you're managing school and work" - Grace Wells Young people are the future of politics - or at least, they should be.In the US, people aged 39 and younger - millennials and Generation Z - now make up more than…
Liberal Democrat leadership: Layla Moran enters race

Liberal Democrat leadership: Layla Moran enters race

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption The Oxford MP said her party faced an "existential challenge" Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has said she will be standing in the contest to become the leader of the Liberal Democrats.She said her party faced an "existential challenge" and needed to focus on a positive vision…
Welsh Conservative leader pledges to ‘end assembly gravy train’

Welsh Conservative leader pledges to ‘end assembly gravy train’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson said it was time to end "this lamentable chapter" of the M4 relief road saga Boris Johnson has urged the Welsh Conservatives to build on their general election success to take power in Wales at next year's Senedd election.He told activists in Llangollen the Tories…
Lessons from Iceland on a new kind of politics

Lessons from Iceland on a new kind of politics

Lessons from Iceland on a new kind of politics
The Covenanters

The Covenanters

Laura Stewart at the University of York Roger Mason at the University of St Andrews Scott Spurlock at the University of Glasgow British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1638-1660 project Jardines Book of Martyrs The Covenanters, Scotland Covena…
Mass MP walkouts ‘could combat hate speech’ in Parliament

Mass MP walkouts ‘could combat hate speech’ in Parliament

Image copyright Compassion in Politics Image caption Baroness Warsi, Debbie Abrahams and Baroness Lister at the group's launch Staging mass walkouts in Parliament to protest against "hate speech" is among the ideas being discussed by a new group of MPs and peers.The cross-party group says it wants to "put compassion at the heart of politics"…
Coronavirus: David Cameron’s tutor Prof Peter Sinclair dies

Coronavirus: David Cameron’s tutor Prof Peter Sinclair dies

Image copyright University of Birmingham Image caption Prof Peter Sinclair joined the University of Birmingham in 1994 A professor who taught David Cameron at Oxford University has died after contracting coronavirus.Prof Peter Sinclair, 73, was the future PM's tutor when Mr Cameron studied philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College in the 1980s.He joined the…
Guinea Bissau: A deadly mix of guns, cocaine and cashew nuts

Guinea Bissau: A deadly mix of guns, cocaine and cashew nuts

Image copyright Ricci Shryock Image caption Soldiers have taken over key installations in the capital For a day recently, the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers, until one of the presidents stepped down citing death threats. The country has been gripped by political turmoil for so many years…

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