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Ed Davey: Lib-Dem win a threat to Tories

The Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Ed Davey, has said the party’s victory over the Conservatives in the Chesham and Amersham by-election shows that the Lib Dems are now a threat to the Tories in many places. The new MP, Sarah Green, overturned a 16,000 Conservative majority, to win the seat by 8000 votes. Speaking on […]

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DUP: Paul Givan told he must resign as first minister

Prof Jon Tonge, of Liverpool University, who has written a book about the DUP, said the problems “will be exactly the same for the new first minister, because Sinn Féin’s demands for Irish language provision, in line with New Decade, New Approach, are going to be exactly the same. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57538844

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Delta variant: Fact-checking claims about Covid and borders

At a meeting on 21 January, the government’s scientific advisers, Sage, said: “No intervention, other than a complete, pre-emptive closure of borders, or the mandatory quarantine of all visitors upon arrival in designated facilities, irrespective of testing history, can get close to fully preventing the importation of cases or new variants.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/57500637