Day of Reckoning: Labour faces a possible by-election double whammy

  Jamie Reed and Tristram Hunt are not exactly household names. Both have taken new jobs.  It is the possible consequences of their career moves that could make them more than footnotes in history. It’s rare for the main opposition party to lose seats in Parliamentary by-elections; especially rare to lose them to the sitting …

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Gridlock in Northern Ireland spells choppy waters ahead for May’s Brexit plans

  The day it became obvious that power-sharing in Northern Ireland had collapsed, it made the headline of just one major British daily newspaper. On a day dominated by Meryl Streep’s comments on Donald Trump, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness resigned from his post, precipitating the next elections in Northern Ireland on 2 March. Just …

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