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Scotland calls for halt on universal credit

Northern Ireland also expresses concerns, putting launch of flagship welfare reform in doubt Ministers were under mounting pressure last night to slam the brakes on their radical welfare reform after the Scottish government called for a pause and their Northern Irish partners in parliament raised serious concerns. With senior Conservative …

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Stars join calls for ban on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Accusation of double standards as British-made bombs fall on Yemen Bill Nighy, Ian McEwan and Coldplay are among stars calling on Britainto suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia which they say are responsible for “unspeakable suffering” in Yemen. At the start of the Conservative party conference, when the government is …

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Neymar sparkles as PSG thrash Bordeaux

Neymar scored twice, including a first-half penalty, and created another goal as Paris Saint-Germain hammered previously unbeaten Bordeaux 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The Brazilian curled in a brilliant 30-yard free-kick after just five minutes at the Parc des Princes before sliding in Edinson Cavani to double the lead …

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Theresa May in battle for survival as Tories sharpen knives

Communities secretary refuses to give backing to prime minister as Tories freeze tuition fees in bid to grab youth vote Sajid Javid: ‘We shouldn’t have banged on about Brexit An increasingly desperate Theresa May will try to shore up her flagging premiership with a raft of new policies aimed at …

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Tory conference protest banner on Salford bridge denounced by MPs

Pictures on social media from Manchester show a banner reading ‘Hang the Tories’ with effigies suspended from span MPs from both the main parties have denounced a banner that appeared on a footbridge in Salford prior to the Conservative party conference in Manchester. One Conservative MP said the party’s conferencewas …

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