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Corbyn Czechoslovakia spy claims: Kavanagh and Nunns

Some newspapers continue to cover claims about the Labour leader’s alleged contact with a Czechoslovakian diplomat and agent in London during the 1980s, about a week after they were first aired. Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn heard from the Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh, which first carried the story, and Alex Nunns, who has written a biography […]

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Brexiteers branded 'reckless' over NI peace process

Image caption Simon Coveney told Brexiteers they could undermine Northern Ireland’s ‘fragile’ peace process Brexiteers who have questioned the sustainability of the Good Friday Agreement have been branded “reckless” by the Irish deputy prime minister. Simon Coveney warned they could undermine the foundations of Northern Ireland’s “fragile” peace process. It followed suggestions by number of […]

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International Development Committee to quiz Oxfam bosses

Image copyright EPA Image caption Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring and chair of trustees Caroline Thomson will be questioned by MPs Senior Oxfam executives are to appear before MPs amid criticism over the way it handled claims of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. The International Development Committee will question the charity’s chief Mark […]

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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under the skirts of women is not recognised as a specific offence. There have been just 11 charges related to upskirting since 2015, a Freedom of Information request found. […]