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Brexit has to all intents and purposes already happened – we're being erased from the diplomatic map 19 Oct 1:19pm Brexit has to all intents and purposes already happened – we're being erased from the diplomatic map
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It is hard to escape the impression that with the EU-27's acceptance of the UK's departure has gone most of whatever influence the UK once wielded – influence not only inside the EU, but further afield
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Theresa May is doing so well with Brexit that EU leaders are now more enthusiastic about meeting with Jeremy Corbyn 19 Oct 1:13pm Theresa May is doing so well with Brexit that EU leaders are now more enthusiastic about meeting with Jeremy Corbyn
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You wouldn't want these people in charge of discussions if you were kidnapped, would you?
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Crime may be rising again, although we cannot be sure – what we do know is that now is no time to cut police funding 19 Oct 12:32pm Crime may be rising again, although we cannot be sure – what we do know is that now is no time to cut police funding
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Theresa May, the Home Secretary turned Prime Minister, got into trouble during the election campaign over police numbers
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The EU Withdrawal Bill has been stalled again – it's time we had a grown-up in the room to negotiate Brexit 19 Oct 12:32pm The EU Withdrawal Bill has been stalled again – it's time we had a grown-up in the room to negotiate Brexit
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Recently I initiated a debate about how ministers were simply ignoring inconvenient votes on opposition days, as we saw this week on Universal Credit – which has created such bad blood, even among Conservative backbenchers, that it will make it harder still for the Government
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I used to work with Jacinda Ardern – this is why she is good news for New Zealand 19 Oct 12:02pm I used to work with Jacinda Ardern – this is why she is good news for New Zealand
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Despite international perception of the little isles down under as a slice of paradise, New Zealand, like many of its friends, is grappling with a widening social divide
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This week I met with Anthony Scaramucci – and was surprised by how much I actually liked him 19 Oct 11:52am This week I met with Anthony Scaramucci – and was surprised by how much I actually liked him
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Speaking with the Mooch, I didn't feel like I was talking to a politician – I thought I was talking to a celebrity and one that really enjoys the attention. Trump is clearly very similar and that is probably why he gets on so well with him
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19 Oct 11:30am Removing the Catalan president and triggering elections – what suspension of autonomy could mean for Catalonia
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The removal of the elected Catalan government and its substitution by a viceroy sent from Madrid will certainly provoke the wrath of the majority of Catalan society
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Every day is a bad day for Theresa May 19 Oct 10:24am Every day is a bad day for Theresa May
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Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk
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Theresa May might be scrapping helpline charges, but the battle to reform Universal Credit goes on 19 Oct 8:04am Theresa May might be scrapping helpline charges, but the battle to reform Universal Credit goes on
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Under the current schedule, a million people will be using Universal Credit within the next few months up from 600,000. We must get it right before so many are asked to rely on the programme to make ends meet
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As a US Marine, I see Trump's phone call with a widow being used as a political football and feel like everyone's missed the point 19 Oct 7:01am As a US Marine, I see Trump's phone call with a widow being used as a political football and feel like everyone's missed the point
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Civilians in the US don't seem to understand that we are fighting what we've termed the Forever War
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Hardline Brexiteers are the UK'S NRA – and we can't let them take control of the country 19 Oct 6:48am Hardline Brexiteers are the UK'S NRA – and we can't let them take control of the country
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They are well funded. They are deeply entrenched in their respective countries' establishments. They wield enormous influence, despite their views being minority ones
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The Northern Irish are being denied a say in Brexit talks as long as our government remains at an impasse 19 Oct 6:08am The Northern Irish are being denied a say in Brexit talks as long as our government remains at an impasse
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The impact of the hardest of borders being slashed across Ireland would be devastating. While we argue amongst ourselves, we deprive Northern Ireland of a strong and crucial voice during the negotiations with Brussels
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Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the puppet master of the Middle East 19 Oct 5:38am Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the puppet master of the Middle East
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It would be Russia who does the rebuilding of Syria after the war and Saudi Arabia who paid for it. The two vast oil nations now seem to be set on a course of mutual collaboration. So much for Trump's $300bn weapons deal with the King
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Double Take: Theresa May should spend some time on the comedy circuit 19 Oct 5:01am Double Take: Theresa May should spend some time on the comedy circuit
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Indy columnists and comedians Mark Steel and Shappi Khorsandi chat about why a stand up comedian never would have fluffed a speech like Theresa May
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