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UK banks 'exposed to money laundering in South Africa'

HSBC and Standard Chartered may "inadvertently have been conduits" for laundered money, Lord Hain says...

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Let’s stop being so shy about it: there is a Conservative case for redistribution | Nick Denys

The systematic injustice we’re seeing is not the result of ‘evil Tories’ wanting to punish the poor. However, the party is entangled in an ideological knot • Nick Deny...

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Philip Pullman: Jeremy Corbyn didn’t “lift a finger” to keep us in the EU

The author of His Dark Materials speaks to the New Statesman on the publication of his new novel. The award-winning children’s author Philip Pullman has said that he...

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The Back Half #4: Philip Pullman, Ghostwatch and the CD single

The new NS culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman. On this episode of the New Statesman's new culture podcast, The Back Half, we welcome guest Ph...

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Philip Pullman’s new book La Belle Sauvage: the ultimate guide

Contains spoilers! Today marks the publication of La Belle Sauvage, the first in Philip Pullman’s new trilogy, the follow up to his His Dark Materials series, The Bo...

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Bombardier’s vulnerability is a bad omen for post-Brexit Britain | Dawn Foster

Airbus, not Theresa May, rescued Belfast’s workers. So much for the claims that the UK is a big global player ready for life outside EuropeFor some, Monday’s weather felt...

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Steve Bell's If … Theresa May denies there is a cloud of uncertainty

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Trump will nominate Joseph Simons for FTC chair

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Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit Early

Representative Pat Tiberi, Republican of Ohio, is expected to resign and join the Ohio Business Roundtable...

New York Times Politics
Obama Letters From 1980s Are Obtained by Emory University

Some of the nine letters from Barack Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, that will be available to the public at Emory...

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Trump’s Condolence Call to Soldier’s Widow Ignites an Imbroglio

President Trump spoke at a meeting of the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club on Tuesday in Washington...

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Judge plans to rule next week in Obamacare subsidies fight

The Justice Department attorney said the federal government would be harmed by “the expenditure of $600 million every month that we believe Congress has not appropriated.”...

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Trump’s Condolence Call to Soldier’s Widow Erupts Into Vicious Battle

President Trump spoke at a meeting of the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club on Tuesday in Washington...

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

The grave site of Marine First Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in Iraq in 2007. President George W. Bush called the Manion family shortly after the lieutenant’s death...

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Trump Pulls Back From Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday on Capitol Hill...

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The Cognitive Dissonance Presidency

The Trump administration has formidable obstacles, but none looms quite as large as the fact that Trump himself has no idea how he wants to govern...

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How are the Brexit talks progressing?

After five rounds of talks, both sides are making competing claims about progress. How much has really been made?...

BBC Politics
Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Pro-Brexit MPs and business leaders step up pressure on Theresa May ahead of crunch EU summit...

BBC Politics
Ministers plan fines for universities which fail to uphold free speech

New Office for Students set to receive powers to crack down on ‘safe spaces’ and bans on controversial speakers Universities will be told that they must uphold free speech...

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Tillerson Hails Ties With India, but Criticizes China and Pakistan

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies...

New York Times Politics
Fact Check: Calling Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments ‘a Bailout’ Is Misleading

President Trump, in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Tuesday, urged Congress to “find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to i...

New York Times Politics
Close Virginia governor polls set Democratic nerves on edge

Democrat Ralph Northam has led narrowly in most polls, but concerns about his campaign and the ghosts of 2016 have his party feeling anxious...

Politico
UK banks exposed to money laundering in South Africa

Lord Peter Hain says the banks "maybe inadvertently have been conduits for the corrupt proceeds of money"...

BBC Politics
Trump keeps his focus on the sideshows

Unlike his predecessors, this president sees policy as a diversion from the larger cultural battle he believes he was elected to fight...

Politico
The Book of Dust: Philip Pullman might not be fond of the Church, but he is intensely spiritual

La Belle Sauvage, the first book in the author’s new trilogy, explores the connectedness between humanity and its environment. “Nothing is just anything,” says...

New Statesman
‘We can take it almost anywhere’: how Brexit threatens the UK’s creative industries

Leading lights from the fastest growing area of the economy say it relies on freedom of movement and, without access to overseas talent, it will witherAt least 40 screens line...

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The Economy Is Humming, but That May Not Win Janet Yellen Another Term

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, at a news conference in March. Her term is due to end in February...

New York Times Politics
Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday...

New York Times Politics
William Turnage, Who Reinvented the Wilderness Society, Is Dead at 74

William A. Turnage, right, with the photographer Ansel Adams during a ceremony in Washington in 1980 in which Mr. Adams received the Wilderness Society’s Conservation Award...

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Trump floats bipartisan tax reform group

But Republicans have been hard at work crafting an all-GOP plan...

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24 hours in, Trump's mixed signals on Alexander-Murray

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Rep. Frederica Wilson on Trump: ‘That Is Not What You Say to a Grieving Widow’

A video frame of Myeshia Johnson over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body’s arrival in Miami...

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Congresswoman, Describing Call to Army Widow, Criticizes Trump for His Comments

A video frame of Myeshia Johnson over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body’s arrival in Miami...

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn to meet top EU negotiator and say Labour is ready to lead talks

EU officials have increased engagement with the Labour leader in case he comes to power during Brexit talks...

Independent Politics
Jeremy Corbyn heads to Brussels in bid to try and create momentum for Brexit talks

EU officials have increased engagement with the Labour leader in case he comes to power during Brexit talks...

Independent Politics
Big Ben will chime again in November but may be inaccurate

The chimes will be the first since August when they stopped to allow repairs to the Elizabeth Tower...

BBC Politics
Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK...

BBC Politics
Theresa May writes to EU citizens in UK to reassure them over post-Brexit status

Prime minister will send email directly to 100,000 EU citizens saying: ‘I couldn’t be clearer: EU citizens lawfully in the UK will be able to stay’Theresa May will issue...

The Guardian Politics
Brexit: EU leaders refuse face-to-face talks with Theresa May in latest rebuff

Prime Minister wants 'a discussion' with her counterparts to try to break the deadlock - will be listened to in silence...

Independent Politics
Trump administration appeals abortion ruling

The Texas attorney general’s office, which sides with the Trump administration, has also indicated it will continue to fight the case...

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Trump: 'Not enough action' from NFL over anthem protests

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Ted Cruz, Who Is Not the Zodiac Killer, Acknowledges a Long-Running Joke

A tweet by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, may have poured cold water on a popular joke...

New York Times Politics
Jeremy Corbyn to meet top EU Brexit negotiator Barnier in Brussels

Labour leader says his party ‘stands ready to take up responsibility’ for the talks as he prepares to meet three EU PMs Jeremy Corbyn will meet the EU’s chief negotiator...

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Senate staffers interview Lewandowski in Russia probe

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Frail and disoriented, Cochran says he's not retiring

The Mississippi senator faces questions on whether he can continue as chairman of the Appropriations Committee...

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Attorney General Sessions has heated exchange with Sen. Franken

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What Peter Navarro gets right on trade

His leaked slides were roundly mocked—but he was making an important point...

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Theresa May plans to let people change gender without medical checks

Speaking at Pink News awards dinner, prime minister reiterates her commitment to improving trans rightsTheresa May has pledged to press ahead with plans to let people official...

The Guardian Politics
Obama Returns to Campaign Trail to Rally Black Voters

Lt. Gov Ralph S. Northam, left, the Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia, during a debate with his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, in Wise, Va., last week...

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Haley rips Iran at U.N. speech

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Labour wins symbolic victory in vote on universal credit - as it happened

Motion to pause universal credit rollout passes with 299 votes in favour and 0 against after most Tory MPs abstain. Follow latest updatesPMQs - Snap verdictPMQs - Verdict from...

The Guardian Politics
Labour inflicts symbolic defeat over universal credit rollout

Tories under fire for abstaining from vote hours after work and pensions secretary David Gauke ends helpline charges Labour inflicted a symbolic defeat on the government over...

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Steve Bell on Theresa May and universal credit – cartoon

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White House staff drafted Niger sympathy statement for Trump that was never released

The president has been criticized for his prolonged silence and for then making an allegedly callous statement to one of the widows...

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Fusion GPS officials visit Capitol Hill, won't testify

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Gowdy threatens to subpoena DOJ, USDA over officials’ air travel

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Live Briefing: Sessions Won’t Detail Conversations With Trump, Frustrating Democratic Senators

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday...

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Chancellor asks for scrutiny of UK bank links to South Africa corruption inquiry

Alleged ties between wealth Gupta family and President Zuma prompt concern HSBC and others could be exposed to illicit fundsThe chancellor has asked UK enforcement agencies to...

The Guardian Politics
Geoffrey Boycott makes amends over Theresa May's missing Tupperware

Cricket pundit sends PM new containers after she accused him of taking hers when she baked brownies for TMS teamGeoffrey Boycott has attempted to make amends with Theresa May...

The Guardian Politics
The Guardian view on universal credit: losing credit | Editorial

By refusing to pause and rectify its benefit reform, the government risks condemning hundreds to a Christmas reliant on food parcelsUniversal credit (UC) is a technocratic sol...

The Guardian Politics
EU leaders aim to let Theresa May down gently over trade talks

PM’s counterparts at summit will refuse to widen Brexit negotiations but talk up her efforts, for fear of weakening her furtherEU leaders at a crunch summit dinner are set t...

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McCain signs on to Democrats' Facebook ad disclosure bill

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Labour wins symbolic victory in vote on universal credit - Politics live

Motion to pause universal credit rollout passes with 299 votes in favour and 0 against after most Tory MPs abstain. Follow latest updatesPMQs - Snap verdictPMQs - Verdict from...

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Trump speaks out on soldier's widow call

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Brexit plan 'in paralysis' with ministers set to delay EU withdrawal bill

Large number of amendments mean government may struggle to fit in required eight days of debate before ChristmasMinisters are expected to confirm on Thursday that the governme...

The Guardian Politics
Atomisation of society under a chemist prime minister | Brief letters

Margaret Thatcher | Theatre acoustics: anthems and amplifiers | Solutions to table wobbles: tripods and Paddington Bear’s saw | Sean Hughes and Crystal PalaceMike Ellwood (L...

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Congress: All the latest news

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Trump Told a Soldier’s Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For,’ His Mother Says

President Trump spoke at a meeting of the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club on Tuesday in Washington...

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Filing shows Pence's brother readying House campaign

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Theresa May to meet Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland political crisis

Former US President met party leaders in Belfast amid crunch talks to break the political deadlock and restore the power-sharing executive...

Independent Politics
'Universal Credit starved him into a stroke': MPs share the stories behind the Tories' new flagship scheme

In the debate on the disastrous Universal Credit rollout, MPs shared stories of their constituent' suffering...

Independent Politics
MPs must vote against a morally and economically bankrupt Universal Credit

Tory MPs should follow their consciences and defy the whip. Universal Credit seeks to punish those with the misfortune to fall on hard times, and is predicated on a mo...

New Statesman
Labour on course for symbolic victory in vote on universal credit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating the Labour motion saying the universal...

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Menendez witnesses contradict prosecution points

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In David Gauke's world, universal credit is working well

A fifth of people are not paid on time, but the work and pensions secretary seems to think that is within ‘acceptable parameters’Anticipating tough questioning from MPs, t...

The Guardian Politics
Call for inquiry into privately financed public projects in Scotland

Contracts including for schools, hospitals and roads shrouded in secrecy and offer poor value for probable £7.6bn cost to taxpayers, say expertsAn expert report has raised co...

The Guardian Politics
New Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals frontbench lineup

Jane Collins and Peter Whittle get roles but no place among 34 jobs for other defeated leadership candidatesUkip’s new leader, Henry Bolton, has unveiled a front bench lineu...

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Thornberry: Labour will not accept a no-deal Brexit

Emily Thornberry says Labour will pressure the government to get a deal on Brexit...

BBC Politics
Clinton and May to discuss Stormont crisis

The prime minister is to discuss the political impasse in NI with former US president Bill Clinton...

BBC Politics
Theresa May says no Government cash for sprinklers in tower blocks despite promises made after Grenfell

'How safe would she feel living on the 20th floor in my constituency with one staircase and no sprinklers?' Prime Minister asked...

Independent Politics
Survey Says: Democrats Think Men Have It Easier. Republicans Disagree.

Survey results also reveal a deep ambivalence about changing gender roles...

New York Times Politics
Where's the helpline for Theresa May? Jeremy Corbyn has her number | John Crace

The prime minister looks hollowed out, and the worse she becomes, the more assured the opposition leader appearsMisery on misery. If prime minister’s questions was a war zon...

The Guardian Politics
London gets 'first not-for-profit energy provider in more than 100 years'

'Too many are forced to face the question: heat or eat?'...

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Trump Qualifies Support for Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

Senator Lamar Alexander on Capitol Hill on Tuesday...

New York Times Politics
Live Briefing: Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday...

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Playback: Trump loves McConnell

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Live Briefing: Sessions Tells Senators He Will Not Discuss His Conversations With Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday...

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Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation...

BBC Politics
I'm a single working mum – Universal Credit forced me to go to the food bank

I was told I didn't earn enough. But as someone on a zero-hours contract, I have no choice about the hours I work.  I’m a mum with three children, and I w...

New Statesman
Sessions says Mueller hasn't interviewed him in Russia probe

Sessions also declined to answer questions about his private conversations with President Donald Trump...

Politico
Sessions won't discuss conversations with Trump about Russia, Comey

Sessions, in long-awaited testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, stuck to his earlier explanation of former FBI Director Comey's firing...

Politico
Sessions: Mueller hasn't interviewed me in Russia probe

Sessions also declined to answer questions about his private conversations with President Donald Trump...

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Give MPs basic rights at work, or Britain’s gender gap will never close | Clare Phipps

Parental leave isn’t enough: job-sharing is the only way to make parliament more representative – and the only way someone like me can become an MPAdmitting I am “in pol...

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Democrats press Gowdy to subpoena White House for Flynn documents

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