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Northern Ireland border plan has "more holes than a colander"

The government's plan for the Northern Ireland border after Brexit has more holes in it than a colander.

It comes after the government admitted EU nationals will still be able to enter the UK from Ireland after Brexit under its plans.

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0.5% fall in wages shows Brexit causing "real costs for real people"

Real wages fell by 0.5% in the three months to June 2017 compared with a year earlier, figures from the Office for National Statistics today have revealed.

Average weekly earnings increased by 2.1%, but with inflation standing at 2.6% real earnings still fell by 0.5%.

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Trump state visit would be "completely wrong"

The events of the last few days have shocked and appalled the entire world.

Images of Nazis, marching in American streets, terrorist attacks on peaceful protestors. Every world leader should be able to condemn that.

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Shambolic that Northern Ireland Brexit paper announced by a Government source

Using an anonymous government source to announce an official position paper on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is shambolic.

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Six questions David Davis must answer on Customs Union

Today, I've challenged David Davis to answer six questions over plans set out on future customs arrangements after Brexit.

The government is offering two ways forward but won't tell us which it prefers. That's no doubt because cabinet ministers can't even agree amongst themselves. 

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'Constructive ambiguity' is code for 'we don’t have a clue'

Brexit Secretary Davis has claimed that lack of clarity over the Government's Brexit plans was a deliberate attempt at "constructive ambiguity" as part of the negotiations.

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Voices of Grenfell residents must not be ignored again

Today's news that the Grenfell inquiry will not look into broader questions of social housing policy is a wasted opportunity.

Disappointingly, the inquiry will only look into the actions of Kensington and Chelsea Council in the run up to the tragedy.

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3.6% rail fare rise is a bitter blow to passengers

This steep hike to rail fares will be a bitter blow for passengers struggling with overcrowded and unreliable trains.

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Customs Union plans just delaying pain from extreme Brexit

Even if the government's plans for new customs arrangements with the EU were agreed to by the EU, these proposals will only delay the economic pain caused by leaving the customs union.

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Hammond and Fox Brexit piece not cleared with David Davis

It has emerged that the joint position on Brexit agreed in an article by Philip Hammond and Liam Fox was not even cleared with Brexit Secretary David Davis.

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