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May 30, 2017 9:21 AM Waugh Zone Special: May v Corbyn TV Debate

‘Laughter is the best medicine’, according to all those David Brent-style mottos on office walls across the land. Well, being laughed at is not great for the political health of a Prime Minister. Especially one who has called a snap election on the grounds that she’s strong, stable and seriously in touch. In her first live TV event of the 2017 election 58

May 25, 2017 11:42 PM Manchester attack: Question Time debates 'Didsbury Mosque' leaflet

A Question Time audience member has claimed he was handed an anti-Western leaflet at Didsbury Mosque in Manchester. The mosque was previously attended by the father of Salman Ramadan Abedi, the man who carried out Monday's bomb attack. However, a spokesman for the Didsbury Mosque has said the leaflet was not printed by the mosque and did not carry its name, but admitted 14

May 20, 2017 4:16 PM Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

Assessing the fallout from an exposed spy operation can be difficult, but the episode was considered particularly damaging. The number of American assets lost in China, officials said, rivaled those lost in the Soviet Union and Russia during the betrayals of both Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, formerly of the C.I.A. and the F.B.I., who divulged intelligence 78

May 17, 2017 6:12 PM What are the rules governing election of Enda Kenny’s successor?

Fine Gael’s party constitution has clear protocols around the ballot for its leader While the system by which the next leader of Fine Gael is elected is set down in the party constitution, the exact timetabling of the election contest has yet to be fully decided by the party’s executive council. Party insiders believe it will be the largest private election 92

May 17, 2017 4:03 PM Enda Kenny: From bust to boom to Brexit

Enda Kenny came to power at a time of great uncertainty for the Republic of Ireland and Europe as a whole. He was elected taoiseach (Irish prime minister) in 2011, four months after the state was forced into a humiliating international financial bailout. Despite having helped to steady the ship, navigating a path from crippling debt to economic recovery 42

May 9, 2017 6:48 AM 'You're WRONG' Schulz and Merkel take down Emmanuel Macron over German economy attack

FORMER EU chief Martin Schulz has savaged French president-elect Emmanuel Macron for criticising Germany's trade surplus. Mr Macron urged German leader Angela Merkel to slash the country’s huge surplus during his successful election campaign. But ex-European Parliament president Mr Schulz, who is battling to replace Mrs Merkel as Chancellor, has hit back at this comments 30

May 8, 2017 11:01 AM Party leaders to take part in BBC election programmes

The BBC has unveiled details of its election programmes - with Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set to take part in Question Time specials. David Dimbleby will host the programmes in which Mr Corbyn and Mrs May, the Conservative leader, will face audience questions consecutively on 2 June. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Lib Dem Tim Farron 28

May 7, 2017 2:05 PM Labour promises no income tax rises for those earning less than £80,000

Labour will not increase income tax in the next parliament on anyone earning less than £80,000, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has promised. Mr McDonnell said the pledge would mean only the top 5% of earners would face personal tax hikes to help pay for extra spending on public services, while his "personal tax guarantee" would protect 95% of workers 30

May 7, 2017 12:09 AM Labour rules out income tax rises for those earning less than £80,000: John McDonnell claims only the top 5% of earners would face personal tax hikes

The Labour Party has given its strongest hint yet that it will slap tax rises on the middle classes if it wins the general election. Socialist shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said he will only guarantee no tax increases for those earning less than £80,000 a year. Mr McDonnell suggested those earning more would face personal tax hikes to help pay for extra 36

May 5, 2017 12:33 PM You Janus: John Prescott demands ‘cheap publicity stunts’ to damage Theresa May

Compare and contrast former deputy prime minister John Prescott’s views on TV debates. “Sky’s TV debate campaign is cheap publicity for Murdoch. Gordon can beat Cameron any day of the week. Doesn’t need to go on Sky to prove it.” Is Mr Prescott’s view altered by the fact that in 2009 uninspiring anointed Prime Minister Gordon Brown was a poor performer 20