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January 10, 2020

The decision by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to "step back" from royal duties makes it the ideal time for British people to decide what role the royal family should play in society, a contender to lead the country's opposition Labour Party has said.

Clive Lew...

December 13, 2019

His impact in a short period of time has been revolutionary, and his resounding victory means he can remake the country.

The britain that has emerged today is different from the one that came before, its old political map erased, its economic model upended, its prospect...

The pound has rallied more than 2 per cent in its biggest rise since 2017 after an exit poll has projected a strong victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party.

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John McDonnell: Brexit, not Corbyn, responsible for dire exit poll John McDonnell has said if th...

What's the point of a poll just before the general election results? Here's what you need to know.

How accurate is it?

Pretty bloody accurate.

David Firth, Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick, helped develop the modelthat has been in use since 2001. He to...

December 9, 2019

If he wins the election, will the prime minister lead as a One Nation Tory or a Trump-style populist?

Boris Johnson does not like losing. John Bercow, the former House of Commons Speaker, recalls how he once played tennis against the prime minister. Mr Bercow turned up...

November 28, 2019

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Tuesday took aim at “obscene” billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich and to introduce policies including a pay cap at some companies.

The two main political par...

A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.

Excerpt- "The document advocates opening vast swaths of the UK economy to the US markets and reflects an American private sector that is less restricted...

November 13, 2019

The UK cannot afford to "squander" more time deciding whether and how to leave the EU, Boris Johnson will say in his first major speech of the election.

He will argue that ending the current "groundhoggery" will deliver a big economic boost and enable the UK to focus on...

November 12, 2019

The Conservatives have launched a fresh attack on what they say are Labour's "reckless" spending plans.

Labour has yet to publish its election manifesto but the Tories have claimed that there is a "black hole" in its economic policies.

The Tories have tried to calculate...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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