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Lisa Forbes (Labour) wins Peterborough by-election

By a margin of 683 votes, Labour won the seat at the expense of the Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene.

Theresa May speaks in France on 75th anniversary of D-Day

Prime Minister Theresa May was present in Normandy on Thursday as she thanked veterans at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

World Bank suggests global economy is weakening

A new assessment from the World Bank suggests that the global economy is weakening.

IFS calls for tax hikes or reforms to meet demands of ageing UK population

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has implored politicians to consider the need for higher taxes or major reforms to provide adequate care for the country’s ageing population.

Boris Johnson: Conservatives face ‘extinction’ if Brexit remains undelivered

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the Conservative party will never be forgiven and faces potential extinction if it fails on its promise to deliver Brexit.

Calls for introduction to plain packaging for sugary snacks after IPPR publish new report

The Institute for Public Policy Research has published a new report recommending that sugary snacks be wrapped in plain packaging to discourage purchases and drive down excess consumption.

PMQs Summary (5 June, 2019)

D-Day commemorations meant that the prime minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn weren’t in attendance at today’s session. In their place were the PM’s deputy, David Lidington, and Labour frontbencher Rebecca Long-Bailey, seen by many as a potential successor to Corbyn.

Landmark women’s pension age case goes to high court

A judicial review at the High Court will investigate whether the way the government raised the retirement age for women constituted sex discrimination.

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