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Arlene Foster,   DUP leader, party deputy leader, Nigel Dodds  and MP Jeffrey Donaldson. File photo. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Pressure is mounting on the incoming Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken from fellow unionists to change his decision that his party will contest(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a press conference at Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Politicians generally quote the national interest when calling elections, though inevitably they are driven by their own agendas. There have been seve(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “If the Tories don’t get an overall majority, the opposition will gang up against him to kick him out,” says polling expert John Curtice.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Two-and-a-half years after Theresa May’s risky decision to call a snap election that lost the Conservatives their majority, her successor Boris Johnso(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson departs from the houses of parliament on Tuesday night after securing an election. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Brexmas, Brelection, call it what you will, Wednesday’s papers all look ahead to a festive snap election with turkeys, a Grinch and even a New Year’s (...)

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