With Labour in danger of coming fourth in Scotland, they could have done without fresh independence trouble.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
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Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
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From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, a new breed of bullshitting politicians is flourishing.
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Both main campaigns are focusing on the enemy, not the plan, in part, because the British political system hasn't caught up with societal changes.
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With the promise of more periods of intense rainfall in years to come, what do we need to do to protect ourselves more from flooding in future?
Broadcasters snubbing the likes of Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson in favour of head-to-head debates with the two big party leaders just serves to stoke political tensions.
In order to win a majority in the upcoming election the Conservative Party is targeting traditional Labour strongholds that voted Leave.
'Why are we having this election?' is a question that undermines Johnson's 'get Brexit done' narrative.
Penny for the guys?
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Which messages and formats are cutting through the most?
Weary UK voters head to the polls again on December 12 – will Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn be prime minister after it?
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There is a chance – just a chance – that far from smoothing the UK’s exit from the EU, the election blows up in Johnson’s face and delivers a remain parliament.
There are five possible options left for the UK, but which is the most likely to work?
Boris Johnson recording a television interview before a leadership hustings event in July 2019.
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Research suggests that people still depend on the mainstream media for their news. It's more important than ever that journalists earn that trust.
When facts are fiction.
The origins of the post-truth age date back decades, but the real world is now fast fading from view.
We feel less shame in our personal lives than ever, which is a good thing. But we do still need our leaders to be bound by it.
MPs were supposed to vote either for or against the prime minister's deal in a special weekend session. But things didn't quite work out like that.
The prime minister has come to a new agreement with Brussels. But the question is whether he can get it through the UK parliament.
Yeomen of the Guard conduct a ceremonial search of parliament before the state opening.
A vague list of ideas for a government that doesn't really want to see this parliament run its course.
The deal put forward might win the prime minister support at home but Brussels also has to get on board.
Can you tell one from the other?
The world faces a collision between facts and alternative facts – so how do experts get their message heard over the din of fake news?
Division among the opposition parties continues to play into Boris Johnson's hands.