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Gordon Rayner
Political Editor of The Daily Telegraph and long-suffering Newcastle United fan. All views my own.
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Gordon Rayner 17h
Lots of the NI money being given in the form of City Deals and Enterprise Zones to get round Barnett consequentials
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Gordon Rayner 17h
Govt will give NI £1 billion in exchange for their votes, but only if Stormont is back up and running. Deadline for that is Thursday.
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Gordon Rayner 17h
Arlene Foster confirms winter fuel payments and pensions triple lock will stay for the duration of this parliament (2022 (maybe))
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Gordon Rayner 18h
The DUP deal is done.
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Gordon Rayner 18h
Action-packed Commons session this PM: Theresa May statements on migrants + DUP deal (if there is one) then Sajid Javid on Grenfell latest
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Gordon Rayner Jun 22
If Theresa May gets this right on Grenfell response, it could go a long way to regaining trust. If she gets it wrong, it could finish her.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 22
So 600 tower blocks could have same cladding as Grenfell. Govt says people will be rehoused if unsafe. Biggest evacuation since the war?
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
No mention of Trump State visit in Queen's Speech. Suggests it won't take place in next 2 years.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
Independent advocate for victims of disasters to be appointed in wake of Grenfell Tower, to act for bereaved families
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
Tories' grand plan for energy tariff caps reduced to "measures" to "help reduce energy bills". No legislation for a cap.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
Theresa May's social care plans reduced to a "consultation" on how to pay for social care. Dementia tax + winter fuel means-testing gone.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
Hard Brexit 2 b enshrined in law as Queen announces "new trading relationships across globe" + "indepen. trade policy" (= no customs union)
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Gordon Rayner Jun 21
Dennis Skinner tells Black Rod: Get your skates on, the first race is at half past two
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Gordon Rayner Jun 20
Did the Guardian ask Lily Allen to do their cartoon today? Poor show.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 16
Large crowd chanting "May Must Go" on its way to Downing Street. Lots of Socialist Worker placards in evidence.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 16
Police: Death toll in Grenfell tower block fire now at least 30, including one person who died in hospital
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Laura Hughes Jun 16
Once again police keep all that work here safe. Thank you.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 16
Man reportedly tasered at gates of Parliament after shouts of 'knife knife knife'
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Gordon Rayner Jun 16
The Queen is visiting relatives of the Grenfell Tower disaster. So a 91-year-old woman has got there quicker than Theresa May.
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Gordon Rayner Jun 14
All 5 of the main Northern Ireland parties have been invited to No10 in an attempt to break the power-sharing impasse
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