‘People’s vote’: backers bide their time to force Labour’s hand
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‘People’s vote’: backers bide their time to force Labour’s hand

Backing for a second Brexit referendum in parliament is unlikely to be tested until after next week’s meaningful vote, as campaigners weigh up the best moment to try to win over the Labour leadership. The Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has scrapped plans to table a “doctors’ amendment” calling for the public to be allowed to…

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Netflix sued over Bandersnatch’s similarities to Choose Your Own Adventure
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Netflix sued over Bandersnatch’s similarities to Choose Your Own Adventure

Netflix is being sued over its recent interactive episode of Black Mirror. The streaming platform released the feature-length Bandersnatch in December which allowed viewers to make decisions at various points of the story, affecting what outcome they might then encounter. But the publishers behind the long-running Choose Your Own Adventure series of books is claiming…

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Some Democrats reportedly trying to rein in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – live
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Some Democrats reportedly trying to rein in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – live

7.13pm GMT19:13 Steve King, the Republican congressman and Trump ally who on Thursday said he didn’t understand why the term “white supremacist” was offensive, has declared himself an “American nationalist” in a House speech. In an interview with the New York Times King had said: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that…

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MPs attack ministers over delay to tax havens’ public registers
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MPs attack ministers over delay to tax havens’ public registers

The government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of companies sheltering assets. Foreign Office ministers have caved in after a rebellion in the British overseas territories, including threats to…

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Heavy snow brings chaos and death to Germany and Austria
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Heavy snow brings chaos and death to Germany and Austria

Parts of Germany and Austria remain on high alert after extreme snow in Alpine regions, where 12 people have died in weather-related incidents. A nine-year-old German boy was the latest victim of the extreme weather, which has resulted in residents becoming snowed-in and motorists trapped for hours in freezing temperatures. The boy was killed by…

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