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Why Federalism Is The Future Of British Politics

Virtually every mature democracy in the developed Western world operates under some semblance of federalism, or at least autonomism. The United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia, the list goes on and on. Following two bruising votes in the form of the 2017 General Election, and the 2016 Brexit referendum – Britain needs constitutional change to quell the increasingly polarised and ...

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Six people reveal their best excuses for calling in sick

Inventing a daughter to get days off is excessive yet effective. (Picture: MMUFFIN) It’s almost Christmas – there’s a lot of nights out planned, some brilliant television shows to catch up on and sometimes it’s just too cold to get out of bed. So you may be tempted to take a cheeky day off to catch up on sleep, finish ...

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Last-minute gifts you can buy in Poundland

(Credit: Poundland) I’ve finished my Christmas shopping. Or, at least, I *think* I’ve finished. There’s no doubt that as the day draws nearer, there’ll be a million people I’ve forgotten about. The neighbour will pop round with chocolates, meaning I have to get her something. Someone at a party will hand me a gift bag, prompting a very awkward and ...

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People told us their worst landlord stories

(Picture: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Not all landlords are bad. In fact my current landlord is amazing and gets on all our repairs right away. However, having left home six years ago, that’s the first time I can say that. I’ve had landlords who thought it was acceptable to call me at 9pm for ‘a chat’. I’ve rented from ...

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Sunday Shows Round-up: David Davis, Keir Starmer And Trump's Jerusalem Move

DDKS David Davis and Keir Starmer were guests on the Andrew Marr Show With the first phase of the Brexit deal squared off and Donald Trump making a controversial intervention in the Middle East, it has been another busy week in politics.  So, we will cut to the chase and bring you HuffPost UK’s Sunday shows round-up.  The Andrew Marr ...

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Meet the female WWE wrestlers making history in Dubai

(Picture: thewrestlingclassic/Instagram) Until last year, female wrestling was banned in the United Arab Emirates. Hardly surprising, considering the host of restrictions placed on Emirati women in the area. But on Thursday, two women made history by performing in a WWE Raw Women’s Championship event in Abu Dhabi. Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks had to change their outfits to accommodate the ...

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A proposal phone case is here, so you can capture the moment they say ‘yes’

(Picture: RokShok) When it comes to proposals, most people just get down on one knee and pop the question. Sure, there’s many ways you can ask the love of your life to be your husband or wife, but there’s nothing wrong with going down the traditional route. But if you’re wanting to stray away from traditional as much as possible, ...

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'Striclty Come Dancing': Ore Oduba Blasts 'Shameful' Press Treatment Of Alexandra Burke

Reigning ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion Ore Oduba has hit out at the press’s “shameful” treatment of Alexandra Burke.  The BBC sports presenter felt like he “had to say something” in the week that Alexandra admitted the negative press she has received has been affecting her mentally. Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment Ore Oduba Posting a statement on Twitter, Ore wrote: “I genuinely ...

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'Strictly Come Dancing' Bosses Dismiss Claims Karen Clifton's Days On The Show Are Numbered

A ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ spokesperson has shot down rumours that professional dancer Karen Clifton is to be ditched next year, after hitting a rough patch with husband and co-star Kevin. On Saturday (9 December), The Sun reported that if Karen and Kevin were to split up, bosses already know where their loyalties would lie, with the former potentially being up ...

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Today is Christmas Card Day – we should celebrate by never sending one again

What a waste of perfectly good paper (Picture: Getty) Apparently today is Christmas Card Day, created to celebrate the invention of the season’s most annoying tradition, which began 174 years ago. It must be one of the most pointless themed days in existence, lurking there in the background just in case one year, the entirety of the retail, advertising and ...

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