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Douglas Murray: ‘I’d sensed for a long time we were doing something crazy to Europe’

The thinker and commentator DOUGLAS MURRAY, on a visit to Belfast last week to promote his book about immigration and Islam, talks to Ben Lowry about the controversial new work, and his views on other matters:

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DUP leader Arlene Foster and her 10 MPs, who now have critical influence in the House of Commons.
Picture by Arthur Allison: Pacemaker

Ben Lowry: Hardball DUP tactics in Tory talks could one day rebound on unionism

A striking report about the DUP-Tory negotiations this week appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

Opinion
Prime Minister Theresa May at the state opening of parliament on June 21 2017. She is said to be finished politically, but who will be better? Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Ben Lowry: Theresa May is said to be a disaster, but it is hard to see a replacement for her

Have you noticed how it is now an accepted fact that Theresa May’s premiership is disastrous?

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Durham House in Belfast may have the same outside combustible cladding as London's Grenfell Tower.  Photo: David Young/PA Wire

Belfast high-rise could have Grenfell-type cladding

A high rise building block in Belfast may have the same outside combustible cladding as London’s Grenfell Tower.

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Man shot in ankle in west Belfast

Man shot in ankle in west Belfast

Police in west Belfast are investigating after a man was shot in the ankle.

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George Gilmore. 
Picture by PressEye.com

Gilmore murder probe police return to Carrickfergus after second anonymous letter

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of leading loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfergus returned to the area today to appeal for more information following receipt of a further anonymous letter.

Crime
Ciaran McClean said that he was horrified at the proposed deal

Man legally challenging deal with Tories vows to go all way

The Omagh man who has begun a legal challenge to the proposed DUP deal with the Tories has said that he will not be walking away from the challenge until either the DUP-Tory talks collapse or he has exhausted court options.

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A DUP delegation, including Edwin Poots MLA (left) speaking to media at Stormont Castle, Belfast on Thursday as the talks process continues.

DUP will not clarify position on Irish Language Act costs

The DUP has declined to confirm or deny claims that it described a £19m estimate to introduce an Irish Language Act as “reasonable”.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament. The Queen's Speech contained proposals to amend abortion legislation. Pic: PA.

‘Abortion industry to profit from law change’

Proposed amendments to legislation which would give free abortions on the English NHS to women from Northern Ireland have nothing to do with welfare but rather aim to promote the interests of ‘the abortion industry’ a pro-life group claims.

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Ireland 360 team consisting of army veteran Rory Mackenzie,Tim Maw, Neil Laughton and Mark Shoosmith

Amputee soldier set for 1500km journey round Ireland by sea

An army veteran who lost a leg during the Iraq war is set to join three civilians in a bid to make history, while also raising vital funds for worthy causes.

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Samuel Graham, a farmer from Killinchy in County Down, wins the European Drivers' Championship 2017.

Northern Irish farmer wins European Drivers’ Championship

Samuel Graham, a farmer from Killinchy in County Down, beat off tough competition from farmers representing 13 European countries to win the European Drivers’ Championship 2017, organised jointly by John Deere and Michelin.

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Linfield's Jamie Mulgrew and Celtic's Brendan Rodgers celebrate league success with their respective clubs

‘No tickets’ for Celtic fans if Belfast tie with Linfield materialises

Celtic’s legion of travelling fans will not be issued with tickets for the club’s Champions League qualifier in Belfast should Linfield overcome La Fiorita of San Marino to progress.

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UFU supports USDA decision to ban Brazilian Beef

UFU supports USDA decision to ban Brazilian Beef

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the decision by the US Department of Agriculture to ban the import of fresh Brazilian beef echoes its concerns that sanctions by the European Union have not matched the scale of shortcomings highlighted by allegations of bribery to allow the export of sub-standard meat.

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Knockagh Monument.

Somme commemoration at Knockagh Monument

The fallen of the Battle of the Somme will be remembered at the annual commemoration at the County Antrim War Memorial this Sunday (June 25).

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PSNI warning

SCAM WARNING: Police appeal over bogus 'unpaid tax' calls

Police have warned people to be vigilant in relation to bogus telephone callers purporting to be from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

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Magician Rodd Hogg

‘I am a very normal person who does magical things’

Rodd Hogg can’t stand ‘cheesy’ magic; the white-gloved, pulling-rabbits-from-hats type of jiggery pokery, favoured by many traditional top-hatted magic-makers.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Linfield manager David Healy. The two teams could meet each in round two of Champions League qualifying

Linfield v Celtic kick-off time confirmed

Linfield’s has confirmed its potential Champions League qualifier first leg with with Celtic will take place in Belfast on Friday, July 14.

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Conor Sheridan.

‘Cross-community left’ meeting in Carrickfergus

Labour Alternative has called a meeting in Carrickfergus to discuss “the need for a cross-community left” in Northern Ireland.

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Police are appealing for information following the assault.

Shocking footage emerges of Larne teen assault

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was assaulted during a horrific attack in Larne.

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Police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by Hotpoint

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer in Grenfell fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

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