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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (Tuesday 7 March) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: UK Government rejects Brexit election, Arlene Foster to meet with DUP colleagues after facing election reversals and Alexander Graham Bell is hijacked.
News: UK Government rejects Brexit election
Country will not get a say on Brexit deal or un-elected government
Voters in the UK will not get a say on either the terms of Brexit, or the government which is administering the enormous constitutional changes. Former foreign secretary William Hague suggested a public vote, but it has been rejected by Prime Minister Theresa May, who wasn’t elected to her post.
Politics: Arlene Foster to meet with DUP colleagues after facing election reversals
Former first minister lost ground to nationalist forces
Former Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster will meet with DUP colleagues to discuss a way forward after a bruising election that saw unionist forces lose out to nationalists. Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire will meet with party leaders in an attempt to restore power sharing.
Sport: Tony Bellew considers retirement after beating Tony Hayes
Bellew defied expectations to defeat rival Hayes
Liverpool cruiserweight fighter Tony Bellew has said he will consider retirement from boxing after his surprise victory over Tony Hayes.
Culture: Grandaddy has a new Album out
I’ll just leave that there
The legendary indie outfit are back after a ten-year hiatus. Read a brief review here.
Weather: Another spring day
May be speaking too soon, but it feels like the worst is behind us
It’s another fairly sunny day, with highs of nine degrees in the north. Another fresh spring day.
And another thing: Alexander Graham Bell hijacked
Trump introduces Telephone inventor as US genius
In a speech, US President Donald Trump name dropped Scots telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell as an example of US ingenuity. What is Trump’s obsession with Scotland anyway? You aren’t Scottish Donald, give it up.
Picture courtesy of Nick, National Museum of American History, Stephanie Clark, Jeffrey Pott, NICVA, Number 10
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