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Trump rallies have targeted re-election since he took office

WHO: Dr Michael Frazer

"Trump has always preferred the adulation of a campaign rally to the hard work of actual governance, and has broken precedent by holding rallies, attacking potential challengers, and arguing for re-election from the very beginning of his presidency.”

Irish divorce referendum would resolve legal limbo

WHO: Polly Morgan

"Currently, Ireland has no-fault divorce, but the parties have to be separated for 4 of the last 5 years. That's a long time to be in a legal limbo."

Continued austerity bolsters Eurosceptic parties

WHO: Dr Marina Prentoulis

“Eleven years after the financial crisis of 2008, the EU institutions are still dominated by politicians who support austerity despite the devastating effects it had on the people of Europe."

Facial recognition technology a ‘legal vacuum’

WHO: Dr Joe Purshouse

“This week the Administrative Court in Cardiff will hear the first legal challenge to the police use of facial recognition surveillance in the UK. Mr Bridges will argue that the police’s use of this technology is unlawful, as it violates the human rights to privacy, freedom of assembly, and freedom from discrimination."

Far right, other extremists get favourable treatment on Twitter

WHO: Annie Kelly

"The network benefits of being allowed access to social media like Twitter and Facebook for an extremist movement are crucial. There needs to be massive public pressure on them if we want to see an end to this digitally inspired violence."

Essex burial site suggests Christian conversion started earlier than previously thought

WHO: Dr Tom Licence

“As for the tomb being 'UK's Tutankhamun', this is a headline to grab attention. It isn't in the same league as Sutton Hoo!”

Release of Reuters journalists a ‘symbolic concession’

WHO: Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski

"This is a fairly low-cost symbolic concession to try and regain some respect."

Supermarket price wars will resume following merger block

WHO: Prof Ratula Chakraborty

"UK shoppers should rejoice at the CMA’s decision to block the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda. This merger would have reduced competition, resulting in higher prices and less choice."

Finding a Withdrawal Agreement majority a herculean task

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The announcement of DUP not to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement means that finding a majority in favour of the deal is a herculean task.”

Copyright Directive threatens freedom of expression online

WHO: Dr Sabine Jacques

"Instead of levelling the playing field, the new law is likely to fortify the position of tech giants to the detriment of freedom of expression and competition."

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