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The scramble for post-Brexit powers intensifies

It’s almost like we’ve been here before. Much to the frustration of the Prime Minister, the breakup of the Union is back in the headlines after Scotland’s First Minister announced her intention to pursue a second independence referendum. Commenting on these proposals, Nicola Sturgeon said that “Scotland deserves, in light of the change in circumstances brought about by the Brexit vote, the chance to decide its future in a fair, free and democratic way”.

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Life after Brexit: what next for UKIP?

Steven Woolfe, the frontrunner to become the next leader of UKIP, dramatically pulled out of the race on Monday night. For good measure, he resigned his party membership too. It’s a sensational story.

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New lessons from digital journalism

These are strange and tricky times to be in the business of communication. The power of traditional gatekeepers is waning, even crumbling. There are more ways than ever to reach your target audience – yet there are more competing voices eager to drown your message out.

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Make Brexit work for Britain

Twelve years before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, Toronto-born social psychology professor Lee Ross was studying what he called the false consensus effect at Stanford University.

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August is a perfect time for refreshing those relationships

It seems ironic to be talking about the silly season – traditionally downtime for news during August – when this summer journalists have struggled to keep up with the fast-changing events of Brexit, Westminster politics and international terrorism. But there is normally a hiatus in the flow of potential stories into newsrooms caused by the rest of the world having gone on holiday – it’s enshrined in France that everyone takes August off.

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