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# Owen Paterson

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# North Shropshire
Boris Johnson faces key by-election triggered by resignation of MP over lobbying scandal
The constituency is considered ultra-safe for the Tories.
# Tories
Johnson under increasing pressure as minister admits ‘mistake’ in handling of sleaze row
An ex-Tory chief whip has called on Johnson to apologise for his Government’s approach to the Paterson affair.
# Tories
Boris Johnson faces demands for public inquiry into Tory sleaze allegations
An emergency Commons debate will be held to consider the implications of the Owen Paterson row.
# full fat u-turn
Sleaze, dairy lobbying, and Tory MPs: What is the Owen Paterson controversy about?
The former NI Secretary resigned this week, in what has become a huge controversy for Boris Johnson.
# Owen Paterson
Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches
It comes after Boris Johnson U-turned on plans to prevent the former minister’s Commons ban for lobbying.
# meaningful vote
Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying
Conservative MPs backed a plan to consider reviewing Owen Paterson’s case and tear up the Commons disciplinary process.
# The Big Fella
'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate
MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.
# You Tube
A Tory MP wants to stop politicians' wages in the North. Gerry Adams just called him a 'tube'
Owen Paterson, a former Northern Ireland Secretary, thinks withholding pay might “crystallise minds”.
# United Ireland?
Adams outlines seven-point plan for a United Ireland
The Sinn Féin president outlines seven points which he says can build popular support for reunification on both sides of the border.
# Border poll
Referendum on united Ireland 'inevitable' - Adams
The Sinn Féin president hit out at the UK Northern Ireland secretary, who this week rejected the possibility for a “border poll” on the region’s status.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: HSE apologises over misdiagnosed miscarriages; Houghton and Whelan are out of RTÉ soccer show; and Vladimir Putin shows off his latest hobby.
SDLP election candidate injured after rock attack on car
Dolores Kelly is injured after two rocks are thrown through her windscreen – the day after two canvassers are attacked.A
# Terrorism
Police in Northern Ireland get extra £245m to combat terror threat
The move follows an increase in the threat from dissident republicans.
# The Troubles
Troubles victims may have stories recorded
A new independent body may record the accounts of victims from Northern Ireland’s sectarian violence.
# Northern Ireland
Republican dissidents 'speaking to British government' - McGuinness
Deputy First Minister says that both the Irish and British governments have spoken to terrorists in recent weeks.