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Ashley Cowburn

Political Correspondent

Ashley Cowburn is a Political Correspondent for The Independent, based in Westminster – a position he has held since the week before the political earthquake of the 2016 European Union referendum. In 2019 he was a winner at the '30 To Watch: Young Journalist Awards' and before joining The Independent he won the prestigious Anthony Howard Award.

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‘Holding a Queen’s Speech before an election is a cynical stunt,’ Labour leader says

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Ashley Cowburn Is a Brexit deal really dead or could it be revived before 31 October?

The chances of a deal with the EU are not completely extinguished, writes Ashley Cowburn, but it will take a massive effort from both sides

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