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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

Boris Johnson: 'Let's unite the country and defeat Corbyn'

In his victory speech, the newly-elected Prime Minister said he wanted to "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

Resignation watch: Justice Secretary David Gauke steps down

A string of resignations are expected as Boris Johnson prepares to become Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

Carl Beech case: Police were in 'post-Jimmy Savile frenzy'

Carl Beech case: Police were in 'post-Jimmy Savile frenzy'

The son of Lord Janner - the peer falsely accused of being in a murderous paedophile ring - has slammed police investigating the case.

Leadership LIVE: Boris Johnson will be the next Prime Minister

Leadership LIVE: Boris Johnson will be the next Prime Minister

Boris Johnson will become the UK's next Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership contest in a landslide victory.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn lays out plans for tackling antisemitism in Labour

Jeremy Corbyn lays out plans for tackling antisemitism in Labour

The Labour leader has set-out measures to speed up the disciplinary process in cases of antisemitism inside the Party.

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

James Goddard avoids jail for calling MP Anna Soubry a ‘Nazi’

James Goddard avoids jail for calling MP Anna Soubry a ‘Nazi’

The pro-Brexit activist was handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from travelling near Parliament for verbally abusing MP Anna Soubry.

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

She won the Liberal Democrat leadership race in a landslide, defeating Sir Ed Davey by nearly 20,000 votes.

Paedophile Carl Beech lied over fake VIP child abuse ring

Paedophile Carl Beech lied over fake VIP child abuse ring

A man who falsely claimed there was a Westminster paedophile ring has been found guilty of fraud and perverting the course of justice.

Gloucester teen tried to buy gun to carry out ‘lethal killing spree’

Gloucester teen tried to buy gun to carry out ‘lethal killing spree’

A teenager obsessed with mass shootings has been convicted of attempting to buy a gun and ammunition.

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

Consultation to protect soldiers from repeated investigations

The Defence Secretary wants more legal protection for British soldiers accused of historical offences.

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

The 24-year-old has received "hundreds" of rape and death threats for posting videos of himself dancing in a 'Stop Brexit' shirt online.

Heatwave health warning as London set to hit 35 degrees

Heatwave health warning as London set to hit 35 degrees

Health experts have urged people to take care of themselves and their loved ones as a heatwave takes hold across southern England.

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

The Dover MP has been charged with sexually assaulting two women and will appear in court in September.

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Potential new members must be anti-Brexit, and looking for reform of the British political system, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

Boris critic Alan Duncan resigns as Foreign Office minister

A prominent critic of Boris Johnson has quit as a government minister ahead of the result of the Tory leadership race.

Brexiteer James Goddard to be sentenced for calling MP a 'Nazi'

Brexiteer James Goddard to be sentenced for calling MP a 'Nazi'

The pro-Brexit protester will be sentenced today after he admitted calling Anna Soubry a "Nazi" and a "traitor" outside Parliament.

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

Dominic Raab: No-deal Brexit risk 'magnified beyond all proportion'

The former Brexit secretary defended Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver Brexit, deal or no deal, on October 31.

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

Leadership race: Two cabinet ministers prepared to quit under Boris

As the Tory leadership race draws to a close, both the Chancellor and Justice Secretary have announced they will resign if Mr Johnson wins.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Iran claims to have captured British oil tanker

Iran claims to have captured British oil tanker

The government said it is "urgently" seeking information after reports a British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran.

Anti-Boris marchers to fly effigy of MP at London rally

Anti-Boris marchers to fly effigy of MP at London rally

Pro-remain campaigners will fly an effigy of Boris Johnson during a 'No to Boris, Yes to Europe' rally this weekend.

Brexit campaigner wins appeal against Electoral Commission fine

Brexit campaigner wins appeal against Electoral Commission fine

The founder of pro-Brexit campaign group BeLeave has won his appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission.

James Goddard admits harassing MP Anna Soubry

James Goddard admits harassing MP Anna Soubry

The political activist called the remain MP a "Nazi" during a pro-Brexit protest outside Parliament.

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage in anti-extremism speech

The Home Secretary singled out the Brexit Party leader in a speech unveiling his plans to tackle extremism.

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

Using Queen to prevent no-deal Brexit a ‘ridiculous idea’

A former Supreme Court judge has criticised a plot by Tory MPs to use the Queen to delay the Brexit process.

Crash during Stevenage car meet leaves 17 injured

Crash during Stevenage car meet leaves 17 injured

Seventeen people are being treated for injuries after two vehicles collided and then careened into a crowd during a car meet-up.

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

Alistair Burt: No-deal Brexit cannot be ‘smuggled through’

The MP rebelled against the government yesterday by voting for an amendment that could block a no-deal Brexit.

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

The former Labour chairman said unless Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader the party will be “trashed” at the next election.

Teenagers jailed for 'vicious' stabbing on Southend train

Teenagers jailed for 'vicious' stabbing on Southend train

Two teenagers have been jailed after stabbing young man multiple times on a train in a "gang-related" attack.

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Robert Jenrick urged ministers who chose not to vote with the government on a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit to step down.

Drivers not wearing seatbelt could lose their licence

Drivers not wearing seatbelt could lose their licence

Drivers who refuse to buckle up could be handed penalty points in addition to a fine as part of a suite of tougher punishments.

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Teachers and police officers are among those who can expect a pay rise in one of Theresa May’s final moves as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss whether or not to consider a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Piers Corbyn: Climate change is a 'false narrative'

Jeremy Corbyn’s older brother has claimed that climate change is "utter nonsense" as environmental activists stage protests across the country.

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Anti-Brexit activists target Boris Johnson with Trump billboard

Campaigners have put up a billboard in Boris Johnson's constituency which likens him to the US president Donald Trump.

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Columnist Rod Liddle has accused Boris Johnson of failing to offer anything new on Brexit should he win the leadership race.

Brother of Manchester bomber to deny murder charges

Brother of Manchester bomber to deny murder charges

Hashem Abedi appeared at Westminster Magistrate’s Court this morning and indicated that he will deny helping his brother murder 22 people.

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

Government ‘still not doing enough’ about flammable cladding

A new report has slammed the government's efforts to eliminate flammable cladding from buildings.

Brexit Party ‘would not exist’ without Theresa May

Brexit Party ‘would not exist’ without Theresa May

Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney said Theresa May could “absolutely” go down in history as Britain’s worst Prime Minister.

Government proposes ban on night driving for new drivers

Government proposes ban on night driving for new drivers

Novice drivers could be banned from getting behind the wheel at night under a new scheme proposed by the Department for Transport.

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Conservative MP Robert Buckland said the party needs a leader with the “charisma and campaigning ability of Boris Johnson”.

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

The outgoing Prime Minister has left it too late to complain about the lack of compromise in politics, according to her biographer Rosa Prince.

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

The amendment will make it harder for the next Prime Minister to suspend Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited to the UK

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited to the UK

The sibling of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber has been extradited to the UK to face murder charges.

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle: Ex-partner accepts responsibility for killing

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle: Ex-partner accepts responsibility for killing

The former partner of a heavily pregnant postal worker has has accepted responsibility for her killing, a court has heard.

Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ biggest radio hit of century so far

Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ biggest radio hit of century so far

Snow Patrol's hit ballad Chasing Cars has been named as the most-played song on UK radio so far this century.

Rail firm fined £1m after Gatwick Express window death

Rail firm fined £1m after Gatwick Express window death

A Gatwick train operator has been fined £1 million after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of an unlocked carriage window.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

The Brexit Party MEP said the next Prime Minister has a "moral obligation" to leave with or without a deal.

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over their anti-racism records during a heated House of Commons debate.

Thousands of 'super prolific' offenders spared jail

Thousands of 'super prolific' offenders spared jail

Nearly 4,000 serial offenders were spared jail last year, despite some having as many as 50 previous convictions.

House of Representatives condemns Trump’s ‘racist' tweets

House of Representatives condemns Trump’s ‘racist' tweets

House lawmakers have voted to denounce tweets by president Trump telling four congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

No explanation for moving ‘desperate’ Nazanin to mental health ward

No explanation for moving ‘desperate’ Nazanin to mental health ward

Richard Ratcliffe said he does not know what treatment his wife is receiving after she was moved to a psychiatric ward on Monday.

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

The scientist is one of 67 Labour peers who took out a newspaper advert accusing the Labour Party of welcoming everyone “except Jews”.

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

The Conservative MP said Boris Johnson has made a “big mistake” by failing to rule out suspending Parliament in order to deliver Brexit.

Labour peers say Jeremy Corbyn ‘fails test of leadership’

Labour peers say Jeremy Corbyn ‘fails test of leadership’

He has allowed a “toxic culture” to divide the Labour movement, according to more than 60 Labour peers who have taken out a newspaper ad.

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