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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley, a former Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, has said that if the UK left the European Union without a deal, “we won’t be crashing out, we will be cashing in.”

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

The life of the 41st President of the US has been praised and celebrated at Washington National Cathedral, with historian Jon Meacham describing him as the ‘last great-soldier statesman’.

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published 234 pages of unseen documents, which it obtained in November this year from a company suing the social network.

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says Shelter

More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair is facing enforcement action by the airline regulator, after it refused to compensate passengers for disruption caused by staff taking strike action.

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

The Prime Minister has rejected accusations that she allowed the European Union to use the issue of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as a “negotiating play”.

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: The key points

The legal advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to Theresa May on the Brexit backstop has been published. Here's what it says

Peter Bone MP: A no-confidence vote is needed to sort out the Tories ‘one way or another’

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters in Theresa May

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that a no-confidence vote in Theresa May is needed to sort out the Conservative party “one way or another” so that they can move forward.

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon has responded to criticism after it faced backlash over its £40 “hi-tech” cinema tickets being sold at a cinema in London.

Andy Burnham: 'The north-south divide has got even bigger'

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England grow

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England

Andy Burnham says 'shovelling money into London' to try and address affordability problems in the South East will not help the north of England grow

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab has said that Theresa May must 'stand up to Brussels' if her deal is voted down, and that there would be 'costs' to staying in the EU if Brexit was stalled

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis has said that the Government has treated the British public “appallingly” over Brexit.

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May has held on to her title as the second most powerful woman in the world as she fights to win Parliament's approval of her Brexit deal, according to a ranking by Forbes.

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over leader's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage has quit from UKIP after its leader Gerard Batten appointed Tommy Robinson as a personal advisor.

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

A bid to bring back the lynx, which became extinct in the UK more than 1,000 years ago, has been rejected by the Environment Secretary.

Geoffrey Cox

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs find government in contempt of Parliament

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs vote for contempt motion

The full legal advice about Theresa May's Brexit deal will be published after MPs found the government in contempt of Parliament.

Child killer David McGreavy who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from jail

A man who killed three children before hanging their bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable chaos

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

The Transport Secretary has been criticised by MPs for his handling of changes to rail timetables in May this year.

Greggs Christmas range

Greggs release sausage roll-themed gift range for Christmas

Greggs release sausage roll-themed gift range for Christmas

The high street baker has released a new Christmas range, including sausage roll print socks, phone cases and umbrellas.

New £50m funding for Grammar schools is a ‘scandal’, says Chair of Comprehensive Future

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

The government has announced a new £50m fund for 16 grammar schools in a bid to create 3,000 more grammar school places, but the chair of Comprehensive Future described it as a “scandal”.

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House of Commons leader rejects claims government is in contempt of Parliament

House of Commons leader rejects claims government is in contempt of Parliament

Andrea Leadsom has rejected claims that the government has acted in contempt of Parliament by refusing to publish the full legal advice on the Brexit deal.

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church uses smartphone app to engage congregation

Church is trialling the use of a live voting smartphone app during sermons to improve the engagement of the congregation.

Cemetery

Man claims council breached his human rights for blocking border around his father's grave

Man begins High Court fight after council blocks border around father's grave

A Muslim man has begun a High Court fight after complaining that a council breached his human rights by preventing him from building an edge around his father's grave.

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of highest-earning youtubers after making £17.2 million.

Young people three times as likely to own their own house if they have property-owning parents

Young people three times as likely to own their own house if they have property-owning parents

Young people three times as likely to own a house if their parents have one

Young people who have parents with their own house are three times as likely to be homeowners by the age of 30, compared to those who have no property wealth, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

Woman drinking

Alcohol-specific deaths among UK women reach record high

Alcohol-specific deaths among UK women reach record high

The number of women who have died alcohol-specific deaths in the UK have reached the highest levels since records began, official figures show.

Leave means Leave protesters

UK can stop Brexit process, says European Court of Justice official

UK can stop Brexit process, says European Court of Justice official

An official has claimed the UK can revoke Article 50 without the formal agreement of the 27 leaders of the other EU member states or EU Commission.

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin says government's next steps will 'determine its future'

Sir Bernard Jenkin told Julia Hartley-Brewer that how the government handles the Brexit fallout will have a knock-on effect

Suzanne Evans

UKIP is going down a 'rabid anti-Islam path', says Suzanne Evans

UKIP is going down a 'rabid anti-Islam path', says Suzanne Evans

The former deputy chair of UKIP has claimed she left her role at the party over fears it was becoming "vehemently anti-Islam".

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government over failure to publish full Brexit legal advice

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government over failure to publish full Brexit legal advice

Opposition parties launch contempt of Parliament case against Government

The opposition parties, which contains Labour, the Green Party, SNP, DUP, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrats, have launched a motion against the Government accusing them of Contempt of Parliament over the failure to publish the full legal advice on Theresa May's Brexit plan.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General accused of ‘hiding behind convention’ over Brexit legal advice

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was accused of trying to "hide behind convention" in a bid to prevent publication of Brexit legal advice given to Cabinet.

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

Idioms like ‘two birds with one stone’ have no place in society, says PETA

Dr Carys Bennett from PETA UK has said that “archaic” sayings such as “killing two birds with one stone” have “no place in modern society”.

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns as Jacob Rees-Mogg says the EU has the UK 'right where they wanted'

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns as Jacob Rees-Mogg says the EU has the UK 'exactly where they wanted'

Olly Robbins confirms backstop concerns to Jacob Rees-Mogg

During a Committee for Exiting the European Union session, Jacob Rees-Mogg quizzed Olly Robbins about his reported comments on the backstop and said it was a favourable situation only for the EU

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse was groomed and raped by Arshid Hussain, but waived her anonymity to campaign for greater protection for women and children affected by grooming

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

'No Brexit' is a risk if deal is defeated, says Brexit Secretary

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the Committee for Exiting the European Union that 'no deal or no Brexit' were risks if the deal was defeated

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

Senior UKIP figure quits the party over leader’s association with Tommy Robinson

The former Deputy Chairwoman of UKIP has become the latest member to quit the party in protest at the leadership of Gerard Batten and his association with Tommy Robinson.

Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the number of police officers in the Capital could drop to their lowest levels since 2002, unless financial cuts are stopped.

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

May will lose meaningful vote ‘by a large margin’, says DUP's Peter Weir

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Education Minister Peter Weir has said that unless “something very strange” happens, the Government will lose the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially “by a large margin”.

'The idea that animal welfare will improve by banning meat-based sayings is pie in the sky', says commentator

'Animal welfare won't improve by banning meat-based sayings', says commentator

Andre Walker told Mike Graham that banning meat-based phrases to improve animal welfare and appease vegans is 'pie in the sky'

Over 760 youth centres closed since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Over 760 youth centres closed in UK since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Over 760 youth centres closed in UK since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Cuts to youth services have led to the loss of 4,500 youth work jobs and over 760 youth centres since 2012, trade union UNISON has found.

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a religious belief

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a religious belief

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a religious belief

A tribunal will take place to decide whether veganism is a philosophical or religious belief during a landmark legal case.

You can now buy the Big Issue using your contactless debit card

You can now buy the Big Issue using your contactless debit card

You can now buy the Big Issue using your contactless debit card

The Big Issue has teamed up with iZettle to allow sellers to take contactless payment

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second referendum if the options were Theresa May's deal or Remain

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second referendum if the options were Theresa May's deal or Remain

Nigel Farage would 'boycott' second vote if options were May deal or Remain

Nigel Farage told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there would be 'no acceptable form of Leave to vote for' if a second referendum offered a choice between Theresa May's deal or Remain

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if it doesn't get through parliament, says Dominic Raab

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if it doesn't get through parliament, says Dominic Raab

Theresa May must 'think again' about Brexit deal if vote is lost, says Raab

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said that Theresa May should reconsider the terms of the deal if it's defeated in parliament, and that a rebellion was a 'risk'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop focusing on Islam and obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Nigel Farage: 'Gerard Batten must stop obsessing over Tommy Robinson'

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he is concerned about current leader Gerard Batten's involvement with Tommy Robinson

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind Theresa May in no confidence vote

Dominic Grieve predicts Tories would 'unite' behind May in no confidence vote

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve says he would not vote against the Prime Minister if a no confidence vote in Theresa May was triggered

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Irish backstop a 'bad outcome' for the UK, Theresa May secretly warned

Chief Brexit adviser Olly Robbins reportedly wrote to Theresa May warning the Irish border backstop would be a 'bad outcome'

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of animal right campaigners have taken to central London to demand the end of the fur trade in the UK.

Shadow Minister Kate Osamor resigns following reports she verbally abused a journalist

Shadow Minister Kate Osamor resigns following reports she verbally abused a journalist

Shadow Minister resigns amid reports she verbally abused a journalist

Kate Osamor has said that she has resigned as shadow international development secretary following a report that she verbally abused a journalist from The Times.

Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government

Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government

Women affected by pension changes win first legal battle against the Government

Women affected by changes to the state pension age have won the first stage of their High Court challenge against the Government.

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

UKIP leader’s appointment of Tommy Robinson poses ‘security risk’, claims MEP

A British MEP has warned that Tommy Robinson – real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – poses a potential “security risk” to the European Parliament after being appointed as a personal advisor to UKIP’s leader Gerard Batten.

Former US President George HW Bush dies aged 94

Former US President George HW Bush dies aged 94

Former US President George HW Bush dies aged 94

The 41st president of the United States, George HW Bush, has died at the age of 94.

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities minister resigns over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has resigned from his role as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, describing the Prime Minister’s deal as giving us the UK’s ‘voice and vote’.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries MP dons 'woman definition' jumper to object use of word 'cisgender'

Nadine Dorries MP dons 'woman definition' jumper

The Conservative MP donned a jumper showing the dictionary definition of a woman to show "solidarity" with women who objected to being referred to as cisgender.

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