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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

The PM promised to deliver Brexit and invest in the NHS, while the Green Party pledged to get the UK net zero carbon by 2030.

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Election candidates and canvassers have been advised to work in pairs and keep their mobile phones charged, amid safety fears.

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

He has written to the Prime Minister to tender his resignation as Secretary of State for Wales.

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

The former Commons Speaker revealed his true thoughts on Brexit at a meeting in London.

South Western Railway: 27 days of strikes planned over Christmas

South Western Railway: 27 days of strikes planned over Christmas

Workers will walk out for 27 days between December 2 and New Year's Day, threatening travel chaos for commuters and Christmas shoppers.

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

The Sky News presenter conducted an interview with an empty chair while the Tory Party chairman was speaking to talkRADIO.

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Met Police over a protest ban imposed during their 'Autumn Uprising'.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Those not standing for re-election have said goodbye to the Commons before Parliament is dissolved tomorrow ahead of the general election.

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will not contest the next election.

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

The Liberal Democrats' deputy leader said he believes Jo Swinson was excluded from a TV debate because of her gender.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Puppy dies of heart attack 'caused by fireworks'

Puppy dies of heart attack 'caused by fireworks'

The owner of the border terrier puppy, named Molly, is calling for a review of firework regulations following the incident.

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

Labour MP Kate Hoey said she was "delighted" with the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as the new Commons Speaker.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Irresponsible firework use comparable to 'drink-driving', say MPs

Irresponsible firework use comparable to 'drink-driving', say MPs

The "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks should be considered as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, according to MPs.

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

The outgoing European Commission president accused Boris Johnson of lying ahead of the 2016 referendum.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Labour’s Angela Rayner has branded Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as “hard right nasty thugs” in a tweet over the weekend.

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed the party's 600 candidates for the general election.

UK terrorism threat downgraded from 'severe' to 'substantial'

UK terrorism threat downgraded from 'severe' to 'substantial'

It means an attack is now “likely” rather than “highly likely”.

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Francesca O'Brien has apologised after comments were unearthed in which she suggested people on a TV show "need putting down".

Olivia Newton-John's Grease jacket and trousers sell for over £300k

Olivia Newton-John's Grease jacket and trousers sell for over £300k

The tight black trousers and leather jacket sported by Olivia Newton-John in Grease have sold for more than £300,000 at auction.

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Mothercare UK to go into administration

Mothercare UK to go into administration

Thousands of jobs could be at risk after the baby goods retailer said it is planning to call in administrators.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

A climate activist has been acquitted of criminal damage as the court ruled she acted to protect homes "under threat from climate change”.

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Number 10 has confirmed that the Conservatives will not form an alliance with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party ahead of the general election.

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

The climate activist has appealed for help to travel back across the Atlantic by boat after a UN summit was relocated from Chile to Spain.

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

David Heney has been banned from Westminster Cathedral for six months after threatening to "shoot up" the congregation, a court heard.

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

The columnist defended a "joke" he made about excluding Muslims and students from the upcoming general election.

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

A loophole which enables drivers using their mobiles to escape prosecution if filming or taking photos is to be closed, the government said.

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

An 18-month-old boy has died after falling from the ninth floor of Stellar House in Tottenham.

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Sergeant Andy Gore remains blind in one eye after he was spayed in the face with ammonia while responding to a 999 call in April.

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

The pair became embroiled in a heated back-and-forth in the Commons.

Self-harm in prisons hits record high, report says

Self-harm in prisons hits record high, report says

New figures from the Ministry of Justice have shown the number of self-harm cases occurring in prisons are at an all-time high.

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

The Tory MP admitted he didn't read messages sent to him via social media to protect his "sanity".

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge found at sea

Body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge found at sea

The body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge has been found at sea more than 30 miles from where she disappeared, Cambodian police said.

Dixon's Chimney death: Man was 'fantastic' grandfather-of-three

Dixon's Chimney death: Man was 'fantastic' grandfather-of-three

A man who died at the top of the 290ft chimney in Carlisle has been identified as Robert Philip Longcake.

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss has called for a different way of thinking on identity and equality, saying no one wants to be the “token woman”.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Conservative MPs have been criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's vivid green tie, which he wore in memory of the Grenfell fire victims.

Twelve migrants found alive in refrigerated lorry in Belgium

Twelve migrants found alive in refrigerated lorry in Belgium

Twelve men have been discovered in the back of a truck in nothern Belgium.

Richard Braine steps down as UKIP leader

Richard Braine steps down as UKIP leader

UKIP leader Richard Braine has stepped down after less than three months in the job.

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

An inquiry into the Grefell Tower blaze has resulted in 46 recommendations, some requiring "urgent action" by the government.

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

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