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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PMQs: Cabinet minister denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

David Lidington has denied that the NHS would be “up for sale” in any post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.

Doctors call for compulsory measles jabs in schools

Doctors call for compulsory measles jabs in schools

Schools should ban children who have not received their measles vaccination, according to some UK doctors.

Girl invites Queen for tea to save her from 'nasty man' Trump

Girl invites Queen for tea to save her from 'nasty man' Trump

A schoolgirl in Northwich invited the Queen to have tea with her family instead of meeting with “nasty man” Donald Trump.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Leadership race 'shop window' for careerists

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Leadership race 'shop window' for careerists

Sir Bernard Jenkin has accused longshot leadership hopefuls of using the race to boost their chances of a cabinet position.

Change UK

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

The MP said she feels bad for Change UK after six of its members abandoned the party.

Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom: 'Everything to play for' in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom: 'Everything to play for' in Tory leadership race

The politician said she was "absolutely" going to stay in the race, as two contenders drop out in quick succession.

Trump state visit: President arrives in Ireland

Trump state visit: President arrives in Ireland

Trump state visit: President arrives in Ireland

Donald Trump has arrived in Ireland after attending a commemoration in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Brexit: Boris warns of Tory ‘extinction’ unless Brexit delivered

Brexit: Boris warns of Tory ‘extinction’ unless Brexit delivered

The Conservative Party will “not be forgiven” unless Brexit happens on schedule, according to leadership hopeful Boris Johnson.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Emily Thornberry: Donald Trump ‘does not deserve a state visit’

Labour’s Emily Thornberry has said that the US president “does not deserve a state visit”.

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry becomes Change UK leader after six MPs quit

Anna Soubry has become the new leader of Change UK, following the departure of six MPs from the party.

Mother of Jihadi Jack warned son ‘you will get beheaded’

Mother of Jihadi Jack warned son ‘you will get beheaded’

The mother of the young Muslim convert known as Jihadi Jack has told a court she was “horrified” when her son revealed he was in Syria.

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

The number of stop and searches under enhanced police powers has increased by 423 per cent in a year in London.

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

Essex police have been called in to investigate an Instagram account created to mock teachers at a local school.

Donald Trump dismisses anti-Trump protests as 'fake news'

Donald Trump dismisses anti-Trump protests as 'fake news'

The US president said he "did not see" people protesting his visit on the streets of London today.

Theresa May’s gift to Melania Trump branded ‘sexist’

Theresa May’s gift to Melania Trump ‘sexist’

Theresa May’s gift to Melania Trump ‘sexist’

Theresa May's gift to Melania Trump has been described as “lazy sexism” by a member of the Women’s Equality Party.

Sadiq Khan Donald Trump

Sadiq Khan: Trump is a ‘poster boy for the far-right'

Sadiq Khan: Trump is a ‘poster boy for the far-right'

Sadiq Khan has said "far-right" leaders looked up to Donald Trump, a day after he was dubbed a “loser” by the US president.

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

The number of sexually transmitted infections has risen by five per cent in England in a year.

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse second MP to pull out of leadership race

Kit Malthouse has announced he has withdrawn from the Conservative leadership race

Boris Johnson

Boris’s ex-campaign manager ‘hasn’t decided’ who to support

Boris’s ex-campaign manager ‘hasn’t decided’ who to support

The man who led Boris Johnson’s unsuccessful leadership campaign in 2016 is undecided on whether to support him again.

Cartoons on junk food ‘manipulating’ parents and children

Cartoons on junk food ‘manipulating’ parents and children

Over half of food and drink products featuring popular cartoon characters are high in fats, saturated sugar and salt, new figures show.

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart: 'My social media posts reach two million people'

Rory Stewart: 'My social media posts reach two million people'

The Tory leadership contender said his growing social media following could swing him support from fellow MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn

Lord Digby Jones: 'Disgusting' for Corbyn to protest against Trump

Lord Digby Jones: 'Disgusting' for Corbyn to protest against Trump

The cross-bench peer slammed the Labour leader for his plans to take part in an anti-Trump protest today.

Trump Queen

Brexit briefing: Independent UK would be a 'blessing', says Trump

Brexit briefing: Independent UK would be a 'blessing', says Trump

The US president said Brexit would be "a blessing" to the world, on the first day of his controversial state visit to Britain.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Caster Semenya cleared to compete without hormone suppressants

Caster Semenya cleared to compete without hormone suppressants

Caster Semenya cleared to compete without hormone suppressants

Caster Semenya will not have to take hormone suppressants to compete while her appeal against an IAAF ruling is pending.

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd, who was jailed over the speedboat death of Charlotte Brown, has had a date set for his challenge against his manslaughter conviction.

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn will join thousands of protesters on the streets of London on Tuesday as Donald Trump's state visit continues.

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter has acquired a London-based start-up that’s developed artificial intelligence technology to understand fake news.

Gay rugby player feeling ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

A gay rugby player said he is feeling "hopeless and depressed" after losing his deportation battle and being ordered to leave the UK.

UKIP leader resigns after losing European Parliament seat

UKIP leader resigns after losing European Parliament seat

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has stepped down after just over a year in the job.

Swedish court rules not to seek detention of Julian Assange

Swedish court rules not to seek detention of Julian Assange

Swedish court rules not to seek detention of Julian Assange

A Swedish court has ruled that it will not seek the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in relation to a suspected rape case.

Nigel Farage: Donald Trump ‘wants Brexit to happen’

Nigel Farage: Donald Trump ‘wants Brexit to happen’

Nigel Farage said Donald Trump has “every reason to get involved” in Brexit, during his three day state visit to Britain.

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school have vowed to continue their campaign despite an injunction.

Amnesty International install 'Resist Trump' banners on a bridge in London

Donald Trump invite to D-Day commemorations an ‘insult’ to veterans

Donald Trump invite to D-Day commemorations an ‘insult’ to veterans

An organiser of anti-Trump protests has said that the US President’s involvement in a D-Day commemoration event is an “insult” to veterans.

Glastonbury drops band over song 'Kill Tory Scum'

Glastonbury drops band over song 'Kill Tory Scum'

A band with a song entitled 'Kill Tory Scum' has been dropped from the Glastonbury Festival lineup.

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

The average Briton shares the equivalent of over 92,000 social media posts in their lifetime, a study has found.

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

The Tory MP said London mayor Sadiq Khan “demeans his office” and "the nation” by speaking ill of Donald Trump.

Brexit Party’s Ann Widdecombe shamed for 'poisonous' comments

Brexit Party’s Ann Widdecombe shamed for 'poisonous' comments

Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has come under fire for suggesting science could one day “produce an answer” to being gay.

Sam Gyimah

Leadership candidate Sam Gyimah: 'As an underdog I can be bolder'

Leadership candidate Sam Gyimah: 'As an underdog I can be bolder'

The ex-universities minister is the thirteenth Tory MP to announce a leadership bid.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan a 'loser' as plane lands in UK

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan a 'loser' as plane lands in UK

The US president branded the London mayor a "stone cold loser" on Twitter, just moments before he touched down in the city for a three-day state visit.

Donald Trump

Museum of London in talks to acquire Trump baby blimp

Museum of London in talks to acquire Trump baby blimp

The museum plans to display the inflatable, which depicts the US president in a nappy and holding a mobile phone, as part of its protest collection.

David Gauke Rory Stewart

David Gauke: Rory Stewart can 'bring the country together' as PM

David Gauke: Rory Stewart can 'bring the country together' as PM

The justice secretary revealed that he is backing Rory Stewart as Conservative leader.

Donald Trump

Brexit briefing: Donald Trump urges Britain to embrace no deal

Brexit briefing: Donald Trump urges Britain to embrace no deal

Donald Trump has called on Britain to leave the European Union without a deal if Brussels refuses to meet its demands.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Most Britons ‘confused’ about climate change, study says

Most Britons ‘confused’ about climate change, study says

Three quarters of the UK population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity - but many are “confused” about how they can help.

Femi Oluwole

Femi Oluwole: 'I'm seen as a significant threat to Brexit'

Femi Oluwole: 'I'm seen as a significant threat to Brexit'

The anti-Brexit campaigner said negativity directed towards him was a result of Brexiteers perceiving him as a "threat".

Boy who fell from Yorkshire rollercoaster in ‘critical’ condition

Boy who fell from Yorkshire rollercoaster in ‘critical’ condition

A seven-year-old boy who fell from a rollercoaster is in a critical but stable condition in hospital, police have said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leadership race ‘getting out of control’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leadership race ‘getting out of control’

The Tory MP said Conservative Party leadership hopefuls should “think very carefully" about whether they have a serious chance of winning.

Sajid Javid accused of ‘human fly-tipping’ IS bride Shamima Begum

Sajid Javid accused of ‘human fly-tipping’ IS bride Shamima Begum

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has been accused of “human fly-tipping” over the decision to revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum.

Richard Tice: Tories and Labour 'out of touch' with voters

Richard Tice: Tories and Labour 'out of touch' with voters

The Brexit Party chairman called Labour and the Conservative Party “completely out of touch" with voters.

Extinction Rebellion

Heathrow Airport slams 'reckless' drone protest plans

Heathrow Airport slams 'reckless' drone protest plans

A spokesperson said plans by climate change activists to fly drones at the airport could "endanger lives".

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

The politician has announced her bid to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Damian Green MP: 'Stop branding people Remainers or Leavers'

Damian Green MP: 'Stop branding people Remainers or Leavers'

Conservative leadership hopefuls should not be described as "Leavers or Remainers", according to the Tory MP.

Brexit briefing: CBI boss warns against 'severe' no-deal Brexit

Brexit briefing: CBI boss warns against 'severe' no-deal Brexit

Carolyn Fairbairn urged the next Prime Minister to reach an agreement with Brussels to avoid the "severe" damage from a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion activists plan drone disruption at Heathrow

Extinction Rebellion activists plan drone disruption at Heathrow

Climate change protesters are planning to disrupt flights at Heathrow Airport with drones in protest at a planned third runway.

Gordon Brown: Reject Nigel Farage’s ‘toxic nationalism’

Gordon Brown: Reject Nigel Farage’s ‘toxic nationalism’

The former Prime Minister has urged Tory leadership hopefuls to spurn Nigel Farage’s "toxic them-versus-us nationalism".

Dawn Butler to John Cleese: 'How does it feel to be an immigrant?'

Dawn Butler to John Cleese: 'How does it feel to be an immigrant?'

Comedian John Cleese is “trying to defend the indefensible”, according to Labour MP Dawn Butler.

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