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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Heathrow drone protest 'will not be tolerated', say police

Heathrow drone protest 'will not be tolerated', say police

Climate change activists have announced plans to fly toy drones at the busy airport tomorrow in an effort to ground flights.

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Prime Minister denies lying to Queen to prorogue Parliament

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of Parliament, insisting such claims were “absolutely not” true.

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Tory Rebel Dominic Grieve likened the outcome of a no-deal Brexit to "a hurricane or a storm".

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to return MPs to Parliament after the release of government dossier Operation Yellowhammer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paedophile policeman spared jail

Paedophile policeman spared jail

Stephen McGoldrick admitted possessing nearly 9,000 indecent images of children.

Teenagers held after Manchester tram stop stabbing

Teenagers held after Manchester tram stop stabbing

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested after a man was stabbed at a tram stop in north Manchester.

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Downing Street has dismissed Nigel Farage’s offer to form a non-aggression pact with the Brexit Party at the next election.

Badger cull expands despite plea from conservation groups

Badger cull expands despite plea from conservation groups

The government is allowing the culling of badgers in 11 new areas to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Mary Lou McDonald accused Boris Johnson of following a Brexit “fantasy” and said his plan for leaving the EU is “immeasurably dangerous”.

Piers Corbyn: UN guilty of ‘propaganda’ with school programme

Piers Corbyn: UN guilty of ‘propaganda’ with school programme

He said it was “extremely worrying” that thousands of UK students were being taught about climate change in a free programme backed by the UN.

International students to be given two years in UK to find a job

International students to be given two years in UK to find a job

Boris Johnson has revealed plans allowing foreign students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation.

Fireman Sam axed as fire service mascot for not being ‘inclusive’

Fireman Sam axed as fire service mascot for not being ‘inclusive’

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the popular children's character was the reason "more women don't want to be firefighters".

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

A legal bid to challenge the prorogation of Parliament has succeeded at Scotland's highest civil court.

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

Stephen Kinnock said the only way to solve Brexit was to secure a deal, as his party's deputy leader pushes for a second referendum.

Andrea Leadsom: 'Next Speaker must not humiliate MPs'

Andrea Leadsom: 'Next Speaker must not humiliate MPs'

The cabinet minister revealed she was "pleased to hear" John Bercow was stepping down as Commons Speaker.

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Jeremy Corbyn's deputy is set to urge his party to back holding a second referendum on Brexit before a general election takes place.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

He said a general election “is coming” but refused to accept the Prime Minister’s terms for a snap poll.

Terrorist who wanted to ‘murder a Muslim’ jailed

Terrorist who wanted to ‘murder a Muslim’ jailed

A man inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks was jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to “murder a Muslim”.

Police release images of teenagers jailed for murder

Police release images of teenagers jailed for murder

Six teenagers jailed for the murder of an 18-year-old have had their identities made public for the first time.

Funeral for Nora Quoirin held in Belfast

Funeral for Nora Quoirin held in Belfast

The London teenager was found dead last month, after going missing on a family holiday to Malaysia.

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

More than a dozen MPs, including former Conservative cabinet minister Rory Stewart and Labour MP Caroline Flint, have formed ‘MPs for a Deal’.

Diane Abbott accuses Lord Sugar of 'harassment'

Diane Abbott accuses Lord Sugar of 'harassment'

The shadow home secretary says she has reported the business tycoon for "offensive" social media posts about her.

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

The Labour MP said she would consider staying on as an MP if Britain had still not left the EU at the next election.

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Outgoing Labour MP John Mann accused his party of failing to act on issues of sexual harassment “and worse”.

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

Theresa May gives Brexit negotiator knighthood in farewell honours

The former PM has recognised key political aides as well as her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list.

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

The talkRADIO host clashed with Labour MP Jack Dromey during a discussion about the outgoing Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

The Tory MP criticised politicians for “shenanigans and showmanship” after the political gridlock continued in Parliament last night.

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

The Treasury minister has said Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit extension, despite a law being passed that may require him to do so.

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

Prime Minister defeated in longest Commons session since Civil War

In the longest parliamentary session in recent history, Boris Johnson saw another defeat of his plan for an early general election.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

He urged Irish premier Leo Varadkar to consider whether he would “rather no deal than no backstop” after a meeting with Boris Johnson.

Pierce Brosnan calls for female James Bond

Pierce Brosnan calls for female James Bond

The four-time James Bond star said it is time for a woman to wear 007’s tuxedo once Daniel Craig departs the long-running franchise.

MPs demand ban on pavement parking

MPs demand ban on pavement parking

A cross-party group of MPs have called for a nationwide effort to stop the “blight” of car parking on pavements.

British Airways pilots' strike causes mass cancellations

British Airways pilots' strike causes mass cancellations

British Airways pilots are embarking on two days of industrial action in a row over wages, causing more than 1,700 flights to be cancelled.

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

The Brexit Party leader told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he would put "country before party" to resolve Brexit.

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

The government will now have to publish its plans for a no-deal Brexit.

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

MPs offered ‘last chance’ vote on general election

The Prime Minister is expected to face another defeat in Parliament today, as he asks MPs to back a general election for the second time.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

Tories face backlash after Jeremy Corbyn chicken advert

MPs have criticised the Conservatives for an advert depicting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a chicken.

Students sent home for protesting against ‘gender neutral’ uniform

Students sent home for protesting against ‘gender neutral’ uniform

Students in East Sussex have been sent home for refusing to adhere to new gender neutral uniform rules.

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

PM is ‘a hostage in Downing Street’, says family friend

A friend of the Johnson family has said the Prime Minister does not have the "courage of his conviction" for the Brexit he is promoting.

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Sir Max Hastings accused the Prime Minister of being a “fantasist” and “completely self-obsessed”.

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

The Independent MP appeared in court to deny three counts of sexual assault against two women.

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

Police chiefs and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for having 35 new police recruits stand behind him in a speech about Brexit.

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

The Tory MP compared Dr David Nicholl to a disgraced anti-vaxxer, after he spoke of his concerns regarding a no-deal Brexit.

Wetherspoons slashes beer prices to promote Brexit

Wetherspoons slashes beer prices to promote Brexit

The pub giant has announced the price of a pint of beer was being cut by an average of 20p in a bid to show how life might be after Brexit.

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

The Labour MP called her own party's stance on Brexit "utter nonsense".

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at 95

The former president of Zimbabwe whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, has died aged 95.

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

She said the Brexit Party would support Boris Johnson as long as he kept his promise to leave the European Union on October 31.

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Alok Sharma urged Labour to support a general election when it is put to the House of Commons for a second time on Monday.

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg has confirmed a second attempt to get MPs to back an early general election will take place on Monday.

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

The Prime Minister urged for a general election today while speaking at the launch of his government's police recruitment drive.

Burglar who snuck through cat flap caught after eating fishcake

Burglar who snuck through cat flap caught after eating fishcake

Jan Gina has been sentenced to two years and four months in jail for burglary and possession of cannabis.

Record number of right-wing extremists behind bars

Record number of right-wing extremists behind bars

Figures have shown a rise in the number of right-wing extremists jailed under terror laws, while the number of Islamist extremists fell.

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