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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

'Patriotism' could be sign of extremism, leaked Army document says

'Patriotism' could be sign of extremism, leaked Army document says

British Army officers are being given guidelines on how to spot “extreme right-wing” attitudes among soldiers.

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart apologises for smoking opium

Rory Stewart apologises for smoking opium

The Conservative leadership hopeful said smoking the class-A drug in Iran more than a decade ago was a "stupid mistake".

Man dies after setting himself on fire near White House

Man dies after setting himself on fire near White House

A man has died in hospital after setting himself ablaze in front of tourists outside the White House in Washington D.C.

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

Donations to Tory Party plummet in first three months of 2019

The Conservative Party saw a sharp fall in donations at the start of the year, figures show.

Julian Assange moved to prison medical ward

Julian Assange 'too ill' to attend court hearing, his lawyers say

Julian Assange 'too ill' to attend court hearing, his lawyers say

Julian Assange was too ill to appear at his court hearing in London, his lawyers said. 

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Labour has said the decision to expel Alastair Campbell from the party after he voted for the Liberal Democrats will be reviewed.

John Cleese says comments on London ‘culturalist’ not racist

John Cleese says comments on London ‘culturalist’ not racist

Comedian John Cleese has defended his comments about London, arguing they were "culturalist" rather than racist.

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Esther McVey: October 31 Brexit deadline is ‘cast in stone’

Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey has said that the new Brexit deadline of October 31 is “cast in stone” as far as she is concerned.

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey has ruled out a coalition with both Labour and the Conservative Party if he becomes the new party leader.

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Heseltine: The two big parties are ‘off their heads’

Lord Michael Heseltine has said that the Conservative and Labour parties are “off their heads” for getting rid of politicians like himself and Alastair Campbell.

Iain Duncan Smith brands Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith calls Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith calls Boris Johnson court case ‘ludicrous’

Iain Duncan Smith has described the court case in which Boris Johnson will face accusations of misconduct in public office as “ludicrous”.

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Brexit briefing: Corbyn calls for MPs to go ‘back to the people’

Jeremy Corbyn said an election or referendum is now the "only way out" of the Brexit crisis following mounting pressure on the Labour leader to back a public vote.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gang of seven convicted over Haringey attack

Gang of seven convicted over Haringey attack

A gang of men who attacked a pair of brothers, leading to the death of one and life changing injuries for the other, have all been convicted at the Old Bailey.

London Bridge

London Bridge attackers used knives bought from Lidl, inquest hears

London Bridge attackers used knives bought from Lidl, inquest hears

The terrorists behind the London Bridge attacks used 12-inch knives they bought from Lidl, an inquest has heard.

Sturgeon Sajid

Nicola Sturgeon and Sajid Javid in Twitter spat over independence

Nicola Sturgeon and Sajid Javid in Twitter spat over independence

The SNP leader and Tory leadership hopeful have clashed over the issue of Scottish independence.

Teen who egged senator donates £55k to Christchurch victims

Teen who egged senator donates £55k to Christchurch victims

An Australian teen who achieved global notoriety when he hit a senator with an egg has donated £55,000 to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

Suspected unexploded device revealed to be giant bauble

Suspected 'unexploded device' found to be giant bauble

Suspected 'unexploded device' found to be giant bauble

The Metropolitan Police have revealed that a suspected unexploded device, which washed up on shore in east London, was actually a "giant glittery Christmas bauble".

London parcel bombs linked to 2014 letter bombs sent to Army

London parcel bombs linked to 2014 letter bombs sent to Army

Counter terrorism police investigating a series of parcel bombs sent to London and Glasgow in March have linked the bombs to similar devices sent five years ago.

John Cleese sparks debate after claim London not an ‘English city’

John Cleese sparks debate after claim London not an ‘English city’

John Cleese sparks debate after claim London not an ‘English city’

John Cleese has caused a stir online after claiming London is no longer an “English city".

Marnie Simpson

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Instagram posts by Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson have been banned for encouraging the unsafe buying of coloured contact lenses.

John Bercow to stay on as Commons Speaker

John Bercow to stay on as Commons Speaker

The House of Commons Speaker was rumoured to be leaving his post this summer.

Harry Potter crowned most inspirational children’s book character

Harry Potter crowned most inspirational children’s book character

J.K Rowling’s boy wizard has been named the most inspirational children’s book character – beating fellow Hogwarts student Hermione Granger to the top spot.

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook said it has taken action on "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" originating from Iran, which included accounts posting about the royal family and US President Donald Trump.

George Galloway to launch legal battle against Alastair Campbell

George Galloway to launch legal battle against Alastair Campbell

The former MP George Galloway has announced plans to try and prosecute Alastair Campbell over the Iraq War, in response to Boris Johnson facing court over accusations of misconduct.

James Cleverly: 'I would be a better leader' than Boris Johnson

James Cleverly: 'I would be a better leader' than Boris Johnson

The junior Brexit minister James Cleverly has become the eleventh contender to join the Conservative Party leadership race.

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

The decision to expel former Tony Blair adviser Alastair Campbell was “not helpful in the current political climate”, a Labour MP has suggested.

'Sexist' garage ad banned for demeaning women

'Sexist' garage ad banned for demeaning women

A “sexist” ad that appeared in a premium car magazine has been banned for objectifying women.

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Health secretary Matt Hancock has described the Brexit Party as a “protest movement”, after the party won 29 seats in the European elections last week.

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

Chair of Tory Muslim Forum: I will resign if Boris becomes PM

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has said that he will resign from the party if Boris Johnson becomes the next party leader.

PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek Brexit consensus

Brexit briefing: PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek 'consensus'

Brexit briefing: PM urges leadership hopefuls to seek 'consensus'

Theresa May has urged her successor to seek a consensus over Brexit as Brussels stressed there could be "no renegotiation" of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Brexit Party

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

EU election result 'proved how sophisticated' leave voters are

Tory MP Nigel Evans said claims that leave voters were "thick" were false.

'Critical' that next Tory leader refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

'Critical' that next Tory leader refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

The IEA's trade policy chief Shanker Singham offered up some words of advice on negotiating Brexit to the Conservative leadership hopefuls.

Ian Blackford Jeremy Corbyn

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

The SNP's Westminster leader called for the Labour leader to work alongside his party and call for a second referendum.

Jess Phillips

Autobiography of Labour MP Jess Phillips to become TV drama

Autobiography of Labour MP Jess Phillips to become TV drama

Her book 'Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking The Truth' is being adapted by the makers of Happy Valley and Black Mirror.

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

A human rights watchdog has launched a formal investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish".

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five adults cannot swim, a study has found.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

The People's Vote campaigner announced news of his expulsion on Twitter.

Brexit Party's David Bull: ‘There’s no leadership in this country’

Brexit Party's David Bull: ‘There’s no leadership in this country’

The Brexit Party remains “open to talking about a deal”, according to their newly-elected MEP Dr David Bull.

David Gauke: I am not an ‘obvious voter’ of Boris Johnson

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

David Gauke: I am not Boris Johnson's ‘obvious voter’

The justice secretary has said that he is not Boris Johnson’s “obvious voter” after the former foreign secretary put his name forward to be the next Tory leader.

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘completely inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

Vince Cable: Labour-Lib Dem pact ‘inconceivable’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that a coalition between his party and Labour is “completely inconceivable” while Jeremy Corbyn is still leader.

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia to return plastic waste to countries including UK

Malaysia has said it will send back some 3,000 metric tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the UK, US and Canada. 

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Majority of Britons back Trump’s state visit, survey suggests

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is backed by a majority of Britons, a survey has found.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson as PM would be ‘catastrophe’

It would be a “catastrophe” if Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, Alastair Campbell has said.

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Ed Vaizey MP: I will not ‘take part in this hypocrisy fest’

Conservative MP Ed Vaizey has said that he will not “take part in this hypocrisy fest” around Theresa May’s resignation.

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable will step down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats on July 23.

Sculptor defends George Best statue

Sculptor defends George Best statue

The creator of a bronze statue of George Best that was ridiculed on social media has defended his work.

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

Theresa May branded ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union

The Fire Brigade Union has said that Theresa May was “disgraceful” to mention Grenfell when she announced her resignation date on Friday.

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers could be putting themselves at risk of serious hand injuries by controlling their pets incorrectly, surgeons have warned.

Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Potential contenders to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader have lined up to pay tribute to the "dignified" manner in which she announced her resignation.

Mark Francois Theresa May

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

One of the constant critics of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has called her resignation “a very sad occasion”.

David Mellor

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

Theresa May was never a leader in the way the public “would expect a leader to be”, according to former Tory cabinet member David Mellor.

Theresa May

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

The Prime Minister has announced she will resign on June 7.

Alastair Stewart and Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

Peter Bone: 'I wouldn't bet my house' on May naming departure day

The Conservative MP said he was sceptical that the Prime Minister will announce her resignation date today.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

The former attorney general said a second referendum would give the country a "way out" of the Brexit impasse.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan.

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