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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Train drives for 23 minutes with door open

Train drives for 23 minutes with door open

A Greater Anglia train travelled for 23 minutes with one of its doors open, according to accident investigators.

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

PC Maharaj used a grieving father's TV account to download adult videos while guarding the body of a 14-year-old boy found hanged.

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

The Labour leader was handed a woman's blouse after the Prime Minister called him a "big girl's blouse" in the Commons yesterday.

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Jo Johnson has quit as a Tory MP and minister, saying he had been "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Violence and sexual offences rise on railways

Violence and sexual offences rise on railways

Crime on Britain’s railways has spiked by 12 per cent, with a surge in violent and sexual offences.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

However, she refused to confirm whether her party would run candidates against Conservative MPs should an early election be called.

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

He is certain the current Parliament is unable to resolve the issue of Brexit and an election would offer a “clear choice” to voters.

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

It promised to complete all stages of an opposition proposal to block a no-deal Brexit by Friday despite fears of a lengthy filibuster.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

The Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of not being able to grasp "how serious" Brexit was.

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

The talkRADIO host had a heated discussion with Labour MP Lisa Nandy.

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after lying down in Commons

The MP was seen reclining in the chamber, at times with his eyes closed, during an historic Brexit debate last night.

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

Rory Stewart: Boris Johnson causing ‘the end of Parliament’

He accused Boris Johnson of treating his MPs like “robots” who must “to do what the Prime Minister says or be fired”.

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

The newly-minted Liberal Democrat ruled out a by-election a day after he dramatically crossed the floor.

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Brexit: Bill to block no-deal Brexit passes through Commons

Legislation designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 has cleared the House of Commons.

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

Rebel MP Alistair Burt: I am not defying democracy

He defended his decision to vote against the government on an opposition Bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Rebel MPs barred from Conservative Party

Two former Chancellors were among the 21 Conservative MPs who have been barred from standing for the party at the next election.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to the Queen jailed

White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to the Queen jailed

A man who sent the Queen fake anthrax with a note that read “the Clowns R coming for you” has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years.

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard freed after arrest

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard freed after arrest

The pro-Brexit activist has been released without charge after he was arrested outside a Jeremy Corbyn rally.

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

Dominic Grieve pledges to fight ‘ruthless ideologue’ Boris Johnson

He promised to battle Boris Johnson should he attempt to remove him from the Conservative Party for voting against the government.

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

Dominic Raab to rebel MPs: Do not undermine Brexit deal

He urged rebel Conservative MPs to vote against legislation set to be put forward by Labour MP Hilary Benn to block a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses working majority

Parliament resumes today, with heightened speculation of a vote of no-confidence or even a call for a general election.

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

The Liberal Democrats will not support any vote for a general election, should Boris Johnson request a snap poll when Parliament resumes.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

The Mayor of London called on all 73 London MPs to ‘think carefully about how they will be remembered’.

Stabbing death at south London Tube station

Stabbing death at south London Tube station

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at an Underground station.

Black cab rapist John Worboys disputes date of attack

Black cab rapist John Worboys disputes date of attack

A victim of the serial rapist has been forced to give evidence in court due to a dispute over the date of the assault.

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

Alastair Campbell: Boris Johnson goading people into rebellion

He accused Boris Johnson of failing to unify the country and “making no effort” to spell out the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

Gavin Williamson to Tory MPs: Stop ‘parliamentary shenanigans’

He urged Conservative MPs to rally behind the Prime Minister ahead of an expected parliamentary battle over Brexit.

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

He warned MPs against throwing 'all their eggs' into an attempt to extend Article 50, ahead of the return of Parliament on Tuesday.

Anti-Muslim incidents drop by 11 per cent

Anti-Muslim incidents drop by 11 per cent

A British anti-hate organisation said there was an 11 per cent reduction in anti-Muslim incidents last year, compared to figures from 2017.

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

Tory rebels risk being kicked out for defying Boris Johnson

He warned rebellious MPs they risk losing the whip and being barred from standing for the party if they vote against the government when Parliament returns.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Fire safety fears over building laws

Fire safety fears over building laws

The government has been urged to overhaul planning laws, after developers who used Grenfell-style cladding were given permission to build more housing.

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

Boris Johnson tells students: ‘I wanted to be a rock star’

He revealed he wanted to be a rock star or a supermarket tycoon during a Q&A with young journalists.

Jeremy Kyle guests and Love Island stars to face MPs

Jeremy Kyle guests and Love Island stars to face MPs

Former reality TV stars will appear before MPs as part of an investigation into the format.

Driver of double-decker car handed three penalty points

Driver of double-decker car handed three penalty points

A driver who balanced a second car on top of his vehicle has been fined £195 and given three points on his licence.

David Davies accuses The 1975 of hypocrisy over air travel

David Davies accuses The 1975 of hypocrisy over air travel

He questioned the UK band's commitment to the environment and asked whether it plans to travel by air on an upcoming world tour.

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

Brexit: Calais port to stage no-deal Brexit practice run

The French port will stage a no-deal Brexit rehearsal later today ahead of the UK’s anticipated departure from the European Union on October 31.

Religious leaders are responsible for extremists, says Archbishop

Religious leaders are responsible for extremists, says Archbishop

Religious leaders must take responsibility for extremist activities within their faith, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

Nigel Evans: 'If all of Westminster backed Boris we'd have a deal'

The Tory MP claimed that division in Westminster was making the prospect of a deal with the EU less likely.

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Boris Johnson to 'step up tempo' of Brexit talks

Downing Street said the UK's team of Brexit negotiators will sit down with their EU counterparts twice a week during September.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Three arrested over ‘hate crime’ on columnist Owen Jones

Three arrested over ‘hate crime’ on columnist Owen Jones

The men have been detained over the attack outside a pub on columnist Owen Jones.

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

Jeremy Corbyn: MPs can stop ‘smash and grab raid’ against democracy

He pledged to work across party lines to prevent Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament when it returns on Tuesday.

Teenager Thomas Griffiths admits murdering Ellie Gould

Teenager Thomas Griffiths admits murdering Ellie Gould

The identity of 17-year-old Ellie Gould’s killer can now be made public after Thomas Griffiths admitted stabbing the schoolgirl in her own home.

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

Backlash over planned protest outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home

A Twitter post calling for a protest outside Jacob-Rees Mogg’s country home has been slammed as an invasion of privacy.

‘Reckless thief’ jailed for taking bus on late-night joyride

‘Reckless thief’ jailed for taking bus on late-night joyride

A thief who stole a bus and went for a 10-minute joyride before crashing has been jailed.

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Founder of anti-prorogue petition: 'Yesterday was an ambush'

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was an "ambush", according to the creator of a petition against the move.

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

Sir Anthony Seldon: 'Division over Brexit could turn dangerous'

He warned Britain has not been so “polarised” since the Second World War and such deep division could lead to violence.

Man guilty of possessing stun gun disguised as torch

Man guilty of possessing stun gun disguised as torch

He has been sentenced to two years in jail – suspended for two years – for importing and possessing a prohibited weapon disguised as a torch.

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Resignation watch: Ruth Davidson quits as leader of Scottish Tories

Ruth Davidson has confirmed she has resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, saying holding the post had been the “privilege of my life”.

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

Rees-Mogg: EU enthusiasts 'friends of every country but their own'

The Commons leader criticised the "eccentric, angry, frustrated, rump who love the EU".

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

More than one million sign petition to stop Parliament suspension

Hours after Boris Johnson announced he would suspend Parliament, the petition hit 550,000 signatures, reaching one million after 11pm.

Children sold knives by four major retailers

Children sold knives by four major retailers

Asda, Tesco, Poundland and Home Bargains sold knives to underage children at least 15 times, National Trading Standards has claimed.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

Nigel Farage: 'There is a lack of honour in politics'

The Brexit Party leader said the UK was going through a "dishonourable time in our history".

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