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Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage to take over as Brexit Party leader

Nigel Farage is set to take over as the leader of the newly-formed Brexit Party.

John Bercow

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

John Bercow has defended the European Research Group after BBC presenter James Naughtie claimed they were like France’s National Front.

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May was accused of breaking a promise to knife crime victims over the time taken to organise a Downing Street summit.

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage: ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is ‘Russian collusion’

Nigel Farage has suggested that there was “Russian collusion” among the 3,153,000 people who have signed the “Revoke Article 50” petition.

United Airlines

United Airlines introduce non-binary booking option

United Airlines introduce non-binary booking option

It has become the first US airline to introduce a non-binary gender option, offering customers the choice of 'Mx'.

People's Vote campaign

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

People’s Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell clashed with Mike Graham over accusations that the campaign is for members of the "metropolitan elite".

Primary school teacher creates Britain’s first vegan vending machine

Primary school teacher creates Britain’s first vegan vending machine

Primary school teacher creates Britain’s first vegan vending machine

A primary school teacher has set up her own business creating Britain’s first vegan vending machines.

Advertising agency takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

Advertising watchdog takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

Advertising watchdog takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

​​​​​​​Around 150 therapists who claim to “cure” autism have been served enforcement notices by the advertising watchdog amid warnings their methods have no scientific credibility and could severely harm children.

Theresa May

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has said he believes a Conservative leadership election is likely.

Taxis

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

MPs told to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit riots

Politicians have been advised to share taxis home amid fears of Brexit-related attacks.

Christopher Davies

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP Christopher Davies has admitted submitting two false expenses invoices. 

Jacinda Ardern

NZ women wear headscarves in solidarity with Christchurch victims

NZ women wear headscarves in solidarity with Christchurch victims

Women across New Zealand have worn headscarves to show solidarity with the country’s Muslim community.

David Van Day

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

80's pop star elected as Conservative councillor in Essex

David Van Day has been elected as a local councillor in Thurrock, receiving 773 votes.

Train times

Trains subject to tougher punctuality rules

Trains subject to tougher punctuality rules

A tougher standard for punctuality will be introduced on Britain's railways next month in an attempt to improve performance.

Brexit

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

Julia and Tom Brake clash over Brexit terminology

The breakfast show host refused to let the politician describe a no-deal Brexit as "crashing out" of the EU.

Brexit

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

Sir Bernard Jenkin: EU 'unaccountable' and 'out of touch'

The Conservative MP has slammed the EU, claiming it is "toying with the UK".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

Brexit briefing: Theresa May 'working hard' to secure support for deal

EU leaders have accepted a request from the Prime Minister to extend Article 50, on the condition MPs support Mrs May's withdrawal deal next week.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Home office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

The Church of England has criticised the Home Office after it quoted the Bible to question an asylum seeker's claim that he converted to Christianity because it is a peaceful religion.

Wes Streeting: The prime minister has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Brexit: Theresa May has ‘extraordinary cheek’ to blame MPs

Labour MP Wes Streeting has said that the prime minister has “extraordinary cheek” to blame MPs for the stalling Brexit negotiations during her speech on Wednesday night.

Birmingham Mosque attack

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

A Muslim charity has called for government to provide funding for mosque security after five of mosques were vandalised in Birmingham.

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

EU set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22

The European Union looks set to offer to delay Brexit until May 22, so long as MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal in a House of Commons vote next week.

Gardener ‘cannot explain’ why he painted racist graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti

A self-employed gardener who "would not say boo to a goose" cannot explain why he painted "no blacks" at the home of a man and his 10-year-old son, a court has heard.

People's vote second referendum

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

Theresa May has been the “best recruiter” for the People’s Vote campaign, according to Alastair Campbell.

Tattooist ‘Dr Evil’ jailed for removing customers’ ear and nipples

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

A tattooist, who was known as Dr Evil, has been jailed for carrying out ear and nipple removals and splitting a customer's tongue.

Yellow vests

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

'Free speech' no defence for abusing MPs

“Free speech” cannot be used as a defence for threatening MPs, the UK’s director of public prosecutions has said.

Brexit Tourist

Comedian tours EU apologising for Brexit

Comedian tours EU apologising for Brexit

A 30-year-old comedian visited all 28 countries in the EU to apologise for Brexit.

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making

MPs have been urged to take up yoga to improve their decision-making skills ahead of further key Brexit votes.

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

‘Mod cons’ save people an average of 13 days a year

Modern conveniences, such as contactless payments and microwaves, save people an average of 51 minutes a day, a study has found – the equivalent of 13 days a year.

Aaron Campbell

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

The 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been locked up for at least 27 years.

Police far-right

'Far-right' extremism a 'serious problem' in UK

'Far-right' extremism a 'serious problem' in UK

The threat posed by so-called far-right terrorists is now as serious as Islamic extremism, a security expert has warned.

John Challis

'Blame Del Boy for Brexit', says John Challis

'Blame Del Boy for Brexit', says John Challis

Del Boy is to blame for Brexit, according to fellow Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis.

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Nicky Morgan: 'May has confirmed her inflexibility'

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has called on Theresa May to resign if her deal is rejected for a third time.

Petition

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

Petitions site crashes after 600k demand Brexit is cancelled

A petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has crashed a government website, after more than 600,000 people signed it.

Mosque window

Windows smashed at four Birmingham mosques

Windows smashed at four Birmingham mosques

An investigation involving counter-terrorism officers has been launched after four mosques had their windows smashed with a sledgehammer overnight.

Merkel and May

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

Angela Merkel says she will 'do everything' to stop no-deal Brexit

German chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work "until the last hour" to try and ensure that Britain does not leave the European Union without a deal.

Sammy Wilson

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

Donald Tusk has shown 'total disrespect' for Theresa May and UK

The DUP's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson has said he doesn't "take any pleasure" from the way in which the Prime Minister and the country have been treated throughout Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

Daniel Hannan: 'I haven't wanted to criticise the PM until now'

The Conservative MEP said it was "extraordinary" to see the Prime Minister blame MPs for the delay to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Brexit briefing: May to head to Brussels to secure Article 50 extension

Today the Prime Minister will head to Brussels to appeal to EU leaders to grant her a delay to Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Claiming a theological basis against trans people is highly questionable’

Peter Tatchell: Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable’

Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable'

Peter Tatchell, a human rights campaigner has said it is “highly questionable” to claim a “theological basis against trans people”.

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse for decades for the EU’

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

‘The UK has been a pain in the arse of the EU for decades'

A Dutch historian, who went viral for accusing billionaires at this year’s Davos summit of ignoring taxation, said that many people from the Netherlands think “the UK has been a pain in the arse for decades”.

Leader of Brexit party quits over anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

Brexit Party leader quits after anti-Islam tweets

The leader of The Brexit Party has quit after critici she posted on social media.

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Brexit coin threatened by Article 50 extension

Plans for a 50p coin to commemorate Brexit could come unstuck if Theresa May’s request for an extension to Article 50 is granted by EU members.

Katie Price to face trial accused of shouting abuse outside school

Katie Price to face trial accused of shouting abuse outside school

Katie Price to face trial accused of shouting abuse outside school

Katie Price will stand trial after denying using abusive and threatening behaviour outside a school in a row with her ex-partner's girlfriend.

EuroMillions jackpot: Hereford factory worker revealed as winner of £71m

EuroMillions jackpot: Hereford factory worker revealed as winner of £71m

EuroMillions jackpot: Hereford factory worker revealed as winner of £71m

A £71 million EuroMillions jackpot winner who is quitting his factory job and planning a spending spree says he is "the happiest bloke you could imagine".

104-year-old gran ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

104-year-old grandmother ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

104-year-old grandmother ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

A 104-year-old grandmother has been “arrested” by police for being "an upstanding citizen" after she said it was her greatest wish.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk: Brexit extension is possible

Donald Tusk has said an extension to Article 50 is only possible on the condition that MPs pass the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

A former government advisor on drug policy has said that the UK has created the “monster” of high-potency cannabis “by obsessing over the harms” of the drug.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

Owen Paterson's tube anecdote nominated for online award

A Labour MP has nominated the Conservative's anecdote about being approached on the London Underground for the satirical "Didn't Happen of the Year" awards.

More than a third of pet owners considering putting animals on vegan diet

More than a third of pet owners considering vegan diet for animals

More than a third of pet owners considering vegan diet for animals

More than one in three pet owners would consider putting their dogs and cats on a vegan diet, a study has found.

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspects were identified in almost half of investigations into race and religious hate cases, new figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of a campaign of “blackmail, bullying and bribery” as part of an attempt to gain support for her Brexit deal.

LGBT lessons

Protests at school's LGBT lessons forces kids 'back in the closet'

Protests at school's LGBT lessons forces kids 'back in the closet'

Religious parents protesting against a Birmingham school's LGBT lessons will force children 'back in the closet', according to a Muslim gay rights campaigner.

Banned ad

Brexit stockpiling advert banned by watchdog

Brexit stockpiling advert banned by watchdog

An advert encouraging people to take out a short term loan to help with Brexit stockpiling has been banned.

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

The education secretary has refused to guarantee the government will not seek further extensions to Article 50.

Farrow

Mother investigated by police for calling transwoman a man

Mother investigated by police for calling transwoman a man

A Catholic mother of five is being investigated by police after she called a transgender woman a man on Twitter.

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