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Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Crash during Stevenage car meet leaves 17 injured

Crash during Stevenage car meet leaves 17 injured

Seventeen people are being treated for injuries after two vehicles collided and then careened into a crowd during a car meet-up.

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

Labour peer: Party will never win with Corbyn in charge

The former Labour chairman said unless Jeremy Corbyn stands down as leader the party will be “trashed” at the next election.

Teenagers jailed for 'vicious' stabbing on Southend train

Teenagers jailed for 'vicious' stabbing on Southend train

Two teenagers have been jailed after stabbing young man multiple times on a train in a "gang-related" attack.

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Government rebels should step down, urges MP

Robert Jenrick urged ministers who chose not to vote with the government on a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit to step down.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Rod Liddle: 'No way Boris Johnson can improve Brexit deal'

Columnist Rod Liddle has accused Boris Johnson of failing to offer anything new on Brexit should he win the leadership race.

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Boris Johnson the leader for ‘extraordinary political times’

Conservative MP Robert Buckland said the party needs a leader with the “charisma and campaigning ability of Boris Johnson”.

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

Theresa May turned her farewell speech into ‘a bit of a whinge’

The outgoing Prime Minister has left it too late to complain about the lack of compromise in politics, according to her biographer Rosa Prince.

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

MPs vote to block suspension of Parliament

The amendment will make it harder for the next Prime Minister to suspend Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: No Brexit will 'irreparably damage democracy'

The Brexit Party MEP said the next Prime Minister has a "moral obligation" to leave with or without a deal.

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

Theresa May: 'Antisemitism will be Corbyn's legacy'

The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over their anti-racism records during a heated House of Commons debate.

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

The scientist is one of 67 Labour peers who took out a newspaper advert accusing the Labour Party of welcoming everyone “except Jews”.

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

Nick Herbert: Johnson must not ‘sweep aside’ Parliament on Brexit

The Conservative MP said Boris Johnson has made a “big mistake” by failing to rule out suspending Parliament in order to deliver Brexit.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Jean-Claude Juncker's potential successor has said she is willing to grant another extension to the Brexit deadline.

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

The London Mayor has rejected plans for a new tower dubbed the 'Tulip' that would have become the second-tallest building in western Europe.

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Nigel Evans said Boris Johnson’s criticism of Donald Trump for tweets aimed at four US congresswomen should not hurt any future trade deal.

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has said if the Party gets Brexit wrong it will soon face the wrath of voters at a general election.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

The Tory MP said the ability to "make people laugh" was not a desirable quality in the next inhabitant of Number 10.

Police hunt London rape suspect

Police hunt London rape suspect

Detectives have released footage of a man sought in connection with a series of rapes in north-east London.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Darren Pencille jailed for life for murdering train passenger

Darren Pencille jailed for life for murdering train passenger

A train passenger who stabbed a man 18 times after an argument has been found guilty of murder and jailed for life.

Bishops accused of abuse do not get an ‘easy ride’

Bishops accused of abuse do not get an ‘easy ride’

He is “ashamed” of the Church of England for its handling of child sexual abuse, but said he does not give accused bishops an “easy ride”.

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

A nursery worker who took photos of herself abusing toddlers is set to be released from prison.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dominic Grieve: ‘Very difficult’ to stay if Boris Johnson wins

Dominic Grieve: ‘Very difficult’ to stay if Boris Johnson wins

He doubts he could remain in the Conservative Party should Boris Johnson win the leadership race.

‘We do not believe Labour has the will to stop antisemitism’

‘We do not believe Labour has the will to stop antisemitism’

The Jewish Leadership Council does not “have confidence that the correct action is being taken” on antisemitism allegations within Labour.

Tim Martin: Tinkering with Withdrawal Agreement ‘dangerous’

Tim Martin: Tinkering with Withdrawal Agreement ‘dangerous’

The Weatherspoon boss said he is hoping for a no-deal Brexit, as the EU is “becoming undemocratic”.

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

He has been jailed for contempt of court for broadcasting a video on social media featuring defendants in a criminal trial.

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

The Work and Pensions Secretary has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit, saying she has "accepted" leaving the EU without a deal.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Femi Oluwole: No-deal Brexit is ‘incredibly undemocratic’

Femi Oluwole: No-deal Brexit is ‘incredibly undemocratic’

He said leaving the European Union without a deal would be “incredibly undemocratic”.

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Professor Robert Winston has raised concerns over a partnership between Amazon’s Alexa device and the NHS.

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May said Jeremy Corbyn should start tackling antisemitism allegations inside Labour before he criticises the government.

Shard climber says stunt had 'philanthropic' purpose

Shard climber says stunt had 'philanthropic' purpose

The free climber who scaled The Shard has apologised for any disruption he caused, but insisted the feat had a "philanthropic" purpose.

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

The Tory leadership contenders had differing views regarding Sir Kim Darroch's future as British ambassador to Washington.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

The 93-year-old naturalist told Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee climate change will bring "social unrest".

Former British ambassador to US issues plea to email leaker

Former British ambassador to US issues plea to email leaker

Sir Christopher Meyer said the source of a leak of private government emails should "think carefully" before divulging anything else.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson pleads for 'political asylum' in US

Tommy Robinson pleads for 'political asylum' in US

The political activist is calling on Donald Trump to grant him "political asylum", as he faces a two-year prison sentence in the UK.

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

The Labour peer warned that Brexit, both with a deal or without, would be an "extreme policy".

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Council spends £6,000 on ‘prison’ fence to stop football games

Council spends £6,000 on ‘prison’ fence to stop football games

A council that spent thousands of pounds to discourage children playing ball games has been accused of “total overkill”.

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

The Labour MP is hoping to use his parliamentary privilege to break gagging orders against staff who want to speak out about antisemitism.

Free climber caught scaling London skyscraper The Shard

Free climber caught scaling London skyscraper The Shard

Police have spoken to a man who was spotted climbing one of the tallest buildings in Europe this morning.

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Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

The Tory MP said the leak of private messages from Sir Kim Darroch to the UK government was a "betrayal" of the country.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

Jess Phillips left her 10-year-old outside Number 10 as part of a demonstration against funding cuts forcing schools to close early.

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

The right to die campaigner said MPs are “scared” to give those in chronic pain access to assisted suicide.

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

The Labour MP slammed Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe for her debut speech comparing Brexit to slaves rising up “against their owners”.

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Sir Bernard Jenkin believes leadership contender Boris Johnson can make people “feel good” about being British again.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

Guy Verhofstadt slammed a speech by the MEP, which compared Brexit to slaves rising up against their owners.

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Around 100 Tommy Robinson supporters are outside the Old Bailey where he is facing contempt of court charges today.

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

The Brexit Party leader has called for an overhaul of the political system and the abolition the House of Lords.

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

The brother of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has come to his defence, after senior civil servants claimed the politician was "too frail" to be PM.

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

The group criticised the leadership frontrunner for his promise to stop increasing taxes on junk food if elected Prime Minister.

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden denounced newly-elected Brexit Party MEPs for turning their backs to the European Parliament’s anthem.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

The Brexit Party MEP was one of 29 who turned their backs as the EU's Ode To Joy anthem played at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

April Hawes threw the eight-month-old kitten at her neighbour's front door after it kept coming into her garden.

Sir Cliff campaign for sex offence anonymity 'not going far enough'  

Sir Cliff campaign for sex offence anonymity 'not going far enough'  

Barrister Jerry Hayes says those accused of sex offences should be granted anonymity until convicted, rather than charged.

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

He said the leadership frontrunner has a “clear” plan for leaving the European Union despite a gridlocked Parliament and an unmoving EU.

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