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Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Labour suspends Trevor Phillips over 'Islamophobia' allegations

Labour suspends Trevor Phillips over 'Islamophobia' allegations

Katie Perrior says it is "ridiculous" to suspend Mr Phillips for remarks he made about Pakistani Muslim men sexually abusing children.

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘not convinced’ by International Women’s Day

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘not convinced’ by International Women’s Day

Julia discusses Sadiq Khan's 'patronising' tweet and why she struggles to see Meghan Markle as an "icon of feminism".

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

Boris Johnson is expected to say that he is “confident the British people are ready to play their part in that” in tackling the outbreak.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

D’Adrien Anderson, 24, opened and licked a tub of ice cream before returning it to the supermarket freezer as part of a viral online joke.

Amber Rudd’s daughter rushes to her defence over ‘no platforming’

Amber Rudd’s daughter rushes to her defence over ‘no platforming’

The former Home Secretary was due to speak at Oxford University for International Women’s Day but was cancelled just half an hour before.

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Supporters have said Priti Patel is an "assertive" leader who “never crossed a line” as she continues to face allegations of bullying.

James Max: ‘I don’t think MPs are paid enough’

James Max: ‘I don’t think MPs are paid enough’

It has been announced that MPs will receive a pay rise of 3.1 per cent from April this year, taking their basic pay from £79,468 to £81,932.

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

The Conservatives have been accused of dealing with Islamophobia with “denial, dismissal and deceit” as more than 300 claims are made.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Sharn Miles (20) and 19-year-old Ty Blake shot James Teer in the face at point-blank range on the evening of August 8 last year.

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

BBC boss Lord Hall has said he believes the licence fee is here to stay, despite ideas to replace it with a subscription service.

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

The former president of the Faculty of Public Health has accused the government of wasting time in its response to coronavirus.

Free and discounted travel offered to stranded Flybe passengers

Free and discounted travel offered to stranded Flybe passengers

Train companies, airlines and coach firms are stepping up to help stranded Flybe passengers after the airline went bust this morning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Motion for new Brexit bank holiday clears first hurdle

Motion for new Brexit bank holiday clears first hurdle

Tory MP Peter Bone has proposed a “United Kingdom Day” to be held on the Friday nearest June 23 – the anniversary of the 2016 EU referendum.

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

The PM and labour leader clashed over bullying during PMQs as Mr Corbyn called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of Priti Patel.

World Obesity Day: Julia Hartley-Brewer says ‘We all have a choice’

World Obesity Day: Julia Hartley-Brewer says ‘We all have a choice’

The talkRADIO breakfast show host has challenged an obesity campaigner over the assertion that the condition is a “shared responsibility”.

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mike Graham: Police dangerous driving probe ‘an utter disgrace’

Mike Graham: Police dangerous driving probe ‘an utter disgrace’

Two police officers have been accused of dangerous driving and misconduct after crashing while responding to the Streatham terror attack.

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

The Labour incumbent has launched his bid for a second term as London Mayor, citing housing, violent crime and air quality as priorities.

Diane Abbott calls on Priti Patel to resign amid bullying claims

Diane Abbott calls on Priti Patel to resign amid bullying claims

The shadow home secretary said Ms Patel should resign from the Cabinet while an investigation into bullying allegations takes place.

Boy dies as migrants try to cross Greek-Turkish border

Boy dies as migrants try to cross Greek-Turkish border

It was the first death since Turkey announced "the gates are open" to Europe in a U-turn from its agreement with the EU to hold refugees.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Stewart Jackson: The woke left have met their match in Priti Patel

Stewart Jackson: The woke left have met their match in Priti Patel

The former Conservative MP and special adviser defends the Home Secretary after the dramatic resignation of a top Home Office civil servant.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Richard Ratcliffe has said his wife is "desperate" to get tested for the Covid-19 virus but claims Iranian authorities will not allow it.

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

Liz Truss: UK seeking ‘rapid progress’ in US trade deal

The International Trade Secretary has said "both sides are very committed" to reaching an agreement as the UK revealed its negotiation aims.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Police say dangerous driver named Astin Martin is ‘no James Bond’

Police say dangerous driver named Astin Martin is ‘no James Bond’

A dangerous driver, ironically called Astin Martin, has been handed a lengthy ban after reaching more than three times the speed limit.

Harry and Meghan’s security: Who will foot the bill?

Harry and Meghan’s security: Who will foot the bill?

Canada not pay for the couple's protection when they step down as working royals and embark on a "financially independent" life on March 31.

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Tens of thousands of schoolchildren protesting climate change have braved the rain in Bristol to join a march alongside Greta Thunberg.

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer came to blows with the Green Party's Caroline Russell this morning when challenging her on renewable energy policy.

Heathrow CEO: No ‘global Britain’ without airport expansion

Heathrow CEO: No ‘global Britain’ without airport expansion

John Holland-Kaye said stopping the third runway would be "taking back control with one hand and giving it to the French with the other”.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Immigration from outside the EU has hit 379,000, the highest since records began in 1975, according to the Office for National Statistics.

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

The UK has set out its Brexit trade stance but said if no progress is made by June, it may have to focus on no deal preparations instead.

Heathrow: Environment campaigners win appeal against third runway

Heathrow: Environment campaigners win appeal against third runway

Judges have ruled that the government did not give enough consideration into the environmental impact when it backed Heathrow expansion.

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Caroline Healy called for more leadership from the government over floods, but admitted that does not necessarily mean a visit from the PM.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

The ex-Chancellor explains why he felt forced to quit Cabinet, making an apparent jibe at senior Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

The Labour leader has slated the PM for having his "head in the sand in a mansion in Kent" rather than visiting flood-hit communities.

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

The former Brexit Secretary has claimed Britain has the upper hand in trade negotiations, as officials begin drawing battle lines.

‘Massive cultural shift’ needed after Westminster abuse report

‘Massive cultural shift’ needed after Westminster abuse report

A lawyer has called for reporting of abuse allegations to be made compulsory by law after a report found politicians turned "a blind eye".

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea was targeted in a frenzy of "furious accusations" and "rage" after the new Chancellor posted a picture with its teabags.

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

The London mayoral candidate has promised stop and search as well as a "second chance fund" to make streets safer in the capital.

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

The Labour Mayor said he wrote to all leadership hopefuls weeks ago urging them to reach out to northern cities but has not had any replies.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

House of Lords expenses: Lord Falconer calls for reform

House of Lords expenses: Lord Falconer calls for reform

The Labour peer has urged for an elected element in the House of Lords to make members more accountable amid criticism of rising expenses.

Opinion: Labour leadership transgender pledge ‘absolute nonsense’

Opinion: Labour leadership transgender pledge ‘absolute nonsense’

Labour activist Lucy Masoud has criticised a pledge signed by some of the party’s leadership hopefuls over transgender rights.

James Brokenshire defends Priti Patel amid bullying allegations

James Brokenshire defends Priti Patel amid bullying allegations

The security minister has defended the Home Secretary amid claims of bullying and distrust at the Home Office.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six rapists have received the latest sentences in a Huddersfield inquiry into child sexual exploitation that has so far convicted 34 men.

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Angela Merkel has vowed to stand up to the "poison" of racism after a man shot and killed nine people in the German city last night.

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Marking 120 years of the party, the former PM said Labour was "in crisis" as he urged leadership hopefuls to listen to the public.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson had shown his “true colours” not having visited communities as over 100 flood warnings remain in place.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests against the HS2 project have continued today, despite the government appointing a minister specifically responsible for the scheme.

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Priti Patel defended Boris Johnson after rap artist Dave labelled him a “real racist” in his politically charged Brit Awards performance.

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

The former Brexit Party MEP criticised the Mayor’s suggestion that Remain-supporting Londoners keep their EU rights as “gesture politics”.

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

The Home Secretary said this system will “do what it says on the tin”, end free movement and bring overall migration numbers down.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham clashes former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett over Extinction Rebellion's recent "vandalism" at Cambridge University.

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

The actor, who has faced a backlash online for his views on the "woke religion", told Dan Wootton: “I don’t really know what to expect".

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Extinction Rebellion's Cambridge branch dug up the lawn of the university's Trinity College to protest its links to oil and gas companies.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Huw Merriman has accused government aides of a "vendetta" against the BBC after reports that Downing Street may scrap the licence fee.

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

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