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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.

Tom Tugendhat

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.

Brexit Party MEP: New Brexit deal ‘next to impossible’

Brexit Party MEP: New Brexit deal ‘next to impossible’

Incoming Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney said the European Parliament believes it is “next to impossible” the Brexit deadline can be met.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Richard Tice: Hunt and Johnson won’t deliver 'proper Brexit'

Richard Tice: Hunt and Johnson won’t deliver 'proper Brexit'

The chairman of the Brexit Party said he doesn’t believe the next Prime Minister will be capable of delivering a “proper Brexit”.

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

He said Jeremy Hunt’s proposed £6 billion war chest to prepare for a no-deal Brexit can give the UK credibility during EU negotiations.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Binman saves hamster who was thrown in bin and left to die

'Hero' binman saves hamster thrown out with rubbish

'Hero' binman saves hamster thrown out with rubbish

A refuse worker has been called a “hero” after saving a hamster that was thrown in a bin.

Chris Williamson readmission brings Labour ‘into disrepute’

Chris Williamson readmission brings Labour ‘into disrepute’

Neil Coyle has called on Jeremy Corbyn to “stick to his word” on tackling antisemitism after Chris Williamson was readmitted to the party.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

A Labour MP has said that the party “can’t have a hierarchy of racism” following Chris Williamson readmission. 

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

A man accused of murdering a fellow train passenger was paranoid schizophrenic and struggled on public transport, a court has heard.

Anti-Brexit activists flood outside ‘Back Boris HQ’ with 2000 ducks

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Our Future Our Choice campaigners poured 2,000 plastic ducks outside a building they believed to be Boris Johnson’s campaign office.

Nigel Farage the ‘biggest political genius’ in 20 years

Nigel Farage the ‘biggest political genius’ in 20 years

Brexit Party MEP Jonathan Bullock said Boris Johnson is “jealous” of the party for its recent success.

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Women should not be sent to jail, an MP has said, amid calls for a better system for those who have broken the law.

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

The MP said that comments from Jeremy Hunt that equated Northern Ireland veterans with IRA terrorists were “outrageous”.

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

Tory MP Alok Sharma said he supported Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors have watched shocking video of a "quick and frenzied" fatal attack on a train passenger.

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

A man who filmed himself stealing a sheep before releasing it into a city has been given a community order.

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

Independent football regulator ‘could restore faith’ in the game

An MP has called for the creation of an independent regulator for football to “restore faith” in the game. 

Footage released of man confessing to shooting friend dead

Footage released of man confessing to shooting friend dead

Police have released bodycam footage showing the moment a man handed himself into police after accidentally shooting his friend dead.

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

A driver who uploaded footage to her Facebook page of a boy “dancing” in her car has been banned from the road. 

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