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Brexit plan: 80 MPs will reject Chequers deal, says ex-minister

Up to 80 Tory MPs are prepared to vote against Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former Brexit minister has warned. Steve Baker told the BBC the PM’s blueprint for future relations with the EU had alienated Leavers and Remainers. He warned of a “catastrophic split” if his party was not able to unite around a different, more flexible arrangement. No ...

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London Underground Train Passes Over Family Of Three, They Escape Unhurt

The incident took place on Friday evening at Baker Street Tube station. (Representational Image) A mother and her child who fell onto the track on the London Underground narrowly avoided being hit by a train by hiding in a pit beneath the rails, police said Saturday. The child’s father also took shelter as the train passed overhead, after jumping down ...

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7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

Seven people, including two British tourists, were wounded on Sunday (Sept 9) in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources.   A source close to the inquiry said the suspect has been arrested and is believed to be an Afghan national.  “Nothing at this stage ...

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Sajid Javid refuses to rule out civil disorder in case of no-deal Brexit

Home secretary says government is ‘preparing for all contingencies’ Sajid Javid has refused to rule out the possibility that a no-deal Brexit could cause a sharp rise in crime and widespread protests escalating into weeks of civil disorder, saying it was important that police prepare for any such eventualities. Contingency plans for a no-deal departure drawn up by the National ...

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Boris Johnson compares Chequers deal to ‘suicide vest’

Boris Johnson has attacked Theresa’s May’s Brexit plan, saying she had “wrapped a suicide vest” around the British constitution and “handed the detonator” to Brussels. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the former foreign secretary said the Chequers deal had opened the UK to “perpetual political blackmail”.   Mr Johnson quit his post in July after the plan was agreed ...

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John McDonnell denies that Labour is purging Corbyn critics

The shadow chancellor said Chuka Umunna’s demand that the Labour leader ‘call off the dogs’ was ‘unacceptable’ The shadow chancellor has dismissed suggestions of a purge of Labour critics and said Chuka Umunna’s call for Jeremy Corbyn to “call off the dogs” was offensive. John McDonnell claimed Chuka Umunna was “inventing stories” after the senior MP claimed moderates were being ...

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UK and France fail to agree scallop fishing deal

 The UK and France have failed to agree a deal to end a dispute over scallop fishing in the English Channel. Crews clashed in the waters last month over laws that allow British boats to gather scallops year-round, but places restrictions on French vessels.   The two sides had agreed on the principles of a deal earlier this week, but ...

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British Airways travelers’ credit card details hacked

  London, Sep 7 : British Airways is promising to compensate customers after reporting a major hack of its website that compromised credit card information of roughly 380,000 travelers. Chief Executive Alex Cruz said Friday the company is “100 percent committed” to compensating customers whose financial information was stolen. He said the company had been hit by a “very sophisticated ...

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US, Canada, France and Germany back UK over novichok attack

Theresa May receives international support for claim that Salisbury attack was perpetrated by Russian secret service agents Theresa May has received strong international backing for her claim that the Salisbury attack was perpetrated by Russian secret service agents, in a joint statement from the French, Canadian, US and German governments. As Britain prepares to confront Russia about the findings of ...

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UK’s asylum dispersal system close to ‘catastrophic failure’

Councillors and politicians tell Home Office to ‘get a grip’ on voluntary housing system Afghan refugees Rahman Sahah (left) , 32 and Mirwais Ahmadzai, 27, sit outside the Home Office in Glasgow, Scotland, last month to protest against their treatment in the UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Britain’s asylum dispersal system is on the brink of collapse, according to a ...

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