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Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson amid Brexit turmoil

Theresa May has launched a reshuffle of her top team after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy plunged her government into crisis. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new foreign secretary after Boris Johnson quit, accusing Mrs May of pursuing a “semi-Brexit”.   His departure followed that of Brexit Secretary David Davis and several junior ...

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UK asylum seekers who face destitution ‘wait months’ for support

Charity criticises government over delays in official help for those claiming asylum Asylum seekers deemed to be facing imminent destitution are still being forced to wait months for government support, a leading charity has warned. A person who has claimed asylum can receive financial support – £5.39 a day – and accommodation within 14 days if they are considered to ...

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Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over Theresa May’s Brexit plan Boris Johnson has resigned as foreign secretary, becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the government rather than back Theresa May’s plans for a soft Brexit. The prime minister hammered out a compromise with her deeply divided cabinet in an all-day meeting at ...

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Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government.   His resignation comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet’s backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from critics that it was “soft”.  Mr Davis was appointed to the post in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the UK’s EU withdrawal.   Junior minister Steven Baker quit shortly after ...

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UK ‘won’t jump to conclusions’ after new novichok poisoning

Sajid Javid says government has no current plans to impose fresh sanctions on Russia Sajid Javid has said there are no plans to impose fresh sanctions on Russia following the latest nerve agent poisoning in Wiltshire. During a visit to Salisbury and Amesbury, the UK home secretary said: “We don’t want to jump to conclusions. Clearly, what we have already ...

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Brexit: Michael Gove urges Tories to back Theresa May’s plan

Michael Gove has urged Tory MPs to back a compromise Brexit plan as the best chance of a “proper” exit from the EU. He told the BBC it was not all he hoped for, but said he was a “realist” and dismissed claims it would leave the UK as a “vassal state”. But he warned the EU had to be ...

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Bangladesh president arrives in London for medical

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid arrived in London on Saturday 7 July for a brief medical treatment. Welcoming him at the airport were London High Commissioner Nazmul Quaunine and officials of the Bangladesh High Commission London. Besides, President of the United Kingdom Awami League, Sultan Mahmud Shariff, General Secretary Syed Sajidur Rahman Faruk, as well as ...

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Brexit: May won’t rule out special rights for EU citizens

Theresa May has refused to rule out making it easier for EU citizens to come to the UK after Brexit than it is for people from elsewhere in the world. Under her plan for UK-EU relations – agreed by cabinet on Friday – unlimited immigration from the EU will end.   But speaking to the BBC, Mrs May did not ...

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England beat Sweden to reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli have headed England into their first World Cupsemi-final in 28 years, scoring either side of half-time to dispatch Sweden 2-0 in their Samara quarter-final. Maguire scored the opener off England’s first corner of the match, the Leicester defender powering home Ashley Young’s delivery in the 30th minute. Alli then nodded home in the 59th minute ...

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London Pride parade: 30,000 march as huge crowds line route

Hundreds of thousands look on as close to 500 LGBT groups take part in annual event Hundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets of central London for the city’s annual LGBT Pride celebration. About 30,000 people from almost 500 LGBT groups are taking part in the parade, watched by spectators on the parade route from Regent Street to ...

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