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Boris Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan

Boris Johnson says there should be “no doubt” the only alternative to the Brexit proposals he will put to Brussels later is no-deal. Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM said his plan would be a “compromise by the UK”, but he hoped the EU would “understand that and compromise in their turn”. The European Commission said they will ...

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Man douses himself in liquid near UK Houses of Parliament

Police in London have detained a man near the Houses of Parliament after he doused himself in what appeared to be flammable liquid, reports AP. The Metropolitan Police say in a tweet Tuesday that the man was detained in Parliament Square at 10:45 a.m. (0945 GMT). No injuries were reported and London Ambulance Service personnel were at the scene.The man ...

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Tory conference: Sajid Javid promises ‘significant response’ to no-deal Brexit

The chancellor has promised “a significant economic policy response” in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Sajid Javid did not give details, but the BBC’s Norman Smith said it could mean tax cuts and reduced interest rates to help mitigate the impact. Mr Javid is setting out plans for infrastructure investment on the second day of the Tory conference. But ...

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PM ‘model of restraint’ amid Parliament language row

Boris Johnson says he has been “a model of restraint” when it comes to language around the Brexit debate. The PM was accused of dismissing abuse fears of female MPs as “humbug” during a heated Commons debate this week. Mr Johnson said there had been a “misunderstanding” over his intention – which he apologised for. But he claimed there was ...

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Universal credit: Labour pledges to scrap welfare scheme credit scheme

A future Labour government would scrap universal credit – which merges six benefits into one payment, the party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced. He promised an interim benefit payment after two weeks, across the UK, to replace a five-week waiting period. Labour has branded universal credit “cruel and inhumane”. The government said Labour’s plans were “reckless” and amounted to “political ...

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Amber Rudd accuses Number 10 of language that ‘incites violence’

Former cabinet minister Amber Rudd has accused Downing Street of using language that could “incite violence”. The MP, who quit the Conservative parliamentary party earlier this month, told the Evening Standard No 10’s recent words were seen to encourage a “more aggressive approach”. It follows a stormy week, in which several MPs criticised the PM’s use of language during Commons ...

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UK’s Princess Beatrice engaged to real estate entrepreneur

Photo: Courtesy London, Sep 27 : Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson have announced the engagement of their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice. They said Thursday that Beatrice is engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a real estate entrepreneur. The 31-year-old princess is a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace says the couple became engaged in Italy earlier this ...

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Parliament a place of fear and loathing after debate

“I’m not sure that we can look the nation in the eye and say that was a good day.” That’s how a Conservative MP has described the torrid scenes in the Commons in the last 24 hours. Did the prime minister alight on the frustration of many members of the public who may feel that Parliament has simply failed to ...

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Johnson urged to apologise over Jo Cox comments

MPs have condemned the PM’s language and urged him to apologise after he said the best way to honour Jo Cox, the MP murdered during the EU referendum campaign, was to get “Brexit done”. He was also criticised for calling the law aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit the “surrender bill”. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the PM’s words were ...

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