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Jeremy Corbyn: Brexit ‘shambles like Northern Rail’

Jeremy Corbyn has compared Theresa May’s handling of Brexit with the “shambles” in the UK railways as they clashed at Prime Minister’s Questions. The Labour leader said key documents, including the blueprint for future EU relations, had been “delayed” while customs proposals had been “cancelled”. But Mrs May said she was delivering on the 2016 referendum result while Mr Corbyn ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for investigation of alleged Tory Islamophobia

Labour leader, Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi and the Muslim Council of Britain press resistant home secretary Jeremy Corbyn has called for an inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative party. The Tories have been under pressure since the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) called for an investigation, highlighting a range of claims including candidates and other representatives allegedly having ...

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Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by ministers. The government’s economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full cabinet. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it was a “historic moment”. Announcing £2.6bn in compensation for residents and noise abatement measures he said it would only ...

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Cambridge University’s poor diversity record highlighted by report

One college did not offer a place to any black applicants between 2012 and 2016 Some Cambridge University colleges have admitted no black students or have accepted as few as one a year between 2012 and 2016, according to newly obtained figures. The details of Cambridge’s stunted progress in attracting more students from diverse backgrounds came after Oxford was heavily ...

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London mayor urges MPs to back peers’ changes to Brexit bill

Sadiq Khan says Commons vote on EU withdrawal bill most important since Iraq war The London mayor has called on MPs from all parties to set aside their political careers and consider supporting soft Brexit Lords amendments as they return to the Commons in votes that he said were as significant as those that took Britain into the Iraq war. ...

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Inquiry to begin probing London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire

London, Jun 4 : An inquiry is due to start into the fire at London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise, which killed 72 people almost a year ago. The judge-led inquiry aims to find the causes of Britain’s deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future tragedies. It will examine how a blaze that started with a faulty refrigerator spread so quickly, ...

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Sajid Javid pledges ‘fresh look’ at migration rules

Key parts of the UK’s immigration policy – including on foreign students and doctors coming to the UK – are be reviewed, the home secretary has said. Sajid Javid told the BBC there was a “perception problem” over the decision to include students in net migration figures. And he said he would “think more carefully” about the cap on the ...

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UK faces two years of severe terrorism threat, says Home Office

Home secretary points to growing danger from far-right groups as well as Islamists Britain faces a severe threat from Islamist terrorism for at least another two years – and the danger could increase further still, the Home Office has said. Security agencies are also confronting a rising risk from extreme rightwingviolence as the potential sources of attacks become more diverse. ...

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UK remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary

London, June 3 : Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain’s resolve to “stand firm” against terrorism is stronger than ever, as the country marks a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack on London Bridge. Eight people were killed and almost 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on a ...

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Roadmap to avoid Brexit to be sent to MPs and peers

George Soros-backed Best for Britain pushes for second referendum on Theresa May’s deal with EU MPs and peers will be sent a roadmap next week detailing how they could stop Brexit by the George Soros-backed Best for Britain group, which has amassed £2.3m in donations to spend on a nationwide lobbying effort to persuade parliament to change its mind. The ...

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