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British PM Johnson warns EU he will not delay Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the European Union on Sunday he will not delay Brexit beyond October 31, underlining that his latest proposals are the last chance to reach a deal. Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephone call on Sunday that “the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK will stay ...

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Prince Harry to sue 2 UK tabloids over alleged phone hacking

London, Oct 5 : Prince Harry is suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain’s most popular tabloid newspapers, over alleged phone hacking. Buckingham Palace confirmed Saturday that claims regarding “illegal interception of voicemail messages” were filed on Harry’s behalf. The palace declined to say more or provide details “given the particulars of the claims are not yet ...

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Tulip Siddiq named among most influential individuals of London

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq. Photo: Collected Labour MP Tulip Siddiq has earned a spot among the most influential politicians of London on The Progress 1000 list of the Evening Standard. The Progress 1000 is created to spotlight and celebrate the capital’s most influential individuals annually across a range of areas including business, technology, science, politics, design, architecture, culture and the ...

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Brexit: Boris Johnson will send extension letter – court document

Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit delay if no deal is agreed by 19 October, according to government papers submitted to a Scottish court. The document was revealed as campaigners sought a ruling forcing the PM to comply with the law. Their QC said the submission contradicted statements by the prime minister last ...

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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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