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Jeremy Corbyn pressed over 'terror memorial' claims

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Jeremy Corbyn has defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. The Labour leader has faced questions about the event – in Tunis in 2014 – after reports that […]

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Jeremy Corbyn reacts to 'terror memorial' claims

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the Munich Olympics terror attack. The Labour leader was asked about the event – in Tunis in 2014 – after reports that relatives of victims were angry at his attendance. Source link

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Abortion clinic buffer zone announcement expected 'next month'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre women seeking abortions being harassed? An announcement on potential moves to protect women attending abortion clinics is expected next month. Campaigners want “buffer zones” barring anti-abortion protests outside clinics, similar to one in Ealing, west London. A UK-wide review was expected to report in July but […]

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Loans offer for Scottish farmers hit by adverse weather

Image caption The unprecedented weather has led to higher costs such as increased prices for feed and fodder Scottish farmers are being offered government loans to help them recover from months of adverse weather conditions. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) is being launched to allow farmers early access to their annual payment from […]

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Boris Johnson burka row explained

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Ian Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended by the Commons and his Party DUP MP Ian Paisley’s supporters will meet on Monday to show their support. The North Antrim politician is currently suspended by the House of Commons after he failed to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri […]

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Muslim Council urges PM to avoid Boris Johnson 'whitewash'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Criticism continues of Boris Johnson, who refused to answer questions about the burka row The UK’s largest Muslim organisation is calling on Theresa May to ensure the inquiry into Boris Johnson’s burka comments is not a “whitewash”. According to the Guardian, the Muslim Council of Britain will tell the prime […]

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UKIP burka remarks 'emboldening' Islamaphobic hate crime fear

Image caption Gareth Bennett, pictured here in the Senedd, said he stood by his comments where he said the burka was an “alien culture” “Cowardly” comments about burkas are “emboldening” Islamophobic hate crime perpetrators, the Muslim Council of Wales has warned. Gareth Bennett, new leader of UKIP in the Senedd, has said women wearing the […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Boris Johnson burka probe is 'show trial'

Image copyright PA Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests Boris Johnson attracts extra criticism because people are envious of him A Conservative Party investigation into Boris Johnson is a “show trial” and is being used to stop him becoming leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Tory backbencher blamed Theresa May’s “personal […]

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Ex-Labour leader condemns Corbyn over anti-semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jim Murphy led Scottish Labour from December 2014 to June 2015 A former Scottish Labour leader has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for what he regards as the party’s failure to root out anti-semitism. In an unusual move, Jim Murphy paid for a full page advert in the Jewish Telegraph to […]

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Labour's anti-Semitism code should be changed, Unison leader says

Image caption Dave Prentis said ending the anti-Semitism row was “critical” to Labour’s chances A trade union leader says Labour must change its code of conduct on anti-Semitism, warning the issue is costing Jeremy Corbyn’s party votes. Unison general secretary Dave Prentis urged the party to adopt all of the examples set out by the […]

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Brexit: Theresa May seeks grassroots backing for Chequers plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May presented her plans to cabinet ministers at Chequers last month In recent days, letters from Theresa May have been landing on the doormats of Conservative Party members across the country – trying to win them over to her vision for Brexit. The mailshot, seeking their backing for […]