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About 16 hours ago

Tory MP under pressure to quit over free school meals ‘mockery’ comment

A Tory MP has come under fire for posting a 'mocking' message on social media directed at businesses offering free meals to poor and disadvantaged children during the half term holiday. Boris Johnson stands his ground on refusal to extend school meal vouchers Despite mounting pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson is refusing to extend free school meals over the half-term holiday. Selaine Saxby, who is MP for the North Devon constituency, reportedly ...
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About 18 hours ago

Boris Johnson stands his ground on school meal vouchers

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has continues to resist pressure to change his stance on extending free schools for children in England over the half-term holiday. Johnson remains resolutely opposed to the extension of free school meals, proclaiming that he is 'very proud' of the 'government’s support' so far. Responding to a chorus of criticism and opposition, the PM said the government will 'do everything in our power to make sure that no ...
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About 1 day ago

UK military storm ‘hijacked’ oil tanker, arrest 7 stowaways

The UK military has seized control of an oil tanker that had been reportedly hijacked by a group of stowaways off the Isle of Wight, arresting all the suspects. The Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda laid anchor in the English Channel after reporting it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent. The Nave Andromeda left Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 6 and was expected to dock in Southampton, England, at 10.30 am Sunday, ...
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About 1 day ago

Wales bracing for additional lockdowns next year

The Welsh government appears to be preparing its people for a series of local coronavirus-related lockdowns in 2021. According to the Welsh deputy economy and transport minister, Lee Waters, the current 'firebreak' is 'unlikely' to be the last in Wales. The so-called firebreak, which effectively amounts to a 17-day national lockdown, is set to be reviewed when it expires on November 09. Speaking on BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement, Waters claimed that ...
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About 1 day ago

Barnier to remain in London for post-Brexit trade talks

After a period of deep uncertainty and instability UK-European (EU) post-Brexit trade talks appear to be on a more stable footing following reports that the EU’s chief negotiator has extended his stay in London. UK changes tone on progress of EU post-Brexit trade talks The drama surrounding post-Brexit trade talks continues as the UK once again changes its tone on the protracted negotiations. Michel Barnier, who arrived in the UK last Thursday ...
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About 2 days ago

Black Lives Matter movement secures legal status in UK

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement I the UK has secured legal status and in the process it has changed its name to Black Liberation Movement UK. It is believed the quest for legal status was largely driven by the need of the group to continue accept funding legally with a view to placing its structures on an official footing. According to the Guardian (October 23), BLM has registered as a community ...
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About 2 days ago

Imran Khan calls on UK to expel Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has called on the UK to expel fugitive former premier, Nawaz Sharif. In an interview with a private TV channel, Khan suggested he is willing to travel to the UK in order to expedite Sharif’s deportation, and presumably extradition to Pakistan. Sharif, who has served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms, traveled to the UK late last year ostensibly to receive medical treatment. ...
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About 4 days ago

Palestinians file lawsuit against Britain over 1917 Balfour Declaration

Palestinian lawyers have lodged a complaint to sue the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which set out London’s aim to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. On Thursday, the lawyers took the measure in the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, highlighting that 'the suffering of the Palestinians' emanated from the UK document. 'The Balfour Declaration is unacceptable. It was not just a declaration, but ...
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About 4 days ago

UK formally inks first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, despite struggle with EU

The United Kingdom has formally inked a trade deal with Japan, for the first time as an independent country from the European Union (EU), while not even close to striking a deal with its closest trading partners in the bloc. British Trade Secretary Liz Truss announced the deal at a ceremony in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Friday. 'How fitting it is to be in the land of the rising sun to ...
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