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Boris Johnson: all Tory election candidates will back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson: all Tory election candidates will back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have committed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the general election. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said this pledge means that voters...

Sunday, 08:45 in Politics
 
View from Belfast: republicans cheering on Tories, loyalists for Corbyn – what’s going on?

View from Belfast: republicans cheering on Tories, loyalists for Corbyn – what’s going on?

James Matthews has heard that Boris Johnson is a backstabbing traitor who will sell Northern Ireland loyalists down the river. The loyalist sighs. He still wants the prime minister to win the election. “It’s all mixed up at the moment.” When the...

Sunday, 08:45 in Politics
 
Why party pacts don’t always reap the results that leaders hope for

Why party pacts don’t always reap the results that leaders hope for

The Conservatives received a boost last week when Brexit party leader, Nigel Farage, announced he would not be standing candidates in Tory seats. But the advantage is not what it seems. Brexit party candidates are still standing in most Labour-held...

Sunday, 08:45 in Politics
 
A week in UK politics: Nursery crimes, clashing ironclads and Corbyn on hold

A week in UK politics: Nursery crimes, clashing ironclads and Corbyn on hold

Campaign of the week Boris Johnson’s campaign to prove that he’s a man of the people – as long as those people are pre-vetted party supporters stored in a warehouse – gathered pace. In a totally relatable and in no way weird outing at a primary...

Sunday, 08:45 in Politics
 
'We're at breaking point': will UK scientists' big ideas survive Brexit?

'We're at breaking point': will UK scientists' big ideas survive Brexit?

Professor Jurriaan Ton, a Dutch expert in plant science at Sheffield University, feels British. His son was born here, his family love Yorkshire, and after more than a decade of producing highly cited research in the UK he has invested “massively” in...

13 November 2019 in Learning
 
Asylum: 90% of claims fall at first hurdle after US process change, lawsuit alleges

Asylum: 90% of claims fall at first hurdle after US process change, lawsuit alleges

The vital first step in the asylum-seeking process has nearly been extinguished at the largest immigrant family detention center in the country, according to a lawsuit. Plaintiffs allege that since mid-July the number of women and children at Dilley...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
UN agency to take 'aggressive' action if sexual abuse claims substantiated

UN agency to take 'aggressive' action if sexual abuse claims substantiated

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has vowed to take “aggressive” action against sex abusers, following an internal survey that found multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault at the agency. “If we have a claim of rape by anyone in...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Jim Jordan: the Republican in 'attack dog mode' for impeachment hearings

Jim Jordan: the Republican in 'attack dog mode' for impeachment hearings

Perhaps the solitary defeat still stings. Jim Jordan won 150 matches and lost just one during a school wrestling career in which he was Ohio state champion four times. Now a politician, Jordan is less a wrestler and more a bare-knuckle fighter in the...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ label

Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ label

I ordered a key finder from Amazon and found a card in the box offering a $10 voucher in return for a five-star rating provided I did not mention this “rebate activity”! Now I understand why it got such good reviews. AS, France The item was sold by...

13 November 2019 in Lifestyle
 
‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn

‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn

The “unnoticed insect apocalypse” should set alarm bells ringing, according to conservationists, who said that without a halt there will be profound consequences for humans and all life on Earth. A new report suggested half of all insects may have...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Mars to launch vegan Galaxy bar

Mars to launch vegan Galaxy bar

Mars is to launch a vegan version of its best-selling Galaxy bar in the UK, the first move by a large mainstream confectionery brand to offer consumers a plant-based alternative to milk chocolate. The new variant, certified by the Vegan Society, will...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
‘I would burn in hell before returning’ – why British teachers are fleeing overseas

‘I would burn in hell before returning’ – why British teachers are fleeing overseas

Perched high on a hill above the historic Swiss city of St Gallen, set in 25 acres of private parkland, sits one of the most expensive boarding schools in Europe. Costing up to £100,000 for an academic year, the Institut auf dem Rosenberg is more than...

13 November 2019 in Learning
 
Fairbnb.coop launches, offering help for social projects

Fairbnb.coop launches, offering help for social projects

Ethical holiday rental website Fairbnb.coop has launched its reservations system offering travellers a chance to book in at city apartments that support community projects. The site aims to be a marketplace for “authentic, fair and conscious tourism”...

13 November 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Hong Kong in chaos as protesters take to streets with bows and arrows

Hong Kong in chaos as protesters take to streets with bows and arrows

Hong Kong was paralysed on Wednesday morning, with much of the city’s public transport suspended and all universities closed following sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters. Many subway and rail stations were closed after the...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
General election: Johnson re-launches Tory campaign as Labour unveils NHS plan – live news

General election: Johnson re-launches Tory campaign as Labour unveils NHS plan – live news

Good morning and welcome to Politics live, as we bring you every tasty morsel of news during this election campaign. Johnson will re-launch the Conservatives’ election campaign today, with a speech at an electric vehicle plant in the West Midlands,...

13 November 2019 in World News
 


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