Stanley Johnson challenged on Boris’ potential autumn leadership PM bid after burka row | Politics | News

Stanley Johnson defended his son’s controversial remarks on the burka, which sparked threats of an internal party investigation into the former foreign secretary. Boris Johnson refused to apologise for comparing women who wear burkas to “letter boxes” or “bank robbers” in a newspaper column last week. The former cabinet minister said he was against bans on the veils in public places, but added it was “ridiculous” that people chose to wear them. Critics have claimed the remarks are part of a well-orchestrated attempt to gather support from the right-wing of the Tory Party…

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Only 9% of Britons have faith in government | Politics | News

The survey by the Centre for Policy Studies said 40 per cent had no trust at all in the House of Commons and three-quarters of the public had never had any contact with their MP. The Who Governs Britain? report also found a high level of ignorance about how the country is run. Despite Brexit media coverage, 15 per cent did not know we are still members of the EU and 19 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds believe the UK has already left. Britain does not formally leave until…

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Hawaii ravaged by brush fires in fresh devastation for Big Island during volcano eruption | World | News

The fires emerged in the north of the Big Island at about 8.15am BST (9.15pm Wednesday local time), just a day after 122 acres of land were engulfed in a blaze near Punaluu Black Sand Beach in the south of the island. Hawaii is no stranger to fast spreading bush fires. In winter they are extinguished by damp vegetation, but the Kilauea eruption has made it warmer on the island, making it easier for the blazes to spread. July is in the middle of Hawaii’s “dry” season, meaning less rainfall…

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PMQs: Tory sparks JEERS by taking HUGE swipe at Boris Johnson in Commons | Politics | News

Keith Simpson, Tory MP for Broadland, took a dig at Boris Johnson as he asked the Prime Minister a question about her meeting with US President Donald Trump. Mr Simpson asked Theresa May if she was concerned the US President did not challenge Vladimir Putin over the Salisbury incident when President Trump met with the Russian President. The Conservative MP could not help himself from taking a dig at Mr Johnson in the process. Mr Simpson said: “Prime Minister should be commended for dealing with a giant ego, somebody who…

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Queue jump landed me £1m lottery win | UK | News

But had the other shopper at the Tesco Extra store not let him go f rst, Mr Walshaw believes he would not have had time to play. He said: “We had a free Lucky Dip ticket from the previous draw to use and I knew it was only minutes until the draw closed. I popped in to a nearby shop, where me and another lady approached the same cashier. “She must have seen that I was in a rush because she insisted I went before her. “What a stroke of…

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Brexit news: Brexiteer warns PM ‘arch-Remainer advisers’ almost pushed her out | Politics | News

Speaking on BBC Daily Politics, the Tory Brexiteer claimed the Prime Minister has surrounded herself by a “Remain establishment” arguing her latest Brexit proposals almost cost her her leadership.  She said: “I don’t believe she has the right advisers around her. “She is advised by a Remain establishment. “Some of that Remain establishment are absolute arch-Remainers. “And they have walked her last week into some very dangerous waters that could have resulted this week in a call of 48 letters going in to ask for the Prime Minister to resign.”…

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Hawaii volcano lava bomb explosion: How many people have been injured? | World | News

Dramatic footage has shown the moment the lava bomb exploded through the roof of the vessel, sending a red-hot plume of lava and smoke high into the air. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency confirmed 23 passengers on board the boat were injured after an explosion at an ocean entry point of Big Island on Monday morning at about 7am local time (6pm BST). Lava has been flowing into the sea at Kapoho Bay for weeks from several fissures, often resulting in eruptions as it mixes with sea water. A statement…

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TV Sophie’s love found dead after her funeral | UK | News

In a final post on Instagram on Monday, Mr Armstrong, 25, wrote: “Just wish I could cuddle you all day. “Miss you so much Sophie, not a minute goes by without your gorgeous smile being a picture in my mind. “Every day we spent together was so amazing. “I need them days back. I love you princess.” He was devastated after finding Ms Gradon, 32, dead at her parents’ home near Newcastle last month. Model Ms Gradon, who appeared on the ITV2 show in 2016, had battled anxiety and depression.…

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Brexit news: Sir Vince Cable takes SHOCK dig at Brexit in the Commons | Politics | News

Sir Vince Cable claimed “if” Brexit day ever happens it will be “a day of mourning” during a shock attack in the House of Commons. It comes after the Prime Minister was dealt a series of blows following the resignations of former Brexit Secretary David Davis and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, over Theresa May’s Brexit plans. Speaking in the Commons, Mr Cable said: “The very striking things about the comments that resigning members of the government have made is the way in which they are managing to poison their…

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