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Trump criticises UK ambassador over leaked 'inept' emails

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has criticised the UK ambassador who said in leaked emails that his administration was “inept”. Mr Trump said: “The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that.” Emails from Sir Kim Darroch said Mr Trump’s White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided”. Trade secretary […]

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Brexit: Labour needs to 'get on with' changing its policy

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell acknowledged a “difference” between himself and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit. He said he wanted to “get on with” changing Labour’s policy to support a second referendum, while Mr Corbyn wanted “rightfully” to “build consensus”. However he said the party needed to “decide […]

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Former MI6 head: UK in 'political nervous breakdown'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sir John Sawers ran the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, from 2009-2014 The UK is going through a “political nervous breakdown”, a former intelligence chief has told the BBC. Sir John Sawers said the UK could have a prime minister who does “not have the standing that we […]

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A week in the Tory leadership contest

Two men – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – are competing to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. They’ve been out and about trying to win the votes of party members who will decide on the winner. With less than three weeks to go until the result, […]

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Gordon Brown: Automatically expel anti-Semites in Labour

Image copyright PA Media Gordon Brown will call on Labour to automatically expel members for anti-Semitism if evidence is “irrefutable”. In a speech in London, Labour’s former prime minister will also call for an independent appeals process to keep it separate from “Labour’s hierarchy”. He will suggest appointing a minister to tackle the issue. Mr […]

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Tory leadership candidates face Scottish members

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson addressed party members in Perth Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have faced Scottish party members at a hustings event in Perth. Both men have pledged to protect the UK union after warnings from senior Tory politicians that it could be at risk. […]

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Tommy Robinson guilty over Facebook broadcast

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tommy Robinson leaves court after being found guilty Ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been found in contempt of court for his Facebook Live broadcast of defendants in a criminal trial. He was found guilty of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown […]