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From Nazi-themed stag-dos to sordid affairs… here are 7 Tory MPs who got the boot

Taxpayer-funded duck houses, Nazi-themed stag-dos, affairs involving Russian spies – you name it, a Tory’s been sacked for it. As Priti Patel awaits her fate for secretly meeting Israeli politicians, here’s a very small selection of Tory downfalls. Aidan Burley   MP for Cannock Chase Aidan Burley was forced to stand down for organizing a Nazi-themed stag-do (or bachelor party) at ...

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British arms sales to Saudi Arabia jump 500% as coalition seals off Yemen borders

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500 percent, according to new data from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). British munitions have been used in the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, contributing to the humanitarian catastrophe there. Data collated by CAAT shows the UK government had made £4.7 billion from exporting arms and ...

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Hug a robot? Study concludes UK workers should embrace automatons

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 16:24 Workers shouldn’t fear the rise of the robots, argues the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). Automation should be embraced as an opportunity for economic growth; raising wages of workers and increasing productivity, argued the report’s author Daniel Mahoney. Any attempt to “impede mechanisation” by taxing companies that replace human workers with robots, a policy ...

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US general warns cuts will leave Britain defenseless, veterans say worse to come

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 14:46 Britain must stop cutting its armed forces budget or it will be unable to protect itself, according to a senior US general. However, British Army veterans have told RT it will take more than cash to make the nation’s armed forces effective. Lt-Gen Ben Hodges, commander of the US Army in Europe, has urged ...

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Politician found dead was ‘thrown to the wolves’ after sexual misconduct suspension, say friends

A Welsh politician thought to have killed himself just days after being accused of sexual misconduct was “thrown to the wolves” by the Labour Party, his friends and colleagues say. It has emerged he was not told the details of allegations against him. Former minister Carl Sargeant, 49, was found dead at his home in Connah’s Quay, North Wales, on ...

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BBC ‘banned’ guests from wearing poppy commemorating war dead

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 12:48 The BBC is facing a backlash after guests on a long-running show were allegedly asked to remove poppies before going on air. The red paper flower is worn in November to mark Armistice Day, a national remembrance for those killed in conflict since WWI. Daily Mail sketch writer Quentin Letts claims he was told ...

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Sky News could face the chop if network hampers Murdoch takeover

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 11:59 The Sword of Damocles is hanging over Sky News, ready to slice the UK news network if it becomes an obstacle in the merger between Sky and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Fox currently owns 39 percent of Sky, but is now vying for full control. The deal is currently being assessed by media ...

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Will May fire Patel? Tory who held ‘undisclosed’ meetings with Israelis summoned back to London

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 10:57 Tory minister Priti Patel is en route to Britain on Downing Street’s orders following a disclosure that while on “holiday” in Israel she held unauthorized meetings with politicians. It is widely expected she’ll be clearing her desk before day’s end. The International Development Secretary’s fate appears to be sealed after details of two further ...

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Remember the time Boris Johnson praised Libya’s coastguard? Migrants are still drowning

It’s only been a matter of weeks since Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shook hands with a Libyan Coastguard crew, praising their efforts in keeping migrants confined to North Africa. Fresh allegations of abuse, however, show what the Boris seal of approval is really worth. The armed guard, widely accused of complicity in people smuggling, was awarded €100 million ($ ...

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Paradise Papers: Prince Charles gave climate speeches after offshore shares purchase

The Prince of Wales’ private estate appears to have secretly invested in an offshore company which may have benefited from his campaigning. The Duchy of Cornwall bought shares in a Bermuda-registered business, the leaked ‘Paradise papers’ have revealed. The Duchy of Cornwall is the name of Charles’ private estate, the revenue from which is awarded to The Prince of Wales. ...

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