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New Year, old faces: Bad-penny Blair is back offering opinions no one asked for

Britain’s never-truly-gone former Prime Minister Tony Blair has had a busy new year period, filling the void by offering opinions no one wants. Brexit, immigration, ignoring democracy – he’s got a lot to say. With most politicians up to god knows what in the holiday period (we’ll probably find out in the tabloids soon enough) Blair has seen an opportunity ...

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‘Tank-topped bumboys’ and ‘hot totty’ – BoJo’s sexist and homophobic journalism unearthed

Sexist and homophobic articles from Boris Johnson’s journalistic days have resurfaced, causing embarrassment to the foreign secretary only days after he defended Toby Young against similar accusations. Johnson’s questionable body of work was unearthed by Business Insider UK reporters, who cited phrases including ‘hot totty’ and ‘tank-topped bumboys’, raising questions as to his suitability for a ministerial role. The news ...

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Haul of guns, ammo and explosives found in derelict Essex building

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 13:13 Police who raided a derelict building in Essex have found a haul of weapons and munitions. That includes two AK-47 automatic rifles, a sawn-off shotgun, a handgun, ammunition and a number of “highly explosive” grenades. They were discovered during a search of a site in North Ockendon, Essex on Thursday, Essex Police said in ...

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The law that’s freeing UK’s 'worst rapist,' while other petty criminals face indefinite terms

Many are asking why the UK’s ‘worst sex offender’ – a cabbie believed to have assaulted 100 women – will be freed from jail while thousands of others on indeterminate sentences for lesser crimes are still without a release date. John Worboys, 60, a former stripper and porn actor, was convicted of 19 offences in 2009 and ordered to serve ...

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Freemasons are discriminated against, says leader amid claims group is blocking police reform

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 09:45 Freemasons in England are forced to be secretive because they are discriminated against, said leader David Staples. This week, Masons in the police were accused of covering up for fellow members and favoring them for promotion. Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, wrote a letter to a number of UK ...

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Tony Blair warns of populist uprisings & collapse of EU if Muslim immigration not addressed

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 10:19 More countries could break away from the EU in a wave of populist revolts, says Tony Blair. The former UK PM has called on EU countries to “seize the moment” and to deal with underlying Muslim migration issues. Blair told German newspaper Die Welt that the same migration concerns that sparked Brexit aren’t issues ...

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Tony Blair warns of populist uprisings & collapse of EU if Muslim immigration not addressed

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 10:19 More countries could break away from the EU in a wave of populist revolts, says Tony Blair. The former UK PM has called on EU countries to “seize the moment” and to deal with underlying Muslim migration issues. Blair told German newspaper Die Welt that the same migration concerns that sparked Brexit aren’t issues ...

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Just say sorry: MPs in Westminster sex scandal need ‘only to apologize’

A leaked report has revealed that the UK’s parliament may only expect MPs accused of sexual harassment to say sorry to their victims – not to resign. Campaigners have hit, warning that the issue is being swept under the rug. The draft report, by the cross-party group established to stamp out sexual harassment in Westminster after a wave of allegations ...

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Over 50% of Tory activists support death penalty – poll

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 17:38 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 17:39 More than half of Tory activists support the death penalty for serious crimes, a survey has found. The poll uncovered glaring differences between Tories and the supporters of other political parties on a series of hot issues. The research, conducted by Queen Mary University, found 54 percent of ...

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Fat cat bosses make more than annual median salary in first 3 days of 2018

Bosses at Britain’s top companies made more money by lunchtime on Thursday than the average UK worker will make all year. Campaigners have dubbed it ‘Fat Cat Thursday.’ According to an independent analysis of the gap between CEOs and pretty much everybody else, data shows big bosses will have grossed more in just three working days of the year compared ...

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