• Boost for Boris Johnson as former Tory contender Hancock declares his support

    Boost for Boris Johnson as former Tory contender Hancock declares his support

    • June 17, 2019

    Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership bid has received a new boost with the backing of Health Secretary Matt Hancock who pulled out of the contest last week. Despite having ruled out a no-deal Brexit during his campaign, in contrast to Mr Johnson, he said the former foreign secretary was now the best candidate to re-unite the

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  • Man dies in stabbing following weekend of violence in London

    Man dies in stabbing following weekend of violence in London

    • June 17, 2019

    A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in east London. The victim, believed to be aged in his 40s, was found collapsed and suffering stab wounds in Whalebone Lane, near West Ham Lane, in Stratford on Monday morning. It comes after a weekend of bloodshed in the capital, which saw three

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  • Raab attacks ‘privileged’ Johnson as race for Tory crown turns brutal

    Raab attacks ‘privileged’ Johnson as race for Tory crown turns brutal

    • June 15, 2019

    Tory leadership hopeful Dominic Raab has hit out at frontrunner Boris Johnson, saying the party did not need a leader who could be seen as part of the “privileged elite”. The former Brexit secretary poured scorn on Mr Johnson’s reluctance to appear in the television debates, questioning whether he had the “mettle” to be prime

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  • ‘Perfectly realistic’ to renegotiate withdrawal agreement, says Johnson

    ‘Perfectly realistic’ to renegotiate withdrawal agreement, says Johnson

    • June 14, 2019

    Conservative Party leadership race front-runner Boris Johnson has claimed it is “perfectly realistic” to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement to allow Britain to leave the European Union in October. In his first broadcast interview of the contest, he agreed to take part in a BBC debate – but suggested he would miss one hosted by Channel

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  • Spanish court stops jailed Catalan from joining European Parliament

    Spanish court stops jailed Catalan from joining European Parliament

    • June 14, 2019

    Spain’s Supreme Court has denied a request by a Catalan separatist leader to leave jail so he can become a European Parliament member after being elected last month. The court said Catalonia’s former vice president Oriol Junqueras will not be allowed to attend a session on Monday at the Spanish Parliament where elected candidates to

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  • Michael Gove ‘deeply regrets’ taking cocaine

    Michael Gove ‘deeply regrets’ taking cocaine

    • June 8, 2019

    Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine “on several occasions”. The Environment Secretary said he used the drug 20 years ago and branded it “a mistake”. It comes after fellow Tory contender Rory Stewart apologised for smoking opium at a wedding in Iran. Mr Gove told the Daily Mail: “I

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