Hong Kong delegation invited by UK to attend arms fair in London | Politics

Hong Kong delegation invited by UK to attend arms fair in London | Politics

A delegation from Hong Kong has been invited by the British government to attend a flagship arms fair in London despite a promise made by the former foreign secretary in June to halt exports of teargas to the crisis-hit territory. The surprise invitation to the DSEI show, which showcases security and military products, was confirmed […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg handed cabinet role by Boris Johnson

Jacob Rees-Mogg handed cabinet role by Boris Johnson

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed Leader of the House of Commons by Boris Johnson. The arch-Brexiteer was also appointed Lord President of the Council and will attend cabinet, Downing Street said. Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group, told Sky News: “The prime minister kindly offered me a very interesting job to do, one that […]

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Boris Johnson cabinet: Sajid Javid, Priti Patel and Dominic Raab given top jobs – live news

Boris Johnson cabinet: Sajid Javid, Priti Patel and Dominic Raab given top jobs – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as the new PM chooses his cabinet PMQs: May gives Johnson frosty welcome Hammond quits as chancellor Barnier says Johnson must decide if UK wants deal or not PMQs – Snap verdict Johnson’s first speech as PM – Summary and analysis 8.01pm BST Matt Hancock was one of […]

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Trump congratulates Boris Johnson, saying he will be 'great' as UK's next PM – live news | Politics

Trump congratulates Boris Johnson, saying he will be ‘great’ as UK’s next PM – live news | Politics

The Conservative party has just thrown the UK out of the frying pan and into the fire. During the most serious political crisis in decades, a clown is set to become prime minister. But this is no joke. People will soon realise, this isn’t as good as it gets. By electing Boris Johnson, the Conservative […]

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UK calls for EU naval task force help over seized tanker Gulf crisis

UK calls for EU naval task force help over seized tanker Gulf crisis

A European task force is being prepared to protect ships off the coast of Iran, Foreign ­Secretary Jeremy Hunt has rev­­ealed. Vessels from the navies of ­Britain’s allies are expected to join a maritime protection fleet after the hijacking of a UK-flagged oil tanker, MPs were told. The storming of the Stena Impero in the […]

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Iran crisis: May to chair emergency Cobra meeting after Hammond insists UK 'didn't take eye off ball'

Iran crisis: May to chair emergency Cobra meeting after Hammond insists UK ‘didn’t take eye off ball’

Theresa May will begin her final week as prime minister by chairing a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday to discuss Iran‘s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The prime minister was absent from ministerial Cobra meetings over the weekend, which she spent in her Maidenhead constituency, but […]

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David Gauke vows to quit as justice secretary if Boris Johnson wins race to be prime minister

David Gauke vows to quit as justice secretary if Boris Johnson wins race to be prime minister

David Gauke, the justice secretary, will quit the Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. Mr Gauke, who has served in Theresa May‘s cabinet since she took office in June 2016, said he would not be able to serve under the former foreign secretary if he pursues a no-deal Brexit. As the Tory leadership […]

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Jeremy Hunt says he missed crucial no-deal Brexit vote by accident

Jeremy Hunt says he missed crucial no-deal Brexit vote by accident

Jeremy Hunt says he missed yesterday’s crucial no-deal Brexit vote by accident. A string of ministers abstained on the vote, which could block the next Prime Minister from shutting down Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit . The government was defeated by 41 votes, with many MPs seeing it as an opportunity to hand […]

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Donald Trump makes America hate again by accusing Democrat Ilhan Omar of marrying her brother

Donald Trump makes America hate again by accusing Democrat Ilhan Omar of marrying her brother

Donald Trump increased his incendiary racist comments against four congresswomen accusing one of marrying her British “brother”. The President fuelled further division among the American people at his latest re-election rally where he described the quartet – known as ‘the squad’ as a “force of evil”. The continued attack saw leading British politicians join anti-racist […]

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Brexit: MPs debate fresh attempt to block autumn no-deal prorogation - live news

Brexit: MPs debate fresh attempt to block autumn no-deal prorogation – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including MPs’ vote on move intended to stop next PM proroguing parliament for no-deal Brexit Gauke could back rebel move to stop PM proroguing parliament Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit threat risks being ignored by the EU 12.45pm BST Justine Greening, the Tory former education secretary, says MPs should […]

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