Greenpeace activists target chancellor’s speech in climate protest | Environment

Dozens of Greenpeace activists interrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech on Thursday night as they sought to draw attention to the climate crisis. A group, most dressed all in red and wearing sashes bearing the words “climate emergency”, attempted to read out a message and “drown out” Philip Hammond as he tried to deliver the […]

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DWP followed policy in denying dying man benefits, review finds | Society

An investigation into the treatment of a man who was denied benefits despite being seriously ill and weighing 38kg (6st) before his death, has found the Department for Work and Pensions “followed policy”. The internal DWP review ordered by Amber Rudd found “crucial safeguarding opportunities were missed by the department” but that “policy guidance was […]

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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia dealt landmark defeat in Court of Appeal

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia dealt landmark defeat in Court of Appeal

The UK’s policy of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia has been dealt a landmark defeat in the Court of Appeal. Tory ministers and Boris Johnson are accused of presiding over a “national shame” after campaigners won a legal challenge against the UK government. Shamefaced ministers temporarily stopped all new arms export licences to the Gulf […]

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Regulation alone not the answer to poor crop performance

Regulation alone not the answer to poor crop performance

Production and marketing of some key crops shaky despite many governing laws By CHRIS ORWA More by this Author Your favourite breakfast beverage is likely made of products from the most regulated agricultural produce in Kenya. Sugarcane, tea, coffee, Irish potatoes, millet, maize, rice, sorghum, and wheat, defined by law as scheduled crops, require compulsory […]

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HMRC cracks down on gangs over renewable energy VAT fraud | Politics

Criminal gangs are targeting the renewable energy industry in the latest wave of VAT fraud that has been blamed for draining billions of euros from the EU every year. HM Revenue & Customs said it had cracked down on the trading of renewable energy certificates “with immediate effect” to counter “a serious and credible threat […]

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Tory leadership race: Stewart out as Johnson extends lead | Politics

Rory Stewart has been ousted from the Conservative leadership contest after losing 10 votes since the last round, sparking MPs’ speculation that Boris Johnson’s operatives may have previously pushed fellow supporters to vote for the outsider to help eliminate his Brexiter rival Dominic Raab. Stewart was leapfrogged by Sajid Javid, who increased his support by […]

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Tory leadership election: Results in full as Rory Stewart is knocked out of contest

Tory leadership election: Results in full as Rory Stewart is knocked out of contest

The results of the third round of the Conservative party’s leadership contest saw outsider Rory Stewart’s campaign crash out of the race. The candidate with the lowest number of votes was knocked out. That meant that Rory Stewart was out of the race to be next PM after securing just 27 votes. He lost the […]

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What Boris Johnson’s filthy car tells us about the aspiring PM | Life and style

It might prove to be the most relatable thing about the Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson. The photographs of his messy car – as shambolic as its owner – will be familiar to many of us. The shots of the inside of his Toyota are a still life of slovenliness, featuring empty food cartons, water […]

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Tory leadership: Boris Johnson denounced as ‘racist’ by SNP at PMQs – live news | Politics

12.37pm BST12:37 The SNP’s Deidre Brock asks May if she will apologise for her record on immigration, and its contribution to the Windrush scandal. May says the Windrush scandal happened because people coming to the UK were not given documentary evidence of their status. People faced difficulties caused by this under Labour and Conservative governments. […]

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Boris Johnson slammed by jailed Iran mum Nazanin's husband for denying all blame

Boris Johnson slammed by jailed Iran mum Nazanin’s husband for denying all blame

The husband of a British mum jailed in Iran has savaged Boris Johnson for trying to deny all blame for her fate. Richard Ratcliffe slammed the Tory leadership frontrunner for claiming a gaffe he made in 2017 made “no difference” to his wife’s case. Mr Ratcliffe’s wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in an Iranian prison on […]

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