Brexit: Labour chairman attacks MPs using term 'confirmatory ballot' for confusing voters over second referendum

Brexit: Labour chairman attacks MPs using term ‘confirmatory ballot’ for confusing voters over second referendum

Labour’s party chairman has reignited infighting over a fresh Brexit referendum, accusing its supporters of using the misleading term “confirmatory ballot” to confuse voters. Ian Lavery, a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn, said some of his colleagues had realised the phrase “people’s vote” had run into the problem that “the people have already voted”. “It’s […]

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The delightful picture was taken by a palace aide last week as Kate took a playful break from putting finishing touches to the garden

Queen of the swingers: Playful Kate poses in the ‘back to nature’ garden

The giggling Duchess of Cambridge recaptures her tomboy childhood as she plays on a rope swing slung from a tree – in the garden she’s designed for the Chelsea Flower Show. The delightful picture was taken by a palace aide last week as Kate took a playful break from putting finishing touches to the garden […]

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Ruth Hunt: ‘We had a moral responsibility to fight for trans people’ | Society

Ruth Hunt hasn’t had an easy ride. The outgoing chief executive of Stonewall has been accused of driving away donors. She has been charged with running “a militant trans agenda” by one former supporter and “[losing] what the big principle was” by another. Earlier this year the Times and Daily Mail claimed her resignation as […]

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Tory grandee Michael Heseltine to vote Lib Dem for first time in Brexit protest

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine to vote Lib Dem for first time in Brexit protest

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has said for the first time he will not be supporting Conservatives in the European election – and will instead vote the Liberal Democrats . The former deputy prime minister said the party was ‘infected by a virus’ and risked ‘descending deeper into the darkness’ based on its position on Brexit […]

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Brexit news: Brexit Party candidate dismantles Soubry's plea to 'get rid of Brexit | UK | News

Brexit news: Brexit Party candidate dismantles Soubry’s plea to ‘get rid of Brexit | UK | News

The Brexit Party’s James Wells hit out at the pro-Remain political parties in Britain and dismantled their “confusing” position on Brexit. He told BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?: “I mean, Labour’s position on this is just totally confusing. I don’t know whether anybody else understands Labour’s position. And Change UK, well, what are they trying […]

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Wearing a decorative eye-patch and long blonde plaits, the 60-year-old pop diva appeared on stage at Eurovision while the public cast their votes for the winner

Eurovision 2019: Voting underway as Madonna praises contestants

Voting is underway in the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest – but the limelight of the famously kitsch and glamorous show was sensationally stolen by Madonna, who performed her 1989 hit ‘Like a Prayer’ on its 30-year anniversary accompanied by a 35-strong choir. The Queen of Pop told the 26 performers ‘you are […]

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Brexit vote: Theresa May promises ‘new bold offer’ in bid to persuade MPs to back deal

Brexit vote: Theresa May promises ‘new bold offer’ in bid to persuade MPs to back deal

Theresa May has said she is preparing to make MPs a “new bold offer” in a last-ditch attempt to get her beleaguered Brexit deal through parliament before she leaves office. Ministers will this week discuss sweeteners which could be included in the forthcoming Withdrawal Agreement Bill aimed at securing cross-party support, she indicated. The cabinet […]

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From Alabama to Armagh, women are on the front line waging the ‘war on abortion’ | Catherine Bennett | Opinion

Intensifying campaigns to criminalise all abortion in the US have been summarised, accurately, as a war on women, one that calls on women to, as the presidential contender Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has put it, “fight like hell”. In terms of knowing the enemy, much of it, in the US, will certainly resemble the Alabama misogynists […]

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Knifeman left bloodied and bruised after holding blade to shop worker's neck

Knifeman left bloodied and bruised after holding blade to shop worker’s neck

A thug was left bloodied and bruised after brave passers-by tackled him to the floor as he tried to rob a shop at knifepoint. Michael Wint held an eight-inch knife to a shop worker’s neck and threatened to slit her throat in the terrifying incident in Erdington, Birmingham in March. Wint, 46, was wearing a […]

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