How Labour hopes to square the Brexit circle in impossible election challenge

You don’t actually have to give Lynton Crosby millions of pounds to know that political parties win when they keep things simple, even if it would appear to help. In a crowded field, that is arguably the Labour Party’s gravest problem. In messaging terms, the Conservatives whittled themselves down to a single person and a single phrase long ago. Meanwhile, ...

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Tory ministers accept 20 luxury food hampers from Saudi Arabian regime worsening famine in Yemen

Senior Tory ministers including Boris Johnson and Liam Fox have accepted luxury food hampers as gifts from the Saudi Arabian government despite criticism of the country for its human rights’ record and contributing to a famine by bombing civilians in neighbouring Yemen. The Saudis have gifted Conservative ministers 20 luxury food hampers costing around £200 each since the party came to ...

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Meet the seven-year-old Iraqi YouTube star who went viral for his speech against Isis

“I’ll say it again if you give me 1,000 dinars (66p),” Hassan Aldawash smiles mischievously.  His father laughs along. “He’s not actually joking. Everyone wants his picture or a video.” Hassan, while very small for his age, looks and acts older than his seven years – but he’s had to grow up very quickly. Isis invaded his family’s village in Nineveh province when ...

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Twitter founder apologises for 'helping make Donald Trump President'

Twitter’s co-founder has publicly apologised for the role the social media platform might have played in the election of Donald Trump. In an interview with the New York Times, Evan Williams was asked about remarks made by Mr Trump in March when he said: “I think maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter.” “It’s a very bad thing, ...

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Thousands of cars banned from roads as Mexico City chokes in longest pollution alert for two decades

Authorities in Mexico City have ordered cars off the streets and warned people about exercising outdoors as sprawling metropolis chokes in its worst smog for nearly two decades. Hundreds of thousands of less efficient vehicles have been banned from the roads in the Mexican capital, where a pollution alert has been in place since Monday. Ozone levels topped the 150-point threshold ...

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LEGO reaches 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule

The LEGO group now says it is running entirely on renewable energy after reaching its 100 per cent target three years ahead of schedule. The company achieved its ambitious goal due to the completion of a 258 megawatt offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, building a giant wind turbine made entirely of LEGO to celebrate. “We work to leave a positive impact on the planet ...

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Jo Cox: Politicians put aside differences to honour murdered MP

Politicians will call an election truce today to honour murdered MP Jo Cox by focusing on what they have in common. Theresa May and other party leaders will stop campaigning for an hour to remember the Labour MP, who used her maiden speech in the Commons to say: “We are far more united and have far more in common than ...

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Jeremy Corbyn eyes 'grey vote' accusing Tories of 'attacking pensioners'

Jeremy Corbyn is eyeing up the “grey vote” after many older Conservatives expressed anger over the Tory manifesto’s policies – particularly her plans to shake up social care. Mr Corbyn pledged to protect pensioners from what Labour has termed the “triple whammy of misery” for over 65s contained within Theresa May’s manifesto. The Prime Minister upset many pensioners when she announced people ...

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Eddie Izzard declares ambition to become Labour Party politician after supporting Jeremy Corbyn

Eddie Izzard has again declared his intention to become a Labour politician after speaking out in support of Jeremy Corbyn. The 55-year-old comedian voiced his vision of politics that would “get the whole world of seven billion people all having a fair chance”. Izzard, who is releasing a new memoir, Believe Me: A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens, told ...

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Chris Cornell’s friend Kevin Morris ‘knew something was wrong’ at final show

Chris Cornell had played a show in Detroit with Soundgarden before his death (Picture: Rex Shutterstock) A close friend of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has said he knew something was wrong with the rocker at the final show before his death. Mr Brightside by The Killers has been in the UK charts every year since 2004 The 52-year-old was found ...

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