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Donald Trump has ‘declared war’, North Korea says as it threatens to shoot down US jets

26 Sep

The bombers flew further north of the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula than any US military aircraft in the 21st Century. In the days after the flight, North Korea has been moving airplanes and boosting defences on its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s spy agency. […]

Donald Trump has ‘declared war’, North Korea says as it threatens to shoot down US jets

26 Sep

The bombers flew further north of the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula than any US military aircraft in the 21st Century. In the days after the flight, North Korea has been moving airplanes and boosting defences on its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s spy agency. […]

Chakrabarti ‘would not condemn’ people who break strike laws

26 Sep

Shami Chakrabarti has criticised the government’s trade union legislation requiring a 50% turnout in strike ballots and said she would not condemn people for choosing to defy it. Labour’s shadow attorney general said she would not encourage individuals to act illegally but made clear that she believed the existence of “unjust laws” posed an ethical […]

QUENTIN LETTS at the Labour Party conference

26 Sep

Clapping reached frenzy levels as octogenarian MP Dennis Skinner gave the conference his economic philosophy.  ‘We’re gonna borrow!’ yelled Mr Skinner. ‘That’s what you do. All those people who stick a camera in your face, tell ’em we will borrow the money!’ He was screaming so hard – actually howling – that his tortoisey old […]

EU to use Merkel election misery to ‘screw more money out of the UK,’ William Hague claims

26 Sep

And as the European Union drags its heels on talks the UK could be set to suffer, with Mr Hague predicting businesses may flee the uncertainty. He added: “They know they have time on their side, because the longer it takes to make a breakthrough in the talks, the more international businesses will make plans […]

Labour’s ‘cradle-to-grave’ education pledge

26 Sep

After a bruising couple of days over Brexit policy, Labour will look to draw a line under the conflict today as it renews its focus on the domestic agenda, with the announcement of a new draft charter for the NES. Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, will reveal a 10-point charter for an education system […]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk for talks

26 Sep

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk at Downing Street Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk later – the first time since the PM set out plans for a two-year transition period post-Brexit. It comes a month before the council will decide whether sufficient progress […]

Republican plans to scrap Obamacare on verge of collapse as third senator comes out against bill

26 Sep

Moderates refused to back the measure because it would have also allowed states to scrap key Obamacare protections such as outlawing insurers from refusing to cover people with pre-existing conditions or charging them higher premiums. The collapse of the measure came after a day which saw dozens of disabled protesters being arrested on Capitol Hill. […]

Chakrabarti ‘would not condemn’ people who break strike laws

26 Sep

Shami Chakrabarti has criticised the government’s trade union legislation requiring a 50% turnout in strike ballots and said she would not condemn people for choosing to defy it. Labour’s shadow attorney general said she would not encourage individuals to act illegally but made clear that she believed the existence of “unjust laws” posed an ethical […]

Labour activist suggests the Holocaust should be debated

26 Sep

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) was facing a row about the intimidation of the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg Labour was branded the ‘new nasty party’ last night after an outbreak of intimidation and anti-Semitism at its annual conference. Jeremy Corbyn was urged to act after activists applauded panellists at a fringe meeting who likened supporters of […]