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Labour leadership: Sadiq Khan backs Starmer, saying he's best person to unite party and defeat Tories - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Michel Barnier’s Brexit speech 9.59am GMT Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is making a Commons statement on coronavirus after 12.30pm.One oral Statement at 12:30:Wuhan Coronavirus Update - @MattHancock / @JonAshworth 9.57am GMT Here is Jack Blanchard’s take on Sir Keir Starmer getting Sadiq Khan’s endorsement from the London Playbook briefing.It’s a big boost for ...
Tags: Politics, London, European Union, UK News, Tax and spending, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Labour party leadership, Labour, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Khan, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, Starmer


Starmer comes under fire from Long-Bailey and Nandy over Brexit

Labour leadership hustings saw frontrunner criticised for party’s ‘tone-deaf’ approachThe contenders to become Labour leader have clashed over Brexit and compulsory re-selection for MPs in an occasionally testy hustings event, with the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn intensifying as party members start to cast their ballots.At Tuesday night’s event in Manchester organised by the Guardian, frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer came under sustained fire from Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy over what the l...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Manchester, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Starmer, Lisa Nandy, Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Long Bailey


Labour leadership: Blaming 2019 defeat just on Brexit 'not honest', says Starmer at Guardian hustings - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the EU agreeing its negotiating mandate for the post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, and the Guardian’s Labour leadership hustings in ManchesterLord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry reportEU demands UK keep chlorinated chicken ban to get trade dealEU’s negotiating mandate for trade talks with UK – Snap analysis 7.23pm GMT Long-Bailey defends her plan for open selections. She says this could help Labo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Tony Blair, LBC, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Labour Party Deputy Leadership, Starmer, Lisa Nandy, Trade Policy


Barnier pours scorn on Johnson's spokesman ahead of trade talks

EU negotiator signals future relationship negotiations are on course for acrimonious startWhy chlorinated chicken is centre of the table in UK-EU talksAll the day’s political news – liveNegotiations over Britain’s future relationship with the EU appear on course for an acrimonious start after Michel Barnier poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s spokesman and suggested the new Northern Ireland secretary did not understand the withdrawal agreement.Barnier said he expected the talks, starting on Monday, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Farming, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brussels


Cyril Smith accuser calls for David Steel to be prosecuted

Alleged child abuse victim says Steel should be arrested for failing to report SmithA man who says that he was sexually abused by Cyril Smith as an 11-year-old in a children’s home has said David Steel’s withdrawal from public life does little to acknowledge the pain of Smith’s many victims.The former Liberal party leader Lord Steel, 81, quit the Lib Dems and withdrew from the Lords on Tuesday after being criticised by the inquiry into child sexual abuse for failing to pass on allegations that S...
Tags: Politics, UK News, House Of Lords, Liberal, Smith, Cyril Smith, Lord Steel, Smitha, UK child abuse inquiry, David Steel


New immigration rules are elitist and selfish | Letters

Readers air their views on the Conservatives’ new point-based system for migrants who want to enter the UKNesrine Malik shines a welcome spotlight on the need to counter the new wave of elitism and selfishness in the immigration system (Immigrants built Britain. Their children disown them, Journal, 24 February).The children – and grandchildren – of Asian immigrants to Britain are certainly not the first individuals to adopt harsh policies that run diametrically opposite to the laws that enabled ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Romania, Sajid Javid, Journal, Howard, Malik, Michael Howard, Priti Patel


Labour leadership: Starmer, Long-Bailey and Nandy debate in Guardian hustings – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the EU agreeing its negotiating mandate for the post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, and the Guardian’s Labour leadership hustings in ManchesterLord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry reportEU demands UK keep chlorinated chicken ban to get trade dealEU’s negotiating mandate for trade talks with UK – Snap analysis 6.20pm GMT Good afternoon. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Aamna Mohdin, and I’m in M...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Canada, Labour party leadership, Labour, Manchester, Tony Blair, Keir Starmer, David Davis, Financial Times, Brexit


Lord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry report

Ex-Liberal leader failed to pass on allegations against Sir Cyril SmithLatest political developments - liveLord Steel has quit the Liberal Democrats after the inquiry into child sexual abuse said the political establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuseThe inquiry cited as an example the evidence of former Liberal party leader who told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) inquiry last year how he failed to pass on allegations against ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, House Of Lords, Liberal Democrats, Liberal, Cyril Smith, Lord Steel, UK child abuse inquiry, Cyril SmithLatest


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Thirty-Nine

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Thirty NineThere’s never a shortage of anything for Jon and Rob to talk about and for you to sink your teeth into when you listen.  And as usual, the boys set about trying (key word) to understand to understand a world going insane while discussing things rationally…  On this show,  they dissect the football playoffs; the nasty stanch of politics and of Gwyneth Paltrow’s candle (!); the passings of Neil Peart and Buck Henry; the u...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Television, Film, Theatre, Sports, Cnn, Current Events, Rob, Gwyneth Paltrow, Houston Astros, Popdose


How To Watch The Democratic Debate In South Carolina

Seven Democratic candidates for president have qualified for Tuesday's debate in Charleston, South Carolina, to be hosted by CBS News. It's the last opportunity candidates will have to make their pitch on a national stage before Saturday's critical South Carolina primary — and the last one before voters in 16 states and territories go to the polls on Super Tuesday, March 3.
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Melania Trump Attends ‘Happiness’ Class at New Delhi School During India Trip

(NEW DELHI) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday visited a “happiness class” at a government-run school in the Indian capital. The curriculum dovetails with her “Be Best” initiative to teach children and young adults to be kind, avoid drugs and take care of themselves. A student band at the Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School played bagpipes as they greeted the first lady at the school, which was decorated with floral garlands and motifs. Read more: ‘We Are Kinder Than Them.’ ...
Tags: Politics, News, India, Uncategorized, New Delhi, Gujarat, Trump, Melania Trump, Manish Sisodia, Onetime, New Delhi School During India Trip, Sarvodaya Co Educational Senior Secondary School, Modi Don, Sarvodaya


Brexit: 'Keep your promises', Germany tells Johnson, amid EU fears UK backtracking on its pledges - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the EU agreeing its negotiating mandate for the post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, and the Guardian’s Labour leadership hustings in Manchester 10.34am GMT This is from the German mission to the EU, quoting Michael Roth, the German Europe minister. Europe Ministers are expected to adopt the EU's negotiating mandate for the future relationship with the UK at today's #GAC. Germany's Minister for Europe @MiRo_SPD re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Manchester, Brussels, Johnson, Keir Starmer, North Sea, Brexit, Michael Roth


EU demands UK keep chlorinated chicken ban to get trade deal

Exclusive: clause in negotiating mandate for Michel Barnier will create hurdle to US-UK dealAll the day’s political news - liveThe EU will demand that the UK maintains a ban on chlorinated chicken as the price for a trade agreement with Brussels, in a move that protects European meat exports and creates an obstacle to a deal with Donald Trump.On the recommendation of France, a clause has been inserted into the EU’s negotiating mandate to insist that both sides maintain “health and product sanita...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Farming, Brussels, Food Safety, Donald Trump, Brexit, US UK


Landmark second world war ceremony in Moscow poses dilemma for UK and US

Countries question whether to attend amid questions over division in the west and Russian military actionRussian ceremonies in May to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war are posing an increasingly urgent dilemma for western capitals on whether to go – and who to send.Discussions have been under way for some weeks between UK and US officials on a coordinated response. But the decision is complicated by the unpredictability of Donald Trump, and by Emmanuel Macron’s decisio...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Second world war, Nato, Moscow, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron


EU demands UK keeps chlorinated chicken ban to get trade deal

Exclusive: clause in negotiating mandate for Michel Barnier will create hurdle to US-UK dealThe EU will demand the UK maintains a ban on chlorinated chicken as the price for a trade agreement with Brussels, in a move that protects European meat exports and creates an obstacle to a deal with Donald Trump.On the recommendation of France, a clause has been inserted into the EU’s negotiating mandate to insist that both sides maintain “health and product sanitary quality in the food and agriculture s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Farming, Brussels, Food Safety, Donald Trump, Brexit


Conversations from Calais: the posters sharing migrant voices with the world

A poster project aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by sharing conversations between migrants and volunteersAll photographs courtesy of Conversations from Calais Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Society, UK News, Cities, Refugees, Global development, Calais, Calais Continue


Malaysia's political turmoil: everything you need to know

Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation sets rival parties against each other and could result in a snap electionThe country’s ruling alliance collapsed on Monday after the prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest leader, shocked the nation by announcing that he would be stepping down. The king accepted his resignation but asked for him to stay on as interim leader. The country is now in limbo as rival parties rush to strike deals and form a government. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, World news, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, Mahathir Mohamad


Trump: 'Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA'

Well, that's good. We can all rest easy now. Tweeted impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump just now: The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me! Yeah. No. Previously today: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummetted more than 1,000 points as news of a spreading coronavirus outbreak suggests wider c...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Usa, News, US news, Dhs, Public Health, Donald Trump, Trump, NSC, WH, Brian Schatz, Picks, Dan Berman, George Conway


EU to demand right to punish UK if it fails to shadow Brussels rules

Member states agree EU should have right to apply sanctions if divergence causes ‘disruptions’Latest political news – live updates The EU will demand the right to punish Britain if the government fails to shadow the Brussels rulebook in the future, member states have agreed, as Boris Johnson was warned that the bloc would not be hurried into a deal on the future relationship.A final draft of the EU’s negotiating position agreed by ambassadors on Monday, ready for ministerial sign off on Tuesday,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Michel Barnier


Priti Patel urged by No 10 to defuse public row with senior civil servant

Spat emerged after Philip Rutnam raised complaints about alleged bullying of staffPriti Patel, the home secretary, has been warned by No 10 to cool down the row with her permanent secretary, Philip Rutnam, after a bitter briefing war between allies of the pair about their deteriorating relationship.The prime minister’s official spokesman said Boris Johnson had “full confidence” in the home secretary and in the civil service, though the same guarantee was not given to Rutnam specifically. Continu...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Patel, Priti Patel, Philip Rutnam


Brexit: EU tells PM he must stick to customs rules for NI amid concerns about UK 'backsliding' - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenNo 10: UK aim is to ‘restore independence’ from EU by end of yearLabour leadership poll opens as Starmer promises jobs to rivalsBoris Johnson has ‘full confidence’ in Patel despite bullying claimsStarmer’s morning interviews - SummaryDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.24pm GMT Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Labour leadership candidate, has been campaigning in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd today.I’m in Mytholmroyd today. Havi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour party leadership, Labour, Northern Ireland, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Parliament, Johnson, Keir Starmer


No 10: UK aim is to 'restore independence' from EU by end of year

Spokesman says objective is to end transition period by 1 January even if no deal has been struckAll the day’s political developments - liveBritain’s main goal in trade talks with the EU will be to “restore economic and political independence from 1 January”, No 10 has said, as the government prepares to publish its negotiating aims on Thursday.Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said the “primary objective” was ending the transition period by the end of the year, regardless of whether a deal had...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Boris Johnson, Brexit


Brexit: France says it will not sign up to bad trade deal with UK just to meet Johnson's deadline - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenLabour leadership poll opens as Starmer promises jobs to rivalsPriti Patel bullying claims dismissed as ‘absolute nonsense’Starmer’s morning interviews - Summary 11.25am GMT Q: If the threat is low, why is the government buying millions of face masks?The spokesman says the UK government has been sending supplies to China, including 43,000 gloves, 37,000 medical and 2,500 face masks. 11.23am GMT Q: How many Britons are aff...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, China, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Patel, Starmer


Labour leadership: Starmer refuses to commit to keeping Corbyn in shadow cabinet if he wins - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenLabour leadership poll opens as Starmer promises jobs to rivalsPriti Patel bullying claims dismissed as ‘absolute nonsense’ 9.39am GMT One of Priti Patel’s Home Office ministerial colleagues has dismissed claims that she is bullying officials, as the home secretary pushed for an inquiry into a series of damaging leaks about her approach in the department, my colleague Peter Walker reports. After the Home Office released a sta...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Home Office, MI5, Keir Starmer, Mishal Husain, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, James Brokenshire, Patel, Peter Walker, Priti Patel, Starmer


Philip Morris drew up plan for £1bn tobacco transition fund

Exclusive: firm accused of hypocrisy after talking to anti-tobacco MP about helping smokers switch productsPhilip Morris International (PMI), one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, drew up plans for a £1bn tobacco transition fund in the UK to be spent by local authorities and Public Health England on persuading smokers to give up cigarettes in favour of alternatives such as its “heat not burn” smokeless tobacco product, IQOS, leaked documents reveal.The documents, obtained by the Guardian...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Smoking, Society, UK News, Health policy, Guardian, Tobacco industry, Public Health England, Philip Morris, Philip Morris International, House of Commons If, IQOS, Morris International PMI


Deaths of homeless people sleeping in bins prompt calls for action

Exclusive: homelessness surge blamed for rising number of crushing deaths and injuries‘The blade was coming towards him’: how bins pose lethal riskRough sleepers are sheltering in bins all year round, with surging homelessness in the UK blamed for a rising number of deaths by crushing and near-misses while containers are being emptied, a waste industry report has found.Homelessness charities and waste industry officials are calling for action to prevent “terrible fatalities”, after incidents in ...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Poverty, Homelessness, Social exclusion, Waste, Biffa


Why did Chris Matthews say Bernie Sanders' win in Nevada is like the Nazi conquest of France?

“Why is Chris Matthews on this air talking about the victory [of] Bernie Sanders, who had kin murdered in the Holocaust, analogizing it to the Nazi conquest of France?” asked Anand Giridharadas of his fellow MSNBC colleague when he appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy. From The Daily Beast: Matthews’ latest remarks have led to progressives calling on MSNBC to fire the veteran host. The Hardball anchor isn’t the only one who has found himself in hot water over his anti-Bernie rhetoric. MSNBC contributor Ja...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, France, Nevada, Msnbc, Godwins Law, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Chris Matthews, Matthews, Jason Johnson, Anand Giridharadas


MI5 rejects claims that officials withhold intelligence from Priti Patel

Informed security source says Sunday Times report quoting unnamed officials is untrueMI5 has rejected claims that its officials are withholding information from Priti Patel because they do not trust her.An informed security source said the report about Patel’s relationship with the agency in the Sunday Times was “simply untrue” and that she was getting the same information from the agency as any other home secretary. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, UK security and counter-terrorism, MI5, Sunday Times, Patel, Priti Patel


'Give me death or liberty!': Cato Street conspiracy turns 200

Plot to assassinate Tory cabinet was culmination of uprisings that arose after Napoleonic warsTwo hundred years ago on 23 February 1820 a new sort of terrorism was foiled when police raided a backstreet stable loft in central London and caught men preparing to assassinate the entire British cabinet.The so-called Cato Street conspiracy has echoes in more modern outrages. At the time it terrified ministers in Robert Jenkinson’s Tory cabinet. But the overwhelming likelihood is that the real conspir...
Tags: Politics, London, Conservatives, UK News, Cato Street, Robert Jenkinson


Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU

Concerns raised after reports negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreementReneging on the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland will risk trade deals with both the EU and the US, experts have warned.Concern has been raised after Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiating team has reportedly been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the withdrawal agreement which includes checks on goods and food going from Gre...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Gibraltar, Brexit, Great Britain, Good Friday Agreement, Suella Braverman, Geoffrey Cox



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