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Boris Johnson's Tories pick up seat in Hartlepool, punching hole in Labour's 'red wall'

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party picked up a major victory late Thursday, winning a seat in the northeast town of...
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UK's Johnson Hails Electoral Win as Focus Turns to Scotland

Britain’s governing Conservative Party has made further inroads in northern England and won a special parliamentary election in the post-industrial town of Hartlepool.
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Boris Johnson's Conservative Party sweeps aside Labour in Hartlepool, northern town

The victory in the former industrial port town gives Prime Minister Boris Johnson an even larger majority in parliament and a boost for...
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UK's Conservative Party Strikes Early Blow in Elections

Britain’s governing Conservative Party has won a special election in the north of England town of Hartlepool, dealing a big blow to the main opposition Labour Party, which had held the seat since its creation in 1974.
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UK's Conservative Party Strike Early Blow in Elections

Britain’s governing Conservative Party has won a special election in the north of England town of Hartlepool, dealing a big blow to the main opposition Labour Party, which had held the seat since its creation in 1974.
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UK PM Johnson's Party Sweeps to Victory in Bellwether Election

By William James and Elizabeth PiperLONDON (Reuters) -Britain's ruling Conservative Party won a new seat in parliament on Friday, sweeping aside...
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PM Johnson's Party Sweeps Aside Labour in Northern English Town

By William James and Elizabeth PiperLONDON (Reuters) -Britain's governing Conservative Party won a new seat in parliament on Friday, ousting the...
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UK PM Johnson's Party Win Election for Parliament Seat

LONDON (Reuters) -Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won an election for a new member of parliament in the northern English town of Hartlepool,...
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Britons go to the polls for ‘Super Thursday’ elections

By Pan Pylas | Associated Press LONDON — Millions of British voters were casting ballots Thursday in local and regional elections, and the choices of Scottish voters in particular could have huge repercussions for the future of the United Kingdom. On what has been dubbed Super Thursday, around 50 million voters were eligible to take part in scores of elections, some of which had been postponed a year because of the pandemic that has left the U.K. with Europe’s largest coronavirus death toll. At ...
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Boris Johnson refuses to deny he asked Conservative donors to pay for his child's nanny

Boris Johnson is accused of "trying to hide his attempts to fund his lifestyle through secret payments." Getty Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over his alleged attempts to use Conservative Party donors to pay for his childcare arrangements. It follows allegations that Conservative donors secretly funded his flat renovation. A spokesman for Johnson refused to deny the reports on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boris Johnson has refused to deny asking Cons...
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Coronavirus live news: UK in ‘last lap’ of Covid fight; India sees record number of deaths

Latest updates: foreign secretary urges patience amid calls for faster loosening of restrictions; deaths in India jump by 3,689 on SundayNHS England draws up plans for Covid jabs for over-12sAct now to prevent oxygen shortage in Covid-hit countries, say campaignersUK: government taskforce urges permanent job flexibility for all workersUS decline in Covid vaccinations presents new problem: how to shrink operationsPoor countries need billions in aid to avert Covid catastrophe, say experts 12.56pm...
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UK's Raab: 'No Idea' if Donor Was Asked to Pay for Johnson's Childcare

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he had no idea if a Conservative Party donor had been asked to pay for...
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Boris Johnson's secretive funding of his luxury Downing Street flat refurbishment under investigation by the Electoral Commission

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. Getty Boris Johnson's lavish Downing Street flat refurbishment is under investigation by the Electoral Commission. They say there are "reasonable grounds" to suspect an offence has been committed. The refurbishment was allegedly secretly funded by Conservative Party donors but not declared by the Prime Minister. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Electoral Commission has opened a formal investigation into the funding of Boris Johnson&...
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Canada's Main Opposition Party Changes Climate Change Tack, Backs Carbon Pricing

By Nia WilliamsCALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservative Party on Thursday dropped its resistance to carbon pricing and adopted...
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The Latest: Virus cases rise in southwestern Chinese city

By The Associated Press BEIJING — COVID-19 cases in the southwestern Chinese city of Ruili bordering on Myanmar have now topped 100. That comes as authorities have launched an aggressive campaign to vaccinate all 300,000 residents of the city, whose outbreak is something of an anomaly in a country that has all-but eliminated local transmission of the virus. The National Health Commission reported an additional 20 cases on Monday, five of them in which the persons showed no symptoms. The cases we...
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Jennifer Arcuri: Conservative Party helped PM with inquiry legal bills

The Tories gave "support" to Boris Johnson in his battle against claims made about his time as London mayor.
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Canadian Conservative party votes not to recognize climate crisis as real

Delegates vote 54%-46% against policy change requestLeader O’Toole has sought ambitious climate change agendaCanada’s main opposition Conservative Party members have voted down a proposal to recognize the climate crisis as real, in a blow to their new leader’s efforts to embrace environmentally friendly policies before a likely federal election this year. Related: 'Climate facts are back': EPA brings science back to website after Trump purge Continue reading...
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Canada's Main Opposition Party Members Reject Proposal to Recognize Climate Change as Real

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main opposition Conservative Party members on Saturday voted down a proposal to recognize climate change as real, in a...
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LIVE: Scottish Conservative Party conference speech by Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross pledges a "skills revolution" in the closing speech at his party’s virtual conference.
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After the Conservative Party stepped aside and dropped its opposition, Morocco has officially adopted a bill legalizing the production...

Morocco™s government adopted today bill 13-21, intending to legalize the production of cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic use.
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Boris Johnson fails to replace adviser on ministerial standards amid growing cronyism allegations

Boris Johnson Getty EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson is overseeing a "scandalous" decline in ethical standards, a former UK advisor on standards has told Insider. Johnson has yet to replace his adviser on ministerial interests after he resigned last year over the prime minister's refusal to sack the Home Secretary Priti Patel. No action was taken against the Health Secretary last month after a court ruled he had acted unlawfully in office. Sir Alistair Graham told Insider: "Lord Nolan who establis...
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Because of its colonial past, the UK has a duty to help residents of Hong Kong

Thousands take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020. Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty  Many of China's oppressive policies in Hong Kong are facilitated by laws introduced by Britain. The British government has failed to acknowledge the role its colonial legacy has played in the persecution of Hongkongers today. A new visa scheme giving Hongkongers a path to UK citizenship is a good start – but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Jason Reed is the UK liaison a...
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Parliament declares China is conducting genocide against its Muslim minorities

The motion is not binding on the federal government but the Conservative Party urged the Liberal government to now officially recognize...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany tightens borders; New Zealand puts Auckland in snap lockdown

Germany bans travel from Czech border regions and Austria’s Tyrol; Auckland in lockdown after three cases foundUK failed to heed the virus alerts, says vaccine creator‘We took a huge risk’: the Indian firm making more Covid jabs than anyoneNew Zealand outbreak: Ardern puts Auckland into three-day lockdownHas Covid changed the price of a life?Johnson ‘optimistic’ about easing some England lockdown measures 8.28am GMT Japan’s Health Ministry says it has approved Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for u...
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Trial Highlights Shadowy Past of Spain's Conservative Party

A high-stakes trial is bringing back a spotlight on the illegal kickback funding scheme that for years has haunted Spain’s Popular Party.
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Cambridge Analytica Psychologist Advising Global COVID-19 Disinformation Network Linked to Nigel Farage and Conservative Party

Nafeez Ahmed reveals how COVID pseudoscience and anti-lockdown groups have morphed into a sophisticated, well-funded global network
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Coronavirus live news: UK accused of being too slow on quarantine hotels; Mexico runs out of vaccines

US records 40,000 deaths in two weeks; Mexico runs out of vaccine supplies; French PM defends slow vaccine rolloutUK sets 15 February start date for hotel quarantine measuresJohnson & Johnson asks FDA to approve world’s first single-dose vaccineSweden and Denmark plan digital vaccine certificates for travelGerman minister criticises Von der Leyen over vaccines ‘disgrace’See all our coronavirus coverage 8.29am GMT Decisions to re-open sectors of British society again will be based on “what is...
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A Trump advisor who promised to eat his shoe if Biden won is refusing to do it, citing debunked election-fraud claims

Harlan Hill in a 2016 appearance on Fox News. Fox News/YouTube A Trump campaign advisor who promised to eat his shoe if Trump lost the election now won't do it. Harlan Hill cited debunked election-fraud claims, falsely telling Mediaite: "Trump won." Hill was barred from Fox News last October after he called Kamala Harris an '"insufferable lying b----." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Trump campaign advisor who promised to eat his shoe if Joe Biden won the election is ...
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Ugly vaccine fights are emerging as rich countries battle for doses while poorer countries miss out completely

Business Insider Getty Rich countries are starting to fight over coronavirus vaccine supplies, while poorer countries miss out. The European Union this week clashed with drugs-giant AstraZeneca and the UK over vaccine supplies. The EU has threatened to limit vaccine exports to other countries. Meanwhile, the poorest nations are struggling to secure supplies, threatening a further global economic and health crisis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The specter o...
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Conservative Party confirms that MP Derek Sloan accepted a donation from a Neo-Nazi

“Mr. O'Toole is outraged that anyone would accept donations from this individual and will be looking into the matter”
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