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Britain to host first global conference on LGBTQ+ rights

Event chaired by former Tory MP Nick Herbert will aim to ‘drive collective action for real change’ The first-ever global conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is to be hosted in the UK next year, as the government races to fulfil its pledges to the international 42-country Equal Rights Coalition.The “Safe To Be Me” event is expected to be the largest of its kind and will invite elected officials, activists and policymakers from across the world to participate in London over...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Transgender, Britain, LGBT rights, Tory, Nick Herbert


Labour MP quits front bench over interfering in sexual harassment case

Labour's Kate Hollern was accused of trying to "scare" Tory MP Andrew Bridgen away from helping complainant.
Tags: News, Labour, Andrew Bridgen, Tory, Kate Hollern


Coronavirus live news: China offers some support for vaccine IP waiver; Russia records first cases of India variant

Commerce ministry says Beijing supports WTO consultation; reports say Russia has 16 cases of variant first detected in India; India reports 362,727 new infections, 4,120 deaths; 40 towns in Japan refusing to accept overseas athletes ahead of olympics‘Increasing concern’ over India variant in UK says Boris JohnsonUK: Reports that Sage will meet on Thursday to discuss India variantScores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian riversSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST A...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, China, Russia, India, Narendra Modi, World news, Beijing, WTO, Ruth Davidson, Tory, Delhi, Commerce Ministry, Andrew Sparrow, Hannah Ellis Petersen


Sadiq Khan reelected as London mayor after rival runs him close

Victory was less emphatic than predicted after late increase in support for Tory Shaun BaileySadiq Khan has been elected as mayor of London for a second term, following a victory that was less emphatic than predicted after a late increase in support for his Conservative opponent.As recently as March, polls had given Khan a 25-point lead over his Tory rival, Shaun Bailey, handing him 53% of the vote. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Local Government, Mayoral elections, Local Politics, Tory, Khan, Local elections, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, Elections 2021, London mayoral election 2021, Tory Shaun BaileySadiq Khan


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Electoral Commission, Angela Rayner, Brexit Insider, Getty Boris Johnson, Adam Bienkov Thomas Colson


Senior Tory says PM should resign if he has broken ministerial code

But Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross says he will wait for answers from the three investigations taking place.
Tags: UK, News, Tory, Scottish Conservative, Douglas Ross


Tory poll lead slashed as key elections loom across Britain

Stories of Conservative sleaze appear to be having an impact as Keir Starmer faces his first electoral test as Labour leader on 6 MayLabour has slashed the Tories’ poll lead in half as more voters conclude that Boris Johnson is corrupt and dishonest ahead of this week’s bumper set of local and devolved elections.The latest Opinium poll for the Observer shows the Conservative lead has fallen from 11 points to five points after a week in which the prime minister was at the centre of allegations ov...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Labour, Boris Johnson, Tories, Tory, Keir Starmer, MayLabour


Dominic Cummings launches attack on Boris Johnson

Former chief aide alleges PM tried to quash a leak inquiry as it implicated an allyDominic Cummings has launched an unprecedented and extraordinary attack on Boris Johnson, alleging the prime minister tried to quash a leak inquiry as it implicated an ally.A day after anonymous No 10 sources said Cummings leaked texts between Johnson and the billionaire James Dyson, the prime minister’s former chief aide denied the charge, also claiming Johnson had tried to have Tory donors pay for renovations to...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, James Dyson, Lobbying, Cummings, Dominic Cummings


Welsh election: Let pubs reopen to control drinking, says Tory leader

Conservative leader in Wales says scenes of disorder and littering outdoors can be avoided.
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Welsh election: Homeworking could ease M4 traffic, says minister

Welsh Labour responds as Tory manifesto pledges to resurrect plans for M4 relief road at Newport.
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Cutting aid will damage UK leadership of G7 and Cop26 summit, PM told

Ex-ministers and serving Tory MPs among those criticising decision to cut UK foreign aid by a thirdBoris Johnson has been told by a number of Tory former ministers and serving MPs that he risks jeopardising Britain’s leadership at the G7 and the Cop26 climate summit this year if he goes ahead with plans to cut UK aid by a third over two years.Sir David Lidington, who was Theresa May’s de facto deputy prime minister, will tell an Institute for Government conference on the G7 on Tuesday: “Sadly, t...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, G7, David Lidington, Institute For Government, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


‘Festival of Brexit’ is by its very nature divisive | Letters

This is about appealing to the Tory heartlands and ignoring the rest of the UK, writes John Cookson. The community I was once a member of – the EU – has been taken away from me, says Tim Shelton-JonesI find your editorial (29 March) on the “festival of Brexit” staggering. If we are celebrating Brexit, where does it put the majority of people in Northern Ireland and Scotland who voted against the economic disaster that they are now mired in? What exactly do they have to celebrate? This is about a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Foreign Policy, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Tory, Brexit, Bournemouth Dorset Continue


'Barry, for goodness sake!': eyes roll and tempers fray as MPs clash over questions – video

Labour MP Barry Gardiner and Tory MP Neil Parish clashed over question lengths during an environment, food and rural affairs committee meeting.Gardiner was interrupted as he read out his question on seafood and meat exports to the environment secretary, George Eustice. Parish said: ‘Barry, for goodness sake. We are an hour into this. Your questions are too long, Barry.’The exchange has been shared on social media hundreds of times with many users drawing parallels to the now infamous Handforth p...
Tags: UK News, Labour, Tory, Barry, Gardiner, Barry Gardiner, Handforth, Neil Parish, George Eustice Parish


Tendulkar and Beckham interviews faked by Tory candidate

Natasha Asghar's video showed her pretending to interview Sachin Tendulkar and David Beckham.
Tags: News, Tory, Sachin Tendulkar, Beckham, Tendulkar, Natasha Asghar


UK aid budget cut unlawful, legal advice to Tory rebels says

Government could face judicial review if it does not reinstate its spending commitment, advice addsThe government will be in clear breach of the law and exposed to a judicial review if it presses ahead with a multibillion-pound cut in the UK’s foreign aid programme, according to legal advice given to Tory backbenchers.Advice issued by the QC and peer Ken Macdonald said No 10 had acted outside the law when it abandoned its commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Tory, Foreign, Ken Macdonald, Commonwealth and Development Office


Holyrood suffering from 'deficit of power', says David Davis

Former Brexit secretary calls for proper separation of powers and strengthened civil serviceHolyrood is suffering from a “deficit of power” and needs reform to let it better investigate claims facing the Scottish government, a Tory MP has said.David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, claimed MSPs’ inquiry into the handling of complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond by the administration led by his successor, Nicola Sturgeon, had revealed the “limits” of what the Scottish parliamen...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, UK News, Devolution, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Holyrood, Tory, David Davis, Brexit


Scottish Conservatives pledge 'skills revolution' to rebuild after Covid

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross plans a £500 "Retrain to Rebuild" grant to help people learn new skills.
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Scottish Conservative pledge 'skills revolution' to rebuild after Covid

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross plans a £500 "Retrain to Rebuild" grant to help people learn new skills
Tags: News, Tory, Douglas Ross


A Tory MP is under new investigation by the UK's anti-corruption watchdog after it rejected his appeal demands

Conservative MP George Freeman is under investigation for further potential breaches of the ministerial code. Getty EXCLUSIVE: A Conservative MP and former health minister is under fresh investigation by the UK's anti-corruption watchdog after it rejected his demands for an appeal. Insider revealed last month that George Freeman broke the ministerial code by failing to seek permission before taking a role with a firm trying to sell protective equipment to the NHS. In an extraordinary excha...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, Conservative, NHS, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Defence, Getty, Parliament, Eric Pickles, Tory, Pickles, Cabinet Office, Nao


Independent student watchdog could keep Tory whip

Lord Wharton, expected to be new chair of the Office for Students, faces questions about independence.
Tags: UK, News, Tory, Wharton, Office for Students


Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, according to reports

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images More than a dozen politicians from the UK's ruling Conservative party joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.  They included Michael Gove, Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, and foreign minister James Cleverly, the newspaper reported Sunday. In June, Conservative lawmaker Ste...
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Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, says report

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images More than a dozen politicians from the UK's ruling Conservative party joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.  They included Michael Gove, Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, and foreign minister James Cleverly, the newspaper reported Sunday. In June, Conservative lawmaker Ste...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, US, Trends, Conservative, Getty Images, Silicon Valley, Tory, Conservative Party, Donald Trump, Baker, Gove


‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Reveal Which Characters Can Return to the Show and What to Expect from Season 4 [Interview]

The good news was that  Cobra Kai season 3 premiered on Netflix earlier than previously annoyed. The bad news was that meant we couldn’t schedule an interview with creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald until the new year. It was a small price to pay for getting Cobra Kai early, especially for the fans who’ve been waiting almost two years since season 2 on YouTube. Season 3 dealt with the aftermath of the high school battle royale that ended the previous season and left...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, China, Atlanta, Features, Netflix, Hawaii, New Jersey, Dallas, Rob, Jaden Smith, Tory, Vietnam, Jackie Chan, Sam


UK Covid live: tier 3 rules brought in across southern England as furlough scheme extended to end of April 2021

Latest updates: ‘vast majority’ of areas currently in tier 3 remain there; government furlough scheme to run until at least end of April 2021Parts of southern England moved to tier 3 as Bristol moved to tier 2Tier 3 rules explained England’s secondary school pupils face staggered return after ChristmasPriti Patel accuses senior Tory MP of breaking Covid rules11,000 positive Covid tests missing from Wales data after IT problemCoronavirus – latest global updates 3.19pm GMT 3.17pm GMT The ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Michael Gove, Schools, Boris Johnson


Priti Patel accuses senior Tory MP of breaking Covid rules

Home secretary agrees that dinner attended by Tobias Ellwood was an ‘egregious’ breachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe home secretary, Priti Patel, has accused a senior Tory MP of breaching Covid-19 rules after he attended a Christmas dinner for 27 people at a private members’ club.Tobias Ellwood, a former Foreign Office minister who chairs the influential Commons defence select committee, attended an event at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London on Tuesday evenin...
Tags: Health, Politics, London, Society, UK News, Health policy, Tory, Foreign Office, Tobias Ellwood, Priti Patel, Coronavirus, Cavalry and Guards Club


UK Covid live: tier 3 rules extended across southern England as secondary schools face staggered January return

Latest updates: ‘vast majority’ of areas currently in tier 3 will remain there; secondary school pupils’ return to class in England will be staggeredParts of southern England moved to tier 3 as Bristol moved to tier 2Tier 3 rules explained England’s secondary school pupils face staggered return after ChristmasPriti Patel accuses senior Tory MP of breaking Covid rules11,000 positive Covid tests missing from Wales data after IT problemCoronavirus – latest global updates 2.24pm GMT The Departme...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Education, Wales, Scotland, Eu, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Schools


UK coronavirus live: tier 3 restrictions extended across wide area of southern England

Latest updates: health secretary says it is necessary to apply tier 3 measures across much wider area; IT anomaly misses 11,000 positive cases in WalesParts of southern England moved to tier 3 as Bristol moved to tier 2Tier 3 rules explained Priti Patel accuses senior Tory MP of breaking Covid rules11,000 positive Covid tests missing from Wales data after IT problemCoronavirus – latest global updates 1.24pm GMT And also in the House of Lords this morning Norman Fowler, the Lord Speaker (and ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, House Of Lords, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Schools, Speaker


Rape investigation into Tory MP dropped by police

Police say the allegations against a former minister did not meet the "evidential test".
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No new legislation needed to cut UK aid budget, says Rishi Sunak

Stance could deprive Tory rebels of chance to stop overseas aid cut in parliamentThe chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has said ministers do not need to pass new laws in order for Britain to miss the target to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid because the existing legislation allows them to do this.The government interpretation of the law may deprive Tory rebels of an effective parliamentary opportunity to try to stop the aid cut. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Britain, House Of Commons, Aid, Tory, Rishi Sunak, Spending review 2020


UK’s foreign aid budget to be reduced to 0.5% of gross national income

Chancellor announces £4bn cut in spending, breaking Tory pledge to keep to 0.7% targetBritain’s overseas aid budget is to be cut from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%, slicing more than £4bn from the annual package and breaking a Tory manifesto commitment made only a year ago.The cut was announced in the spending review by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, which also saw a large three-year increase for the defence budget. Sunak clearly decided to brush aside warnings from across the political sp...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Tory, Foreign, Rishi Sunak, Sunak, Commonwealth and Development Office