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Tory MP Suspended After Drunkenly Groping Two Men

The BBC reports: A former deputy chief whip alleged to have groped two men in a private members’ club has been suspended as a Conservative MP. Chris Pincher will sit as an independent after he was reported to Parliament’s behaviour watchdog. He quit his government job in a resignation letter on Thursday, saying he had “drunk far too much” and …

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Tory MP Admits Drunkenly Groping Two Men [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher has resigned from the government, after allegations that he groped two men at a private members’ club. In his resignation letter, he told the PM he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed myself and other people”. Witnesses told the BBC he was seen “extremely drunk” at the Carlton Club, the Conservative …

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Scotland Likely Headed For Second Independence Vote

Politico Europe reports: Britain is headed for a fresh constitutional crisis as Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon prepares to outline plans for a second vote on Scottish independence — with or without Boris Johnson’s agreement. In a 20-minute speech to lawmakers in the Scottish parliament (Holyrood) on Tuesday, Sturgeon will set out her long-awaited route to some form of a …

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Britain Declares “National Incident” On Polio [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Polio is spreading in Britain for the first time in nearly 40 years, health officials have warned, as they declared a national incident and urged people to make sure they are vaccinated. Britain was proclaimed polio-free in 2003 and the last wild case was detected in 1984, making the current outbreak the first transmission event since the …

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Britain Approves Extradition Of Julian Assange To US

The Wall Street Journal reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can now be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges after British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the order. The decision, which Mr. Assange has said he would appeal, is the latest step in a long-running legal saga. A London court authorized Mr. Assange’s extradition in April, …

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Boris Johnson Survives No Confidence Vote: 211-148

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a dramatic no-confidence vote on Monday, a too-close-for-comfort result that leaves him badly wounded and sets off a volatile period in British politics as he fights to stay in power and fend off potential challengers in his Conservative Party. The vote, 211 to 148, fell short of the simple majority …

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LIVE VIDEO: Boris Johnson Faces No Confidence Vote

NPR reports: The Tory rebels need the backing of at least 180 Conservative lawmakers out of 359 to vote Johnson out. But if they fail to oust Johnson, the rebels can’t challenge him again for another 12 months, under the current rules. Johnson’s team is telling his fellow Conservatives to slow down, warning that an internal clash will only help …

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Boris Johnson To Face No Confidence Vote Today

The BBC reports: Conservative MPs will decide whether to remove Boris Johnson from office later, amid a backlash to the Partygate scandal. The secret ballot has been triggered by scores of Tory MPs writing to party bosses calling on the PM to quit. Anger among backbenchers has been rising since Sue Gray published her official report into lockdown parties in …

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Hologram Of Young Queen Appears In Jubilee Coach

Sky News reports: Thousands of people are taking part in a colourful street pageant in central London – one of the main events of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The pageant was led by the Gold State Coach – a 260-year-old carriage that carried the Queen to and from her coronation in 1953. The coach featured archival footage of the Queen …

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Queen Meets Paddington Bear In Jubilee Skit [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Queen Elizabeth kicked off the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday by teaming up with another British icon: Paddington Bear! Paddington drinks straight from the teapot, leaving only a few drips for the Queen — but she calmly responds, “Never mind.” “Perhaps you would like a marmalade sandwich,” Paddington offers, pulling one out of his hat. …

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Queen Elizabeth’s 70th Jubilee Celebration Kicks Off

The BBC reports: The Queen stood on the balcony for the flypast – helicopters and planes thundering over Buckingham Palace. It was the cloud-splitting culmination of a morning of precision pageantry. Everything went smoothly, even the weather. The flying formation picked out the number 70 in the sky, above a cheering crowd. The Queen, who has had a tricky year …

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STUDY: Two Million In UK Suffering From Long COVID

The Guardian reports: Two million people in the UK are thought to be living with long Covid, data has revealed, the highest figure since official surveys began.While Covid can cause a period of acute illness, some people continue to experience symptoms, such as breathlessness, muscle aches and fatigue, for months or even years – a condition that has been labelled …

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Spacey Charged With Sexual Assault Of Three UK Men

Variety reports: Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” The decision was unveiled today by the U.K.’s prosecution agency Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which has spent over a year reviewing a file passed to them by the Metropolitan Police. “The CPS …

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WHO Calls Emergency Meeting On Monkeypox Cases

Reuters reports: The World Health Organization was due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after more than 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe. In what Germany described as the largest outbreak in Europe ever, cases have been reported in at …

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US And Europe Investigate Monkeypox Cases [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with Massachusetts health officials on an investigation into a case of monkeypox, the agency said Wednesday in a statement. The case of monkeypox was confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who had recently traveled to Canada, state health officials announced earlier in the day. The patient is hospitalized …

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UK Mint Marks 50th Pride Anniversary With 50p Coin

The BBC reports: A rainbow 50p coin will be minted to mark the the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement in the UK. The coin features Pride in London’s values of Protest, Visibility, Unity, and Equality in rainbows with the Pride progression flag. It has been designed by Dominique Holmes, an east London artist, writer, and LGBTQ+ activist. This will …

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British Pro Soccer Player Comes Out, First Since 1990

The Guardian reports: The Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has ended decades of silence within men’s football to become the first player in the UK to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Daniels only made his senior debut for the club earlier this month, but the 17-year-old says he is ready to act as a role model for …

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UK Inks Mutual Defense Pact With Sweden And Finland

The BBC reports: The UK has agreed to mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, agreeing to come to their aid should either nation come under attack. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited both countries to sign the deals, amid debate about them joining Nato. The pacts also state that Finland and Sweden would assist the UK in a crisis. …

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Sinn Fein Party Wins Control In Northern Ireland

The Associated Press reports: The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a “new era” Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in a historic win. With almost all votes counted from Thursday’s local U.K. election, Sinn Fein secured 27 of the …

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Russian State TV Shows Simulated Nuke Strike On UK

The Daily Beast reports: Russia has broadcast video clips simulating the destruction of the U.K. and Ireland via a massive tidal wave triggered by an underwater nuclear explosion in response to the U.K.’s support for Ukraine. The sequences showed on state channel Russia-1 Sunday night were narrated by presenter Dmitry Kiselyov, who falsely claimed Prime Minister Boris Johnson had threatened …

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