Tag Archives: Britain

BRITAIN: Tories Call It A “Great Triumph” For Johnson After Trump Leaves Without Fucking Up The Election

Politico Europe reports: The British Conservative Party was given a huge boost on Wednesday when Donald Trump left the U.K. without smashing up its election strategy. The U.S. president was supposed to hold a press conference at the end of a gathering of NATO leaders but canceled it, saying he had answered enough questions. “We won’t be doing a press …

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Trump Denies Knowing Prince Andrew Despite Photos

Reuters reports: Donald Trump has denied knowing Prince Andrew, despite multiple photos of the two together, including several of them meeting in June this year. The president, who is in the United Kingdom for a NATO summit, took questions from the media Tuesday morning. Asked about his thoughts on the allegations against Prince Andrew and the royal’s decision to step …

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BRITAIN: Google Bans “Deceptive” Tory Election Ads

The Independent reports: Google has banned eight different adverts paid for by the Conservatives over the last month because they broke its rules, The Independent can reveal. The move by the search giant comes amid mounting concerns about the Tories’ use of disinformation and fake news as campaigning tools at the general election. Transparency data released by the search giant …

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BRITAIN: Mass Stabbing Incident On London Bridge

NBC News reports: A number of people were injured in a stabbing near London Bridge in the center of the British capital on Friday afternoon, police said. One man has been arrested amid a major police incident that has cordoned off the busy surrounding area and closed local bus, subway stations and train stations. The incident on London Bridge was …

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Johnson Warns Trump: Stay Out Of Britain’s Election

Reuters reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it would be “best” if U.S. President Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain’s election when he visits London for a NATO summit next week. Trump waded into the election in October by saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad” for Britain and that Johnson should …

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LONDON: Teens Plead Guilty In Bus Attack On Lesbians

The New York Daily News reports: Three teenage boys pleaded guilty Thursday in connection to a highly publicized attack on a lesbian couple inside a London bus six months ago, according to the city’s Metropolitan Police, which have now released surveillance video of the horrific assault. One of the victims, Melania Geymonat, wrote in a viral Facebook post at the …

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POLL: Boris Johnson Set To Win Big Majority

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson is on course to win a 68-seat majority in the U.K. general election, according to a major new poll. The YouGov seat prediction survey — which accurately predicted that Theresa May would lose her majority in 2017 — said the Tories would win 359 seats (up 42) with Labour dropping to 211 (down 51) if …

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Doctors Claim Julian Assange Might Die In British Jail

Courthouse News reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s being held in a maximum-security prison in London while fighting extradition to the United States, is in such poor physical and mental health that he could die in prison, a group of doctors is warning. In an open letter released today, more than 60 doctors from around the world called on the …

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London Yanks Uber’s License Over “Fake” Drivers

The Guardian reports: Uber has lost its licence to operate private hire vehicles in London after authorities found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with more than 40 drivers who had faked their identity on the Uber app. Transport for London announced the decision not to renew the ride-hailing firm’s licence at the end of a two-month probationary extension …

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Boris Johnson Vows Brexit Deal By Xmas If Reelected

The New York Times reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas when he launches his Conservative Party’s manifesto on Sunday, the cornerstone of his pitch to voters to “get Brexit done”. With less than three weeks before Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12, the governing Conservatives and …

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Britain’s Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties

Reuters reports: Britain’s Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family’s work. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, denies an allegation that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by his friend Epstein, who killed himself …

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Twitter Rips Tories For Debate Avatar Change Stunt

Reuters reports: Twitter accused Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday of misleading the public during a televised election debate, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said voters did not care about the cut and thrust of social media. Twitter spoke out after the Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office changed the name of its account from “CCHQPress” to “factcheckUK” while Prime Minister …

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Farage: Brexit Party Won’t Challenge Any Tory Seats

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage has said the Brexit party will not field any candidates against the Conservatives in the 317 seats they won at the last general election, after Boris Johnson committed to leaving the EU by 2020 and pursuing a Canada-style trade deal. Farage said his party’s climbdown came after months of trying to create a leave alliance …

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Boris Johnson’s Election Launch Blows Up In Scandals

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election campaign launch was marred by the resignation of one of his ministers, a gaffe about the victims of a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video of an opponent released by his party. Just an hour after meeting Queen Elizabeth to formally begin the election campaign, Johnson’s minister for Wales, Alun Cairns, …

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Boris Johnson Asks Queen To Dissolve Parliament

The Metro reports: Boris Johnson left Downing Street this morning to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace as campaigning for the general election kicked off. The prime minister must formally ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament – shutting it down for five weeks – ahead of the 12 December election. Mr Johnson will then return to Downing Street where he …

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Boris Johnson Apologizes For Missing Brexit Deadline

The Associated Press reports: Britain’s election campaign heated up Sunday even before it officially started, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he would apologize to Conservatives for failing to take the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31 and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage saying he won’t personally run for a seat in Parliament. Johnson’s promise to have …

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Facebook To Allow False Ads In British Election

CNN reports: A controversial policy allowing politicians to run false ads on Facebook will extend to the United Kingdom as the country prepares to vote in a historic December election, Facebook confirmed to CNN Business. The policy is being championed by Facebook executive Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom who himself once complained about “lies” …

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British Family Sues Trump Over Fugitive US Driver

NBC News reports: The furious family of a British teenager killed in a wrong-way crash by a car driven by the wife of an American diplomat announced that they will be suing both the White House and the motorist for alleged “lawless misconduct” and “attempting to cover it up.” The threat to take legal action came two months after 19-year-old …

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FB To Pay Small Fine In Cambridge Analytica Scandal

CNN reports: The fight between Facebook and the UK government’s data regulator over Cambridge Analytica has come to an end. Facebook has agreed to pay the £500,000 ($645,000) penalty imposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, which found the company failed to safeguard user data gathered by political data firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook will not admit to any liability under …

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UK Parliament Votes 428-20 For Dec. 12th Election

Reuters reports: Britain will hold its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval from parliament on Tuesday for an early ballot aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock. After the European Union granted a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place on March 29, the United Kingdom, its parliament …

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