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Tory MP Blames Crime On Doctor Who Being Female

Britain’s The National reports: A Conservative MP opened an International Men’s Day debate by appearing to suggest that replacing traditionally male characters with women drives men to commit crimes. The debate, held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, saw Don Valley Tory MP Nick Fletcher argue the need for positive role models for men and …

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Murder Of British MP Declared To Be Terrorist Attack

The New York Times reports: For the second time in little more than five years, a British lawmaker meeting with constituents was killed in full view of the public, this time in a genteel seaside town, where the victim, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, was fatally stabbed on Friday inside a church. The attack, which the authorities declared a …

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British MP Stabbed To Death At Town Hall Meeting

The Independent reports: A Conservative MP has died after been stabbed in an attack at his constituency surgery. Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West in Essex, suffered multiple injuries on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. Essex Police said a man had died, and a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Counter-terror police are involved …

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Britain To Deploy Military Fuel Tanker Drivers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The British government’s reserve tanker fleet was being deployed Wednesday to help deliver gasoline to empty pumps across the U.K., and military drivers will begin operating fuel tankers in the coming days to ease the country’s fuel-supply crisis, a top official said. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the first of dozens of troops trained to operate …

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UK Army On Standby To Help In Fuel Shortage [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Army is ready to help ease fuel supply problems after a fourth day of long queues and pump closures. Up to 150 military tanker drivers will prepare to deliver to forecourts which have run dry because of panic buying. The surge in demand came amid fears a driver shortage would hit fuel supply – which is …

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British Fuel Shortage Escalates Amid Panic Buying

NBC News reports: BP said nearly a third of its British gas stations had run out of the two main grades of fuel as panic buying forced the government to suspend competition laws and allow firms to work together to ease shortages. Lines of vehicles formed at gas stations for a third day running Sunday as motorists waited, some for …

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Boris Johnson Admits To Having Six Children [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has admitted for the first time that he has six children, claiming in an interview on US television that he “changes a lot of nappies”. The prime minister has previously tended to avoid questions about his notoriously complex family life. He has been divorced twice, and conceived a daughter during an extramarital relationship. But when …

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Boris Johnson Marries In Secret Ceremony [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secretly-planned wedding at Westminster Cathedral. The marriage took place in a “small ceremony” on Saturday afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman said. The spokesman added that the couple would celebrate again with family and friends next summer, with their honeymoon also delayed until then. The prime …

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Aide: Boris Johnson Wanted To Be Injected With COVID On Live TV To “Show It’s Nothing To Be Scared Of”

The Daily Mail reports: Boris Johnson referred to Covid as ‘Kung-Flu’ and – before he was infected with the virus – offered to be injected with it live on TV to ‘show it’s nothing to be scared of’, Dominic Cummings will claim today. They are among the explosive allegations that Mr Cummings, Mr Johnson’s former chief adviser, will make to …

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Brits Sign Up To Egg New Margaret Thatcher Statue

The Independent reports: Over 2,300 people have pledged to show up to an “egg-throwing contest” on the same day as the unveiling of a statue of Margaret Thatcher in her hometown of Grantham. The £300,000 bronze statue of the controversial former prime minister will be placed on a 10ft-high plinth due to fears about vandalism, making the entire sculpture over …

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Johnson Orders Stiffened Measures Amid New Surge

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to shut earlier in a bid to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19. After government scientists warned that the death rate would soar without urgent action, Johnson said the new restrictions in England could last for six …

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Boris Johnson Proposes Testing Every Brit, Every Week

The Washington Post reports: No masks. No distancing. The ability to go to work or school, the theater or a soccer match, as if living in a virus-free world. That’s the vision British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pitched this past week, as he unveiled “Operation Moonshot” — a plan to test 10 million Brits every single day, or everyone in …

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Tory MP Confirms Plan To “Break Law” On Brexit Plan

Politico Europe reports: U.K. government plans to backtrack on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will break international law, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told the House of Commons Tuesday. The Financial Times reported Monday that sections of the Internal Market Bill, due to be published Wednesday, will override sections of the divorce deal Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the EU …

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Johnson To Begin Trump-Style Televised Press Briefings

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson’s government plans to shake up the U.K.’s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street. Before the coronavirus lockdown, journalists would attend two briefings from the No. 10 spokesman behind closed doors each day, but the afternoon meeting is set to be beamed to the nation with an experienced …

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Johnson Faces Fury After Chief Aide Defies Lockdown

The BBC reports: The PM’s decision to back his chief aide’s lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government’s coronavirus message will be undermined. Criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to take no action over Mr Cummings’ 260-mile trip to his parents’ home has come from all quarters. At least 19 Tory MPs are calling for Mr Cummings to …

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Boris Johnson: Doctors Prepped To Announce My Death

Axios reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday that the rapid deterioration of his condition while suffering from the coronavirus had doctors preparing how to announce his death. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. “I was …

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UK Paper: Johnson Ignored Warnings, Skipped Meetings

Axios reports: A 5,000-word exposé by the Sunday Times of London — “38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster” — finds that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, distracted by personal turmoil and his Brexit victory lap, skipped five early crisis briefings (Cobra meetings) on the coronavirus. Why it matters: Warnings issued in January and repeated in February fell on “deaf ears,” …

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British PM Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has left hospital after spending a week in hospital with Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery. The prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London and had spent time in the hospital’s intensive care unit after his situation deteriorated. A No10 spokesman said: “The PM has been …

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Boris Johnson Taking “Short Walks” In Hospital Ward

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is able to walk again after he was moved back from intensive care to a hospital ward, Downing Street says. A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery. “He has spoken …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred Out Of ICU

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been removed from an intensive care unit in a London hospital after three nights receiving oxygen treatment for persistent coronavirus symptoms. “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” a …

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