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Weeks before Chilcot, Tony Blair scolds Jeremy Corbyn for not backing UK bombing of Syria

Tony Blair has launched a withering attack on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of “standing by” as Syria is “beaten and starved into submission.” Blair’s comments come weeks before his own actions in Iraq face judgment in the Chilcot report. Blair accused Corbyn, a lifelong pacifist, of representing ...

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400 cases of female genital mutilation recorded in the UK every month

More than 1,200 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been recorded in England over the past three months despite the practice being outlawed in Britain for more than 30 years. Between January and March there were 1,242 newly recorded cases of the practice, including 11 girls born in the ...

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Brexit could ‘fragment the Western world’ – William Hague

A British exit from the EU could lead to a broad fragmentation of the Western world, former-Euroskeptic and ex-foreign secretary William Hague has warned. Hague, who served as Conservative leader during the party’s long spell in opposition, surprised many by backing the Remain campaign, given his career-long hostility to a ...

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Scottish coast guard dash to rescue ditched aircraft… find giraffe-shaped balloon

A lifeboat crew called out to investigate reports of a crashed aircraft in the middle of the North Sea was instead greeted by a giant giraffe-shaped balloon. A member of the public called authorities on Tuesday night to report an aircraft ditching in the Firth of Forth. However, when the ...

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Labour divided as pro-nuke MPs demand Trident renewal

Blairite Labour MPs who are in favor of Britain renewing its Trident nuclear weapons have launched a counter-report to oppose the review tabled by pro-disarmament party leader Jeremy Corbyn. They are calling it a ‘myth-busting’ exercise. The move comes as Tory Prime Minister David Cameron prepares for a Parliamentary vote ...

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900,000 Brits earn more than $1mn… not bad for a country under austerity

Austerity Britain has the fourth highest number of millionaires in the world, according to a new study, but still doesn’t have enough money to pay off its deficit. The UK follows the US, China and Japan in having the most millionaire households in the world, with 961,000 people worth at ...

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Taste of things to come? Investors dump billions in British assets as Brexit vote looms

Billions of pounds have been shifted out of the British economy by investors in the last few months. Chancellor George Osborne said this is “just a taste of things to come” if the public votes to leave the EU on June 23. According to figures published by the Bank of ...

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Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing ‘life-saving intelligence’

British spies may have missed potentially “life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the ...

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Napa to Raqqa? 3 UK pranksters fool MSM with crazy Syria stowaway tale

Three British pranksters made headlines after claiming to have landed in war-torn Syria after drunkenly boarding the wrong boat in the Cypriot party town of Ayia Napa, only for one of the group to later admit it was all a hoax. Lewis Ellis (25), Alex McCormick (19) and James Wallman ...

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Navy’s £1bn high-tech destroyers break down in warm water

The British military’s supposedly cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers are effectively overheating and shutting down outside of cold waters, the Defence Select Committee has heard. On Tuesday defense chiefs admissions to committee suggested that the program is not as successful as made out. This is despite years of downplaying the vessel’s failures ...

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