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Brexit: Nigel Farage to go 'on the road' with Leave group

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage: “Brexit plan a complete betrayal” Nigel Farage has said he is going “back on the road” to campaign against the prime minister’s Brexit plan. In the Daily Telegraph, the UKIP MEP said Theresa May’s Chequers agreement was a “sell-out” as it included regulatory alignment with […]

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Tory MPs complain over peer's Tunisia trip

Three Tory MPs have lodged a complaint against party colleague Lord Sheikh over his attendance at a conference on Palestinian rights in Tunisia in 2014. Lord Sheikh confirmed he was at the event, as Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn faced questions about his participation in a memorial ceremony during the same trip. The Conservative Muslim Forum founder […]

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Jeremy Corbyn pressed over 'terror memorial' claims

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Jeremy Corbyn has defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. The Labour leader has faced questions about the event – in Tunis in 2014 – after reports that […]

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Boris Johnson burka probe is 'show trial'

Image copyright PA Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests Boris Johnson attracts extra criticism because people are envious of him A Conservative Party investigation into Boris Johnson is a “show trial” and is being used to stop him becoming leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Tory backbencher blamed Theresa May’s “personal […]

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Tories aim for candidate equal gender split

Image copyright PA Image caption Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis was criticised for breaking an agreement with an MP on maternity leave The Conservatives have committed to ensuring half of their Parliamentary candidates are female. Tory chairman Brandon Lewis said he wanted his to be the “party of equal opportunity” and to remove barriers preventing […]

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Boris Johnson 'won't apologise' for burka comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary last month over Brexit Boris Johnson has stood by his remarks about the burka after the Conservative Party chairman told him to apologise. The former foreign secretary has been criticised for saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” and comparing them […]

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Boris Johnson faces criticism over burka 'letter box' jibe

Image copyright PA Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of Islamophobia after saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes”. He said he was against bans on face-covering veils in public places, in his Telegraph column, but added that they looked “absolutely ridiculous”. The Muslim Council of Britain accused him of “pandering […]