If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. Labour leader backs hard-Left plotting 'unrest of Poll Tax riots' It is a hard-Left plot to "shut down the streets", by whipping up the biggest act of civil disobedience in decades. Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed the protest at Boris Johnson's Brexit plans, urging his MPs to join demonstrators planning to "occupy bridges and blockade roads". Political Editor Gordon Rayner has full details of the Momentum-backed events that are aiming to bring chaos to 10 major cities tomorrow in what some activists have likened to the 1990 Poll Tax riots. See cartoonist Matt's take on the Brexit outrage. It comes as a survey suggests support for Labour among students has dropped to its lowest level in four years. What is the reason behind the decrease? Read on for more. Meanwhile, The Telegraph has learnt Commons Speaker John Bercow broke off … [Read more...] about Friday morning news briefing: ‘Shut down the streets’
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If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. Chancellor refuses to break fiscal rules to prepare for Brexit He is seeking to manage expectations. Chancellor Sajid Javid today plays down hopes of a pre-Brexit spending spree, warning the Government will not break its "fiscal rules" on public spending. In an exclusive article for The Telegraph, Mr Javid discloses that he will announce the outcome of a one-year spending review next Wednesday that will increase expenditure on schools, the police and NHS. But he says there will not be "blank cheques" for Whitehall departments and pledges to stick to the Tories' rules on expenditure. What does this mean for the economy amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty? Charles Hymas has the full story from Westminster. And read Mr Javid's article here. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson risks a row with Conservative Brexiteers after Downing Street indicated he … [Read more...] about Wednesday morning news briefing: No blank cheques for Brexit
Theresa May to meet Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday PM: Backstop will not be scrapped, will be changed Chris Grayling banned from Calais after Brexit row Liam Fox plans to slash import duties if no deal raises prices Andrea Jenkyns: After meeting Selmayr, I know why the EU is confused Sign up to the new-look Brexit Bulletin briefing email Theresa May has put herself on a collision course with Tory Eurosceptics and the DUP by saying the Northern Ireland backstop will not be removed from the Brexit deal. The Prime Minister, who will travel to Brussels on Thursday for talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, said she was “not proposing” to get rid of the backstop, but only to make... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Brexit latest news: Theresa May rules out scrapping backstop ahead of showdown talks with Jean-Claude Juncker
BRIT shop assistant Laura Plummer was jailed for three years on Boxing Day in 2017 for carrying painkillers into Egypt. She has now been freed after 14 months in prison, after being found to have nearly 300 Tramadol pills in her suitcase. Here's why she was finally released... Who is Laura Plummer, why was she arrested and when was she jailed? Laura Plummer, from Hull, was arrested in Egypt after 290 Tramadol tablets and some naproxen were found in her suitcase. The 34-year-old shop worker was detained at Hurghada international airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs on October 9, 2017. She said she was transporting the pills for her Egyptian husband Omar Abd El Azim, 31, who suffers from back pain following a car crash. She claims she was unaware the drug - sometimes used as a heroin substitute - were banned in Egypt. Laura was jailed for three years on Boxing Day 2017 after being found guilty of drug possession. She reportedly married her Egyptian lover Omar by signing a … [Read more...] about Laura Plummer latest news – when was she released in Egypt, where is Cairo’s Al Qanater prison and what is Tramadol?
14 November 2018 • 7:50am What is the deal - and what happens next? PM to hold emergency Cabinet meeting this afternoon Cabinet approval would unlock Brexit summit in November DUP: 'This is not the right Brexit' DUP warn deal would lead to break up of United Kingdom Jacob Rees-Mogg: This government has lost the people's trust Mrs May's days are numbered, says Iain Duncan Smith Sign up here to the Telegraph's Brexit WhatsApp group Theresa May is facing a major backlash which could threaten her Premiership after finally unveiling her Brexit deal to the Cabinet. Senior ministers were called in to Downing Street one-by-one on Tuesday night to be briefed on the deal ahead of an emergency Cabinet meeting Wednesday.... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one … [Read more...] about Brexit deal latest news: Theresa May faces opposition ahead of emergency cabinet meeting