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Day: December 12, 2016

Theresa May’s expensive trousers revealed in leaked text messages
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Theresa May’s expensive trousers revealed in leaked text messages

    A former Cabinet minister was banned from Number 10 after criticising Theresa May for wearing a £1,000 pair of trousers, explosive text messages have revealed. Sacked education secretary Nicky Morgan was referred to as that woman in the messages from Fiona Hill, the Prime Minister’s joint chief of staff. Ms Hill had previously met with Ms Morgan and fellow Tory Alistair Burt and invited them to a meeting with Mrs May about their views on Brexit next week. But text messages obtained by the Mail on Sunday show that Ms Hill texted Mr Burt to tell him Don't bring that woman to No 10 again" after she spoke out about the premier's decision to pose in Amanda Wakeley-designed "bitter chocolate trousers. Ms Morgan, however, found out about the message and sent the aide a stinging r...
China send a message to Donald Trump about China flies nuclear bomber over South China Sea
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China send a message to Donald Trump about China flies nuclear bomber over South China Sea

    China has flown a nuclear capable bomber outside its borders in a show of force for the first time since US President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan. The 10-minute telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen was the first by a US president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “One China”. It led to protests from Beijing. The Xian H-6 bomber flew along the disputed 'nine-dash line' around the South China Sea on Thursday, US officials told Fox News, passing over a number of disputed islands. The officials said it was designed to send a message to the incoming administration. The Pentagon found out about the flight on Friday and officials said ...
Donald Trump says he’s too smart for daily intelligence briefings
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Donald Trump says he’s too smart for daily intelligence briefings

      Donald Trump is doing his best to defend skipping out on intelligence briefings since he won the election last month. It’s been recently reported that the president-elect only receives one intelligence meeting per week and on Sunday he alleged that he's just too smart to receive them daily. I get it when I need it, the 70-year-old said in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings. And I say, 'If something should change from this point, immediately call me. I'm available on one minute's notice. Last week, Reuters published a report saying that the president-elect was only receiving one briefing per week—far fewer than his predecessors. Still, Trump said that daily briefings wouldn’t ...
Vile neo Nazi group to be banned in UK
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Vile neo Nazi group to be banned in UK

    A neo Nazi group set to be banned in the UK has been described by the Home Secretary as racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic. National Action will this week become the first group engaged in extreme right-wing activities to be proscribed under British terrorism laws. It means anyone who is a member or seeks support for the group faces arrest. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: "I am clear that the safety and security of our families, communities and country comes first. So today I am taking action to proscribe the neo-Nazi group National Action. This will mean that being a member of, or inviting support for, this organisation will be a criminal offence. National Action is a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic organisation which stirs up hatred, glorifies violence and promotes ...
May refuses to shut shops on Boxing Day
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May refuses to shut shops on Boxing Day

    Theresa May has refused calls to force all shops to close on Boxing Day, saying it is not the Government’s job to tell businesses how they should run their shows. MPs will hold a Westminster Hall debate on a petition with more than 140,000 signatures calling for a ban on all retail premises opening the day after Christmas, on the basis that it exploits low paid workers. The British Retail Consortium says Boxing Day has been a popular shopping day for years. UK shoppers spent £3.74 billion in the Boxing Day sales in 2015, according to research from VoucherCodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research - a 6 per cent increase on 2014. Labour's Helen Jones, who chairs the Petitions Committee, said the current system of Boxing Day sales exploits lower paid workers and deprives...