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Day: May 2, 2018

May promises review of lessons learned from Windrush row
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May promises review of lessons learned from Windrush row

    A review of the Windrush generation scandal will have full access to Home Office information, Theresa May has promised ahead of a Labour move to force disclosure of internal documents. The Prime Minister, who was home secretary before entering Number 10, promised a package of measures to bring transparency on the issue. Labour hopes to use a parliamentary procedure to force ministers to hand over correspondence including text messages and emails – between ministers, officials and special advisers between May 2010 and 2018. At Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May said Home Secretary Sajid Javid would set out the actions being taken by the Government on the issue. She said speed is of the essence and Mr Javid will be commissioning a full review of lessons learned...
Royal wedding carriage revelled
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Royal wedding carriage revelled

    The first pictures of the Harry and Meghan's royal wedding carriage have been released. The couple have chosen an Ascot Landau carriage for their procession. Although the weather on 19 May is expected to be sunny with some clouds, a backup carriage has been chosen in the event of severely wet weather. Kensington Palace tweeted out two images of the carriage, explaining that the Ascot Landau is one of five in the Royal Mews. The Ascot Landau will be the centre piece of public celebrations after the couple marry in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to this short journey which they hope will be a memorable moment for everyone who has gathered together in Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day, ...
Students expelled for racist WhatsApp texts
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Students expelled for racist WhatsApp texts

    Exeter University has expelled and suspended law students found to have posted racist messages in a private WhatsApp group. Messages such as buy blacks in bulk, what a joke how has that veggie n**** won and this is why we need a race war were shared, with one describing London mayor Sadiq Khan as a cancer. One of the members of the group, student Arsalan Motavali, posted screen-grabs of the conversation online back in March, prompting the university and students' union to launch an investigation. In a letter to students on Tuesday, vice chancellor and chief executive Sir Steve Smith said the inquiry had resulted in expulsions, suspensions and other significant sanctions. He described the content of the WhatsApp conversation as completely unacceptable racist, sexis...
Police arrest 200 after riots in Paris
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Police arrest 200 after riots in Paris

    Nearly 200 protesters were arrested Tuesday after May Day riots in central Paris, where hooded youths torched a McDonald's restaurant and several vehicles during a march against President Emmanuel Macron's public sector reforms. Shouting Rise up, Paris and Everyone hates the police, around 1,200 people in black jackets and face masks joined the traditional May 1 union-led demonstration for worker's rights, according to a count by Paris police. They also torched vehicles at a car dealership, along with a mechanical digger and a scooter, leaving a trail of destruction and plumes of dark smoke billowing into the air. The worst unrest in months in Paris comes at a time of heightened tensions over Macron's reform of the public sector and follows a showdown between polic...
May called meeting to attempt to reach a deal
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May called meeting to attempt to reach a deal

    Theresa May is facing huge pressure from pro-Brexit MPs as her feuding Cabinet ministers prepare to meet in a ferocious showdown on Government policy on customs. The Prime Minister's so-called Brexit war cabinet is meeting to attempt to reach a deal on whether the UK should leave Europe's customs union or enter a customs partnership. The PM has repeatedly pledged that there will be no customs union after Brexit, but is struggling to reconcile the demands of warring Brexiteers and Remainers and avoid more Cabinet resignations. She also faces near-civil war on her back benches too, with pro-Remain Tory rebels threatening to vote with Labour and other Opposition parties in the Commons to stay in the customs union. But on the eve of the Cabinet showdown, a group of Br...