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Day: April 23, 2019

Influential Tory ramps up pressure on May: ‘You should go today’
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Influential Tory ramps up pressure on May: ‘You should go today’

    A senior member of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers has called for Theresa May to step down immediately suggesting the influential group could set a timetable for her departure. Nigel Evans, the committee’s joint executive secretary, said the process for selecting a new leader can’t start soon enough. To be honest I would be delighted if she announced today she was announcing her resignation and we could then have an orderly election to choose a new leader of the Conservative party, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. I believe the only way we’re going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative party … If there was an announcement today by the prime minister then of course we could start the process straight away. T...
Royals job could cost taxpayer £1m
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Royals job could cost taxpayer £1m

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's security bill to move to Africa could reach £1 million a year, it is claimed. Harry’s advisers are reportedly working to create a role that capitalises on the couple's 'rock star' status, that could see the pair move to the continent for up to three years. But such a move would require a dedicated team of Metropolitan Police Royal protection officers each to accompany them, The Sun reports. Their as-yet unborn baby would also be entitled to its own security, the paper adds. These security details could come with a hefty price tag, met by the British tax payer. A security consultant estimates that could be in the region of £750,000 a year, according to The Sun, with a further £250,000 to cover travel, medical and insurance costs for...