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Day: June 4, 2019

Dangerous US chicken stokes post-Brexit fears
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Dangerous US chicken stokes post-Brexit fears

    An investigation has revealed the risk of food poisoning because of dangerous practices at a US chicken factory, ahead of trade talks which could force the UK to accept the meat after Brexit. The undercover probe by Channel 4 laid bare the danger of cross-contamination with the deadly bacteria salmonella and campylobacter, because of poor standards outlawed by the EU. As normal in the US, the chicken is washed in chemicals a practice banned in the UK under EU law because scientists fear it does not remove bacteria and simply masks safety failures. Nevertheless, the US has made clear it will demand the UK accept chemical-washed poultry in any trade deal – and Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has suggested a ban will be impossible. The expose by the Disp...
Six MPs quit Change UK
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Six MPs quit Change UK

    Six MPs have split from Change UK just four months after the party was founded. Among those to quit were interim leader Heidi Allen and party spokesperson Chuka Umunna. They were joined by Luciana Berger, Sarah Wollaston, Gavin Shuker and Angela Smith. In a statement, the six said they would return to parliament as Independent MPs. “We believe that our priority right now must be to provide collegiate leadership to bring people together in the national interest,” the group said. “We know the landscape will continue to shift within the political environment and have concluded that by returning to sit as independents, we will be best placed to work cross party and respond flexibly”. The move has left Change UK with less than half the MPs it once had, with just five ...
Thousands of protesters descend on capital
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Thousands of protesters descend on capital

    Donald Trump should think on about fuelling far right hate and create a better and more peaceful world, Jeremy Corbyn has said as the US president met with the prime minister. Addressing a mass rally against the US president in central London, the Labour leader lambasted Trump, claiming he has no answers to the world’s crises, including 65 million refugees, climate change and poverty. Corbyn, who faced criticism for boycotting the state banquet attended by Trump, he was willing to meet the president hoping to have that dialogue about politics but said he was very disappointed by the president’s “attack” on London’s muslim mayor Sadiq Khan. Looking out at a sea of ‘Dump Trump’ placards on Whitehall, Corbyn thanked everyone for being there, adding: “Look around this...