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Day: June 9, 2019

Johnson’s £39bn threat to EU
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Johnson’s £39bn threat to EU

    Boris Johnson has set his sights on the prize after claiming only he can see off both Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn as he urged Tory MPs and party members to make him their next leader and prime minister. The leadership campaign frontrunner, who is up against the likes of Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab, has claimed he would refuse to pay the promised £39bn to the European Union unless better Brexit terms are on offer. He added that he would step up preparations to counter no-deal disruption, and told the Sunday Times that he could defeat the twin threat posed by the Brexit Party and Labour leaders. Comparing them to the sea monsters from Greek mythology which troubled Odysseus, he said: "I truly believe only I can steer the country between the Scylla a...
Trump owes £750 in unpaid congestion charge fees
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Trump owes £750 in unpaid congestion charge fees

    Donald Trump has left an outstanding congestion fees totalling up to £750 during his three-day state visit in the UK. The unpaid fee came after the US president was seen travelling around London in his £1.8 million armour-plated limousine with his 20-strong convoy. His motorcade includes two armour-plated Cadillac limousines, three Chevrolet SUVs and two Ford truck - has yet to pay the £11.50-a-day fee, with a bill that is thought to top over £700. According to The Sun Transport of London is issuing a bill for the visit as the US Embassy now owes almost £12.5 million in unpaid congestion charges. The Sun reported that America refuses to pay the bill as they claimed diplomats do not pay 'direct taxes'. Paul Cowperthwaite, general manager of road user charging at T...