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Day: June 15, 2019

Cabinet plotting to unsure Johnson wins Tory Battle
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Cabinet plotting to unsure Johnson wins Tory Battle

    Some members of the cabinet have reportedly hatched a plan in an effort to ensure that Boris Johnson is the only candidate on the ballot paper when party members vote for their new leader. According to the Daily Telegraph, some senior members of the cabinet want to avoid a "blue on blue" battle for the next party leader, which could leave the candidates open to attacks from each other, as well as from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The plan, which was allegedly hatched in the whip's office, is for the remaining candidates to drop out of the campaign next week and leave Mr Johnson, the leadership favourite, as the only one remaining. A confirmatory ballot would still be carried out to the party's 160,000 members, to officially hand Mr Johnson the keys to number 10. H...
Holidaymaker thrown off plane for deadly nut allergy
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Holidaymaker thrown off plane for deadly nut allergy

    A British holidaymaker claims he was thrown off a plane by police in Turkey after informing cabin crew he had a potentially deadly nut allergy. Josh Silver, 25, boarded the flight home from Antalya to Gatwick after his first holiday with his girlfriend, when he alerted staff he was seriously allergic to nuts. The events manager said he was told he would have to leave the plane since it was against airline policy to fly someone with his requirements. When he refused, explaining he had told the airline of his allergy before travelling and was deemed safe to fly, he claims he was threatened before being escorted off the plane by four police officers. He was then taken to a Turkish Airlines sales desk, where he said he was told he could be placed on a later flight, bu...