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Day: September 10, 2019

Did China just threaten the UK with military action?
Featured, United Kingdom

Did China just threaten the UK with military action?

    Concerns have been raised over an apparent threat to the UK issued by the Chinese government, which stated that the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth to the South China Sea could be interpreted as a “hostile action”. The Ministry of Defence plans to deploy the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier to the Asia Pacific region on her first operational deployment in 2021, The Telegraph reports, adding that the UK Government is “keen to assert freedom of navigation through international waters” alongside other Western powers. In response to the plans, Major General Su Guanghui, China’s defence attaché to the UK, told reporters: “If the US and UK join hands in a challenge or violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, that would be hostile action.” Sky News ...
France working on law to ban gay conversion therapy
Europe, Featured

France working on law to ban gay conversion therapy

    Politicians in France have started working on a law that would outlaw the practice of “gay conversion therapy”. Its parliament is holding hearings this week on a draft bill that could become law by early next year. It seeks to ban practices which attempt to “cure” homosexuality. Last year, the British government announced plans to ban “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. If implemented, the law would ban any procedure that would alter someone’s physical or mental health. It could come with sentenced of up to two years in prison and a £27,000 fine, it was reported by France Inter. This week’s hearings focus on “practices claiming to alter a person's sexual orientation or gender identity”. They will include input from LGBTQ+ groups, the National Council of French Eva...
Corbyn says PM wants Brexit for his rich friends
Featured, United Kingdom

Corbyn says PM wants Brexit for his rich friends

    Labour declared class war on Boris Johnson today as Jeremy Corbyn accused him of wanting Brexit for his 'rich friends'. The Labour leader played down claims he was 'yellow' for blocking the PM's call for a snap election - saying he would not back a poll on 'Johnson's terms'. Meanwhile, the party's union paymaster Len McCluskey ramped up the rhetoric even further by raging that the 'workers are coming for you' in an extraordinary rant at the TUC conference in Brighton. The vicious attacks came after Mr Johnson suffered his latest disastrous defeat in the Commons - with MPs refusing his plea for a snap election. Labour is now threatening to delay a national poll until well into December in a bid to destroy Mr Johnson's 'do or die' vow to deliver Brexit by October 31...