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Day: October 22, 2019

Meghan’s right about the British stiff upper lip
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Meghan’s right about the British stiff upper lip

    Meghan Markle has opened up about the impact of the racist vitriol towards her in British tabloids, saying that she tried hard to ignore it but ultimately, she’s not OK. I've said for a long time to H that's what I call him it is not enough to just survive something. That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive and feel happy, she told ITV’s Tom Bradby. ‘I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging. The candid interview, given as part of their ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, has been met with praise but sadly and unsurprisingly, backlash from those wishing to defend the pillar of British culture. It’s baffling to watch i...
Johnson to go for Christmas election if MPs don’t back his Brexit timetable
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Johnson to go for Christmas election if MPs don’t back his Brexit timetable

    Boris Johnson dropped a political bombshell by saying he will pull his Bill to deliver Brexit if defeated in votes tonight and demand a general election instead. The Prime Minster made the threat at the Dispatch Box at the start of a debate leading to two crunch votes in the House of Commons. The public does not want delay Mr Speaker, he told the House. “What on earth will the public think of us if this house again votes to delay Brexit? If parliament refuses to allow Brexit to happen... in no circumstances can the government continue with this, he concluded. With great regret I will have to say the Bill will have to be pulled and we will have to go forward to a general election. I will argue at that election Let’s get Brexit done... and the people will decide. H...
IS bride Shamima at risk of being killed
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IS bride Shamima at risk of being killed

    Shamima Begum, the woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, has launched an appeal against the Home Office’s move to revoke her citizenship and prevent her from returning to London. At a partially secret hearing before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac), lawyers for Begum, who is now 20, alleged she had been left stateless, was unable to mount a fair and effective legal challenge and was at risk of death, inhuman or degrading treatment. If she was forced to go to Bangladesh, her parents’ country of origin, she was at risk of being hanged, the court was told. Begum, who was born in the UK, grew up in east London. The court was told there was no evidence she had ever visited Bangladesh or applied for citizenship there. In ...
PM’s threat to pull Brexit bill
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PM’s threat to pull Brexit bill

    Boris Johnson is urging MPs to back his Brexit deal as he launches a final bid to force through legislation in time for the UK to leave the EU with an agreement on 31 October. However the government faces a fierce battle after announcing plans to fast-track it through the Commons in just three days. Today, the PM needs MPs to approve a second reading of the bill and a programme motion setting out the timetable for its rapid passage through parliament. Mr Johnson told the Commons that if his government loses the vote on the programme motion this evening then his bill will have to be pulled and we will have to go forward to a general election.