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Day: November 1, 2019

Johnson & Corbyn to hold TV debate
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Johnson & Corbyn to hold TV debate

    Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson will go head-to-head in TV debates it has been announced. The PM and Labour leader will square off on November the 19th on ITV. Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the announcement. In a tweet the Labour leader said: This is a once in a generation election. So it's welcome that Boris Johnson has accepted our challenge of a head to head TV debate. The choice could not be clearer: Boris Johnson’s Conservatives protecting the privileged few or a Labour government on the side of the many. Confirming the tussle ITV press tweeted: ITV will show the first head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on 19th November. Details of further multi-party debate and comprehensive general election coverage in due course.
Javid slams Liddle over Islam article
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Javid slams Liddle over Islam article

    Chancellor Sajid Javid has condemned Spectator columnist Rod Liddle after he suggested holding elections at a time when Muslims are unable to vote. In an article headlined If you do one thing this election, stop your kids voting, Mr Liddle wrote: My own choice of election date would be a day when universities are closed and Muslims are forbidden to do anything on pain of hell, or something. There must be at least one day like that in the Muslim calendar, surely? That would deliver at least 40 seats to the Tories, I reckon. Mr Javid, who is of Muslim heritage, slammed Mr Liddle's comments, saying they were not funny and not acceptable. Not clear if the Rod Liddle comment is supposed to be a joke but it's not funny and not acceptable, he tweeted. No community in our...
Death penalty for diplomat’s murder
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Death penalty for diplomat’s murder

    An Uber driver has been sentenced to death for murdering a British diplomat. Tarek Houshieh confessed to the "senseless" attack on Rebecca Dykes, whose body was found dumped by the side of a highway on December 16 2017. Houshieh raped the 30-year-old before strangling her and dumping her body. Lebanese judges routinely call for death sentences in cases of murder. But the country has an unofficial moratorium and has not carried out an execution since 2004, according to the monitoring group Human Rights Watch. It is believed Dykes had been at a colleague’s leaving party in the Gemmayzeh district of Beirut on the night before she was found dead. Houshieh, a Lebanese national, had allegedly picked up Dykes from Gemmayzeh after she requested an Uber ride. The indictm...