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Day: November 2, 2019

Johnson’s fracking ban branded an election stunt
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Johnson’s fracking ban branded an election stunt

    A halt to fracking called by the government has been branded an election stunt by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The suspension in the run-up to the 12 December poll came after scientific research raised fresh fears over the risk of earthquakes linked to the controversial method of extracting shale gas. It marks a major U-turn by the Tories including Boris Johnson, who once hailed fracking as glorious news for humanity. The moratorium comes after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority found it is not currently possible to accurately predict the likelihood of strength of earthquakes connected to fracking operations. Fracking has provoked protests at sites across the country including Lancashire and Yorkshire, and the issue was expected to feature prominently campaigni...
Tragic Vietnamese migrant was kicked out of Britain
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Tragic Vietnamese migrant was kicked out of Britain

    A Vietnamese woman believed to have been among the 39 migrants who died in the back of a lorry is said to have reached Britain days earlier from France but was deported. Pham Thi Tra My ’s brother has claimed the 26-year-old was picked up by police after she arrived. He said in an interview: She was arrested a few days ago and they returned her to France. Now we heard she might have died. Thi Tra My had sent her parents a heartbreaking message late on Tuesday night from the truck telling her she was dying because she could not breathe. Her distraught dad Pham Van Thin told how they tried to stop her making the dangerous trip from their home in Nghen, one of Vietnam’s poorest towns. He reportedly remortgaged the modest house to pay people-smugglers £30,000 for her ...
PM rejects Farage’s election pact offer of leave alliance
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PM rejects Farage’s election pact offer of leave alliance

    Boris Johnson has rejected Nigel Farage's offer to form a Leave alliance. With the general election campaign now under way, the prime minister told Sky's Sophy Ridge: I've ruled out a pact with everybody because I don't think it's sensible to do that. We're proud of our beliefs, we're proud of our One Nation Conservatism. Brexit Party leader Mr Farage said on Friday he would hold back from fielding a candidate in every seat in Britain if the PM dropped his EU Withdrawal Agreement and joined him in a non-aggression pact. But Mr Johnson insisted he would not do a deal with any party leader over the 12 December election. He said: The only likely consequence of voting for them [other party leaders], rather than for us as Conservatives, is that you are making it more ...