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Day: March 5, 2020

Islamophobia claims hit Tories
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Islamophobia claims hit Tories

    A new dossier of claims that more than 300 Tories have been Islamophobic has been submitted to the human rights watchdog to persuade it to investigate the party. The Muslim Council of Britain (CB) has handed the Equality and Human Rights Commission a detailed file including claims involving MPs, councillors, members and government advisers. The document collects together scores of previously publicised incidents and allegations while uncovering new claims, including: A former councillor calling for unconditional surrender by Muslims, who they label “brutes who beat, kill and maim young women; A local party association chair who called for Muslims to be banned; A member who called for Muslims to be thrown from bridges; Another member who called for th...
Meghan arrives in UK for final duties
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Meghan arrives in UK for final duties

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived at one of their last official engagements together before they quit royal life. Harry and Meghan are attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in central London to celebrate the sporting and adventure achievements of wounded, sick and injured service personnel. It is the first time Meghan has carried out a public royal duty in the wake of the Megxit crisis. The evening event is the couple’s first joint official appearance since announcing their decision to step down as senior royals, which takes effect on March 31. Sheltering from the rain under an umbrella as they arrived on Thursday, the duke wore a navy blue suit while American former actress Meghan was dressed in a light blue fitted dress. The couple were...