Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of News & Social Media at The London Economic
Abbott ‘worries’ about Labour Brexit policy

Abbott ‘worries’ about Labour Brexit policy

Diane Abbot has become the latest senior Labour figure to express concerns about the party’s policy on Brexit. The shadow home secretary – one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies – said she was “beginning to worry” whether the party had got its strategy right. Her intervention will add to the...

Thugs who filmed dogs tearing badgers to death are jailed by judge who brands crimes “medieval barbarity”

Worst animal abusers face tougher prison sentences

Environment Secretary Michael Gove will introduce a new Bill to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty from six months to five years. Prison sentences for the worst animal abusers will be toughened up with a new law. Environment Secretary Michael Gove will introduce a new Bill on Wednesday to increase...

Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit

Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit

Ireland's fast growing economy could suddenly contract if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a prospect that has become more likely, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. Ireland's finance ministry reiterated its forecasts on Tuesday that gross domestic product growth would fall to anywhere between...

Boris Johnson courts financiers in race to become British PM

Boris Johnson courts financiers in race to become British PM

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, has met hedge fund and private equity executives to raise donations for his leadership campaign, according to sources familiar with the matter.     Johnson, who on Tuesday reaffirmed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union...

China defends centres for Muslim Uighurs at U.N. rights forum

China defends centres for Muslim Uighurs at U.N. rights forum

The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international condemnation of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centres which had helped "save" people from extremist influences. China had now effectively contained terrorism and religious extremism in Xinjiang, Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz told the U.N. Human Rights Council...

One killed in Eurofighter collision over eastern Germany

One killed in Eurofighter collision over eastern Germany

One pilot was killed after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed over northeastern Germany, n-tv television reported, while the pilot of the other jet was reported as having parachuted to safety. The fighters, belonging to the German armed forces, were unarmed when they collided in midair near the Laage military base in...

Brexit has made England an increasingly “hostile and divided” nation

Timeline: Key dates for Brexit crisis

Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union. What are the key dates between now and Brexit day? LEADERSHIP CONTEST The ruling Conservative Party are in...

‘Over a million’ estimated at march for public to have final say over Brexit

Losing patience – EU hostile to more Brexit delays

 European Union leaders are losing patience with Britain and will neither allow a further delay to Brexit to continue negotiations with London nor change the divorce deal, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday. EU leaders have so far granted two delays, pushing Britain's exit from the European Union...

Man City’s star extends contract until 2024

Man City’s star extends contract until 2024

Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed a three-year extension to his contract which will keep him at the club until 2024, the Premier League champions said on Thursday. Ukraine international Zinchenko, who was signed by City in 2016, made 29 appearances in all competitions last season, where City won...

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