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Watch Emily Thornberry tear apart Tory Brexit turmoil with hilarious World Cup troll

Emily Thornberry standing in for Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn had MPs in stitches as she compared the Tory ministerial bloodbath over Brexit to "Reservoir Dogs remade by the Chuckle Brothers." Theresa May's deputy David Lidington who took Prime Minister’s Questions today squirmed as the Shadow Foreign Secretary forensically explained the inconsistencies in the Tories’ unworkable Brexit plans over which key ministers resigned this week. Ahead of the England team’s World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia, the Shadow Foreign Secretary drew...

MoD would not have to pay compensation if £1bn shipbuilding contract kept in UK, GMB reveals

By contrast, putting order out to international tender could cost shipbuilding jobs and prosperity, warns union GMB, the shipbuilding union, has revealed that the Ministry of Defence would not be liable to pay any compensation if Ministers changed their policy and kept a £1 billion order for up to three new military support ships in the UK. GMB research shows if the much-needed new Fleet Solid Support ships were built in British shipyards around 6,700 jobs would be created, and...

Watch: Cheers and applause ring out at Tham Luang Cave as all 12 boys rescued

Cheers and applause rang out at the volunteer site at Tham Luang Cave today as all 12 boys were brought to safety. The boys and their coach were trapped by floods more than two weeks ago. Thai Navy Seals begun the hazardous operation to extract the schoolboys and football coach earlier this week, and recovered four people yesterday. It was confirmed a short while ago that all 12 boys and coach are now out, with a rescue doctor and three Navy Seals who...

“No one should need to turn to a foodbank” Mind & The Trussell Trust evidence problems with Universal Credit

Representatives from leading mental health charity Mind and anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee yesterday about the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC). Both charities have recently called on the Government to delay the roll out of UC after the National Audit Office (NAO) released a damning report highlighting how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has not done enough to protect and support ‘vulnerable claimants’ including disabled people and people with health conditions. Paul Farmer,...

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