SIR – Since details of the draft Withdrawal Agreement have emerged, I have been trying to rationalise how our Prime Minister could have thought it both proper and acceptable to ignore her own commitments to the British people, as set out in her Mansion House and Lancaster House sRead More »
The Chinese government is receiving more and more heat over its persecution of the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority in the country's west. Beijing is responding by trying to stoke Islamophobia in Western countries to justify its controversial policies and even accuse those countries of hypocrisy. Earlier this year a Chinese official cited terror attacks perpetrated by Islamic militants in Paris and Belgium to say that Europe was "failing" to curb Islamic extremism.
The number of Brexit dissenters publicly handing in letters of no confidence in the prime minister has only reached 21 - far fewer than the 48 needed.
As Nigel Lawson famously said, “to govern is to choose”. This week, Theresa May revealed her choices. It brings a united Ireland closer by envisaging a future where Great Britain is out of the single market and customs union while Northern Ireland remains within both.
It wasn't the heavyweight title fight many were expecting six months ago. Wilder, 33, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, became the first American heavyweight champion in nine years when he beat Bermane Stiverne in 2015. Fury, 30, is a Traveller from Manchester and is the self-proclaimed ‘lineal’ heavyweight champion, having relinquished the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts rather than lose them in the ring.
Children in Need has now raised over £1bn since it began the annual fundraiser in 1980, it has been announced. The news comes after a record-breaking £50.6m was donated during Friday's programme, which featured the EastEnders cast performing Disney songs, and Jodie Whittaker paying a special visit to a Doctor Who fan. Ronan Keating said it was “totally out of our comfort zone” after the four members of Boyzone performed routines on Strictly Come Dancing, while judge Bruno Tonioli praised band member Shane Lynch for “starting like a true leading man”.
Jose Mourinho joked it was the weather that took him to Brussels on a cold and misty Thursday night – but Manchester United fans will hope there was far more purpose to his trip. Namely Toby Alderweireld, who started for Roberto Martinez’ side in the Uefa Nations League win over Iceland. With Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini confirmed absentees beforehand, Mourinho knew he wouldn’t get the chance to run the rule over the United pair.
You see, some 50 per cent of the wood pulp used to make toilet rolls in UK factories comes into the country on lorries from Sweden, an EU member state. Around 85 per cent of the UK’s new car market is accounted for by imports, and there are few vehicles you can buy that don’t have at least some European Union content – including some famous British brands. Tariffs on new car imports, if imposed by the UK, may add to the list price – if you can source the vehicle in the first place.
Black Friday is almost upon us, meaning some of the biggest high street stores are already slashing prices on everything from fashion to furniture.
The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor on Thursday, which exonerated the prince of involvement in the brutal murder. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage to his Turkish fiancé.
Team Strictly left Elstree for one week only, boarding the train for the bright lights of Blackpool. After a frustrating run of 38s, Craig finally gave his first ten to the very last routine of the night, Ashley and Pasha’s incredible jive. It’s difficult to come up with new superlatives for Ashley at this point, she really is outstanding.
The night before the 2016 presidential election, I watched a short news feature about how women in the US vote and, hoo boy, it made for some bracing viewing. “I would never vote for Hillary Clinton – she is literal scum,” a white woman in Florida told the reporter. When he asked her to elaborate, she said, “She let her husband sleep with that intern.” The interviewer asked if she had similarly strong views about Bill Clinton, given he did the aforementioned “sleeping”.
A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to help thwart an attack by a knife-wielding Islamic State sympathizer in Australia this month has been charged with five offences, including burglary and theft. Michael Rogers repeatedly tried to ram the attacker, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, who was lunging at police and had stabbed three people, one fatally, in an attack in the city of Melbourne that police branded terrorism. Police shot Shire Ali who later died.
Sharks have returned to Maya Bay in Thailand months after the tourist spot made famous by film The Beach was closed to the public. Video footage posted by the Thai government shows a large number of blacktip reef sharks in the bay on Koh Phi Phi Lei island. Authorities in Thailand confirmed in October that the bay would be permanently closed to the public.
Lil Pump's Nottingham gig was cut short as fans had to flee to safety after a suspected smoke flare was set off during the US rapper's performance. In a statement, the music venue said it may have been pepper spray that had been let off while some concertgoers speculated that tear gas was let off at the show. Nottinghamshire Police said they were called to "what is thought to be a smoke flare or similar having been set off inside the venue" and that they had now launched an investigation.
A Morrissey fan who was accused of punching the singer when he ran on stage to hug him has apologised for the furore the incident caused. Carlos Rodriguez, 40, said he felt like he had “an out of body experience” as the songwriter performed and only embraced the star before security dragged him off the stage. The incident happened on Saturday, November 10, at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, with the stage invasion causing 59-year-old Morrissey to be taken off stage midway through a rendition of “Every Day is Like Sunday”.
Now organic produce specialist Whole Foods has revealed its forecasts for the flavours and culinary delights that'll be hitting shelves near you in 2019 and, naturally, it includes plenty of healthy, eco and plant-based food and drink items. Expect to be finding inspiration from the "Pacific Rim", according to Whole Food buyers and culinary experts, and by that they mean Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in two days.
Members of the RMT union on South Western Railway and Arriva Rail North mounted picket lines outside stations in the dispute over guards on trains.