Theresa May has defended her much-maligned Brexit plan to MPs in the face of almost universal criticism that has left her hanging on to power by a thread.
Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no confidence in Mrs May and urged MPs to do the same, bringing the prospect of a leadership contest within touching distance.
Four ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, and three more junior politicians have quit today in protest at the PM’s plan for leaving the EU.
A US couple who went viral with a heartwarming story about their meeting with a homeless man have been accused of making up the incident to make money.
Kate McClure claimed that homeless man Johnny Bobbitt gave her his last $20 after her car ran out of petrol.
She and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico raised over £300,000 for Mr Bobbitt on GoFundMe.
The couple and Mr Bobbitt now face charges including conspiracy and theft by deception.
Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson performed a ‘celebratory jig’ as he was cleared of attempting to seriously harm a prison governor.
Bronson, 66, was said to have lunged at Mark Docherty as he entered a room at HMP Wakefield on January 25.
Representing himself at Leeds Crown Court, Bronson claimed he had intended to give Mr Docherty a “gentle bear hug” and whisper in his ear, but tripped, or was tripped by someone, and fell.
A senior Tory MP performed an extraordinary U-turn after inventing a statistic about public backing for the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan during a radio interview.
“80% of the British public support this deal….
“I’m producing a number to try to illustrate what I believe…
“I totally apologise for that and I take that back”
— Radio 5 Live on BBC Sounds (@bbc5live) November 15, 2018
Prisons minister Rory Stewart, a staunch May loyalist, claimed that “80% of the British public support this deal”.
When quizzed over the provenance of the stat, he awkwardly apologised and admitted he’d made it up.