Wednesday afternoon news briefing: Boris Johnson would trounce Jeremy Corbyn in general election, poll shows

Chris Price
Boris Johnson has higher approval ratings than Jeremy Corbyn from nearly all areas of society, a poll shows

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Poll reveals Johnson's huge lead over Corbyn across Britain

Good news has been in short supply of late for the Prime Minister. So today he will welcome a new poll which shows him trouncing Jeremy Corbyn for approval ratings in almost every section of society. Telegraph analysis of the latest YouGov polling data shows the Labour leader has a mountain to climb if he is to defeat Boris Johnson in a general election this year. Josh Wilson explains the data in three charts. It comes as Mr Corbyn has been accused of an "abdication of leadership" after signalling how he would campaign if there is a second referendum. Here's what he said, risking anger among allies and Remainer MPs. And here's what a government under Mr Corbyn would mean for house prices.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's legal team has set out its arguments on why the decision to prorogue Parliament was lawful in the second day of the hearing at the Supreme Court. You can watch and follow the latest here. It has also been a busy day over in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Jean-Claude Juncker had some sharp words for Mr Johnson and here is why Guy Verhofstadt, its Brexit coordinator, said the Prime Minister should be more like Mrs Doubtfire.

BBC apologises to Prince Harry over neo-Nazi propaganda

The BBC has apologised to the Duke of Sussex for failing to warn him they planned to publish graphic neo-Nazi propaganda calling him a "race traitor". The corporation, which defends the decision to broadcast the image around the world, has written to the Duke about the "important piece of journalism", which is said to have caused "great distress" to the Royal Family. Read on for details.

PewDiePie: YouTube star's controversial yet lucrative career

He thinks he has it sussed. "I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand that and that is why they come to my channel." These were the words of YouTube megastar PewDiePie in 2017, the same year Disney’s Maker Studios cut ties with him over anti-Semitic content he had posted. Two years on, this blond-haired internet idol continues to stir controversy. Here is the latest storm around the 29-year-old Swedish gamer, and his explanation of it.

News briefing

Video: Johnson confronted by parent in hospital

An angry parent of a sick baby told Boris Johnson the NHS was being destroyed during a confrontation in a hospital corridor. Omar Salem claimed there were not enough doctors and nurses as he tackled the Prime Minister.

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Sport briefing

Fernando Ricksen dies | The world of football is mourning the loss of hard-tackling Rangers player Fernando Ricksen, who has died aged 43 after battling motor neurone disease. Read the former Scotland player of the year's obituary.

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Looking good 2,000 years ago | It turns out there is another thing the Romans did for us - they gave Britain women's make up. Researchers have discovered how Roman Britain applied early forms of mascara and eye shadow. Click here to see pictures of a model who used replicas of the applicators.