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Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just […]

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June Sarpong on number of disabled and female MPs

Looking at the role model of the UK Parliament when it comes to representing a diverse UK with writer and broadcaster June Sarpong, who has written about Britain losing billions of pounds for not embracing diversity. She scrutinised the number of women and people with disabilities elected as MPs, in a debate with Daily Politics […]

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Lord Mandelson: Labour election prospects 'very strong'

Image copyright AFP The Conservatives are handing Jeremy Corbyn “victory on a plate” at the next election, Lord Mandelson says. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the former Labour cabinet minister acknowledged the prospects for the party at the next general election were now “very strong”. However he urged the Labour leader to reach […]

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Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Image copyright NI Ambulance service Image caption An oxygen cylinder from this ambulance was smashed into its windscreen in Northern Ireland Tougher punishments for attacks on emergency workers are being debated in the House of Commons. Rhondda MP Chris Bryant’s bill would double the maximum sentence for common assault against an emergency worker from six […]