Jennifer Arcuri ‘admits affair with Boris Johnson’

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Medics ‘extremely worried’ about coming weeks because of coronavirus second wave

Medics are “extremely worried” about how the next few weeks will look in hospitals as the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continues to rise, a doctor has said. Dr Indeewar Kapila is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Manchester. He said intensive care units in the North West were getting busier. And staff were bracing themselves for a difficult second wave. “We’re extremely worried” Asked whether he’s worried about where hospitals will be in a few weeks’ time, Dr Kapila told the PA news agency: We’re extremely worried. I think if if the current situation continues, if we haven’t got some additional measures in place,…

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Under-fire Tories launch inquiry into war crimes investigations after human rights committee hammering

Defence ministers have ordered a new inquiry into how war crimes are investigated, after their new combat zone immunity bill was ripped apart by the human rights committee. Since the second reading of the Overseas Operations Bill on 23 September, the legislation has been attacked by members of the human rights committee. With the proposals proving deeply unpopular and controversial, panicked Tories have launched a judge-led inquiry into how war crimes are investigated. Panicked In a press release on 13 October, defence secretary Ben Wallace said: Nobody wants to see service personnel subjected to drawn-out investigations, only for the allegations to prove to be false or unfounded. At…

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Anti-Corbyn Labour advisor’s appointment lasts hours after Iraq apologist tweets found

On 14 October, it was reported that Labour leader Keir Starmer had appointed hardcore Blairite Nita Clarke to fix Labour’s internal culture. However, the appointment allegedly lasted just hours after apologist tweets about the Iraq War were discovered from 2020 The appointment of Clarke, “a former aide to Tony Blair” and vocal opponent of Jeremy Corbyn, was announced on 14 October 2020. Journalist Gabriel Pogrund reported that her role was set to be improving internal party culture and that Clarke had vocally opposed Labour during the Corbyn period. Labour has appointed a former aide to Tony Blair, Nita Clarke, to look at the "culture of the party" and…

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Short, sharp lockdown considered to tackle virus in Wales

The Welsh government is looking “very carefully” at introducing a time-limited circuit-breaker lockdown in Wales, the first minister has confirmed. Mark Drakeford said the “short, sharp” lockdown could last for between two and three weeks, with a decision due to be announced on 19 October.The Welsh Labour leader also suggested Wales could introduce a new set of national restrictions after a successful reset of the virus, after warning around 2,500 people in the country are currently being infected every day. LockdownIt was also confirmed that a travel ban preventing people from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus from entering Wales will come into force from…

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Johnson’s ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal off the menu as PM calls halt to trade talks

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Thousands call for new Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

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Serco profits set to soar as contract for ‘broken’ Test and Trace system is extended

Outsourcing giant Serco has said it expects profits to exceed expectations in 2020 as a result of the uptick in work since the global pandemic. Updating the London Stock Exchange in an unexpected announcement, the company said the excess profits could now be returned to shareholders, with a consultation on dividend payments under way. The company which is leading the UK government’s Test and Trace scheme said it had achieved strong revenue growth in the three months from July, highlighting extensions to contracts to provide test sites and call handlers. Test and Trace has been described as a “broken system” and ‘unfit for purpose’. Satisfaction Serco bosses claimed…

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Police admit that they used at least six undercover officers to spy on one woman

Imagine being spied upon, not just by one undercover police officer, but by at least six. This is what happened to environmental activist Kate Wilson. And now the police have finally admitted that this surveillance of Wilson breached her human rights. In 2003, Wilson met undercover police officer Mark Kennedy, and they lived together as lovers for two years. He deceived her and numerous others he became friends with, hiding his real identity as a police spy. Kennedy infiltrated a number of protest groups and gatherings in the UK and across Europe, including Climate Camp, Earth First, and animal rights gatherings. It’s hard to imagine the devastating effects…

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The shocking story of UK mercenaries in Sri Lanka

Phil Miller, co-director of the new documentary Keenie Meenie, talks to The Canary about his film which exposes a shadowy British mercenary company involved in war crimes in Sri Lanka. You can watch the full Keenie Meenie documentary for free below. By Pablo Navarrete Source link

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