Poll shows backing for Boris and far-right policies
A new poll found that the public believes Boris Johnson is better placed than Theresa May to negotiate with Brussels and lead the Tories into the next general election. The YouGov research also found that about 38% would vote for a new right-wing party that was committed to Brexit, while 24% are prepared to support a far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Islam party.
Hospital beds for acute mental illness patients fall 30%
The number of hospital beds for people with acute mental health conditions has fallen by almost 30% since 2009, reports The Observer. The significant drop comes despite repeated claims from Theresa May that improving care for the mentally ill is now a top priority. Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind, said: “Mental health services have often been seen as a soft target for cuts.”
Outcry as Blair strikes deal with the Saudi government
Tony Blair is advising the Saudi government as part of a £9m deal with his “institute for global change”, reveals the Sunday Telegraph. The former PM’s company is helping support the Saudi Crown Prince’s modernisation programme, under a “not for profit” arrangement. The news has sparked an outcry, because of the brutality of the Saudi regime.
Ministers still being persuaded over Brexit plan says Raab
Dominic Raab, the UK’s new Brexit secretary, has told the Sunday Telegraph he is still persuading other cabinet ministers that the government strategy for leaving the European Union is the “best plan.” Taking an uncompromising stance, Raab also said Britain …read more
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