Labour frontbenchers quit as May wins vote

Six Labour MPs stepped down from frontbench roles to vote against Jeremy Corbyn and in support of the Government yesterday. They helped Theresa May to see off an amendment to her Brexit bill suggested by the House of Lords which might have kept the UK in the European Economic Area after it leaves the bloc, like Norway.

Trump on Kim: ‘People do bad things’

Donald Trump yesterday dismissed the death camps of North Korea, mass starvation and other human rights abuses in Kim Jong Un’s country by saying: “A lot of people have done bad things.” The US President said the dictator was a “tough guy”, a “smart guy” and a “great negotiator”. Trump has returned from his summit with Kim.

May to relax immigration quota for NHS staff

The Government is to relax rules put in place by Theresa May when she was home secretary, allowing more non-EU citizens to come to the UK to work in the NHS. May’s visa cap was making it hard for the service to recruit enough staff, NHS bosses say. It emerged on Tuesday that 2,360 doctors had been refused entry in five months.

Towers go green to mark Grenfell fire anniversary

The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London was commemorated early this morning, exactly one year after the first 999 call about the blaze was made. The remains of the council block and 12 surrounding buildings were floodlit in green at 12.54am. Sixty-eight families are still in emergency accommodation after the fire.

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Source:: The Week – All news


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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Jun 2018

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