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Theresa May: I’m here to stay
She’s faced immense analysi since the Conservative lost their House of Commons majority in the snap election she called for, but Theresa May insists she wants to remain prime minister “for the long term”. She told the BBC’s Ben Wright she could win the forthcoming elections, are planned for 2022.
“What me and my government are about is not just be conducted in conformity with Brexit but delivering a brighter future for the UK, ” she said. Mrs May, described as a “dead woman walking” by former Chancellor George Osborne, has sought to consolidate her berth by reaching a addressed with the Democratic Unionist Party.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson predicted Mrs May his “undivided backing”, but Labour’s Jon Trickett said the prime minister was “deluding herself” and contributing a “zombie government”.
Dugdale: I was outed as homosexual against my will
Labour’s former ruler in Scotland has told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she was forced to come out as homosexual after commentaries about her sexuality were included in a magazine article. Kezia Dugdale, who resigned from her political persona on Tuesday, said she had asked for the repeats not to be used in the Fabian Review. But the article’s columnist said “at no point” had she received this petition. Ms Dugdale is in a relationship with an SNP politician, which she said parties procured more “fascinating” than her sexuality.
Texas chemical plant are forecast to explode
The aftermath of Storm Harvey, which has killed at least 33 people, have continued cause damage, with security of energy supplies affected and petroleum business shutting down pipelines. Now it’s been revealed that a chemical plant near the flooded municipality of Houston is expected to explode or catch fire, as there is no way to chill the complexes obstructed there. The smoke produced at the Arkema plant will harass surface, attentions and lungs, the public has been warned.
It’s 20 times since Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a vehicle accident in Paris. Royal correspondent Peter Hunt asks how the Royal Family has changed during the years since. And the BBC’s Alex Regan looks at the legacy Diana left her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, only 15 and 12 when she died.
North Korea: What are the options?
By Justin Bronk, Royal United Services Institute
A successful intrusion of North koreans led by the US would leave it responsible for rebuilding a shattered country. North koreans has existed in an unparalleled government of mental manipulation, chronic economic hardship and separation for over 60 times. The stupendous enterprise of reintegrating Eastern germany after the Cold War pallids for purposes of comparison. The world is that none of members of the military options available to the US for dealing with North Korea come without high costs and significant risks – thoughts which it will have to weigh up against ambiguous and problematic potential outcomes.
What the working papers say
Several newspapers precede with Theresa May’s remarks on wanting to remain in capability for several years, with the Daily Telegraph announcing them a “radical departure” for the prime minister, who previously devoted remained on only as long as her defendant missed her to. The Times says she wants to stay on to focus on social right as well as Brexit and feels “emboldened” by a lack of Republican challengers. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports on the “moving” viewing by Sovereigns William and Prince Harry of floral tributes to their father, Diana, Princess of Wales. “She’s still the people’s princess” is the Sun’s headline.
Building breakdown At least 30 parties feared captured in Mumbai
Terror suspect Manchester bomber’s brother faces experiment in Libya
‘Legal highs’ Review set up after laughing gas examples collapse
Free childcare Nurseries warn of “chaos” over 30 hours’ provision
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Today It’s football’s carry-over deadline day, with the English transfer window closing at 23:00 and Scotland’s at midnight.
11:30 The United Nations Committee on the Claim of Party with Disabilities publishes its organize of policy recommendations for the UK.
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1989 Buckingham Palace announces that Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips are to separate after 16 years of marriage.