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June 26, 2019

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump’s comments ‘reminiscent of what my grandparents had to hear’

We spoke to the author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly Donald Trump’s director of communications, and began by asking them if you say something that is considered racist, does it make you a racist?

Two-year-old conjoined twins separated

It represented their best chance at life – complex, multiple surgeries to separate twins from Pakistan who were conjoined at the head and skull. And thanks to surgeons at Great Ormond Street it’s hoped the twins can now make a good recovery. We have been talking to the surgeons involved in the...

Congresswomen hit back at Trump’s ‘blatantly racist’ comments

Donald Trump has again denied that his racist tweets are racist. But the President seems to be uniting the Democratic Party with his attack on the four radical congresswomen known as The Squad, as he repeats his calls on them to “go back” to “the crime-infested places from which they came” if they...

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness: ‘The problems don’t go away by slamming the door and a harsh Brexit’

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness, from the governing Fine Gael party, is vice president of the European Parliament.

New European chief open to another Brexit delay

In the last hour, the EU’s top job of President of the European Commission has been given to Ursula von der Leyen. As part of her pitch to MEPs earlier, the German Defence Minister said she was open to another Brexit delay. But the EU is further bracing itself for no deal, after Tory leadership...

Portuguese drugs czar João Goulão: ‘Decriminalised environment’ makes it easier to access health care

Annie Wells is a Conservative member of the Scottish Parliament, and João Goulão is head of Portugal’s drug addiction service.

Scotland Minister Joe FitzPatrick on drug deaths: ‘Public health approach will help turn this around’

We spoke to Scotland’s Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick, and began by asking what has caused these terrible figures.

Scotland drug deaths per head highest in world 

It’s a terrible title to claim, but today Scotland was revealed to be leading the world in drug deaths. A complex range of factors are to blame say the Scottish government, and they want the powers devolved from Westminster so they can bring radical measures to tackle what they describe as a crisis.

Brexit Party MEP worked for Cambridge Analytica

Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips has admitted she secretly worked for Cambridge Analytica on its controversial 2017 election campaign in Kenya. Ms Phillips – a prominent member of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and former Head of Media for Ukip – made the admission to Channel 4 News after...

Spectator’s Cindy Yu on Boris Johnson: ‘It’s a bad look for him not to come out harder against America’

Faiza Shaheen, the Labour parliamentary candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green, and Cindy Yu, who’s a commentator on The Spectator magazine, discuss the state of the parties.

WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

He was a computing pioneer, a codebreaker and a war hero, who was cruelly persecuted for his sexuality. Now Alan Turing has been named as the new face of the £50 note, described by the Bank’s Governor Mark Carney as “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand”. Turing’s work with the Enigma...

Refugees living on British military base in Cyprus allowed to settle in UK

They were marooned on a British military base in Cyprus for 20 years, but now five refugee families are finally being resettled in the UK. Their arrival here will end the long-running dispute with the British government, which initially refused to accept them after they were rescued by the RAF from...

South Africa’s Zuma denies corruption allegations

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has appeared at a hearing into corruption allegations during his time in power. The Zondo Commission was set up to investigate widespread charges that he plundered and misused state resources. Mr Zuma insisted he was the victim of a long running smear...

Extinction Rebellion activists block roads in UK cities

The environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion have blockaded roads in several cities across the country as part of what they’re calling a “summer uprising”. Activists dragged boats into the road to halt traffic in Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and London, demanding that the government...

England cricketer Jos Buttler on winning World Cup: ‘It justifies all of the sacrifices you’ve made’

We were at the Oval and spoke to the chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board and the team coach about yesterday’s win. But first we began by asking Jos Buttler, one of the cricketers who helped deliver England’s historic win, what he was thinking in the last few overs.

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