Jeremy Corbyn will outline the policy shift in a speech in the coming weeks JACOB KING/PAJeremy Corbyn will back a move today for Labour to change its Brexit policy and support a second referendum in all circumstances. The shadow cabinet is due to discuss the plan to make Labour’s stance decisively pro-Remain. A paper drawn up by Andrew Fisher, Mr Corbyn’s head of policy, recommends that Labour support a second referendum on any deal negotiated with Brussels. A senior Labour source confirmed that Mr Corbyn was endorsing the shift in policy, adding: “It is a moment.”Labour’s policy at present is to demand changes to Theresa May’s deal to include a customs union or push for a general election. A second referendum is merely an “option” should those plans fail.
June 18, 2019 22:52 UTC
After intervention from the VAR the referee ordered France’s missed penalty to be retaken against Nigeria on Monday RICHARD HEATHCOTE/GETTY IMAGESPhil Neville has praised the use of video assistant referees at the Women’s World Cup before his team’s final group D game against Japan tonight. The England manager believes that the media’s opinion of the game’s laws is causing the controversy surrounding it. England benefited from VAR in their opening game against Scotland after Fran Kirby’s cross was handled in the area. Renard converted the second spot-kick. “The penalty decision last night wasn’t a grey area for anyone who has had those meetings in the World Cup,”…
June 18, 2019 22:52 UTC
Philippe Coutinho scored a second-half double and Everton added a sublime third as Brazil recovered from a sloppy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener on Friday. Brazil may have got the win they wanted in their Copa America opener but the aftermath was as much about the lack of atmosphere as the lacklustre display. Copa America live stream: Find out how to watch Brazil vs VenezuelaCopa America live stream: How will Brazil vs Venezuela unfold? TrendingBrazil vs Venezuela: Who will come out on top? Copa America live stream: Who will lift the trophy?
June 18, 2019 21:22 UTC
Boris Johnson has been forced on to the defensive in a fractious five-way Tory leadership debate, coming under pressure on issues from Islamophobia to his plan to cut taxes for top earners. The former foreign secretary remains overwhelming favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister after winning the second round of voting among Conservative MPs convincingly, with 126 votes of the 313 cast. Quick guide Tory party leadership contest Show Hide What happens next in the Tory party leadership race? Conservative party HQ will organise its own events; and the BBC has also announced several televised debates between the candidates. Johnson has the former defence secretary Gavin Williamson and the former Tory party chair Grant Schapps working Westminster on his behalf.
June 18, 2019 21:16 UTC
The head of London’s newly formed violence reduction unit has said Londoners feel powerless about levels of street crime but insisted that increased use of stop and search powers had been successful. Independent monitoring has found that stop and search powers disproportionately target black people. And you’ve got to be very aware of the impact of stop and search on those communities”. There are huge number of organisations across London doing schemes which are making a positive difference. He added that a key element of the VRU’s early work in Glasgow was “you can’t have enforcement without search”.
June 18, 2019 17:15 UTC
The Trump administration's dangerous fever dream about Iran | Michael H Fuchs Read moreMonochromatic simplifications of this type suit multiple purposes. The fact is, the current crisis was conceived, manufactured and magnified in Washington. And although Trump insists he does not want it, his actions could soon trigger another calamitous Middle East war. Mike Pompeo, the bully-boy evangelist who doubles as US secretary of state, rarely loses an opportunity to demonise Iran. It would be a mistake to think Iran is totally in control of its responses to this unfolding crisis any more than the US.
June 18, 2019 17:02 UTC
Over the past 10 years, at the North Mara goldmine – which is operated by London-listed Acacia Mining – there have been more than a dozen killings of intruding locals by security personnel. Apple said it was “deeply committed to the responsible sourcing of materials that go into its products”. Acacia says it sends gold ore from North Mara to refineries in Switzerland and India. The gold is flown directly from an airstrip at North Mara two or three times a month. “We are not aware of any relationship between human rights abuse mining in Tanzania and MMTC-PAMP India.
June 18, 2019 15:56 UTC
Goldstein has been told by a so-called insider that Manchester United are targeting Aubameyang this summer. The forward, who turned 30 today, scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal in his first full season at the club. TrendingGoldstein says Man Utd's first offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to be £70m“He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang. "I think it’s crazy money for a 29-year-old, two years left on his deal, scores goals, finished article. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 31 goals in his first full season at Arsenal
June 18, 2019 14:33 UTC
Child mental health: UK provision 'worse than in much of eastern Europe' Read moreThere is something to be said for this. Mental health services – including child and adolescent services – continue to be woefully underfunded, despite years of promises of extra money. If May – or any other politician – really wants to “prevent” mental health problems they have to take a public health approach. It is no surprise that we have seen such an explosion in the numbers of people experiencing mental health problems. And, yes, more people should be trained to identify mental health issues early on.
June 18, 2019 14:15 UTC
Editor Ian Macgill says piece in which he called for pavement cyclists to be taught a lesson ‘a piece of whimsy’Cyclists have called for a boycott of businesses advertising in a magazine that suggested stringing up razor wire to garrotte people riding bikes on the pavement. The editorial in Grapevine magazine, which is delivered free to 23,000 houses in Sheffield each month, recounted a conversation between the editor, Ian Macgill, and an “old chum” in which the latter said pavement cyclists needed to be “taught a lesson” using wire at head height. He claims acts of “trail sabotage” – where routes are booby-trapped with wire or other objects – are a regular hazard for mountain bikers in Sheffield and beyond. A number of cyclists across the UK have been hurt by wires in recent years. He repeated a call from the magazine to make number plates mandatory on bikes “so that we can photograph and report cyclists if they are cycling on the pavement”.
June 18, 2019 14:13 UTC
Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been buried in a remote area of Cairo as his treatment in custody before his death was denounced as torture. The UN called for an independent investigation into Morsi’s death and his treatment in custody. Speaking after Morsi’s death, Blunt said: “We found that his detention could meet the threshold for torture in accordance Egyptian and international law. Two months of unrest in the summer of 2013 were marked by bursts of extreme violence against Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Egypt now considers the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation and has encouraged western nations such as the US to accept this definition.
June 18, 2019 14:03 UTC
It may be that later-in-life virginity is dismissed as a problem with an easy fix. And the most recent data available, from 2010-12, suggests that just 2.2% of British men and 1.1% of women were virgins at the age of 30. Yet there are many reasons that a thirty or fortysomething might never have had sex, says Libby, a 37-year-old Canadian. “At my age, it becomes a red flag for people. What we lack in experience, we’ll learn together.”But, Julia agrees, as a virgin by choice she is an anomaly.
June 18, 2019 14:03 UTC
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has blamed dehydration after she was seen shaking during a rendition of her national anthem. Merkel was welcoming the newly-appointed Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to the Germany capital. However, she grinned widely when later asked by reporters about her condition during the red-carpet reception for Zelenskiy. 'Since then I’ve drunk at least three glasses of water, which I apparently needed, and now I’m doing very well,' she said at a press conference
June 18, 2019 13:07 UTC
Businessman also faces charges over allegedly buying two yachts to launder moneyThe former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has appeared in court to face charges of a £500,000 tax fraud and that he allegedly bought two yachts to launder money. He faces three charges of cheating the public revenue and two counts of money laundering in concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property relating to his bankrupt finance company Swiss Rock Limited. The money laundering charges relate to funds from the company allegedly being used to buy two yachts. A further £230,000 was allegedly used to buy a second yacht called Maverick 6VI five months later. The charges allege Chappell failed to register Swiss Rock for VAT from the correct date, provided false or misleading information to HMRC and failed to correct the taxman’s assessment of how much tax was due.
June 18, 2019 12:52 UTC