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General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy

General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy

Security and terrorism policy featured strongly as the Green Party and UKIP leaders faced a Question Time audience. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall called for 20,000 more police officers on UK streets, and for a review of funding of mosques in Britain. Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley said the Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy should be scrapped. The Bristol QA was the latest in ...

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Election Lexicon: Glumbuckets, nudity and Star Trek training

Election Lexicon: Glumbuckets, nudity and Star Trek training

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nye Bevan didn’t want to be “naked” in the conference chamber Every general election throws up buzzwords and curiosities which help to define the tenor of the campaign. Which words have caught the ear in the past week? Naked in the chamber When Theresa May asked a Wolverhampton audience to imagine Jeremy Corbyn as ...

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Theresa May ‘responsible’ if UK soft on extremists

Theresa May ‘responsible’ if UK soft on extremists

Theresa May should take responsibility if Britain has been too soft on extremists, the leader of Plaid Cymru has said. Leanne Wood made the comments in a BBC TV debate, which took place a day after the terrorist attack in London. Ms Wood also said that she would like to see the highest tax rate raised from 45% to 50%. ...

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London attack: Corbyn criticises Tories in terror speech

London attack: Corbyn criticises Tories in terror speech

Media captionCorbyn: You can’t protect people ‘on the cheap’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of trying to “protect the public on the cheap” in a speech focusing on the London terror attack. Mr Corbyn, who has previously questioned the wisdom of a shoot-to-kill policy, also backed the police to use “whatever force is necessary” to save lives. ...

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Is fox hunting an election issue?

Is fox hunting an election issue?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Anti-hunting protesters marched on Downing Street Theresa May will give MPs a free vote on repealing the ban on fox hunting if her party wins the general election. The policy appears to have come as a surprise to many, despite the fact that it was in the last two Conservative manifestos. Will it affect the ...

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London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

Media captionWatch: How the attacks unfolded Twelve people have been arrested after the London terror attack which left seven people dead and 48 injured. The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers. A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday. Three men then got out ...

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London attack: General election will go ahead on 8 June, says May

London attack: General election will go ahead on 8 June, says May

Media captionPM: Violence must not disrupt democracy The prime minister has confirmed the general election will take place as planned on 8 June, despite another terrorist attack in London. Speaking outside Downing Street, she said: “Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.” Political campaigning would resume in full on Monday, she said, after most parties suspended national ...

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London attack: Parties suspend election campaigning

London attack: Parties suspend election campaigning

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s main political parties – with the exception of UKIP – have suspended their national election campaigns after a terrorist attack in London. The Conservatives, Labour, SNP, Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru announced a pause in election activities. But UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said that was “what the extremists would want”. Brexit Secretary David ...

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