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Jeremy Corbyn ‘wreath laying’ attacked by Israeli PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Israel’s PM has criticised Jeremy Corbyn over his presence at a ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack. Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for laying a wreath on the grave of one […]

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Burka comments ‘racist’ – Wales’ first minister

Image copyright PAImage caption A woman wearing a burka protests near Boris Johnson’s constituency office First Minister Carwyn Jones has stepped into the row about Muslim women’s dress, denouncing “racist” comments. Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces a Tory party inquiry after saying women in burkas looked like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers”. UKIP’s new Senedd […]

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Muslim Council urges PM to avoid Boris Johnson ‘whitewash’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy Boris Johnson’s comments have sparked an internal Conservative Party investigation The UK’s largest Muslim organisation is calling on Theresa May to ensure the inquiry into Boris Johnson’s burka comments is not a “whitewash”. According to the Guardian, the Muslim Council of Britain will tell the prime […]

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Loans offer for Scottish farmers hit by adverse weather

Image caption The unprecedented weather has led to higher costs such as increased prices for feed and fodder Scottish farmers are being offered government loans to help them recover from months of adverse weather conditions. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) is being launched to allow farmers early access to their annual payment from […]

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Ex-Labour leader condemns Corbyn over anti-semitism

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Jim Murphy led Scottish Labour from December 2014 to June 2015 A former Scottish Labour leader has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for what he regards as the party’s failure to root out anti-semitism. In an unusual move, Jim Murphy paid for a full page advert in the Jewish Telegraph to highlight […]