May backs Met’s get-tough tactics against thieves on mopeds
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May backs Met’s get-tough tactics against thieves on mopeds

Theresa May has defended the tough new tactics used by the Metropolitan police to stop thieves on mopeds, saying the officers are “absolutely right”. The police released footage last month showing officers “tipping” thieves on to the ground by driving their patrol cars into the mopeds. Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, tweeted: “Knocking people…

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Key Labour figures urge party to prepare for a new Brexit poll
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Key Labour figures urge party to prepare for a new Brexit poll

A powerful group inside Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is urging Labour to be ready to campaign for a possible second Brexit referendum if Theresa May’s deal is defeated and the party cannot force a general election. The move comes amid signs that support for another public vote is widening at Westminster. The shadow cabinet alliance…

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Khashoggi murder: Pompeo says ‘no direct evidence’ implicates Saudi prince
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Khashoggi murder: Pompeo says ‘no direct evidence’ implicates Saudi prince

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, insisted on Saturday that “no direct evidence” linked the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo is a former director of the CIA, which has reportedly concluded that Prince Mohammed ordered the murder. On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported…

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G20 leaders battle Trump over ‘rules-based order’ and WTO reform
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G20 leaders battle Trump over ‘rules-based order’ and WTO reform

World leaders have signed off on an agreement which reaffirms a basic commitment by the world’s biggest economies to multilateral trade and a “rules-based international order”, but bows to US demands for urgent reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Agreement on a joint communique was by no means guaranteed at the beginning of the…

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Labour MP Kate Osamor resigns amid row over son’s drug conviction
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Labour MP Kate Osamor resigns amid row over son’s drug conviction

The shadow international development secretary, Kate Osamor, has resigned from her role amid accusations that she had misled the public over her son’s drug conviction. Osamor, the Labour MP for Edmonton, north London, tweeted on Saturday to say she was stepping down from the shadow cabinet. Kate Osamor🌹 || Labour & Co-op MP for Edmonton||…

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