Gulf of Oman: Iran protests to UK ambassador – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/HO/IRIB Image caption Images from Iranian State TV showed smoke billowing from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman Iran has protested to Britain’s ambassador in Tehran after being accused of involvement in attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran has denied involvement, but Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said […]

Jeremy Hunt brands Labour leader ‘pathetic’ over Iran comments – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Norwegian-owned tanker Front Altair was set ablaze on Thursday The foreign secretary has branded Jeremy Corbyn “pathetic”, after he questioned whether the UK had “credible evidence” Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Jeremy Hunt said responsibility for Thursday’s attacks “almost certainly” lies with […]

‘We’re a divided kingdom now’: UK sinking into Brexit gloom – The Guardian

If Britain were a car it would be a Bentley, says Lorraine Beerman. Grand, impressive, prestigious. A split rumbles within the room – a focus group of older Leave voters from greater London. Perhaps a Jaguar might better represent the country, suggests someone. A debate is had on what car Britain would like to be […]

Divided, pessimistic, angry: survey reveals bleak mood of pre-Brexit UK – The Guardian

Britain is a more polarised and pessimistic nation than it has been for decades, according to a survey that reveals a country torn apart by social class, geography and Brexit. The survey by BritainThinks reveals an astonishing lack of faith in the political system among the British people, with less than 6% believing their politicians […]

5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food – ABC News

The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants “a radical new approach” to the food served in hospitals. Officials have linked the outbreak to food from the Good Food Chain, which supplies […]

UK weather forecast: Temperatures to hit 26C despite flood warnings, thunder and persistent rain – The Independent

High summer temperatures will finally hit the UK next week when it will be hotter than Barcelona, forecasters have said.   But this weekend flood warnings, persistent rain and thundery spells are continuing to plague parts of the country. “Conditions, overall, remain fairly changeable,” said Simon Partridge, a meteorologist at the Met Office. “Saturday’s outbreaks of rain will clear up by nightfall, though […]

Austerity has fuelled racial inequality in the UK, says UN expert – The Guardian

The government’s austerity programme has entrenched racial inequality in the UK, a UN expert on racism has concluded in a report that also describes the Windrush scandal as a “glaring example” of discrimination in the UK’s immigration policy. National debates in the aftermath of the EU referendum “amplified racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in […]

U.K. Bans Advertisements Depicting Gender Stereotypes – The New York Times

With the new guidelines, Britain joins countries like Belgium, France, Finland, Greece, Norway, South Africa and India, which have laws or codes of varying degrees and age that prevent gender discrimination in ads. Norway, for example, has had a law prohibiting sexism in ads since 1978. A 2004 Spanish law against gender violence prohibits ads […]

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