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QUENTIN LETTS watches Labour’s Sunday devotions

Brothers and sisters who mentioned the name of Comrade Jeremy found themselves clapped hard, even interrupted by football crowd-style chants of the leader’s name What ho from Brighton, or more properly ‘greetings from the central commissariat of Corbynism’. As Labour gathered for its Sunday devotions (not church, alas, but conference), a high tide lapped under the town’s lovely pier. In the conference hall it certainly felt like high tide for the Bennite Left. Brothers and sisters who mentioned the name of Comrade Jeremy found themselves clapped hard, even interrupted by…

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Letter reveals how Charles sought second opinion on Diana

The Queen’s former physician feared Princess Diana was suffering from an obscure mental disorder that risked ‘dynastic disaster’, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The choice of words suggests Sir John Batten, who treated Diana in the early years of her marriage, believed the ‘dangerous’ condition was genetic and might be passed to her children. Another Royal Household doctor and two senior medical figures are said to have shared his startling concerns. Their views are detailed in an extraordinary letter written in February 1983 by prominent psychotherapist Dr Alan McGlashan,…

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Chancellor and Boris in all-out Brexit war

The Cabinet split over Brexit erupted into a bitter all-out war last night after allies of Boris Johnson went on the attack against Philip Hammond. In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the Foreign Secretary’s supporters claimed that Theresa May’s Florence speech had thwarted the Chancellor’s bid to lock Britain into a five-year transition period after Brexit. Mr Hammond’s camp reacted swiftly and furiously, calling it ‘total bulls***’. Mr Johnson’s allies then claimed that his bombshell article last weekend had stopped Mr Hammond from forcing the Prime Minister…

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After German vote, Europe can turn to patching euro’s flaws

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Sunday’s national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe’s shared currency to prevent future crises. France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is willing to push for change to strengthen the euro and is expected to make proposals in a major speech Tuesday. He is pushing for, among other things, a finance minister for the eurozone to oversee a central fiscal pot of money that could even out recessions in individual members. Even…

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David Davis ally says ‘almost 50 MPs want May out’

The number of Tory MPs who want the Prime Minister to resign now runs into ‘several dozen’, according to rebel leaders who have been taking the temperature on the backbenches since Theresa May’s General Election disaster. One MP, who has drawn up a list of those who ‘definitely’ want Mrs May to step down, said the number was ‘more than 25 but fewer than 30’. He said about half want her to go now, half want her to promise to quit immediately after Brexit. Sources close to David Davis claim…

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Caring Germans put us to shame on Nobby Stiles

A story of infinite sadness from Germany reveals something significant about the way football can give something back to those who have enriched it and given it a history. Gerd Muller, ‘Der Bomber’, the man who scored nearly 400 goals for the club, is in the advanced stages of dementia but for as long as it was practical, Bayern Munich, the club to which he gave the best years of his life, did what they could to help. For ten years, they saw to it that the old striker would…

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Customers should direct their anger at Uber, not TfL, says Sadiq Khan

Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (TfL), after the ride-sharing app’s licence to operate in the capital was not renewed, Sadiq Khan said. The London mayor, who backed TfL’s decision on Friday, said Uber had “let down their drivers and customers” by failing to act as a “fit and proper operator”. It came as half a million people signed a Change.org petition asking for the decision to be reversed, making it the fastest growing petition on the UK website this year. Mr Khan…

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Backlash over bombshell decision to BAN Uber from London

Sadiq Khan was last night hit by a backlash from Uber customers worried about paying higher taxi fares. More than 400,000 signed a petition set up by the cab firm calling on the London Mayor to reverse the decision to ban it from the capital. MPs and social media users branded the move a ‘terrible mistake’ that could hurt consumers. Mr Khan endorsed Transport for London’s decision to end Uber’s licence due to worries about passenger safety. But the Labour politician faced immediate criticism from some – including many younger voters…

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What is Uber and why have they been banned in London? 

What is Uber? Uber is a giant tech firm based in California, which has produced a hugely popular taxi hailing app. Founded in 2009, Uber is used in 40 towns and cities in the UK, and has 65 million users worldwide. In London, around 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the app. How does it work? Uber operates through a smartphone app. The user launches the app, which can pinpoint their exact location, and types in their destination. Users enter their card details after downloading the app, so the…

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PETER OBORNE: Where’s the beef, Theresa?

Theresa May is famous for taking time to reach decisions, which is often no bad thing in a Prime Minister. But my word, she’s been taking an inordinate amount of time to reveal her thinking on Brexit. To be frank, she’s appeared to dither, which is why so much depended on her speech yesterday in Florence — a city chosen as the backdrop for its rich history as a centre of European commerce and culture rather than for its other claim to fame as the home of the Italian diplomat…

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