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Labour leader backs hard-Left plotting ‘unrest of Poll Tax riots’
It is a hard-Left plot to “shut down the streets”, by whipping up the biggest act of civil disobedience in decades. Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed the protest at Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans, urging his MPs to join demonstrators planning to “occupy bridges and blockade roads”. Political Editor Gordon Rayner has full details of the Momentum-backed events that are aiming to bring chaos to 10 major cities tomorrow in what some activists have likened to the 1990 Poll Tax riots. See cartoonist Matt‘s take on the Brexit outrage. It comes as a survey suggests support for Labour among students has dropped to its lowest level in four years. What is the reason behind the decrease? Read on for more.
Meanwhile, The Telegraph has learnt Commons Speaker John Bercow broke off from part of his family holiday to phone Sir Oliver Letwin, the Remain-backing MP, to plan ways to prevent Mr Johnson proroguing Parliament. Christopher Hope and Harry Yorke have the inside story on their plot to thwart the PM. What are their options? Daniel Capurro does his best to explain.
PS: Nigel Farage says he does not want to be a minister if he helps the Conservatives win a snap general election. Listen to the latest episode of Chopper’s Brexit podcast to hear what he wants instead.
HRT raises breast cancer risk by a third, major study shows
Hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer by a third, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken has shown. Health Correspondent Henry Bodkin reports on research by Oxford University scientists that found the long-term chances of developing the disease for women on the most common form of treatment is double what was previously feared. And read on for the menopause myth buster every woman needs.
Keith Richards’ ashtray gives Sir Mick Jagger satisfaction
After decades of feuding, Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are currently enjoying a fragile peace and, as such, the latter will do anything to maintain the equilibrium. That includes, it has emerged, using a motorised ashtray that sucks in cigarette smoke to avoid upsetting the health conscious Jagger. Victoria Ward has more details of the unlikely rock and roll device.
- Is it a fake? | FBI examines disputed image of Duke of York with accuser
- ‘Gay gene’ ruled out | Huge study shows environment is major factor
- Albanian strongman | Trafficking shame of man crowned UK’s strongest
- Vegans missing out | Diet lacks nutrient that is vital for brain health
- Prisoners without pudding | Failed equipment melts 1,000 ice creams
Gallery: The big picture
River deep | The Red Arrows fly over Niagara Falls, a key location on the RAF team’s tour of the US and Canada. Exercise Western Hawk is the Red Arrows’ first visit to North America since 2008. Click here for more striking images.
- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | This is no constitutional outrage
- Iain Duncan Smith | Impartiality of Speaker is crucial to our constitution
- Fraser Nelson | Davidson made a joke party serious by fighting for creed
- Jeremy Warner | We’re now playing the blame game over Brexit
- Hannah Betts | Fasting isn’t the way forward – can’t we just eat normally?
- ‘Untouchable’ | The documentary giving the Harvey Weinstein accusers a voice
- Rise of the ‘green pound’ | Would you pay £95 for a water bottle?
- Property doctors | Can I force noisy upstairs neighbours to install carpet?
Business and money briefing
Brought into Focus | Almost £1.7bn was wiped off the value of Micro Focus yesterday after Britain’s second-biggest listed tech company issued a profit warning. As Matthew Field reports, it could trigger its ejection from the FTSE 100 next week and pave the way for a possible sale or break-up.
- Silver is rising | Investors could be wise to buy – here’s three ways how
- Investment tip | Our bonds’ indifference to Brexit turmoil shows their value
- Stay on top of the markets | Live stocks and shares updates 24 hours a day
Southgate’s warning | After Gareth Southgate left Manchester City’s Kyle Walker out of his England squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers, Sam Wallace explains how none of his senior players should be sure of their place.
- Champions League group stage draw | Spurs and Chelsea’s tough tests
- Archer hit ‘a blessing in disguise’ | Marnus Labuschagne interview
- ‘We can dent Irish confidence’ | Warren Gatland ‘surprised’ by loss
Extra spice to language | Before the Great British Bake Off and the surging popularity of veganism, phrases such as “soggy bottom” and “Veganuary” would have drawn blank stares from Britons. But Phoebe Southworth explains how they are now part of a dramatic transformation of our culinary lexicon.
- Hanoians to see Perseid meteor shower early Friday morning
- Bali shuts airport after volcanic eruption
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