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Police to consider charges over Gosport hospital deaths, Jeremy Hunt says – Politics live

Follow live updates for PMQs, health secretary statement and Theresa May’s final push to head off a ‘meaningful vote’ rebellion on Brexit

Back to Gosport, and this is what the Crown Prosecution Service said following today’s report. A spokesman said”

We will consider the content of the report and will take any appropriate steps as required.

This is from Newsnight’s Nicholas Watt on the EU withdrawal bill.

Word last night was that compromise on meaningful vote would be: 1) Govt gesture: agree meaningful vote could be amendable. 2) Dominic Grieve gesture: that vote would have no legal force. 3) Compromise amendment would have to be tabled in lords. We’ll see

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:38:08 GMT
US quits UN human rights council – 'a cesspool of political bias'

Nikki Haley says council is ‘protector of human rights abusers’ that targets Israel in particular and ignores atrocities elsewhere

The US is withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday, calling it a “cesspool of political bias” that targets Israel in particular while ignoring atrocities in other countries.

Related: Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:39:19 GMT
Theresa May: US border policy 'disturbing' but Trump visit still on

British PM criticises policy of separating children from families but defends visit of Donald Trump next month

Theresa May has described Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families as “deeply disturbing” and “wrong”, but defended her decision to receive the US president in Britain next month.

Quizzed about the images of children held in cages, and audio of crying toddlers separated from their parents by US border officials, May went further in her criticisms then previously, and indicated she would raise her concerns with Trump.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:11:27 GMT
Grenfell Tower borough 'behaved like a property developer'

Council’s chief executive made comment in private meeting with survivors’ group, MPs told

The chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea told survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster that the council had been behaving like “a property developer masquerading as a local authority”, MPs have been told.

Barry Quirk, who took over at the borough one week after the fire in June 2017, made the comment in a private meeting with Grenfell United, the survivors’ group, one of its leading members, Edward Daffarn, told the House of Commons housing select committee.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:49:47 GMT
Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term

High court judges turn down appeal by former football coach who abused young players

Victims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences, have welcomed the rejection of his appeal against his 30-year prison sentence.

The sentence imposed in February at Liverpool crown court for 52 offences committed against a dozen boys between 1979 and 1991 was upheld on Wednesday by three judges at the high court in London, who echoed the original ruling’s damning description of Bennell as the “devil incarnate”.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:20:53 GMT
European leaders to attend emergency 'mini-summit' on migration

Sunday’s meeting could determine future of Germany’s coalition government, which is divided over issue

The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is convening an informal “mini-summit” on migration and asylum this Sunday that could determine the future of Germany’s coalition government.

Related: It's 34,361 and rising: how the List tallies Europe's migrant bodycount

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:02:00 GMT
Brexit: ID scheme for EU citizens in UK 'difficult to achieve'

Thinktank believes the UK has little experience compared with other European countries of registering migrants

Government plans to give 3.4 million EU citizens in the UK a post-Brexit identity number will be difficult to achieve, a thinktank has said.

New Philanthropy Capital examined registration schemes around the world and found that historic take-up rates for large-population registrations ranged from less than 20% in the UK to 43% in the US and 77% in Spain.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:35:06 GMT
US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year

It is unclear whether Adam Waldman’s 2017 visits had connection to Oleg Deripaska

A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, according to visitor logs seen by the Guardian.

Adam Waldman, who has worked as a Washington lobbyist for the metals tycoon since 2009, had more meetings with Assange in 2017 than almost anyone else, the records show.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:08:53 GMT
Alan Sugar under fire over 'racist' Senegal World Cup team tweet

Peer apologises after comparing players to people selling bags and sunglasses on beaches in tweet BBC calls ‘seriously misjudged’

Alan Sugar has been criticised for posting a tweet about the Senegal World Cup squad that compared the players to people selling sunglasses and handbags on beaches.

The tweet featured a photoshopped picture of the team looking as though they were selling counterfeit goods. “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multitasking, resourceful chaps,” Lord Sugar said.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:46:38 GMT
South Yorkshire man wins protection order in forced marriage first

Police issue safeguarding order to protect male victim from honour-based abuse

A British man who was promised into marriage at five years old has become the first male in South Yorkshire to be granted a protection order.

The teenage boy and his three younger siblings were all protected from becoming victims of forced marriage. The 19-year-old had received threats for not complying to a pre-arranged marriage, to which his parents had agreed when he was five.

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:28:18 GMT

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