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Ex-Tory minister Ann Widdecombe to join Nigel Farage’s Brexit party

Ann Widdecombe will be a candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party (Picture: Getty)Former shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe is returning to politics – to join Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. Amid calls for Theresa May to step down as Prime Minister ‘as soon as possible’, critics warn huge swathes of Tories will defect if the UK…

British aid worker, 29, murdered in Nigeria as kidnappers raid party

Faye Mooney, 29, was shot dead in Kaduna (Picture: Faye Mooney/YouTube)A British woman has been murdered in Nigeria during a kidnapping at a party. Aid worker Faye Mooney, 29, had travelled from Lagos to the northern city of Kaduna as a tourist when was shot dead late on April 19. British mum and son, 11,…

At least 40% of Tory councillors to back Nigel Farage’s rival...

Tory councillors are revolting against Theresa May over her handling of Brexit, with 40% prepared to vote for Nigel Farage’s rival party at the European elections. A survey of elected grassroots Conservatives found three quarters of Mrs May’s councillors wanted her to resign, with 43% of them calling for her to quit immediately. Just over…

Issue of Europe runs like ‘fault line through Conservative Party’

It was October 30, 1990, and Margaret Thatcher was on her feet at the despatch box of the United Kingdom's House of Commons. Directly responding to calls from then-European Commission president Jacques Delors for greater central control in Europe, she roared, "No! No! No!". The UK prime minister's trademark defiance came against the backdrop of…

Nigel Farage vows ‘no more Mr Nice Guy’ at launch of...

Nigel Farage has placed a £1,000 bet that his new Brexit Party will dominate May’s European elections. The politician ditched Ukip over ‘its obsession with Islam’ and today officially launched his new venture, claiming he will ‘put the fear of God’ into Westminster. The MEP said that in the last 10 days his new party…

After Turkish election setback, AK Party reaches fork in the road

Ankara, Turkey - While the dust from Sunday's local elections in Turkey is far from settled, observers are looking to see how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will react to the loss of Istanbul and Ankara, after years of sustained electoral success. With the results in Turkey's two largest cities among those under question and the election…

Thailand elections: Military-backed party takes lead

Bangkok, Thailand  - Preliminary results from Thailand's Election Commission show a military-backed party in the lead, in the country's first elections since a military coup in 2014. With about 90 percent of ballots in Sunday's long-delayed polls counted, the Palang Pracharat party had seven million votes. Pheu Thai, the party linked to the former Prime Minister…

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