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What the papers say – February 26

What the papers say – February 26

What the papers say – February 26

26 February 2024

A range of stories feature on the nation’s papers on Monday.


Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

26 February 2024

The former deputy chairman lost the Conservative whip after failing to apologise for claiming ‘Islamists’ had ‘got control’ of Sadiq Khan.


Deepfakes provide ‘perfect storm’ for hijackers in general election – Cleverly

Deepfakes provide ‘perfect storm’ for hijackers in general election – Cleverly

Deepfakes provide ‘perfect storm’ for hijackers in general election – Cleverly

25 February 2024

The Home Secretary is due to meet with Silicon Valley bosses to urge greater action to protect democracy, The Times reported.


Synod vote could see bullying lay members disqualified

Synod vote could see bullying lay members disqualified

Synod vote could see bullying lay members disqualified

25 February 2024

Such behaviour could ‘blight a parish for years’ if left unaddressed, the church’s parliament was told.


British Palestinian ‘received death threats’ for advocating peace with Israel

British Palestinian ‘received death threats’ for advocating peace with Israel

British Palestinian ‘received death threats’ for advocating peace with Israel

25 February 2024

Activist John Aziz said rhetoric between Palestinians and Israelis during the war in Gaza was becoming ‘irreconcilable’.


‘Woke’ being misused by Government ministers, says first black female bishop

‘Woke’ being misused by Government ministers, says first black female bishop

‘Woke’ being misused by Government ministers, says first black female bishop

25 February 2024

Bishop of Dover Rose Hudson-Wilkin saw her motion on racial justice overwhelmingly welcomed at the Church of England’s General Synod.


Long-serving Conservative MP Lord Cormack dies aged 84

Long-serving Conservative MP Lord Cormack dies aged 84

Long-serving Conservative MP Lord Cormack dies aged 84

25 February 2024

He served as an MP from 1970 to 2010 and was elected 10 times, most recently for the constituency of South Staffordshire from 1997 to 2010.


£4.7bn ‘local transport fund’ redirected from axed HS2 plans announced

£4.7bn ‘local transport fund’ redirected from axed HS2 plans announced

£4.7bn ‘local transport fund’ redirected from axed HS2 plans announced

25 February 2024

The North of England will be allocated £2.5 billion and the Midlands will receive £2.2 billion from the money saved by abandoning HS2’s northern leg.


Labour would run ‘patriotic economy’, Starmer to say on West Midlands visit

Labour would run ‘patriotic economy’, Starmer to say on West Midlands visit

Labour would run ‘patriotic economy’, Starmer to say on West Midlands visit

25 February 2024

Sir Keir will be joined by deputy leader Angela Rayner on a trip to a housing development.


Badenoch heading to Abu Dhabi to push for tariff-free trade

Badenoch heading to Abu Dhabi to push for tariff-free trade

Badenoch heading to Abu Dhabi to push for tariff-free trade

25 February 2024

The Department for Business and Trade said UK ministers will meet with all six Gulf Co-operation Council counterparts.


SNP calls on opposition parties to support fresh ceasefire motion

SNP calls on opposition parties to support fresh ceasefire motion

SNP calls on opposition parties to support fresh ceasefire motion

25 February 2024

SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn has called for opposition leaders Sir Keir Starmer and Sir Ed Davey to support a fresh ceasefire motion.


Poet and playwright Bernard Kops dies aged 97

Poet and playwright Bernard Kops dies aged 97

Poet and playwright Bernard Kops dies aged 97

25 February 2024

His work explored themes including life in East End London and its Jewish community.


Mayor says pay deal for transport workers in London is ‘welcome news’

Mayor says pay deal for transport workers in London is ‘welcome news’

Mayor says pay deal for transport workers in London is ‘welcome news’

25 February 2024

Sadiq Khan said he was delighted all four unions had accepted the award.


Teenage girl, 16, dead as another teenager arrested for dangerous driving

Teenage girl, 16, dead as another teenager arrested for dangerous driving

Teenage girl, 16, dead as another teenager arrested for dangerous driving

25 February 2024

The incident occurred on the A249 at around 6.45pm on Saturday, when a white Toyota Hilux hit a road barrier and overturned.


Rishi Sunak calls on US to continue with ‘bolder’ military support for Ukraine

Rishi Sunak calls on US to continue with ‘bolder’ military support for Ukraine

Rishi Sunak calls on US to continue with ‘bolder’ military support for Ukraine

25 February 2024

The Prime Minister also said Ukraine’s allies should use money obtained through Russian sanctions and assets to fund Ukraine’s defence.


Sir Ed Davey says he should have apologised sooner for Horizon scandal role

Sir Ed Davey says he should have apologised sooner for Horizon scandal role

Sir Ed Davey says he should have apologised sooner for Horizon scandal role

25 February 2024

Sir Ed served as post office minister under the coalition government from 2010 to 2012.


Murder probe after man in his 50s dies following serious assault

Murder probe after man in his 50s dies following serious assault

Murder probe after man in his 50s dies following serious assault

25 February 2024

Despite treatment by emergency services he was declared dead at the scene.


Claims Labour tried to pressure Speaker over Gaza vote ‘utter nonsense’ – Nandy

Claims Labour tried to pressure Speaker over Gaza vote ‘utter nonsense’ – Nandy

Claims Labour tried to pressure Speaker over Gaza vote ‘utter nonsense’ – Nandy

25 February 2024

More than 70 MPs signed a motion expressing no confidence in Sir Lindsay Hoyle after Wednesday’s SNP Opposition Day debate descended into chaos.


Many MPs ‘expressing concerns about their safety’, says Lisa Nandy

Many MPs ‘expressing concerns about their safety’, says Lisa Nandy

Many MPs ‘expressing concerns about their safety’, says Lisa Nandy

25 February 2024

The Labour MP told Sky News’s Sunday Morning With Trevor Phillips that politicians were receiving threats ‘on multiple issues in multiple directions’.


‘Sense of excitement’ among Lib Dems ahead of general election – Sir Ed Davey

‘Sense of excitement’ among Lib Dems ahead of general election – Sir Ed Davey

‘Sense of excitement’ among Lib Dems ahead of general election – Sir Ed Davey

25 February 2024

The Lib Dem leader said he was confident they would be the third largest party at the election later this year.


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