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Name: Duncan White
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Writer of two novels, one published. Socialist.

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EU referendum: MP Sarah Wollaston swaps sides over 'untrue' Leave claims

From the BBC.

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston has quit the campaign to leave the EU and will vote for Remain instead, she told the BBC.

Dr Wollaston, chairman of the health select committee, said Vote Leave's claim that Brexit would free up 350m a week for the NHS "simply isn't true".

She told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg she did not feel "comfortable" being part of the campaign.

Vote Leave has stood by its much-criticised 350m claim, which is on the side of its battle bus.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36485464

I guess some Tories do have principles after all.

People-smuggling 'kingpin' Mered Medhanie extradited to Italy

Source: BBC

An Eritrean man believed to be at the heart of the operation to smuggle migrants from Africa to Europe has been extradited to Italy, prosecutors say.

Mered Medhanie, known as The General, was held in Sudan in May and was flown to Rome on Tuesday.

Britain's National Crime Agency said he is thought to have arranged the transit of a boat that sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa in October 2013.

At least 359 migrants died when the boat, travelling from Libya, capsized.

Most were from Eritrea and Somalia.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36476147



It's about time some of those grown fat on human misery see justice.

Game Of Thrones' Mountain has a message for Cristiano Ronaldo.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xc89w

Drunken priest suspended after kicking PC and trying to bite paramedic

A priest has been suspended after he admitted assaulting a police officer and a paramedic on a drunken night out.

The Reverend Gareth Jones swore at officers and claimed he had diplomatic immunity from the Vatican when he was arrested two weeks ago.

A paramedic found him passed out in his clerical clothes, in central London.

Jones, who later said he was "deeply ashamed" about what happened, had drunk three bottles of wine, several pints of beer, gin and tonics and vodka.

Highbury Corner magistrates heard he kicked a paramedic twice in the leg before punching him and trying to bite him, on Charing Cross Road, in Covent Garden.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36445522

Father Jack is alive and well.

Harry Shilling: UK gun smuggler jailed for 30 years

Source: BBC

The man behind Britain's most notorious gun-smuggling operation, involving 100,000-worth of weapons, has been jailed for 30 years.

Harry Shilling, 26, from Swanley in Kent, will serve a minimum of 20 years. He has also been put on licence for a further five years.

He and his gang smuggled 31 machine guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition into the UK by boat.

The guns came from the same source as those used in the Charlie Hebdo attack.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36446462

Tiger Temple: Forty dead tiger cubs found at Thai temple

Source: BBC

Forty tiger cub bodies have been found in a freezer at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.

Pictures from journalists at the scene posted to social media showed the 40 cubs lined up on the floor.

The site in Kanchanaburi is a popular tourist attraction but has been closed to the public since the raid.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36424091
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