Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein slams claims son plotted coup with foreign powers as ‘wicked slander’

Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein today slammed claims her son plotted a coup as ‘wicked slander’, amid reports he has been placed under house arrest. The American-born Jordanian royal, 69, said she hoped ‘praying that truth and justice will prevail’ following the reported detainment of her son Prince Hamzah bin Hussein. Prince Hamzah is the son of … Read more

Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt on crunch vote TODAY on extending Covid powers until SEPTEMBER

Boris Johnson will face the wrath of his own lockdown-sceptic backbenchers today as he pushes through an extension of lockdown laws until the autumn. A hardcore of Conservative MPs is expected to rebel against Government plans to extend emergency powers to the end of September, despite the lockdown officially ending in June.  Politicians in the … Read more

Ministers under fire over new anti-protests law giving police extra powers after Sarah Everard vigil

Ministers were facing mounting fury today over a draconian new anti-protest law that would hand police greater powers to break up events like the Sarah Everard vigil. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will allow officers to intervene in events that are deemed to have caused ‘serious unease, alarm or distress’. The new legislation, … Read more

TV psychic claims £150,000 compensation after car crash ‘made him lose his fortune-telling powers’ 

Didn’t he see the other driver coming? TV psychic claims £150,000 compensation after car crash ‘made him lose his fortune-telling powers’ Maurice Amdur, 56, is suing insurers of driver Ilya Krylov after 2015 crash   He claims crash left him in too much pain to concentrate enough to tell future  Insurers admit liability but say Mr … Read more

TV psychic claims £150,000 compensation after car crash ‘made him lose his fortune-telling powers’ 

Didn’t he see the other driver coming? TV psychic claims £150,000 compensation after car crash ‘made him lose his fortune-telling powers’ Maurice Amdur, 56, is suing insurers of driver Ilya Krylov after 2015 crash   He claims crash left him in too much pain to concentrate enough to tell future  Insurers admit liability but say Mr … Read more

Covid-19: EU extends powers to block vaccine exports until June

The European Union has extended powers that allow it to block exports of coronavirus vaccines until at least June as its jab drive fails to gather pace.   The laws were rushed into force in January amid an almighty row between the EU and AstraZeneca, which saw Eurocrats accuse the drug-maker of sending doses meant for … Read more

Justice for all: Priti Patel is to be handed powers to crack down on activists wreaking havoc

Protesters who bring chaos and disruption to the streets are to face tougher laws and longer jail terms. Home Secretary Priti Patel will be handed controversial powers to rule if a protest can be deemed a ‘serious disruption’ to the nation’s economy, political life and tradition of free speech. Under legislation to be unveiled today, her … Read more

Judges to be handed powers under reform bill allowing life sentences for child murderers

Judges to be handed additional powers under reform bill allowing them to hand out life sentences to child murderers and offenders aged 18 to 20 – after Manchester Arena bomber Hashem Abedi missed strictest jail time due to his age New law coming next week will give judges new powers on whole life sentences Police, … Read more

Government to appoint ‘woke warden’ with powers to fine universities who ‘cancel’ people

Universities and colleges will be fined for suffocating free speech on campuses, ministers have warned. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson will this week unveil a ‘free speech champion’ who will have the power to defend students and academics. Institutions which try to cancel people due to their views will be penalised as part of the government’s … Read more

Court dismisses case on Holyrood’s second independence referendum powers

Scotland’s supreme civil court has dismissed a case questioning whether an independence referendum could be held without Westminster’s consent – saying it was ‘hypothetical, academic and premature’. Martin Keatings brought the case to Scotland’s Court of Session on behalf of pro-independence group Forward As One, ahead of Holyrood’s election in May.  A two-day hearing last … Read more