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EXCLUSIVE: Video obtained by ITV News shows Downing Street staff joking about a Christmas party on 18th December last year. No 10 has spent the past week denying any rules were broken. This new evidence calls that into question.
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BREAKING: The whip has been removed from Chris Pincher, meaning he’ll no longer sit as a Conservative MP while under investigation, Downing Street confirm. Many will only question why it didn’t happen sooner.
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“Having heard that a formal complaint has been made to the ICGS, the PM has agreed with the Chief Whip that the whip should be suspended from Chris Pincher while the investigation is ongoing. We will not pre-judge that investigation. We urge colleagues & media to respect process”
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. @Carolinenokes and Karen Bradley have written to chief whip over Pincher and other sexual misconduct cases They call for "zero tolerance" and a "thorough investigation... in each and every case". Anyone undergoing investigation "should not be allowed to sit as a Cons MP"
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As we mark 50 years of pride, my thoughts today are with John Eaddie, who rightfully takes his place in the story of LGBT+ equality for the first time. I’m so glad we could name and pay tribute to him in November as the UK’s first AIDS victim, after 40 years of silence.
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Shared with me by two people from the Tory main WhatsaApp group.
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Really not sure the government line on not withdrawing the whip from Chris Pincher will hold. Senior Conservatives already examining Tamworth’s Wikipedia page. 20,000-vote Tory majority but Labour 1997-2010
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The Conservative Deputy Chief Whip has had to resign tonight over claims of groping.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: The Tory deputy chief whip has sensationally quit tonight after allegedly drunkenly groping two men last night, The Sun can reveal thesun.co.uk/news/politics/1…
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Tax expert John Whiting breaks down how tax can impact those with second jobs... @AdamShawBiz investigates in 𝙎𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨 : 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙏𝙤 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮? is on #ITVTonight at 8:30pm
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As ever a huge shout out to the ITV team behind our partygate investigation, so pleased to see the team also take home story of the year at the @DigidayAwards.
Replying to @DigidayAwards
And the win for Journalist of the Year goes to… @PaulBrandITV, UK Editor, @itvnews. Congrats! #DigidayAwards
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With the cost of living crisis impacting households, @AdamShawBiz explores what it's really like to have more than one job - or 'side hustle' - in order to help make ends meet. 𝙎𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨: 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙏𝙤 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮? is on #ITVTonight at 8:30pm
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The long-serving Labour MP Harriet Harman has been elected as chair of the committee investigating whether Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament over parties in Downing street during lockdown, reports @blakeyblogs bbc.com/news/politics
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Cabinet Secretary Simon Case confirms a 'full disciplinary process is underway' in relation to misleading comments made by the Number 10 press office over the Partygate scandal
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Met Police - the UK’s largest police force - placed into special measures. Follows failures over Sarah Everard and Stephen Port murders. Extraordinary for the force which also investigated partygate to be found so lacking in trust and competence.
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Home Secretary @pritipatel responds: “I expect the police to get the basics right. It is clear the Metropolitan Police Service is falling short of these expectations which is why I support the action” to put Met into special measures.
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A very uncomfortable looking Simon Case is pressed publicly for (I believe) first time over #Partygate failings in No 10. After a long pause, says: "Mistakes were made, boundaries weren't observed, some of the conduct described by Sue Gray would be horrifying in any situation".
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Nicola Sturgeon wants a second independence referendum 9 years after the first - in October next year.
Nicola Sturgeon confirms her first step will be a consultative vote to “ascertain the views of the Scottish people.” She proposes it be the same question as 2014 and she intends to hold this on 19 October 2023. @ITVNews
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Horrific. As Western leaders meet this week, how will they respond?
⚡️ Zelensky: 'Russia strikes shopping center in Kremenchuk, while over thousand people inside.' “The mall is on fire, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine," said President Volodymyr Zelensky. Volodymyr Zelensky/Telegram
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