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‘Tim Farron has ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition government with either Labour or the Conservative Party, marking a significant shift in the party’s attitude towards power-sharing.

The Liberal Democrat leader said both Labour and the Conservatives would lead the country into a Hard Brexit and presented his party as the only option for Remain voters.

“There is no way we can countenance any kind of arrangement or coalition with the Conservative party and likewise with the Labour party led by Jeremy Corbyn,” Mr Farron told The Observer.’

Read More: Tim Farron says the Lib Dems will not enter another coalition

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‘The European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator has dismissed the Prime Minister’s claim that a snap election will strengthen her position in EU exit negotiations.

Guy Verhofstadt said Theresa May’s decision to call a poll on 8 June – having previously said she would not go to the country before the end of the parliament in 2020 – appeared to have been driven by “political opportunism”.

The former Belgian prime minister also said there was no guarantee the election of additional Conservative MPs at Westminster would give Mrs May more room for manoeuvre in the talks, as some observers suggest.’

Read More: EU Brexit negotiator says PM’s snap election ‘will not strengthen hand’ in talks

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‘UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has called missiles producer MBDA, known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya’s Gaddafi government, a “role model” of cooperation, while unveiling multimillion deals between the firm and the UK government.

Addressing MBDA’s staffers in Stevenage on Friday, Michael Fallon praised it for building “a great reputation” supplying British armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, thanking the company for “sterling service.”’

Read More: ‘Role model’? Fallon hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis & Gaddafi

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‘Sixty percent of Britain’s population lives in areas where air pollution levels are life-threatening.

According to a study published in The Guardian, 59% of Britons are living in towns and cities where nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution breaches the lawful level of 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

The study commissioned by the UK Labor party reveals nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health.

The British political party described the air pollution crisis as a “national scandal”.’

Read More: 59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health

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‘As part of our Road to Brexit series, former European Court of Justice judge Sir David Edward warns that withdrawal from the court will not be that simple.
Sir David predicted that an anti-EU clique, who for years had lambasted the European Court, would turn its guns on British courts and judges.

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‘The veteran BBC host launched into a tirade accusing her of doing anything she can to stop the United Kingdom’s divorce from the .

Mrs Miller, the woman behind the Supreme Court case which forced to seek parliamentary approval for triggering , is plotting to “build the biggest tactical voting effort in UK history” in another bid to hamper Britain’s exit from the EU.

She appeared on the BBC’s This Week having announced she will be crowdfunding her latest anti-Brexit project – having raised more than £180,000 in two days.’

Read More: ‘Everything you do is to THWART Brexit’ Neil DESTROYS Miller’s attempts to stop EU divorce

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‘At least seven Manchester United fans were killed and several more injured in a mass electrocution in Nigeria on Thursday night while watching their team’s 2-1 Europa League victory over Anderlecht.

Police said seven supporters at a viewing centre in the port city of Calabar in Cross River State when a electrical cable fell on the structure. 10 more are being treated in a local hospital for serious injuries.

A police statement read: “Around 10pm we were called that an incident that has happened so immediately our men went there.’

Read More: Manchester United fans killed in mass Nigeria electrocution during Europa League screening

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‘The Government has rejected calls to outlaw company bosses from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work.

Heels became a hot topic in Britain after receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home without pay from finance firm PwC in December 2015 for wearing flat shoes.

She started an online petition that gathered more than 152,400 signatures and triggered a debate in Parliament.’

Read More: Government rejects law change on bosses forcing women to wear high heels at work

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‘Leaked EU negotiating guidelines show the bloc will order the PM to give lifelong legal protection to EU citizens under rulings from the ECJ.

The leaked documents call on Mrs May to submit to the ECJ decisions on pensions, employment and welfare rights of EU nationals, as well as rulings on future security cooperations.

The negotiating draft states agreeing citizen’s rights “will be the first priority for the negotiations” and the jurisdiction of the ECJ “must be maintained”.’

Read More: Theresa May ‘told by Brussels bigwigs to KEEP EU laws after Brexit’ in leaked memo

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