Ex-Tory leader wants China ‘called to account’ over treatment of Uighur Muslims
Conservative MPs Nusrat Ghani and Sir Iain Duncan Smith join protesters staging a demonstration on Parliament Square urging the UK to recognise China's treatment of Uighur Muslims as genocide.Former Tory leader Sir Iain tells the crowd of around 30 China needs to be "called to account", saying genocide is "the crime of all crimes".It's before a vote begins in the House of Commons on whether China is committing genocide against Uighurs .
The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China's growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
CNN has collected dozens of accounts that detail the alleged detention and deportation of Uyghurs at China’s request in three major Arab countries: Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. China, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have not responded to CNN’s requests for comment. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports.
ohn Bercow, the former Conservative MP who became the scourge of Brexiteers as Commons Speaker, says he has switched allegiances to join the Labour Party. Mr Bercow said he regards the Tories under Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”.
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Leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons Ian Blackford asks Prime Minister Boris Johnson whether WhatsApp messages published by his former senior aide Dominic Cummings on Twitter in which he appears to disparage Health Secretary Matt Hancock are “valid” and “genuine”. He does not respond. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that “the race” between the vaccines and coronavirus “isn’t over yet”.He told the House of Commons: “At every stage at the road map we’ve taken the time to check it’s safe to take the next step.
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The Government will “always consider opportunities to review the law and how it operates” following the collapse of trials relating to the Hillsborough disaster, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said.Mr Buckland also paid tribute to the “immense courage, determination and patience” of the families of the 96 victims of the 1989 tragedy, as he answered an urgent question on the issue in the House of Commons.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he’s off to “drive forward the vaccine program” and answer questions in the House of Commons when asked about prime minister’s former aide Dominic Cummings’s allegation that he’s a “liar”. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn