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UKIP suspends leader's girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

Media playback is unsupported on your device UKIP has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she apparently made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. The Mail on Sunday has published a series of messages sent by Jo Marney. In them, the 25-year-old model said Ms Markle would “taint” the Royal Family, that she had a “tiny brain” and that black people were ugly. Ms Marney apologised and said her messages had been taken out of context. Mr Bolton did not want to comment. ‘Shocking language’…

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Twitter suspends Britain First leaders

Twitter has suspended the accounts of two leaders of a British far-right party shortly after revising its rules on hate speech. Paul Golding, Britain First’s leader, and Jayda Fransen, his deputy, can no longer tweet and their past posts no longer appear. The party’s official Twitter page has suffered the same fate. It appears that three of Ms Fransen’s posts that President Trump retweeted have gone from his feed as a result. The messages had featured anti-Muslim videos and proved highly controversial when the American leader shared them in November….

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Labour suspends MP Kelvin Hopkins

Labour has suspended Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins “on the basis of allegations received” by the party. The party has not given any details of the nature of the claims but said he had had the whip withdrawn while an investigation takes place. “The Labour Party takes all such complaints extremely seriously and has robust procedures in place to deal with them,” a spokesman said. Mr Hopkins has represented Luton North for 10 years. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Labour suspends MP Jared O'Mara after online comments

Jared O’Mara has been suspended by Labour while an investigation into his online comments takes place, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said. The Sheffield Hallam MP faces claims he made misogynistic and homophobic remarks in online posts. He has apologised for remarks made online in 2002 and 2004, but denies some more recent allegations. The MP, who was elected this year, has faced calls from Tories and some Labour MPs to be suspended by the party. John McDonnell told BBC News: “There will be a full investigation by the Labour…

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Bafta suspends Harvey Weinstein's membership

Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership from the organisation. It is in light of allegations against the film producer which include sexual assault and harassment. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Graham are some of the stars who have come forward with allegations. Bafta released a statement saying it hoped the announcement would send “a clear message”. ‘Incompatible with Bafta’s values’ The announcement said: “Whilst Bafta has previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the…

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Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car – a Volvo SUV – was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said. No one was hurt. A spokeswoman for the police in Tempe, Arizona said the accident occurred when another vehicle “failed to yield” to the Uber car at a…

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