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Newslinks for Friday 14th August 2020

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Tory MPs ‘revolt' over ‘shambolic' A levels
“Ministers are facing a backlash from head teachers and Conservative MPs over the “shambolic” handling of A-level results. Schools across the country scrambled to appeal against results that left some of their top pupils missing out on places at the best universities. Candidates were distraught after two fifths of assessments by teachers were downgraded by a computer algorithm created by Ofqual, the exam regulator. Private schools, academy chains and sixth-form colleges turned on Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, urging him to address...
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Labour Party's Andy Burnham proposes 9PM ban on alcohol sales to stop...

Labour Party's Andy Burnham proposes 9PM ban on alcohol sales to stop COVID-19 spread

THE LABOUR PARTY's Andy Burnham suggested the sale of alcohol could be banned after 9PM to avoid crowds rushing to off-licences and supermarkets once pubs have shut down. Read more ...

Brexit LIVE: Irish leader Micheál Martin drops major hint EU heading for no...

Brexit LIVE: Irish leader Micheál Martin drops major hint EU heading for no deal Brexit

BRITAIN is heading for a no deal Brexit, Irish Taoiseach, Micheál Martin has warned while dropping a major hint about how he is preparing for January, as the EU and UK hold... Read more ...

Laurence Fox's new party to ‘fight culture wars' has already raised huge...

Laurence Fox's new party to ‘fight culture wars' has already raised huge £5m, actor claims

LAURENCE FOX'S new political party has already raised a huge £5million, the outspoken actor has claimed. Read more ...

'We should be proud to buy British!' Tory MPs back 'incredible' Brexit Britain

'We should be proud to buy British!' Tory MPs back 'incredible' Brexit Britain

TORY MP Paul Howell has insisted he would pay a premium to buy British products after an Express.co.uk poll found an overwhelming majority also would. Read more ...

BBC blasted over anti-Brexit bias as Tory MP warns of concerning...

BBC blasted over anti-Brexit bias as Tory MP warns of concerning 'Remain-focused' trend

THE BBC's Brexit coverage has been blasted by a Tory MP who issued a stark warning over the broadcaster's "Remain-focused" bias. Read more ...

Scotland POLL: Should Sturgeon and the SNP be given another independence...

Scotland POLL: Should Sturgeon and the SNP be given another independence referendum? VOTE

THE SNP is demanding another Scottish independence referendum despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis and claims the 2014 vote was a 'once-in-a-generation' event. With this in... Read more ...

EU red tape is 'DESTROYING British industry' - Tory Mayor lashes out at...

EU red tape is 'DESTROYING British industry' - Tory Mayor lashes out at Brussels rules

CONSERVATIVE Mayor of the Tees Valley Ben Houchen has hit out at the EU's red tap for "destroying" British industries. Read more ...

'Buying British is the answer!' Tory MP issues warning to Sunak amid...

'Buying British is the answer!' Tory MP issues warning to Sunak amid unemployment fears

RISHI SUNAK could help stimulate the economy and satisfy unemployment fears with one key tactic, according to a Tory MP. Read more ...

MP in Blair's former seat erupts at Labour Remainer in scathing rant: 'Did...

MP in Blair's former seat erupts at Labour Remainer in scathing rant: 'Did NOTHING for us'

VOTERS in Sedgefield, County Durham, have hit out at former Prime Minister Tony Blair for not doing anything for them, according to Paul Howell MP. Read more ...

SNP candidate branded ‘deluded' for plan to 'create money' in independent...

SNP candidate branded ‘deluded' for plan to 'create money' in independent Scotland

SCOTTISH independence backers have been branded "deluded" and for suggesting the country could simply create money if it left the United Kingdom. Read more ...