Remainer Tory MPs quit Open Britain campaign and other stories

Nicky Morgan selected as Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Loughborough. Image: @NickyMorgan01

Three Remain-supporting Conservative MPs have quit the Open Britain campaign group after it launched a bid to unseat Eurosceptic Tory MPs.

Open Britain had released a list of targeted seats that included those of high profile Conservative MPs Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa Villiers.

Announcement on Nicky Morgan’s Facebook page.

Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan and Dominic Grieve released a statement saying it would be untenable for them to play any further role in Open Britain.

The Tory party constitution forbids campaigning against its own candidates.

The Liberal Democrats intend to keep nuclear weapons.

LibDem leader Tim Farron says he intends to ‘maintain a credible nuclear deterrent’ if the Liberal Democrats win the upcoming general election.

He said: ‘Our nuclear deterrent keeps us at the top table in this post-Brexit world.’

However, Mr Farron also said they would replace the current system of continuous-at-sea deterrence with more irregular patrolling patterns.

The party was also committed to Nato, the European Union and the United Nations.

Mr Farron was expected to make his comments in a speech to supporters in Portsmouth, but the LibDems said the visit had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Christian Dior subject to 10 billion pound take over.

Bernard Arnault – France’s richest man – has moved to combine the Christian Dior fashion house and luxury goods firm LVHM under the same ownership.

Under the complex deal, the Arnault family will offer to buy the remaining shares of Dior that it does not already own.

The deal will unite Christian Dior Couture with the Christian Dior perfume and beauty business already owned by LVMH.

Ivanka Trump defends her father, President Trump, during G20 women’s summit.

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin.

The so-called ‘First Daughter’ was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief, Christine Lagarde.

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