The last Prime Minister’s Questions session before the upcoming General Election has been full of heated exchanges.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn started by paying tribute to MPs who are stepping down at the 8 June general election and also to the Commons speaker John Bercow.
A well-honed election slogan from @jeremycorbyn: the Conservatives are “weak against the strong and strong against the weak”
— Robert Nisbet (@RobNisbetSky) 26 April 2017
He said when he became leader of the opposition 18 months ago he wanted people’s voices to be heard in Parliament.
Conservative veteran Michael Fabricant asked the first question in the final PMQs before the election, saying: ‘What this nation needs is a strong and stable government’ –
This mantra that Theresa May has been repeating recently drew cheers from Tory MPs.
.@theresa_may brings up Diane Abbott promoting “I Like Corbyn, But…” websitehttps://t.co/bk7hVJ2B0g #PMQs #GE2017 pic.twitter.com/VE8xg7IepN
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) 26 April 2017
Theresa May taunted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to commit to striking against terrorism, being against the nuclear deterrent, and controlling borders.
She said: ‘Keeping our country safe is the first duty of a prime minister, the right honourable gentleman is simply not up to the job.’
The exchanges became heated:
Yvette Cooper got called this today for asking a question in PMQ’s! Disgraceful behaviour. #PMQs #politics pic.twitter.com/Fwdd2WbkLK
— botchera (@botchera) 19 April 2017
We’ll bring you more updates as they come in.
Newcastle United and West Ham raided by HMRC officers.
Offices at Newcastle United and West Ham have been raided as part of an investigation into suspected tax and National Insurance fraud.
HM Revenue and Customs officers were deployed at 6.30am in raids on the training ground and main offices of Newcastle United at St James’ Park, and the London Stadium, home of West Ham.
Newcastle United and West Ham’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests.https://t.co/DvJpBnc8v9 pic.twitter.com/ZROeGkgLSd
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 26 April 2017
HMRC officers also carried out raids at West Ham’s training ground in Rush Green, near Romford.
Staff at the London Stadium and West Ham’s training ground were called this morning by the club and told not to come in.
A number of arrests have been made and they include Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley.
Katie Price says N-Word live on air.
While talking on This Morning with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Katie Price was issued warning when she repeated the language used against her son from cyber-bullying.
When she said the n-word twice, protesting that she has her ‘freedom of speech’, Mr Schofield waved his finger, asking her not to repeat it.
Surrey cricket player Zafar Ansari retires at 25
After just seven years in the world of professional cricket, Zafar Ansari has made the decision to retire.
…I have always maintained was just one part of my life and that I have other ambitions I want to fulfil…
Ansari has a career total of taking 128 wickets, across 71 first-class games.
He made his England debut against Ireland for a one-day international before being called to the Test squad against Bangladesh and India.
Wishing @surreycricket & @englandcricket star Zafar Ansari all the best for the future after his retirement, you’ll be missed young man.
— Alan Mullally (@alanspidermulla) April 26, 2017
Ansari has said his future potentially lies in law – which he says should start immediately – and he is looking toward his other ambitions in life.
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