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Ukip’s Godfrey Bloom brands Michael Crick a racist and hits him with party’s ‘no black faces’ conference brochure

This tweet from Mark Wallace was picked up Channel 4’s political editor Michael Crick…

… who decided to quiz shy and retiring Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom about the absence of black faces from his party’s conference brochure.

Here’s what happened next

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Official: the snoopers’ charter is dead in this parliament

One element missing from the Queen’s Speech was the Communications Data Bill, aka the ‘snoopers’ charter’. No surprise to Lib Dems: Nick Clegg torpedoed it last month.

So I had a momentary spasm of concern to see on ConservativeHome this story from Mark Wallace: The Snoopers’ Charter comes sneaking back. Again.

I asked Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert (who’s played a crucial role in safeguarding civil liberties this parliament, including on this Bill) if there were any truth in it, and got an immediate reply…

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  • User AvatarNick Baird 3rd Jul - 6:48pm
    Sadly, I'm with James on this. I want to hear how each of them copes under the kind of relentless, hostile questioning that Jo faced...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 3rd Jul - 6:10pm
    @theakes - yes, Canada has coped really well and has strict border control with USA in spite of its enormous length. They do have the...
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    "the kind of police officers at all ranks we used to deal with were genuine people trying to do a bloody difficult job of policing...
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    Excellent article. Thank you. As James Belchamber rightly says the leader doesn’t decide policy but, as Catherine Jane Crossland points out, he or she does...
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    Lorenzo, you are absolutely right. It is completely unacceptable for benefit sanctions to resume. Actually, sanctions are always unacceptable, but especially now. Sanctions can be...
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    Not only does the phrase ‘defund the police’ not translate that well this side of the Atlantic. Neither does the concept of the ‘Police and...