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Farage posts picture of ‘dinner with The Donald’
LONDON: British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage posted a picture of him having “dinner with The Donald” on Twitter, the latest meeting between US President Donald Trump and the critic of Prime Minister Theresa May. Farage, who helped secure victory for the Brexit campaign at a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in June, is keen to cement ties with Trump after stepping down as leader of his anti-EU UK Independ
 
 
Daesh planning attacks in UK: Lawyer
LONDON: Daesh militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new terrorism watchdog said. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on Sunday, Max Hill, the lawyer tasked with overseeing British laws on terrorism, said the militants were targeting cities and posed “an enormous ongoing
   
Rudd says child refugee criticism is ‘fake news’
LONDON: Amber Rudd says reports that the Government are not taking in child refugees were “fake news.” Earlier this month the Government announced it would take just 350 unaccompanied child refugees from Syria under the Dubs amendment as councils said they had “capacity for around 400 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children until the end of this financial year”. But in an interview with Robert Peston the Home Secretary rejected
 
 
Minister defends £3.7b cuts to disability benefits
LONDON: A cabinet minister has rebuffed calls to cancel more than £3.7b worth of cuts to a disability benefit, setting the scene for a showdown in Parliament. Patrick McLoughlin said ministers had to view the funding, which would go to people with conditions including epilepsy, diabetes and dementia, in the context of a wider need to reduce the UK’s budget deficit. Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion in the House of Lords,
   
Government vows £20m investment in robotics
LONDON: The government will launch a review into Artifical Intelligence (AI) and robotics in an attempt to make the UK a world leader in tech. The government said in a statement on Sunday that it would invest £17.3 million in university research on AI. Artificial intelligence powers technologies such as Apple’s SIRI, Amazon’s Alexa, and driverless cars. According to a report by consultancy firm Accenture, Artificial Intelligence
 
 
Labour peer mocked for blaming Storm Doris and media for defeat
LONDON: Shadow cabinet member Shami Chakrabarti was mocked on Sunday after blaming Labour’s disastrous Copeland by-election defeat on everything from bad weather to poor public transport... but not Jeremy Corbyn. Baroness Chakrabarti also suggested explanations could include Labour voters being less likely to have a car, low turnout, Brexit divisions, false claims about Mr Corbyn’s views on nuclear power, party disunity and ill
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