McCarthy threat offers dark preview of possible Republican House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is offering a glimpse of the Donald Trump-inspired authoritarian streak likely to animate a Republican majority if the party triumphs in next year’s midterm elections. In the latest manifestation of the possible future House speaker’s hard right turn, he warned telecom and social media companies …

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Geronimo the alpaca killed as legal row ends

An alpaca at the centre of a legal row with the government has been killed. Geronimo twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) ordered him to be euthanised. Owner Helen Macdonald disputed the results and mounted several High Court challenges to …

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Cop26 president Alok Sharma flew to 30 countries in 7 months

Minister responsible for climate conference travelled mainly during winter and spring and did not isolate The government minister responsible for this year’s UN climate change conference in Glasgow has flown to 30 countries in the past seven months, it has been reported. Alok Sharma, who was appointed as president of …

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