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Violent trans criminals are women, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon and her justice secretary have insisted on the violent transgender criminals at the center of the Scottish prisons scandal are women – despite banning them from female jails. The First Minister said “trans women are women” but they had “no automatic right” to serve their sentences in female prisons. Although she wants to …

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Nicola Sturgeon about-turns over transgender prisoners

He said the SPS review was “nearing completion” and a separate “urgent lessons review” would be carried out in relation to the Bryson case, “with any learning to be applied immediately.” Mr Brown emphasized that SPS policies “have in no way been changed or impacted” by Ms Sturgeon’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which would allow …

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Nadhim Zahawi to stay on as an MP and attacks press after sacking by Rishi Sunak

Nadhim Zahawi will stay on as an MP after his sacking by Rishi Sunak, The Telegraph has learned. The Prime Minister dismissed Mr Zahawi from his role as Conservative Party chairman after Sir Laurie Magnus, his ethics adviser, found he committed a “serious breach of the Ministerial Code” over his taxes. Mr Zahawi came under …

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Cleaners could respond to 999 calls if firefighters go on strike

Cleaners and HR staff could be deployed to respond to 999 calls during a firefighters’ strike, The Telegraph has learned. With the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) set to close its ballot on Monday, union leaders are understood to be confident they will reach the threshold required for industrial action. This means that firefighters would be …

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Counter-terror police arrest man over bomb scare at St James’s hospital in Leeds

The location of the incident will cause concern, coming just over a year after a terrorist attack at a maternity hospital in Liverpool in which a suspected jihadist blew himself up in a taxi outside the building. Emad al-Swealmeen, 32, who came to the UK from Iraq as an asylum seeker, died when the device …

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Sir Keir Starmer says there is ‘no case’ for joining EU single market in rebuke to Sadiq Khan

Sir Keir Starmer said there is no “political case” for the UK to join the European Union’s single market in a rebuke to Sadiq Khan. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Labor leader said the UK’s divorce agreement with Brussels is “not a good deal” and he wants the nation to …

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Met Police chief faces crisis over serial rapist officer

Louise Casey, the government official who recently published a damning report into the Met’s handling of misconduct cases, has written to Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, asking for a review into the Carrick case. Baroness Casey’s report found that up to 60 per cent of misconduct allegations made against Met officers resulted in a “no …

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