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High story: ‘We’re not huge followers,’ says Trump of UK envoy

Good morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the highest tales this Monday morning.

Donald Trump has hit again after leaked memos revealed that the UK’s ambassador to Washington briefed Whitehall that the White Home administration was “inept and dysfunctional”. As a Overseas Workplace investigation begins into who leaked the confidential telegrams, Trump stated Kim Darroch had “not served the UK effectively”. He added: “We’re not huge followers of that man … I can say issues about him, however I received’t trouble.” At dwelling, the sensational leaks have been additionally serving to to make clear the facility wrestle throughout the Conservative celebration and who the following prime minister may appoint to the plum submit when Darroch stands down, as he is because of, on the finish of the 12 months. The present cupboard secretary, Mark Sedwill, is seen as favorite however the Mail on Sunday leak story factors in one other course. The story was written by Isabel Oakeshott, who’s near Nigel Farage’s Brexit celebration. Farage, who boasts an in depth friendship with Trump, lobbied for the Washington job in 2016 and would profit from the leak, based on our diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour. Farage was additionally one of many voices within the Mail piece calling for Darroch’s quick resignation.

‘Match match for Brexit’ – Brexit continues to be the primary occasion within the Tory hustings with frontrunner Boris Johnson saying he would ensure Britain was “match match” to go away the EU on 31 October “come what might”. Former candidate Rory Stewart outlined plans for an “various parliament” to cease a no-deal Brexit, whereas greater than 30 Tory remainers are able to pressure a vote on the Northern Eire invoice to cease the following prime minister proroguing parliament within the autumn. Labour shouldn’t be freed from Brexit woes both with shadow chancellor John McDonnell denying reviews that he has urged Jeremy Corbyn to sack his anti-remain advisers. Enterprise is frightened too: the CBI says funding has plummeted amid concern of no deal.

Pensioned off – Consultants have begun working to rule in a standoff over NHS pensions, forcing hospitals to cancel operations and leaving most cancers scans unread for weeks. Medical doctors say the dispute may ship NHS providers “into meltdown” and is so severe that it poses a menace to the entire well being service. A change to pension guidelines in 2016 imply that some consultants are receiving tax payments of as a lot as £80,000. They concern that in the event that they work greater than their traditional hours they are going to be financially worse off. NHS executives are involved that ready lists for non-urgent care comparable to a hip alternative or hernia restore, which already stands at 4.Four million, may balloon in the direction of 5 million as a result of the dispute. The Royal Bournemouth hospital in Dorset might must cancel scores of operations within the subsequent two weeks as a result of its anaesthetists are refusing to work additional hours.

Capital killings – Police in London have launched a fourth homicide investigation of the weekend after a person in his 20s died of head accidents in Wembley. It follows the the taking pictures lifeless of a person in his 30s in the identical space on Friday evening. Insp Sammi Elsituri stated: “We are going to work relentlessly – day and evening – to determine and pursue the culprits, convey them to justice, and take weapons off the streets to maintain our communities secure.” The physique of a lady was present in Blackheath on Friday night and a person in his 20s who was shot in Leyton early on Sunday morning.

Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis

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‘Stunning combat begins’ – Kyriakos Mitsotakis might be sworn in as the brand new prime minister of Greece in the present day after his centre-right New Democracy celebration comfortably received the nation’s election. The victory of the Harvard-educated banker spells the tip of Alexis Tsipras’s tumultuous 4 years in workplace because the nation struggled via a crippling monetary disaster. With greater than 90% of votes counted, New Democracy celebration had 39.8% of the votes, in contrast with 31.5% for Tsipras’ leftwing Syriza celebration. “I requested for a powerful mandate to alter Greece. You provided it generously,” Mitsotakis, the son of a former prime minister, stated in his victory speech. “From in the present day, a troublesome however stunning combat begins.”

‘Afronaut’ dies – A South African man who pipped one million different candidates to be chosen as the primary black African to enter house has died in a bike crash. Mandla Maseko, a part-time DJ, was nicknamed “Afronaut” after successful a coveted seat to fly 103km (64 miles) into house in a contest organised by a US-based house academy.

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Lunchtime learn: Why Arabella Weir enjoys mom of all laughs

Arabella Weir photographed at her home in North London

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“I take my shit and make it humorous,” says the comic Arabella Weir, which is a neat summation of her first-ever one-woman present starting subsequent month on the Edinburgh fringe. Extra particularly, the present unpicks her relationship together with her “aggressively sad” mom who spent a lot of her life – and even time on her demise mattress – haranguing her daughter for being chubby. Weir, whose well-known catchphrase on The Quick Present was “Does my bum look huge on this?”, tells Emine Saner how she has used her troublesome childhood for her stage present. “I developed a really acute sense of humour that may make a joke out of something.” The present, Does My Mum Loom Huge In This?, is at the Meeting George Sq. Studios from 12 to 25 August.


Megan Rapinoe known as for the dialog on equal pay to maneuver ahead after she helped USA to retain the World Cup with a 2-Zero win over a disheartened Netherlands facet, Rose Lavelle scoring the opposite objective. Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations, regardless of his confrontation with Rapinoe, noting the staff’s “nice and thrilling play”. At Wimbledon, Andy Murray sees no purpose why he can not nonetheless beat Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as he continues a comeback that regarded out of the query not way back. Johanna Konta, who faces Petra Kvitova within the fourth spherical in the present day, says it’s an honour to play the Czech, who survived a horrific knife assault two and a half years in the past. Phil Neville has proven his rising vexation with the brand new handball guidelines after England’s play-off defeat on the Ladies’s World Cup. And Brazil ended a 12-year wait to win the Copa América after a first-half objective from Gabriel Jesus and a late Richarlison penalty helped see off Peru 3-1 in Rio.


Deutsche Financial institution is to chop 18,00Zero jobs internationally because it tries to stem a disastrous fall in its share value. Deutsche, which is likely one of the Metropolis’s largest employers, has struggled to get well from the monetary disaster and has been beset by issues together with cash laundering allegations. Asian markets have been down in a single day after US job knowledge on Friday lessened the chance of Fed price cuts. The FTSE100 is anticipated to open down a contact, whereas that US information has additionally induced the pound to lose floor to $1.252 and €1.115.

The papers

The Guardian’s lead story in the present day is about hospitals in disaster. “Operations cancelled in standoff with consultants”, its splash headline reads, whereas the Telegraph has a comply with on the ambassador’s leaked feedback concerning the US president: “Trump aides name for Darroch to be sacked.” The FT reviews “Deutsche to exit equities buying and selling and hive off €74bn into ‘dangerous financial institution’”.

Guardian front page, Monday 8 July 2019

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Some Tory management information on the entrance web page of the Occasions: “Johnson faces Tory plot to forestall no-deal Brexit” and the Categorical: “Boris: no-deal Brexit is nothing to concern.” The most recent drama to beset the Labour celebration options on the entrance of the i: “Outcry over Labour menace to sue employees in gagging row”, and the Mail: “Labour civil struggle explodes.” The Solar has a narrative about Meghan Markle probably getting a canine – “Canine ‘n’ throne” – and the Mirror has calls from mother and father to cease value hikes for holidays: “Finish college holidays rip-off”.


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