UK to hold probe into police ‘failures’
09 October 2021 | 6:51 pm
In a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announces the launch of an inquiry "to know what systematic failures enabled his continued employment as a police officer" after former police officer Wayne Couzens was convicted for the rape and murder of Sarah Everard who he kidnapped in London. Patel also announces an expansion of drug testing and insists on measures to stop illegal immigration.
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The response to the tragic drownings on the English Channel has spiraled into a political spat between France and the UK, delaying proactive solutions to prevent future tragedies.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told his British counterpart Priti Patel that she was "no longer welcome" at weekend talks. This follows Boris Johnson's decision to publish a critical letter to Emmanuel Macron.
Storm Arwen brought with it snow, ice and wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour. Police said one man was killed in Northern Ireland and another in Cumbria.
As Russia and China attempt to master sophisticated technologies, the head of MI6 is set to warn that "unlike Q in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
Following the drowning of 27 people in the English Channel, France says it is preparing a new post-Brexit deal on migration. But Paris also asked the UK to stop "double speak."
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