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From entitlement to defamation and violence: David Roper-Curzon, Baron Teynham and son Harry Roper-Curzon exposed in recordings
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From entitlement to defamation and violence: David Roper-Curzon, Baron Teynham and son Harry Roper-Curzon exposed in recordings

Viewers' discretion is advised: https://youtu.be/SuR0eYeAUQ0 The video has been widely shared and replicated on social media, with many people expressing shock and disgust at the behavior of David Roper-Curzon and their son Harry Roper-Curzon. Some have criticized Baron Teynham’s and Harry’s silence, how he has not publicly apologized to Jaff and went as far as defaming and publically embarrassing her after they separated. Using her ethnic background, education, and charity work against her. Dishonorable for a “nobleman”. The conduct of the Roper-Curzon family runs counter to the traditional British approach of handling personal matters in a private and a discreet manner. Due to Pylewell Park being in debt, the ownership has been transferred to a trustee, Alexander Dundee, Elizabeth Te...
King Charles Has His Own Stamp, But Wants to Use Up the Old One First
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King Charles Has His Own Stamp, But Wants to Use Up the Old One First

From now on, there are stamps with the image of King Charles, but the stamps with the late Queen on them will be used up first. So says David Gold, director at the British Royal Mail. The new stamps will not be sold in post offices and other distribution points until stocks of stamps depicting the Queen have been used up. King Charles asked that the existing stock be used first rather than destroyed. "He was unequivocal," said David Gold. "He doesn't want anything to be shredded. Stock must not be destroyed. No matter how long it takes, there's no rush…" The decision aligns with his principles regarding waste and the environment. The stamp features the king's head and neck facing left, as tradition has it. Since the first stamp was issued, the Penny Black featuring Queen Vict...
London is Giving All Children a Free Meal at School for a Year
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London is Giving All Children a Free Meal at School for a Year

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is setting aside £130 million to provide all children in his city with free school meals for a year. With this, he hopes to support families suffering from the financial crisis. After the government has remained "inactive" for years, according to Khan, he is now coming out with an emergency plan himself. From September, some 270,000 primary school students, of which an estimated 100,000 live in poverty, will receive a daily meal. The plan will cost approximately £440 per child. Children are only eligible for a free meal if their household earns less than £7,400 a year after tax. According to the Food Foundation, that upper limit leaves 800,000 English children in the cold while living in poverty. "The crisis means families and children in our city are ...
London Mayor Asks UK Government to Admit Brexit Doesn’t Work
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London Mayor Asks UK Government to Admit Brexit Doesn’t Work

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to call on Downing Street in a speech on Thursday to admit Britain's departure from the EU has caused "immense damage" and that " Brexit has failed". This is evident from parts of Khan's speech, which were sent to the French news agency AFP. “After two years of denial, we now have to face the solid truth: Brexit is not working,” the speech reads. Instead, Brexit “weakened our economy, broke our Union and tarnished our reputation,” Sadiq said in the speech at Mansion House, his official residence and the financial heart of the capital and country. But this “is not irreparable”, he believes. “We need more alignment with our European neighbours – a change in this extreme, hard Brexit,” which includes “a pragmatic debate about the benefits of joining t...
UK Economy Grows on a Monthly Basis After Queen Funeral Impact
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UK Economy Grows on a Monthly Basis After Queen Funeral Impact

The British economy grew by 0.5 percent on a monthly basis in October. The growth rate has everything to do with the earlier burial of Queen Elizabeth II. Due to the queen's death, the British were given a day off in September, which directly impacted the economy. The growth in October followed a contraction of 0.6 percent in September. Economists generally expected a recovery of 0.4 percent in October. As a result, the UK economy was marginally larger in October than before the pandemic. The reported growth is not expected to save the UK economy from recession. According to the Bank of England, the economy is already in recession. This may last until the end of next year, as the British central bank said last month. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt commente...
Investors are Worried: British Pound Loses Value Against Dollar Again
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Investors are Worried: British Pound Loses Value Against Dollar Again

The British pound has again depreciated against the dollar. Investors are concerned about the decision of the British central bank to buy back government bonds. The measure aims to ensure financial stability in the United Kingdom and normalize market conditions. On Friday, the new government announced expensive support measures and tax cuts. This caused a commotion on the trading floor. In response, the British currency plunged 1.2 percent to $1.0601, close to the all-time low of $1,035.
Romanian Arrested for Involvement in England Death Truck
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Romanian Arrested for Involvement in England Death Truck

Romania has arrested a man suspected of involvement in a people-smuggling case that led to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants.   The Vietnamese were found suffocated in October 2019 in a refrigerated truck that had been shipped from Belgium to Great Britain. The United Kingdom had issued an arrest warrant for the 48-year-old Romanian who was arrested on Wednesday. He is suspected of manslaughter and aiding illegal migration. A court in Bucharest will determine whether he will be extradited. More than 25 people have already been convicted in the case in Belgium and England. The two leaders of the smugglers' gang have been sentenced to 27 and 20 years in prison. Two drivers of the truck also received long prison terms.
British Prime Minister Johnson Back to Work After Routine Surgery
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British Prime Minister Johnson Back to Work After Routine Surgery

The small routine surgery on his sinuses, also called sinuses, that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson underwent on Monday went well, his spokesman reports.   Johnson is back at his official residence at 10 Downing Street and has resumed his duties.   Because Johnson was put under general anaesthesia for the procedure, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab was responsible for "all major decisions" for most of Monday, the spokesman said.
Illegal Migration to Britain Peaks Despite British Government’s Rwanda Plan
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Illegal Migration to Britain Peaks Despite British Government’s Rwanda Plan

Illegal migration to Britain by boat is peaking, despite a government plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. At least 444 people made the crossing on Tuesday, the highest number since it was announced that asylum seekers could be deported to Africa.   More than 10,700 migrants will sail from France to England this year, according to British broadcaster Sky News, a doubling from the same period a year earlier. The number is expected to increase further as the weather improves. In all of 2021, just over 28,500 people clandestinely crossed the Channel. The British want to stop the boat trips and also involve other countries. Britain has agreed with Rwanda that the African country would take in tens of thousands of asylum seekers for a fee. The plan was presented on April 14. That was ...
British Court Rules That Asylum Seekers can be Flown from the Uk to Rwanda
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British Court Rules That Asylum Seekers can be Flown from the Uk to Rwanda

An appeals court in London has ruled that the government can fly over people who have entered the United Kingdom illegally to the East African country of Rwanda. The opposition of trade unions and humanitarian organizations to the expulsion has been rejected by a court.   The British government had previously reached an agreement with Rwanda. That country is prepared to receive and provide asylum to asylum seekers and refugees who have entered the United Kingdom illegally. This was met with much opposition from human rights groups and trade unions. They had gone to court to prevent the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda, but have now been proved wrong. According to the appeal court, the government has the right to act "in the common interest". The court thus confirms an earli...