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1. Sir David Amess murder suspect was flagged to counter-extremism officials
The terror suspect being investigated for the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess had previously been referred to the Government’s counter-extremism programme.
The 25-year-old, named on Saturday night as Ali Harbi Ali, whom police believe may have been motivated by Islamist extremism, is understood to have been referred to Prevent several years ago – although he was not known to MI5, according to security sources. Read the full story.
2. Dominic Raab: I’ll overhaul the Human Rights Act to stop Strasbourg dictating to us
British soldiers and institutions such as the police and health service should not be “dictated to” by judges in Strasbourg, Dominic Raab said, as he unveiled details of a planned overhaul of the Human Rights Act.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary suggested that the European Court of Human Rights was imposing too many “obligations on the state” rather than simply defending individuals from “undue interference”. Read the full story.
3. NHS hospitals will be given guidance on preserving single sex wards
NHS hospitals will be given guidance on preserving single-sex wards and businesses offered reassurance on the legality of keeping male and female lavatories, under plans by the equalities regulator to help public and private sector bodies resist pressure from pro-trans activists.
Baroness Falkner, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has told ministers that the body is acting on a request by MPs to issue hospitals, schools, prisons and private firms with “worked examples and guidance” that will “provide clarity … on the provision of single-sex services.” Read the full story.
4. Prince Andrew will argue use of ‘royalty’ in Epstein settlement makes lawsuit invalid
The Duke of York will argue that a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him is invalid because his accuser struck a secret deal with Jeffrey Epstein referencing “royalty”.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre settled with the convicted sex offender in 2009 for undisclosed damages after lodging a criminal complaint accusing him of sexual exploitation and abuse. Read the full story.
5. Manufacturers demand action over ‘cartel-like’ shipping costs
The shipping industry must be investigated over allegations of “cartel-like” behaviour and soaring fees that are causing shortages and fuelling inflation, manufacturers have demanded.
MakeUK, the trade body which represents Britain’s industrial base, is calling on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to examine whether the rocketing cost of transporting goods can be justified. Read the full story.
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