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Brexit: Leadsom criticised for saying PM could use ‘unlawful’ two-letter plan to sabotage Benn act – live news

Brexit: Leadsom criticised for saying PM could use ‘unlawful’ two-letter

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.17am BST Two MPs are taking the government to court to demand an independent inquiry into the UK’s complicity in torture after “years of dither and delay”, the Press Association reports. Labour’s Dan Jarvis and Conservative David Davis are bringing legal action alongside the campaigning justice charity Reprieve, seeking a full judge-led inquiry into “the truth of the UK’s role in post 9/11 abuses”. It is alleged the refusal to hold a hearing is contrary to article three of the European convention on human rights, which requires governments to fully investigate credible torture allegations, and also violates the common law prohibition of torture. 10.16am BST Britain’s economy contracted by 0.1% in August, according to the Office for National Statistics’ latest growth report. My colleague Graeme Wearden has full coverage in his business live blog. Related: UK economy to avoid Brexit recession despite shrinking in August – business live Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-10-10 09:17:39

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