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UK News Briefing- Week 32- Thursday

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In today’s briefing, we cover Iran’s attempt to seize a UK oil tanker, what new regulations and qualifications could mean for property agents and look at what climate change really means for London by 2050.

We ask if Labour is anti-Semitic after last night’s Panorama investigation and head to the Old Bailey as Tommy Robinson is sentenced. 

All in today’s UK news briefing – A weekly roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing. 

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Iran attempts to seize a UK oil tanker

CNN reports on Iran’s failed attempt to seize a UK oil tanker and the mighty British warship, HMS Montrose that gave the verbal warning which forced the armed Iranian boats to disperse.

Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats surrounded the British ship in an attempt to force the ship off course and stop in nearby Iranian waters.

HMS Montrose, which was tailing the ship aimed it’s war guns at the Iranian boats and issued a stern warning to which they retreated. 

The report comes at a time of growing tension following last week’s capture of an Iranian oil tanker, believed to be heading for Syria and violating EU sanctions. The US and Britain continue to be in a stand-off with Tehran.

Read the full story on CNN

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‘Agent’s could close down’ New regulations and qualification bar set to be implemented could see a loss of businesses.

Leading property publisher, Property Industry Eye, reports on the new regulations and qualifications set to be imposed within the next two years.

Leading workers party, ROPA has set out guidelines which could see agents out of business if they do not comply. The report is set to be delivered to the government on Monday. 

Read the full story on Property Industry Eye

 

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Climate change: What it means for 2050

BBC follows a report that by 2050 we could see significant changes in 520 major City’s. The 2C temperature increase could lead to London suffering from extreme drought as we witnessed with Barcelona in 2008. warnings of temperature increase

When Barcelona faced extreme drought they were forced to import drinking water from France at a heavy cost, roughly £20 million. 

The increase could lead to the UK’s average temperature over the hottest month rising to 27C. And whilst that sounds good the impact could be devastating. 

University Professor, Mike Lockwood has warned: “Bringing Barcelona’s climate to London sounds like it could be a good thing- if you don’t suffer from asthma or have a heart condition, that is – except London’s clay shrinks and is brittle if it gets too dry and the swells and expands when very wet”. 

He added: “As ever, there is a destructive and unforeseen devil in the details of climate change.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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Is Labour Antisemitic? BBC Panorama documentary goes to war with Labour

Following last nights BBC Panorama documentary, Labour has accused the BBC of bias, reports The Independent. Labour goes to war with BBC over documentary

The hour-long documentary accuses Labour’s Senior officials of interfering in anti-Semitic complaints. The investigation follows former members of Labour’s dispute team who claim their mental health was seriously affected by the attitude of aides to Corbyn’s office. 

Jewish party members also claimed they suffered anti-Semitic abuse at party meetings. 

Labour responded in a hard-hitting statement accusing the BBC of bias, breaching basic journalistic standards and editing emails to skew the context. 

Read the full story on The Independent 

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Robinson jailed: Ex-EDL leader behind bars as his angry supporters chant ‘scum’ following his conviction

Tommy Robinson has been found guilty of contempt of court following his live broadcast of criminal child grooming case.

The Mirror reports Robinson’s angry supporters chanted ‘scum’ as the ex-EDL Robinson and Hopkins arrive at court as Tommy is sentencedleader was sentenced to 9 months. 

Hundreds of supporters clashed with police and activists – opposing the far-right extremist.

Read the full story on The Mirror 

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