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1. Boris Johnson will tell Ukraine: This is your ‘finest hour’
Boris Johnson will tell Ukrainian MPs it is their “finest hour” when he becomes the first foreign leader to address parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.
In a video address echoing Sir Winston Churchill, Mr Johnson will hail Ukraine’s resistance to containing the Russian invasion as he announces new £300m military aid. Read the full story.
2. Tories ‘set to lose 550 seats’ in worst local election performance in a generation
The Tories are on track to lose nearly 550 local election seats in the worst performance since Sir Tony Blair led Labor in the 1990s, a survey has found.
Labor will hold 3,500 council seats – a gain of more than 800 – while the Conservatives will retain just under 980, a drop of 548, according to the survey of 1,749 adults in the 201 councils that will surrender at the polls on Thursday. Read the full story.
3. Record number of Channel migrants reaching UK as crossings ‘fuelled by Rwanda delays’
The number of Channel migrants reaching the UK hit a new record over the bank holiday weekend as delays in plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda fueled crossings.
The arrival of more than 580 migrants in small boats during the public holiday Sunday and Monday brought the total this year to more than 7,000 – triple last year’s rate for the same period. Read the full story.
4. Sir Keir Starmer refuses to say he will cooperate if police reopen ‘beergate’ inquiry
Sir Keir Starmer declined to say whether he would cooperate with police if they reopen the ‘beergate’ inquiry, dismissing the Tories’ claims as ‘smears’.
During a visit to West Sussex ahead of local elections on May 5, the Labor leader did not respond directly when asked if he would cooperate with a police investigation. Read the full story.
5. U.S. Supreme Court votes to strike down abortion rights, leaked draft ruling says
The United States Supreme Court has reportedly voted to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion in America half a century ago.
The draft document was reportedly leaked to Politico in what was described as the first such leak ever inside the Supreme Court. Read the full story.
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