General election: Four Brexit party MEPs abandon Farage and urge voters to back Tories instead – live news | Politics

10.46am GMT10:46 Johnson apologises for any offence caused by his article comparing women wearing burqas to letterboxes On ITV’s This Morning Holly Willoughby asks about crime and safety. A lot of people feel unsafe, she says. Boris Johnson says he massively reduced crime when he was mayor of London. He says that Usman Khan, the London Bridge attacker, had to be released. It is always worth...

Pro-democracy activists urge Trudeau to show some ‘guts’ dealing with China

HALIFAX — Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to find some “guts” and make like his American counterparts to hold China to account for ugly protests in the semi-autonomous region.Emily Lau, chair of the Hong Kong Democratic Party’s foreign affairs committee, was a key speaker at the weekend’s Halifax Security Forum, where she expressed cynicism...