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Parliament shuts down its TikTok account after concerns over platform's links to China
TikTok account has been unceremoniously shut down after MPs complained about the social media platform's links to China.The app, which is owned by Chinese parent firm ByteDance, was to be used as a way to engage young people with politics.However, MPs have raised serious concerns about user data being sent to Beijing.READ MORE: What does 'zesty' mean on TikTok? Sexual meaning explained as word goes viralThe tension between China and Parliament has heated up following Westminister banning Chinese company Huawei from involvement in the UK’s 5G network as well as China sanctioning several MPs for criticising the nation's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority group.A UK Parliament spokesperson said: "Based on Member feedback, we are closing the pilot UK Parliament TikTok account earlier than we had planned."The account was a pilot initiative while we tested the platform as a way of reaching younger audiences with relevant content about Parliament."A group of senior Conservative MPs including the likes of Tom Tugendhat, Nus Ghani and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, all complained about the short-lived TikTok account in a letter that was sent to the Speakers of the Commons and the Lords.The very same MPs who established their concern about the platform were also the ones who spoke out against human rights abuses as Duncan Smith praised the government for their decision to shut down the account.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.He said: "We are pleased that Parliament, immediately they were told, understood there was a problem and shut it down."It's important for others to look at that now and we need to start talking to people about not using
Paul O’Grady gives health update as he blasts ‘these two planks’ Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Covid, discussed his health amid the ongoing battle for our next Prime Minister.The TV presenter, 67, was not afraid to share some scathing remarks about Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, who are the two candidates left in the running to become the next prime minister.O’Grady insinuated that, while his Covid symptoms were a pain, they were not as bad as his experience watching the latest debate between Truss and Sunak.Sharing a picture of the two politicians with his 696,000 Instagram followers, Paul didn't hold back.“I’m still a bit done in from this bloody Covid although I’m no longer contagious and haven’t been for a few days,” he began.The star then went on to add he was tuning into the Tory leadership debate like many others across the county.“I’m watching these two planks trying to persuade us why they’d make a wonderful Prime Minister,” he wrote“Truss is banging on about Turbo Charged Toffee, am I hallucinating or what?“Whilst the other one is insistent that we know he once had a Saturday job in a chemist.“To hear him you’d think he’d been forced to work down the mines since he was a child.“What a carry on, I’d laugh if it didn’t send me off coughing so I’m making do with a scornfully curled lip.“Once again, thanks for all your kind messages when I was away from home and feeling like I’d been dug up and belted with the shovel," the star ended his post.After a series of knock-out rounds, only Truss and Sunak remain in the running to be Prime Minister.The final five also included hopefuls like Penny Mordaunt, Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat.Plenty of other famous figures have given their opinion on the leadership race, including Jeremy Clarkson.“How can we have ended up having to choose a leader from a shortlist made up
John Cleese aims brutal dig at Liz Truss 'Makes Hillary Clinton look irresistible'
@KemiBadenoch comes through #BackingBadenoch #Kemi4PM #KemiForPM.” @Randomc**p93 commented: “Def something off putting about those who seem a bit too eager for power.” @Dnorm223 said: “Well in Hillary's defense she managed to have 2 Presidents impeached over humiliation issues. “Is that what you meant?” It comes as Truss presented her hypothetical policies and focuses should she become Prime Minister in last night’s televised debate on Channel 4. The televised debates began on Friday 15th July between candidates Rishi Sunak, Tom Tugendhat, Kemi Badenoch, Liz Truss and Penny Mordaunt. Following the first leadership debate, ran a poll from 9pm on Friday, July 15, to 8am on Saturday, July 16, asking: “Who won the first Tory leadership debate?”Overall, 1,934 people responded and Tugendhat came out on top with 31 percent (590 people) of the vote.Former Chancellor Sunak came second with 20 percent (379 people) and was closely followed by Mordaunt with 19 percent (363 people).In addition, Badenoch received 14 percent (276 people) and Truss 13 percent (257 people).A further four percent (69 people) said they did not know who the winner was. The most recent debate took place yesterday in an hour-long head-to-head debate. It saw the candidates take on a more cutthroat approach as they engaged in personal slights against one another.
Psychic pig 'Mystic Marcus' wrong about next PM after Suella Braverman knocked out
Boris Johnson, got the “big calls” right in the past – predicting the outcome of the last World Cup, the result of the 20160 Brexit referendum and even the election of Donald Trump. But when he was called upon to pick the winner of the Conservative party’s current leadership tussle, Marcus missed by a mile.READ MORE: Video of young Rishi Sunak saying he's 'no working class' friends goes viralShown a range of apples labelled with the names of the likely winners of the contest, including former Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt and multi-millionaire chancellor Rishi Sunak, Marcus made his choice.He strolled over and carefully selected the apple representing the Attorney General for England and Wales, Suella Braverman.But Ms Braverman was knocked out of the running in a vote today, leaving the remaining candidates scrambling to scoop up her supporters to bolster their own bid.The contest appears to be settling into a two-horse race with Mordaunt and Sunak well ahead of the remaining contenders, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch and widely-respected backbencher Tom Tugendhat also still in with an outside chance.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.Marcus made his prediction live on ITV’s Lorraine show yesterday morning (Wednesday, July 13).
Ukrainian Premier League suspended after Russia launches invasion
Russia.Vladimir Putin has launched an all-out war on Ukraine with tanks and troops crossing the border from Belarus.Missiles and bombs have been reported to have gone off while explosions have been seen across the country.It has led to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy introducing martial law overnight, which has had a knock-on effect throughout the nation.That includes the suspension of the Ukrainian Premier League for a minimum of 30 days, despite its return being planned for Friday.The league was supposed to resume this week following its winter break but the delay has come as the country braces itself for Putin’s invasion.It will also throw Ukraine’s international football into disarray as well, including their next fixtures.The national team were set to take on Scotland in Glasgow, which is planned for March 24.And the British government has already insisted that the Champions League final scheduled for May 28 should be moved from Russian city St Petersburg.There has been widespread condemnation of Putin after the invasion of Ukraine while residents have been desperately fleeing the country.The Ukraine government has appealed for calm but president Zelenskyy has stated that guns will be given to citizens who request them.Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat described the situation as a “human tragedy”.He said: "To see these columns of people forced out by naked aggression by Russia and by Vladimir Putin is horrific and extremely painful, and we should be thinking very clearly about the families torn apart, the lives separated."