Saturday

28th May 2016

Ticker

MP defects to Ukip over Cameron's Europe policy

Anti-EU party Ukip could gain their first MP after Conservative MP Douglas Carswell defected to the party citing David Cameron's position on EU membership. Carswell announced on Thursday that he was resigning the seat to prompt an immediate by-election in which he will defend his 12,000 majority as Ukip's candidate.

News in Brief

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  2. Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea's seizure
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  4. Slovak PM says his country is no place for Muslims
  5. Juncker's spin-doctor warns of populist 'horror'
  6. EU urges Hungary to end discrimination of Roma children
  7. Majority of voters think UK will stay in EU
  8. Leading MEP says Greek bailout will not work

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