Nigel Farage says the Brexit could be overturned because Remainers have gained a stranglehold on the argument over Britain’s future relationship with the EU. “The Remain side are making all the running,” the former Ukip leader told The Observer. “They have a majority in parliament, and unless we get ourselves organised we could lose the historic victory that was Brexit.”
The governor of Hawaii has apologised after television broadcasts and mobile phones in Hawaii were interrupted by an emergency warning of an incoming missile yesterday. David Ige says the “unfortunate” mistake occurred when an employee “pushed the wrong button”. The message sent to mobile phones warned, in capital letters: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
The justice secretary may stage a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. David Gauke has sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed. However, the Parole Board said it was “confident correct procedures were followed” when the decision was made to free Worboys, who is thought to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults.
Tory voters are too shy to fight for the party on social media, Theresa May’s new chairman has argued. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Brandon Lewis vows to galvanise “shy Tories” who are not “getting out there in the digital world”, as part of plans to go “hell for leather” ahead of the next elections. Digital strategists concluded that the Conservatives were outflanked online by Labour in last year’s general election.
A British woman in her 20s is believed to have been killed in a murder-suicide in Sydney. Local police say the unnamed woman was found dead along with a man in his 30s at a flat in the suburb of Newtown. According to reports, the bodies were discovered by the couple’s landlord in an apartment above a restaurant on King Street, a bustling road in the inner west of Sydney.
Ukip has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. In a series of messages published in the Daily Mail, Jo Marney says Markle would “taint” the Royal Family, that she had a “tiny brain” and that black people were ugly. The 25-year-old model has apologised and said her messages had been taken out of context. Bolton took over as Ukip leader in September.
A dairy giant in France is recalling 12m boxes of powdered baby milk in 83 countries over a salmonella outbreak. The CEO of Lactalis, Emmanuel Besnier, spoke after claims the company hid the outbreak at a plant making the product. “We must take account the scale of this operation: more than 12m boxes are affected,” he said. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by families whose children got salmonella poisoning.
Police in South Africa have moved on protesters who were attacking outlets of fashion chain H&M in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement featuring a black child. A storm erupted last week when a photo was published on the company’s online website of a black boy wearing a green hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle”. The company has pulled the photograph.
Donald Trump has once more attacked author Michael Wolff, calling him “mentally deranged”. Still smarting from Wolff’s Fire and Fury book, the US president tweeted: “So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information.”
Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate the $ 1.5m he made for reshoots on the film All the Money in the World to the Time’s Up campaign. The actor said he would make the donation to the sexual misconduct initiative in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who was paid less than $ 1,000 for the reshoots. The new footage was ordered after one of the movie’s stars, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct.