Calais

The problems in ‘The Jungle’ are highlighted by several media outlets after the situation escalated.

The Mail explains the migrants’ new actions.

Migrants from the Calais Jungle camp are using a deadly new tactic in their attempts to get to Britain.
Ruthless gangs are deliberately causing crashes on the roads to the French port by hurling large objects at cars – then sneaking on to lorries caught up in the resulting tailbacks.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has spoken out after a team of Mail on Sunday journalists narrowly escaped death last week when three migrants threw a log at their car, forcing it into the path of a 38-ton juggernaut.
After being briefed about the incident, Ms Rudd issued a statement describing the development as ‘extremely concerning’.
She added: ‘It’s vital that people feel safe when using the Channel ports. This shows just how it is in all our interests to combat attempts to enter the UK illegally.’
Reporter Ben Ellery, 32, and photographers Steve Burton and John McLellan were all injured when their British-registered Audi swerved to avoid the missile.

Sky News claims the situation will deteriorate tomorrow.

FRENCH lorry drivers are threatening chaos in Calais tomorrow with a protest over the migrant crisis.
Shopkeepers, police and farmers are set to join them in calling for parts of the Jungle camp at the port to be demolished.
The protest, which will involve a human chain blocking the roads from Dunkirk and Boulogne into the city, is likely to disrupt British cross-Channel travellers.
Pressure has been growing on the French authorities to tackle the problem, which has seen the camp swelling in size in recent months.
Despite efforts to reduce numbers by dismantling the slum’s southern section earlier this year, up to 9,000 migrants from countries including Sudan, Syria and Eritrea are living there in squalor.

The Mail also carries the story.

A planned go-slow protest by lorry drivers tomorrow in Calais is likely to cause huge tailbacks for thousands of Britons returning home from Europe after the summer break.
Shopkeepers, residents and farmers are set to join hauliers in calling for the northern section of the sprawling Jungle camp at the French port to be demolished.
The action, which is set to take place on roads around the town, will disrupt the travel plans of people arriving in Calais both from around France and from the UK.
Pressure has been growing on the French authorities to tackle the problem which has seen the camp swell in size in recent months.
At the same time, attacks on British and French motorists and lorry drivers approaching the port have soared in number – and severity.

Brexit

Breitbart is one of the news outlets that carries details of yesterday’s demonstration against the referendum result.

Anti-Brexit demonstrators took to the streets of London once again today to protest against the British public’s decision to leave the European Union (EU).
The protest, which was much smaller than previous anti-Brexit demonstrations, was led by comedian Eddie Izzard and included people dressed in a wide variety of costumes, often with unusual messages.
Demonstrators called on the government to overturn the referendum result, and expressed their love for the European Union, to a background of pop music.
One group of demonstrators told Breitbart London how Brexit was like the killing of Harambe, the Cincinnati gorilla, because as his life was taken away without his choice, so they have been taken out of the EU against their will.

This story is also covered by the BBC News

Thousands of pro-Europe protesters have been marching in London, calling for the UK to strengthen its ties to the continent following the Brexit vote.
The March for Europe aimed to put pressure on the government to delay activating the formal process of leaving the EU.
Pro-Brexit demonstrators staged a counter-protest at one location along the marching route.
Rallies have taken place across the UK, including in Edinburgh and Birmingham.
A sea of blue EU flags filled Parliament square shortly after 13:00 BST, where protesters sang along to The Beatles’ hit Hey Jude, replacing the title words instead with “EU”.
Demonstrators were calling for the government to make tight economic, cultural, and social ties with the rest of Europe.

And the Guardian

Thousands of pro-Europe protesters have flooded the streets of London , calling for the UK to strengthen ties to the continent following the Brexit vote.
The March for Europe was launched on the anniversary of the outbreak of the second world war, to increase pressure on the government to delay formally invoking article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which would trigger a two-year deadline to withdrawal from the European Union.
Simultaneous protests rallying support for keeping close economic, cultural and social links to Europe are taking place in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Oxford, and Cambridge. Demonstrators are backed by Labour’s Chuka Umunna , co-leader of the Green party Caroline Lucas, and comedians Eddie Izzard and Josie Long .

In other Brexit news, ITV News claims the US president will maintain the ‘special relationship’ between our two countries.

President Obama has pledged that the special relationship between the US and the UK will “grow stronger with time” in spite of Britain voting to leave the EU.
Prior to the referendum in June, the US president said that the UK would be at “the back of the queue” for a trade deal, if it voted to leave the trading bloc.
But speaking at a joint press conference with Theresa May ahead of the G20 summit in China, Mr Obama said ties between the two countries would grow even stronger.
He said: “Even as the UK pursues an orderly exit from the EU, together we reaffirm the very special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Australia is of the same opinion, says Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday his country and Britain were both very committed to having an early free trade agreement after Britain leaves the European Union.
“Prime Minister May and I are very committed to having an early free trade agreement put in place so that when Britain leaves the EU, we have very open markets between Australia and Britain,” Turnbull told reporters on the sidelines of a G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
“They’ve got to put in place free trade agreements and we are enthusiastic and supportive; we’re providing Britain with as much assistance as we can at a technical level,” Turnbull said.

a story that also appears in the Telegraph

Theresa May is to open talks on landmark new free trade deal with Australia, as she declares Britain will lead the world in global commerce outside the European Union.
The Prime Minister will meet her Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, at the G20 summit in China on Monday to shape the broad outline of what would be Britain’s first new trade pact after Brexit.
She is expected to explore further trade opportunities in talks with Barack Obama and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the two-day gathering of world leaders.

And investment into the City of London is about to flourish, claims the Telegraph

The City is gearing up for a £30bn float frenzy, as private-equity giants and foreign owners seek to capitalise on the strength of the London stock market following the EU referendum.
Half a dozen multi-billion-pound listings are being lined up over the next six months, according to City sources.
The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that CVC is in the early stages of planning a £1.5bn stock market debut for Sky Bet. It is understood the private-equity firm is eyeing a float early next year in co-operation with pay-TV giant Sky, which holds a 20pc stake in the gambling business it offloaded in 2015.
The biggest float in the works is that of mobile operator O2, valued at around £10bn. Its Spanish owner, Telefonica, is working with UBS on the float of a minority stake, potentially by the end of the year.

Scotland

It seems that the Scottish First Minister is still pushing for independence, says Sky News

Nicola Sturgeon has signalled her determination to push again for an independent Scotland in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
In a speech in Stirling – where William Wallace won a victory against the English that was featured in the film Braveheart – the SNP leader outlined plans for a “listening exercise” to reignite the debate on independence.
It comes after Scotland voted largely in favour of remaining in the EU, while much of England and Wales voted to leave.
Ms Sturgeon underlined her regret that the UK had voted to break away from the trading bloc but said that it was essential that it remains in the free market.

 

BBC

It looks like the corporation will be allowed to plough ahead as it wants, reports the Express

MINISTERS look set to announce a climbdown on proposals to keep the BBC in financial check over the next decade as the row over the Corporation’s charter continues.
The Government has been locked in a tense battle with BBC bosses since the publication of a white paper on the future of the broadcaster in May.
Among the proposals put forward were plans for a break clause in the Royal Charter, which would give ministers the power to renegotiate the terms of the deal at any time.
The BBC, however, argued against the clause being used for charter renegotiations.
Now it appears BBC bosses can breath a sigh of relief as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport signalled plans to water down the proposals for a mid-term health check.

Education

Grammar schools are back in the news today, with the Times reporting the prospect of more of them.

Theresa May is today expected to confirm that the government is considering whether to create more grammar schools.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, the prime minister will say that Justine Greening, the education secretary, is investigating whether more grammars should be opened.
When Greening’s task is complete “we will look at the work Justine is doing”, May — herself the product of a grammar school education — tells Marr.
The prime minister has already backed plans to allow a grammar school in her own constituency of Maidenhead, in Berkshire, to expand.

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