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Gay rights campaigner welcomes Isle of Man police apology

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A campaigner who came to symbolise the battle for gay rights on the Isle of Man has welcomed as “long overdue” an apology from a police chief for the way the island’s laws against homosexuality were enforced. In a fiv...

Chris Rock jokes about slap after Will Smith apology video

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Comedian Chris Rock did not directly address Will Smith’s recent apology video to him when onstage in Atlanta on Friday but he did continue to make jokes about the notorious incident at the Oscars when he was slapped ...

Victims of historic forced adoption deserve apology, ministers told

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Ministers should officially apologise to tens of thousands of unmarried mothers in England and Wales who had their babies taken for adoption through a “brutal and cruel” process, MPs and peers have said. The joint com...

Another ‘red wall’ Tory MP criticises Johnson’s Partygate apology

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Boris Johnson came under further pressure from angry backbenchers after another “red wall” MP said trust in the government was at the point of collapse. Simon Fell, the MP for Barrow, became the latest MP to publicly ...

Growing anger in flood zones prompts NSW government apology

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New South Wales flood recovery minister, Steph Cooke, has apologised for delays in getting relief money into flood-affected communities, while announcing changes to make it easier for small businesses to access grants...

Apology, 800 years on, for laws that expelled Jews from England

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The Church of England is to apologise for its “shameful actions” in passing anti-Jewish laws 800 years ago that paved the way for the expulsion of Jews from England. A special service at Christ Church cathedral in Oxf...

‘Insincere’: Covid-bereaved man, 80, rejects Boris Johnson Partygate apology

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A widower who could not hold his dying wife’s hand because of Covid restrictions has said Boris Johnson’s attendance at a Downing Street party betrayed people who obeyed lockdown rules and called the prime minister’s ...

Starmer calls Johnson ‘a man without shame’ as PM gives Partygate apology

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Keir Starmer called the prime minister “a man without shame” during furious exchanges in parliament as MPs prepared to vote on whether Boris Johnson should be investigated for lying about the Partygate scandal. Addres...

Australia politics news live updates: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame to respond to Morrison apology; Labor’s religious discrimination dilemma

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Higgins and Tame will address the National Press Club a day after the prime minister’s apology to women harassed and assaulted in federal parliament – follow all the day’s news

‘People want answers’: Boris Johnson’s apology lands flat with Bolton’s swing voters

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When Boris Johnson addressed MPs an hour after the release of Sue Gray’s redacted report, he will have hoped his apology would travel far beyond the Commons chamber and reached places like Tonge Fold, on the outskirts...

Alexa whistleblower demands Amazon apology after being jailed and tortured

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A whistleblower who exposed illegal working conditions in a factory making Amazon’s Alexa devices says he was tortured before being jailed by Chinese authorities. Tang Mingfang, 43, was jailed after he revealed how th...

Johnson’s apology to the Queen marks a new low for a prime minister

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After 70 years on the throne, every aspect of the relationship between the monarch and her prime ministers must surely have become deeply, even sometimes wearyingly, familiar to Elizabeth II. Fourteen very different m...

Tory MP faces Commons ban after undermining bullying apology

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A Conservative MP faces suspension from the Commons after the standards watchdog found he undermined a formal apology over intimidatory behaviour towards staff by indicating in media interviews he did not fully mean t...

‘Another Boris cop-out’: constituents react to PM’s lockdown party apology

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On the streets of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, where Boris Johnson has been MP since 2015, people expressed “disappointment” and called for the prime minister to face a police investigation and penalties for breaking l...

Boris Johnson’s future on a knife edge after No 10 party apology

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Boris Johnson’s premiership was hanging in the balance as Conservative MPs began openly calling for his resignation after he admitted attending a garden party in lockdown, claiming he thought it was a “work event”. Jo...

Boris Johnson’s No 10 lockdown party apology: what he said and what he meant

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For the second time in recent weeks, the prime minister has been forced to do the thing that no politician – and certainly no prime minister – ever wants to do: say sorry. Last December, he did exactly the same thing ...

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