■ Javid: Racist abuse is Labour’s fault
SAJID JAVID has claimed racist abuse against him has been fuelled by a ‘hostile environment’ developing in the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
Stormy scenes emerged in the Commons as Mr Javid (pictured above) was asked if he felt motivated or depressed by ‘vile left-wing trolls’ calling him a ‘coconut’ and an ‘Uncle Tom’ since his appointment as home secretary.
Mr Javid took aim at those among the ‘hard left’ who he said had joined Labour since Mr Corbyn became leader, before calling on the Islington North MP to denounce those who had sent racist abuse.
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who was leading for the Opposition during the debate, rose to insist that everyone on the Labour benches ‘without exception condemns the names he has been called’.
■ Murder probe after man shot dead outside tube station
A MAN was shot dead in north-west London last night.
Police have launched a murder investigation after the victim, believed to be in his thirties, was found with critical injuries outside Queensbury Tube station.
Another man, aged in his 20s, is in hospital after also suffering from a gun shot wound.
The death brings the total number of suspected murders in the capital so far this year to 63, prompting fears that violent crime could rise to the highest levels for a decade.
■ Bercow bullying claims should be looked at, says PM
THERESA MAY believes that the latest bullying allegations against Commons Speaker John Bercow should be ‘properly investigated’, Downing Street has said.
Mr Bercow (pictured above) is facing calls to quit following fresh bullying allegations from a former private secretary in his office, which the Speaker strenuously denies.
Angus Sinclair told BBC Two’s Newsnight that Mr Bercow undermined him by mimicking him, swearing and shouting, and once even smashed a mobile phone by throwing it on to the desk in front of him.
He said he was forced into early retirement, with an £86,250 pay-off on condition he did not make any complaints.
■ ‘Trump dictated his “excellent health” doctor’s letter’
DONALD TRUMP’S former doctor has said that the US president himself dictated an infamous letter describing his own ‘extraordinary’ physical health and stamina.
Dr Harold Bornstein (pictured above) admitted he did not write the December 2015 letter attributed to him, in which the then-presidential candidate’s physical condition was hailed in sometimes hyperbolic language.
The letter said: ‘If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.’
Now, in an interview with CNN, the president’s former personal physician said: ‘He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter.
‘I just made it up as I went along.’
■ Palace says thanks for Charlotte birthday messages
KENSINGTON PALACE has thanked the public for their ‘lovely’ birthday messages to Princess Charlotte as the royal youngster celebrates turning three.
Charlotte, who is getting used to being a big sister to Prince Louis, is marking her big day privately with her family.
The palace tweeted: ‘Wishing a happy third birthday to Princess Charlotte — thank you all for your lovely messages!’
Charlotte is expected to take a starring role as flower girl or bridesmaid when her uncle Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in just over two weeks’ time.