■ May: Trump’s immigration policy ‘wrong’
THERESA MAY has said Donald Trump’s approach to child migrants in the United States is ‘wrong’ and ‘not something we agree with’.
The prime minister, who has been under pressure to condemn the immigration practices adopted in the US, said images appearing to show children being held in cages were ‘deeply disturbing’.
Ahead of the president’s visit to the UK in July, Mrs May said the nature of the ‘special’ relationship with the US meant ‘when we disagree with what they are doing, we say so’.
Mr Trump is facing pressure from both sides of the political divide in Washington to end a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to illegal border crossings, which requires adult migrants to be held in custody for prosecution, separated from their children.
■ Prince Louis to be christened next month
PRINCE Louis of Cambridge’s christening will take place on July 9, Kensington Palace has announced.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child, born on April 23, will be baptised in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London.
Eight-week-old Louis, a younger brother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, is fifth in line to the throne and a great-grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
■ Man arrested over Tube station blast
A MAN was arrested after a small blast at a London Underground station, believed to have been caused by a faulty drill battery, British Transport Police said.
The 23-year-old, from Enfield, north London, was held on suspicion of committing an act likely to cause an explosion, injuring or damaging property, and endangering safety on the railway. He has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.
Five people suffered minor injuries after the explosion at Southgate Tube station during the incident around 7pm last night.
■ Corbyn: NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’
THERESA MAY’S figures on extra NHS spending are ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed as he urged the prime minister to be straight with voters on tax rises to fund the plans.
Referencing the Vote Leave bus that was emblazoned with the slogan ‘We send the EU £350million a week — let’s fund our NHS instead’, the Labour leader asked why Mrs May was pushing her own ‘Mickey Mouse’ figures, following the government’s announcement of a £20.5billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget.
During prime minister’s questions, Mr Corbyn claimed Mrs May had said there would be £600m a week more being spent on the NHS through a ‘Brexit dividend’.
He said : ‘Our net contribution to the European Union is about £8.5billion a year — £600m a week is over £30billion a year.’
■ Reptiles, ivory and polar bear carcasses seized in wildlife crime crackdown
A MONTH-LONG global operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the seizure of thousands of live animals and tons of meat and ivory, international police agency Interpol announced.
Among those arrested were flight attendants carrying turtles in their baggage and a hunter who posted his illegal trophies on social media. Some 1,400 suspects have been identified worldwide, Interpol said.
The operation, codenamed Thunderstorm, involved police, customs, border, environment, wildlife and forestry agencies in 92 countries, the statement said.
The 1,974 seizures, worth millions of dollars, include 43 metric tons of wild meat — including bear, elephant, crocodile, whale and zebra — 1.3 tons of elephant ivory, 27,000 reptiles, almost 4,000 birds, 48 live primates, 14 big cats and the carcasses of seven bears, including two polar bears.