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Need To Know: National Action leader jailed for MP murder plot

■ National Action leader jailed after MP murder plot probe

THE leader of banned neo-Nazi group National Action has been jailed for eight years following an investigation into a foiled plot to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper.

Christopher Lythgoe (pictured above), 32, was accused of taking the far-right organisation underground after it was banned in December 2016 over its support for the killing of MP Jo Cox.

It had been claimed he encouraged a plan to kill Ms Cooper with a sword by telling Jack Renshaw not to ‘f*** it up’ when they met at the Friar Penketh pub in Warrington.

A jury deliberated for 20 hours to find Lythgoe guilty of membership of National Action but clear him of involvement in the terror plot.

■ Google hit with record £3.9bn fine by EU

GOOGLE has been issued with a record fine of more than four billion euro by the European Commission competition authorities for abusing its market position through the Android mobile operating system.

The commission said it was issuing a fine of €4.34billion (£3.9billion) over restrictions placed on mobile phone manufacturers using Android to drive internet traffic to Google’s own search engine.

European commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the technology giant was ‘denying rivals a chance to innovate and compete’, which was ‘illegal under EU anti-trust rules’.

In response, the technology giant said it would appeal against the ruling.

■ Labour MP to face ‘action’ for branding Jeremy Corbyn anti-Semitic

ACTION will be taken against Labour MP Margaret Hodge over a tirade in which she allegedly called Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite, a spokesman for the Labour leader has said.

Dame Margaret (pictured above) reportedly challenged Mr Corbyn behind the Speaker’s chair in the Commons, following the adoption by Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee of a new code of conduct on anti-Semitism which has been widely denounced by Jewish groups.

The Huffington Post reported that Dame Margaret told him: ‘You’re a f****** anti-Semite and a racist … You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party.’

Mr Corbyn reportedly told her: ‘I’m sorry you feel like that.’

Labour later confirmed an incident had taken place, but Dame Margaret has yet to comment, though she has reportedly denied swearing.

Mr Corbyn’s spokesman branded the Barking MP’s remarks ‘clearly unacceptable’.

■ TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

TALKTALK is the most complained-about home broadband and landline provider, while BT tops the table for complaints about pay TV, latest figures show.

Virgin Mobile attracted the most complaints among mobile providers at 11 per 100,000 customers, but only just ahead of newcomer iD Mobile at 10 per 100,000, according to industry regulator Ofcom’s quarterly league tables.

TalkTalk attracted 29 complaints per 100,000 customers for its broadband offer, ahead of BT on 23 and Plusnet on 20 — with all three exceeding the industry average of 16.

The same three companies also garnered the most complaints among landline providers, with TalkTalk on 20, Plusnet following with 15 and BT attracting 14 — with all three again exceeding the industry average of 12.

Among pay TV providers, BT exceeded its competitors for complaints with 16 per 100,000 customers, followed by Virgin Media with nine and TalkTalk on eight.

Sky received the lowest number of complaints for broadband, landline and pay TV services, while Tesco Mobile was the best performer for pay-monthly mobile.