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Senior Reform UK politician hints he could QUIT as he takes a furious swipe at Farage

Ben Habib has taken a swipe at Nigel Farage over his latest Reform UK leadership announcement, suggesting he could leave the party.

The former deputy leader of the party said he has “long-standing concerns” about the party’s “decision-making process”, adding that he will “consider” his position.


Today, Farage unveiled a new leadership team for the party, with a spokesman saying Reform aims to be the “only real opposition in British politics”.

Richard Tice was moved from the role of chairman to become deputy leader, replacing Habib.

In a scathing tweet, he said: “I have just been informed by Nigel Farage that Richard Tice is taking over as deputy leader of the party. Accordingly, I no longer hold that position.

“I am considering my position more generally in light of this change. I have long harbored concerns about the control of the party and the decision-making processes.

“I will reflect on all this. The key for me is that Reform UK stays true to the promises made to the British people. The movement we have created does not belong to us, it belongs to the people. We owe and are indebted to the British people.”

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Senior Reform UK politician hints he could QUIT as he takes a furious swipe at Farage

Ben Habib has taken a swipe at Nigel Farage over his latest Reform UK leadership announcement, suggesting he could leave the party

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Ben Habib has taken a swipe at Nigel Farage over his latest Reform UK leadership announcement, suggesting he could leave the party.

The former deputy leader of the party said he has “long-standing concerns” about the party’s “decision-making process”, adding that he will “consider” his position.

Today, Farage unveiled a new leadership team for the party, with a spokesman saying Reform aims to be the “only real opposition in British politics”.

Richard Tice was moved from the role of chairman to become deputy leader, replacing Habib.

In a scathing tweet, he said: “I have just been informed by Nigel Farage that Richard Tice is taking over as deputy leader of the party. Accordingly, I no longer hold that position.

“I am considering my position more generally in light of this change. I have long harbored concerns about the control of the party and the decision-making processes.

“I will reflect on all this. The key for me is that Reform UK stays true to the promises made to the British people. The movement we have created does not belong to us, it belongs to the people. We owe and are indebted to the British people.”

Joe Biden urges UK to ‘get closer to Europe’ as Starmer sees new EU deal

Joe Biden has urged Britain to get “closer to Europe” during bilateral talks with Sir Keir Starmer

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Joe Biden has urged Britain to get “closer to Europe” during bilateral talks with Sir Keir Starmer.

Addressing the new prime minister, the US president said Britain is the “transatlantic knot” that binds the two continents together.

Starmer traveled to Washington for the NATO summit, last night meeting with Biden at the White House.

Before winning the election, he promised to renegotiate Britain’s Brexit deal.

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Dan Jarvis: UK commitment to NATO ‘unwavering’

Britain’s commitment to Nato is “unwavering”, security secretary Dan Jarvis has said, while admitting the strength of the economy is “fundamental” to the process of increasing defense spending.

Asked if the government would increase defense spending even if growth doesn’t come, Dan Jarvis told LBC: “Well, I think we need to increase military spending.

“There is a cast-iron guarantee that we will get to that 2.5 percent figure…obviously, at the end of the day, the strength of the economy is fundamental to all of this.

“We’ve had positive news this morning, but our commitment to NATO is unwavering. Our commitment to 2.5 percent of GDP is absolutely cast iron, and we’ll get to that point as soon as we can, but it needs to be informed of the review process that will commence shortly.”

UK must ‘guard against’ retaliation from Russia, says security minister

Security Secretary Dan Jarvis said Britain must be “incredibly cautious” and “guard against” retaliation from Russia

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Security Secretary Dan Jarvis said Britain must be “incredibly cautious” and “guard against” retaliation by Russia, after it was suggested British weapons could potentially be fired from Ukraine.

Asked how concerned Britain should be about Moscow’s reaction, Jarvis told Sky: “Yes, it’s clear, we have to guard against that.

“And of course we have to be incredibly careful.

“But the most important thing is that we, together with our NATO allies, work together to ensure that President Zelensky and Ukraine have the material support they need to defend themselves against Russia.

“It is an illegal invasion, the consequences of which are enormous for the whole world.”

Starmer admits the migrant crisis could get WORSE before it gets better

Sir Keir Starmer has admitted that the small boat crisis could get worse before it gets better

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Sir Keir Starmer has admitted that the small boat crisis could get worse before it gets better.

He acknowledged that the numbers are going up and refused to set an “arbitrary” target for boat crossings.

Speaking in Washington for the NATO summit, Starmer was asked if his ambition is to stop the boats but he did not answer.

Asked again, the Prime Minister said: “No one but no one should be doing these crossings. The numbers are going up, not down.

“That’s why we want to bust the gangs to stop these crossings. What I’m not going to do is pick an arbitrary date, an arbitrary number because it hasn’t worked in the past.

“But I want to be clear that my intention is to break down the gangs who run this despicable trade of putting people in boats on the coast of France. No one but no one should make that crossing.”

Asked if the situation could get worse before it improves, he said: “It cannot change overnight. What we can do is take our first steps right away.”

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