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Chelsea Clinton: Hillary will fight against gun violence

Chelsea Clinton speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Credit: Reuters

Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea has introduced her mother's formal acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination with a pledge that as president, Mrs Clinton will fight against gun violence and climate change.

Speaking on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, she said: "I'm here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter."

This November, I'm voting for the progressive who will protect our planet from climate and our communities from gun violence.

Who will reform our criminal justice system and who knows that women's rights are human rights, and who knows LGBT rights are human rights - here at home and around the world.

– Chelsea Clinton

In a thinly-veiled swipe at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, she added: "I loved that my parents expected me to have opinions and to be able to back them up with facts."


UK consumer confidence takes biggest drop since 1990

In July, UK consumer confidence took its sharpest decline in since 1990. Credit: PA Wire

UK consumer confidence fell to -12 in July from -1 in June - the biggest drop in 26 years, according to a poll by market researchers GfK.

The survey of 2,000 people found increased concerns about the economic outlook has dented the confidence of UK households and manufacturers.

The report found that people were on average more pessimistic about their finances, the economy, and whether or not now was a good time to make big-ticket purchases such as household appliances and furniture.

Consumers in post-Brexit Britain are reporting higher levels of concern this month. We’ve seen a very significant drop in confidence, as is clear from the fall in each of our key measures, with the biggest decrease occurring in the outlook for the general economic situation in the next 12 months.

– Joe Staton, head of market dynamics, GfK
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