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Michael Gove says he is not as posh as Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Gove Credit: PA

Michael Gove has claimed he is not as posh as Jeremy Corbyn in a speech at the Conservative Party conference.

Mr Gove - who attended a private school in Aberdeen before studying at Oxford University - said that Mr Corbyn is "much posher than me".

Commentators have reflected on his clothes, his speaking style, even his prep school education - and I am happy to acknowledge that he is better dressed, better spoken and, indeed, much posher than me.

– Michael Gove

Mr Gove then attacked Mr Corbyn, claiming the Labour leader cannot keep the country safe after failing to sing the national anthem.

Mr Corbyn Credit: PA

Mr Gove added: "A Labour leader who promotes defenders of the IRA, who speaks up for Hamas, who puts the case for Hezbollah, who raises his voice on behalf of those anti-Western, anti-British, anti-Semitic extremists - and yet who cannot bear to open his mouth to honour our war dead - is never, never, going to be able to keep this country safe, secure and free.


  1. Anglia

Man found dead in overturned car in Cambridgeshire

The scene of the accident off the A14 at Hemmingford Grey Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been found dead in a car which police believe had overturned after hitting a crash barrier alongside the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

Officers were called just after 5am on Sunday after someone discovered the car in a field off Cambridge Road in Hemmingford Grey, which runs parallel to the A14 westbound.

The driver, who hasn't been named yet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is thought the car was travelling westbound and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Recovery took place this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

Unfortunately it is not known exactly what time the collision occurred, however we do know that the car and the deceased were in the field for some time before it was reported to us. We believe the collision may have happened several hours prior to us being called at just after 5am this morning.

– PC Simon Burgin, Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit

Anyone who may have seen the collision, or the car in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the road policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

  1. Central

Witness who helped driver from bus 'knew it was bad'

A witness who helped the driver out of the double-decker bus which crashed into a supermarket in Coventry says "he knew it was bad" as soon as he got there.

Danny Rodgers works on Trinity Street so arrived at the scene almost instantly.

An eight-year-old boy and a woman in her 70s died in the crash.

A nine-year-old girl remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

Footage shows aftermath of Coventry bus crash

Two arrests as tens of thousands protest at Tory conference

A young Conservative delegate was covered in egg after the alleged attack. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A young Conservative delegate was egged by activists as he made his way to the conference in Manchester.

Up to 85,000 people are claimed to have joined the demonstrations against austerity, and while they have been largely good-natured, two arrests were made - one of whom allegedly spat at a journalist.


MSF urges independent probe into Kunduz attack

A boy is treated after the attack in Kunduz. Credit: APTV

Medical aid group Medicens Sans Frontieres (MSF) has called for an "independent international body" to investigate the air strike that killed 22 people at its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

"Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body," Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director said.

The group earlier denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and Nato forces before the strike, which is thought to have been carried out by US planes.

MSF also updated the death toll from the attack, saying that 12 staff member and ten patients were killed, including three children.

We reiterate that the main hospital building, where medical personnel were caring for patients, was repeatedly and very precisely hit during each aerial raid, while the rest of the compound was left mostly untouched.

We condemn this attack, which constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law.

– Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director
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