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Labour: Jeremy Hunt should 'scrap' doctors' contracts

Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott has said that a 7-day NHS is "impossible", and that Jeremy Hunt should "stop posturing" and scrap the imposition of a new junior doctors contract.

She said: "The crisis in the NHS is deepening, with closures of hospitals and key departments across the country while nearly all waiting times are rising.

"The Government is not properly funding even a 5-day NHS. A 7-day NHS is simply impossible without more resources.

"It is not too late to change course. Jeremy Hunt should stop posturing about imposing a Junior Doctors contract, scrap it, and re-enter talks."

Clinton mocks Trump's visit to meet Mexican President

Hillary Clinton addresses the National Convention of the American Legion. Credit: Reuters/Bryan Woolston

Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump's surprise visit to Mexico.

Mr Trump is travelling south of the border to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto - despite calling Mexicans "rapists" and "murderers", and promising to build a wall along the border.

Speaking at a veterans' event in the key battleground state of Ohio, Mrs Clinton said: "It certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbours for a few hours, and then flying home again - that is not how it works."

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