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UKIP distance themselves from Katie Hopkins Aylan Kurdi comments

UKIP have moved to distance themselves from comments made by Katie Hopkins at their conference in Doncaster.

Controversial Hopkins claimed that a photo of drowned refugee boy, Aylan Kurdi was 'staged':


Katie Hopkins: Photo of washed up Aylan was 'staged'

Television commentator and UKIP supporter, Katie Hopkins, has courted controversy at the party's conference in Doncaster.

The outspoken personality told ITV Calendar's Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, that the recent photo of a 3-year-old refugee's body that washed up on a beach was 'staged'.

UKIP prepare for annual conference

On the eve of UKIP's two-day annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse, Nigel Farage says his party's failure to win any of the predicted seats in our region at the General Election in May doesn't matter because they and all Euro-sceptics got the prize of a referendum on Europe. He says he and his party will now be campaigning to persuade the public to vote to quit the EU.


Arthur Scargill claims 'six attempts' on his life

Former miners leader Arthur Scargill claims there were up to six attempts to murder him during the bitter strike.

He made the revelations during a speech in Barnsley last week. After addressing the audience, Mr Scargill gave his first major television interview for almost a decade. He spoke to our reporter, David Hirst.

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn appointed to shadow cabinet

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn has been promoted to Labour's frontbench after being appointed Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons by new leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Melanie Onn MP Credit: Press Association

The Great Grimsby MP, who was elected in this year's election after Austin Mitchell stepped down will be working with Shadow Leader of the House, Chris Bryant MP.

I’m honoured to be asked to serve on Labour’s frontbench, and I’m delighted to be given the chance to work alongside Chris, who I have huge respect for.

– Melanie Onn MP
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