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Michael Owen told 'don't bother' contacting Alan Shearer over autobiography

Michael Owen discusses his relationship with Alan Shearer.

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The former footballer told Good Morning Britain he was advised not to reach out to Alan Shearer after releasing his book.

Michael Owen has said he was told 'don't bother' reaching out to Alan Shearer after the former Newcastle manager was left angered by his new book.

Owen described playing for Newcastle as one of his 'biggest regrets' of his career in a controversial new autobiography.

His comments in the tell-all book reportedly angered former teammate and Magpies hero Shearer, who was also said to have questioned Owen's commitment when he was a manager there.

Owen revealed he has not spoken to Shearer since the book was published and admitted he had no expectations for them to contact each other.

"I’ve got no problems with Alan Shearer, not at all.

"He thinks that I didn’t put it in for him in the final game. He’s disappointed with me.

“We were big mates. We used to play golf all the time. I stayed in his house.

“I’m disappointed at it myself. I didn’t even know until a year or so after I left Newcastle.

"A mutual friend said to me, when I said I need to give him a call, ‘don’t bother – he’s not your mate’.”

In his book, 'Reboot - My Life', Owen said the pair were once "very good mates" but their relationship deteriorated when Shearer was given a management role.

In the book, he writes of his final game against Aston Villa in which Shearer questioned his professionalism to keep Newcastle in the league and avoid relegation.

He said: "I told him that I wasn’t fully fit but was prepared to play.

"As I left his office that day, he made an insinuation that led me to believe he thought I had half an eye on my next contract. I’m not stupid – we both knew I was out of contract in a few weeks.

"It wasn’t until three months later, I discovered that Alan Shearer was apparently seething with me. Not only that, it transpired that he was telling anyone who’d listen what he thought of me."

David Cameron 'sorry about state of country' after referendum

David Cameron said he has no regrets about calling a referendum

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The former Prime Minister has said he is sorry for the situation Britain has found itself in after calling an EU referendum in 2016.

David Cameron has said he does not regret calling a referendum but does feel some responsibility for "the state the country has got into" since the vote.

During his first in-depth interview since his time as Prime Minister, Cameron told ITV that holding the vote was the 'right thing to do.'

He appeared to accept the suggestion that the political deadlock is a result of his decision to hold the referendum.

"Do I have regrets? Yes," he said. "Am I sorry about the state the country’s got into? Yes. Do I feel I have some responsibility for that? Yes. It was my referendum; my campaign; my decision to try and renegotiate."

"And I accept all of those things and people, including those watching this programme, will have to decide how much blame to put on me."

Speaking of Boris Johnson, he said that he advises him from 'time to time' and said he believed the parliament shutdown appeared as a "rather sharp practice of trying to restrict the debate" and was wrong.

He also said "taking the whip away from 21 incredibly hard-working, loyal Conservatives" was a "bad decision" and said if it isn’t reversed it will become a "disastrous decision".

Speaking on Boris' Brexit campaign, Cameron said he believed the Prime Minister's support of the Leave campaign was disingenuous.

"He thought that the Brexit vote would be lost but he didn’t want to give up the chance of being on the romantic, patriotic, nationalistic side," he said.

Adding: "I can only conclude that - he’d never argued for it before; he thought it was going to lose and that’s why he made the choice."

Lib Dem's Jo Swinson says she's 'determined to stop Brexit'

Jo Swinson says she will revoke Article 50 is Liberal Democrats are elected.

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said she will revoke article 50 if her party is given an elected majority in a general election.

Jo, who was live in Bournemouth, said: “We had a referendum three and a half years ago and the government has gone away and negotiated what that means for the British public.

"What is on offer today, bears no resemblance to what was said in the 2016 referendum campaign."

Susannah challenged the party leader, adding: “In that case, you may have justification for a second referendum.

“But democrat is part of your name and you said you won’t respect the democratic vote of the people. You’re just going to cancel the democratic vote.”

Jo then claimed the public has the right to change their mind, claiming the 2016 referendum, which saw 17.4 million vote to leave the European Union, was not ‘set in stone.’

She argued: “We are still campaigning for a people’s vote. A referendum is the best way to get clarity and resolution of this current gridlock. But it does look like a general election will be upon us. In that democratic process, the Lib Dems will petition to stop Brexit.”

She went on to add: “Our position on this election…We will be saying if you elect a Lib Dem, we will revoke Article 50. If the people of this country then elect to majority Lib Dem vote then we will do what we said. That’s the way democracy works.”

When asked how she would react if Boris Johnson won a general election to go ahead with a No Deal Brexit, Jo insisted she would continue to petition for Brexit to be stopped.

“I am determined to get rid of Brexit… I am sticking to that and be absolutely clear,” Jo stated.

“If I am elected as Prime Minister, don’t be surprised if I stick my by word and stop Brexit.”

She later added: “I have lived through two referendums and I do think we have a very divided country at the moment and there is a lot of us who want to come together.”

Sinéad O'Connor delivers a breathtaking performance

Global superstar Sinéad O’Connor delivered an absolutely breathtaking performance of her 90s hit Nothing Compares 2 U live on Good Morning Britain.

After a five year break from music, the 52-year-old is kicking off a global tour in December in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

But before her tour commences, the incredible singer-songwriter, who converted to Isalm last year, joined us with the awarding-winning composer Julian Joseph to deliver a spine-tingling performance.

Her wonderful voice left viewers amazed, with many describing it as "stunning", "thrilling", "beautiful" and "incredible".

Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid giving applauding Sinéad O'Connor's live performance

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Parliament recall urged after Yellowhammer documents warn of shortages

The Prime Minister is under pressure to urgently reopen parliament to protect the UK from street riots, food prices and medicine shortages triggered by a no-deal Brexit.

After reluctantly publishing the details of Yellowhammer, which has been described as the worst-case scenario for a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has been told by Scottish judges that proroguing parliament was unlawful.

With 49 days to go until Boris' deadline day, he could be softening his Brexit stance. It is reported he’s allowing the 21 Tory MPs who were expelled from his party to appeal, which could see them reinstated and voting on a new Brexit deal.

Monopoly debuts 'feminist' version where women earn more money

The objective is to create a game where women earn more than men.

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**A 'woke' new version of the game, called Ms. Monopoly is being debuted by toymakers Hasbro.**

The classic game, which sees players attempt to build their own property empire, will teach children about the gender pay gap by allowing women to earn more money than men.

A new female mascot will be featured on the cover of the game and women will receive £240 for passing go while men will receive the usual £200.

According to makers, the objective is to create a game where women earn more than men, making it the first game to do so.

The company said in a statement: "It's a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men.

"But don't worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too."

Boris Johnson shuts parliament for FIVE weeks as MP's block election

Boris Johnson was defeated in another vote in the House of Commons last night.

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  • Boris Johnson lost his attempt to trigger a snap general election
  • The Prime Minister accused Jeremy Corbyn of having 'yellow belly' for dodging the polls.
  • Houses of Parliament will be prorogued until mid-October.

The Prime Minister has shut down parliament for five weeks after MP's blocked his latest bid to trigger a snap general election.

He fell short of the required two-thirds of MPs - 434 - with backing from just 293.

Boris Johnson accused the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn and remainer MP's of having 'yellow belly', accusing them of 'conniving to delay Brexit', adding that they 'can't hide forever' from the polls.

After the results of the vote were announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Mr Johnson said he would not seek an extension from the EU, as stated in the new Remainer law against No Deal, and vowed to stick to his 'do or die' pledge to get the UK out by October 31.

During Monday night's showdown, the Prime Minister insisted he would go to an EU summit on October 17 and 'strive to get an agreement in the national interest... this government will not delay Brexit any further'.

Speaking on the No Deal law, which requires him to ask for a Brexit extension if no deal is agreed by October 19th, Mr Johnson said: "No matter how many devices this Parliament invents to tie my hands I will try to get an agreement in the national interest.

"This Government will not allow Brexit to be delayed any further. While the opposition run, they cannot hide forever."

Now that parliament has been prorogued until mid-October, it's highly unlikely that a general election will happen before mid-November.

An election requires the Commons to vote for an election, or pass a no-confidence motion and 14 days to elapse without a new administration being formed.

There must be 25 days between dissolving Parliament for an election, and the actual date.

The news comes after the Speaker in the House of Commons, John Bercow said he will resign by October 31st.

The dramatic turn of events comes amid backlash from Tory MP's over his handling of Brexit.

The Speaker appeared to be teary-eyed as he made the announcement in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.