Gordon Brown accuses Tories of 'waging war against poor'

Gordon Brown accuses Tories of 'waging war against poor'

Theresa May is “waging a war against the poor” and risks leaving the country more divided than at any time in 50 years, former PM Gordon Brown has said. Addressing Labour activists in Fife, he said poverty levels were set to eclipse those last seen in the early 1990s. He acknowledged the challenge facing Labour but said “no Tory prime minister should ever be given a free hand”. Mrs May has urged lifelong Labour voters…

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Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so alone”, but decided to speak out and “held my head up”. She told The Daily Telegraph: “I’ve had an eating disorder since I was 14. “I think we can feed certain ideas of what beauty is and what success is,…

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Gordon Brown: 'Holyrood should gain Brexit powers'

Gordon Brown: 'Holyrood should gain Brexit powers'

Gordon Brown is to set out a “third option” for Scotland’s future, based on more powers being transferred to Holyrood after Brexit. The former Labour prime minister will suggest the Scottish government be given the power to set VAT rates and sign international treaties. Control over agriculture, fisheries and environmental regulation could be transferred, he will argue in a speech. It comes as Nicola Sturgeon is pressing for a second independence referendum. The first minister…

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Mrs Brown star set to front new Saturday night BBC show

Mrs Brown star set to front new Saturday night BBC show

Comedy star Mrs Brown is to front a new Saturday night TV show on BBC One. All Round to Mrs Brown’s will be hosted by Agnes Brown, the female alter-ego played by Brendan O’Carroll in the sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys. O’Carroll said: “The entire cast is excited by this. I think Agnes may be worried that she’ll need a bigger kettle to make tea for everyone that’s coming round!” The series will transmit later this…

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