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Kirsty Gallacher fury: GB News host's outburst at Trump in golf course row

Kirsty Gallacher fury: GB News host's outburst at Trump in golf course row

While Kirsty is not widely known for being outspoken, her opinions have become more pronounced since joining the GB News lineup earlier this year. The veteran broadcaster was announced as part of the new channel’s team in March. Many were familiar with her from her lengthy stint presenting Sky Sports News, a role she took on in 1998.

Others will know her as the daughter of Scottish golfing legend Bernard Gallacher who captained a string of Ryder Cup tournaments.

The golf has been a recurring theme in Kirsty’s life and something she speaks about at length in various interviews.

Nothing was different when she sat down with The Daily Telegraph last year and revealed snippets about her personal life.

She noted, however, that one famous Scottish course was no longer a favourite since it had been taken over by Donald Trump.

Kirsty told the publication: “In Britain, I love Gleneagles and St Andrews, the home of golf.

“I used to like Turnberry, before it was bought by Donald Trump.

“Going to St Andrews for the Open is always a wonderful experience.”

Trump bought the entire South Ayrshire complex, including the hotel, from Dubai-based group Leisurecorp in 2014.

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This week, she found herself tangled in a row after a viewer accused her of condoning people not being allowed freedom if they haven’t had the coronavirus vaccine.

She and co-host Darren McCaffrey were discussing the rules around travel for British tourists going abroad when she made the suggestion.

One viewer quickly hit out and what they perceived as an “abhorrent” take on the situation.

Writing to GB News on Twitter, the person said: “Utterly disgraceful & abhorrent views from @DarrenGBNews & @TheRealKirstyG on @GBNEWS.

“We’re perfectly happy for some people to be denied their unalienable civil rights & allow the creation of an apartheid state because I had the vaccine so I could go on f****** holiday.”

Kirsty shortly responded to what she believed was a misrepresentation of her words.

She replied: “I absolutely did not say that.

“Please get your facts right.”

“We were merely documenting the government’s proposal.

“I actually have strong views to the contrary.”

Kirsty is appearing on James Martin‘s Saturday Morning today which airs on ITV One at 9:25am.

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Travel fury – Quarantine 'should be' axed for 'fully vaccinated' Brits from 'July 19'

Travel fury - Quarantine 'should be' axed for 'fully vaccinated' Brits from 'July 19'

The future of holidays remains uncertain for many with the Government expected to give its next update on the traffic light travel system on or around Thursday, June 24. Ahead of this, Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock has suggested ministers are reviewing the 10 day self-isolation period for travellers who have been fully vaccinated.

While it is not clear whether or not this will go ahead, travel experts are calling for the decision to be made sooner rather than later.

One such expert is Paul Charles, CEO of the PC Agency, who believes quarantine should be removed for double jabbed Britons as of June 19 – the next scheduled “freedom day”.

Posting to Twitter, he said: “Looks like we will see an announcement on Thursday that fully jabbed #UK citizens won’t have to quarantine when returning from Amber-listed countries, from August.

“But a test of some kind will still be needed. Progress.”

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He added: “As the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for, Monday, July 19 should be the day fully vaccinated UK citizens can travel overseas without needing to quarantine on their return (from non-red zones).”

The WTTC has been calling for action from the Government for some time to help reunite people with friends and family, and ultimately recover the near-obliterated travel sector.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the organisation called for international travel to be reopened “by allowing fully vaccinated citizens to travel freely without quarantine.”

They also say PCR testing requirements should be removed “for vaccinated travellers coming from countries on the ‘green list’ and replace by a rapid test on arrival, or no test.”

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The WTTC believe only one test on arrival should be required for those coming from countries on the amber list “instead of the current requirement of mandatory tests on day two and day eight”.

This is due to the high costs which are out of reach for many people and thus “restrict” the ability to travel.

The WTTC concludes the Government should “align on a date to relaunch international travel – announce on June 24 intention to open up

from July 19, in line with the final unlocking of social measures in England.”

Speaking on Thursday, Mr Hancock said he is “in favour of moving forward in this area” and replacing quarantine measures with daily testing.

However, he warned: “This has not been clinically advised yet – we are working on it.

The Health Secretary continued: “We’re working on plans to essentially allow the vaccine to bring back some of the freedoms that have had to be restricted to keep people safe.

“After all, that is the whole purpose of the vaccination programme, that’s why it is so important that every adult goes out and gets the jab.”

However, despite calls from industry experts, Mr Hancock did not say whether or not this new direction could aid summer holidays.

He said these kinds of changes will only be brought into force “when it’s safe to do so.”

The Prime Minister has also given a rather bleak outlook for travel in 2021.

On a visit to a laboratory in Hertfordshire, he said Britons would face a “difficult year for travel”.

Experts have also called for the green list to expand at the next review.

On Twitter, Mr Charles stated: “Higher vaccination rates, especially in Europe, are reducing 14-day infection rates to the point where it’s still obvious several destinations should be on the green list.”

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'We've been sailed down the river!' UK farmers' Brexit fury as industry 'thrown under bus'

'We've been sailed down the river!' UK farmers' Brexit fury as industry 'thrown under bus'

A lifelong Conservative Party voter and farmer has claimed he is close to turning his back on the party due to feeling “lied to” over Brexit’s potential impact on the farming industry. The farmer added that the UK Government has thrown multiple industries “under the bus” following the conclusion of Brexit.

One farmer said: “Brexit I hoped would make a big change in the way people buy from Britain again.

“But we’ve been sailed down the river as farmers.”

She continued: “We’re just going to be something that they brush aside because let’s face it for them farming now is not that important.

“That is how we feel as farmers.

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“We feel farming has been brushed aside but again it’s through the back door.”

A second farmer said: “I can’t believe as a life-long Conservative voter, I stand at the moment thinking I would be very, very unlikely to vote Conservative again at the moment.”

He told ByLine Times: “Brexiteers said this would a great new world and we would be able to export all over the world.

“We just feel lied to basically.

Ms Mummery said: “The broken promises that our Prime Minister gave us are soul-destroying.

“I get lots of Remainers saying you know what you voted for and you knew this was going to happen.

“I truly believed Boris…I had a meeting with him where he said if we leave the EU we will take everything back.

“I believed him…and that is what hurts me too.”

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Anthony Joshua slams Tyson Fury but vows bout will happen even if Oleksandr Usyk beats him

Anthony Joshua slams Tyson Fury but vows bout will happen even if Oleksandr Usyk beats him

Anthony Joshua has accused Tyson Fury of ‘letting down’ the boxing world following the collapse of their heavyweight bout – but insists he will fight Fury even if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua and Fury were supposed to go head to head later this year but a court arbitration ruling means that the latter must first fight Deontay Wilder.

Fury will now clash with Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24 while Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO gold against Usyk in September.

In March, two-time heavyweight champion Fury confirmed a two-fight deal with Joshua, with the first to be hosted in Saudi Arabia this July or August.

The pair spent the next few months exchanging social media jibes, with Joshua telling Fury that his fans were waiting for him to officially sign off the fight.

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“Unfortunately, his team let the whole boxing world down,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“I will still be here, still ready to put on a show.

“End of the year. Let me get past Usyk first. But with or without Usyk in my life, I will fight Fury.

“Usyk isn’t the be-all and end-all.

Usyk doesn’t determine the Fury fight. The Fury fight has to happen. It’s a big fight, bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts.

“It will happen. After the Usyk fight, after I defend my belts.

“The fight will be bigger, better than what it would have been.”

Fury has also refused to rule out a rearranged bout with Joshua.

He will first fight Wilder but has said that Joshua and his team will then “get their five minutes of fame”.

Last week, Fury told Sky about Joshua’s team: “I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives.

“I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. As I’ve told [Joshua’s promoter] Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen and I’m a Spartan.”

Joshua responded: “I am 100 per cent sure that I will fight him and win. You’ve got to ask him the same question.

“I’m not too sure [what he would say].

“We did everything. During a global pandemic – the toughest time to organise a fight like that – we managed to have 20,000 fans available, a site fee, the media ready, my name was on the contract, I was in training.

“Then boom, they cancelled. I stay ready to fight them all because I’m a throwback fighter.”

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Fury as Piers Corbyn protests AGAINST people getting Covid jabs – ‘An object of ridicule'

Fury as Piers Corbyn protests AGAINST people getting Covid jabs – ‘An object of ridicule'

The conspiracy theorist was photographed outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. In one picture, Mr Corbyn can be seen addressing those waiting through a megaphone held by another man.

He has been seen numerous times protesting against the lockdown restrictions and vaccine efficacy since the pandemic began.

A photograph of Mr Corbyn outside the Westfield centre was posted by the Twitter account of Guido Fawkes.

It said: “Piers Corbyn with a megaphone telling people not to get vaccinated, spotted by a co-conspirator today at the mass vaccination centre in Stratford.”

A number of social media users hit out at the activist, accusing him of endangering public safety.

One wrote: “Have a word Jeremy Corbyn. I believe in free speech but this will kill people.”

Another added: “Wasn’t there a law against someone knowingly giving another person AIDS?

“Shouldn’t that cover anti-vax against another deadly disease?

“If not, we need to fix that and make this a serious crime, attempted manslaughter.”

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In 2020 he was arrested in two anti-lockdown demonstrations, in Trafalgar Square and Westminster, for breach of Covid regulations.

The Government and medical authorities insist mass vaccination is the best way to preserve public health, and reopen the economy.

Data from Public Health England shows the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is 92 percent effective at preventing hospitalisation from Covid-19.

Research shows many of those currently dying from the virus are either unvaccinated or have only received one jab.

More than 42 million Britons have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose.

Over 30 million have had both doses, giving them the maximum possible protection.

Boris Johnson has delayed the end of Covid restrictions in England until July 21, to allow more people to get vaccinated.

Over the past couple of weeks Britain has been fighting a surge in cases of the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant.

On Saturday the UK recorded over 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row.

The last time this figure was reported was February 22, during the heart of the second wave.

Anyone in England aged 18 or over can now book their jab via the NHS website, or by calling 119.

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Jeremy Clarkson unleashes fury on 'halfwits' as he vows to boycott IKEA amid GB News row

Jeremy Clarkson unleashes fury on 'halfwits' as he vows to boycott IKEA amid GB News row

Andrew Neil, chairman of GB News, has since hit out at critics of his news channel as the veteran broadcaster claimed the opinion-led channel will “puncture the pomposity of our elites”.

Presenters include former Brexit Party candidate and The Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry, former Sky News presenter Colin Brazier, and The Sun’s former showbiz journalist Dan Wootton.

Planned segments on the show, including one called Woke Watch, have earned GB News comparisons with right-wing US TV channel Fox News which have been dismissed by Andrew.

According to the TV industry magazine Broadcast, GB News peaked in its opening minutes with 336,000 viewers.

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UK travel fury as Germans flock to Mallorca – ‘we expect an explanation’

UK travel fury as Germans flock to Mallorca - ‘we expect an explanation’

While the UK’s current restrictions limit international travel, Germans are flocking to Mallorca. Jet2 CEO said he was “bewildered” over why Britons couldn’t fly to those destinations.

Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy said: “When you take the UK Government’s own criteria for deciding where holidaymakers can travel to, and apply it to the Balearics, we are left bewildered as to why we cannot fly there.”

Mallorca, which has been a favourite destination of British tourists for decades, is currently on the amber list.

Travel there is not advised and a 10 day quarantine is required on return to the UK.

Manchester Airport Group’s CEO, Charlie Cornish, said EU countries were taking a more positive approach to resuming international travel.

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“Hundreds of thousands of people from places like Germany are travelling freely and safely to low-risk holiday destinations,” he said.

But as Covid-19 rates are lower than ever in Mallorca, German tourists have started arriving in large numbers.

Currently, tourists arriving in Mallorca only need to show a negative antigen test or proof of vaccination.

Palma de Mallorca Airport reported that last month 397,931 tourists arrived from Germany on 3,363 flights, while only 5,813 UK tourists arrived on 333 flights.

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A British expat and bar-owner in Ca’n Picafort, Mallorca, said that with Britons still advised not to travel there, his business is struggling.

“If it weren’t for the Germans, we’d be broke. Ca’n Picafort is rammed with Germans,” he said.

Earlier this week, easyJet announced it was increasing capacity from Germany to Mallorca, to cope with the holiday demand.

“We’ve just recently added 150,000 seats from Berlin into Palma to try meet the huge pent-up demand that has been released from those restrictions lifting,” said easyJet Holidays’ CEO Garry Wilson.

“It is a shame we can’t do the same for UK customers, because we know demand is there,” he said.

The absence of British tourism has angered MAG boss, Charlie Cornish, who said that the UK does not take into account the low virus rates in other countries.

“The Government’s lack of transparency is unacceptable and makes operating a business in the travel sector almost impossible after what has already been the most challenging year in our history,” he said.

Jet2 CEO said he hopes the Government reviews its decision after June 24, when the travel list review is due to take place.

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“If Malta, Balearic and Canary Islands continue to have low infection rates, I expect them to be on the list. If they are not – we expect an explanation.”

MAG together with Ryanair has taken legal action against the Government over the traffic light system. They are suing the Government for the lack of transparency when it comes to deciding which countries qualify for the green list.

The Government has said to be considering the idea of allowing fully vaccinated Britons to travel without having to quarantine when they return from amber list destinations.

Jesse Norman, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “We don’t want to get left behind by countries who are adopting a two-jabs approach if it can be done safely.”

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'Idiocy!' WHO sparks fury for urging women of childbearing age to be BANNED from alcohol

'Idiocy!' WHO sparks fury for urging women of childbearing age to be BANNED from alcohol

Its latest Global Alcohol Action Plan lays out how countries should pay “appropriate attention” to the prevention of drinking among children, expectant mothers and women of childbearing age. The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) says females between the ages of 15 and 45 fall into this category.

A draft of the WHO’s plan caused alarm among the drinks industry who quickly condemned the advice.

In it, health experts warned of the list of conditions associated with frequent drinking of alcohol.

They said poor mental health, violence, a reduction in productivity, strained relationships and disease were all linked to poor drinking habits.

Babies developing in the wombs of mothers who consume alcohol run a higher risk of slow growth, issues with learning and behaviour and distinct facial features.

The report adds: “One of the most dramatic manifestations of harm to persons other than drinkers is prenatal alcohol exposure and the development of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.”

Experts suggested that the harmful effects of alcohol on women could be publicised through a global “world no alcohol day/week”.

It added: “Appropriate attention should be given to the prevention of the initiation of drinking among children and adolescents, prevention of drinking among pregnant women and women of childbearing age, and protection of people from pressures to drink.”

However, industry figures hit out at the proposals.

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Mr Lambert said: “We are extremely concerned by the WHO calling on countries to prevent drinking among women of childbearing age in their latest action plan.

“As well as being sexist and paternalistic, and potentially restricting the freedoms of most women, it goes well beyond their remit and is not rooted in science.

“It is wrong to scaremonger in this irresponsible way and associate women’s alcohol-related risks with those of children and pregnant people.”

The WHO’s draft action plan covers the years from 2022 to 2030.

Christopher Snowdon, the head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, branded the advice “idiocy”.

He said: “This is classic World Health Organisation idiocy.

“Not content with repeatedly dropping the ball on Covid-19 and dishing out awards to politicians for banning vaping, it now thinks most of the world’s women should abstain from alcohol.

“The idea that it is unsafe for women of childbearing age to drink any alcohol is unscientific and absurd.

“Moreover, it is none of the WHO’s business.”

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We tried to warn you! EU tightens stranglehold as Dutch MPs BLOCK veto powers – Nexit fury

We tried to warn you! EU tightens stranglehold as Dutch MPs BLOCK veto powers – Nexit fury

The proposal to “not exclude EU Treaty amendments in advance”, was passed by a majority of Dutch MPs on Wednesday. Announcing the parliamentary victory, MP Sjoerd Wiemer Sjoerdsma, who proposed the motion, tweeted: “Proposal accepted!

“The Netherlands will no longer stand in the way of fundamental reforms in Europe.

“Whether it concerns climate, migration, security or human rights: this is necessary.

“This open and realistic attitude suits the Netherlands.”

But the news sparked the outraged reaction of Nexit Denktank campaigners who pointed out Mr Sjoerdsma’s confusion between Europe and the EU.

They wrote: “Can someone first explain to these people the difference between the EU and Europe?

“Only 40 percent of the continent of Europe is in the EU and the four largest cities in Europe are NOT in the EU.

“They talk as if they represent the whole continent of Europe.”

Reacting to the legislation, some Dutch citizens also lashed out against Mr Sjoerdsma.

One person said: “Sad.

“We are handing over our own decision-making powers to a disorganised bunch of money-lenders and we will soon have nothing to say in our own country.”

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But the Nexit campaigners hit back: “That argument has long since become obsolete.

“It turns out that the UK can do very well without it.

“What the Netherlands needs is a good trade agreement, not a political union in which we have to take countries like Cyprus and Romania into account.”

The Dutch Parliament also agreed to support the start of EU membership talks with Albania and thus the organisation of the first intergovernmental conference as soon as EU leaders decide.

The decision will be formally voted through the Dutch parliament today.

It followed Mark Rutte’s government’s positive report on Albania’s progress with EU accession reform and fulfilment of conditions set in March 2020 by the Council of the European Union.

The news was greeted by Prime Minister Edi Rama who said it confirmed his assessment that the Dutch had so far refused Albania on pure political grounds, due to the March 2021 general elections.

The start of talks requires the unanimous decision of all 27 EU member states. The Netherlands, whose government and parliament must both agree on EU enlargement issues, has so far blocked this phase of Albania’s progress on grounds of insufficient achievements.

The Dutch parliament has agreed with the government and European Commission assessment that Albania has met the necessary conditions for talks to start after the EU leaders summit on 24-25 June.

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Paris riot: Fury against Macron explodes as protesters storm and trash government building

Paris riot: Fury against Macron explodes as protesters storm and trash government building

Outrage at Emmanuel Macron’s civil service reforms has seen riots erupt in the French capital of Paris. Furious Parisian garbage collectors and sewer workers stormed a municipal building in the capital over the French President’s proposed austerity measures. The protesters trashed the building, with footage showing people overturning rubbish containers inside the courtyard.

Trade unions claim the new labour reforms would reduce annual leave and increase working hours.

The austerity measures were approved by Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet back in 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic, with the aim to slash over 120,000 civil service jobs across three years.

French political analyst Anne-Elisabeth Moutet told RT: “It’s not just resistance to change. There’s a guerrilla war between the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and President Emmanuel Macron.

“Macron wants to streamline the finances of the country. He ordered this before the Covid crisis, which has made it much more difficult because we have spent so much.”

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She added: “He is very unpopular with the people with whom he is unpopular but he still has a fairly important rump of people that will support him. He is very polarising and divisive.

“I think he is worried. The polls are much more narrow and he is within the margin of error in some polls against Marine Le Pen, such as 52 against 48 percent. So yes, he is worried.”

The protest, which took place on Wednesday morning, saw hundreds of furious workers storm a Paris town hall in the French capital’s 13th arrondissement.

The demonstration, which saw entire rooms were ransacked, was organised by the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) trade union.

Regional elections will be held in the country this month and a presidential election is scheduled to take place in 2022.

According to the Politico Poll of Polls, President Macron’s approval rating as of June 2 was at 38 percent.

A total of 58 percent disapprove of Mr Macron, while six percent said they had no opinion.

President Macron’s approval rating has not been above his disapproval rating since December 2017 according to the poll, when the rating rose to 48 percent.

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