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‘Manhandling’ and disunity in the House of Commons

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‘Manhandling’ and disunity has engulfed Britain’s House of Commons as Truss attempts to steer the ship

Reports of ‘manhandling’ and disunity in the UK’s House of Commons, with the Labour party has losing its vote on banning fracking.

230 MPs voted for the ban, with 326 voting against – resulting in a majority of 96.

The Tory government had ordered all of the party’s representatives to oppose Labour in the vote, or face expulsion altogether.

But this didn’t sit well with a number of key MPs.

As the vote approached, three Torys – including the former climate minister – warned they could not “vote to support fracking”.

Now, the Labour Party is reporting instances of “manhandling” and “bullying” as the vote took place in the lobby.

Conservative members of parliament were allegedly unsure about whether they were allowed to vote with the Labour motion.

Discussions took place over uncertainty about whether it was being treated as a vote of confidence in the prime minister.

Tory MP Charles Walker broke down the chaos – what he described as a “shambles and a disgrace.”

Walker says it is “inexcusable” and there is “no coming back” for the government.

He’s had enough of “talentless” people in cabinet, adding he hopes it was “worth it” for those who supported Truss’ rise to power.

Walker has been an MP for 17 years, adding his “patience has reached the limit.”

Earlier, there were also rumours the chief whip, Wendy Morton, and deputy chief whip, had also stood aside.

Their role is to pull the party into line and ensure discipline, when required.

But the BBC is now reporting both will remain in post, for now.

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Why ‘zombie viruses’ could be the next biggest public threat

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A new report reveals the world will see an increase in so-called ‘zombie viruses’ that are emerging beneath us

A new report by scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research has revealed the global threat of ‘zombie viruses.’ As climate change continues to take effect, the earth is undeniably getter hotter.

Global warming essentially means significant areas of permafrost are now melting. Permafrost is a frozen layer on or under the Earth’s surface, holding beneath it millions of ‘zombie viruses’ not seen in millions of years.

The now melting permafrost means it is lifting the veil on potentially dangerous microbes that human kind isn’t prepared for.

In Siberia, the scientists uncovered a ‘zombie virus’ which they believe is 50,000 years old. This would be the oldest age of a frozen virus returning to life and able to infect.

Researchers are concerned about the global health impact if the earth continues to warm at its current rate.

 

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Urgent health warning for Australian gardeners following death of Sydney woman

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An urgent health warning for Australian gardeners following the death of a 60-year-old woman

Health authorities in Sydney are on high alert, after a woman was killed while handling potting mix.

The 60-year-old inhaled bacteria from the mix, causing her to fall sick with Legionnaires’ disease.

While, it is common to find the bacteria in potting mix, it can also be found in air conditioning vents and water systems.

Symptoms to look out for include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and shortness of breath.

Experts are now urging gardeners to wear a face mask and gloves when in the garden.

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Violence erupts across China over lockdowns

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There have been more protests on the streets of Shanghai, as frustrations rise over China’s strict Zero Covid policy.

Demonstrations are also spreading to other cities following a deadly apartment fire in the far west of the country – with some linking the tragedy to the continued lockdowns.

Hundreds have taken to the streets in eight cities in China after the tragedy was blamed on Xi Jinping’s draconian zero-Covid lockdown.

From Beijing to Shanghai, the deaths have led to protests across China and police have descended onto the streets to keep order as tensions boil over.

Video on social media showed hundreds of workers marching on a road and confronted by riot police as well as people wearing hazmat suits.

The protest turned violent — footage shared with AFP and captured by a factory worker showed one person lying inert on the ground next to a man in a blood-spattered jacket having his head bound in an apparent effort to staunch a wound.

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