Tuesday morning news briefing: Heatwave crisis mode

Nominations for the election open and shut these days, with candidates requiring the support of 20 fellow MPs to make it on to the ballot – a hurdle some of the 11 hoping to stand could struggle to conquer and could be pressured out by tomorrow night. 

Would-be leaders will have to explain what motion they would take on tax cuts, the internet zero agenda and trans problems if they entered Quantity 10. 

Political correspondent Nick Gutteridge points out where every candidate who has so considerably declared their intention to run stands on the vital issues established to dominate the struggle to swap Boris Johnson. 

Tim Stanley opinions their campaign video clips, which include one that he thinks seems to be as if it was filmed by the MP’s mother. Some Tories are undecided on no matter if they will stand, which includes Priti Patel who – at the time of composing – was still wavering on launching a bid.

‘Mo Farah is not my title. I was trafficked’

Sir Mo Farah has told his existence tale plenty of times: how he arrived in the United kingdom as a boy with his mother and brothers, to stay with a father who was previously right here. Yet that account was wrong. 

The truth, in accordance to the Olympic winner, is that he was trafficked to this country as a nine-12 months-outdated by a stranger who, he statements, compelled him into domestic servitude. 

The name “Mohamed Farah” was stolen from a different kid and applied to create a phony passport. 

Anita Singh tells the astonishing tale, which is the subject matter of a BBC One particular documentary.

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