Of course Boris Johnson wants a royal yacht. Hes the king of fake-it-till-you-make-it | Suzanne Moore

Johnsons latest vanity project is part of a plan to make the country more like him, says Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore Boris Johnson has no policies, it appears, beyond tax cuts for the rich and oh optimism. Act happy. Act big. He wants the Queen to have a great big yacht. At a a quarter of a million pounds a year. The Telegraph It was regretful, he said in 2016, that this was not a priority for Theresa Mays government. Some of us find the necessity of food banks and conditions of rough sleepers regretful, but heigh ho! What floats Johnsons and many other Tory MPs boats is literally a big boat. A peculiar vision of a yacht as a …

Met officers filmed pinning down man apparently having a seizure

Footage shows man repeatedly saying I cant breathe during incident in Poplar, east London Three Metropolitan police officers have been filmed pinning a man down while he appeared to have a seizure. The Met said it had referred the incident, which took place in Poplar, east London, at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, to the central east command professional standards unit. But the Guardian understands the Independent Office for Police Conduct may take over the investigation. In the video, a man of Middle Eastern or Asian appearance repeatedly shouts: I cant breathe and my heart as the officers hold him down on the pavement. At one point, an officer appears to drag a pair of handcuffs across the mans head, causing …

US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based ‘miracle cure’

Group led by Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little claims drinking toxic fluid will eradicate HIV/Aids and other diseases An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a miracle cure made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the toxic fluid eradicates cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and most other diseases. The network, led by pastor Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, is one of the most extensive efforts yet to distribute the miracle cure known as MMS, or miracle mineral solution. The Guardian has learned that poor Ugandans, including infants as young as 14 months old, are being given chlorine dioxide, a product …

This is a wake-up call: the villagers who could be Britains first climate refugees

As sea levels rise, Fairbourne, sandwiched between mountains and the beach, is being returned to the waves. But where will its residents go? It is an almost perfect spring day. The sky is milky blue and there is barely a ripple on the mirror-flat expanse of Barmouth Bay. The sunshine is warm and the mountains are beginning to turn from slate-grey to luscious green. Bev Wilkins, a former businesswoman, launches a ball down the beach for her beloved German shepherd rescue dog, Lottie. In a blur of legs and black fur, the dog dashes into the frothy surf. It is a lovely spot when the sun comes out, she says, welcoming her dripping pet back with an affectionate rub. Horrible …

He shot radioactive wolves, dropped acid and now he backs Nigel Farage

Ex-Loaded editor Martin Daubney on why hes become a European election candidate for the Brexit party The Brexit party announced Martin Daubney, a former editor of the lads magazine Loaded and more recently a campaigner on mens issues. Daubney, who came to prominence by promoting the idea of an endless male adolescence, marked his candidature by declaring that the Brexit party was a fresh start with a new wave of people who understand the real world. The term real world is obviously a subjective concept, but I suggest that few people would rush to place those two words next to the names Loaded involved such tasks as shooting radioactive wolves from a helicopter in Chernobyl, taking acid to celebrate LSDs …