Johnson: I’d charge higher earners less tax

Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson has said he would tax the rich less if elected. Johnson said he would use money set aside for a no-deal Brexit to increase the salary threshold at which income tax is 40% from £50,000 to £80,000. Meanwhile, Michael Gove has been urged to drop out after admitting taking cocaine 20 years ago.

Hong Kong: extradition protests turn violent

Riot police in Hong Kong this morning used batons and pepper spray on protesters opposing new legislation which will make it easier to extradite people to mainland China. The territory’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has vowed to press on with the legal change even though as many as one million people have marched against it.

Huge fire destroys 20 flats in Barking

Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines yesterday put out a huge blaze in Barking, east London. A man and a woman were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but there were no other injuries at the six-story block. Twenty flats were destroyed by the fire and a further 10 were badly damaged. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

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