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Monday morning UK press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day


Welcome to your morning Telegraph briefing – a roundup of the main stories we’re covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Railway unions threaten to continue strike until Christmas

Railway unions have threatened to continue to strike until Christmas, before the biggest shutdown of the rail network in nearly 30 years.

As last-minute talks to avert strikes made no progress on Sunday, the RMT union stressed it had a “mandate” for six months of industrial action. Read the full story.

2. Police fail to solve a single burglary in nearly half the country

Police have failed to solve a single burglary in neighborhoods covering nearly half the country in the past three years, a Telegraph investigation has found.

Of more than 32,000 neighborhoods analyzed, 16,000 (46%) have had all of their burglary cases closed in the past three years without any suspects being arrested and charged by police. Read the full story.

3. Staying in Commonwealth will boost economy, Boris Johnson tells nations

Being a member of the Commonwealth can help boost a country’s economy, Boris Johnson has argued as he underlined the merits of staying in the bloc ahead of a summit this week.

Writing in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said being a member has ‘tremendous practical value for trade’ and called the benefits a ‘Commonwealth advantage’. Read the full story.

4. French legislative elections: Emmanuel Macron loses the absolute majority

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, lost his absolute parliamentary majority on Sunday in a scathing blow that portends a difficult second term.

The poor results mean that Mr Macron will struggle to advance his ambitious national agenda, which includes an overhaul of France’s pension system. Read the full story.

5. Balaclava-clad trans activists barricade a group of women in a Bristol pub

On Sunday, transgender rights activists forced feminists to barricade themselves in a Bristol pub after calling them ‘fascists’.

At around 1pm, women’s rights activists from the Standing For Women organization clashed with trans rights group Bristol Against Hate on the city’s College Green, with the feminists claiming they were ‘silenced’ by balaclava-clad protesters dressed in black. Read the full story.

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