4 Things You Need To Know (7/6/17)
Welcome to our daily update, where we summarise the key talking points from the last 24 hours.
1. Abbott is replaced
Diane Abbott has been temporarily replaced by Lyn Brown as shadow home secretary. Mrs Abbott is unwell and the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reported that she will be sidelined “indefinitely.”
The change comes following a string of poorly received media appearances by Mrs Abbott. She has tweeted to say “Touched by all the messages of support. Still standing! Will rejoin the fray soon. Vote Labour!”
2. Theresa May on human rights
Theresa May has suggested that human rights laws could be changed for the fight against terrorism. She hasn’t mentioned any specific proposals, but has said “If our human rights laws get in the way of doing it, we will change the law so we can do it.”
3. US National Intelligence director didn’t feel pressured
Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, has told a senate panel that he didn’t feel any pressure to influence the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in Donald Trump’s presidential election.
The Nation Security agency director, Admiral Mike Rogers has also said he wasn’t directed to do anything “illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate”
4. Heathrow arrest
A man has been arrested at Heathrow airport in connection with the Manchester terror attack. He is being held on suspicion of terror offences.