PRIME Minister Theresa May has presented her deal on Britain’s EU withdrawal to the Commons.

Dominic Raab sensationally quit as Brexit Secretary on Thursday morning, in a massive blow to the PM’s plans.

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey then followed suit.

Later, Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee.

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Belfast protest. Photo by PA.

THONGS and placards were held aloft in Belfast on Thursday in solidarity with protests in the Irish Republic earlier this week over how rape trials are conducted.

A recent case in Co Cork sparked outrage after a defence barrister referred to the 17-year-old complainant’s underwear during the trial, in which a man was acquitted of rape.

During the protest in Belfast, which follows other protests in cities across Ireland, thongs were attached to a number of the placards along with the words “this is not consent”.

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The Queen. Photo by PA

THE Queen has described the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday celebrations as a “great party”.

Looking sprightly after Wednesday night’s Buckingham Palace bash honouring Charles, the Queen gave her verdict as she attended an event marking the close links between Norway and Britain.

When the Queen arrived at a reception celebrating the centenary of the Anglo-Norse Society, she told council member Angela Christophersen: “Last night we had a great party for my son.”

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