July 18, 2019

UK: Tory leadership race – contenders clash over Brexit

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From BBC Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Leadership hopefuls appeared before a studio audience at a debate hosted by Channel 4 News […]

Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces

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From BBC The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support. He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant, […]

UK: May’s government survives no confidence vote

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Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government, winning a no-confidence vote by 325 to 306. Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago voted down the PM’s Brexit plan by a record margin – voted to keep her in Downing Street. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn argued that Mrs […]

PM’s Brexit deal rejected by MPs

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From BBC Prime Minister Theresa May has lost an MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn denies ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

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From BBC Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” during Prime Minister’s Questions. He was asked to make a statement to MPs after facing Tory calls to apologise for the alleged insult. Mr Corbyn said he was “opposed to the use of sexist and misogynist language in any form” and […]

Theresa May might be the most important person in the world right now

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Magazine There was a priceless video this past week of Theresa May arriving to visit Angela Merkel in Berlin, in another soul-sucking trip to beg the E.U. to give her something — anything — to throw to the wolves at home. After her black town car stopped at the curb, and a flunky […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn promises to ‘recognize Palestinian state as soon as we take office’

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From PressTV British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to recognize Palestinian state as soon as his party takes office in case of winning upcoming elections “In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said on Wednesday afternoon at […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party conference speech to focus on economy instead of Brexit

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By Richard Hartley-Parkinson  From Metro UK Jeremy Corbyn is set to denounce ‘greed-is good capitalism’ as he sets out plans for a radical reshaping of the UK economy, including a ‘green jobs revolution’ to create 400,000 skilled posts. In his keynote speech to Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool on Wednesday, Mr Corbyn will accuse ‘the […]

Opinion: Even its authors agree this is an appalling scandal. So why has no one resigned?

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By Andrew Rawnsley From The Guardian The absence of any departures from office over Windrush illuminates a more general change in the political culture that has made it tougher to hold ministers accountable for their failures Earlier this year, Michael Bates, an obscure minister in the House of Lords, offered his resignation because he was […]

Paradise Papers: Jeremy Corbyn [UK Labour Leader] suggests Queen should apologise if offshore funds were to avoid tax

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By Richard Vaughn From iNews The Queen should apologise if it is revealed that the decision to invest her private wealth in offshore accounts was done to avoid paying tax, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested. Millions of financial documents and emails, dubbed the Paradise Papers, leaked to the media show that the monarch’s private estate invested […]