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Andrzej Krauze on Brexit – cartoon

The ongoing Brexit negotiations are likened to the 1818 painting The Raft of the Medusa, by French Romanticist Théodore Géricault Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Andrzej Krauze


Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against President Trump Could Be Tossed Out

Daniels is seeking to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affai
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Daniels, Overnight, Onetime, Stormy Daniels ' Lawsuit Against President Trump


DHS issues security order after DNS hijack attacks from Iran, 6 agency domains already affected

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday issued an “emergency” security alert urging federal civilian agencies to secure login credentials for their respective internet domain records. The alert follows up on a recent report of DNS attacks said to have originated in Iran. In today's statement, DHS says managers need to audit DNS records for unauthorized edits, update their passwords, and turn on multi-factor authentication for all accounts through which DNS records could be altered. Ag...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Government, US, Iran, Dhs, Hacking, Hackers, Homeland Security, Department Of Homeland Security, Dns, Cisa, Zdnet


Irish PM: bilateral deal needed with May if UK crashes out of EU

Leo Varadkar suggests for first time a separate customs agreement to avoid checksThe Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has said the UK and Ireland would have to negotiate a bilateral agreement on “full alignment” of customs to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland in a no-deal scenario.It is the first time the taoiseach has mentioned the possibility of a separate deal with the UK to mitigate against a hard border. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


White House Correspondents: End of Daily Briefing ‘Sets a Terrible Precedent’

WASHINGTON — The president of the White House Correspondents’ Association said the apparent end of the daily White House press briefing “sets a terrible precedent.” President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he told press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “not to bother” with the daily briefing, which has been a longtime tradition in which a […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, White House Correspondents Association, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Olivier Knox


Companies press Brexit panic button in further blow to Theresa May

P&O opts for Cypriot flag, Sony confirms HQ move and Pets at Home stockpiles cat foodThe scale of no-deal panic gripping major companies has been thrown into sharp focus by a series of damage-limitation announcements, as corporate Britain signalled it is running out of patience with Westminster gridlock.Sir James Dyson, the Brexit-backing billionaire, dealt a further blow to the government by revealing he is shifting his company headquarters to Singapore in a move that drew sharp criticism. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Singapore, European Union, UK News, Retail industry, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Transport, Water transport, Sony, Corporate Governance, Transport policy


Tory hardliners reconsider May deal amid fears that Brexit could be blocked

Revised deal – including backstop concessions – could win support to see off ‘Europhile kamikaze MPs’Tory Brexit supporters alarmed by the prospect of a delay have hinted they could be won over in the coming weeks – if Theresa May can produce a serious concession from Brussels on the Irish backstop.The numbers may not be enough for May to win enough support for her deal, given continued opposition from a hardcore of Brexiters who also object to the £39bn financial settlement, those with personal...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Brussels, Tory, Article 50, Brexit


An annotated bibliography of anarchism in science fiction

Ben Beck has relaunched his 30+ year-old AnarchySF site, with new contributions from Eden Kupermintz and Yanai Sened; it's billed as "an open-source repository of anarchist or anarchy-adjacent science fiction" and the relaunch incorporates "modern content management frameworks to allow a community to form around the archive and help maintain it." My cursory examination confirms that the site is an excellent resource already, but still really use work, especially on non-English sources.
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, Politics, News, Literature, Anarchism, Ben Beck, Eden Kupermintz, Yanai Sened


Prevent strategy on radicalisation faces independent review

Security minister challenges critics to produce ‘solid evidence of their allegations’The government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent strategy is to be independently reviewed after ministers gave into longstanding pressure to address concerns over its impact on communities.The security minister, Ben Wallace, announced the review in the House of Commons on Tuesday but threw down the gauntlet to critics of the strategy to produce “solid evidence of their allegations”, accusing them of using “distortio...
Tags: Politics, UK News, House Of Commons, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Ben Wallace, Prevent strategy


Farage ally said black men are violent due to high testosterone

Catherine Blaiklock, who co-founded new pro-Brexit party, warned of ‘Muslim enclaves’A former Ukip activist who is partnering with Nigel Farage in launching a new pro-Brexit political party has argued crime and fatherlessness among black men are due to high testosterone levels, and suggested their lower academic achievement could have a biological basis.Catherine Blaiklock has also expressed concern about “Muslim enclaves” and said food banks should be abolished as they create a “dependent, obes...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Article 50, Brexit, UK Independence party (Ukip, Catherine Blaiklock


Macron and Merkel are trying to safeguard Europe, not dominate it | Simon Tisdall

For all its undoubted flaws, a new friendship treaty sees a bigger picture that is lost on Britain’s small-minded leadersIt is tempting to indulge in some typical British lip-curling over the grand-sounding Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation and Integration signed on Tuesday by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), capital of Charlemagne’s lost but not forgotten ninth-century European empire.The pact, reaffirming the 1963 Élysée treaty that set the two countri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Merkel, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Simon Tisdall, Charlemagne


Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Transgender Military Ban as Case Proceeds

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration’s ban on transgender service members to go into effect while the policy is being challenged in the courts. In a 5-4 decision, the high court granted the administration’s request to lift a court stay that had sidelined the policy, which Trump announced in a tweet […]
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Donald Trump, Trump, The Supreme Court, GLAAD, Supreme Court Allows Trump


Trump Says He Told Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Not to Bother’ With Press Briefings

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he told Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings, once a staple of media coverage of the White House that have instead become a rarity. Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning, “the reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sarah Sanders


Brexit: May set to reject calls for free vote on amendment designed to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am and 12.14am) also includes an essay from the leading psephologist Sir John Curtice looking at whether voters really want a second referendum. He says the answer depends enormously on how you frame the question. If you ask people if they favour the public being offered a “vote” on the deal, they are likely to say yes, whereas if you ask th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Len McCluskey, Downing Street, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, John Curtice, Curtice


No-deal Brexit would mean hard Irish border, EU confirms

Spokesman says it is ‘pretty obvious’ border controls would be needed under no dealFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU has confirmed it will enforce a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, despite the risk it would pose to peace.In comments that will be highly uncomfortable for Dublin, Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief spokesman told reporters it was “pretty obvious” that border infrastructure would be necessary if the UK were to leave without...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean Claude Juncker, Dublin, Brexit


Brexit: May under pressure to allow ministers free vote on amendment to block no deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 12.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am) also has a fascinating essay by Rob Ford and Alan Wager about what people and MPs think about a no deal Brexit. Here are the key points.MPs and voters share roughly the same hierarchy of concerns about Brexit – worrying most about lorry queues and a fall in sterling, and least about flight cancellations and house price declines. However...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Spice Girls, European Commission, Brussels, Brexit, Rob Ford, Adam Fleming, Margaritis Schinas, Alan Wager, Spice Girls the BBC


Brexit secretary: EU may not agree to extend article 50

Stephen Barclay warns MPs that supporting an extension to avert no deal is an ‘oversimplification’Follow today’s political developments – latest updatesThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has warned MPs who are seeking an extension of article 50 in order to avoid no deal that the UK may not get European agreement to delay the exit date.Overnight, six amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit plan were tabled by backbenchers, including one by the home affairs select committee chair, Yvette Cooper, wh...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit, Stephen Barclay


'Planning is a nightmare': Irish milk firm fears 'lights out' after Brexit

Strathroy dairy in Omagh is busy devising a survival strategy as the backstop debates continuePat Haskins steers his tanker towards the river Blackwater, a murky waterway that in theory will soon mark the frontier between the United Kingdom and the European Union.A narrow sliver separating rolling hills in County Monaghan in the Irish Republic from rolling hills in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, it is not much to look at. Blink and you miss the drive across the short two-lane bridge. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Farming, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Transport, Road transport, Brexit, County Tyrone, Haskins, Irish Republic, Omagh


Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel-Palestine | Simon Baron-Cohen

I’ve spent my career studying empathy. It’s a vital first step in conflicts where both sides have dehumanised each otherEmpathy is all about imagining other minds, appreciating that different people have different perspectives, and responding to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. After a career studying autism and the nature of empathy, I see empathy as one of our most valuable natural resources. It has particular promise as an approach to conflict resolution, one that has ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Israel Palestine, Simon Baron Cohen


Q&A: Why Megan Mullally Won’t Talk Politics While Hosting the SAG Awards

Megan Mullally is funny. The “Will & Grace” star can also sing and dance. While she’s not picking up the Oscar hosting gig after the Kevin Hart fiasco, Mullally will take center stage on Sunday, Jan. 27 when she makes her debut as the host of the 25th annual SAG Awards. Variety caught up with […]
Tags: Politics, News, Olivia Colman, Kevin Hart, SAG Awards, Mullally, Megan Mullally, SAG Awards Variety


Labour calls for vote in Commons on holding second referendum

Proposed amendment is significant shift in policy towards people’s vote on BrexitLabour has said the Commons should be able to vote on whether to hold a second referendum in an amendment the party submitted on Monday night to Theresa May’s Brexit update.It is the first time the party has asked MPs to formally consider a second poll, although the carefully worded compromise amendment did not commit the party’s leadership to backing a referendum if such a vote were to take place. Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, BrexitLabour


May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion'

PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she was willin...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit


May claims second referendum on Brexit would threaten UK's 'social cohesion'

The PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she is wil...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit


Blue Monday for MPs as May strategy proves futile once more

The prime minister seems to have no understanding about the imminence of BrexitTell me why I don’t like Mondays. The sense of futility is getting to everyone. Though many MPs usually welcome the chance to do next to nothing other than repeat themselves, even they have their limits of despair. And a Theresa May statement in which she reiterates her determination to pursue a Brexit strategy that has already been voted down by parliament is a step too far for everyone. We’ve now reached the point w...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


The Guardian view on Brexit and Ireland: a danger to peace | Editorial

Electoral contingency and political expediency cannot be allowed to break up BritainThe Derry bombing this weekend is a stark reminder of what is at stake in Northern Ireland with Brexit: decades of peace where arguments are settled with words not weapons. In reopening the question of whether the physical border between the North and South of Ireland might return, Brexit threatens to turn back the clock to a far more dangerous era. That past, where symbols summon deadly emotions, has been revive...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Derry, Article 50, Brexit, Irish Sea, DUP


Theresa May tells MPs she has identified 'three key changes' needed to her Brexit policy – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summaryTheresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 5.24pm GMT Business groups have expressed alarm that parliament does not seem to be getting any closer to agreeing a Brexit deal.This is from Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI director general.While the government’s move to consult more widely is welcome, as is t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Cbi, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Parliament, Emily Thornberry, Brexit


Brexit: May says £65 fee for EU nationals applying for settled status to be abolished – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summary 4.21pm GMT Here is the full text of May’s statement to MPs. 4.21pm GMT Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Commons Brexit committee, says May’s door may be open, but her mind is closed. She is ruling out rejecting no deal, and ruling out a customs union. He urges her to accept the plan in the committee’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Emily Thornberry, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Donald Tusk, May


May drops £65 fee for EU nationals seeking post-Brexit settled status

Fee waiver one of six ‘lessons’ laid out in prime minister’s statement on Brexit plan BFollow the day’s political developmentsThe government is to waive the planned fee for EU nationals living in the UK to apply for settled status after Brexit, Theresa May has said in an update to the Commons in which again rejected either a second referendum or an article 50 extension.Making a statement to MPs after her Brexit deal was voted down by a vast majority last week, the prime minister laid out what sh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Theresa May


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reacts to Aaron Sorkin’s Comments That Congress Members Need to Grow Up

“They need to stop acting like young people, ok? It’s time to do that,” Sorkin said.
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Aaron Sorkin, Uncategorized, Sorkin, Onetime, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Bid with Video, ‘GMA’ Appearance

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) launched her presidential campaign on Monday with an online video and an appearance on “Good Morning America” in which she said that “this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.” Harris, 54, […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Good Morning America, Kamala Harris, Calif, HARRIS, 2020 Presidential Race



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