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Universities to be fined for awarding too many top degrees

Education secretary Damian Hinds to take tough measures on institutions found guilty of artificial grade inflationBritish universities must slash the number of top degrees they award or risk undermining their world-class reputation, the education secretary has warned.Damian Hinds said there had been a steep and unjustifiable rise in the awarding of first-class degrees, urging universities to “reset the norm” by handing out a higher proportion of 2:1s. Offending universities could face fines, or ...
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Sadiq Khan challenges Theresa May to act against Tory Islamophobia

London mayor tells prime minister: join Labour in adopting a new definition of hate crime against MuslimsThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has challenged the Conservatives to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia, saying that he has been repeatedly subjected to anti-Muslim abuse from Tory members and supporters.In a letter to Theresa May, Khan calls on the prime minister to order her party to deal with the issue. He says it must be among measures taken to reassure British Muslims about their saf...
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As Tory MPs plot May’s downfall, her last allies battle for her survival

Holed up in Chequers this weekend, the PM has few moves left to ensure her continuation in power – or the relevance of her dealMembers of Theresa May’s cabinet believe she will have to resign this week should she allow a shift towards a soft Brexit, with angry Tory MPs examining ways to end her premiership.The prime minister’s few remaining allies were engaged on Saturday night in a desperate battle to shore up her position, warning MPs that forcing May out would “tip the country into a general ...
Tags: Theresa May, Conservatives, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news


These Are All of the Other Investigations Donald Trump Faces

There are more than a dozen other investigations and lawsuits looking into Trump and his associates
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Theresa May has failed to offer sound leadership in this toxic Brexit phase | Phillip Lee

The PM has brought us to this crisis with a series of calamitous decisionsHow has it come to this? Theresa May and her husband, Philip, have long been friends of mine and I have in the past admired her sense of duty and commitment to her party and her country. So it grieves me that her stubborn choices have left both in peril.At a time when our politics needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship, when our divided people need time to heal and come back together, and when our country needs honest leade...
Tags: Theresa May, Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe


Corbyn’s team split over soft Brexit

Shadow cabinet will clash this week over Norway-style deal or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the Labour leadership will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit. With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday, other influential MPs believe Corbyn’s inner circle is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Brita...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends

Nearly every organization Trump has run over the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities, and he is mired in a variety of civil litigation.
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People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report

Official figures put the numbers at the people's vote Brexit march on Saturday at over 1 million. People from across the UK travelled to central London to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EUAs hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news, Nicola Sturgeon, Tom Watson, Labour


Corbyn’s cabinet set for another huge rift over Brexit

Commons votes will force Labour to decide between a soft Brexit or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the party will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit.With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London yesterday, other influential MPs believe the frontbench is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Britain leave the EU, ...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


One telling image: in a Brussels corridor, the EU takes back control of Brexit

A photo of an ad hoc crisis meeting gives an insight into the efforts made to cope with a floundering British governmentAs pictures go, it spoke volumes. On Thursday evening in Brussels, Bulgaria’s permanent representative to the EU, Dimiter Tzantchev, tweeted a photograph he titled “In the corridors of the European Council art 50”.In a play of light and shadow, as if in a Golden Age painting by a modern-day Rembrandt or Frans Hals, a tight cluster of perhaps two dozen figures, some standing, so...
Tags: Article 50, European Union, Brexit, UK news, Foreign policy, Politics


End of the road for Theresa May's Brexit – cartoon

Stymied by Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG, the prime minister lurches towards oblivion Continue reading...
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They have such high hopes, I almost feel bad for them.

NBC News this morning conducted an all-hands evolution to announce that The Mueller Report Has Been Submitted! I mean, nobody knows what's in it yet, and there aren't any more indictments coming from it but...but...well, something or other. It's really important!The Mueller Report has become to the #RESIST crowd what Obama's Birth Certificate was to certain folks on the other side eight years ago: They're sure that this is going to be some special thing that makes the horrible events of the l...
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'Fromage not Farage': the best placards on the People's Vote march

The Put it to the People anti-Brexit demonstration takes place in central London Continue reading...
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Calls grow for public inquiry into Brexit

Investigation could look at ballot wording, May’s red lines and negotiation strategyCalls for a public inquiry into Brexit are mounting among diplomats, business figures, peers and MPs, amid claims that the civil service is already planning for a future investigation into how it has been handled.The decision to call the referendum, the red lines drawn up by Theresa May and Britain’s negotiating strategy are all issues that senior figures would like to be examined. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Franco’s shadow: reburial battle sees Spain confront its darkest days

Past and future collide as nationalist Vox party gears up for success in next month’s general election while exhumation of dictator draws closerThe gates of the suburban mausoleum that could soon house Spain’s most restless ghost are decked with a shrivelling bunch of red and yellow carnations, a handful of prayer cards and a cheap, broken crucifix.If the socialist government’s long and fraught campaign to exhume Francisco Franco from the fascist splendour of the Valley of the Fallen finally suc...
Tags: Francisco Franco, Spain, Europe, World news, Politics, Pedro Sánchez


George Osborne calls for long delay in Brexit process

Ex-chancellor says MPs should rethink how to deliver on referendum resultGeorge Osborne has said that MPs are being asked “to deliver something impossible” in leaving the EU without damaging Britain, calling for a long delay in the Brexit process.Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme before the People’s Vote demonstration, where hundreds of thousands of people will march through central London on Saturday, the former chancellor said: “If you ask politicians to deliver something impossible ...
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More than 4 million sign Brexit petition to revoke article 50

The online petition has sparked conspiracy theories on both sides of the debateAn online petition calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 4m signatures.The petition, which was started in late February by “frustrated remainer” Margaret Georgiadou, has gained momentum very quickly, and has now reached just over 4m nods of support, adding 2.5m signees in less than 24 hours. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Article 50, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


'The Brexodus is under way': meet the Brits leaving the UK

In the year after the Brexit vote, 17,000 British people sought citizenship of another EU country – and many have since upped and left. Five ‘Brexiles’ explain why they’re starting a new life overseasLast month, after a decade of living in London, my husband and I packed up the contents of our two-bedroom flat and moved to France with our 15-month-old son. With another baby on the way, we’re renting an apartment in Toulouse while we look for a more permanent setup. Leaving friends and family beh...
Tags: Brexit, Family, European Union, Europe, UK news, Life and style, Politics


Charging extra to get there? The Boeing story is yet another sign we’re a corporatocracy

That Boeing has been charging extra for key safety features on planes probably won't be news to anyone who has faced the à la carte smorgasbord of flying recently.
Tags: Boeing & Aerospace, Business, Local News, Local Politics, Nation & World Politics


Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertain the thought for a moment. “Russia, […]
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Mueller report: Survey shows most Americans confident report is fair

Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on the Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. What’s next? Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham expects that he and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will be briefed “in the coming days” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Associated Press reported that according to a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity, Mueller is not recommending any further in...
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Read William Barr’s Letter to Congress Confirming the Mueller Report

The Attorney General told Congress he is 'committed to as much transparency as possible'
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 “Lets You Choose Your Pronouns!”

Developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive have announced “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2”, a sequel to Troika Games’ original 2004 action-RPG set in the expansive “World of Darkness” universe – and with it, the not at all politicized decision to allow players to select their character’s pronouns. One “lucky” website had the opportunity […]
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San Bernardino County veterans received most in federal benefits in state

Veterans in San Bernardino County were awarded more than $50 million in federal benefits last year — more than veterans living in other counties, according to a . The staff of 25 working at the three San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs‘ offices see about 30,000 veterans and their families a year, assisting them with the paperwork they need in order to secure their benefits, from disability compensation claims to college tuition/fee waivers for the children of veterans. “We like to be thoroug...
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William Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
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Bill Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Donald Trump, Justice, Justice Department, White House


Special Counsel Robert Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Probe to Justice Department

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered a long-awaited report to the Department of Justice about his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign, marking the conclusion of a two-year investigation. Amid speculation that the report would be released soon, Trump has ramped up his criticism…
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Robert Mueller Delivers Russia Investigation Report to Attorney General

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered a report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr, after a weeks-long waiting game for word that Mueller’s probe was reaching its conclusion. The details of the report are still confidential, after a two-year investigation that had led to dozens […]
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May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


U.S. reacts to New Zealand's gun ban

Gun control supporters are pointing to the ban as an example of swift, decisive action that the U.S. desperately needs.Others note the inherent differences between the two nations, arguing that it is a good thing that it is relatively hard to pass such legislation in such a short timeframe.The ban will surely shape future conversations about gun control in the U.S. None New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday plans to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms componen...
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