Politics


 

Labour would trial universal basic income if elected, John McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor says pilot schemes would be held in Liverpool, Sheffield and the MidlandsLabour would trial universal basic income if it wins power, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed. Pilot schemes would be held in Liverpool, Sheffield and the Midlands, McDonnell told the Mirror. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Welfare, Universal Basic Income, John Mcdonnell


Poll surge for Nigel Farage sparks panic among the Tories and Labour

Support for the Conservatives at the European elections slumps to 11%, less than a third of what the Brexit party is pollingSenior Tory and Labour politicians have issued frantic calls to their voters to back them in next week’s European elections after a new poll showed support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party had soared to a level higher than for the two main parties put together. Related: ‘Labour should be pushing for a second referendum - I may vote Green’ Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Party




Farage cannot be allowed to dictate Britain’s future. He must be thwarted | Tony Blair

The EU election results will send a vital message to MPs about BrexitIf you care about what the Brexiters are doing to our country, then vote on 23 May. All that matters is that on 24 May, Nigel Farage and his allies on the far right of the Conservative party cannot claim they speak for Britain.Politics is not an exact science. After the vote, there will be a ledger. On one side will be hard or no-deal Brexit with Farage and the Tory fellow travellers. On the other will be those who want an end ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Nigel Farage, European elections, Brexit, European parliamentary elections 2019


President Trump Moving Forward With Revamped Fourth of July Celebration: Report

The logistics and cost of the altered format has not been finalized
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Washington D.c, Onetime


Potential Sale of Shuttered Ohio General Motors Plant Clouded With Doubt

Even after a tweet from President Trump heralded the potential sale
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Ohio, Onetime


Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Shanahan traveled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive as defense secretary. "We're not going to leave until the border is secure," Shanahan told about two dozen border patrol officials as hundreds of detained migrants waited in tents to be processed.  Shanahan was accompanied by another acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan,...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Pentagon, Border Patrol, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Boeing Co, Shanahan, McAllen Texas, Kevin McAleenan


Thousands march in Cardiff calling for Welsh independence

Demonstrators say Brexit and austerity have increased support for leaving the UKThousands have demonstrated in Cardiff to call for an independent Wales in what organisers said was the first such march in Welsh history.Some protesters said they had been lifelong supporters of independence, while others said they were converted by Brexit and austerity. A recent poll for ITV Wales showed that 12% of people support self-government. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, Wales, Economics, Austerity, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Cardiff, Brexit, Welsh politics


Brexit party may get more EU election votes than Tories and Labour combined – poll

Opinium poll on European election voting intentions suggests surge of support for Nigel Farage’s partyNigel Farage’s Brexit party is on course to secure more support at the European elections than the Tories and Labour combined, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.In the most striking sign to date of surging support for Farage, the poll suggests more than a third of voters will back him on 23 May. It puts his party on 34% of the vote, with less than a fortnight before the elect...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Nigel Farage, European elections, Brexit, Brexit Party, European parliamentary elections 2019


President Trump Retweets 60 Comments About Russia Probe, China Trade

The 46-minute spree provided insight into what was on his mind Saturday morning
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Uncategorized, Onetime


McGahn Wouldn’t Comply With Recent WH Request To Publicly Say No Obstruction

White House counsel Don McGahn wouldn’t comply with a White House request last month to say publicly that President Trump didn’t obstruct justice, according to new reports in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Just after the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released last month — in which McGahn is painted as a road block to some of Trump’s most egregious requests — the White House asked McGahn to make a public statement declaring Trump didn’t try to...
Tags: News, White House, Obstruction, Don McGahn, Nicole Lafond


'I have a plan for that': Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic 'ideas primary'

As candidates follow the senator in churning out progressive proposals, some activists warn the priority must be beating Trump Elizabeth Warren speaks in Ames, Iowa. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. And that. And that as well. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator unveiled the 12th major policy proposal of her presidential run, a $100bn plan to combat the opioid crisis. Warren’s reputation as the ideas generator has gained widespread attention. But sh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Green, Hillary Clinton


UPDATE 2-Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Shanahan traveled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive as defense secretary. "We're not going to leave until...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Defense, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, Boeing Co, Shanahan, McAllen Texas, Patrick Shanahan


Jess Phillips calls on social media sites to end hate speech profits

Labour MP also calls for political candidates to be banned from discussing raping politiciansThe Labour MP Jess Phillips has called for social media companies to stop hate preachers from profiting, calling for political candidates to be banned from discussing raping politicians.YouTube stripped the Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin’s account from its ability to earn money on Friday, after he joked about raping Phillips. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Youtube, Social Media, Society, UK News, Labour, Hate Crime, Jess Phillips, UK Independence party (Ukip


We lost faith in joint efforts to halt wars. Result? Ask Syria...

Once the great powers worked together. Now nationalist strongmen dominate the agendaSuggestions that the war in Syria is winding down must sound like a sick joke to the people of Ras al-Ain. Their village, in north-western Idlib province, was targeted in an air raid last week. Five residents were killed, including three children, and at least 20 others were injured.A local man, Hussein al-Sheikh, described to Al Jazeera reporter Farah Najjar how a building collapsed as the children ran for cover...
Tags: Politics, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations


Secretary Pompeo to Meet With Putin as President Trump Seeks Better Russia Ties — Again

The two leaders had kept their distance as Mueller’s probe heated up
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, State Department, Onetime


Mette Frederiksen: the anti-migrant left leader who’s set to sweep to power in Denmark

Social Democrats leader has dragged her party sharply to the right, say criticsShe marked her return on Facebook, with a video straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film, buttoning her jacket, arranging her hair and slipping on stiletto heels to heavy metal music. “I’m ready again,” she declared to camera. “Let’s get this bus rolling.”Mette Frederiksen, leader of Denmark’s opposition Social Democrats, was in hospital with food poisoning when the prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, called a gener...
Tags: Europe, Politics, World news, Denmark


President Trump’s Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Threatens, Then Abandons, a Trip to Ukraine

Giuliani's plan had seemed poised to create an unprecedented moment
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Onetime


Shanahan heads to Texas as Pentagon eyes longer-term support on Mexico border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive to be defense secretary, Shanahan is slated to travel to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials on the border and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station.
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Defense, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, Boeing Co, Shanahan, McAllen Texas, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


May should reveal her departure date next week, Brady says

1922 Committee chair wants to find out PM’s resignation timetable at their meetingTheresa May should set a date next week for her departure, the chair of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee has said.Sir Graham Brady said it would be strange if a scheduled meeting with the prime minister and the group’s leaders next week did not result in a clear understanding of her departure timetable. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, 1922 Committee, Conservative Leadership


May must soon set date for her departure, 1922 Committee chair says

Sir Graham Brady wants to know PM’s resignation timetable by next weekTheresa May should set a date next week for her departure, the chair of the 1922 Committee, an influential group of Conservative MPs, has said.Sir Graham Brady said it would be strange if a scheduled meeting with the prime minister and the group’s leaders next week did not result in a clear understanding of her departure timetable. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit, 1922 Committee


The worrying ideology that helps Trump’s new friendship with Brazil

As the conflict develops in Venezuela between the US-backed Juan Guaidó and the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro, one staunch supporter of the United States position is Brazil. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has also expressed support for Trump’s wall project, and for moving embassies to Jerusalem. This new friendship between the United States and Brazil is one of the few foreign-policy achievements of the Trump administration, which has generally seemed better at losing old friends tha...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Washington, France, White House, Russia, US, Jerusalem, Austria, Racism, United States, Italy, Brazil, Catholic Church


Reporting on Brexit from Europe: 'I'll be mighty glad when it's over'

Our Brexit correspondent Jon Henley explains why events have driven him to swearing at the TVI was captivated by Europe at 14. I’ve spent 20 of the past 30-odd years living and working in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Paris. My wife is French. My kids were born in the 17th arrondissement, have two passports and are both brilliantly bilingual.So writing about Brexit was never going to be easy. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit



Filters
show more filters
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
May - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031