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Christopher Hitches Makes the Case for Paying Reparations for Slavery in the United States

There may be no more heretical figure from the last several decades for both the current mainstream political left and right than the late Christopher Hitchens. He has maintained contrarian positions that range from vexing to enraging for nearly every orthodoxy. Contrarianism can seem his one singular consistency in a slide from “socialist to neocon" and some very imperialist views on war, race, culture, and religion. But his one true allegiance, he would say, was to “the principles of f...
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Pathetic, incoherent, chaotic: Europe's verdict on Brexit shambles

UK’s reputation for diplomacy, pragmatism and self-restraint has all but gone, say politicians and officials across EUWhen he started out as a young civil servant, said Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German MP from the liberal Free Democratic party, Britain was “always held up as a model of good diplomacy, of pragmatism and of self-restraint”.That was then. Now, with the UK’s scheduled exit barely a week away and still no clarity in sight, “No one would sign up to that view,” Lambsdorff said. “Now...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Lambsdorff


A few small steps towards a greener Britain

Amidst all the weeping and gnashing of teeth coming from Westminster, Chancellor Hammond’s spring statement came and went from the headlines almost unnoticed. Among those who did give it more than a passing glance were the environmentalists, because for once there was something to see. For the benefit of those who missed it, here’s a […]
Tags: Politics, Future, Britain, Hammond


No-deal ferry plans to protect NHS supplies to be triggered

Action to safeguard imports of medicines to begin this week despite likely Brexit delayNo-deal contingency plans to safeguard medicine imports are set to be triggered on Wednesday, despite the potential delay to Brexit, with approved suppliers told to book space on the government’s emergency ferry service.Although the prime minister is to request an extension to article 50 which would postpone Britain’s departure from the EU, Whitehall will enact plans to ensure the flow of critical supplies sho...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Politics, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Infrastructure, Britain, Foreign Policy, NHS, Transport, Water transport, Transport policy, Article 50


Self-interest must not guide UK aid | Letters

Britain’s aid budget must be about altruism, not narrow self-interest say the Rt Rev John Arnold and the Rt Rev Dr Christopher CocksworthYour article (Aid budget: Ex-minister joins calls for shake-up, 18 March) on the report by the TaxPayers’ Alliance offers an opportunity to reflect again on what we want and expect from our government.In the suffering of men, women and children caught up in conflict, dealing with the worst effects of climate change or leaving their homes in search of a safer fu...
Tags: Politics, UK, Religion, Society, Public finance, Britain, Pope Francis, Christianity, Aid, Global development, Jesus Christ, Priti Patel, John Arnold, Christopher CocksworthYour


Brexit: constitutional chaos after third vote on deal blocked

Prime minister likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Commons Speaker


Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Commons Speaker


UK Muslim leaders seek funding for mosque security

Christchurch attack prompts call for government support equal to that pledged for Jewish communities Muslim leaders have called on the government to provide funding for mosque security in the wake of the New Zealand shootings.Harun Khan, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, will be writing to the prime minister raising the “palpable sense of fear” felt by Muslim communities after the attack in Christchurch which claimed 50 lives, and warning of the risk of copycat attacks in t...
Tags: Politics, UK, Police, Religion, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Public finance, Britain, Islam, New Zealand, UK security and counter-terrorism, Muslim, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy


Happy St Patrick's Day 2019! Facts, history and how to celebrate the Irish date

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebra...
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St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than us...
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No long Brexit delay without election of British MEPs, says leaked paper

Britain forfeits any extension longer than three months if it does not contest EU electionsBrussels will have to terminate the UK’s extended membership of the European Union on 1 July if elections for British MEPs have not been held, a leaked legal document reveals.A three-month delay to Brexit beyond 29 March will not carry any conditions, but anything longer than that requires Britain to have taken part in European parliamentary elections, ambassadors have been told. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Article 50, European elections, Brexit


'Painful intrusion of reality': European press view on possible Brexit delay

Papers say May preparing for ‘third time lucky’ vote and nothing can be predictedAfter the chaos, contradictions and incompetence, European media have spotted a glimmer of light at the end of the Brexit tunnel. On past form, of course, it will soon be extinguished, but the endgame seems – at least for now – to be approaching.“At long last, MPs now have to decide where they stand,” said Die Zeit in Germany after the Commons voted in favour of a short extension to article 50 on Thursday evening, h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Die Zeit


President Trump Claims He Gave Theresa May Ideas on Negotiating Brexit But ‘She Didn’t Listen’

Trump criticized Britain's handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Brexit, Trump, U.K, Onetime


Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
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UK parliament votes to delay Brexit

Britain's parliament voted Thursday to delay Brexit, giving the government breathing room after its repeated failure to gain approval for an exit deal with the European Union. The EU must also agree to the delay, but it will likely do so quickly to help Britain avoid crashing out of the bloc on March 29. However, all states must agree to the extension, and it isn't a done deal. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal in a vote next week. ...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, News, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, European Commission, Parliament, Brexit, European Union The EU


UK signs post-Brexit trade deal with Fiji and Papua New Guinea

Ministers rush to do deals with countries UK trades with under EU free trade arrangementsBritain has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with the Pacific islands of Fiji and Papua New Guinea, as the government rushes to sign as many agreements as possible before 29 March.The Department for International Trade said the agreement would maintain access to goods including sugar and fish imported from the islands 10,000 miles away. Total trade between Britain and the region is worth about £369m a year. C...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Fiji, Brexit


Spring statement policies focus on Brexit and hi-tech future

Chancellor promises a global Britain and announces funds for science and digital projectsThe chancellor outlined a package of measures at the spring statement designed to prepare Britain for life outside the EU, as well as for the hi-tech digital jobs of the future.Alongside the central update on the economy, other announcements made by Philip Hammond included: Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Eu, Communities, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Digital Media, Philip Hammond, Brexit, Digital Britain, Spring statement 2019


Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain's 'broken housing market'

Philip Hammond’s spring statement includes funding to build 30,000 affordable homesA new £3bn scheme will fund the building of 30,000 affordable homes, the chancellor has said, as he proclaimed that the government was on track to reach its target of 300,000 new homes a year in Britain.Philip Hammond’s spring statement also contained a patchwork of separate schemes to boost housebuilding, including £717m to “unlock up to 37,000 homes” in the Oxford-Cambridge arc, Cheshire and west London. Continu...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, London, Housing, UK News, Housing Market, Homelessness, Britain, Social exclusion, Philip Hammond, Cheshire, Oxford Cambridge, Spring statement 2019


E-passport changes will cause longer queues for Britons, leak reveals

Allowing citizens from more countries to use e-gates will affect post-Brexit UK bordersBritish citizens using biometric passports to travel this summer will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders, despite promises from Brexiters that leaving the EU will make travel easier for Britons.A Home Office analysis seen by the Guardian has concluded that changes announced by Philip Hammond on Wednesday, which allow citizens from seven other countries including the US to use e-passports ...
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Brexit: MPs to vote on leaving the EU with no deal – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Tuesday’s Commons defeat - as it happened 6.06am GMT Theresa May looks downcast on the front pages of most of the papers today, which all focus on the defeat of the Brexit deal in the House of Commons last night. Our full wrap of how the papers covered the news is here.The Guardian fron...
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Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – as it happened

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 12.24am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now, so here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs ignore May’s pleas and defeat her Brexit deal by 149 votes 12.01am GMT The UK is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, the German...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons


Venezuela: Guaidó under investigation for 'sabotage' of power grid

Thursday’s blackout left most of Venezuela in the darkUS pulls staff as Maduro accuses Trump of ‘demonic’ plot Venezuelans head to collect water from a sewage canal at the river Guaire in Caracas. President Nicolás Maduro has alleged a US attack crippled the country’s electrical system. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has asked the country’s supreme court to open an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaidó for alleged involvement in the “sabotage...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, US, Syria, Cnn, Afghanistan, Britain, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Saab, Trump, Caracas, Maduro


British parliament rejects Brexit deal again, this time by 149 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May's "Brexit" deal with the EU crashed to defeat for the second time Tuesday. Even with the now-likely prospect of Britain exiting the EU without a deal (or not exiting it at all) the sprawling agreement fell 149 votes short in the House of Commons. The PM said MPs will now get a vote on whether the UK should leave without a deal on 29 March and, if that fails, on whether Brexit should be delayed. She said the EU would need to know what use any extension would be put to...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, News, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Question of the Week: Do you consider gender when evaluating presidential candidates?

If a political candidate happens to be a woman, does that make a difference to you? Perhaps more specifically, if a candidate for president is a woman, does that make you more inclined to vote for her? That’s our Question of the Week for readers. Other democracies — including one, India, even larger than our own, with Indira Gandhi — have had national leaders who are women for generations. No world politician loomed larger on the late 20th-century stage than Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, and Ther...
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Brexit: MPs to vote on May's deal after 'legally binding' changes – Politics live

PM to put new backstop plan to cabinet and Commons as Corbyn calls on MPs to reject the dealMay secures ‘legally binding changes’ to Brexit dealA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 6.22am GMT The news that May had reached an agreement in Strasbourg came late, with some papers featuring older Brexit stories on the front pages of their first edition papers, or splashing on the latest news from the Ethiopian Airlines clash, before updating to the mo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Strasbourg, Article 50, Brexit, Corbyn, Ethiopian Airlines, May, Financial Times UK


Britain’s flawed dialogue with Sudan regime | Letters

The UK should call for an immediate political transition to end nearly 30 years of repressive rule, say eight signatories including Lutz OetteWe wholeheartedly agree with your editorial (7 March) stating that the demonstrators in Sudan calling daily for freedom and the rule of law “do not want a different version of this regime, or more conflict”. The problem is indeed the regime, not just a president indicted for genocide by the international criminal court and for whom, despite their public cl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Protest, Africa, UK News, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Darfur, Icc, Khartoum, Lutz


6 Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

The other day I was in one of those rare states of being in between both print/digital and audiobooks. When I was thinking about what to read next, I remembered March is Women's History Month. This prompted me to sort through my new releases to see which titles would fit the theme. I found books geared to young adult readers and to adults. My mix includes fiction and nonfiction, and one is written in verse. Although not all the books I feature today are technically women's history, I thin...
Tags: Books, Obama, Washington, Scotland, White House, India, America, Britain, Catholic, Edward, Joan, Alice, Mary Wollstonecraft, Windsor, Elliott, Kay


Anti-English sentiment in Ireland had healed. But Brexit has brought it all flooding back | Una Mullally

Karen Bradley’s gaffe exemplifies the political ignorance about our island that has fanned unhelpful hostilityBrexit has created many nightmares, but a particularly unpleasant one is the rise of anti-English sentiment in Ireland. British-Irish relations have not just cooled on a diplomatic and political level, but among the Irish population. The anti-Englishness born of past oppression had, we thought, been confined to the past but has resurfaced. And whose fault is that? The emotional trauma of...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Dublin, Brexit, Croke Park, Irish Sea, Dublin Castle


St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this month. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usua...
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Brexit: UK should offer new proposal, France's Europe minister says

Nathalie Loiseau says ‘clock is ticking’ as she prepares to meet UK Brexit secretaryFrance’s Europe minister, Nathalie Loiseau, has urged Britain to offer fresh proposals to end the Brexit impasse, warning that uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU is affecting its neighbours.Loiseau, who will meet the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, in London on Thursday, said: “Everything we are living through is unprecedented and we clearly don’t want to lecture. But the clock is really ti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Stephen Barclay, Loiseau, Nathalie Loiseau



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