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UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

Government describes former international trade secretary as ‘ideal candidate’ for top job Liam Fox, Britain’s former international trade secretary, will be nominated by the UK to be the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the government’s Department for International Trade has confirmed.Fox was a cabinet minister in Theresa May’s government between July 2016 and July 2019, and has been a Conservative MP since 1992. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Fox, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, World Trade Organization, Liam Fox, Brexit, World Trade Organization WTO, Trade Policy


Trump called May and Merkel 'losers' after their political setbacks, ex-officials say

Witnesses to Trump’s calls say he has a weakness for leaders with absolute power and contempt for allies seeking favors Donald Trump described Theresa May and Angela Merkel as “losers” after they suffered political setbacks, and was repeatedly rude to them, without any of the deference he showed to authoritarian rulers, according to former officials and diplomats.Those who have witnessed the president’s phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders said he had a weakness for monarchs and leaders...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, World news, US news, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Merkel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, Catch Trump


Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report? – podcast

Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 agent makes uncomfortable reading for the governmentA report by parliament’s intelligence and security committe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Gchq, Russia, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, MI5, MI6, Parliament, Donald Trump, Brexit


UK coronavirus live: death toll rises by 155; employers in Leicester lockdown can re-furlough staff

PM speech on post-Covid recovery comes as Leicester faces local lockdown and ONS reports excess deaths have stoppedBoris Johnson vows to act fast to fix economy in wake of coronavirusNo 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdownTheresa May: new national security adviser has ‘no proven expertise’Global coronavirus updates – live 5.09pm BST According to Nottinghamshire Live, the chief constable of Nottinghamshire police, Craig Guildford, has said that if his force finds people trav...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Tax and spending, Theresa May, Economic policy, Nicola Sturgeon, Nottinghamshire, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Leicester, Ons, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock


New national security adviser has 'no proven expertise', says Theresa May – video

Theresa May accused Michael Gove of promoting someone 'with no proven expertise' to a crucial role at the heart of the UK’s safety, in response to the government's appointment of David Frost as the national security adviser.Frost is expected to prioritise his role negotiating the UK’s deal with the EU while learning his new jobTheresa May says UK's new national security adviser has 'no proven expertise' Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Frost, Brexit, David Frost


UK coronavirus live: employers in Leicester lockdown can re-furlough staff, says No 10

PM speech on post-Covid recovery comes as Leicester faces local lockdown and ONS reports excess deaths have stoppedBoris Johnson vows to act fast to fix economy in wake of coronavirusLeicester lockdown extension will mean change in law, Hancock saysMay criticises appointment of David Frost as national security adviserGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.10pm BST There have been no new coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, according to the latest update from the Department of Health. 2.57pm...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Tax and spending, Theresa May, Economic policy, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Leicester, Ons, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Department Of Health


Theresa May says UK's new national security adviser has 'no proven expertise'

Former prime minister adds to outcry over David Frost’s appointmentTheresa May has launched a forthright attack upon Boris Johnson’s government for the appointment of the EU negotiator David Frost as the UK’s national security adviser.The former prime minister accused the Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove of promoting someone “with no proven expertise” to a crucial role at the heart of the UK’s safety. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, World news, Civil Service, Theresa May, Nato, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, Angela Eagle, Cabinet Office, David Frost


Theresa May criticises PM over choice of Brexit envoy for security role

Theresa May questions Brexit envoy David Frost's qualifications to replace Sir Mark Sedwill in role.
Tags: News, Theresa May, Brexit, David Frost, Mark Sedwill


California and Arizona roll back reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb – as it happened

Newsom warns of ‘disturbing trend lines’ in hospitalizationsSupreme court court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion lawRepublicans told to wear masks in House or be barred from speakingFauci doubts effectiveness of vaccine due to anti-vaxxersFlorida scientist says state asked her to change dataSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.55am BST Kari Paul here, logging off for the evening. Here is the top news of the hour. 1.15am BST Donald Trump’s behavior on highly classified calls...
Tags: California, Angela Merkel, Russia, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Theresa May, US politics, House, Arizona, Louisiana, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Newsom


Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' and a danger to national security, concluded McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJaMp — Carl B...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Defense, US, America, US news, Cnn, United States, Theresa May, United Kingdom


Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' & danger to national security — McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Defense, US, America, US news, Cnn, United States, Theresa May, United Kingdom


Ex-Top Trump Deputies Concluded He Was ‘Delusional’ From Calls With Foreign Leaders

President Trump reportedly alarmed senior US officials due to his highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state. According to a CNN report on Monday, citing White House and intelligence officials familiar with the contents of the conversations, Trump was often unprepared for discussion of serious issues during his calls with foreign leaders — which include those with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan — and abusive to leaders of America’s principa...
Tags: Europe, UK, Isis, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Russia, Defense, US, America, Cnn, Afghanistan


Angela Merkel: UK must live with consequences of weaker ties to EU

German leader signals trade compromise less likely as she hardens tone on no-deal Brexit Do not assume US still aspires to be a world leader, Merkel warnsFull transcript of Angela Merkel interviewThe UK will have to “live with the consequences” of Boris Johnson ditching Theresa May’s plan to maintain close economic ties with the EU after Brexit, Angela Merkel has said, hardening her tone over the prospect of a no-deal scenario at the end of the year.After more than three years in which the Germa...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Brexit Angela Merkel


Johnson and May ignored claims Russia had 'likely hold' over Trump, ex-spy alleges

Exclusive: Christopher Steele claims May government turned blind eye to Trump allegationsBoris Johnson and Theresa May ignored claims the Kremlin had a “likely hold” over Donald Trump and may have covertly funded Brexit, the former spy Christopher Steele alleges in secret evidence given to MPs who drew up the Russia report.In testimony to MPs, the MI6 veteran accused the government led by May and in which Johnson was foreign secretary for two years of turning a blind eye to allegations about Tru...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, MI6, Kremlin, Johnson, Donald Trump, Brexit


Windrush scandal: cross-government group aims to tackle 'terrible' treatment

Home Office says it will launch ad campaign to ensure people are aware of support availableA cross-government working group has been launched in an attempt to address the challenges faced by the Windrush generation, two years after the then prime minister, Theresa May, promised to right the wrongs faced by those mistakenly classified as illegal immigrants by the Home Office.Duwayne Brooks, a campaigner and friend of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has agreed to join the group, in recogni...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Theresa May, Home Office, Stephen Lawrence, Priti Patel, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Duwayne Brooks, Windrush scandal


Donald Trump did not know UK had nuclear weapons, Bolton says in new book

US president reportedly said: ‘Oh, are you a nuclear power?’ during meeting with Theresa May in a way that was not a joke, Bolton recallsTrump was willing to halt criminal investigations as ‘favor’ to dictators, Bolton book saysBolton book: eight of its most stunning claimsDonald Trump was unaware that the UK had its own nuclear weapons, according to the former US national security adviser John Bolton.The president’s lack of knowledge of the nuclear capabilities of his country’s closest ally is ...
Tags: UK, US, UK News, US news, Theresa May, Nuclear Weapons, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


Trans rights: government reported to be dropping gender self-identifying plans

Ban on ‘gay cure’ therapies will apparently also be announced in new paper Boris Johnson is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by “self-identifying” as male or female, it has been reported.Measures drawn up under Theresa May’s government to enable transgender people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis have been ditched by the prime minister’s team, according to the Sunday Times. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Society, UK News, Transgender, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Sunday Times Continue


Birmingham inmate 'threatened to kill PM and Theresa May'

Rakeem Malik sent threats to Boris Johnson and other MPs on behalf of "Jihadis of England".
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Rakeem Malik


Birmingham inmate 'threatened to kill PM and eat Theresa May'

Rakeem Malik sent threats to Boris Johnson and other MPs on behalf of "Jihadis of England".
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Rakeem Malik


Theresa May attacks Boris Johnson over Brexit and Covid quarantine plans

Former PM warns of security implications of no deal and threat to trade from travel restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTheresa May has launched a double attack on Boris Johnson’s government, speaking in the Commons to first warn about the security implications of a final no-deal Brexit, and then against the coronavirus quarantine plans.May, who has largely kept a low profile since returning to the backbenches, used prime minister’s questions to express worry ...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Coronavirus outbreak


Cricket pads on Lord Buckethead

Send your pictures of cricket bats and other cricket stuff in unusual places to [email protected] Feel free to put the cricket thing in the unusual place yourself. The Smudge writes: Please find attached a picture of Lord Buckethead, Intergalactic Space Lord, wearing wicket keeping pads. This picture was taken after the Maidenhead constituency count when Lord Buckethead stood against me (and Theresa May) in the 2017 General Election. (Here’s another shot of him.) I...
Tags: Sex, Theresa May, Farage, Maidenhead, Buckethead, Stig, Regulars, Cricket bats in unusual places, Brexit Party, John Harvey He


Former Prime Minister Theresa May wades into Dominic Cummings row

Theresa May said Boris Johnson's chief advisor said she could "well understand" the public's anger [Author: [email protected] (Hugh Fort)]
Tags: Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Hugh Fort, Reading & Berkshire News


Loneliness As Punishment And Inspiration

In 2018, the first British Minister for Loneliness was appointed and the government published A Connected Society. In the preface, the country’s then prime minister Theresa May referred to research that “shows that loneliness is as damaging to our physical health as smoking”. – Times Literary Supplement
Tags: Art, Ideas, Theresa May, 05.29.20


May and Johnson hung civil servants out to dry, report finds

Inquiry into Whitehall’s Brexit role says prime ministers failed to protect officialsTheresa May and Boris Johnson let the former chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins and other civil servants hang out to dry after they became “targets for political attacks”, an investigation into Whitehall’s role in the Brexit drama of the past four years has found.The independent thinktank the Institute for Government (IfG) spent months talking in confidence to Whitehall sources including officials, ministers a...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Civil Service, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Whitehall, Brexit, Institute for Government IfG, Olly Robbins


UK national security council has not met since January

Lack of meetings prompts fears it is being made deliberately redundant amid Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s national security council – a meeting of senior ministers with military and spy chiefs – has not met since late January and there are no plans for it to come together this week, prompting growing concern in some quarters of Whitehall.The high-level body used to meet weekly under David Cameron and Theresa May but has only done so sporadic...
Tags: Politics, UK, David Cameron, UK News, Theresa May, Defence policy, UK security and counter-terrorism, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus: official death toll rises to 30,076 as 649 more people die – as it happened

Robert Jenrick holds daily briefing as daily number of tests stands at 69,463; PM says some lockdown easing to come on MondayGovernment misses testing target for fourth day in a rowBoris Johnson suggests lockdown will be eased from MondayCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.52pm BST That’s it from us on the UK side for today. Thank you to everybody who got in touch and to all of you for reading along. If you would like to contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, David Spiegelhalter


UK coronavirus live: official death toll rises to 30,076 as 649 more people die

Robert Jenrick holds daily briefing as daily number of tests stands at 69,463; PM says some lockdown easing to come on MondayGovernment misses testing target for fourth day in a rowBoris Johnson suggests lockdown will be eased from MondayCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.28pm BST Jenrick takes a question from Emma from Swansea. She says sport seems to have been prioritise over religion. When will people be free to worship aga...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, Swansea, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Public Health England, Emma, Matt Hancock, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick


UK coronavirus live: No 10 scales down scope of PM's new '200,000 tests per day' target

PM says some lockdown easing to come on Monday; Scotland to lift restrictions ‘as soon as possible’ as deaths fall for first time since crisis beganBoris Johnson suggests lockdown will be eased from MondayDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryMatt Hancock’s Sky News Q&A - SummaryCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.29pm BST A report commissioned by the judge in charge of the family courts in England and Wales raises severe doub...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Colchester Hospital, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Kaitlyn, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says he wants some lockdown easing to come into force from Monday

Keir Starmer challenges PM over extent of UK death toll; PM makes new pledge of 200,000 Covid-19 test a day by end of May; Matt Hancock ‘speechless’ at Neil Ferguson breaking lockdown rulesFull story: Hancock says he backs any police action against FergusonOver 170 carers call UK whistleblower helpline during crisisCoronavirus – latest global updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.30pm BST Ben Bradley, a Conservative, asks about further education. Johnson s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Ben Bradley, Neil Ferguson, Justin Madders


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock 'speechless' at Neil Ferguson breaking lockdown; Rory Stewart ends London mayoral campaign

Health secretary says Professor Neil Ferguson was right to step down after breaking lockdown rules; Boris Johnson to face Keir Starmer for the first time at PMQsFull story: Ferguson right to resign, says ministerOver 170 carers call UK whistleblower helpline during crisisCoronavirus – latest global updatesWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.29am BST Here are some more lines from Matt Hancock’s Q&A on Sky News. I have already posted on...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Society, UK News, Theresa May, Infectious Diseases, Itv, Ferguson, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Trump, Rory Stewart, Stewart