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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:59 pm

-Archbishop Welby gives personal blessing to Tracey Crouch over her resignation while MP's on all sides are slamming the government

-Not sure May will be thanking Leadsom for calling Crouch a real loss and a principled politician

-Scotland Yard investing anti-Semitism within Labour, Watson says this is a concern and will silence those few who refuse to accept the left has a problem

-Inquiry finds Rudd was let down by officials and advice had become so bad Rudd was having to do her own preparations and research but doesn't recommend punishing anyone. Because getting a person sacked should have no consequences

-Government in row with Apple over smartphone app from government that is meant to help EU citizens, the scan passports is an issue

-20 Labour MP's voted against tax cuts despite orders to abstain

-Truss jokes there is space for McDonnell to join Tory frontbench

-Some of the N.Ireland parties feel latest meeting with Bradley was just box-ticking and a waste of their time

-IFS says poorest get biggest share of educational spending

-Clive Betts, chair of housing committee, asks for more detail on government plans for rogue landlords

-Sinn Feinn accuses Raab visit of being a day trip to tick boxes, of failure to provide answers or leadership

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-Debbie Abrahams universal credit and need for a new Beveridge report

-Freeman plans for growth

-Carolyn Hughes on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals

-Rumours Cameron wants a return to politics which his friends now denying. If original rumour was meant to float idea, clearly picking up it has gone down badly

-Rudd would like to return to cabinet

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-Kussenberg doubts Banks investigation changes things

-Andrew Grice McDonnell and Corbyn are falling out
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:48 pm

-Scotland Yard investing anti-Semitism within Labour


Needs to be made clear, individuals within Labour not Labour itself though police don't seem happy they got cases from LBC and not from Labour

-Times saying government looking at cutting tuition fees to £6,500

-EU to 29-strong team of diplomats in London after Brexit and five in Belfast to help implement that side of deal

-Raab promises government will agree to nothing that threatens UK's constitutional integrity

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-Dame Hodge says Labour should have informed the police themselves rather then requiring a leak for police to discover about anti-Semitism cases

-Lord Ashdown being treated for bladder cancer

-Lib Dems cutting staff at HQ, denying due to finances but to fight Brexit better

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-D'Arcy on parliamentary privilege
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:18 pm

-Sir Heywood has died of cancer, had served his country till the final moments.

-Hancock suggests business provide free fruit and councilling to staff

-Number 10 sort of denies claims of a secret deal where we stay in a customs union, EU agrees to check things at source rather then border

-Number 10 alleged to have accused BBC of bias after radio 4 did a news segment on the Resolution Foundation budget analysis

-Grayling warns business they need to fight for HS2 of second stage Birmingham to Leeds might never be done

-Varadkar bemoans Brexit fraying relations and feels it is undermining Good Friday agreement

-Senator Neale Richmond, chair of the Republic of Ireland's Senate Brexit Committee, fears hard border risk violence and trying to solve it with current systems is unfeasible

-Tugenghadt pushing Home Office to make urgent decision on Ashiq Masih's plea for asylum

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-Banks uses his interview to muddle as much as possible and happy to engage in conspiracy theories, Marr will feel he put good, detailed questions in and put Banks under pressure

-Paterson says any backstop keeping UK in customs union is a betrayal of leave voters

-Blair urges MP's not to vote for deal

-Lord Trimble says Vadaker is riding roughshod over Good Friday Agreement and N.Ireland risks becoming a EU protectorate

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-Rentoul on more principled resignations then people think

-Rawnsley on Labour is stuck and splits emerging
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:04 pm

-MOD to drop five year residency requirement for members of Commonwealth who wish to join armed forces

-Cooper worried Home Office Department not fit for purpose, might be worth looking at splitting the department

-D'Arcy very short week ahead

-Hancock launching prevention plan and says patients need to take more responsibility

-Jeremy Wright struggles to name female journalists whose work he reads and says he doesn't subscribe to any British newspaper

-Noakes sees if no deal, EU citizens will still be able to come here and work till settlement scheme is in place in 2021

-Coveney says Ireland will not agree to time-limited backstop, Vardaker warns the rumoured 3 month one would not be worth paper it was written on and expects UK to honour commitments while remarking UK being divided in itself on Brexit is not helpful, UK saying they need a time-limit

-Electoral Commission feels 6 weeks to too long for recall petition

-Downing Street regret US sanctions on Iran

-NAO warns of a 7billion black hole in armed forces budget

-Hammond says budget time-scale was compressed which led to OBR problems as did their revised forecasts, MP's will get adequate time with Brexit forecast, expects fixed odd betting terminals to dissaper with the max £2 stake but rushing it would cost jobs, has not given up deficit target, no deal could see spending commitments dropped. Offering to pay EU in lump suns would be leverage as EU doesn't want that but would have to pay something as nobody would trust them as a trade partner, refuses to deny he would prefer to stay in customs union

-Hammond and Morgan row over time taken. Hammond says he was told two hours,Morgan say no commitments were made, Hammond stayed but said this will impact his views on future sessions

-Haulage permits in no deal would partly be done by lottery

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-Boris "Brexit was meant to be about taking back control. Under this plan – we surrender control to Brussels. If we accept this appalling deal, we must realise it is forever – not just for Christmas.", making us a vassal state for 18 months or more

-Banks sees channel 4 has a Remainer propaganda network. Along with BBC, Culture Committee, Finical Times, Guardian and Electoral Commission. He also says he would have voted Remain if he had known how things would turn out.

-Nandy says it is hard to make case for HS2 in areas like hers that are plagued by rail chaos

-Mark Field says Crouch shouldn't have resigned, she got 85% of what she wanted from that issue so she should take it

-Kemi Badenoch accuses Muslim Council of Britain accusations of being made with political motive , Tories BME problem is people come from more socialist countries

-Tracey Crouch says MP's with interests in gambling industry were clearly more persuasive then she managed

-Philip Davies seems to be getting the blame for the delays that led to Crouch resigning

-Sir Grieve says voting down deal doesn't mean no Brexit and might be best for long term even if short term crises, questions the point of Brexit if in customs union

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-D'Ancona on Banks/Brexit issue needs to be taken more seriously

-Ben Chu on fiscal rules and too little borrowing can be dangerous

-Robert Peston on state of crunch Brexit talks
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:59 pm

-McDonnell says they will vote against a temporary customs Brexit deal as would be worst of all worlds, he didn't want to repeat mistakes of 92 by voting against tax cuts and wants to avoid Hammond's trap, points to Corbyn's work on housing and international matters for years to show Corbyn is not a dreamer

-Lots of condemnation for Grenfell Tower bonfire

-Reality Check on other countries preparing for no deal Brexit

-DWP Committee demands urgent rethink of needlessly cruel benefit sanctions

-Cat Smith on youth workers

-McVey announces new measures to smooth out Universal Credit

-Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance, Banks’s insurance company, facing fines for data breaches

-DUP chief whip Sir Jeffery Donaldson says heading for no deal after seeing Convey's remarks yesterday

-Lords set up independent inquiry into staff harassment

-Raab's office forced to deny he has threatened to resign over feeling undermined on Irish border issue

-May has promised cabinet she won't go for deal at any cost and cabinet would be consulted on deal at appropriate moment

-Cox seen as making important backing of backstop being mutually agreed when leaving

-Sinn Feiin accuses Vadarker of taking step back on Irish backstop by being in favour of reviewing backstop

-Police Minster Nick Hurd accuses police of exaggerating numbers

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-Ruth Smeeth on holiday hunger

-Charlotte Edwards interviews Johnny Mercer

-Greg Hands opposes staying in customs union

-Jess Philips wants a log of Commons staff concerns, Philip Davies suggests learning from how Asda changed their culture

-Philip Davies says Gambling Commission wanted £30 max bet on fixed odd terminals but they are changing recommendations to suit government

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-Emilio Casalicchio on fake new inquiry has spiralled out of control

-Toynbee on politicians dare not tell public there needs to be more tax

-Robert Coleville (sun) making work pay ideas

-James Frayne on how Tories might run next election campaign

-Finan O'Toole says vital for EU to allow May to save face and claim great, if meaningless, victory

-Jonathan Lis warns UK has lost EU goodwill
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:23 pm

-Sir Amyas Morse, Auditor General, says too late to scrap Universal Credit without causing immense chaos, could have been delivered a in a less risky way and wish projects would stop trying to be the best rather then getting job done

-Cabinet agrees they need deal by end of November, they have been shown draft for 95% of Brexit deal

-Plans seeming to say how May would sell Brexit to public have leaked, number 10 backing away from them as those listed as potentially being used to back said deal are backing away

-Information Commissioner's Office looking at both main campaigns in Brexit referendum over how they haled personal data and has issued formal warnings to all 11 major UK parties about how they treat it as currently "risky"

-Government creates five Brexit business councils to help identify issues

-Long-Bailey on renewable energy

-Halfon on budget, 1922 committee, committee plans and other things

-Clive Betters concerned at property service charges

-DUP indicate they are not afraid of going into a general election if they don't like Brexit deal

-Vadaker doubts Brexit deal by end of month but maybe first two weeks of December with Finnish counterpart Juha Sipilӓ also seeming to lean towards December

-Sir Stramer saying voting down May's deal doesn't have to mean no deal (Sturgeon agrees)

-Gove known to be arguing for cabinet to see full legal advice on Brexit backstop, now most parties from Reaminers to Brexiteers pushing for parliament to see it

-McVey quotes charities that say government is listening on Universal Credit. Said charities point out they have not said that

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-Momentum polling of members has 40 vs 17% backing second referendum

-Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former national security adviser, says Brexit has caused even National Security Council meetings to be cancelled

-Tugendhadt feels May's goals had been drowned out by Brexit, praises Greggs for how it helps staff rise up the ladder

-Cameron spotted in Whitehall

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-Martha Gill on state of Lib Dems

-Independent editorial on knife crime
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:35 pm

-Thornberry says Saudi crown-prince is out of control and UK needs to stop selling arms to them, fawning to Trump hasn't worked and Labour would stand up to him

-Hancock says government won't publish full legal advice on Brexit as not normal thing to do and buying fridges to stockpile medicines in case of no deal

-Sebastian Whale interviews Tobias Ellwood on veterans and future foreign policy

-Hunt says we still be tied to France by bonds of friendship and gives speech in French, denies we are trying to have cake and eat it, believes deal will be done in three weeks but doubts within 7 days, second referendum would be profoundly undemocratic so won't get through parliament and lead to calls for a 3rd or a 4th

-Environmental Audit Committee not happy at amount of Natural England staff moved onto Brexit matters

-Hollyrood backs second Brexit referendum with Scottish Labour mostly abstaining

-Scottish Fiscal Commission worried about the ageing population and damage that will do to economy

-Raab admits he wasn't aware of how reliant we are on Dover-Calais crossing for goods and that if that gets disrupted, it will impact choice of goods in shops

-European Commission predicts 1.2% UK growth next year if a decent deal, OBR's is higher

-Barnier warns there is a Farage in every country so those pro-EU must help defend it

-Conveny plays down talk of Brexit deal in a few days and that UK cabinet agreement doesn't mean EU will agree to it

-Austria's Die Standard claiming Brexit signed off on Monday with EU Council on 25th

-European agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan guessing December unless UK offers something new on Irish issue

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-Rees-Mogg fears cabinet not getting it's constitutional rights on Brexit, calls May's Irish backstop with review absurd

-Emma Dent Coad on housing

-Davis compares Brexit negotiation to buying house or a car, need to be willing to gamble and refuse if they will offer more, suggests voting down May's deal to enforce an even better deal, government warnings about no deal are nonsense and would only be a first few year hiccups

-Cameron says he fully supports how May is handling Brexit


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-Larry Elliot on Hammond wrong about economics of fixed odd terminals

-Chris Cook on Bercow blocking investigations into Kieth Vaz

-Owen Polley accuses left of smearing Roger Scruton

-Catlin Morrison a tad sarcastic about the new business councils
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 pm

-Growth up to 0.6% in quarter but due to July but growth has flatlined for two months and business investment has fallen for third quarter

-Telegraph saying EU is demanding wide ranging fishing access in exchange for UK wide backstop and EU leaders have been told to leave November 25th free

-Jeremy Wright says government will not accept Irish sea border

-Dr Fox says UK must be able to unitarily end backstop as part of taking back control but I can't see how EU could possibly agree to that

-Raab is getting hammered

-McDonnell launching inquiry into length of working week

-Concerns at rate of high street closure

-Sun editorial does not happy with latest Brexit rumours

-Treasury Committee looking at closure of ATM's and bank branches

-DUP very worried at a potential Irish sea border

-Transport+London Minister Jo Johnson resigns as plans to vote against May's deal and wants a second referendum. Writes well about why he opposes May deal and no deal. Government has lost a respected junior minister, slightly embarrassing for Boris but most damaging is probably Jo Johnson's effective argument against May's plan that plays into Brexiteer and Remainer hands

-Lord Hain on Irish border

-Baker says May's Brexit deal will be voted down even if she manages to avoid Irish backstop

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-Behr on Raab

-James Moore says Brexit means Labour can't end austerity

-David Shiels on backstop
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:17 pm

-Jo Johnson fears current Brexit choices are either vassalage or WTO crashing out, Boris offered fantasy promises and false prospectus with Brexit, warns Boris and Davis that Canada style deal is just a fantasy and Brexit doesn't work by wishing for the deal you want. His resignation dominates front pages, Boris has welcome it as showing they share despair over how talks are going but presumably that was before Jo Johnson commented on Boris Brexit offers

-Corbyn says Brexit can not be stopped

-Talk from Downing Street seems to be Brexit talks back in deadlock

-Foster says DUP can not back current Brexit proposals due to backstop of N.Ireland in some EU single market regulations and feel betrayed by May on Irish backstop

-Lieutenant Gerald Arbuthnot, Conservative MP for Burnley for one year, has been put on Commons memorial for those killed in action (he died during Battle of the Somme) after his name had left out.

-Jeremy Wright says he finds playing with Lego therapeutic

-Treasury Committee looking at how vulnerable customers are treated by finical services

-D'Arcy's Week Ahead
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:02 pm

-Sir Stramer says May's "my deal or no deal" is a hoax as no deal is so catastrophic it can't possibly be allowed to happen

-Greening calls May's Brexit plan the biggest give away of sovereignty in modern times

-DUP do joint piece with Steve Baker warning they would vote down current plans

-Jo Johnson says UK needs to pause and reflect before doing something "irrevocably stupid" over Brexit

-Damien Green says second referendum would further divide without showing more then country is split down middle

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-Rawnsley on Brexit could be worse then Suez and the Brexiteer blame game

-Iain MacWhriter warns peace is fragile

-Rentoul on Corbyn's comments
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