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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:05 pm

-May she is determined to leave on Brexit date and has mandate from Commons and changing backstop won't damage Good Friday agreement, Convey says will be no withdrawal agreement without backstop

-Sunday Times says plans to evacuate Royal Family are being dusted off in case no deal Brexit goes wrong (I would ask is there anything that would unnerve Brexiteers but given UKIP accused Queen of treason...), government doesn't deny it while Rees-Mogg says officials have got overexcited, Sunday Expresses BBC of lobbying MP's over free license fee for elderly

-Angela Smith, Chris Leslie and Luciana Berger deny Observer's claims they are three of six Labour MP's planning breakaway party (I do slightly worry they will be seen as guilty anyway)

-Heavy rumours Nissan to cancel its plans to produce the new X-Trail model at its Sunderland plant, would be a huge blow to Brexit voting Sunderland a symbolic one for government who had put so much effort to convince them that Brexit Britain was safe for producing that new model. Care-homes suppliers stockpiling food

-Rees-Mogg (sun) on Malthouse compromise

-Fabian Hamilton Trump endangers fight against nuclear weapons

-Sir Cable says he has no confidence in FCA

-McDonnell says pork barrelled politics are dangerous for our politics and MP's won't accept May's bribes

-Andrew Marr says EU figures like Tusk and Junker reject interviews with him

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-Rawnsley agrees with Letwin that Tories won't be forgiven for no deal

-Forsyth (sun) expects no movement till after Valentine vote then things may go May's way, Remainers in cabinet isolated, defends Nick Boles, Robbins should be replaced

-Macer Hall likes Morduant approach to Dfid, MP's can't complain about recess being cancelled
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Re: UK Politics

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-Javid says we will still be very safe if no deal but refuses to deny our safety will be diminished by no deal, customs union a non-starter as won't get majority as not seen as proper Brexit but believes alternative border solutions can be found as there is technology but EU needs to show goodwill, country does not need an election.

-Foster says if EU can remove toxicity of backstop it will help towards deal but Sinn Feinn saying backstop is a bare minimum requirement, Vardaker says frustrating UK returning to rejected ideas of technology for border and that UK going back on their deal shows need for backstop, UK can extend or revoke article 50 at any time. Sabine Weyand on Javid's comments about lack of goodwill "That would not be 'goodwill' but a dereliction of duty by public authorities in the EU that have a duty to ensure public health and safety of consumers, protect against unfair competition and enforce public policies and international agreements." Martin Selmayr, the European commission’s secretary general, tells Brexit committee they would consider legally-binding assurances on the Withdrawal Agreement if it helped get the deal through Parliament (Benn suggests extending article to give some direction of future relationship would help) but then afterwards says the response from MP's suggests such a move would not work.

Sir Stramer says nobody realistically believes May can find an alternative to backstop now, has concerns about backstop but accepts there needs to be one which Sinn Feinn has welcomed, Merkel gives May huge boost by saying alternatives can be found with creativity and goodwill but withdrawal agreement won't reopened and UK needs to say what it wants. Whittingdale remarks after Brexit Committee hearing that it doesn't seem like EU will budge and gave Selmayr a copy of Malthouse agreement telling him that is only deal that can command Commons majority but the EU official says only deal they will back is one that has already been agreed and no point extending article 50 unless a reason. Lord Trimble to take government to court as he feels backstop breaches Good Friday Agreement though seems some scepticism this will get anywhere, Benn questions if alternative arrangements to backstop can actually work, Rutte says Withdrawal Agreement only way for orderly Brexit and urges UK to clarify what it wants, Barnier says backstop only soluation.

-Dr Fox says no deal is survivable but would create econimic disruption for a time so not in country best interest, if WTO was so good then people wouldn't be seeking customs unions and trade agreements to escape from it, those that stood on implementing Brexit manifesto then change mind deserve to be punished at next election, EU's stance if not discussing backstop is irresponsible and £61 million (80 initially) funding if they didn't pull new car plans out of Sunderland, fury as Treasury Committee and others were not told of this finical promise.

-Papers pushing for government to intervene and buy Orkambi, life-extending drug for patients with cystic fibrosis priced at over 100k a year per patient, or make their own version.

-Nissan confirmed as not building planned new car here but back in Japan, they say there are other issues (most agree, diesel issues for example) but they make sure everyone knows Brexit played a part, Greg Clark says it shows the damage to car industry of no deal, Times saying government may withdraw Brexit support package they gave after referendum, Rees-Mogg says nothing to do with Brexit and all the firm has done is say uncertainty hasn't helped. Finical Times has got hold of a copy of letter government sent to Nissan including promises the company won't be adversely affected by Brexit, in Commons statement Clarke says Sunderland has lost a potential 714 jobs that were set to be created (Brexiteers offering to create that amount with similar working conditions... still waiting), tries to focus on other plans of Nissan going ahead and they will have to reapply if they want the 61 million funding.

-Truss urges women to be less squeamish about making money, confident backstop time-limit can be negotiated, Barclay leading Alternative Arrangements Working Group three days talks with MP's, Baker warns ERG have wider issues then the backstop and May is facing trouble with her deal. Gardiner not impressed with those breaching manifesto for money for their constituencies and says his vote is not for sale, condemns human right abuses by Venezuelan government

-Gauke reviewing way parole board works, government formerly backing Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela (backing EU line there), May to visit N.Ireland tomorrow to give speech about border

-Downing Street denies the evacuate Queen stories and claims they have plans for June 6th election, considering sanctions in Venezuela

-Polling suggests not even DUP voters back DUP's hardline on Brexit (backed by 32.2% whereas 57.9% back soft Brexit)

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-Kinnock calls for electoral law reform

-Gordon Brown continues to push for license fee to be free to over 75's

-Chris Evans talking about his struggles with body dysmorphia

-Jenkyns says there are other issues then backstop with deal, Subry hints Remain ministers should resign,

-Rees-Mogg says BBC blames bad news all on Brexit and no good news is due to Brexit, business is all about uncertainty, opposes pork barrelled politics like paying Labour constituencies in return for votes, DUP got less in deal with May then they were getting before, MP's don't want an early election

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-Matt Singh public attitudes on housing crises

-James Bundy calls for department of union

-Zita Holbourne another windrush
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:23 pm

-Bercow slams Javid for failing to yet again turn up to Commons to defend his policy

-Sports minister Mims Davies holding meeting with football authorities over tackling racism and discrimination, Margot James announces new laws on social media, Hinds say relationship lessons including how to handle online will be made compulsory, Bank of England makes agreement with EU about derivatives

-Corbyn and Ocasio-Cortez speak then praise each other on twitter but now she seems wary after being talked of anti-Semitism rows, Labour MP's pass motion called for party to do more on anti-Semitism, to be more transparent on numbers and accuse NEC chair Jennie Formby of not answering questions (she says MP's were given comprehensive update without breaching people's privacy), Momentum admit there is a problem but accuse MP's of using it to undermine Corbyn.

-A sense Greg Clark is in trouble for the Nissan offer and hiding it, papers focusing on that and Brexit

-Convney says some in UK wish for EU to reject an agreed solution to border issue and exchange it for wishful thinking, Dutch Foreign Minister Stefan Blok warns not to expect something completely different from backstop, Selmayr told Jenkyns he was unaware of May asking for backstop to be removed. Sir Stramer says Labour look at qualified free movement and alignment with single market, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accuses Corbyn of echoing DUP's language on backstop. Sturgeon says in US no deal would be worst then US shutdown and astonishing the contingencies and threats we would face, without free movement Scotland's working population would fall, Grayling says no deal would be EU's fault and says no talk of extending article 50 beyond a few days in cabinet, trade will flow relatively normally if no deal. Foster says would be EU and Ireland's fault for not ceding on backstop (some mockery of DUP complaining about others intransigence given their record of opposing peace treaties), backstop may heal north-south border issue that worries N.Ireland business but would damage the east west border (ie with UK), noted Foster refused to demand backstop be outright removed from treaty, being very vague but being read as if she would accept a codicil to treaty

-Gwyne attacks local government funding levels

-May going to Brussels on Thursday , tells cabinet Commons has shown it won't back second referendum, Labour also has concerns about backstop, must leave on 29th March. In N.Ireland speech says her commitment to Good Friday Agreement is unshakable, made a lot of advancement in a Brexit that works for N.Ireland, is a unionist and that requires one to accept the right of N.Ireland to merge with Ireland if they so wish and such a debate to be done civilly, accepts need for border solution and defended it but MP's and the two main unionist parties in N.Ireland oppose it. Important republicans in N.Ireland represented in N.Ireland, wants strongest possible relationship with Ireland, hints interest in Vardaker's idea of annual meetings and that she might back a joint world cup bid, wants to change rather then remove backstop.

The press and business figures at the speech seemed to press her hard to make clear their unhappiness at backstop U-turn and that DUP does not represent views of N.Ireland on Brexit. ERG remark "even if she doesn't mean it, we do" when referring to backstop and technology, Sinn Feinn accuse May of bad faith but don't seem to have read May's speech

-Javid admits three more of Windrush deportees have died before they could return home

-Lidington doing PMQ's as May will be in N.Ireland

-Someone has vandalized the memorial to Karl Marx. Disagree with him and those that follow his beliefs by all means, oppose by ballot, protest and argument but don't vandalize a memorial in a cemetery

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-Flint to vote for May deal if some protections added and denies being brought, wants a rebuilding Britain fund.

-Sir Ed Davey immigration bill lacks detail and answers

-Baroness Lawrence accuses Met police of trying to hide evidence into ongoing inquiry her sons murder

-Dorries apologies for mixing up two Asian woman which she blames on accent and a small screen meaning she made a guess, engages in what-aboutery with the abuse she gets (fair enough to an extent) and Labour's anti--Semitism (it isn't), but both woman question if this would have happened if they were white

-Lord McConnell calls for a nations and regions secretary with status of deputy PM and a council of ministers

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-Kuessnberg on return of max-fac

-John Campbell looks at backstop options

-Adler on EU will be frosty to attempts to remove backstop

-Toynbee questions how long "Dunkirk spirit" will last

-Simon Jack Nissan's decision more then just Brexit

-Martha Gill feels using twitter damages politicians
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Re: UK Politics

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-National Black Police Association says Leicester police is institutionally racist, rest of police forces at tipping point for cultural change with more BME hires but lack of policewomen from African, Asian or Caribbean backgrounds is a problem. Baroness Lawrence says government knife crime strategy criminalises children and suggests sending those convicted to schools to explain the consequences, they need also to see positive role models in society and press, points to lack of black police leader

-May asks Javid to look into cases where Irish citizens living in NI have had difficulties bringing in family members, UUP says if no deal then direct rule is needed and that May reluctant to talk about Stormont, she will visit Vadaker on Friday

-Grantham to have Thatcher statue

-Joint Committee on Human Rights want to talk with Clegg

-Alok Sharma British Asians discriminated against when comes to jobs

-Man arrested for threats to Cooper's children

-John Benger promoted from assistant to be the new House of Commons clerk

-Thornberry says Lidington understand Europe and Irish issue better then possibly anyone else in cabinet, need to implement Brexit and do what they were told by public, the anger that drove Brexit remains, surprised people haven't turned to Remain, backs extending article 50, says governments backing Venezuela opposition are striking a pose rather then doing something practical .

-Trump will come to UK for December Nato summit

-Clark to business committee: says Brexit deadline is effectively valentine day due to exporters needs (he has said this before), extending article 50 only delays problem and revoking Brexit unacceptable, confirms he would resign if government position was no deal

-Burgeon wins libel case against the Sun for a nasty allegation they made against him and a band

-Dr Fox to trade committee: says EU deal closer then ever, May wedding to concept of no hard border but open to any mechanism that would make it work, wouldn't favour cutting tariffs to all imports to zero as claimed

-Tusk says there is no effective leadership for Remain with May and Corbyn both pro-Brexit, won't reopen withdrawal agreement, border is top priority and is preparing for possible fiasco of no deal, whole of Europe wants UK to change mind on Brexit, "I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely". Vardaker seen mouthing "you will be in terrible trouble", reaction are as expected with Downing Street wondering how he felt that was helpful, Leadsom says it shows Tusk has no manners then later says it was spiteful and he should apologize, SNP and Sinn Feinn backing Tusk, Sammy Wilson needs to have a lie down.

Press unsure if Tusk was being oddly undiplomatic and unhelpful or throwing a smokescreen to cover for other things while Brexiteers rage, Soubry points out he was attacking the Brexit leaders and not Brexiteers as she anticipates some "misinterpreting", Junker (who has got a massive thank you card from a family in Ireland) quips ""I'm less catholic than my good friend Donald . He strongly believes in heaven and by opposite in hell. I believe in heaven and not in hell, apart from what I'm doing now, which is hell.", Ellwood says Tusk was unprofessional and dishonours the position Tusk holds while not showing response need for the challenges EU faces, a fair few Brexiteers saying this shows why we should leave (they have ever right to be offended but "costing people of Sunderland jobs due to insult" feels a bit... foolish).

-Leadsom says it would be ironic if EU intransigence led to no deal, Vardaker says backstop needed and Ireland has been creative so maybe time for Brexiteers to be creative, he questions if Commons backed "alternative arrangements" because they didn't have to vote on an actual idea, Junker rules out unilateral withdrawal being allowed

-Commons adjourned at 3:3-pm due to lack of business

-Brandon Lewis pulls out of 1922 meeting with 15 minutes notice, bad form.

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-Lammy accuses government of pandering to far right racism and that black lives matter less, Janet Daby says Javid comes across as Eunuch Powell reincarnated, it was not a civil debate but Javid kept his head

-Hannan on Venezuela

-Francois wonders how many MP's, including whips, actually read the full withdrawal agreement, Dorries says a backstop time limit would be crushed in Commons, Fabricant says ERG isn't united and that if DUP back whatever May comes back with on backstop then he suspects a lot of ERG will fall in line. Nandy says if May softens redlines and talks to them then 40-60 Labour MP's could support her while Labour need to compromise on freedom of movement

-Enjoyed Philips and Fabricant on Politics Live

-Carolyn Harris unhappy at Ladbrookes proposals of putting staff under pressure to sign people up or be sacked

-S&P warns no deal could lead to downgrade in credit rating of UK and some companies

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-Wandsworth Labour councillors Candida Jones and Fleur Anderson on local impact of Brexit
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:02 pm

-Morgan on Malthouse compromise, Sinn Feinn head Mary Lou McDonald says May has no honour which seems a bit harsh, Juncker repeats no change with withdrawal agreement but can on political declaration, Junker and May joint statement warns not to expect Brexit agreement till end of month and promises of a meeting then but negotiating teams will discuss matters before then. Verhofdast says May has accepted need for some kind of backstop. it is clear EU is pushing May to try to get an agreement with Corbyn, May says she has word with Tusk over his comments, need legally binding changes to backstop.

-Corbyn sets out five demands (dropping the "exact same benefits") before he backs a deal: UK-wide customs union, close alignment with the single market, "dynamic alignment" on rights and protections, "clear commitments" on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes and "unambiguous agreements" on the detail of future security arrangements. Corbyn's letter has caught a lot of eyes, EU figures figures using this to push May to talks, but infuriated Labour Remainers as it didn't mention reference once, Lidington says Corbyn's plan is wishful thinking (particularly customs union parts) but willing to talk to Sir Stramer or Thornberry about it, shadow Brexit minister Matthew Pennycock says if May rejects that then second referendum but this doesn't seem to be Labour policy though Sir Stramer seeking to soothe (and fight his corner) that second referendum remains an option, the Norway+ MP's (including Tories) welcome Corbyn's letter as seen as close to their view.

-Tusk certainly got the attention of the newspapers... Telegraph saying May would have held back agreed deal till next month to put pressure on MP's, Finical Times saying business leaders are unhappy with trade department failure to secure existing deals, Mirror focuses seven pages on homelessness

-Labour would raise the National Living Wage to £10 an hour in 2020, Watson proposes new digital regulator since companies more interested in money over protection of users and would back making social media companies publishers but suspects government won't be tough enough while accusing government of tripe tourist tax due to things like roaming charges

-Police called into Strangers Bar

-Use of Ramsgate for no deal Brexit supplies is being hampered by budget cuts

-Tusk fall out: Verhofstadt remarks "Well, I doubt Lucifer would welcome them, as after what they did to Britain, they would even manage to divide hell.", Rees-Mogg says Tusk is no Aquinas a theologian and forget about those that bear false witness, Farage says being free of such bullies sounds like heaven to him, Davis says perhaps Tusk will join them in hell and insults say more about the insulter then the insulted.

-Sun appealing against libel Burgeon judgement

-Interest rates unchanged but Bank of England cuts growth forecast to weakest in a decade at 1.2% due to world economy concerns, weaker UK economy and Brexit, warns many companies not ready for no deal. Carney mentions Fog of Brexit a lot and remarks Parliament is taking it's time to get it right, no deal raises risk of recession, surprised by Tusk's comments and quotes Matthew 7:1-2 (do not judge), Brexit hit to investment has stopped rebalancing of economy, jokes he no longer wakes up in morning but in middle of night

-Will be Brexit debate on Thursday

-US chair of ways and means Richard Neal says he has raided concerns about doing deal with UK if hard border in Ireland

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-Lucy Allen scathing about extremely slow pace of child abuse inquiry in Telford

-Lord West remarks navy has tradition of shooting senior officers when things are wrong to encourage others

-Owen Smith considering resigning from Labour over Brexit but doesn't expect to make such a call soon

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-Alex Wickham on Malthouse compromise is falling apart and ERG splitting

-Kettle says Ireland once more a headache to Tories

-Gina Miller May should push for EU reform

-Kevin Schofield on Labour split talks

-Toynbee not a fan of Corbyn's letter
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:00 pm

-Leadsom and Bercow clash on Brexit debate scheduling, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will hold talks with his Irish counterpart Seamus Woulfe, Grayling persuades Thanet to delay port budget cuts. McDonnell says if May doesn't accept Labour's five demands or else second referendum, Barnier and Barclay meet on Monday.

-Alan Duncan urges MP's to keep pressure on Venezuela regime and says McInnes statement will embarrass her when she reads it back, Chris Leslie says political extremes sometimes fail to see idealogical black and white with oppressed+oppressors and sees the regime as victims of America and can they persuade Venezuela's allies to put pressure on.

-Atkins wants a revised version of fireman Sam so youngsters accept that they can be females

-Papers on Brexit (some wondering how Tory Brexiteers will react to Corbyn's soft Brexit) or horseflu

-Barbara Keeley on social media need to do more

-Think Corbyn has been reasonably clever with the five demands (bar second referendum issue), seen as helpful, suggests a plan which had been a weak-point for him, timed to get EU support while knowing May will have difficulty accepting it, gives him more room to say "no deal Brexit not my fault" and will further splits in Tories, though any such move was going to cause party management pain of his own.

-National Audit Office says government housing plan not proving effective and leads to cuts in housing numbers in some regions and planning needs reform

-Berger facing motion of no confidence was getting media attention, McDonnell says it isn't due to her fight against anti-Semitism but rumours of breakaway party (the motions seem to be focused on her criticism in media and as far as I'm aware, make no such mention of breakaway party) which didn't go down well as media pointed to the history of anti-Semitism threats and abuse she got. Watson condemned the motions and condemned Berger's Labour party, the motion has been withdrawn.

-US companies tell their trade department what they want from trade deal with UK "Changing how NHS chiefs buy drugs to suit big US pharmaceutical companies, Britain scrapping its safety-first approach to safety and food standards,law changes that would allow foreign companies to sue the British state and removing protections for traditional British products."

-Ross Thomas denies allegations against him

-Ipsi Mori poll gives Corbyn his worst poll ratings with -55% and only 17% satisfied with his performance

-Chope incurs wrath of Commons again as he blocks private members bill, which had government support, that would have allowed courts to protection orders for those it considered at risk of FGM.

-The Brexit party, supported by Farage, is formed under leadership of former UKIP member Catherine Blaiklock

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-Ian Lucas says manufacturers will back Corbyn's Brexit plan, Reeves calls it bold attempt to break deadlock but doubts May is listening , Powell welcomes it, Lord Kerslake says no deal must be ruled out, Chris Leslie says he might resign over Brexit.

-Halfon says elderly ring his office for news updates due to closure of local newspapers and they haven't internet to look it up online

-Dr Victoria Bateman challenges Rees-Mogg to a naked (literally) Brexit debate

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-George Monbiot no deal would be bad for environmental protections

-Kuessenberg EU gives May a little help but Corbyn's offer may prove trouble

-Mark Steel spoofs the outrage over Tusk comments given history of the outraged

-Jayne McCormack May's visit to N.Ireland not a success
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Re: UK Politics

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-Foster says the Good Friday requirements for border poll haven't been met, Vardaker met N.Ireland leaders, McDonnell calls custom union plan a British compromise that can get majority in Commons, Dodds say Corbyn plan doesn't have Labour support and May would be unwilling to destroy her party to back his plan.

-Papers on Philip Green, Finical Times warns talks with Japan on trade has stalled

-Ashworth says he has never known debate so diamatriclly opposed and so uncompromising of debate

-Louise Ellman says motion against Berger had been brought by anti-Semitism and leadership is hoping people will ignore it now the motions have been dropped, Watson has formerly requested the party suspend Berger's local party for bullying, MP's and Liverpool mayor rallying around Berger but not the leadership.

-Gauke to bring forward no fault divorce

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-Caroline Lucas talks to leave voters (seems like she only got what confirmed her belief's)

-Nigel Evans wants red arrow flypast for Brexit day

-Clive Lewis alarmed by Norfolk Police sacking Police Community Support Officers to replace with civilians on zero hours contracts to guard crime scenes.

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-Forsyth (sun) May has very difficult task, Raab and Boris could be key, concerns about Chinese investment

-Kettle feels Remainers need to change tactics

-Tom Peck scathing about Chope

-Gary Younge argues Remainers need to understand there are logical reasons to vote to make oneself poorer
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Re: UK Politics

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-Grayling's troubles deepen as the notorious Seaborne Ferry with no ships contract is cancelled with Gwynne musing he is is most incompetent Secretary of State in history, Mordaunt says government looking at non-disclosure agreement, Hancock setting up medial team to work with social media companies. Sir Stramer to try to force meaningful vote by end of month with rumours May will try to delay till last moment, Rudd proposes seven years jail time for those that "wilfully or recklessly" mismanage pension funds.

-Bercow and Ken Clarke seen together in curry house. You can imagine how one or two papers have taken this

-Sunday Mail really goes for Corbyn, about 20 pages apparently, including using his ex-wives, most focusing on Philip Green

-Cooper opposes no deal

-Mackinlay concerned replacement for Seaborne ferry could be last throw of dice for commercial shipping in Ramsgate and perhaps time to turn port land into something else

-Discovery and Bloomberg setting up in Netherlands

-Watson says Corbyn told PLP three times Berger like motions were not done in his name, stays he knows of one MP who changed vote for fear over their own safety from Labour members, suggests police protection may need to be changed from based on position to those under threat.

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-Paul Goodman feels minister announcements were seeking publicity and bad idea's

-Kevin McKenna Brexit will become the easy excuse for things going wrong (true, also will be used for poor quality).

-Nick Cohen warns we are complacent about disaster and civil service enjoying it

-Rentoul argues written constitution solves nothing
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:36 pm

-Field praises Rudd for talking misuse of pension funds so early in her tenure while she has now admitted food bank use rise might be connected to universal credit difficulties

-Brokenshire says meaningful vote by no later then February 27th, says he understands Chope has concerns about process but blocking FGM rules was shocking with an appalled Truss promising to have a word while Chope's local party calling special meeting, Julian Smith says whips are working to get FGM bill through government time. Chope's office decorated with dinosaurs, Nandy points out government outrage is a bit rich given failure to reform system and they could bring it through government time

-May welcomes talks with Labour but questions customs union part of Labour demands as doesn't allow us to strike own trade deals while she feels her deal provides same benefits, Rory Stewart and some papers read that as a rejection, Downing Street says they are right

-Watson fears what OAP's will cutback on so they can afford license fee

-Williamson argues country need stronger, more modernized armed forces, including cyber, ready to be used to uphold international law with talk and no action making us a paper tiger with high cost to international community but his speeech has such bombast, it is getting mocked

-Halfon proposes GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, wants royal commission on preparing for robots

-Berger's local party says they have fought anti-Semitism (which they mostly say is from right), chair is Jewish and deny Watson's allegations

-Lord Ashcroft focus groups

-Economy shrunk 0.4% in December, economists had expected flatlining so worse then feared, with 2018 growth at 1.4%, UK manufacturing in recession. Dr Fox blames China's cooling economy, economists and Hammond (bemoaning uncertainty has gone on longer then expected) seem more focused on Brexit

-Dr Fox signs roll over terms with Swiss after Brexit (four out of 40 so far), says Corbyn plans aren't workable.

-May gives Grayling a vote of confidence

-Sabine Weyand says second referendum isn't happening and Remainers are engaging on cakeisim "when I look at the situation in Britain, I see an extremely polarised country asking difficult questions about globalisation.", poltical declariton vague as UK yet to decide what it wants, Corbyn's letter deserves time and serious consideration, UK can be very helpful in recent years on international stage, "If there are feelings of rejection and humiliation in Britain, they're self-inflicted."

-Truss refusing to rule out resigning if enter customs union

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-Blair says no dealers playing fast and loose with peace in N.Ireland as well as hugely economically damaging and bad relations, Labour not doing enough to eradicate Anti-Semitism within own ranks, Berger situation shames Labour

-Peter Kyle reports Philip Green to police

-Sir Cable thinks will be revolt from Tory benches if Brexit vote is delayed, Dr Woolostan calls on ministers opposed to no deal to resign, Heidi Allen says ministers should resign if vote delayed. Morgan frustrated by "national interest" talk, Phil Wilson and Peter Kyle want second referendum, Boris says backstop needs unilateral opt-out with time limit, shrugs off prospect of pound falling, Corbyn's customs plan is frustrating Brexit. Tory referendumers are seeking urgent meeting with May

-IFS says Hammond needs to find an extra extra £5bn a year by 2023 to end austerity and maintaining spending on unprotected services as a share of national income would require £11bn on top of spending plans set out in the 2018 Budget.

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-Mike Carter blames austerity and economic system for Brexit and country's anger

-Simon Jenkins not impressed by Williamson
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:36 pm

-The incompetent that is Grayling accuses his critics of hating small business, Rees-Mogg senses Irish conspiracy behind Seaborne

-Government formerly takes up FGM bill and will put it in during their own time, Tory MP's attack government for blocking private members reform and misuse of it. Transport department looking to toughen up regulation about cab and uber drivers

-May urges MP's to hold their nerve to get changes they want to deal and refuses to rule out abolishing tariffs if no deal, saying she wanted Brexit deal sorted before Christmas met with jeers due to pulling vote before then (she was trying to dismiss Corbyn claims of running down time). Barnier says talks with Barclay were constructive but withdrawal agreement will not be reopened, Sir Stramer says May's letter suggests she is not willing to move redlines to seek consensus, Corbyn says May is just going through motions with cross-party talks, Verhofdstdat says UK has no plan for a breakthrough in talks. Leadsom hints backstop changes can be done outside withdrawal agreement as she won't be purist about how goals achieved, vote could be last minute depending how talks go, she will get Brexit statuary instruments through

-Sun says May will resign in summer after pushing through Brexit, press getting a sense May is getting ready for no deal to avoid split

-Youguv poll says if election was now, Tories would win four more seats and Labour lose twelve which would give May a narrow majority, Lib Dems and SNP would gain four.

-Hammond says economy is robust (despite the poor GDP which he argues is above OBR predictions) and doesn't foresee a rescission

-Labour reveal 673 complaints of anti-Semitism in 10 months, 96 immediate suspensions and 12 expulsions but Labour MP's want more information with Dame Hodge questioning the figures, says she has delivered 200 complaints and is wondering how only 12 expelled.

-Lord Baker says GSCE's, which he brought in, are out fate but won't be allowed to go quietly

-Treasury Committee and Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee demand RPI be fixed

-Carney (with a general speech on world economy, including recessions hard to spot), says a Brexit deal is needed and will be an acid test of world order, economy and business investment hit by Brexit

-Tory MP's seem to have decided to skip May's Brexit statement to Commons. Probably wise

-EU agree to keep Chanel Tunnel open for 3 months if no deal to allow renegotiation of the Treaty of Canterbury

-Not sure Barclay getting Juncker's name wrong is a great move

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-Sir Cable on special needs education

-Boris doubts no deal will happen, Cooper holding fire with her "rule out no deal" Brexit bill till February 27th with Spelmen throwing her support behind it (had done a diffirent version last time so Spelman backers likely to go with Cooper)

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-Kuessenberg Brexit indecision will continue

-John Harris visits N.Ireland and Irish border

-Zoe Williams on Corbyn's Brexit letter

-Kim Sengupta defends Williamson

-David Henig on naive Dr Fox

-Claire Reynolds wants parental leave for politicians
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