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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:22 pm

-Hammond and Sir Fox pen joint article stating need for transition deal and won't be indefinite

-Soubry warns mishandling soft Brexiteers like her and lining up with hard Brexit will split party-MEP and UKIP deputy whip Mike Hookem resigns the whip over chief whip Stuart Agnew backing the controversial Anne Marie Waters but won't leave party if she is elected, MEP and former Wales leader Nathan Gill says he would resign from party if she won

-Rees-Mogg comes second (to David Davies) on conservative home's monthly future leader poll though when asked he quipped "I think if I threw my hat into the ring, my hat would be thrown back at me pretty quickly."

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-Sir Tom Devine Brexit is not inevitable

-David Miliband calls for fightback against hard Brexit
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:21 pm

-Brexit papers saying Hammond is in brought into Brexit line after joint statement with Dr Fox

-Salmond's first guest at the Edinburgh Fringe is David Davies, calling him next PM and possibly last PM of the UK

-Sturgeon condemns Clarks for calling shoes for girls "Dolly Babe" and "leaders" for boys as does Rees-Mogg and shadow minister for equalities Carolyn Harris

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-Nicky Morgan dismisses talks of new party and says centrists must stay with Tories to stop the right

-Rees-Mogg denies reports that he is sounding out friends about future leadership bid "I think it's a reminder that it's August and people don't have pressing UK political news to write about. And therefore there's this jolly stuff about me, but I wouldn't put any money on it,"says election campaign was too managerial and wants stamp duty cut, monopolies like energy market tackled. In no way on manoeuvrers, honest

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-Ben Chu argues against the idea that a true socialist government can't be in EU

-Euan McColm on Scottish teacher plans

-Zoe Williams feels sorry for Tories as they prepare to return

-Professor Tim Bale on 10 best Tory feuds since WW2

-Suzanne Moore says leftist men need to do far better on feminism
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:29 pm

-UK suggest temporary customs union and the type of custom arrangement UK wants to see permanently, Sir Stramer calls the proposals incoherent and inadequate but CBI encouraged though warning more detail is needed

-Corbyn says Trump's comments on Charlottesville is not enough and he should condemn white suprematists. On the critics comparing Trump's comments to Corbyn on Venezuela, he says situations are not comparable. Number 10 says Trump's comments are up to him but UK government condemns the far right

-Big Ben's chimes will fall silent from next week until 2021 due to repairs, some papers blaming Health and Safety (having it on would impact workers hearing) and invoking WW2

-Garden Bridge project collapses with trust, Boris and Osborne blaming Khan, Labour figures like Khan and Prescott blaming Boris for what they see as a vanity project

-Fury as Trevor Kavanagh uses term "The Muslim problem"

-Inflation holds at 2.6% which is better then expected rise, continued falling motor fuel prices offset by higher prices for clothes, utilities and food, but still the highest in major western economies. Expected it will mean no Bank of England interest rate rise

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-Heidi Allen says she will leave Tories if Rees-Mogg becomes leader, not entirely sure whips will mourn that

-Neil Hamilton proposes alliance with Plaid in Welsh Assembly but Plaid dismiss it, Hamilton also says Plaid have faint hearted leadership and need change

-Baroness Smith says Corbyn has really upped his game

-Greg Hands attacks Momentum's record in London

-Chris Leslie calls custom arrangement plans fantasy

-Rumours Banks and Farage have Hollywood to do a Brexit movie. Fair to say, a fair few in Westminster are having a laugh

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-Katy Balls suggests Rees-Mogg is using leadership talk for something else

-Simon Jack on UK's custom proposals

-Lord Ridley (sun) celebrates Brexit

-Miqdaad Versi accuses newspapers (particularly on Sun) of bigotry, Sean O'Grady ditto as he recalls the Troubles

-James Kirkup defends being a centrist and argues it is patriotic
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:23 pm

-David Davies refusing to attack James Chapman's repeated attacks but attacks silencing Big Ben, doesn't rule out paying for custom agreement

-Shadow international trade minister, Bill Esterson refuses to say what Labour's position on custom's union is. On three different shows (Emma Barnett gave him hell on this)

-Government opposes border posts in Ireland, wants continued membership of the Common Transit Convention and essentially waiver's on usual border stuff for business

-EU making clear they need rather more proposals from UK before they move forward, Verhofstadt says frictionless borders as a fantasy

-Craig Mackinlay faces trial over election expenses

-Kensington and Chelsea council's actions are in remit of Grenfell inquiry but not social housing policy

-Andrew Davies wants Welsh government to have a Brexit minister

-Sturgeon might want to consider "the first thing to say is so and so isn't sexist" is a bad sign but suggests Salmond realize he isn't as funny as he thinks as Salmond's innuendo causes problems.

-Debbie Abrahams calls for Universal Credit to be paused and reformed

-Wages up to 2.1% in last three months which is better then predicted, jobless rate lowest since 1975, growth in the number of EU migrants in work has fallen to lowest point since 2010, productivity continues to decline

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-Nick Clegg thinks May will realize value of customs union and close down Dr Fox's department by end of Brexit process

-Farage puts friendship with Trump as why Hollywood wants a Farage movie, not happy with idea of transitional agreements

-Anne Marie Waters says she is being smeared by UKIP establishment. Neil Hamilton says remarks from years ago are being taken out of context against her but fears her being leader would stigmatise the debate and Nathan Gill barely turns up so not bothered if leaves.

-John Baron on what was wrong with election campaign and what Tories must do

-Stewart McDonald questions MOD's love of big ticket items

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-Chris Morris looks at customs plan as does Ian King, Ben Kelly is a cuatoius fan but has concerns

-Behr fears we are hiding rising extremism through art of politeness

-Katy Hayward on Irish border issue

-Raphael Heuwieser says statistics show career politicians are independent minded
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