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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun May 27, 2018 3:38 pm

-Gove wants more national parks and launching a review

-Rees-Mogg feels EU isn't giving us any compromise whereas we are making offers, does have concerns at how talks are going, has issues with UK proposed backstop with customs union not being answer to border issue, HMRC head very capable but isn't sure about the figures offered, Sir Rodgers biased due to his failure in Cameron renegotiations. Every Tory should admire May's sense of duty and she is crucial to making Brexit happen

-A sense Morduant is building backbench alliance (she knows she has support from Lib Dems, Labour backbenchers and Alliance) to try to get abortion changes in N.Ireland, problem for May is the DUP will not welcome that.

-Electoral Commission denies the 800k they have gathered for overseeing next EU elections is part of a plot (next elections after Brexit date), it is just a "in case"

-Scottish Affairs Committee says RBs hasn't considered how branch closers impact communities, asks government to use influence as majority shareholder more

-Barnier says UK needs to stop playing hide and seek, time to clarify it's demands

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-Hannan wants Autumn election to break Brexit stalemate

-Jess Philips on abortion

-Rees-Mogg buys a house in a prominent position for media and near MP's for his future leadership hopes. Or he buys a nice house that helps him get to work quicker and likely a good investment

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-Rentoul on hatred of politicians long been with us
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon May 28, 2018 6:56 pm

-Ellwood wants a payrise for soldiers

-Hunt says NHS needs to go on a technological revolution

-Finical Times saying there has been no real preparation for no deal Brexit

-Foster warns Ireland's referendum has no change on N.Ireland abortion rules, Sinn Feein says they want change but it shouldn't come from Westminster. Labour say they want reform of N.Ireland abortion law and since Assembly isn't up, Dr Woolostan to put down amendment on the issue

-Osamor on period poverty

-Watson says Labour not decided on whipping arrangements for Brexit amendments

-Prison Minister Rory Stewart says there needs to be a major reduction in those going to jail for less then a year, those let out on license could fill jobs shortages

-Gauke says prison numbers need to fall, middle class drug users should feel ashamed for helping rise of violent crime and stabbings

-Reeves wants FCA to make stronger clampdown on payday lenders

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-Andrew Bridgen not happy Rwanda is sponsoring Arsenal while getting 30 million aid money

-NFU sends demands for assurances about foreign labour post Brexit

-Carolyn Hughes on domestic abuse

-Reese-Mogg says he has no wish to be PM, Irish assurances cost UK one of it's strongest cards very early on, should threaten to withhold money over trade, wants tougher sanctions on Russia

-Bob Seeley doing a doctrol thesis on Russia, isn't convinced foreign ministers always take the threat seriously and more needed to do more to combat propaganda

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-Anne Enright thanks England for it's handling of Ireland's abortion issue

-Trevor Kavanagh (sun) bemoans (sun) weak May willingly walking into EU trap, welcomes T-levels

-Philip Ball on the Galileo row is the Brexit science problem in a nutshell
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue May 29, 2018 6:07 pm

-Seems Treasury and Bank of England are rowing over how close to align with EU rules with City of London, Hammond wants to be closer then Bank of England officials

-EU wants UK to bring in laws committing to regional protections on food labelling

-Sturgeon meets Barnier to raise Scottish concerns, warns clock is ticking and longer UK isn't clear on what it wants, more risk of no deal

-Baroness Chakrabarti says May's handling of N.Ireland/abortion will show if she is really a feminist, should overrule last Irish vote for wider human rights

-Government targetting free schools at North East

-Government stake in RBS expected to be sold down to 60%

-Rees-Mogg unhappy at lack of preparation for no deal, not happy at being involved with EU budget, indicates a second referendum would be fine in 30 years, abortion is a devolved matted but happy for them to have a referendum on the matter, admires Bercow who has a temper but not a bully

-EU Council ignores Commission and invites UK for talks about EU budget, government has indicated it has accepted the invite

-Number 10 indicates it is not going to allow Westminster to force view on Stormont, is annoyed at anonymous briefings from EU, is preparing for no deal

-Javid to visit USA

-Gavin Williamson ignored ITV presenter Richard Madeley's question about if he regretted telling Russia to shut up to the point that the morning TV presenter just pulled the interview. Awkward for Williamson

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-Welsh Tory leader Andrew Davies wants MP's to stop providing running commentary to media on Brexit

-NFU wants white paper on immigration published soon

-Creasy on abortion

-Brexiteer Tory MP's pushing for more preparation for no deal as a negotiation ploy

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-Phil McDuff not happy at way media reports NHS funding
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed May 30, 2018 4:34 pm

-Ruth Davidson notes a change in public attitudes on immigration since Brexit, says we need migration for economic reasons and we should be pleased if people want to come, 10,000 migration target does not sit the country, says NHS spending should come before tax cuts. In a a considerable boost to May, backs N.Ireland must have say on abortion rather then imposed, says she would be furious if Westminster imposed on Hollyrood as some propose to impose on Stormont

-Treasury has suggested Brexit commemorative coins

-Health Committee wants cartoon characters to not be used to promote junk food

-Government clamping down on nuisance call with bigger fines and attempts to stop company heads dodging them

-Caroline Lucas stepping down as Green's co-leader, says she has helped professionalize the party but they need to widen leadership pool, she will concentrate on parliament and consistency

-Hollyrood bars single use coffee cups in it's buildings

-Rees-Mogg (sun) we should use our cash, trade and defence strength as cards against EU in talks

-Sturgeon denies independence will lead to austerity

- Tugendhat says Foreign Secretary's (including Boris) have been hobbled and need "strategic control" over trade, defence, aid and intelligence as well as diplomacy, particularly important with Brexit

-Lesley Laird, shadow Scottish Secretary, becomes Scottish Labour deputy by default

-LGA warns if councils can't get access to EU food and livestock safety databases then there will be a public health problems

-Tories three times more donations then Labour in first quarter, UKIP failed to even get the threshold of 7.5k for Electoral Commission to publish the figure

-Boris condemns Babchenko murder, urges Moscow to spend less time harassing Bill Browder and more investigating Magnitski murder

-OECD upgrades growth forecasts for UK but says it is still modest compared to others

-Parliament telephones lines hit by flooding

-RMT to align with Labour, ie encourage members to help Labour, but not join it

-Labour looking to speed up it's anti-semtisim inquiries

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-Fabian Hamilton bemoans Trump's handling of N.Korea

-James Cleverly lays into those attacking May on N.Ireland as playing a dangerous poltical game and suggests some of May's left-wing critics need to ask themselves if they are really feminist

-Lloyd Russell-Moyle counters Ian Austin

-MSP's not happy with Shetland being put in a box on public body maps

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-Finan O'Toole on lessons from Irish referendum

-Hamish McRae on RBS share selling
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu May 31, 2018 6:26 pm

-Times accuses France of blocking UK's attempts to remain part of EU security network

-Government not impressed at reasons given by big business for lack of female executive

-Muslim Council of Britain demands Tories launch an inquiry into Islamophobia in their own party and list what measures they have taken on recent incidents

-Grayling says the train industry has failed collectively with new timetable chaos, way timetables are done has changed, Network Rail overworked and performing unacceptably

-Jeremy Hunt won't be punished for late reporting of property interests due to two apologies and it not being serious

-Last year had lowest strikes on record (79)

-Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says abuse of females in politics worst in her life time, sees a backlash against feminism

- Environmental Audit Committee have written to Football League clubs to ask them to curb single use plastic

-NHS authorities deficit double the planned deficit

-Bank of England had a short list of four woman and one man for board post, had got a lot of flak for lack of women. Treasury chose Jonathan Haskel.

-EU, and us, to be hit by Trump's steel tariffs

-Elizabeth Bates interviews Creagh on environment and Brexit

-Glyn Davies not happy at BBC "A Very English scandal" portrayal of one his predecessors Lord Hooson

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-Kettle on Italy impact on Brexit

-Mark Wallace says Dr Woolostan's health measures do not fit Tory need to be positive

-Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett on lack of woman at the top

-Oliver Wiseman defends popular capitalism

-James Frayne says Rees-Mogg's views on social issues means he won't be offered a ministerial post
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:53 pm

-Dr Fox urges EU to step back from trade war with USA but USA tariffs are absurd and doesn't rule out counter-measures, Gardiner says we can't allow Trump to bully trading partners an should work closely with EU n counter-measures, Sir Cable says Trump's tariffs are self defeating and probably illegal

-Sun saying Davies is suggesting Northern Ireland get joint UK and EU status, plus a border buffer zone.

-Barclays tightening lending rules in UK due to Brexit uncertainty and concerns about economy

-Corbyn has reminded his MP's not to have unpaid interns after Umunna is hammered for advertising for one on sandwich degrees which he argues means they are paid

-Joint Committee on Human Rights warns those applying for British Overseas territory citizenship face discrimination and welcomes government trying to fix it

-Reeves says BOE appointment is truly staggering, Morgan calls it deeply disappointing

-Home Office decides a former mayor of Ipswich should get citizenship after all and have apologized

-Maria Miller not happy at constant moving of the equalities job

-Competitions authority investigating the funeral sector

-Transport Committee to discuss the rail chaos

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-Lord Lawson applying for right to reside in France but not citizenship, has long lived in France and has been told to apply by authorities but Remainers are pouncing on it as hypocrisy. Lord Lawsons says worried there will be no trade deal and government not doing a good job during talks

-Baroness Warsi urges Tories to publicly acknowledge they have a problem with Islamophobia, says party have buried their head in the sand

-Bob Blackman denies Islamphobia, says he has already apologized for an errant retweet years ago and he wasn't the one to invite Tapan Ghosh to Commons

-Police Federation opposes amnesty for the Troubles and feels it would be an insult to the police of the time


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-John Peinaar on Brexit infighting in Tory ranks

-Professor Anand Menon on what Brexit is teaching the UK (or why Brexit is like Shrek)

-Paul Goodman on claims of Islamphobia and how to respond

-Matt Singh on margin of error polling fallacy

-Tom Mctague talks of Whitehall Brexit reshuffle
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:37 pm

-May says she is disappointed at unjustified trade tariffs, Gardiner calls sanctions an act of econimic protectionism based on a lie

-Javid not happy at recent Lush advertising campaign against police

-D'Arcy's Week Ahead

-Grayling to go before Transport Committee but member Lisa Nandy has said 90 minutes is not generous under circumstances

-Muslim Council of Britain's Miqdaad Versi Tory problem with Islamphobia

-Hunt to become longest serving Health Secretary on Monday, beating Lord Fowler

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-Farage touring Australia and New Zealand with a Brexit show

-Dr Woolostan "Lawson was a leading figure in a divisive campaign that will stop others enjoying the freedoms he can buy for himself. Awful."

-Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry running on joint ticket for Green leadership

-Andrew Mitchell wants Heathrow expansion

-Kate Green reforms to help embrace automation

-Baroness Finn Swansea lagoon

-Burnham furious at Northern Rail's emergency timetable, accuses Grayling of hiding

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-BBC's Andrew Walker looks at if EU is a protectionist racket

-Forysth (sun) on Javid a focal point for anti-extremisim, Heathrow plans, Tories lack of mayor candidates, Hunt
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:02 pm

-Police investigating if hitman used by Jeremy Thorpe is still alive rather then dead. That media was the ones to find out Matthew Norman isn't dead will not do the police much credit

-Sunday Times says one of the Brexit department's no deal plans has Port of Dover collapsing and warns we would be hit with shortages of medicine, fuel and food within a fortnight. The department denies all of this

-Convey says UK needs to bring it's written Irish border plans within fortnight

-Dr Fox says USA trade tariffs are illegal and May will raise this with Trump at G7. He also writes (sun) economic case for Brexit

-Welsh government to end single use plastics in it's offices by 2021, BBC by 2020

-Javid slams Muslim Council of Britain as extremists

-Patel says Tories have become lazy in battle of idea's and no longer the party of meritocracy
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:50 pm

-Javid pushing for MI5 will share more information, increasing maximum sentences for some offences, enhancing the use of data to track terrorism suspects and set to outline a new approach to deal with right-wing extremism. Javid argues right-wing extremism and Isis have more in common then people think, immigration polices like students included needing review with a perception problem with students in target and need to look at cap on skilled workers, pushing Hammond for more cash for policing, he is bound by manifesto on immigration target rather then saying he will support it, EU interior miinisters don't back Commision's hardline on Brexit security arrangements, will introduce bill tat allows police to bring charges at an earlier stage on security suspects.

- Ellwood wants N.Ireland Troubles inquiry consultation should include a statute of limitations preventing the prosecution of former soldiers for historic offences, asking 870 years old about such events isn't common sense and he wouldn't be too pleased at being asked about his platoon though he recognises the need

-Hinds to launch crackdown on excessive fees from teacher recruitment agencies

-Scotland's housing minister Kevin Stewart asking UK Treasury to suspend VAT on replacing Grenfell style cladding

-Foster says DUP rejection of abortion reform will win over some Sinn Feinn voters

-Sinn Feinn and Ulster Unionists feel Flags Commission is hamstring by lack of executive at this point so should be suspended till Stormont reforms

-Learner drivers to be allowed lessons on motorways as well

-Calls for Treasury Committee to look at Visa's bank card failure

-Julian Smith says Brexit Bill coming before Commons on June 12th and makes clears he expects rebels to styay in line or customs union and single market, Labour not happy it will be a one day

-Labour calls for Grayling to go, the Transport Secretary having to cancel meetings with MP's as more MP's wanted meeting then expected. Grayling apologises for completely botched system, GTR said they were ready three weeks ago, will be special compensation and an inquiry with rail heads to meet MP's this week. By all accounts Grayling is being hammered in Commons, including by his own side

-May has talked with Trump about the trade issues, Dr Fox says the national security grounds used be USA is a worrying precedent and working with EU

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-Umunna defends his student intern scheme

-Layla Moran on no deal Brexit

-Sandbach talking of last mayoral election as too far back to have inquiry into the issues of Islamphobia is weak

-Katya Adler saying EU preparing for a emergency November Brexit summit

-Sir Fallon says timetable has been a disaster, Grayling has to sort this out and he will make clear level of anger of people, Thameslink should lose franchise. He was strong in his attacks

- Marsha da Cordova's DP video was working blind in Commons was good

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-D'Ancona feels the main parties have wasted last year

-Iman Atta backs calls for Tory inquiry into Islamophobia
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:39 pm

-Government discussing with Prem and football League a review of safe standing

-MP's, with some ministers visibly backing it, get debate on abortion law in N.Ireland, Bradley indicates if issue is forced to a vote then government will allow free vote

-Government sign off on Heathrow expansion

-Frances O'Grady says unions need to to do a lot better on recruiting young (15% in public sector, 9% in private sector) and becoming more diverse

-David William Hall given nine week suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to six counts of sending grossly offensive messages (very very offensive and threatening) to 5 MP's

-Hunt longest serving Health Secretary

-Petrol prices up 6p a litre in a month, biggest since records began 18 years ago

-Corbyn backs Islamophobia inquiry into Tories, suggests Sinn Feinn should try and play their part in restoring Stormont, opposed to Norway style customs deal

-Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, says it would be naive to say cuts haven't had an impact on crime numbers

-Culture Committee takes steps to find Dominic Cummings of contempt

-Eurotunnel and port authorities warn they have no details of what to expect with Brexit or if things go wrong, Calais Port deputy CEO Benoit Rochet: “We know there is Brexit but we don’t know exactly what Brexit means” leads Morgan to quip “You are not alone”. HMRC head says Whitehall haven't challenged his 20 billion maxfac figure, no deal would cost business 20 billion, nobody in HMRC has seen the alleged Armageddon report

-May's ratings in ConHom poll collapse to only above Hammond, she was +56 in March, now -9. Can May survive loss of customs union vote is now being speculated

-Transport Committee launches inquiry into timetable shambles

-Some RBS shares sold for 2.5 billion but at a loss of around 2 billion compared to when we got them, Labour not the only ones who are not happy

-Hanock approves Comcast bid for sky, says Fox bid would require selling or spinning off Sky News

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-Luke Pollard says navy needs protecting from further cuts

-Naz Shah feels Javid has mishandled Islamphobia accusations

-Fiona Bruce opposes abortion reforms

-Dorries suggests six months free rail travel for season ticket holders, backs Creasy's abortion reforms though urges some caution and if DUP wishes to align with UK then it should allow gay marriage, Javid looking like future leader

-Lord Steel says accusations about Cyril Smith have not been proven and at this point is just tittle tattle

-Former Foreign Office head Peter Ricketts "The deft handling by Grayling and team of the new rail timetable boosts my confidence they’ll make an equal success of the much tougher feat of keeping the 8.5m vehicles a year flowing smoothly across the channel, esp since the new customs plans will be clear so far in advance!"

-Election expert (and Labour supporter) Iain Watson warns "I don't think you could better (or worsen) the optics for people in the north. Approving a third runway for Heathrow on the day our transport infrastructure grinds to a halt. Up yours, northerners."

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-Rachel Revesz DUP deal could be under pressure due to N.Ireland abortion debate

-Kuessenberg on Heathrow row is coming and Brexit bill day

-Nick Triggle on Hunt

-Gabby Hinsliff on Grayling is damaging the Tories

-Madeline Grant defends unpaid internships
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