UK Politics

Discuss events that have an impact on you and the world today. A home for honest, serious, and open discussion.

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:14 pm

-Some Brexiteers like Bernard Jenkins and Sun alarmed as government papers say they want to avoid being under the direct jurisdiction of the ECJ which is rather different from May's past demands, Sir Stramer responds to government agreeing more towards his line by accusing government of U-turn

-Corbyn touring Scotland with targetting SNP seats

-Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson suggests woman only carriages should be consulted on which has infuriated some in Labour like Creasy and Jess Philips

-Grayling says north should take control of transport policy while transport minister Paul Maynard says if north wants more funding then they should come up with actual proposals for transport. Northern leaders meeting for major summit on these issues

-Morgan demands Childcare Services website be improved

-Lib Dems keep policy to legalize cannabis

-Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones meet to coordinate efforts on amending Brexit bill and to get devolved powers

-Brokenshire to meet Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney on Brexit and Stormont

-May hosting her MP's at Chequers to rally support

-Some Scottish nationalists think BBC use of term white nationalists in Charlottesville is an attempt to discredit SNP

-British press see Bannon's sacking as the beginning of the end for Trump

====

-James Kirkup on May's succesful Brexit climbdown but wonders at Labour Remainers/Soft Brexiteers tactics

-Bush on Big Ben row shows Tories oblivious to danger to themselves and to the institutions they love

-Laura Bates says women only carriages are the wrong answer
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:42 pm

-Scottish deficit falls by £1.3bn but at £13.3bn/8.3% of GDP, seen as a blow to the nationalist cause

-CWU to affiliate to Momentum, huge boost to the latter to get this seal of approval for one of the largest unions

-Someone posted this spoof notice on Chris Williamson's office door

-Rudd launches investigation into impact of overseas students, feels like another move where she is moving away from May

-Home Office admits errors after sending 100 EU citizens letters wrongly saying they had to leave country

-May insists we are leaving ECJ

-Boris warns Libya is frontline in fight against terrorism and illegal migration

-Corbyn talking about rural proof policy, visiting Scotland once a month

-The company that managed the Grenfell area has been removed by government after May met with residents

-UK car output jumps 7.8% after seven months of decline, exports of cars up 5.3 in preparation for number plate change in September, UK economy grows in second quarter by 0.3% with consumer spending growth of only 0.1% causing concern

=====

-Jess Philips on the female carriage row "If you take your feminist cues from Saudi Arabia you've gone wrong"

-Lord Adonis opposed to women only carriages

-Raab says there will be divergence between EU and UK law with both sides keeping half an eye on the other

-Andrew Bridgen bemoans BBC pay rises

-Laura Pidcock's comment that she won't befriend Tory MP's because they are enemies of women and working class has got a lot of attention.

-Pat McFadden warns government is trying to square a circle on Brexit

====

-John Blake welcomes GSCE reforms

-Dawn Foster on poor quality working conditions making workers ill

-Jon Snow on media getting divided from he public

-Matt Kilcoyne on policies Tories could offer the youth

-Sebastian Whale is concerned at political leaders failing to comprehend each other and lack of leadership to reach across divide

-Kevin Schofield puzzled by Brexit proposals
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:38 pm

-Damian Collins suggests punishment for online giants who don't get a grip on fake news

-ONS admits it's estimates on how many students overstayed was way off, from 100,000 a year it turns out to be 4,700 while Home Office says 97.4% of foreign students obey visa rules (ONS says there were 5% where they aren't recorded as leaving on time). This is putting pressure on May who has led clampdowns on migrant students before

-Net migration of EU citizens fell by 51,000 in the year to March 2017 as EU citizens leave the country while overall migration fell 81,000 to 246,000 which is a three year low

-Professor Hawking and Hunt engaging in war of articles

-Boris meets with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and says he will give up military rule if he becomes President of Libya, feels there is a chance for a political deal to unite Libya

-Political parties were given a record £40.1m in donations ahead of general election, Tories (£24.8m) getting more then every other party put together (Labour got £9.4m), biggest donation was Unite's 4.1 million

-Pro-Corbyn filmmaker Yannis Mendez finally gets CCTV footage from Virgin trains and publishes it, which suggests trains were rather more crowded then Virgin's initial reply let on. Though Mendez and co may also be overegging how crowded it was and frankly, not sure how many outside Corbyn's hardcore would care at this point unless CCTV showed Branson was literally the devil.

-UK to seek deal with EU on personal data flowing freely

-Ruth Davidson says Alastair Majury and Robert Davies were allowed to stay on to give them the opportunity to change and will undergo diversity training

-Self driving lorry convoy's being tested next year

-164,960 new UK homes were started in the year to June, best in9 years but still way short of what is needed

===

-Fury as Douglas Ross says, if PM for the day, he would enforce tougher measures against Gypsy Travellers (later clarifies he meant illegal encampments which Moray has a problem with)

-Times saying Unite wants Thornberry as next leader

-Osborne really lays into May's attitude on immigration

====

-Bush on the ONE howler and the student migrant debate, Stephen Daisley on ONS error and how it might help Brexit

-Felicity Lawrence on food safety

-Katherine Watts fears leaving European Court of Justice leaves our constitutional protections unbalanced

-Dominic Casciani on fall in EU migration

-Rachel Marangozov on integration

-Marina Hyde compares Brexit to the Phantom Menace
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:23 pm

-Boris says UK will meet it's obligations to EU but not a penny more or less, removal of Ghadaffi was a tragedy for people of Libya, UK were way too overoptimistic and 2014 elections made things worse. Mentions Libya should learn from May and not do early elections.

-Is a sense Boris has been sidelined this summer

-Police investigating if Tories used callcentre to canvas during election

-George Freeman says Tories must champion business and insurgent capitalism

=====

-Andrew Grice calls for Remainers to unite

-Dominic Sandbrooks slams UK students weakness and narcissism

-Jane Merrick on Piddock's comments

-Tim Montgomerie on Tories need to build an activist base, Piddock and EU not paying up

-Kevin McKenna on Scottish independence movement
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:54 pm

-Sturgeon says BBC should close gender gap faster then current plans

-Damian Collins says BBC stars getting paid by independent production companies (which allowed several BBC big names salaries to not be revealed) should be included on wage list

-May writes about her plans to reform capitalism

-Stramer says Labour will keep us in single market and customs union during transition period, would be willing to keep in a form of customs union but would need ability for UK to manage migration. Writes about it

-David Davies urges EU to be flexible on what they are willing to discuss

-Lord Adonis wants a limit on academy boss pay

===


-Dan Hodges warns May has a weak spot in Trump and on Cable's plans for Labour

-Adam Fleming previews next round of Brexit talks

-BBC reality check on now north is treated on transport

-Andrew Rawnsley on Labour's Brexit stance

-Rentoul says don't rule Boris out
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:49 pm

-Rumours Labour will turn against Heathrow expansion

-Labour says May's proposals on capitalism are backtracking on past promises, Reeves says doesn't go far enough, unions call the proposals feeble and bottling it, government ministers like Greg Clark doing their hair/feeding the cat

-Bariner says talks have gone at too slow a pace due to UK ambiguity, Junker says every single UK paper is unsatisfactory and makes clear David Davis wish to be imaginative with timetable is not going to happen. UK formal response is to urge more imagination by EU

-Rumours May is going on 30th August 2019, denied by Downing Street

-Number 10 says May is outraged by North Korea missile, trip to Japan goes ahead, meets regular with Boris and has full confidence in him but won't comment on some of Sylvester's claims, is a review of the fostering system

-Shinichi Iida, minister for public diplomacy at the Japanese embassy, says Japanese business is concerned about Brexit and Japan wished we had voted to Remain

-ICM poll says public willing (by 1%) to pay Brexit bill of ten billion but any options above that lose in poll by thumping majorities, Tories and Labour both on 42%, people would be upset by Trump coming but do nothing about it (26% plus 20% on such options vs 11% consider protests and 13% pleased)

-May calls North Korea missile a reckless provocation

====

-Graham Stringer says Sir Stramer's recent announcement at odds with head of party and we should leave customs union+single market

-Justin Madders and Andrew Selous calls for inquiry into leasehold selling

-IDS defends government funding relationship counselling

-Times journalist Rachael Sylvester returns from US and says most she talked to her wondered why May appointed a fool for foreign secretary and sources within White House think Boris is a joke and Eu foreign ministers consider him a clown, intelligence services won't give him secret info as they don't trust him

-Osborne says Labour's Brexit policy has more credibility then May's and Telegraph breiing against Bariner was unwise

-Telegraph has sources in UK team claiming Bariner is unhelpful and in a mess on Brexit bill

=====

-Matthew Norman on Labour/Brexit, ditto Zoe Williams, Peter Obrone despairs

-Charles Grant worries about hardliners in UK/EU talks

-Joe Miller on Brexit impact on Frankfurt

-Rachael Flint talks to Welsh politicians about their childcare

-Simon Jack on May's proposals and her climbdown

-Oliver Norgrove says he campaigned for Brexit but that doesn't mean leaving single market

-Ed West on Tory unpopularity with youth
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 pm

-Scottish Labour leader Keiza Dugdale resigns but will remain as an MSP, she says party needs fresh energy and ideas while the recent death of her friend Gordon Aikman had caused her to consider her future, hints of some issues within party (which may have something to do with reactions to her dating an SNP MSP not all being positive) like being accused of being right-wing by some in Labour, events in Scotland had taken a personal toll due to heavy workload. She had spoken in past that she didn't see the job as something she wanted to do all her life, has denied claims she was hounded out by Corbyn loyalists (though it is clear some wanted her out, it doesn't seem to have forced her out with Westminster figures more keen on the idea then Scottish reporters) and says she got on well with Corbyn. resignation letter.

Had seemed to be on the up, got through a really bad Hollyrood election but then helped revive them in general election (but was always Dudgale or Corbyn question about that), been effective in Hollyrood and she did strengthen Scottish Labour's position within the party so she has given her successor a better position then she inherited from Lamont/Murphy's. That seat on the NEC she gained had been really useful for the anti-Corbyn's as she was openly sceptical about Corbyn and his faction would love to get control of that seat on NEC and Scottish Labour. Dugdale has served her party well and though the timing for Labour isn't helpful but if she feels she is the wrong person to take them forward, or that she no longer wishes to carry the burden, best of luck to her.

Corbyn thanks her for tireless work for Labour and for binging Socttish Labour back from dark days, Sturgeon praises her guts and determination, Davidson says Labour owe her for putting inn the hard yards to revive them

=====

-Dr Fox accompanying May to Japan

-UK mortgage approvals for July were more than expected but consumer credit has smallest increase this year

-Carwyn Jones seems pleased with Labour's stance on Brexit

-May wants China to do more in regards North Korea, says Boris has done excellent job, says low student numbers overstaying vindicates her clampdown, seems to dismiss of EEA option of Brexit, says it is UK that has been coming forward with Brexit ideas

-Alex Dowley (bookes fav) takes temporary charge of Scottish Labour, widely tipped left-wing candidate Neil Findlay not running

-Bariner again clear EU won't budge on timetable while he and Guy Verhofstadt both bemoan a lack of clarity from UK but the latter feels UK is coming round to idea 1) no deal is bad, 2) transition period is needed

====

-Lots of mocking for Activate, a Tory attempt at Momentum. Not helped by a stupid "it's a trap" meme to open though seems youngster who created the meme refused to listen to Tory HQ for fear they would steal his idea's

-Jo Stevens welcomes Labour shift on Brexit and tey party is fairly united behind this, says government team negotiating Brexit as a bunch of clowns

-Lord Hague says election results means we will have to pay EU more and get worse deal, feels the result was a mistake and Tory campaign was pretty poor, expects surprise figure to be next Tory leader

-Conor Burns twitter feed hacked by someone who then asked Barnier's account some questions

=====

-Fraser Nelsons considers her going a blow to Scottish Labour, Alex Massie saddened at her going, Euan McColm not impressed by potential successors, Cheer Deerin on Dugdale and state of Scottish Labour, Hardman not impressed by Dugdale

-Henry Newman on May's visit to Japan
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:44 pm

-Alex Rowley rules himself out, a sense everyone in Scottish Labour caught by surprise by Dugdale going

-Dugdale says Fabian Review outed her as gay when she had asked it to be kept secret, journalists involved deny she made such a request. Dugdale was pleased that the news of her current relationship was surprise at LabourxSNP rather then it being two women

-May says she plans to stay for the long term and says yes to "will you fight next election" then later talks of getting on with running the country. Tory MP' and activists at conference reaction to that could be a problem. May talks of a global Britain and tackling injustices but nobody paying attention to that bit

-Sir Duncan says his sexuality led to whips office blocking him becoming a whip during the sir Major era

-Boris backs May to stay on and she is committed to Brexit

-Guy Verhofstadt warns European Parliament that trade talks unlikely to start next month and expects three year transition period, suspects some Brexiteers don't want deal

-Barnier says there has been no decisive breakthrough in this weeks Brexit talks but been some useful clarifications, quite far away from starting trade talks, UK demands on single market are impossible+UK views on this based on nostalgia and there may need to be a debate about this in UK, there can be no trust as UK refuses to accept it's finical obligations but both sides are working hard, isn't angry but warns he has to answer to European Parliament. EU figures constantly slamming the Home Office mistaken letters to 100 EU nationals saying they must go and apparently journalists were rather taken aback by level of bad feeling in the room.

-Sturgeon says Scotland must be more economically ambitious

-Home Office tries to evict Brit born man for being an illegal immigrant and been forced to apologize.

-Some journalists in Scotland seem a tad annoyed Corbyn hasn't got to grips with devolution

-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has been reassured by May on Brexit

-David Davies says there has been concrete progress in some areas like agreements on civil rights but a long way to go, defends UK papers as offering solutions and been worked hard on, been able to work out where there is disagreement, they are committed to paying what is owed and what it morally should, important to keep constructive, denies nostalgia in papers but simply believers in free market

-EU officials briefing journalists after press conference that UK Ireland plan requires EU to suspend it's own laws, won't accept simply copying EU laws as enough for mutual recognition but requires same supervisory and enforcement mechanisms

- Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney warns a lot to do till trade talks can start, Greece denies they will use Brexit talks to try to get back Elgin Marbles

====

-Shapps remarks Tories will want new leader for elections and May needs to show progress on issues, election result was a disaster after very poor campaign, Nicky Morgan says she doesn't expect May to lead into next election, Lord Hesletine says no Tory wants to see May face Corbyn again. 1922 committee chair Brady has said MP's want her to stay for timebeing and doubts May meant to act if staying for next election and gives vague answer but somewhat positive answer on if he wants to May leading next election, vice chair Charles Walker was pleased with May's comment and will help her gain public's trust

-Sir Eric Pickes and Graham Brady leading Tory review into election campaign

-Blair meets Juncker

-Fox News withdrawn from UK screens as "not commercially viable" (small numbers, constant Ofcom issues so some truth there) and nothing to do with Murdoch bid

-Greece foreign affairs committee head Costas Douzinas says people in Greece are becoming less Anglophile and looking elsewhere for study and business links

=====

-Jonathan Freedland on Scottish Labour, Brain Taylor on Dugdale, ditto Shona Craven, BBC on runners and riders

-Owen Jones on Labour/Brexit

-Kate Matlby argues Activate needs someone to inspire them

-Gerry Hassan on Corbyn and Scotland

-Simon Heffer says May has to get reshuffle and next key events right to restore authority

-Osborne tears into May's government

-Pieter Cleppe believes EU will start trade talks with UK soon

-Polly Toynbee bemoans UK's hardline attitude to prisons
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 pm

-Dr Fox warns against EU blackmailing us to agree payments to start trade talks, business is getting impatient with slow pace, everyone would benefit from tariff free trade, doing some trade talks now would unlock some of the tension and EU needs to remember EU gets hurt if things go wrong or get delayed

-Davies says Brexit time has duty to rigorously examine Eu demands, UK being more flexible and pragmatic then EU

-DUP call for an immediate return to Stormont with a parallel, time-limited process to deal with culture and language, else direct rule will have to happen for the sake of health and education matters. Sinn Feinn reject it, saying DUP have learnt no lessons

-Mark Field, as the relevant Foreign Minister, has summoned North Korean ambassador over recent events

-Priti Patel denies reducing aid to Nigeria but says other donors need to do more

-Manufacturing hits four month high

====

-Lord Howard backs May to stay on

-Lucy Powell on early education

====

-Hardman on May's attempted comeback, Martin Kettle on weak but secure May

-D'Arcy on EU Withdrawal bill could lead to tensions all over Commons

-James Kirkup warns Tories should be worried by what happens after May
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:14 pm

-Ladbrooks top amount of donations to MP's, Road Haulage Association has biggest single donation as they pay for a researcher for Charlie Elphicke

-David Davies confident of a seamless trade deal despite recent tensions, warns there will be ripples ahead

-Dr Fox stopped using term blackmail and fellow ministers avoiding talking about it

-Japan and UK government looking at cherry blossoms being planted in UK to celebrate ties

-Dr Arcy's Week Ahead including select committee chaos

-Tom Watson says Labour could keep UK in single market and customs union. I somewhat doubt that is Labour planned briefing

-Ruth Davidson warns housing crises could destroy capitalism, calls for changing to planning laws

====

-Jared O’Mara on magic money tree ‘If you want to know where this magic money tree is…well, quite simply, it’s in tax evasion woods and tax avoidance forest.’, we have loads of money so isn't bothered about costing what he wants and puts our GDP in billions rather then trillions

-Spectator's demand that we call EU's bluff is getting attention, Bush offering a counter

-Philip Green threatening legal action against Frank Field after the MP claimed to have new evidence against him

-Boris considering taking up golf

-Ed Miliband attacks Fox bid for Sky

-Andrew Bridgen not happy John lewis is no longer labelling clothes based on gender

====

-Natalie Nougayrède warns we need to understand EU mindset on Brexit
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15058
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

PreviousNext

Return to Current Affairs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Copyright © 2002–2008 Kongming’s Archives. All Rights Reserved