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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:17 pm

-Foreign Affairs Select Committee fear lessons have not been learnt from Libya

-D'Arcy's Week Ahead

-First Minister Carywn Jones and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness unhappy May did not go to Brexit British-Irish Council summit with the former also musing it will be harder to get trade deal with US while Trump is in charge.

-Lord Tom Taylor of Blackburn as died after mobility scooter was hit by van. A member of Blackburn council from 1954, Labour leader there in the 1970s, enobled in 78 but in 2009, was banned for six months from Lords for allegedly offering to help a business secure favourable changes in legislation for a fee

-Farage briefs against our ambassador to the US in Russia Today.

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-IDS accuses Sir Major of being dismissive of democracy and clearly fails to understand term "tyranny of the majority", Bernard Jenkin says Sir Major should blame himself for Brexit as he failed to hold vote on Maastricht Treaty

-Women's Equality Party has first conference

-Momeumtum doing 100 Brexit events called "Take Back Control" next years

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-Ben Wright on European Commission attitude towards Brexit

-Jean Quatremer warns Boris is angering Europe

-Mark Wallace on Treasury losing influence

-Forysth urges government to stop undermining Boris, Labour irrelevance and wonders if UKIP is doomed

-Robin Lustig on the age of lies

-Bush accuses right-wing press of making excuses for Thomas Mair

-Eatons warns Remainers will fail to block Brexit

-Iain Martin on struggling SNP

-Joseph Hackett sets out why he thinks we will do well with free trade deals
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:23 pm

-Equality and Human Rights Commission says Westminster leaders need to don down camapign rehotric as alarmed by rise of hate crimes, furious at foreign workers list plan an child migrant language, that anti-Semitism hasn't been taken seriously enough by some parties

-Corbyn's unsurprising reaction to the death of Fidel Castro has been picking up more attention then one usually gets at a response to death of world leader

-Gove says his "experts" comment was referring to certain types of experts like economics, pollsters and that sort of thing.

-Governor Carney says he wants a 4 year transitional deal with EU and has been drawing up Brexit plans

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-Rawnsley defends rights of Sir Major and Blair to speak

-Brexiteer Mark Littlewood says Brexiteers need to stop being hysterical about OBR and the Bank of England

-Dan Hodes on how Trump has shown how little independence Brexit UK has
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:35 pm

-Whether government can take us out of single market without parliament vote now being taken to court

-Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says she will be constructive in Brexit talks but there will need to be compromise on all sides, says nationals are being used as political hostages, wants to know what UK is planning

-Farage says he can't have a night out in UK due to threats to his security. Disgraceful, Remainers are no better then those that condemn with things like that. Also says Brexit led to Trump win, predicts Renzi will lose referendum and Austria turn to far-right, Labour offering nothing to Old Labour voters, that UKIP is in a strong position despite a dreadful summer.

-Paul Nuttall is leader of UKIP by 62.6%, Evans got 19% only just ahead of John Rees-Evans. Aiming for double figures of seats with a more targeted camapign, time for civil war to end, Labour is refusing to address the things that matter to working class, will make UKIP the patriotic party of the working class. Showed good humour with Coburn including about the infighting and dealt with "lacks diversity" well (becuase it was a stupid question), not sure Farage will appreciate Nuttal laughing at a shot at Farage or saying he will not involve himself with foreign elections

He knows the party and he should be able to reach out to all sides, was Farage's powerful deputy but his final speech as deputy leader saw a few shots at Farage while he has hired O'Flynn and set to hire Evans who were not in Farage camp. He will likely deal with any trouble in next few months with a firm hand so could be a flair up before it calms down. Won't expect a huge change in UKIP policies but there will be a more authoritarian line from a man who supports death penalty. Fairly charismatic, a good media performer, has a sense of humour and can deliver a good speech, the working class man from Liverpool will have real eyes on the north with Labour MP's very very worried he could reach those that city trader Farage couldn't.

-May admits Brexit keeps her up at nights, wants arly deal on EU/UK nationals

-Equality and Human Rights Commission concerned at how both sides of Brexit debate paint the other side

-Damian Green says politics has become too abusive and too personal, warns it is too early to predict future of triple lock

-Thornberry says there is room to manoeuvre with EU on freedom of movement but Dianne Abbott says there can be no compromise on that if we are to hope to get single market.

-Karen Bradley whines about Fifa applying the rules we created

-Government argues leaving EU is same as leaving EEA

-OECD raises growth forecasts from 1.8% to 2% for this year and from 1% to 1.2% for 2017, urges more infrastructure spending

-Sir Fallon says UK expects Trump to stand up to Russia

-UKIP reshuffle: Peter Whittle to be deputy (can't say I have been particularly impressed by the former journalist but I imagine he will be used to help in the south and he is popular with the party activists), Paul Oakden (popular with activists and knows how to run northern camapigns) retains his recently got party chair, Patrick O’Flynn as adviser (Farage won't be pleased but brings back one of their more impressive performers and provides UKIP with media nouse)

-Labour's response to Nuttall is he will privatize the NHS, an attack line they have used on Tories and Farage, it's comfort blanket line. So while they have some quotes they can use, I agree with journalists who question the effectiveness of this attack line. Lib Dems question UKIP's claim to patriotism, Tories go with UKIP being too divided and incompetent to be the real answer

-Carswell and Evans (who Nuttall has hinted will get a post) welcome the leadership result

-Labour being somewhat dogged by the question why they don't have a separate immigration spokesperson

-Mario Draghi, Europe's Central Banker says he has no idea of UK's Brexit plans and wants May to give more info, says any trade war would hurt UK a lot more then EU

-Gerry Adams sees Brexit as a chance for the reunification of Ireland

-Thornberry and Sir Duncan to be sent to Castro's funeral

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-Stephen Dorrel thinks Hammond has erred in not increasing social care spending

-Gove says we should escape single market's bureaucratic web and a transitional deal would compromise things, dislikes term Hard Brexit as sounds like punishment.

-Caroline Lucas on why she will vote against Article 50

-Ed Miliband having fun with Tories stealing his ideas after calling them Marxist when he proposed them

-Kwasi Kwarteng calls for us to leave single market as true Brexit

-Dan Jarvis fears Labour MP's who don't get the anti-immigration mood will lose seats (presumably he means the non London ones)

-Richmond Greens furious with Caroline Lucas backing Lib Dem's in the by-election, saying Greens should back Labour instead

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-Charley Allen on coverage of he conviction on Thomas Mair

-Kevin Schofield on Why Labour MP's are really worried by Nuttall

-Hugh Dixon wonders if latest legal challenge is going to be a major problem
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:55 pm

-BBC profile of new UKIP leader

-ICM poll has Tories on 44%, not matched since Oct 2009 and 1 point off the record, lead of 16. Tories winning in every class and age group and even lead in the north, economic confidence dropped to +10% in last few months. Labour voters going more to Tories then UKIP by 9% to 2%

Polling does tend to underestimate Tories (overestimated once in 50 years I believe).

-Government forced to deny "have cake and eat it" is their Brexit policy

-Dr Fox calls for UK and Germany to ally on trade liberalisation

-Government backs EU patent system

-UK consumer credit growth hits 11-year high

-Hammond warns any reduction in trading terms with EU would be bad

-The prime minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, will vote against any transitional deal with UK

-Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski suggests we might not leave EU for three extra years

-Paul Johnson of IFS doubts Brexit will be near as damaging as the 2008 crash

-SNP Brexit minister Michael Russell warns EU attitudes are hardening due to lack of talk from UK government

-SNP cared so much about staying in the EU they spent £90,830 on its campaign. Less than the Sun newspaper, less then it spends on by-elections. The legal spending limit for SNP was £700,000

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-Fierce exchanges between McGovern, McTaggart, Woodcock and Minster Ellwood over airdrops with the minister clearly frustrated that those who blocked action in Syria are now demanding action

-Some fun when Bercow had to choose between the two Eagle's

-Mark Field's aide seen carrying notes after meeting in Brexit department mentioning single market is unlikely, manufacturing deal should straightforward but services one will be more complex, no to transitional deal

-Carswell on UKIP taking on Labour

-Serena Kutchinsky interviews Ken Clarke

-NFU warns that they can't get fruit and veg pickers with EU workers already refusing to come

-Gove cites OECD....

-Hammond tears Long-Bailey apart for demanding the triple lock be kept

-Tories making quite a point about lack of Labour MP's for debate on CEO pay

-Rampen interviews Debbie Abrahams

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-Andrew Grice on UKIP vs Labour

-David Herdson calls for income tax rise

-Anthony Seldon's education reforms

-Matthew Norman worries about Nuttall

-Anoosh Chakelian foresees a new age for UKIP
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:05 pm

PMQ's: Corbyn getting IMF and IFF confused didn't help, set out wider economic picture and did it fairly well without anything cutting or new, nicely segued onto social care. Failed to quite press when May didn't quite fully answer the specific question. May's welfare attack was weak, made some decent specific defences but not the overall wider argument, Angus Robertson goes on Syria and speaks well

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-UKIP reshuffle: Former solider Mike Hookem keeps veterans but is moved from defence to fisheries, represents the Humberside, his father worked in the fishery and will be an area UKIP likely pushes on in Brexit betrayal narrative. Treasury and regular candidate John Bickley has been appointed immigration spokesman, I'm guessing partly becuase his working class and business background can see him claim understanding of both sides. Long serving Gerard Batten, who has claimed Nazi drew up EU like plans, has become Brexit spokesman, not been particularly impressed by him in past. Dr Julia Reid has become environment spokesperson, has a science doctorate and worked as a laboratory researcher before becoming an MEP. Former leadership candidate Bill Etheridge, gets a defence, perhaps a reward for early dropping out and Nuttall seems to like his "no nonsense" style but has a tendency to bring scandal to the party. Suzanne Evans becomes UKIP's co-deputy chairman and chair party policy committee so back to manifesto duty, while Farage offered honoury presidency

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-National Audit Office says there are limited evidence showing benefit sanctions work

-Lib Dems throwing peers, Clegg and Farron as they close in on Goldsmith. Also Geldof so Lib Dems sinking to a new low :wink:

-Rumours Boris has annoyed cabinet by proposing amnesty for illegal immigrants

-UKIP oppose invoking article 50 as they fear it will lead to watered down Brexit, wants government to simply revoke European Communities Act

-Nuttall cites Joseph Chamberlain and John Redmond as his political heroes

-President Tusk responds to MP's complaint about EU refusing to start negotiations with quite the reply, telling them
In your letter you state that the European Commission, and in particular Mr Barnier, are attempting to prevent negotiations, thereby creating ‘anxiety and uncertainty for the UK and EU citizens living in one another’s territories.’ It is a very interesting argument, the only problem being that it has nothing to do with reality. Would you not agree that the only source of anxiety and uncertainty is rather the decision on Brexit? And that the only way to dispel the fears and doubts of all the citizens concerned is the quickest possible start of the negotiations based on Art. 50 of the Treaty?


and
"Just like you, I would like to avoid a situation where citizens become 'bargaining chips' in the negotiation process. In order for this not to happen, we will need precise and comprehensive solutions, which, other than nice-sounding expressions, will provide citizens with genuine guarantees of security."


Said MP's are now complaining about the letter as "Dogmatic intransigence". but the EU will give us everything we want becuase they won't feel pissed off at us at all, isn't that right Brexiteers? Rule Britannia! :roll:

-May and Trump to meet soon.

-Rumours Merkel has blocked early deal on EU/UK nationals issue

-Labour impose a one line whip on opposing SNP condemning Blair rather then the three the PLP wanted, SNP defeated by 369

-SNP MP's rowing over the late Castro

-Youguv poll suggests support for Scottish independence has fallen below 45% for first time

-Governor Carney warns outside influences like China is a big danger to UK stability, firms need Brexit clarity and they need 2 years to prepare, says we the investment banker for EU

-Tulip Siddiq recorded saying Labour might still block article 50

-OBR's Robert Chope puts Brexit at costing UK around £12 billion a year, a possible upside is more liberal trade, says forcasts are more likely to be optimistic rather then too negative

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-Lords in good humour at idea of moving Parliament north

-Paul Flynn declares MP's who voted for Iraq war were bribed with promises of jobs. This has not gone down well with MP's

-Gordon Brown says oppression of children globally now the great civil rights issue of our time, wants International Criminal Court to do more, wants a new UN deal

-Mayor Khan wants a bespoke London Brexit deal

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-Fraser Nelson urges May to act now on Eu nationals

-Daniel Hannan insists we can have Brexit cake

-Ross Thompson says Sturgeon's attack on Brexit is coming at a cost to her base

-D'Ancona suspects May indulging Goldsmith is a mistake


-Goodenough on UKIP

-Katy Balls on UKIP

-Bush warns Merkel is not the only EU leader and eyes on Richmond
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:44 pm

-Leaked papers suggest May wanted education department to be heavily involved with attempts to curb illegal migration including last choice of schools, something Nicky Morgan fiercely resisted

-Sir Michael Wilshaw says failing schools helped lead to Brexit as it led to people feeling left behind

-Work and Pensions Committee accuses HMRC and others of a "cut first, think later" policy to tax credits

-Net migration remains at 335,000

-David Davis say we may pay into EU after Brexit in exchange for single market access but doubts it will be 60 billion Euro's, denies Boris rumours, admits government yet to finalize it's Brexit policy. Deputy David Jones questions how Scotland can stay in single-market if rest of UK doesn't

-Rumours that Boris has been telling ambassadors he backs free movement

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-Robert Courts made amusing maiden speech

-Cherie Blair says there is a backlash against women nearing the top of politics

-Crabb happy for Parliament to have say on article 50

-Ed Balls wants to return to politics but doubts it will happen

-D'Arcy spots a clever Bone Brexit manoeuvre

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-Eaton on Remainers playing the long game

-Sam Power on the overeaction of lefties to Kate Bush praising May

-Robert Colvile wonders if time to change the role of cabinet secretary

-Bush on McDonnell's dilemma

-Hardman on Labour's Ed Balls problem

-Joshua Rozenberg on the importance of the judiciary reputation in Brexit court cases

-George Parker warns our media may be hampering Eu talks
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:07 pm

-Richmond Park: Lib Dem victory overturning a 23,015 majority to win 20,510 vs 18,638 (majority of 1,872), an incredible result even though there was a belief Lib Dems could just about win from the start and very quickly in the night, was clear Lib Dems had won. Turnout of 53.6% which is better then expected and highest turnout in a December by election since Enfield Southgate in 1984

Lib Dems: Their first taking of a seat by by-election in a decade. Well done Sarah Olney who is now Lib Dem's only female MP. An accountant who only joined party a year and a half ago, they had wanted a big figure but she did well in interviews and stayed, she got the help of the party big beasts. Huge boost to Lib Dems who have needed a win, their "Remainer" strategy worked well but how many seats will that work?

Tories: The first time since governing Tories hadn't stood since 1963 but will be seen as a Tory loss becuase Goldsmith was a Tory MP who would have been let back in by 2020. Tory help were limited so Goldsmith lacked a strong ground camapign and database. Despite Goldsmith's personal reputation in Richmond being high, they have lost and it will lead to awkward questions for May. If she can't hold such a seat? She will perhaps seek to blame it on Remainers making a protest in a Remain stronghold and not to do with her. It also reduces her fragile majority by one more seat and dents her aura.

Goldsmith (who wear green rosette) has reacted with dignity to a personal humiliation but his political career is surely done. For a man of his talents and charm, he perhaps didn't have the career he would have hoped and agreeing to the despicable tactics of Crosby in London mayor contest will haunt him forever (and may have cost him the by-election), the man of principle had sacrificed them though he did end up losing his seat becuase he refused to back down from his promise. Felt like he had somewhat lost his force after that mayoral defeat but he offered Commons a good speaker, ideas and someone who could make an impact from the backbenches. However there has been a feeling he has struggled to get back into swing of things with the mayoral defeat, been quiet and been accusations he wasn't particularly active (possibly thought he was safer then he was) in the byelection. Some Tories clearly feel Goldsmith lacked discipline and could be self indulgent including in calling this by-election, Goldsmith would argue he kept his word.

Labour: Everyone else including Labour's transport expert Christian Wolmar lost their deposit. Damaging for Labour? Not really, were always going to be third and in by-elections that means one is going to get squeezed as Remainers and those who oppose Tories went to party who could win. Still awkward.


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-Commons public accounts concerned at HMRC customer service plans

-Boris says Trump is right that other Nato members have to pay their fair share but UK's commitment to Nato is unbreakable, warns world is in retreat to age of the strong man

-Dr Dan Poulter and King's College London surveying MP's mental health.

-Corbyn says he doesn't understand the idea of paying for single market access

-The 82,000 EU migrants that hadn't secured a job when they came to Britain this year are a record high

-Tim Farron says Lib Dem research says a third of Tory Brexiteers voted Lib Dem in Richmond

-Guy Verhofstad congratulates Olney

-Professor John Curtice says Lib Dems are being forgiven for coalition and warned that Labour could be squeezed on social liberal end by Lib Dems

-Sarah Olney walks out of Talk Radio interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer over Brexit. Not a good start

-Lord David Freud has resigned from ministerial role, the last of the 2010 ministers to have remained in that post now gone


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-IDS says paying for single market would be like tariff barriers

-Cooper says number of unskilled workers coming over is too high and Labour needs to talk about this

-Mark Leftley interviews Clive Lewis

-Caroline Lucas sees Lib Dem victory as showing progressive alliance works

-Not sure Tories will be pleased that Anna Soubry celebrated Richmond result

-Ben Goldsmith needs to learn from his brother
In a Brexit tantrum Richmond has replaced its inspired MP with an utterly dreary Lib Dem (even by Lib Dem standards). Big big shame. Hey ho.


-Shapps unhappy Tories didn't stand candidate against Goldsmith

-Umunna calls second referendum as disrespectful to democracy

-Clegg says May must read out to Remainers and soft Brexiteers


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-Fraser Nelson not impressed by Goldsmith

-Holly Baxter rages about May's illegal migrant school plan

-Paul Goodman on ] rash Goldsmith


-Bagehot suggests Labour will be most worried by Richmond

-Eaton warns Tories will be worried by Richmond
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:31 pm

-Boris says we wont seek to block Eu if it attempts to develop closer defence co-operation as long as they commit to Nato. Downing Street seems to be contradicting as they don't like idea of EU defence force

-International trade minister Greg Hands has suggested a deal that allows some sections of UK economy to stay in customs union

-David Davis tells CBI Wales that immigration controls won't be such that they damage the economy

-Government looking at issue of prostitution

-Soubry has reported this tweet
"Someone jo cox Anna sourby please"
and
"lol get jo coxed you old bint".
while someone rung her office with death threats.

-Abbott on discrimination she has faced

-Mail refuses to apologize for launching personal attacks and threatening the independence of the judiciary

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-IDS (who is becoming a rent-a--outraged-quote) furious at Verhofstadt congratulating Olney

-I think some of the Brexiteers attempts to portray Richmond as showing Remainers mandate dropping is really really stretching it. I also find it intresting that unlike, say Ed Balls, Goldsmith is not getting the "sorry to see him lose his seat" reaction apart from a few friends on the right. Right-wingers accuse him of being indisciplined and selfish, the left angry over the racist mayoral camapign

-Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane warns regional inequality has got worse with wage differences differing by as much as 50% and that the productivity gap between regions as much as 60% but says it is out of the Bank's hands to fix it.

-Sr Soames trying to reach out to soft Brexiteers

-Jonathan Bartley on Richmond showing a progressive way forward

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-Tom Bateman on if Richmond was a Remain vote

-Mark D'Arcy on Brexit bill and court case

-Rampen wonders if, like Scotland after independence, the axis has changed from left vs right to Remain vs Leave while Bush wonders if UK Labour is about to be hit for similar reasons to Scottish Labour

-Alex Massie says Goldsmith, Clinton and Remain lost due to taking people for fools and not having guts to defend their beliefs

-Forsyth on UK should be ready to exploit Brexit chaos, foreign governments angering Boris might backfire, Lib Dem strategy, possible Brexit delay
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:16 pm

-Sunday Times and Sun says David Davis and Hammond have allied to seek a "grey Brexit", winning May's support

-Attorney General Jeremy Wright accused the High Court of treating the referendum result as if it were "almost... a footnote". Not sure that helps

-Sir Heywood's angry letter about Brexit leaks has got leaked....

-Telegraph claims there is a mass European conspiracy against Boris and that calling him Boris is undermining him.

-Being noted that David Davis is going the most freedom of the three Brexiteers by May

-Mail claiming Nuttall/UKIP lied on profile to papers in 2010 but in fairness to Nuttall, I have never heard him claim either to have been professional football or completed PHD

-Barry Gardiner (with Thornberry having to go to Cuba) goes Jewish News UK-Israel policy conference, speaks on Labour's anti-Semitism allegations, does the usual stuff about needing to stand firm against such things, look at our record, Corbyn isn't anti-Semitic but undermines his efforts when he goes ‘There was a certain element of the press that wanted to shift the focus (from Goldsmith's camapign) and blame the Labour Party.’.

One of those cases, one sees it in sports, where someone has got their head to deep into the bunker, they need to be taken out into fresh air. Yes I understand defensiveness about media but they were hammering Goldsmith at the time with some in the Mail declaring they would vote Labour in protest. Meanwhile going to the Jewish Community and telling them (I paraphrase) "well yes there is a problem but really, the big issue is the big meanies of the press" is not going to win them back over.

-Boris says we may well pay into EU budget. I must have missed this during the referendum campaign

-Lidington to deputise at PMQ's, usually one of the bigger beasts

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-Public accounts committee chairwoman Meg Hillier wants tax authorties to investigate stories about football taxes

-Grieve, Alistair Burt, Claire Perry, Neil Carmichael, and Ben Howlett concerned hard Brexiteers are turning Tories into UKIP and alienate the 48% Remainers

-Emma Reynolds looks at Swiss model

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-Rawnsley on Richmond

-Rentoul impressed by David Davis comeback
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:49 pm

-Karen Bradley under flak for allowing all the white candidates onto channel 4 board but vetoing the one non-white

-Boris walks out of Sky interview when they do the "name the leaders" quiz

-BBC's Clive Coleman sets out what we need to know about the article 50 hearings

-Government review into social integration led by Dame Louise Casey says public bodies turn blind eye to things for fear of being called racist, calls for emphasis on British values and laws in schools and immigrants to take a social integration oath. Some Muslim women being marginalized, grievance growing in some Muslim communities. Casey report declares past efforts as “saris, samosas and steel drums for the already well-intentioned” and says current government is failing, warns “Misogyny and patriarchy” is a problem in some communities. Some unhappy with report and asking why it doesn't see all white communities as a problem but all Muslim communities as a problem and there is a sense it dodges answering some of the questions raised but generally people seem to respect it, Muslim Council has generally seemed to like what it said about their end but wonders why so little was said about white communities

-May visiting Bahrain and will be both first UK Pm and first female to attend Gulf Co-operation Council. Picks her Christmas shows as Doctor Who and Agatha Christie (good choices) and will help serve Christmas lunches to elder, rules out doing Strictly as she can't dance

-D'Arcy's week ahead

-Downing Street accuses Labour and Lib Dems of seeking to frustrate the will of the people on Brexit and rejects Boris calls for students to be excluded from migration numbers

-Inquiry being held into how Sir Heywood's "stop leaking" letter got leaked

-Government is beginning the process of setting out its terms for independent membership of the World Trade Organisation

-UKIP fail to spell Hykeham properly on poster they have Farage stand in front of when talking to Sky News as he camapigns in Hykeham

-Norwegian foreign minister Børge Brende tells UK we can't have single market without payment and rules

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-Blair not in Labour leaders calendar

-Nicky Morgan has shot at May's expensive trousers. No need for that

-James Cleverly says uncertainity is no reason not to embrace Brexit

-Baroness Warsi condemns Dame Casey report... before it came out

-Baroness Chakrabarti says the Home Affairs Select Committee that criticized her inquiry was over politicized and just party politics (with all the Labour members on it that all voted against her, she is better placed going hard on they didn't talk to her at all).

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-Matthew d'Ancona says if Boris wants pro-immigration stance, he needs to fight for it

-Michael Chessum argues Labour shouldn't go down UKIP route on immigration

-Paul Mason warns if Soveint Union could fall, so can liberal democracies

-Think tank British Future on the Casey report

-Ted Cantle on the Casey review

-David Torrance suspects SNP may not get as much joy from UK constitutional crises as they hope

-Ian Hislop on suppression of dissent and satire
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