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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:39 pm

-Irish PM Enda Kenny says no bilateral deal with UK but I don't think anyone expected one

-Public Accounts Committee concerned at lack of plan on child protection and lack of improvement over next five years

-Boris summons Iran and Russian ambassadors over Syria

-Manufacturing orders up

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-Lord Judge fears Welsh bill would allow ministers to veto Welsh laws without Parliamentary scrutiny

-Baroness Williams bemoans failure of opposition parties to work together on issues

-The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, on British values being tested

-Dennis Skinner thinks child abuse is appropriate subject to launch class warfare on and attack Tories for loving money

-Peter Bone wears crazy hat to highlight local charity and charity day

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-Katya Adler on EU attitudes at EU summit

-Mary Djvesky warns Trump is no ally to UK

-Liam Young on how he thinks Labour should handle Brexit

-James Millar really really not impressed by Labour MP's Christmas single

-John Mills says will be easy to meet Brexit deadline

-Martin Kettle urges Labour to look to 1965 as an example of how to handle immigration debate
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:40 pm

-Investigation into Vaz dropped

- Harriet Harman has become the longest continuously serving female MP at 12,468 days

-Marc D'Arcy on the short week ahead

-Martin McGuinness and SDLP has called for Arlene Foster to resign over Renewable Heat Initiative which has overspent badly and has led to allegations of corruption within the scheme

-Tom Watson urges Unite members to vote (while "casually" mentioning McCluskey is friend to Corbyn and how dreadful working conditions have been during McCluskey's time in office). Has no idea that Corbyn is relaunching himself

-Chris Grayling opening car door knocks over cyclist, goes out and apologizes. Driver failed to offer details

Ian Austin contacting police, can't help but feel it is not because he is being a concerned citizen.

-European Parliament president Martin Schulz warns Brexit deal could be vetoed if MEP's are sidelined

- Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee says fishing industry needs single market access but may be high cost for it like moreEU fishing in our waters

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-Ian Allison enters Unite race as the radical candidate

-Big Ben falls silent for several months due to renovation

-Philip Davies accused of trying to filibuster SNP bill to press government to ratify Istanbul convention

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-Phil McDuff accuses press of stoking racism deliberately

-Hardman says Downing Street messed up EU summit

-Bush not happy with Yvette Cooper on immigration

-Rampen angry with Grayling story

-Eaton on Lib Dems can win in Brexit seats
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:42 pm

-Dr Fox seems ambivalent about custom union either way, presumably trying to be team player.

-Corbyn calls for cross party talks on social care funding

-Javid wants all public servants and Whitehall to do an oath of loyalty (is that really going to help? Not like it would be impossible to lie). Dianne Abbott and Lord Paddick says it will make no difference (it is the greatest plan in the history of humanity :wink: ) while Osborne and Whittingdale back it

-Farage claiming cabinet instructed not to speak with him, has had 10 death threats in last fortnight and is understandably furious that doesn't get coverage but nastiness from Brexiteers does

-Mass-walkout from Stormont at protest at the First Minister making statement without power-sharing approval

-Health Select Committee not happy with suicide rates, saying NHS should do more

-Mail story about Labour Christmas party has been denied by all sides

-Downing Street rules out separate Brexit deal for Scotland but May was more open in Commons Statement

-Government opening talks with Argentina

-Commons procedure committee says Evel needs rehual as too complex and not supported by MP's

-Commons foreign affairs committee wants budget increase for foreign office

-May seems to want to stay in Eurojust+ Europol and keep European arrest warrant, refuses to rule out paying EU, hints at transitional deal

-Liz Truss warns of difficult few months for prisons before reforms come into effect

-Fallon says Saudi Arabia have agreed to stop using cluster bombs we sold in the 80's

-RMT union head Sean Hoyle saying the Christmas strikes are an attempt to bring down Tory government and bring about a socialist government.

Not the job of a union to override the elected will of the people and fellow unions will be furious.

-Welsh Assembly gets new tax powers

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-Osborne makes passionate case for student migration numbers to be taken out

-Nicky Morgan:
have I got News for you spoilers
replaced by handbag. Morgan's comments about May's trousers had done damage to a reputation that had been revived by spiky Remainer but failing to front up on the show, getting replaced by an inanimate object is going to haunt her.


-Blunt says Farage is being a political gadfly

-Nick Clegg on questions for 2017

-MP's like IDS and Chris Philips pushing hard for new union laws

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-Rentoul 's yearly predicitions

-Forsyth on railway strikes, Westminster revamp may be dead, social care funding

-Nick Cohen wonders at victors angers

-Zoe Williams not a fan of the oath

-Tom Slater warns British governments intervention in values has not been good
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:44 pm

-Public Accounts Committee says government has misled on impact of Troubled Families program

-Defence Committee unhappy with cuts to BBC Monitoring

-DUP able to defeat no confidence vote against First Minister Foster

-Scottish Labour says union more important then EU

-Farage says the terrible events in Germany are part of Merkel's legacy and attacks Brendan Cox for backing violent organizations (he means Hope not Hate who have been accused of attacking UKKIPers). Labour MP's are furious with Lammy suggesting
Insulting the widower of a woman murdered by terrorists. A period of silence on your part would be welcome Nigel.
and Jess Philips
I've just seen Farage's comments to Brendan Cox.Don't know why I'm upset Farage is a lying racist in cheap suit of knock off authenticity. Perhaps I'm upset because Farage essentially sneering at the murder of my friend & the pain of her family is something I've come to expect
hile Hope Not Hate say they will consider suing

-Sturgeon wants to stay in single market (good idea setting it out as helping rest of UK to have at least one part remain in the market), wants agriculture, import/export, employment law and immigration devolved, will try to avoid hard border but says there would need to be administrative checks, says she will not use term red lines as doesn't help, Scotland would pay to stay in single market, doesn't expect Tories to back her plan but wants Labour to do so (Scottish Greens have backed). Whatever one thinks of the SNP plan, it is more detailed then the UK government's

-Strong retail sales though with Black Friday and jumping before January price hikes, few expect that to stay

-May commits to three liaison committee meetings a year, will give speech early next year on Brexit, won't seek to extend article 50 process but hints at contingency's in case they miss deadline, refuses to say MP's will get vote on final deal and seems to suggest EU Parliament will get more details then UK parliament, favours transitional deal to help everyone adjust, commits to immigration target. Will do social care plan but not for awhile

-Sir Alan Duncan says Russia has been a malign influence in peace talks


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-Patrick O'Flynn calls Brexit a far more historic moment then Trump win

-Ed Miliband calls for Murdoch bid for Sky to be blocked

-NBC News stock image for flu stories now seems to be Ed Miliband

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-Tom Peck mocks Javid's oath of loyalty and points out cabinet might fail it

-Steve Richards urges left to make "Take Back Control" a slogan of their own

-Fraser Nelson issues call of arm for press freedom

-Guy Aitchison tries to paint freedom of movement as an issue of morality

-Eaton on why May is not going to fight unions
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:07 pm

Jamie Reed resigns as MP after 12 years of service for Copeland, going to work at Sellafield which he has long championed. Says he gets on with Corbyn and it isn't due to him he is going, he feels he would be better helping Copeland in a different role, Brexit has log-jammed the areas he wants to be involved in (like nuclear) and he found the six hour commute had limited family time and it was no longer worth it.Would like to return at some point which may further suspicion that his feeling Labour were extremely unlikely to regain power played at least some part of it.

A fine mid-ranking shadow minister but never a rising star, had a nice line of humour always fiercely anti-Corbyn with fundamental disagreements which is fair enough but resigning during Corbyn's victory speech made him look a jerk. Corbyn, despite this being the second time Reed has shafted him has given a dignified thanks to Reed

Will be most marginal constituency to have been contested since May 2015, a 62% Brexit consistency with Labour majority of just 2,564 with Tories but UKIP and Lib Dems may eye it for a potential upset. Corbyn has a big test here given the slim majority, Labour have held it since 1930's (recent MP's have tended to be on the right of the party) so would be hammered if he lost it. His anti-nuclear and anti-Trident could hamper efforts for Labour but imagine Corbyn camp would blame Reed if they lose. If Corbyn wins, will be dismissed as "holding that seat isn't the test"

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-Diane James says she resigned becuase she couldn't break up the UKIP old guard, was unhappy that press said she resigned due to husband's ill-health.

-Commons Work and Pensions Committee wants stronger powers for pensions regulator including £1 billion fines

-Frustration at May dodging questions in Liaison Committee and noted she vs May was tetchy

-Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh unhappy that SNP Brexit plans leaked to media

-Budget will be 8th March

-Lord Speaker Fowler has set up cross-party group of peers led by Lord Burns to look at reducing Lords

-Nuttall rules out running in Copeland

-Boris accused of breaching ministerial code by promoting his book while in Belgrade for Foreign Office work, Boris denies it

-UK borrowing hits record high but on track to hit targets with slight improvement on borrowing

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-Ed Miliband certainly passionate about Sky bid, Tomn Watson mildly amusing

-CBI wants barrier free access to EU

-Emma Reynolds on why we need the single market
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-Brian Taylor on Sturgeon's Brexit plan

-Gavin Hewett on Brexit puzzle

-Rafael Behr on joyless Brexit nationalism, prefers Victoria Wood's patriotism

-Hardman on Jamie Reed leaving

-George Maggs muses why lefties protest more then righties like himself and urges people to stop using term virtue signalling

-Granville Williams opposes Murdoch bid
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:48 pm

- European Court of Justice blocks UK plans for communication data surveillance but government is appealing

-Trump's letters to Salmond have been published in full for first time. Trump really oversells his case against windfarms " "With the reckless installation of these monsters, you will single-handedly have done more damage to Scotland than virtually any event in Scottish history."

-Treasury committee launches inquiry into effectiveness of monatry policy since the Crash

-Deloitte punished for that Brexit memo with a six month ban from government work and forced to make an apology. That was the thing they got banned for out of everything does not reflect good priorities.

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-Polly Toynbee really not impressed by Reed resigning

-Laurie Penny has encounter with Brexiteers

-Rentoul on Copeland by-election

-Hamish McRae on why Brexit forecasts were wrong

-Bush questions media coverage of Berlin attacks

-Walter Ellis calls May weak and lacking boldness
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:29 pm

-May urges people not to be cowed by terrorists

-Brendan Cox will do channel 4's alternate Christmas message

-Government sneaks out tuition fee rise on obscure part of website during Christmas period

-Growth up to 0.6% but borrowing figures worse widen

-Rumours even the Queen can't get May to tell her Brexit plans

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-Mark Easton with his lessons from Brexit

-Liberty's Martha Spurrier on IPSA's

-Bush on Copeland

-John Denham's views on how left misunderstands immigration debate/attitudes
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:17 pm

-Christmas messages: May calls for unity after Brexit and to take a bold new role, Corbyn went on homelessness, Farron on child refugees, Greens on fighting for a fairer future

-David Cowling on a bad year for polling

-Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin on progressive victories in 2016

-Jeremy Clarkson defends press freedoms

-Rebecca Woods returns to see how Birmingham's Polish community are feeling about Brexit now.
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:24 pm

-Scotland's economy secretary Keith Brown calls for clarity on single market or no

-BBC on MP's who died this year

-Lord King urges confidence about Brexit, says great difficulties but also great opportunities for things like agricultural reform and trade, says Carney as not overstepped his bounds

-Nuttall's festive Christmas message was a quicker Brexit

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-BBC on split political families like the Atlee's, Baldwin's and Loyld George's

-Paul Mason optimistic about 2017 but his side has to stop it's denial reflex about 2016

-Bush on his 2016 predictions
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:05 pm

-Voters will have to show proof of identity before being allowed to vote in some areas as part of a pilot scheme to reduce electoral fraud. Birmingham and Bradford two councils trying this out, Labour has backed this

-Kuenssberg says her contacts back up the Queen backs Brexit story

-Feels like those opposed to Hunting ban are making a push now

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-Fraser Nelson on less global poverty means more migration
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