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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:54 am

-Guardian accuses Leave online campaigns of ignoring the suspension of campaigning following the murder of Jo Cox, Sunday Times says government has drawn up plans for armed forces to deliver food/medicine/fuel if no deal Brexit leads to shortages

-Seems May is getting a backlash for her local party chairs for Chequers plan and demands of no more compromise

-Whitehall having emergency summit with farmers about summer drought

-Government looking at barring internet trolls from public office. Not sure how many that would put off

-Culture Chair Damien Collins says fake news is crowding out real news, people struggling to identify fake news, they still want Zuckerberg to give evidence

-Blue badge parking permits to be given to those with "hidden disabilities" like autism

-US companies talking about Brexit: American Airlines has warned Brexit could lead to problems transporting people and cargo in and out of Heathrow, impact is unclear and might need new regulatory framework to replace open skies deal before they can fly, Altra Industrial Motion has five factories here and fears a second independence referendum for Scotland. FedEx worries Brexit could lead to global downturn and warns it will likely cause greater regulatory cost, Ford worried by stability of EU with Brexit exasperating that and loss of free trade with EU, Nike says Brexit uncertainty is a key threat to global trade, PayPal fears it will destabilize currency and foreign markets.

On the pharmaceutical side Merit Medical fears it may impact ability to sell it's wares in UK and some EU countries, Tiziana Life Sciences bemoans lack of clarity and predicts UK will see fall in foreign investment, increased costs and depressed econimic activity, Akira Therapeutics says it is a threat to UK status as a leading centre for commerce and business

-Bridgen bemoans “The great British lion was shackled to Europe for 45 years and all No10 wants to negotiate is an extra yard of chain.”

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-The drafter of article John Kerr defends two year time limit but says it could be extended for a second referendum

-William Keegan not sympathetic to May and wants second referendum

-Rentoul urges moderate Brexiteers to find their voice

-Andrew Lillco suggests Celtic Sea Border

-Nigel Nelson on his fury with Javid betraying constitutional principle, Brexiteers trying to persuade Hammond and other stories
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:10 pm

-Damian Collins wants an independent investigation into Qatar's world cup bid over allegations they broke rules about not attacking other bids

-A sense among some Brexiteers that the stockpiling and no deal warnings is project fear by government and they aren't saying why no deal would be bad for EU, government denies they are doing anything more then contingency planning

-Deutsche Bank has moved almost half its euro clearing activities from London to Frankfurt

-Ian Austin has rowed with party chair Lavery. Labour is now threatening to suspend Austin with accusations he was abusive in language, he denies being abusive but says it was heated and explains why he is unhappy with labour's handling of anti-Semitism

Austin is a child of a Jewish refugee from the Holocaust. Great optics Labour, your in a row about anti-Semitism so very quickly start disciplinary procedures against two Jewish Labour MP's due to rows over the issue

-Burgon says he didn't see the incident with Austin so can't comment, important disciplinary action is taken against anti-Semitism and not those who have strong views on combating anti-Semitism, wants the situation resolved amicably

-Board of Deputies of British Jews has noted of Labour that it "obstructs measures to counter hatred and punishes those who speak out against it", asks Corbyn to lead the party out of "this deep abyss".

-Home Office doubles Early Intervention program funding

-Gove summons water board chiefs to explain failure to meet leakage targets despite a very dry summer

-Government says online political ads will have to have digital imprint saying who it is from

-Culture Committee says Aaron Banks misled them and walked out to avoid scrutiny on meetings with Russia ambassador,

-Electoral Commission welcomes Culture Committee's report on fake news, Labour says they had already called for most of these measures

-Hunt mistakenly tells Chinese officials his wife is Japanese

-Sky poll has 78% think government doing a bad job negotiating Brexit

-Number 10 outright denies newspaper claims they would call in the army to help supply nation if no deal Brexit, denies delaying no deal reports

-Lidington in charge while May is out of country

-Javid says he opposes death penalty but extradition so there can be a trial is in everyone's best interests

-Home Offices launches independent review on modern slavery laws

-Sarah Champion having to hire security for her comments about grooming gangs

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-Burnham asks May to personally intervene on Northern Rail

-Greening .html defends second referendum

-Lord Mandelson argues second referendum would strengthen May's hand against her Brexit wing (number 10 on being asked if they would that advice "No" and extreme Brexiteers hate other countries

-Boris has left Foreign Office flat

-Baker wants Brexit department's work on what no deal would look like for UK and EU to be published

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-D'Ancona says Culture Committee report needs to be acted on now

-Alex Brummer on why Brexit will be great for trade

-Simon Jenkins on train issues are not Grayling's fault but something far deeper
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:17 pm

-UK negotiating team warns EU that thousands of European investment funds will be under threat if there is no special trade deal for financial services

-Finical Times says Barnier has warmed to finical services part of Chequers plan

-Burnham calls for Grayling to go over the shambles of northern trains

-Tories cancel a "Love Island" bottle promotion for finale as they didn't have trademark

-International Development Committee says sexual abuse is endemic in aid sector and charities have a complacent attitude to point of being on verge of being complicit in sexual abuse, were self-deluded in leadership and only act when crises emerges, wants Dfid to make annual statement about safeguarding

-Frank Field, chair of Works and Pensions Committee, has also lost no confidence vote by local party, pretty much for voting with government on Brexit, Field says voting against it would have betrayed the working class f his constituency and long held principles. If the moderates don't complain about this, they can't complain when deselection for them comes round again

-Corbynite and Labour NEC member Peter Willsman has apologized, eventually, after blaming anti-Semitism row on Jewish "Trump fanatics." and of rabbi's making up duff information but only for not being civil. He hasn't resigned, Tom Watson accuses Willsman of being a bully, not heard from Corbyn yet, Labour NEC says he has apologized in private and so that's all ok now before the public apology. Willsman also said they should ask the rabbi's for actual evidence since they are making things up without any evidence at all and admitted to being amazed when some raised their hands when he asked if anyone at witnessed anti-Semitism in the party (which suggests he really hasn't been paying attention, maybe he has too little free time and should resign so he can explore this)

It has been well noted among Jewish leaders that Labour officials have been far far far quicker to charge Jewish MP's then they are to act in any way against Willsman, that NEC made no stand against him at the time. A fair few Corbynite higher ups can see the issue, even Billy Brag can see Willsman should step down and Labour MP's like Streeting, Berger, shadow minister Onwurah, Cooper are unhappy

-Trickett unhappy with government's relationships with lobbyists

-Seven years leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, Steven Agnew, has resigned to spend more time with family (and to pay the bills has been searching for part time work) while he has been struggling with the assembly not being up which meant he couldn't use his best skills and party needs someone more suited to these times

-Hinds says it is a scandal some students reach school age unable to speak in full sentences or read simple words, the home learning environment must not be a taboo for education policy, elite universties aren't instinctvly biased against poor but must do more to help the disadvantaged

-Nicky Morgan not amused the Finical Conduct Authority does not have the powers to try to punish RBS

-Local Government Association has taken the rare step of launching a green paper on social care, arguing for a variety of tax rises

-Home Affairs Select Committee unhappy government isn't even debating post-Brexit immigration

-Public administration and constitutional affairs committee warns mechanisms for Westminster to consult with devolved administrations are inadequate

-DWP Committee unhappy it has been ignored on support of carers

-Hunt urges France and Germany to override Barnier to insist EU compromise on Brexit, no deal would damage relations for a generation. EU and the governments had guessed Hunt would try this and warned him off

I like Sun's Brussels reporter Nick Gutteridge thoughts on this "A bold prediction - this won't work. Who exactly does Hunt think is dictating the Commission's inflexible approach in the first place? (Clue - the hardest country's name begins in 'F' and ends in 'rance' and the second hardest country's name begins in 'G' and ends in 'ermany')"

-Sir Alex Fergusson, Scottish MSP from 99-2016 when he retired, was the third presiding officer of the Scottish parliament from 07 to 2011

-Japanese minister Toshimitsu Motegi promises they will do all they can to ensure UK enters Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which has 11 members, will provide information needed and act as our ally in talks. Quite a boost to Dr Fox

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-Robert Nisbet, director of the rail companies' membership body the Rail Delivery Group, has apologized after saying Uk rail was envy of Europe as "We're a hugely successful railway in many ways - much more so than many countries in Western Europe who would only dream about having our kind of performance and punctuality records,""

BBC Reality Check looks into his claims

-BBC's Georgia Roberts profiles the three candidates to be Tory runner for Mayor of London

-Lord Hague was a ban on political ads on social media

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-Owen Jones backs deselection of rebel 4

-Mike Hume (sun) opposes ID cards

-Tom Bennett wants a more liberal immigration policy

-Hinsliff warns Labour need to be seen taking action against Willsman

-Faisal Islam looks at no deal Dover plans
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:42 pm

-May to meet Macron at his holiday retreat to argue for a less hardline or he risks no deal

-Press not happy with Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism, getting flak for hosting a 2010 event where one Holocaust survivor compared Israel to Nazism and a Palestine activist did likewise, Corbyn's team says his interest in Palestine has led him to share platforms with those whose views on other matters he condemns

-Corbyn needs to be very worried that the question "if Corbyn can't handle anti-Semitism, how can he handle (insert big subject here" is starting to do the rounds

-Willsman says he will refer himself to equality training and says he is being misreported (the recordings are out there, it doesn't do him any favours). Jewish groups demanding rather stronger action, several Corbynites want him to stand aside, Baroness Smith (not a Corbynite) has asked to step down while Chris Williamson backs Willsman

-Boris resignation has seen him go from 8% support on ConHom to be next PM to being leader, Gove has collapsed to 7% for publicly defending Chequers

-Court of Appeals condemns government for misleading High Court on child refugees

-Hollyrood flags flown at half mast to commemorate Sir Alex Fergusson

-Sir Peter Luff, former defence minister, has Parkinson's

-Difd Committee chair Stephen Twigg says charities more concerned at protecting rep rather then helping victims of abuse

-Karin Kneissl, the Austrian foreign minister, says if both sides commit to schedule then n deal won't happen, Barnier is only following the mandate given to him by EU and there is a high degree of cohesion with EU countries on Brexit

-Hunt warns we are heading to no deal by accident which would be a geostrategic mistake, is right to go above Commission's head as countries set the mandate, talks going beyond Oct/Nov is highly unlikely, the government prep for no deal isn't project fear as Brexiteers claim but project reality and we need to be honest with ourselves about choices ahead.

-McDonnell says Labour is considering some form of universal income for next manifesto, anti-Semitism row has shaken Labour to it's core (is a sense slightly brewing that McDonnell is stronger on this then Corbyn) and Labour has to adress this and then help Jews, who are hurting, with the wider horrific problems they are facing


-Zach Brown looks through council's Brexit impact papers

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-Elphicke says government hasn't done enough preparation for no deal

-Tonia Antoniazzi and Sir Penning on medical cannabis

-Sir Ed Davey says the likes of Tommy Robison must be stopped from getting a foothold in mainstream

-Aaron Banks mocks "dopey" Umunna for showing a growth chart about the G7 since USA, Canada and Japan aren't part of the G7. Um....

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-Katy Balls on Boris chance of leadership

-Mathew Norman on Corbyn's struggles with anti-Semitism

-Gina Miller on second referendum

-Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, on Brexit medicine supply chain concerns

-BBC reality Check's Chris Morris on Brexit and aviation industry

-Jonathan Lis argues since no deal is so horrific, it wont happen
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:40 pm

-Gove promises help for farmers during period of potential drought, rumours he has been talking to MP's about an EEA backstop to prevent a disorderly Brexit

-Government express concern at Zimbabwe violence

-Treasury promises to underwrite structural funds we would have got from EU till end of current EU budget

-Momentum drop Willsman from slate

-Keith Vaz accused of bullying Common Clerks when he was chair of Home Affairs Select Committee and Commons authorities ignored it, Vaz denies it

-Barbados High Commander Guy Hewitt hopes Windrush will see British attitudes change on race

-Work and Pensions Committee warns Universal Credit risks giving abusers control of the family finances, Field remarking this is not the 1950's

-Government looking as to why exactly use of food banks have risen, including if due to government policies like austerity and universal credit

-Interest rates raised to 0.75%, highest since the crash and first time ever while, surprisingly, it was unanimous but they warn not to expect another for awhile as rate rises will be at a "gradual pace". Interesting that what had been widely expected and demanded had become something economists weren't entirely sure would happen and aren't certain is right given Brexit issues

-Raab meets French Europe minister Nathalie Loiseau

-Williamson says they are talking to Romania about new defence plans

-Electoral Commission dismisses Patel's accusations against the Remain camp, doesn't have sufficient grounds to invest DUP after BBC investigation

-Rumours of a "blind Brexit" where May is given a very vague but we pay bill, Ireland border kept open and everything will be kicked into long grass, Germany officials denying they want to offer this to May

-Carney jokes "If a week is a long time in politics, then two years is an eternity in monetary policy", wage growth pressure is building, exporters at sweet spot, Labour market is strong, will need to be further rate rises. Brexit talks at critical period and warns business confidence is slipping again while households have been resilient but not indifferent to uncertainty, warns Bank of England's current plans are based on relatively smooth Brexit and will be ready for whatever Brexit throws the Bank's way.

Households better placed to service their debts now, warns savers are unlikely to benefit from this rise, overheard muttering "where do I begin" when asked why is Professor Blanchflower wrong (the professor not pleased), economists having to adjust to uncomfortable new normals like labour cost growth rising, and productivity growth being disappointing so the UK needs higher borrowing costs to keep inflation on target. UK not yet hit by trade war, knows overwhelming issue for business is Brexit uncertainty and BoE trying to provide reassurance, they can't wait for perfect certainty and will react to Brexit as situation requires

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-Joan Ryan says video of Corbyn praising convicted Hamas terrorists as brothers on Iran TV has brought party into disrepute

-John Mann says what Corbyn did in 2010 breaches anti-Semitism rule and basic common decent, welcomes the apology and hopes Corbyn will now do something significant

-Councillor Damien Enticott resigns from Labour after saying Hitler had a solution to Israel problem, had been suspended and apologized if he caused offence

-Tommy Robinson cleared of contempt of court

-Local Government Association wants reform of National Citizen Service as they don't feel it provides value for money right now and reaches too few, would be better given to councils for youth spending year round

-Lord Ricketts warns Macron has no interest in EU softening it's Brexit stance, questions Hunt threatening no deal as less likely to lead to EU softening stance and everybody knows UK is unprepared for no deal

-Helen Mary Jones becomes latest AM, had been one before and selected from regional list after Plaid predecessor resigned in scandal

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-Kettle feels the English needs to be more aware of it's British neighbours feelings and identity

-Kevin Schofield says both parties having a bad summer

-Toynbee not happy Labour NEC candidates ignore Brexit
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:24 pm

-Barnier has article published in 20 papers across Europe, warning Chequers undermines the single market

-Corbyn wants to make speech at Jewish Museum in London, the initial plan for one today has been rejected but discussions about something next week subject to certain conditions (what is Corbyn going to speak about, that he talks about Labour's code of conduct, which Jewish organizations should be invited, that sort of thing)

-Dame Hodge says she doesn't know what the charges are against her or the process she faces, Labour's inaction on Williamson beggars belief

-Carney says no deal would be highly undesirable for economy and the chances of that are uncomfortably high, would drive up consumer prices as companies deal with supply chain issues and disrupt trade for a time but banks are prepared

-BA says even with no deal, planes will still fly as expects a transport agreement to be made

-Government willing to do a sign language GSCE

-Business Committee wants any business employing more then 50 people to report on gender pay, pay gap of more then 40% (which is quite common in some sectors) is obscene

-Transport Committee looking at state of roads

-RBS pays 2p dividend

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-Damien Green on dealing with challenges of a longer living population

-Chris Williamson condemns Momentum for not backing Willsman and for trying to appease "those who will never be appeased" (I'm assuming he means the anti-Corbynites and not Jews), Fire Brigade Union call Momentum "cowardly, undemocratic and politically inept".

-BNP now relying on money from wills and argue they were getting costs under control

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-Daniel Kraemer on what parliament did outside of Brexit this year

-Chris Morris reality checks what no Brexit means for food and medicine

-Steve Richards offers a plan for how May can get around the Brexit paralysis

-Simon Jenkins wants reform to give more power to local government

-Mark Steel hammers both sides of the anti-Semitism debate, Tom McTague wonders if Corbyn's refusal to compromise is beginning to cost him support, Corbyn fan and Zionist Giles Fraser wrestles with the issue

-Professor Blanchflower not happy with rate rise
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:25 pm

-Corbyn on anti-Semitism, a sense this will not really calm things and maybe make it worse. Labour also having to say the timing was not down to them (released just before the Sabbath) which is the kind of unfortunate touch they have on this issue

Personally? He might have been wise to go less on the Israel bit, most of it made me think if only he had done this (followed by actual and symbolic action which this is also lacking) far earlier. Acknowledging there were issues, given examples (maybe that could have been fleshed out a little more) to shut up those who deny it is happening, firm "not in my name" of both anti-Semitism and those denying it is happening, holding up hands on errors. Maybe this can be the start of the healing process but I fear the wounds are too deep, Corbyn now needs a few setpeice actions.

-Independent claiming government preparing for social unrest if no deal Brexit and may ask police leave to be cancelled

-Corbyn and Carwyn Jones backs shadows equalities minister and welsh deputy leader Carolyn Hughes over allegations of homophobic slurs at a former aide (who was cleared of fraud against Hughes), the shadow minister has apologized for hurt caused, says looking back she would have meant as office banter but acknowledges it was offensive. Her past work on LGBT issues and her apology seems to have saved her (also possibly summer recess) but not all in Labour, including Welsh Ministers, are happy. Whether there might be further fall out of the trail against the former aide, we will see

-Apparently French press see May's visit as a cry for help and a sign of British anxiety

-Barnier says he is willing to "improve" EU's proposals on Irish issue and positive about reaching deepest trade deal

-Carney says UK have taken all steps to protect banks from a Brexit crisis but EU haven't

-Rees-Mogg accuses Carney of continuing project fear and of being it's high priest

-General Sir Nick Carter, the new head of the armed forces, says they haven't been asked about transporting food or medicine if no deal

-Hunt promises to do all he can to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

-Recall petition launched against Paisley, first one in Westminster history

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-IDS says there is no such thing as no deal as we then go onto WTO, says officials and Bank of England struggle to understand how this works (if they do't then I'm not sure why IDS thinks he does given his track record)

-Andrew Jenkyns calls Carney deeply irresponsible for returning to project fear and of being overly political in his interventions

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-D'Arcy on if May's parliamentary Brexit strategy can survive
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am

-Dr Fox says no deal is 60-40 due to Commission's intransigence (and not Brexiteers like him obviously), if EU doesn't like Chequers then they should show their own proposal, warns EU's "theological obsession of the unelected is to take priority over the economic wellbeing of the people of Europe then it's a bureaucrats' Brexit - not a people's Brexit - then there is only going to be one outcome"

-Tom Watson warns if Labour don't get a grip on anti-Semitism they will prove unworthy to lead, it could "disappear into a vortex of eternal shame" and should adopt full definition of anti-Semitism and to drop the inquiries against Dame Hodge and Austin.

Watson's comments getting more support from MP's then Corbyn's seems to have done, partly because there seems a lack of trust that Corbyn will actually do anything but a few warm words and, while I can understand the temptation, Corbyn copying bits from his own April article has not been a great look

-Labour offered to drop charges against Dame Hodge but only if she "appropriately apologized". Hodge won't accept guilt and has refused

-Government wants organ donation to move to opt-out

-Javid promises to do more to fight forced marriages

-Pfizer looking at it's medicine supply lines (including Viagra so you can imagine the newspaper headlines) to ensure UK remains supplied in case of no deal Brexit

-Patel demands May shows some backbone against EU as they need our money and UK is in stronger position, Chequers is worst of both worlds

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-Helen Lewis on bad state of Labour

-Corbyn critic Nick Cohen fears Corbyn and Momentum's refusal to fight prejudice will cripple the liberal-left

-Joshua McMullan says Tories need to address their poor history with BME's
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Re: UK Politics

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-Blaming the EU for no deal well under way as someone in Whitehall briefing that EU is obliged to offer UK a proper deal under Lisbon treaty

-Hammond warned City leaders that French will, after initial keeping us close to prevent disruption, lead attempts to "bind Britain's financial services in red tape" after Brexit so Paris can get them to move

-Express and pro-Leave Economists for Free Trade group says no deal would boom UK £600 billion due to "Brexit dividend" and cost EU £500 billion

-Corbyn does video message saying he has campaigned for multiculturalism all his life, Jewish people have been at the heart of Labour and concerns should not be dismissed, denying it is a problem in Labour is only helping it's rise, Labour have been too slow on the matter. Plays down numbers of people engaging in it but says anyone who is or denies it is happening does not do so in his name or Labour's and are not supporters, would take all measures to protect the Jewish communities, ignores Watson's suggestions but says it is his own (Corbyn's) responsibility to tackle anti-Semitism.

The reaction seems to be "warm words we have heard before, not enough"

-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Marie Van Der Zyl and chair of the Jewish Leadership Council Jonathan Goldstein say they warned Corbyn doing an article just before Sabbath would be extremely bad faith, they feel he deliberately chose a time when Jewish organizations would be shut for a holy day and it shows his contempt for Jewish community

-Curiosity among some if Brexiteers will attack Dr Fox for causing pound to crash to 11 month low over his no deal comments. Like they did with Carney

-Twitter campaign against Tom Watson for his comments on anti-Semitism by Corbynites

-Boris surprised Denmark has banned niqab and burka, he opposes such bans as fans flames of grievance, but thinks it is ridiculous to go around "looking like letter boxes".

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-John Harris rails against the hard Brexit leadership, Matthew Norman tears into Dr Fox

-Dr Dave Rich not convinced by Corbyn's article or his record on anti-Semitism

-Matthew O'Toole warns DUP have thrown away union's victory in N.Ireland

-Alan Roden says Corbyn and Sturgeon will be to blame for no deal

-Tom Peck warns both parties have been taken over by extremists and could spit
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 pm

-UK expected to ask Russia to extradite Salisbury subjects

-Express calming 12 senior Labour MP's plotting against Corbyn, there certainly seems to be meetings being held but that leading to anything is a different matter

-Truss comments Tories need to build in countryside or lose to Corbyn, not gone well with all Tories. Blunt argues they will be thrashed at elections if they don't protect green belt

-A member of Labour's National Policy Forum suspended for accusing Watson of being bribed by Jews, George McManus has apologized but Momentum have welcomed his suspension

-Labour now dropped investigation against Dame Hodge, claiming she express "regret" to chief whip which Dame Hodge has firmly denied doing

-Police leaders warn no deal would damage security due to loss of acess to EU-wide security powers and databases. Be interesting to see if Brexiteers accuse the police of project fear

-May meets Sturgeon to sign a city deal and discuss Brexit

-Boris comments about female Muslim dress have not gone down well, Jess Philips has reported him to Equalities Commission and Muslim Council has accused Boris of pandering to far-right, Baroness Warsi calls it dogwhistle politics while Jadine, Creasy and Lammny condemn Boris

-Rees-Mogg home has been vandalized, thankfully while the family were on holiday, should be condemned by all sides

-Rebecca-Long Bailey says Labour would give more support to renewable energy firms and nationalize the system

-Jayne McCormack on what can be done by N.Ireland civil service

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-UKIP suspend three members for alleged attacks of left-wing bookshop

-Dent Coady backs cleaner strike

-Osborne and Gove have had four Wagner opera's in 4 days, nice to see the friendship rebuilt

-Plaid AM and leadership candidate Adam Price wants to rename party "New Wales Party"

-Corbynites accusing Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony Benn, of being a Tory mouthpiece when she spoke out against anti-Semitism and apparently they feel they know him better then his own blood

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-Ken Worthy isn't worried by no deal

-Sean O'Grady on the descent into hate across the country

-Tory candidate Hashim Bhatti on party's descent into Islamophobia
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