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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:33 pm

Nandy and Jess Philips confirmed contenders, week ahead, fall out from Trump's strike at Iran
-Papers on Iran news, fears of retaliation and a Gulf War 3 while aamr UK was not consulted despite the danger this puts our soldiers in the area

-Government announces £4 million to help combat rogue landlords, Labour not impressed by the paltry amount

-D'Arcy's Brexit Week Ahead

-Corbyn has asked Boris about what the PM knew before hand about US plans against Solemanis (I expect an UQ will be asked on Tuesday) and an urgent meeting of the privy council, calls it an assassination and a dangerous escalation and restraint should be called for, Raab calls on all sides to de-escalate things. Tugenhadt Solemanis death is an opportunity for change but is considered at the lack of forewarning to allies, Ed Davey says Trump has been reckless and UK should seek allies in UN rather then follow US, Thornbery says she has warned Trump would recklessly escalate tensions and he has with marches maybe needed again to prevent war, Caroline Lucas calls for government to condemn the killing.

-Nandy confirms she is running via open letter to her constituents, also sets her pitch also talks of devolve to the regions and should come from the regions as people in places like Wigan don't believe Labour leaders understand their homes, won't engage in factionalism, need to fight Boris via boldness and precision

-Jess Philips says next leader needs to be someone who understands why Labour lost, not believing Labour won the argument, be willing to speak truth to power and take on Boris, won't be an easy fight for her but believes members are ready to try different, something has to change and more honesty is required in politics, she is able to reach out and earn trust, Corbyn's response on anti-Semitism was woeful

-Labour leadership timetable to be set out on Monday

-Nick Ramsay released without charge, what follows politically may depend what emerges but his suspension is being reviewed

-Irish language act an issue in Stormont again

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-Layla Moran why she spoke out about her sexuality, don't think it reflects well on some of the press

-Scottish Labour MSP and Health Spokesperson Monica Lennon calls for Scottish party to split from UK Labour to reverse Scottish Labour's decline in Scotland

-SNP's Kenny MacAskill says chances of referendum this year on independence are slim to zero

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-Ellie Geranmayeh how Europe should respond to escalating tensions between Iran and US

-John Ashmore what he wishes to see by 2030

-Iain Watson why Labour timetable matters
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:25 pm

Iran fallout, Sir Stramer enters race
-Papers on Iran, Sun on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph want UK to move away from EU's Iran stance to something more hardline, Mail on Sunday uneasy, or Labour race

-Jess Philips makes her pitch as does Sir Stramer as Sir Stramer enters race, also release videos talking of how as a lawyer he has defended striking miners and the like.

-Wallace has ordered two navy ships into Gulf, Thoenberry on Iran, Raab to go to US to meet counter-part Pompeo with accusations government has been too slow to respond and Raab has admitted we didn't know while going between awkward balance of "of course we understand why" but not quite agreeing with US act.

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-Ellwood (sun) on Iran, Hunt says disappointing we weren't forewarned but wonders if US simply didn't want to put us in awkward position of being against it before hand

-Lord Berkley says costs of HS2 are out of control and won't start running to Manchester and Leeds till 2040 and from Birmingham till 2031
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