Labour will be glad Lady Hale stole the headlines from their car-crash conference

The ruling brought gasps and pandemonium – but the party quickly realised it was win-win One of the more remarkable features of the Labour party conference was just how few MPs made the effort to come to Brighton. A couple of outliers parachuted themselves in for the day, but the large majority avoided the conference entirely. Which meant that many of the fringe meetings consisted of the same few shadow…

October 27, 2019

The Guardian view on Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour: time to come together | Editorial

The Labour leader has won an important victory against many high-profile opponents who wanted Labour to be the party of remain. He must now bring them back into the fold Jeremy Corbyn is cherished by many delegates in his party. He is not held in awe by them. The membership has twice backed Mr Corbyn overwhelmingly as leader despite their views being far more pro-Europe than his own. On the…

October 11, 2019

Forget a second referendum. Labour has to back revoking article 50 | Zoe Williams

The anti-no-deal politicians meeting today need to find a way to work together – and Labour will have to compromise You can tell there’s a general election coming, because that’s the subtext to everything else that happens. Boris Johnson uses the G7 summit to grandstand to the domestic tabloids. Meanwhile the fractious coalition of anti-no-deal forces meets today to try and form a coherent plan to stop Britain crashing out…

August 29, 2019

Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage

From Trump to Orbán, politicians are winning votes by stoking age-old hatreds. Where does this fear of migrants come from? By Suketu Mehta The west is being destroyed, not by migrants, but by the fear of migrants. In country after country, the ghosts of the fascists have rematerialised and are sitting in parliaments in Germany, in Austria, in Italy. They have successfully convinced their populations that the greatest threat to…

August 29, 2019

Brazil Rejects £18 Million Pledge To Fight Amazon Fires

August 28, 2019

PA The Brazil government is set to reject more than $22 million (£18 million) pledged at the G7 summit to help fight the raging fires in the Amazon. The funding was announced yesterday (August 26) by French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the G7 summit and said the money would be released immediately – primarily for more fire-fighting planes. Brazilian officials did not immediately provide a reason for refusing the…


Sean Spicer Will Do Anything to Get Back on Television, Even Humiliate Himself. Again.

August 26, 2019

In the early 2000s, when Donald Trump’s real estate empire was in shambles and his reputation was downgraded to a punchline, reality television came to the rescue. On NBC’s The Apprentice, a man who had lost more than a billion dollars, according to his tax returns, played the role of the ultimate business success story. After 14 seasons, Trump’s rehabilitation was complete, and he announced his campaign for president. Following…


Senate Dems threaten Supreme Court with restructuring

August 15, 2019

A group of Democratic senators issued a warning to the Supreme Court of the United States this week, calling on the high court to “heal itself” or face restructuring. What are the details? Fox News reported that Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Richard Durbin (Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) delivered the “ominous and unusual warning” as part of a brief filed in a Second…


Gay Speaker Spouts QAnon Slogan At Trump Rally Hours After FBI Warning About QAnon Was Leaked

August 6, 2019

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An openly gay Manhattan hairdresser and aspiring actor who leads the group “Walk Away,” recited a QAnon conspiracy theory rallying cry onstage shortly before President Trump addressed the crowd at his rally in Cincinnati on Thursday. “This is not a president who panders to minorities because he needs them,” Brandon Straka said as he warmed up the crowd. “This is a president who serves minorities…


Pound suffers further slide after Boris Johnson takes Brexit hard line – business live

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as sterling hits new 28-month low against the US dollar Pound drops to lowest level in two years amid no-deal Brexit rhetoric Chief of British Gas owner Centrica to step down as it posts lossMark Carney fails to make shortlist for IMF top job 9.18am BST Oh, to be a fly on the wall in 10 Downing Street today as they discuss a…

August 1, 2019

S’pore’s economy shrunk 3.4% in April to June 2019

July 14, 2019

Singapore’s economy shrank 3.4 percent in April to June 2019 from the previous three months, and grew by only 0.1 percent year-on-year. Advertisement (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This means that a technical recession is going to be harder to avoid and it will be deeper. The latest figures were released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on July 12. Advertisement (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Such a…