Why a Singapore-style London would be run by Jeremy Corbyn

YouGov polling this week did show Londoners hostile to the idea of a £1m legal limit for annual earnings. But previous polling showed that, by more than two-to-one, Londoners would support a 50p tax rate for those that earn over £150,000. They even agreed with the proposition that the 50p tax should be kept even if it did not bring more money in, because it is morally right that the rich pay more in tax.There are upsides to an independent London. We would finally deal with the housing crisis we face in the city: sheer mass, public irritation would see to that. Londoners’ very extensive use of paid childcare would also demand action to reduce costs. Public transport might also improve for the same reason.But people who want to live in a mercantile city state should not be looking to set one up in London. They will not like to hear this, but the polls suggest that the best place to do that might be in Surrey and the home counties. Polls of those who live in the South show they are the ones that truly believe in capitalism. An independent South might not have the same glamour, but it is the real home of capitalism in Britain. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? 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Share Why a Singapore-style London would be run by Jeremy Corbyn Friday 13 January 2017 4:59 am While London has a large number of successful, liberal-minded professionals, it has at least as many people worried about the supposed negative impact of the city’s wealth and success on ordinary people. Some of these people struggle themselves; others simply reject the laissez-faire capitalist model that some want to create. Either way, there are not enough votes in London for a Singaporean model.There are a few areas where the independence movement would be happy. London would undoubtedly vote to re-join the EU. It would remain much more diverse than the rest of the country and more positive towards multiculturalism – not just accepting of a multiracial society but positive about different cultures asserting themselves. (That said, polls suggest Londoners favour restricting the numbers of new migrants – presumably because of perceived pressures on public services and housing.)But London would also be much more likely to vote in a Corbynist government than the rest of the UK. I do not just mean a Labour government – we have a moderate Labour mayor, and many would be happy for this to continue. But (just as has happened in New York) London is much more likely to vote hard-left. While the Conservatives lead Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour nationally by 13 points, in London it is only by four points. Add a couple of Brexit wobbles, and the lead could disappear.This reflects many Londoners’ core values. Just before the last General Election, think tank Policy Exchange produced in-depth research into people’s values and political priorities. While most people across Britain said their most important value was “family”, in London this was considerably below “fairness”. This is important: family suggests you think the most important unit is outside the state; fairness suggests you think the state needs to intervene to even things up. Londoners are the most likely people, along with those in Scotland, to say government can be a force for good, rather than that its size should be restricted.Furthermore, like other British people, Londoners think the way the economy works is unfair for the majority. Despite living in one of the world’s great capitalist cities, where millions of people’s livelihoods are dependent in some way on the wealth created by the businesses that operate here, people are not convinced about the power of the market. read more

ECB governor Mario Draghi rejects policies of Donald Trump as he says quantitative easing could be extended further

Monday 6 February 2017 3:33 pm ECB governor Mario Draghi rejects policies of Donald Trump as he says quantitative easing could be extended further by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFlex SafeThis New Anti-Theft Personal Travel Safe Is AmazingFlex SafeAuto carLook: Top 5 best small SUVs 2021 | AutocarAuto carBigGlobalTravel30 Really Bad Photos Taken By Real Estate Agents On The JobBigGlobalTravelElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarWeb Development Agency | Search AdsBusiness Website Development Cost In Scottsdale Could Be Cheaper Than You ThinkWeb Development Agency | Search AdsLady GreatThis Is How Kelly Harmon Lives Today At 72Lady GreatweniixTop 5 best family SUVs of 2021 – WENIIXweniixQuizotoThe Ultimate NFL QuizQuizotoYahoo! SearchSearch For Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! Search “It has to be an inflation rate that refers to the whole Eurozone,” Draghi said, with less influence from “transient” effects on inflation from volatile components such as oil.Oil prices have risen considerably since November when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) cut production. However, core inflation, which does not include volatile elements, remains below one per cent in the Eurozone.Draghi committed to a further decline in unemployment before tightening monetary policy as the Eurozone’s growth continues “firming up”.”The evidence suggests that the acute deflation risks have disappeared and that inflation is set to pick up over the coming years,” he said. whatsapp whatsapp European Central Bank (ECB) governor Mario Draghi has hit out at the policies of US President Donald Trump, rejecting deregulation and protectionism as well as claims Germany is manipulating the euro.Draghi also reiterated the ECB’s commitment to its expansive monetary policy, telling MEPs at the European Parliament the central bank was ready to increase the pace of its quantitative easing programme of bond buying if necessary. Jasper Jolly Risks to the Eurozone economy “remain tilted to the downside and relate predominantly to global factors,” Draghi said, before referencing protectionism. He said: “We look with worry about the potential announcements of protectionist measures.”Read more: Hold: The ECB keeps interest rates and QE purchases steadyHe also explicitly criticised the President’s policy of rolling back regulations on the financial sector which were introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis.“The last thing we need at this point in time is a relaxation of regulation,” he said. “The idea of repeating the conditions that were in place before the crisis is very worrisome.”Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform before the election, and since his inauguration has scrapped proposed trade deals, while promising to remove “job-killing regulations”, including the Dodd Frank banking regulations. Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Meanwhile Draghi rejected accusations from Trump’s trade adviser that Germany manipulates the euro to “exploit” the US. Draghi quoted a US Treasury report that rejected the assertion.Read more: Draghi takes a tough line on the UK’s Brexit negotiations“We are not currency manipulators,” he said, while explaining expansionary monetary policy reflects “the diverse positions in the economic cycle” of EU states. Draghi also rejected criticisms of the ECB’s expansionary monetary policy, saying it will “look through” headline inflation “if we believe they do not durably affect the medium-term outlook for price stability”.Dissent has been building within the ECB’s rate-setting governing council, with some northern European nations including Germany experiencing a rapid acceleration in inflation. read more

Invesco is embroiled in a row with its former fund as it refuses to lower management fees

Invesco holds 16.8 per cent of the shares, and the majority of the other shareholders are inexperienced retail investors who may not vote or fully understand the implications of the vote.Adamson said IPE is attempting to persuade Invesco to withdraw the requisition, which he believes is “ill-conceived”. But if the EGM does end up going ahead, IPE would be doing everything possible to ensure the entire shareholder base is fully informed.Brewin Dolphin, a wealth manager which owns around 2.5 per cent of IPE, said that it was “concerned” about the changes proposed by Invesco.”We encouraged the board to seek a renegotiation and restructuring of the fees paid to Invesco Perpetual which are high and encourage excessive risk taking with client funds,” said Brewin’s Guy Foster. Invesco is embroiled in a row with one of its former funds, London-listed investment trust Invesco Perpetual Enhanced Income (IPE), after it refused the independent board’s request to lower management fees.Invesco announced in April that it was quitting as the investment manager of IPE, after the trust’s independent board – headed by chairman Donald Adamson – requested that it push down the management fees it was creaming off from clients. “We cannot support the removal of board members under such circumstances and would urge parties to return to good faith negotiations or otherwise leave the board to continue working to reduce fees and shore up the uncovered distribution for the benefit of shareholders.”Asset managers have been under increasing pressure to lower their fees recently, as increased scrutiny from the Financial Conduct Authority, regulation in the form of Mifid II and the rise of cheaper passive funds has squeezed them.Read more: Financial watchdog’s push for reform of the £7 trillion asset management industry could sideline active funds Invesco is embroiled in a row with its former fund as it refuses to lower management fees However the massive investment management firm is now using its position as IPE’s largest shareholder to boot Adamson and non-executive director Richard Williams, both of whom called for negotiations on fees, off the board.Read more: Gina Miller is planning to sue the FCA over its lenient approach to new regulation”Invesco has refused to negotiate,” Adamson told City A.M. “We did have a good relationship – in my chairman’s statement I acknowledged and thanked Invesco for the work they had done. We now feel very disappointed and shocked.”He added that the company was showing complete disregard for good corporate governance practice and was in breach of its own policy, which requires it to “respect the primacy of client interests”.Today, IPE announced that it had received promising proposals from four “household name” investment managers – all offering to manage the trust for fees much lower than the current 0.9 per cent of net asset value charged by Invesco. Lucy White whatsapp Tuesday 29 May 2018 11:28 am Share We can find no justification for Invesco’s decision to abandon those negotiations, and subsequently use its status as the largest aggregate holder of shares (on behalf of its clients) to seek the removal of two of the directors. They also were not proposing to charge a performance fee, which Invesco did.The four offers which IPE’s board has shortlisted for “further investigation” range from a firm with £11bn in UK assets under management proposing a fee of 0.35 per cent, to a firm with total global assets under management of $370bn pitching a fee of 0.65 per cent.Read more: TalkTalk walk walk? Invesco filings baffle investorsAdamson said the offers proved that Invesco’s insistence on higher fees was out of line with the market.Yet due to the Invesco requisition, IPE must now hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) by 22 July to allow shareholders to vote on whether to get rid of Adamson and Williams. whatsapp read more

Business can reap the rewards of longer life, but only if we avert the looming care crisis

Wednesday 12 September 2018 10:40 am Share Anna Dixon Halving the employment gap between workers aged 50 to state pension age and those in their late-40s could boost nominal GDP by one per cent (up to £20bn per year).We need products and services that are inclusive and help older consumers to stay independent.By supporting people to be healthy as they get older, regardless of where they live or what their background, we can enable more people to enjoy extra years living happy, healthy and independent lives. And we might just avert the social care crisis.Read more: Councils offered £2bn to help prevent a crisis in social care provision That everyone is living longer is a fantastic achievement. Not just for individuals, but for society. We have seen incredible advances in life expectancy – and in 15 years, the UK will have 1.2m more people aged 85 than today.But there is no point living those extra years if we spend them in poor health, or managing a disability that could have been prevented. Business can reap the rewards of longer life, but only if we avert the looming care crisis whatsapp Doing this will require transformative action and a strategic, forward-thinking approach to healthy ageing.There are three areas where we need to act.First, we can reduce the time people spend dependent on care by helping them be healthier in mid-life. That means bolder, faster action needs to be taken on four of the biggest contributors to ill-health in later life: physical inactivity, poor diet, smoking, and alcohol.Second, when people experience a sudden decline in health and end up in hospital, they need support to keep active and prevent loss of functional abilities, such as using the toilet unaided. Using Helpforce volunteers to get patients moving in wards has huge potential.Community-based services must do more to support people discharged from hospital in order to reduce their chances of being re-admitted and to prevent spiralling care needs. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPail Part of the challenge is tackling ageist attitudes among health professionals, some of whom believe functional decline is a normal part of ageing that can’t be prevented.This misconception may prevent a focus on rehabilitating older people, reducing their chances of recovering to live independently.Finally, we need to recognise the role our environment plays in helping us to maintain our functional ability. This could mean installing a walk-in shower so we can continue to wash without help from a care worker. It could require adjustments in the workplace so we don’t have to stop working.Businesses must wake up to the economic opportunities of longer lives.Over-50s households contributed half of consumer spending in 2016, some £473bn. And enabling people to be in fulfilling work for longer provides increased tax revenues and lowers the welfare bill by reducing spend on out of work benefits. Today, a 65-year-old can expect to spend around a decade of later life in poor health, and research published last week shows that there will be a million over-65s requiring round-the-clock care by 2035.Read more: The government has a new plan to fund social care after ‘dementia tax’ rowThere is also a shameful gap in healthy life expectancy between rich and poor. People living in areas like Kensington and Chelsea can enjoy on average 18 more years of good health compared to people in places like Blackpool or Manchester.Good health is fundamental to quality of life. It allows us to work, stay socially active, and do things that we love.The government has stated its ambition to ensure that people can enjoy “five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035”. whatsapp read more

Government is set to slash hybrid car subsidies as it focuses on pure electric power

first_imgFriday 12 October 2018 10:23 am The decision has provoked anger from industry trade bodies including the SMMT.Read more: Volvo dreams up its first driverless electric car”Prematurely removing up-front purchase grants can have a devastating impact on demand – without world-class incentives, government’s world-class ambitions will not be delivered,” said Mike Hawes, chief executive of the SMMT.Jack Cousens, head of roads policy for the The Automobile Association, feared that this would hamper government aims to promote green car sales.”The government wants to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars, but scrapping grants for low emission cars may well stall their progress. This announcement will simply put more drivers off from buying greener cars,” he said. Sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles, which include various types of environmentally-friendly cars, are the fastest growing sector in the car market, rising 22 per cent so far this year, according to research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Hybrid cars possess both a combustion and electric engine, and customers have enjoyed cash incentives to purchase them since 2011 as part of government efforts to establish the plug-in car market and reduce emission levels from cars. The Department for Transport (DfT) is cutting subsidies available for customers purchasing plug-in hybrid vehicles, as the government looks to shift consumer focus towards pure electric models instead. From next month, buyers of cars that emit less than 50 grams per kilometre of CO2 and have a zero-emission range of at least 70 miles will see the price reductions they are eligible for reduced by 22 per cent from £4,500 to £3,500.Meanwhile, vehicles that release up to 75g/km of CO2 but with a lower zero-emission range will no longer be eligible for any subsidies at all.“With plug-in hybrid models like the Mitsubishi Outlander becoming popular among consumers the government is focussing its attention to zero emission models such as the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3,” the government said in a statement.Read more: Toyota recalls 2.4m hybrid vehicles over stalling issueIt also said the move reflected general decreases in the price of buying alternatively fuelled vehicles in the UK. Nicholas EarlNicholas Earl is a sports and business contributor. 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Ukraine introduces martial law as it warns of possible Russian invasion

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It Loveinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Tuesday 27 November 2018 9:43 am Russia’s foreign ministry blamed Kiev for the crisis.“It’s obvious that this painstakingly thought-through and planned provocation was aimed at igniting another source of tension in the region in order to create a pretext to ramp up sanctions against Russia,” it said in a statement.The incident took place in the Kerch Strait between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. Russia has closed off the waterway, a vital link between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Martial law has been introduced for 30 days in parts of the country judged most vulnerable to an invasion.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called Russia’s seizure of the Ukrainian vessels “a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law” and called for restraint from both countries.“The United States condemns this aggressive Russian action. We call on Russia to return to Ukraine its vessels and detained crew members, and to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Pompeo said in a statement.Sunday’s clash marked one of the first direct confrontations between the two countries, in a conflict that has been marked by Russia’s heavy use of proxies, including two Moscow-backed separatist movements in Ukraine’s far east. Russian has denied any direct military involvement.Poroshenko said: “Russia has been waging a hybrid war against our country for a fifth year. But with an attack on Ukrainian military boats it moved to a new stage of aggression.” Ukraine has imposed martial law on parts of the country vulnerable to an attack by Russia following the naval clash between the two countries on Sunday.Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said there was an “extremely serious” threat of a Russian land invasion after Russia injured six Ukrainian sailors at the weekend and seized three of its ships. whatsapp James Booth center_img Share Ukraine introduces martial law as it warns of possible Russian invasion Tags: Trading Archive whatsapplast_img read more

May tells public ‘I’m on your side’ as she calls for Brexit date extension

first_imgBrexiter Nigel Evans described May going “cap in hand to the European Union asking for an extension” as a “total humiliation” for the UK.Former attorney general Dominic Grieve, who is opposed to Brexit, told the Commons the sight of May rebuking Parliament for its role in the process was “the worst moment I have experienced since I came into the House of Commons”.He added: “I have never felt more ashamed to be a member of the Conservative Party or be asked to lend her support.”The despair felt by MPs was echoed in a Sky Data poll published yesterday, which revealed 90 per cent of the public think the Brexit talks have been a “national humiliation”.Any hope that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would emerge as a unifying figure were called into doubt last night after he refused to attend a meeting with May when he saw Chuka Umunna – who recently quit his party – was also invited. Theresa May last night conceded that any delay to Brexit was “a matter of deep personal regret” as she used a live Downing Street address to pile pressure on MPs to back her unpopular deal.Speaking from Number 10, the Prime Minister said the public has “had enough” of the Brexit debate and wanted politicians to focus on other issues. Yesterday morning, May asked the EU to extend the Article 50 exit process to 30 June to give the UK more time to get a deal through parliament.Read more: City A.M.’s rate-setting committee vote to hold interest ratesShe vowed not to back a further delay, and in her statement from Downing Street urged MPs to back her deal at what would be the third time of asking.She said: “This delay is a matter of deep personal regret for me and of this I am absolutely sure you the public have had enough. You’re tired of the infighting, you’re tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children’s schools, our national health service, knife crime,” adding: “It’s now time for MPs to decide.”The UK will only get an extension if all 27 EU countries agree to the move. Share May tells public ‘I’m on your side’ as she calls for Brexit date extension Tags: Trading Archive Owen Bennett whatsapp The Streatham MP was representing the Independent Group – made up of ex Labour and Tory MPs – at a meeting of opposition leaders last night.Corbyn walked out of the meeting just minutes before it was due to begin when he saw Umunna was present. whatsapp Thursday 21 March 2019 12:29 am Speaking ahead of a summit starting in Brussels today, European Council president Donald Tusk warned May that a short extension would be conditional on MPs passing her deal next week.If the deal is rejected, Tusk said he was prepared to call an emergency summit of EU leaders to decide what should happen next.Read more: Donald Tusk: Brexit delay only if MPs pass May’s dealAccording to a European Commission report leaked to Reuters, the EU would want any delay beyond 23 May to be significantly longer and require the UK’s participation in European elections – a prospect May has described as unthinkable.The PM’s bid for a delay to Brexit prompted anger from Remain- and Leave-backing Tory MPs.last_img read more

Live: Rebel numbers creep up ahead of critical Brexit vote

first_imgTuesday 3 September 2019 7:54 pm Several of his Conservative colleagues stood to back him, alongside opposition MPs. But Jacob Rees-Mogg accused him of “stunning arrogance”. Catherine Neilan Live: Rebel numbers creep up ahead of critical Brexit vote Earlier today, Johnson’s spokesman told journalists he stood by earlier threats to deselect MPs if they go against the government tonight, including abstentions, saying it would be “handing power to Jeremy Corbyn”. The number of Conservative MPs willing to rebel and go against the government in tonight’s critical vote are creeping up, with a swathe of resignations, defections and rejections of the Prime Minister’s position. whatsapp Ken Clarke, former chancellor and father of the House, echoed that sentiment, calling for more MPs to “come to the middle” and agree on a soft Brexit “where you keep the current economic ties… which British Conservative governments took a role in creating”. whatsapp But it is not all in one direction: Kate Hoey, a prominent Leave supporter, has also said she will not stand as a Labour MP at the next election, freeing her to vote with the government tonight. Many MPs have pre-empted Johnson. This morning former ministers including Justine Greening and Alistair Burt both confirmed they would not stand at the next election, while fellow Tory Phillip Lee crossed the floor to join the Liberal Democrats just as the Prime Minister stood at the dispatch box. He added: “To vote against the government would be to lose the whip.” Letwin added: “The Prime Minister is much in the position of someone on one side of a canyon shouting to the people on the other side of the canyon that, unless they do as he says, he will throw himself into the abyss. This does not strike me as a credible negotiating strategy.” Former Conservative minister Nick Boles, who now sits as an independent MP, told rebel Tories: “Your country needs you. Do what you know to be right. Join me on these benches and together let’s build a new force in British politics.” “The aim is to create a marionette government,” he added, telling them they must not “bind [Johnson] hand and foot” to go to Brussels. Sir Nicholas Soames has said he would “with a heavy heart” defy the whip and vote for the motion enabling backbenchers to take control of the order paper tomorrow. This in turn will allow MPs to debate and vote on a more critical bill, which seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit. center_img Soames, who is Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson, now risks having the whip withdrawn and effectively being sacked as a Conservative MP by Boris Johnson, biographer and self-confessed idol of his wartime predecessor. Main image: Getty A demonstrator holds up a smoke bomb during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on September 3, 2019, at a gathering hosted by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity. – The fate of Brexit hung in the balance on Tuesday as parliament prepared for an explosive showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s that could end in a snap election. Members of Johnson’s own Conservative party, including Philip Hammond, are preparing to join opposition lawmakers in a vote to try to force a delay to Britain’s exit from the European Union if he cannot secure a divorce deal with Brussels in the next few weeks. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) More From Our Partners Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature’s paybusinessinsider.com But Tory MP Bernard Jenkin told colleagues that “unless we are to abandon referendums, then this house should be ready to implement popular decisions it does not like… If we refuse to do so… that will have consequences for the credibilty of parliament in the eyes of our electors.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told MPs the bill did not “close off other options” but gave “vital breathing space to find an alternative way through the Brexit mess this and the previous government have created”.  He added: “Today is another historic day in Parliament. It is our chance to seize this last opportunity to stand up to a bullying government, that has shown itself ready to dodge scrutiny and silence debate. If we do not act today we may never get another chance.” Tags: Brexit Share They were speaking after former Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin told MPs he was bringing the motion forward to make more time to strike a deal. The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Brexit talks under the current regime were “a complete sham” and pressed other Scottish MPs to “stand up” for Scotland and block a no-deal Brexit. He said the Conservative party “has been taken over by a cult”, comparing Johnson to a dictator. The Leader of the House urged backbenchers not to vote for the bill tomorrow, saying it would lead to “indefinite vassalage”. They join others, including Ken Clarke, in being able to vote without having to follow party lines. last_img read more

Emily Thornberry grilled over Corbyn’s nuclear stance

first_imgMonday 11 November 2019 11:23 am Read more: Conservatives and Labour battle over election spending pledges “I think that people from the military listening to the radio this morning, and their family and supporters, would want the same as we do. Stefan Boscia Labour’s foreign secretary struggled to answer questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s preparedness to use military action or nuclear weapons today in the face of questions about the opposition leader’s history of pacifism. However, she still insisted that Corbyn would be willing to use military force if need be. “No, not off the top of my head,” she said. She also said didn’t know if the Labour leader would ever use nuclear weapons. Tags: General election 2019 One person commented: “The idea that we might have a political leader who is reluctant to go to war or use nuclear weapons is a bad thing beggars belief.” “Jeremy is not a pacifist, we are not pacifists,” she said. She told ITV: “No one in the end knows whether they would use it, how they would use it, because it has such extraordinary force and millions of people can be killed.” Thornberry’s interviews were branded as “car crashes” as people on Twitter mocked the shadow foreign secretary for being unable to defend her party leader’s defence record. “If, and when, we use military action, we use military action in order to ensure we can stop genocides or unfair actions happening.” Emily Thornberry faced a barrage of questions in several interviews this morning about whether Corbyn would use nuclear weapons or indeed any military force to protect the UK. Read more: Keith Vaz to stand down in general election whatsapp whatsapp Thornberry was asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme whether she could recall a time when Corbyn had ever agreed with any of Britain’s post World War II military endeavours. Main image credit: Getty Images One person commented: “Emily Thornberry’s sigh when asked when Jeremy Corbyn had backed British troops was quite the moment.” However, some defended Islington South and Finsbury MP on social media. “The fact that the shadow foreign secretary is openly speculating that her leader could be overruled by a committee on a matter as fundamental as using our nuclear deterrent shows just how weak Jeremy Corbyn really is,” he said. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Defence minister Johnny Mercer said Labour had to clarify its position on whether it supports a nuclear deterrent. Emily Thornberry grilled over Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear stance A nuclear strike is prepared for London, Manchester & Birmingham already gone, what does Corbyn do?”Who knows” Emily Thornberry with an eye roll.#Brexit #GE2019 – the security of the UK is at risK -Be Smart. pic.twitter.com/IZFZ5MCLMR— Darren of Plymouth ?? (@DarrenPlymouth) November 11, 2019 “No, not off the top of my head.”Emily Thornberry admits she can’t think of a time Jeremy Corbyn backed the British armed forces!Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party are nothing short of a national disgrace!pic.twitter.com/mN8jnl1oJI— Luke George (@MrToryLuke) November 11, 2019 Share Corbyn was formerly an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, has labelled Nato as a “danger to world peace” and in 2015 said he would never use nuclear weapons if elected prime minister. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLama The Labour leader has a history of opposing UK military action and was one of the founders of the Stop the War Coalition, which protested against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.last_img read more

Brexit bill: MPs to vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

first_imgThe government insists one can be in place by the end of the transition period, however. https://www.cityam.com/brexit-department-set-to-be-scrapped-in-the-new-year/ MPs have been allocated three days to debate it in the New Year – 7, 8 and 9 January – with the plan to make it law by the end of the month. The Prime Minister has said it would end “delay and rancour” and provide “certainty”, but opponents say it does the opposite, and that a trade deal with the EU could take years to be agreed. It would mean the UK stops following EU rules regardless of what agreements have or haven’t been put in place. MPs will today vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill just more than a month before 31 January deadline. Show Comments ▼ “Today… is an opportunity after three years of dither, of delay, of divisiveness, to actually deliver and step forward and move this legislation to leave by 31 January, and be able to then start bringing the country back together.” It will then be further scrutinised by MPs as well as the House of Lords. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoTheFashionBallAll The Reasons It Won’t Last With Meghan – According To HarryTheFashionBallUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndo The withdrawal bill was first introduced to the House of Commons in October and will have its second reading today. MPs will have a chance to debate it, before voting on its general principles. Read more: Brexit department set to be scrapped in the New Year Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Friday 20 December 2019 9:10 am whatsapp Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said the UK was set for “an historic day” today. The bill is expected to pass today’s test easily, with the Conservatives having secured an 80-seat majority at last week’s general election. MPs are to debate the Brexit bill at a second reading (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) “The reality is the British people in the general election made clear they want Brexit delivered, but also they want us to bring the country back together – to start the healing process and to move on to the many other issues in the manifesto that we want to focus on,” he said. Brexit bill: MPs to vote on Boris Johnson’s deal in second reading Read more: CBI welcomes Prime Minister’s Brexit trade deal deadline The bill would also ban the government from extending the transition period beyond 2020. whatsapp Share Michael Searles last_img read more