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  • UK Labour leader hosted Hamas members in Parliament

    08/21/2018 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/18 | David Rosenberg
    UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn hosted a meeting with radical Islamists, including activists affiliated with the Hamas terror organization, in the British Parliament just months before he became head of the UK Labour Party, a new report revealed Tuesday. According to a report by the Daily Mail, in 2015, six months before he won control of Labour and became Opposition Leader, Corbyn hosted a meeting in Parliament with a group of Hamas backers and other radical Islamists. Photographs provided by the Daily Mail.... .....
  • When Senator Leyonhjelm told me to ‘stop shagging men’, I had to speak up

    06/29/2018 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2018 | Sarah Hanson-Young
    Yesterday the Senate was asked to vote on whether the best thing to do to prevent the assault, rape and murder of women is to arm them. I voted no, because I don’t believe that putting more weapons in the hands of the public will make women safer in their homes or on the streets at night. I also don’t think that women should continue to be made to have to take responsibility for the violent crimes and behaviour that some men perpetuate. Truth is, every woman I know has felt unsafe or intimidated at some point, whether it was...
  • Italy election: hung parliament on the cards as populist parties surge – live!

    03/04/2018 8:39:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04 March 2018 | staff
    The euro has recovered some lost ground and is trading at $1.232 so it’s looking like a bit of score-draw for the single currency so far. It’s a bit of a different picture for the Italian stock market which seems set to fall sharply later today. Futures trading points to a 1.3% drop in the Italy 40 index of leading companies, according to online trader IG. ...Italy’s ruling centre-left Democratic Party has admitted it had suffered a “clear defeat” in a general election after coming in third according to projections. ...More than 50% of Italians voters supported populist parties. ...The...
  • Turkey's President Takes a Victory Lap

    02/08/2018 5:25:45 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    Stratfor ^ | 2/8/2018 | Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors
    Following a referendum vote on sweeping constitutional changes in April 2017, Turkey's government will transition from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency after the next presidential election in 2019. The odds of a free and fair election are slim given the measures incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken — and the further measures he will take — to ensure he comes out on top. Though former President Abdullah Gul would be Erdogan's most credible challenger, he is unlikely to run in the next presidential race.
  • Nadine Dorries Under Fire After Admitting She Shares Her Office Computer Password With Staff, Others

    12/05/2017 12:57:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/4 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Nadine Dorries comes under fire after admitting she shares her office computer password with staff and interns as she tries to defend porn-row Deputy PM Damian GreenA senior Conservative MP was under fire today after admitting sharing her computer password with staff and even short term interns. Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries claimed the behaviour was standard practice around Parliament despite being a breach of IT security rules. House of Commons handbook rules state: 'Staff must not share passwords.' Ms Dorries was accused of a 'cavalier attitude to data security' after her posts on Twitter. The MP made her stand...
  • High Court rules Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce ineligible to serve in Parliament (Australia)

    10/26/2017 11:26:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Turnbull Government has lost its one-seat majority after the High Court ruled Barnaby Joyce's election invalid because of his New Zealand citizenship. Mr Joyce will now face a by-election. The court also found former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were not validly elected, along with One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the National Party's Fiona Nash.
  • Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain

    10/27/2017 7:14:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/17
    The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. The move was backed 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by opposition MPs. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began when Catalans backed independence in a disputed vote earlier this month. What powers does Catalonia have?The case for and against independenceReality Check: Police violence in Catalonia The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part in the...
  • 15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against British PM Theresa May

    07/23/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | PTI
    "No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported May saying. LONDON: Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report. Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament's summer break could prove critical for May's future as British prime minister, 'The Sunday Times' reported. "The numbers change...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • Britain was just 2,000 votes from the abyss where Corbyn would have been Prime Minister

    06/11/2017 4:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2017 | Dan Hodges
    Just over an hour before the polls closed on Thursday, I took a call from a member of the Shadow Cabinet.  ‘There’s a strong possibility Jeremy’s going to resign tonight,’ they said. ‘He’s not going to Labour HQ from his count. They’re going to try to keep him away from people, and see if they can get him to change his mind.’ There was no need to keep him away from people. The people were coming to him – in numbers not seen for a Labour leader since the 2001 Blair landslide.
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • Andreea Cristea, Who Fell Into Thames During U.K. Attack, Dies

    04/08/2017 1:53:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/7/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    Andreea Cristea, Who Fell Into Thames During U.K. Attack, Dies By DAN BILEFSKYAPRIL 7, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This PageContinue reading the main story LONDON — A 31-year-old Romanian architect who plunged into the River Thames when a terrorist plowed a vehicle into pedestrians in London became the fifth victim to die as a result of the attack last month, the police said on Friday.PhotoAndreea Cristea Credit London Metropolitan Police, via European Pressphoto Agency
  • Breaking: Shots fired, explosion outside UK Parliament

    03/22/2017 7:47:58 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 429 replies
    REPORTS OF LOUD BANGS AND GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UK PARLIAMENT
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • Speaker faces fight to hang on to his job amid backlash over his decision to BAN 'racist' Trump

    02/07/2017 1:48:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | James Tapsfield
    John Bercow is facing a fight to hang on to his job amid a major backlash over his 'grandstanding' decision to ban Donald Trump from addressing parliament. Furious Tory MPs are considering forcing a vote of no confidence in the Speaker after an extraordinary intervention in which he branded the US President 'racist and sexist' and said he would not authorise the use of historic Westminster Hall during the impending state visit. The comments were cheered by many MPs in the chamber, who have been heavily critical of the travel ban imposed by the White House on nationals from seven...
  • Trump will be barred from speaking in Parliament

    02/06/2017 12:41:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 6, 2017 | Adam Payne
    LONDON — House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year. It is customary for visiting presidents to address MPs and members of the House of Lords in Westminster Hall when making state visits to Britain. As speaker of the House of Commons, however, Bercow is one of three people who has the authority to block visiting figures from doing this. The speaker said on Monday afternoon that addressing Parliament was an "earned honour" and not an invitation that came automatically...
  • MPs vote to back Government’s timetable on Article 50 (Brexit)

    12/07/2016 11:26:21 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 20 replies
    MPs have voted in favour of the Government's timetable to trigger Article 50 by March 2017.
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • Brexit begins: Theresa May takes axe to EU laws

    10/01/2016 2:23:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-01-2016 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Theresa May will on Sunday announce she will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act in a move that will formally begin the process of making Britain’s Parliament sovereign once again. Addressing the Conservative Party Conference for the first time as leader, Mrs May will declare that her government will begin work to end the legislation that gives European Union law supremacy in Britain. In its place, a new “Great Repeal Bill” will be introduced in Parliament as early as next year to put power for the nation’s laws back into the hands of MPs and peers. The announcement is Mrs...