Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

July 3, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove’s quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show – Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies’ recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said. His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap. The environment secretary did not call…

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Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises – BBC News

July 3, 2017

All of the material checked so far in the wake of the tragedy on 14 June has failed the tests. However, the Department for Communities and Local Government said it was testing the buildings it was most worried about first. Where have cladding fire tests failed? What we know so far Who were the victims? Earlier this week, police warned it would not know the final death toll until at…

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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

July 2, 2017

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

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Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

June 29, 2017

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…

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Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Sticking points as Stormont deadline looms Tory-DUP deal: What you need to know How will the 1bn be spent? How will deal affect Stormont talks? On Tuesday, Secretary of State James Brokenshire said there had been “intensive engagement” but warned that time for a deal was running short, stressing that the deadline was set down in law. The parties have until 16:00 BST on Thursday to restore the executive or…

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Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…

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‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean?…

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview…

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Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

The outcome is especially painful for Democrats who viewed Ossoffs candidacy as a prime opportunity to land a blow against President . Handel, a 55-year-old former Georgia secretary of state, replaces Republican Tom Price, who left Congress to become Trumps secretary of health and human services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, was ultimately unable to peel away enough anti-Trump Republicans or mobilize enough new Democratic-leaning voters…

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit talks get under way Almost a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks are finally starting. Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised a “deal like no other in history”, with subjects of early negotiations including the status of expats, the UK’s “divorce bill” and the Northern Ireland border. Things get started at about 11:00 BST. Grenfell Tower tragedy ‘preventable’…

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Image copyright Peter Rhys Williams Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris celebrated their oak anniversary at their Powys nursing home But after spending a month in hospital, Mr Harris was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as his wife in the Brecon Beacons. “Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor’s secretary but he always had…

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement…

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with…

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A number of high-profile government figures have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats. Live updates and rolling coverage Who are the DUP? Can a Conservative and DUP pact work? Q&A: What is a hung parliament? How do minority governments work? Philip Hammond will stay as chancellor, Boris Johnson will remain as foreign secretary and Amber Rudd…

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Did Jeremy Corbyn High-Five The Shadow Foreign Secretary’s Boob?

June 9, 2017

The Labour Party leader was celebrating his partys surprising success as votes poured in during the U.K.electionwhen he appeared to accidentally high-five Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberrys breast. The gaffe was caught on camera. Then the party leader misjudges the situation, goes in for a high-five and fails miserably. Thornberry was not anticipating a high-five at all, so Corbyns attempt landed just west of her cleavage. Luckily, The Telegraph published…

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection….

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to…

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Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 6, 2017

The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatars support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the worlds oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran. Economic disturbances loomed immediately, as Abu Dhabis state-owned Etihad Airways said it would suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice. (Qatar) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in…

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls…

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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

June 2, 2017

The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science nor for its concern about global warming. I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning …when he called, said Guilfoyle, referring to the presidents controversial decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. I spoke to him about it, and this was something very…

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Manchester attack: Victoria railway station reopens – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Manchester attack: Who were the victims? What we know about bomber Salman Abedi Special report: Manchester bombing Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock of British Transport Police (BTP) said his thoughts remained with those affected by the tragic attack. “Since this event, Manchester Victoria station has remained closed and behind the scenes great effort has been made in order get Manchester moving again,” he added. “I am sure that today’s announcement…

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Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

May 29, 2017

PSNI Supt Brian Kee said: “The recklessness of this murder is all too evident. It is beyond belief that the gunman shot the victim when he was out with his son. “We are very lucky that we are not also dealing with the death of this child today.” He said the gunman also showed “total disregard” for the safety of the public, including other children, who were in the car…

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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

The photo, posted to an album titled President Trumps Trip Abroad, featured the spouses of NATO leaders gathering before dinnerat the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. Twitter users were quick to point out the missing name and accused the White House of doing it on purpose.Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast called the caption homophobic. Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy…

May 28, 2017
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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

Greenpeaces Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the presidents recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris climate agreement. A message reading Planet Earth first, a play on Trumps America first foreign policy slogan, was shown on the iconic basilica. Trump is expected to meet with Pope Francis inside the Vatican…

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like…

May 23, 2017
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