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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit 0

“We will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “The Scottish government will reset the plan I set out.”

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UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond 0

“We’re leaving the EU, and because we’re leaving the EU we will be leaving the single market and, by the way, we’ll be leaving the customs union,” Hammond.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Moment of Truth Fast Approaching’: Soros Warns on Brexit

UK POLITICS: ‘Moment of Truth Fast Approaching’: Soros Warns on Brexit 0

George Soros said Britain was approaching a tipping point that would see the economy slow to such an extent that Brexit might even be reversed.

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UK POLITICS: Government Bans Grenfell Tower Cladding: Philip Hammond

UK POLITICS: Government Bans Grenfell Tower Cladding: Philip Hammond 0

The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom 0

May’s future was uncertain, darkened by her botched gamble on a snap election and muted response to a deadly fire in London.

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UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May

UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May 0

“The Tories (Conservatives) alone are committed to seeing Brexit through in full,” the Sun wrote in a full-page editorial in its Wednesday edition, adding that UKIP no longer served any purpose.

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UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn

UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn 0

“We must resist Islamophobia and division and turn out on 8 June united in our determination to show our democracy is strong,” Corbyn said in the text of a speech due to be delivered in Carlisle, north England.

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UK POLITICS: No Income Tax Hike for Higher Earners: Michael Fallon

UK POLITICS: No Income Tax Hike for Higher Earners: Michael Fallon 0

Fallon: “You’ve seen our record. We’re not in business of punishing people for getting on. On the contrary we want people to keep more of their earnings.”

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UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn 0

Jeremy Corbyn also vowed to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and give the security services more resources if they needed them, saying Britain could not “be protected on the cheap”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief 0

Since Conservatives took power in 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been scrapped with budgets slashed 4 percent each year over the last seven years.

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack 0

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government 0

Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.

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UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights 0

“Theresa May is taking working people for fools,” said Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s campaigns and elections chairman.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President

FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President 0

France’s Emmanuel Macron predecessor, François Hollande welcomed him. Watch Emmanuel Macron​’s first speech as president of the French Republic.

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UK POLITICS: ‘I Won’t Quit If I Lose Election’: Corbyn Declares

UK POLITICS: ‘I Won’t Quit If I Lose Election’: Corbyn Declares 0

“I’m serious about winning the election,” Corbyn told BuzzFeed. “I know what I believe in, I know what I do. I never respond to personal abuse of me, because I’d rather get my policies across. By not responding it forces the other side to engage with the policy debate.”

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UK POLITICS: Local Election: Theresa May Conservatives Make Strong Gains

UK POLITICS: Local Election: Theresa May Conservatives Make Strong Gains 0

Theresa May made local votes a gauge of her leadership, and her Conservative candidates have campaigned using her campaign mantra of “strong and stable leadership”.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography 0

Darcus Howe: ‘My life in Trinidad was miserable. There was growing problem with street gangs.” At 17 he arrived in Southampton. Read Darcus Howe Biography.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately’: Nigerian Civil Society Leaders Urge Buhari

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately’: Nigerian Civil Society Leaders Urge Buhari 0

“We are compelled to advise him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without further delay,” they said.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Gains in Polls, Theresa May Keeps Strong Lead

UK POLITICS: Labour Gains in Polls, Theresa May Keeps Strong Lead 0

YouGov poll found 44 percent backs Conservatives, down from 48 percent last weekend. Support for Labour climbed to 31 percent from 25 percent.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit 0

“There will inevitably be price and cost for Britain, it’s the choice they made,” French President Francois Hollande said.

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