Theresa May had wanted to keep Justine Greening in her top team, but failed to stop her quitting with the former education secretary rejecting a transfer to another department. One senior Conservative MP said: “If this was meant to show she has the power to reshuffle her Cabinet, it has shown the complete opposite.”
Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: “This alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities is the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus. Britain’s universities have thrived from having access to talented European researchers, and from years of European cooperation through schemes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus. Now all this is being put at risk by this Government’s botched handling of Brexit, where we seem to be losing all the benefits of EU membership while keeping the costs. These valued members of our communities find themselves uncertain about the future and unconvinced by the too little too late wooing by an incompetent Prime Minister. While they were frozen out of the referendum, they are now voting with their feet.”
Jeremy Corbyn has used his New Year message to say Labour is now “staking out the new centre ground in British politics” and that “the old political consensus is finished”. The Labour leader, who had a successful 2017 after increasing the number of Labour MPs in a shock result at the general election, claimed his party was “a government in waiting”.
Angela Merkel is a German politician best known as the first female chancellor of Germany and one of the architects of the European Union. Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party. Soon after, she was appointed to Helmut Kohl’s cabinet as minister for women and youth, and later she served as minister for the environment and nuclear safety.
“Once again, Turkish President Erdogan continues to mislead the public opinion in Turkey. With his useless soap bubbles, he tries in vain to justify the crimes he has committed against the Syrian people by infinitely and comprehensively helping the terrorist groups in Syria,”Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.