Archiv: leaderships


29.01.2020 - 11:46 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Democratic leaders hold fire on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

A group of pro-Israel Democrats who accompanied Pelosi on the trip — including House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Middle East panel Chairman Ted Deutch of Florida — also expressed hope that Trump’s proposal could lead to direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians to ultimately result in a two-state solution.

04.10.2019 - 14:08 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu reportedly backing away from proposed Likud party primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly shrinking away from a suggested Likud party primary proposal after close allies warned he has more to lose than gain in the contest.

Instead, Netanyahu is weighing a whether to hold an internal leadership contest next year after Foreign Minister Israel Katz made the suggestion Thursday evening, according to Israeli broadcaster Channel 12.

23.07.2019 - 09:38 [ Daily Mail ]

Jeremy Hunt could be fired TODAY if Boris Johnson thrashes him in Tory leadership vote

– Foreign Secretary has gone head to head with Johnson to be next Prime Minister
– They were often at loggerheads during campaign, with Hunt branding his rival a ‚coward‘
– Now Johnson’s allies say he will have ‚free hand‘ to fire Hunt if he wins by large margin

22.07.2019 - 19:38 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Jo Swinson defeats Ed Davey to become the new Liberal Democrat leader

The party’s deputy leader defeated rival Sir Ed Davey in the race to succeed Sir Vince Cable.

Ms Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, received 47,997 votes, comfortably ahead of her rival on 28,021.

21.07.2019 - 10:31 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Hammond packs his bags: Chancellor prepares for life as a Remainer rebel MP after his threat to bring down the government and block No Deal, as Boris finalizes his Cabinet including ‚David Davis in the Treasury or as Foreign Secretary‘

Mr Hammond was seen loading an array of luggage including cases, bags and holdalls, into the boot of a black saloon outside his residence at Number 11.

It comes just one day after he threatened to back a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson if he tires to take Britain out of the EU without a deal in October.

21.07.2019 - 10:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson on track for landslide win as 73 per cent of Tory voters back the PM hopeful, survey reveals

It raises the prospect of him entering 10 Downing Street this week with a huge mandate to deliver Brexit by the end of October.

Mr Johnson has won the support of 73 per cent of those eligible to vote, according to an exclusive survey for The Sun on Sunday.

The figures even suggest his fan base has increased during the four-week campaign in which he was pitched head-to-head with rival Jeremy Hunt 17 times.

17.07.2019 - 10:00 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

New EU Commission president sets up clash with Boris Johnson as she warns Brexit deal is non-negotiable

Ursula von der Leyen, who was confirmed as the first woman president of the European Commission in Strasbourg on Tuesday, has said she would support a Brexit extension but warned the Withdrawal Agreement would not be renegotiated.

16.07.2019 - 14:37 [ Politico.eu ]

Boris Johnson: Trump’s ‘go home’ attack was ‘totally inappropriate’

Boris Johnson, the former U.K. foreign secretary, said Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on Democratic congresswomen of color was „totally unacceptable,“ adding that he could not understand why the U.S. president had made them.

„It is totally unacceptable in a modern multi-racial country which you’re trying to lead,“ he said of U.S. president’s remarks at a Conservative party leadership debate hosted by the Sun newspaper and Talk Radio, although he refused to condemn the tweets as „racist.“

13.07.2019 - 08:01 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Terror cops probe leak of Darroch emails about Trump: Scotland Yard is accused of ‚police state‘ tactics with threat to prosecute publishers who print more secrets

– Police are investigating alleged leaking of ambassador Sir Kim Darroch’s emails
– Scotland Yard say its counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation
– Met Police say ‚there has been damage caused to UK international relations‘
– They said there is clear public interest in bringing person responsible to justice

13.07.2019 - 07:56 [ BBC ]

Iran tanker row: UK to send second warship to the Gulf

HMS Duncan is currently in the Mediterranean and is expected to join HMS Montrose in the region next week.

12.07.2019 - 10:43 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

Our survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson 72 per cent, Hunt 28 per cent. 72 per cent overall have voted. On these figures, Johnson has already won.

Last week, it showed the Boris Johnson on 67 per cent and Jeremy Hunt on 29 per cent.

A few days later, YouGov found Johnson on 74 per cent and Hunt on 26 per cent.

Today, our survey shows Johnson on 72 per cent and Hunt on 28 per cent.

We have varied the standard question and added one to ask whether or not respondents have already voted. Seventy-one per cent of respondents say that they have done so (see below).

12.07.2019 - 10:41 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Hunt promises more spending on the Royal Navy to boost ‚hard power‘ in response to Iran crisis

Jeremy Hunt has said the Royal Navy has been “run down too much” as he cited a skirmish between Britain and Iran in the Persian Gulf as proof that more warships are needed.

The Foreign Secretary said the “deeply troubling” events in the Middle East showed that the Navy must be “expanded to meet the threats we face”.

11.07.2019 - 12:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory Party members would ditch Nigel Farage if Boris Johnson can deliver Brexit by October 31, says poll

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party vote would collapse and switch back to the Tories if Boris Johnson succeeded in taking the UK out of the EU by October 31, a poll of Tory party members shows.

The vast majority of Conservative switchers to the Brexit Party would come back to the Tories in a subsequent general election, leaving Mr Farage with a tiny rump, according to the survey by pollsters Orb International for the Telegraph.

10.07.2019 - 20:31 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Furious Tory insider accuses Theresa May of letting parliament lay ‘elephant traps’ for Boris Johnson

(09.07.2019)

Speaking to The Independent on condition of anonymity, the government insider said there was frustration in Conservative ranks that Downing Street was allowing opponents of Brexit opportunities to tie the future prime minister’s hands.

10.07.2019 - 19:58 [ theGuardian.com ]

Johnson under fire as Kim Darroch quits as UK ambassador to US

After the ambassador submitted his resignation, explaining that he felt that speculation over his future was “making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like”, Johnson faced sharp criticism over his role in the affair, with one minister accusing him of throwing the ambassador “under the bus”.

And in language that will be viewed as an implicit criticism of Johnson’s failure to back Darroch, Theresa May told MPs: “I hope the house will reflect on the importance of defending our values and principles, particularly when they are under pressure.”

10.07.2019 - 19:54 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Public Split on Kim Darroch Resignation

YouGov have conducted some remarkably speedy polling of the public’s attitude towards the Kim Darroch affair, although the fieldwork was conducted before his resignation.

07.07.2019 - 12:43 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson insists he is ’not bluffing‘ about delivering a no-deal Brexit on October 31

The frontrunner to succeed Theresa May in little over a fortnight urged European leaders to „look deep into our eyes“ and understand that the UK will leave the EU with or without an agreement on Halloween, if he becomes prime minister.

The warning, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, will rankle in Brussels where EU figures insist they will not re-open the exit deal agreed with Theresa May. Mr Johnson hopes to secure changes by making clear that he will walk away if Brussels refuses to budge, after Mrs May failed to deliver on a similar promise in March.

07.07.2019 - 12:41 [ Express.co.uk ]

Iran risks UK following US in pulling out of Iran nuclear deal warns Jeremy Hunt

(01.07.2019)

The Tory leadership hopeful made the announcement after Tehran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 agreement with major powers. The Foreign Secretary told Sky News that Britain still supported the pact. He added: “We want to preserve that deal because we don’t want Iran to have nuclear weapons but if Iran breaks that deal then we are out of it as well.”

06.07.2019 - 11:36 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Revealed: The Major Remain Campaign Donors Bankrolling Hunt’s Campaign

Overall that’s over £225,000 Hunt’s backers have donated to anti-Brexit campaigns, parties and politicians, before sticking their financial clout behind him. Tory members might well be wondering what he’s telling his hardline Remain donors that he isn’t telling them…

06.07.2019 - 10:52 [ theTimes.com ]

Boris Johnson set for landslide in battle to reach No 10

Boris Johnson is on course to enter Downing Street with a resounding victory this month, according to a poll of Conservative Party members.

Mr Johnson is backed by 74 per cent with Jeremy Hunt on 26 per cent, according to a YouGov/Times poll taken as Tories start to receive ballot papers.

05.07.2019 - 10:54 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

Our final Next Tory Leader survey before ballot papers arrive finds Johnson on 67 per cent and Hunt on 29 per cent

The majority of replies on which this result is based came in on July 3 – the day on which at least some ballot papers were dispatched to the best part, we are told, of about 160,000 Conservative Party members. So a small minority of these survey responses will have been returned at the same time as real votes. CCHQ expects a high turnout.

04.07.2019 - 09:48 [ BBC ]

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt make new promises as voting nears

The pledges come two days before ballot papers are posted to the party members.

Voting closes on 22 July, with the winner expected to be announced the following day.

04.07.2019 - 09:21 [ channel4.com ]

Exclusive: Jeremy Hunt warns of ‘serious consequences’ if China fails to honour Hong Kong agreement

(03.07.2019)

The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has warned China of “serious consequences” if it fails to honour its agreement over Hong Kong.

Speaking to Channel 4 News, Mr Hunt said China needs to honour a 1984 treaty that guarantees basic freedoms to the former British colony for 50 years.

27.06.2019 - 17:49 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris says ALL his Cabinet ministers must back a ‚do or die‘ Brexit by Halloween – as Remainers plot ‚grossly irresponsible‘ bid to block No Deal by CUTTING OFF vital funding to Whitehall departments

– Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt continuing to trade blows in Tory leader contest
– Mr Johnson made clear all ministers must be ready for No Deal by October 31
– Comments came amid confusion on whether he would try to suspend Parliament
– Remainer MPs are launching another attempt to block No Deal Brexit next week

27.06.2019 - 17:41 [ Daily Mail ]

Tory members STILL want Boris to be PM despite Carrie rows and campaign ‘cowardice’: Hunt’s charm offensive is not enough to stop showboating BoJo as latest polls reveal the favourite is miles ahead in race for No 10

Boris Johnson remains the overwhelming choice of Tory members to be the next party leader and prime minister despite a week of serious campaign setbacks, a new poll reveals today.

27.06.2019 - 17:28 [ Daily Mail ]

Japan’s foreign minister reveals he has privately begged Boris and Hunt to avoid a No-Deal Brexit amid fears it will devastate the automotive industry

Japan’s Foreign Minister has warned that Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal could threaten the UK’s automotive industry.

Tarō Kōno today said that a No Deal exit would have ‚very negative‘ consequences for more than 1,000 Japanese firms operating in the UK.

26.06.2019 - 16:34 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Tory leadership vote news LIVE: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt clash over Brexit in battle for Number 10

The candidates are set to clash again this evening as they take part in a digital hustings streamed live over Facebook and Twitter.

26.06.2019 - 16:20 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris ‚vows to IGNORE MPs‘ efforts to block No Deal‘ as poll shows Britain wants Brexit more than ever: 57% now want to leave EU (MORE than at the referendum) and 28% would be happy to crash out

– Mr Johnson’s allies say bid by MPs to block No Deal would have ‚zero legal effect‘
– Supporter Dominic Raab says Boris could see off blocking bid and ‚get us out‘
– Team Johnson allies turn on Liam Fox over criticism of favourite’s Brexit Plan B
– It came as new poll showed majority of people still want some form of Brexit
– Some 28 per cent back No Deal and 13 per cent want Theresa May’s deal
– Some 16 per cent are in favour of a softer Brexit and 43 per cent want to stay
– Tories and The Brexit Party both on 22 per cent in latest general election poll

25.06.2019 - 19:38 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris vows to take Britain out of the ‘prison’ of the EU by October 31 ‘do or die’ as he blasts Theresa May’s ‘pathetic gloom’

In an interview with talkRADIO he said: „We are getting ready to come out on October the 31st. Come what may. Do or die.“

He refused to delay Brexit again with another extension like Mrs May did twice, and said his „positive energy“ would unlock the talks.

Boris blasted: „I’ve never seen such morosity and gloom from a government.

25.06.2019 - 19:35 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson clashes with Bank of England chief over whether Britain can strike a deal to continue free trade with EU after Brexit

In a stormy LBC interview, Mr Johnson was repeatedly challenged by interviewer Nick Ferrari to say if he was accusing Mark Carney of being wrong.

Mr Johnson insisted Britain would be allowed to use world trade laws to enjoy a period without any changes to tariffs that would endanger exports, something the Bank Governor and many others have stressed would be impossible to demand without agreement in Brussels.

24.06.2019 - 05:30 [ Boris Johnson / Telegraph ]

It’s been three long years since we voted to Leave – which is why we can, must and will do so by October 31

It is incredible, it is infuriating, it is disgraceful that it should now be three whole years since the EU referendum result; and I can tell that the whole country is positively aching for us to get it done. You can feel the impatience building like a giant thunderstorm on a hot June day.

I know that if we fail again, we face a democratic explosion and a deluge in which both major parties may be swept away. And so, my friends, it is absolutely vital that we keep our eyes on the prize. It has been a long and parching march, but the oasis is finally in sight. We are so nearly there.

24.06.2019 - 05:22 [ ITV.com ]

UK could join US in assault on Iran, Jeremy Hunt says

The Foreign Secretary’s comments came as Foreign Office minister Andrew Murrison held talks with the Tehran government at the weekend where he said he was “clear” about the UK’s concerns over Iran’s activities.

While campaigning in Scotland for the Tory leadership Mr Hunt said Britain would weigh up military intervention in Iran on a “case-by-case basis”.

24.06.2019 - 05:17 [ politicshome.com ]

Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson ‚refusing‘ to answer ‚difficult‘ questions amid scrutiny over flat row

Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has accused rival Boris Johnson of refusing to answer „difficult“ questions amid scrutiny of his private life.

23.06.2019 - 19:54 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson row: The couple next door passionate about their opposition to Tories

“Just gave Boris Johnson the finger,” she wrote, referring to her greeting for the prospective Tory leader staying at his girlfriend’s flat in the same block as Ms Leigh’s apartment in south east London.

Ms Leigh, an American theatre producer, director and writer, has now deleted her Twitter account – possibly because the influence she and her husband, Tom Penn, have had over the leadership race became immeasurable this weekend.

23.06.2019 - 19:43 [ Spiked ]

The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home: The Guardian’s invasion of Boris’s privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism.

Is it right to record a couple’s private conversations, through the walls of their home, and then publish their words verbatim in a national newspaper? Most people would say no. Most people would consider that a grotesque invasion of privacy. Most people would think it profoundly morally wrong to spy on a couple’s most intimate moments and then salaciously expose those moments to readers hungry for scandal.

22.06.2019 - 16:27 [ ITV.com ]

Carrie Symonds: Who is Boris Johnson’s partner?

n 2018, PR Week listed her in its top 10 figures in political communications – second only to No10 chief Robbie Gibb.

Prior to the role, Ms Symonds was a special adviser to Sajid Javid during his tenure as Communities Secretary …

20.06.2019 - 00:48 [ Tagesschau ]

Alles spricht für Johnson

Nächste Wahlrunde bei den Tories, nächster Sieg für Boris Johnson. 143 der 313 Stimmen der Tory-Abgeordneten entfielen auf den ehemaligen britischen Außenminister.

19.06.2019 - 20:00 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Tory leadership vote LIVE: Boris Johnson edges closer to No 10 as he tops third ballot and Rory Stewart is voted out of race

Boris Johnson has raced further ahead in the battle for No 10 after another sensational win in the third Tory leadership ballot.

19.06.2019 - 17:01 [ BBC ]

Tory leadership race: Candidates face third vote

Dominic Raab, who was knocked out on Tuesday, has backed Boris Johnson.

Surviving candidates will face further ballots until only two are left. Members of the Conservative Party will then be able to vote on the final two.

19.06.2019 - 04:52 [ Evening Standard ]

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson comes under fire from rivals for rejecting Brexit delay as he breaks cover for TV debate

Mr Johnson warned of the “catastrophic loss of confidence in politics” that would come if the government failed to exit the European Union by the current October 31 deadline.

Speaking alongside his fellow candidates on the BBC debate programme on Tuesday night, the former foreign secretary said the public are „getting thoroughly fed up“ with delays to the process.

19.06.2019 - 04:22 [ BBC / Twitter ]

Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline

Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline.

18.06.2019 - 05:54 [ Telegraph ]

‚Chairman Boris‘ expected to sack third of Theresa May’s top team so he can build Cabinet of allies

MPs are openly speculating about who might be promoted to Mr Johnson’s front bench if – as bookmakers expect – he is crowned Prime Minister next month.

Mr Johnson is expected by MPs to take more of a hands-off „chairmanship“ role as Prime Minister, handing down authority over policy areas to trusted lieutenants.

16.06.2019 - 22:04 [ Reuters ]

Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.

15.06.2019 - 18:41 [ Telegraph ]

With Boris for PM, where do you put the rest of them in the ultimate fantasy cabinet?

I am willing to bet the farm on Boris Johnson becoming the next leader of the Conservative party because any other outcome is pretty much mathematically impossible. So the drama – such as it is – of the next few weeks is going to be irrelevant soon. I suggest we agree on that and get down to the serious business of playing Fantasy Cabinet.

15.06.2019 - 08:42 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson to take part in televised BBC Tory leadership debate

Boris Johnson has confirmed he will take part in a televised Tory leadership debate on the BBC.

The event will take place after the second round of voting.

Mr Johnson is said to have refused to take part in Sunday’s planned debate on Channel 4, with rival candidates accusing him of avoiding media scrutiny.

15.06.2019 - 01:21 [ France24.com ]

Boris Johnson rejects ‚white flag‘ of Brexit delays

UK leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson insisted Friday he would never raise the „white flag“ of surrender and plead for a further delay of Brexit if no EU deal was ready by October 31.

14.06.2019 - 20:47 [ Tagesschau ]

May-Nachfolge: Nur noch sechs Kandidaten im Rennen

Im Rennen um das Amt des Tory-Parteichefs hat ein weiterer Kandidat seine Bewerbung zurückgezogen: Gesundheitsminister Hancock sich aus dem Rennen zurück. Damit ist das Bewerberfeld auf sechs geschrumpft.

14.06.2019 - 09:27 [ Telegraph ]

Boris has just thrashed his rivals. Now the operation to stop him really begins

With Boris Johnson enjoying a seemingly unassailable lead, having won 114 votes in the first round of ballots in the leadership contest to decide our next Prime Minister, his remaining rivals have only one hope: that he will fall, in spectacular fashion, at the final hurdle.

14.06.2019 - 07:21 [ Daily Mail ]

So WHO can beat Boris now? Tory leadership rivals scramble to sabotage Johnson’s coronation as he steams towards No 10 after winning more votes than next THREE MPs combined

– The first round of the Conservative Party leadership contest took place this morning with No10 as the prize
– Ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson romped to victory with an impressive 114 votes out of the total 313 MPs
– Mr Johnson is now looking increasingly likely to end up as PM with bookmakers slashing their odds again
– Jeremy Hunt was second with 43 but a long way behind as they prepare for the second round on Tuesday
– Three of the hopefuls were knocked out despite pleading for support from MPs as they came to vote today
– Aid Secretary Rory Stewart scraped through and quickly attacked Mr Johnson over threats to force No Deal

14.06.2019 - 07:19 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Tory Leadership Round One Results in Full

The first round of voting has concluded and the results are in. All 313 Tory MPs voted. Candidates with sixteen votes and under are automatically booted out…

13.06.2019 - 20:12 [ The Guardian ]

Boris Johnson leads Tory leadership race with 114 votes; Leadsom, McVey and Harper out – live

The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson comfortably topped the poll as expected, securing the support of 114 of his Tory colleagues – well above the 105 he would need to guarantee a place in the final two.

13.06.2019 - 20:05 [ junge Welt ]

Erfolg für Boris Johnson

Im Rennen um das Amt des Parteichefs der britischen Konservativen und Premierministers ist Boris Johnson in einer ersten Wahlrunde als Favorit bestätigt worden. Der frühere Außenminister erhielt 114 Stimmen.

13.06.2019 - 12:30 [ BBC ]

Conservative leadership: 10 rivals face first ballot of Tory MPs

Voting will take place by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 13.00 BST.

Any of the 10 candidates who fails to secure at least 17 votes will be eliminated from the contest.

13.06.2019 - 11:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: ‚No deal‘ Tory leadership hopefuls boosted by MPs‘ vote

Conservative leadership candidates including Boris Johnson hoping to force a “deal or no deal” Brexit in October have been handed a boost after MPs defeated a Labour-led attempt to tie the next prime minister’s hands.

12.06.2019 - 17:29 [ Telegraph ]

Tory leadership latest news: Boris Johnson warns MPs they face ‚mortal retribution‘ if they block Brexit

– MPs to kick off bid to block no-deal Brexit in Commons
– Boris Johnson faces Remainer plot to thwart no-deal Brexit ​
– Poll: Johnson on course for landslide election win if he is Tory leader

12.06.2019 - 15:49 [ Telegram ]

There’s only one man who matters in this Tory leadership race: Boris Johnson

Where is he? Where’s Boris? It’s like waiting for Harry Lime to turn up in the Third Man. Everyone is talking about him, his footsteps can be heard in the dark, a shadow passes in the night.

Then, beneath the sudden glare of a lamp, there he is, smirking smugly. Yes, it’s all about me; now the drama can really begin.

12.06.2019 - 15:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Battle to stop Boris: Remainer MPs launch cross-party plot to scupper a no-deal Brexit as former Foreign Secretary unveils his leadership bid TODAY with a pledge to leave the EU by Oct 31

– Boris Johnson will formally set out his stall for the leadership of his party today
– But Opposition MPs have tabled a motion to take control of Parliament and potentially pass legislation taking No Deal off the table
– Johnson has staked his leadership bid on a promise the UK will leave the UK with or without a deal on October 31
– Leadership outsiders Andrea Leadsom, Rory Stewart and Mark Harper launched their campaigns yesterday
– Michael Gove stepped up his attack on Johnson’s tax plans, calling them ‚insane‘
– European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Brussels will not renegotiate the Brexit deal, regardless of who replaces Mrs May

12.06.2019 - 11:06 [ Noah Barkin ‏/ Twitter ]

Some important messages from @AKK at #GACON2019 – #China is a systemic challenge & competitor but not an enemy – Germans should not put US in same basket as Russia, Turkey, etc just because of #Trump – Germany must do more, including investing in own defence out of self-interest

12.06.2019 - 10:39 [ Robert Fenstermacher, Chief Content Officer @ACG_USA | Committed transatlanticist / Twitter ]

Friedrich Merz and John Emerson @JohnBEmo share their reflections on the indispensable relationship between Germany and the US #AtlantikBruecke @ACG_USA #GACON2019

10.06.2019 - 06:00 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson’s radical plan to slash income tax for 3million by raising 40p rate threshold to £80,000

Mr Johnson has drawn up radical plans to increase the point at which people start paying the higher rate of income tax from £50,000 to £80,000, pulling hundreds of thousands of people out of the 40p band entirely.

The move, which will cost an estimated £9.6 billion a year, will save people thousands of pounds on their tax bill. It will be funded from the £26.6 billion of „fiscal headroom“ that is currently set aside by the Treasury for no-deal preparations.

10.06.2019 - 05:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Emmanuel Macron warns Boris Johnson that his plan to withhold £39bn Brexit divorce payment would be a sovereign debt default with DIRE consequences for UK economy

Nations which do not repay money they have borrowed – those which default on their sovereign debt – are punished by international markets.

A debt default leads to devaluation of the currency, an increase in the price of servicing national debt, and a lower national credit score – although it is unknown whether the international financial markets would respond in line with historical precedent in this case.

09.06.2019 - 13:16 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson vows to deliver Brexit and keep hold of the promised £39BILLION divorce payment as he insists only he can steer the country away from Farage and Corbyn – as he reveals he hung up on Donald Trump because he thought it was a hoax

Johnson said someone with a mild Irish accent had called him claiming to be from the Downing Street switchboard, saying they would put him through to the White House situation room.

The Tory frontrunner said: ‚Thinking quickly as I do, I said, „To all our listeners on Radio Kilkenny, I was not fooled for an instant“.‘

09.06.2019 - 10:58 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BOJO’S HARDBALL: Boris Johnson threatens to hold EU to ransom on Brexit by keeping £39bn as he launches his pitch for power

BORIS Johnson launches his pitch for power today by revealing he will hold EU chiefs to ransom to clinch a better Brexit deal.

The Tory leadership favourite vowed to hold on to the £39billion payoff demanded by Brussels until they agree more favourable terms.

09.06.2019 - 10:55 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson claims only he can see off Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn as he sets out vision for Number 10

The leadership campaign front-runner said he would refuse to pay the promised £39 billion to the European Union unless better Brexit terms are on offer. Mr Johnson also said he would step up preparations to counter no-deal „disruption“.

08.06.2019 - 06:03 [ #StandUp4Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Michael Gove has probably torpedoed his hopes of winning the Tory leadership election by admitting he was prepared to delay Brexit again in order to clinch a deal, @WorldofDinah has said. #StandUp4Brexit

08.06.2019 - 05:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Michael Gove’s cocaine confession: Leading contender in race to be PM reveals his ‚deep regret‘ at taking Class A drug on ’several occasions‘

He told the Daily Mail: ‘I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and I think, I wish I hadn’t done that.’

Mr Gove, 51, insisted his past mistakes should not be held against him as he battles to replace Theresa May as prime minister. She stepped down as Tory leader yesterday.

08.06.2019 - 05:47 [ politicshome.com ]

Theresa May formally resigns as Conservative leader, triggering race for Number 10

The Prime Minister handed her resignation letter to Charles Walker and Dame Cheryl Gillan, the acting chairs of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, this afternoon.

It means Mrs May is now the acting leader of the Conservative party, under Electoral Commission rules, and remains as Prime Minister until a replacement is found.

06.06.2019 - 18:35 [ Artists for Brexit ]

Today AFB emailed a set of questions to the Tory leadership candidates on their proposals for the arts once we leave the EU. We’ll let you know if they respond! Find the questions here on our blog. @BorisJohnson @michaelgove @DominicRaab @RoryStewartUK

06.06.2019 - 18:33 [ BBC ]

BBC confirms first Tory leadership debate

The BBC has confirmed details of its first TV debate between Tory hopefuls vying to be the next party leader – and the country’s new PM.

Our Next Prime Minister will take place on Tuesday 18 June at 20:00 BST, broadcast on BBC One.

06.06.2019 - 18:02 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Theresa May steps down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June, but not as prime minister

Theresa May steps down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June, but not as prime minister.

She will carry on governing the country and fulfilling her official duties until a successor is chosen.

05.06.2019 - 05:16 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Five Candidates Don’t Meet New ’22 Threshold

UPDATE: Official Statement:

Following meetings of the 1922 Executive Committee and the Conservative Party Board today, the rules on how the Conservative Party leadership contest will proceed have been agreed.

05.06.2019 - 05:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson warns Tories will be wiped out if they don’t take Britain out of EU on time

The frontrunner told „One Nation“ moderate Tory MPs the party had to realise the “depth of problems we face”.
And in the first hustings of the contest, the former Foreign Secretary said: “Unless we get on and do this thing, we will be punished for a very long time.

“There is a very real choice between getting Brexit done – and the potential extinction of this great party.”

05.06.2019 - 05:00 [ NewStatesman.com ]

Boris Johnson passes his first leadership test

Out of view of the press – who were barred on the decidedly flimsy grounds that „job interviews aren’t usually made public“ – Sajid Javid, Rory Stewart, Boris Johnson and Andrea Leadsom made their cases to a sizeable chunk of the parliamentary party in conversation with the Spectator’s Katy Balls. Barring any further drop-outs, or, indeed, new entrants, four more will follow on Wednesday evening, with the remainder taking the mic next Monday.

04.06.2019 - 17:31 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson turns down meeting with Donald Trump ‚to focus on leadership race‘

Boris Johnson stunned Westminster today by turning down a one-to-one meeting with Donald Trump.

The former Mayor of London is said to have declined the offer as he wanted instead to focus on a Tory leadership hustings happening at around the same time.

03.06.2019 - 20:45 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Who’s Backing Who: Boris Now Leads MPs’ Declarations

With 50% of Tory MPs now publicly declared Boris has taken the lead. Of the 4 pack leaders Raab and Gove have previously led, Boris is now ahead for the first time in the public declarations.

02.06.2019 - 09:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The Iron Saj? Javid reveals he is ready to take Britain out the EU with No Deal and RULES OUT backing a second referendum or calling general election

His 5-point blueprint

1. ‚No, no, no‘ to a second referendum, early general election or revoking Article 50.

2. Prepare fully for No Deal, including an emergency Budget, to show EU we are not afraid of walking away.

3. Accept deal will only get through Parliament if Irish backstop is amended to include time limit or exit clause.

4. Build trust with Dublin and agree to cover cost of implementing new border technology.

5. Get revised deal through Parliament by October 31 – or leave without one, having done everything to minimise disruption.

02.06.2019 - 09:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

No Deal? No fear! Public opinion swings behind hard Brexit as voters flock to back Tory frontrunner Boris Johnson because of his uncompromising stance on leaving EU

Leaving the European Union without a deal will pose no threat to public safety, the Security Minister has declared – as a new Mail on Sunday poll shows voters are becoming less concerned about the effects of a hard Brexit.

A total of 45 per cent agree that a No Deal scenario is ’nothing to fear‘ or would cause only ’short term problems‘ with ‚few or no consequences for the UK‘.

02.06.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Michael Gove tells Cabinet ministers he is prepared to delay Brexit until late 2020

The Environment Secretary has told colleagues that a no-deal Brexit in October risks triggering a General Election that will put Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street.

His position puts him directly at odds with other Brexiteer leadership candidates including Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, who have committed to leaving on time with or without a deal.

02.06.2019 - 09:03 [ Telegraph ]

Any Tory who won’t take us out of the EU by October 31st doesn’t deserve to be PM

As this list has grown and grown, what has gone missing is the important point that this leadership election is about picking the next Prime Minister. Those who have thrown their hats into the ring, with minimum support but imbued with an enormous sense of self-worth, need to think a little more carefully.

01.06.2019 - 12:42 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Why are Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel clashing over who should be the next European Commission president?

Each political group in the European parliament – the centre-left socialists, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), the liberals, greens etc, propose a lead candidate. In theory, the candidate from the group that comes top becomes the president.

But this system isn’t written into the treaties, and has only been used once in 2014 – it’s not clear whether it will survive. Member states don’t like it because it takes power away from them and gives it to the parliament, and they’re under no legal obligation to follow it.

01.06.2019 - 06:54 [ Telegraph ]

Sajid Javid reveals he is prepared to take Britain out of EU without a deal

The Tory leadership contender has revealed a five-point plan on Brexit which he believes are an „honest, credible set of proposals that recognises the significant challenges we face“.

Mr Javid rules out holding another referendum or an early general election, says he will not revoke Article 50 and vows to ramp up preparations for No Deal if he becomes prime minister.

31.05.2019 - 09:11 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The #EUelections saw 52% of the vote go to parties committed to Brexit + 48% go to parties committed to Remain, when counting parties with a declared position on Brexit. So @Conservatives now need to build the support for Brexit by committing to a fairer, better post-Brexit UK.

31.05.2019 - 08:42 [ BBC ]

Conservative Party donations fall by £3.8m

It had been a „challenging fundraising year“ for all parties, the Tories said.

The figures do not represent all donations, as only those above £7,500 have to be reported.

31.05.2019 - 08:40 [ BBC ]

Business lobby group CBI warns Tories over no-deal Brexit

A no-deal scenario would do „severe“ damage to businesses, it said in an open letter to all the MPs running to lead the party.

Director general Carolyn Fairbairn warned them that smaller companies cannot afford the necessary preparations for leaving without a plan.

31.05.2019 - 07:28 [ BBC ]

Donald Trump ‚may‘ meet Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

The president’s visit to the UK last year prompted tens of thousands of people to protest in London.

The upcoming trip has been condemned by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry who said the president had „systematically assaulted all the shared values that unite our two countries“.

In addition to Mr Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has declined an invitation to attend the state banquet hosted for Mr Trump.

30.05.2019 - 12:26 [ @DPWF0 / Twitter ]

This is highly potentially highly significant: Sanchez and Macron are trying to get a social democrat (Frans Timmermans) to block Weber’s bid for the Presidency of the European Commission. The UK media are (of course) largely ignoring this.

30.05.2019 - 12:10 [ Politico.eu ]

Portugal’s Costa says Weber should not be Commission chief

(28.05.2019)

The interview took place late Monday, just after Costa had a conference call with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the Netherlands‘ Mark Rutte and Belgium’s Charles Michel.

30.05.2019 - 11:27 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚There’s a deep pit in Hell reserved for you, Michael! Boris Johnson allies react with fury as Gove stabs ex-mayor in the back saying he is not up to being PM – and insists HE should get the job instead

(30.06.2016)

– Boris Johnson abandons ambitions of becoming PM after Michael Gove drops him and launches own campaign
– Justice Secretary says Johnson was not up to job and questions if his ‚heart and soul‘ were in pushing through Brexit
– Boris aide said to have vented anger at Gove in expletive-laden text accusing him of plotting to win keys to No10
– Furious Conservative MP Jake Berry says on Twitter that there is a ‚very deep pit reserved in Hell‘ for Gove
– Alliance between Leave campaigners ripped up as Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom enters Tory contest
– Home Secretary Theresa May installed as favourite after delivering bravura performance at her launch

30.05.2019 - 11:19 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

STEPHEN GLOVER: Putting Boris in the dock over his EU claims isn’t just dotty. It’s a deeply sinister attack on our freedoms

This time next year, will Boris Johnson be installed in No 10 as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and First Lord of the Treasury?

Or will he be detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure, dispensing coffee in the prison canteen and running journalism lessons for fellow jailbirds while waiting for his next visit from the ever-loyal Jacob Rees-Mogg?

I suppose the first outcome is rather more likely.

30.05.2019 - 11:02 [ Spectator ]

Full-blooded Brexiteers vs cabinet compromisers

Parties don’t get rid of their leaders unless things are going very badly. But this Tory crisis is different in scale and size to anything we have seen in recent decades. The question is not whether the Tories can win the next election, but whether they can survive.

30.05.2019 - 10:39 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson victim of ‚plot to stop Brexit‘ as he faces criminal trial over Leave campaign

Marcus Ball, a Remain-backing campaigner, took out a private prosecution against Mr Johnson, claiming he was wrong to say during the EU referendum campaign that Britain gives £350 million a week to Brussels.

30.05.2019 - 10:37 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt warns against sending ‚ultra hardliner‘ to negotiate Brexit

The Foreign Secretary, a Tory leadership candidate, refused to commit to taking the UK out of the EU before the October 31 deadline but said the bloc would back down because they do not want the “shadow of Brexit hanging over them”.

29.05.2019 - 17:53 [ Brendan Chilton, Director @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

NO FAN of Boris Johnson. But if he has to go to court for alleged lying in the referendum- should all those MPs who promised and were elected on a ticket to respect the outcome of the referendum but who now support a 2nd ref and remain- should they be in the dock too for lying?

29.05.2019 - 17:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚This is a politically motivated attempt to reverse Brexit‘: Boris Johnson fires back at judge’s ‚extraordinary‘ decision to send him to a CRIMINAL court to face crowdfunded private prosecution over his claim Britain sends EU £350m every week

– Tory leadership hopeful made comments in 2016 ahead of the referendum
– Entrepreneur Marcus Ball, 29, raised £370,000 to bring private prosecution
– Mr Johnson faces 3 charges over comments – 2 as an MP and 1 as London Mayor
– The case will next be heard at Westminster Magistrates Court – though a date is yet to be set – and will then be sent on to crown court

27.05.2019 - 19:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tory leadership hopefuls scramble to promise Brexit by Halloween after Euro election mauling by Farage: Party Brexiteers flock to No Deal in attempt to avoid catastrophic general election wipeout

– The Tories slumped to fifth in the European Elections with just 9% of the vote – the worst result in their history
– Leadership favourite Boris Johnson said the rout might become ‚permanent haemorrhage‘ without action
– Sajid Javid became the ninth MP to join leadership race, saying: ‚First and foremost, we must deliver Brexit.‘
– Rival Jeremy Hunt said party faced an ‚existential risk‘ without way out of the impasse that has delayed Brexit
– Andrea Leadsom said the UK ’should never have been fighting these elections‘ and pushed her vision
– Dominic Raab warned voters could ‚rightly kick us out ‚ and said he would leave by October 31 ‚at the latest‘

27.05.2019 - 19:41 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris, Raab and Hunt warn humiliated Tories to deliver Brexit by October 31 or else after party’s worst EVER result

Mr Hunt tweeted: „Yes, we knew it was coming but still a painful result. Existential risk to our party unless we now come together and get Brexit done.

And Boris said the party were on their „final warning“ now.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph he said the party faced being „dismissed“ if it didn’t get us out.

27.05.2019 - 04:48 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Tory leadership race: Open warfare as Hammond tells no-deal Brexit candidates they will be toppled

The race to be the next prime minister has descended into open warfare after the chancellor threatened to join fellow Tories in toppling any leader pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Philip Hammond’s extraordinary intervention came after Dominic Raab predicted MPs would fail to stop him taking the UK out of the EU without a deal on Halloween night, if he won the contest.

26.05.2019 - 12:10 [ order-order.com/backers ]

Tory Leadership MP Backers : Who’s Backing Who

26.05.2019 - 12:09 [ John Rentoul ‏/ Twitter ]

Updated numbers of Tory MPs publicly backing candidates from @GuidoFawkes

Michael Gove 18
Dominic Raab 15
Boris Johnson 14
Jeremy Hunt 13
Sajid Javid 8
Matt Hancock 6
Esther McVey 5
Mark Harper 4
Andrea Leadsom 2

26.05.2019 - 11:50 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson’s allies accuse Michael Gove of ’systematic and calculated plot‘ to destroy his leadership hopes

(30.06.2016)

Until Wednesday night, Mr Johnson had appeared the firm favourite to take over from David Cameron as Tory leader, and therefore prime minister. But shortly after 9am on Thursday, he learnt that he was the victim of the most spectacular political assassination in a generation.

26.05.2019 - 11:45 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Gove leads Operation Stop Boris in race to be the next PM: Johnson’s old foe launches attack on the Tory leadership front-runner as Hunt, Hancock and Stewart all join the criticism – but Liz Truss bows out of the race

In what has been perceived as a stab at the former London Mayor, the Environment Secretary claimed that he is more ‚capable‘ and said the next leader cannot just ‚respect‘ the Brexit vote but must have the ‚wherewithal to deliver it‘.

This echoes the 2016 Conservative contest when Gove famously sank Johnson’s campaign by quitting as its chairman and insisting he was unfit to be leader.

26.05.2019 - 11:39 [ theGuardian.com ]

Michael Gove delivered the biggest blow to Boris Johnson’s career yet

(30.06.2016)

Michael Gove’s sensational entry to the Tory leadership race has electrified a contest that had hitherto been proceeding predictably enough towards a final round between Theresa May and Boris Johnson. The justice secretary’s statement tore up the script and, extraordinarily, persuaded the former London mayor not to run.

26.05.2019 - 11:30 [ ITV News ]

Michael Gove officially enters leadership race for Number 10

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has officially entered the race to be the next Prime Minister, as the fight for the Tory crown showed signs of turning increasingly bitter.

26.05.2019 - 07:19 [ Liam Fox / Telegraph ]

We need a clearout of No 10 to replace advisers harbouring doubts over Brexit

The Conservative party is to have a new leader and the UK is to have a new Prime Minister. Theresa May behaved with dignity, good grace and honour in pursuing the national interest. Her successor will face many of the same obstacles but they will also have huge opportunities.

26.05.2019 - 07:13 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Gove & Raab Getting Ahead in Getting Supporters Out in Open

Guido’s co-conspirators have now identified the given allegiances of some 91 Tory MPs, which is 29% of the parliamentary party. Gove and Raab are in front with 14 MPs each, Boris has 13,

26.05.2019 - 07:07 [ theGuardian.co.uk ]

Stop Boris campaign launched by Tory moderates opposed to no-deal Brexit

The move, part of a concerted “anti-Johnson” push by opponents of a hard Brexit, followed comments by the former foreign secretary on Friday, soon after May’s resignation speech in Downing Street, that the UK would definitely leave the EU “deal or no deal” on 31 October if he became leader in July.

12.12.2018 - 22:59 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit: What will happen now Theresa May has won no confidence vote?

The Prime Minister will jet off to an emergency Brexit summit in Brussels on Thursday to pick up the threads of her beleaguered deal.

Her frantic tour of EU leaders earlier this week ended in humiliation after they rejected her calls for more Brexit concessions.

12.12.2018 - 22:48 [ theGuardian.com ]

How May won over the waverers to survive leadership challenge

The rug was pulled from under her enemies’ feet when the prime minister made her pledge to Conservative colleagues, many still bruised from 2017, that she would not fight the next election.

12.12.2018 - 22:41 [ Sky News ]

Theresa May: ‚Zombie‘ prime minister staggers on towards her eventual downfall

Like a zombie, Theresa May staggers on. Despite whatever is thrown at her, nothing can bring her down.

But neither can she regain her strength. As she stumbles towards her eventual destruction, is she taking the country with her?

12.12.2018 - 22:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

THE LIVING DEAD: Zombie Theresa May stumbles through confidence vote – but how long until she finally falls?

THERESA May will limp on in Number 10 after winning the confidence vote despite a THIRD of her own MPs wanting to sack her.

The PM won the support of 200 Tory MPs, enough to stay in post, but with 117 MPs calling for her to go her time in charge seems to be running out.

12.12.2018 - 12:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Dominic Raab now FAVOURITE to replace Theresa May as no-confidence vote called in PM

DOMINIC Raab is now the favourite the replace Theresa May as the PM faces a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit.

12.12.2018 - 12:51 [ Neil Harding ‏/ Twitter ]

I think it is between Dominic Raab and Sajid Javid. If it goes to party members, Raab as a committed brexiteer will win. But MPs might try & block Raab from getting on the ballot, perhaps with another Remainer like Hammond, in which case Javid would win.

12.12.2018 - 12:47 [ BristolPost.co.uk ]

Who is Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary among favourites to replace Theresa May as prime minister?

The self-made millionaire, raised a Muslim, grew-up on Stapleton Road and went to Downend School, and voted Remain in the Brexit referendum

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Matt Dathan / Twitter ]

DUP leader Arlene Foster signals she would back Sajid Javid in a Tory leadership contest. She met him yesterday and told @BBCr4today: “I think that he understand where we come from in relation to the backstop.“

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Laura Hughes ‏/ Twitter ]

Dominic Raab, David Davis and DUP leader Arlene Foster are launching a campaign for a „Better Deal“ this morning. They are proposing a new 10-year, “extendable backstop to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

12.12.2018 - 11:16 [ Wahington Post ]

Conservative Party calls for vote of no confidence to oust Prime Minister Theresa May

For May to survive a leadership, she needs a simple majority of Conservative lawmakers — 158 of 315 to support her.

12.12.2018 - 11:10 [ Sky News ]

What happens if PM loses confidence vote

Depending on how many candidates there are, rounds of elections will be held, and the MPs with the fewest votes would drop out of the race one by one.

That all changes when there are two candidates left – Conservative Party members will have the final say in an open election.

30.11.2018 - 18:46 [ teleSUR ]

Jose Antonio Navas: Another Social Leader Killed in Colombia

The Campesino Association of Catatumbo (Ascamcat) in Colombia denounced Thursday the killing of the social leader Jose Antonio Navas. Like other social leaders and human rights defenders killed in Colombia in 2018, Jose Antonio was murdered by unknown gunmen who shot against him and fled. teleSUR has registered at least 178 murders this year alon

04.11.2018 - 15:08 [ Times of Israel ]

Shin Bet head said to have met Abbas in bid to renew leadership ties

(today)

The report does not specify when the meeting took place, but says it came amid a series of meetings Argaman held with senior PA officials in recent months in which he stressed they would benefit from renewed contact between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

13.10.2018 - 17:28 [ teleSUR ]

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Indigenous Social Leader Milagro Sala

Sala is a renowned activist, who is seen as President Mauricio Macri’s first political prisoner. She created the Tupac Amaru Organization, which provides housing and other services to informal workers and working-class sectors.

21.07.2018 - 10:20 [ Microsoft ]

Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility

Imagine finding a young missing child by recognizing her as she is being walked down the street. Imagine helping the police to identify a terrorist bent on destruction as he walks into the arena where you’re attending a sporting event. Imagine a smartphone camera and app that tells a person who is blind the name of the individual who has just walked into a room to join a meeting.

29.05.2018 - 15:44 [ Ansa.it ]

Market will lead Italy agst populists

Fallout on the financial markets will prompt Italians not to vote for populist parties, European Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger of Germany said Tuesday, according to an excerpt from a Deutsche Welle interview to be published tonight.

14.05.2018 - 17:45 [ theHill.com ]

Schumer applauds Trump on moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital,” Schumer said in a statement. “I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.”