Betroffen ist auch die für 11. April angesetzte Kommunalwahl in Kalabrien, wie ein Regierungssprecher bestätigte. Sie ist nötig, weil Regionalpräsidentin Jole Santelli im Oktober gestorben ist. Diese Wahl wurde coronavirusbedingt bereits einmal verschoben. Ansonsten geht es etwa um kommunale Vertretungen und die Nachbesetzung von Parlamentssitzen in Rom.
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Wegen der Sicherheitsbedrohung nehme man Abstand von der Zusammenkunft, teilte ein demokratischer Berater gestern mit. Die Kapitalpolizei hatte zuvor unter Berufung auf Geheimdienstinformationen gewarnt, dass Extremisten erneut das Kapitol stürmen wollen.
Das Repräsentantenhaus sollte heute über ein Gesetz zur Polizeireform debattieren und abstimmen.
(March 3, 2021)
The “possible” plot, as described by the Capitol Police, appeared to be inspired by the pro-Trump conspiracy theory known as QAnon, according to a senior administration official who reviewed the intelligence warning. Intelligence analysts had spent weeks tracking online chatter ……..
Im Streit um das Atomabkommen hat der Iran einem Treffen mit den USA eine Absage erteilt. Die USA müssten zuerst alle Sanktionen aufheben. Washington reagierte „enttäuscht“, aber signalisierte weiterhin Gesprächsbereitschaft.
The rejection came days after President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday accused Iran of “persistent impunity for human rights violations” in regions including Sistan-Baluchestan.
“In Iran, an apparently coordinated campaign has been targeting minority groups since December, including in Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, and in the Kurdish provinces,” Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A ship owned by an Israeli firm, the MV HELIOS RAY, was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and a maritime security firm said on Friday. The current assessment in Israel is that the explosion was a targeted attempt against an Israeli-owned ship by Iran.
Several prominent U.S. billionaires are on the list of over 300 people who could potentially be called as witnesses at Prime Minister Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s upcoming corruption trial.
The opening of the premier’s trial last May followed years of investigations, deliberations and legal proceedings that eventually took place during the course of three election campaigns, capped by a last-minute delay due to the coronavirus.
The court rejected a demand from the prime minister’s lawyers to dismiss the indictment by reason of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s failure to formally file a written request for the probe of Netanyahu.
However, the court did condemn Mandelblit for the oversight, saying it was a „defect“ in the legal procedures.
„This is a matter of procedural defect which doesn’t concern the root of the matter,“ the court stated, as cited by Hamodia.
Die Anwälte des Regierungschefs hatten Berichten zufolge auf einen Termin nach dem für den 23. März geplanten Urnengang gedrängt. Es ist die vierte Abstimmung binnen zwei Jahren.
With huge global public health implications, Handelsblatt’s story rapidly became international news—and was rapidly rebuffed. Calls for the underlying data filled social media. An AstraZeneca spokesperson described the reported figure as “completely incorrect.”
The controversy came at a moment of intense finger pointing between the European Commission and AstraZeneca over unfulfilled vaccine shipments, and in the week that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was expected to decide whether to recommend authorisation.
AstraZeneca subcontracted the plant — previously owned by Novasep — to produce the drug substance of its vaccine. Volanti would not say how many doses the plant was contracted to provide. He said the plant sends its drug substance to an Italian company to be put into vials and packaged for distribution.
AstraZeneca declined to comment on Thermo Fisher’s remarks, according to Reuters.
AstraZeneca has said it could take between six and nine months to produce Covid-19 vaccines that are effective against new variants of the coronavirus, and begin administering them to the public.
It expects to have a vaccine designed to address the variant discovered in South Africa ready by autumn.
Production BioNTech has said it can produce a fresh vaccine within six weeks of a decision being made. But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce
The study from South Africa suggested that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine provided „substantially reduced“ protection against mild to moderate Covid-19 disease from the new virus variant first identified there, known as B.1.351.
The study has not yet been peer reviewed or published in full, so many unknowns remain. What we do know is that it included a relatively small number of volunteers who were predominantly young and healthy and therefore not likely to suffer from severe Covid-19 disease.
But hopes the world-beating vaccine roll-out will mean lockdown curbs can be significantly eased any time soon were shot down today by Mr Hancock, who unveiled the latest suite of border curbs and warned they could last until the Autumn when booster vaccines will be available.
Evidence suggests the Oxford University vaccine – the main weapon in Britain’s arsenal to combat the virus – does not stop people falling ill with the South African variant, which is feared to be spreading in the community already.
Professor Gilbert earlier told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that her team currently has ‚a version with the South African spike sequence in the works‘ with hopes it will be ready to administer by the autumn.
‚It’s not quite ready to vaccinate people with yet, but, as all of the developers are using platform technologies, these are ways of making a vaccine that are very quick to adapt,‘ she added.
A government source said the Taoiseach had not been given any advance warning of the EU decision to invoke the article in the protocol.
The source said the article may have been inadvertently triggered by “someone who did not understand the political implications” of the decision.
Some EU officials are understood to be livid about the move, which they see as ruining the work they’ve done since the Brexit vote in 2016.
Prof Andy Pollard, of the University of Oxford, said the lack of data is understandable. “In our trials, the older adults were recruited later and, because they were recruited later there has been less time for cases to occur, and, older adults are known to be more cautious in the pandemic, meaning the ‘attack rate’ is lower,” he said.
AstraZeneca has stressed that older adults were recruited later because the team wanted to be sure the vaccine was safe before administering it to older age groups.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine has not been granted approval yet for general use in the European Union, but the bloc’s medicines regulator EMA is poised to authorise it on Friday.
The German panel, STIKO did not detail the data from clinical trials on the vaccine on older people, but two prominent German media outlets had reported that the efficacy on above-65s was below 10 per cent.
AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of talks with the EU on vaccine deliveries, plans meeting later Wednesday.
The cancellation follows an explosive interview with AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot on Tuesday night, in which he insisted the company didn’t have a contractual obligation but rather a „best effort“ to supply the EU with its vaccine.
Instead of the meeting, the company will respond in writing to Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides‘ demand for more information, the Commission official said. AstraZeneca did not immediately confirm this plan.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has advantages that make it an attractive possibility. It can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures, and its price is low relative to its competitors. Public health experts have long targeted it as ideal for use in lower and moderate-income countries because of these features.
The problem is that its U.S. Phase III trial was delayed because of an adverse event investigation in the fall, and the data from the international trials used by the U.K. government are difficult to interpret due to unplanned modifications to dosing levels.
A University of Oxford spokesperson said clinical trials showed similar immune responses in younger and older adults, a good safety profile and high efficacy in younger adults. “There is no basis for the claims of very low efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine which have been circulating in the media,” they said.
While it is true that there was less data from older adults involved in the trials, the team say early figures were promising: “Preliminary efficacy data in older adults supports the importance of this vaccine for use in this population,” they said.
Handelsblatt was still running the original story today with the headline: ‚Setback to coronavirus vaccine: AstraZeneca vaccine appears to hardly work on seniors‘.
A subheading noted that Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn had been ‚circumspect‘ about the claim, without mentioning the ministry’s subsequent denial.
Gregor Waschinski, one of the journalists behind the story, stood by it on Monday night and said it was confirmed by ‚multiple sources familiar with the German vaccination policy‘.
The reports emerged in Handelsblatt, a respected financial daily, and the mass-circulation Bild, quoting sources within Germany’s governing coalition.
Die EU-Arzneimittelagentur (EMA) schließt nicht aus, dass der Coronavirus-Impfstoff von AstraZeneca in Europa nur für eine bestimmte Altersgruppe zugelassen wird. „Ich werde der Entscheidung nicht vorgreifen“, sagte EMA-Chefin Emer Cooke heute in einer Anhörung im Europaparlament. Eine begrenzte Zulassung sei aber grundsätzlich möglich. Das werde genau geprüft.
(05. Juli 2019)
Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).
Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.
Die von Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien gegründete Gesellschaft zum Schutz des Handels mit dem Iran gegen US-Sanktionen ist weitgehend wirkungslos geblieben. Seit der Gründung vor zwei Jahren wurde nur eine einzige Transaktion über sie abgewickelt, um die Ausfuhr medizinischer Güter in den Iran zu ermöglichen. Das geht aus einer Antwort des deutschen Auswärtigen Amts auf eine Anfrage des Grünen-Bundestagsabgeordneten Omid Nouripour hervor, die der Deutschen Presse-Agentur vorliegt.
But in a sign of Beijing’s continuing efforts to control the investigation, the team of scientists and W.H.O. employees almost immediately ran into obstacles. Two scientists were unable to enter China at the last minute and remained in Singapore because they tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, the W.H.O. said in a Twitter post. The Chinese authorities required the remaining 13 experts to undergo two weeks of quarantine in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in late 2019.
The order could potentially postpone the calling of witnesses to right before Election Day, or right after.
The order came less than 48 hours after the same court rejected Netanyahu’s request for postponing his January 13 hearing next week.
Apart from developing its own vaccine, Kangtai also has a deal to make and supply mainland China with the vaccine candidate developed by AstraZeneca and researchers at the University of Oxford.
A source with knowledge of the situation said the active
ingredient is ready to be shipped to Brazil, but is still
waiting for an export license from China, where it is produced.
The coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is not likely to be authorized for use in the U.S. until April, a top Trump administration health official said Wednesday.
“We project, if everything goes well, that the readout and emergency use authorization may be granted somewhere early in the month of April,” Moncef Slaoui, the chief science adviser for the administration’s Operation Warp Speed, told reporters.
The WHO has been attempting to send in the team of global experts from a number of countries for some months. It has been talking with Chinese officials since July. Scientists have long said it is essential to find out how the virus jumped species into humans.
Das genaue Datum und die Details der Mission hat die WHO bis zuletzt geheim gehalten. Das zehnköpfige internationale Team sollte Anfang Jänner nach China aufbrechen und sich dort für fünf bis sechs Wochen aufhalten. Die Mission gilt als politisch äußerst heikel. Die Regierungen mehrerer Länder werfen den chinesischen Behörden Vertuschungsversuche am Anfang der Pandemie vor.
Gleichzeitig habe man mit anderen Herstellern Verträge geschlossen. „Wir waren uns in der EU einig, dass wir nicht alles auf eine Karte setzen dürfen“, so die Kommissarin. Sonst wären die EU-Staaten womöglich ohne wirksamen Impfstoff dagestanden.
Mr Wathion told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad the EMA was ‘in the dark’ about what kind of data was being used for Britain to approve the use of the Oxford vaccine.
The EU has already bought 400million doses of the jab while awaiting regulatory approval.
„Additional scientific information on issues related to quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccine is deemed necessary to support the rigour required for a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) and this has been requested from the company,“ the EMA said in a statement. „Further information from the ongoing clinical trials is also expected from January.“
The Amsterdam-based agency earlier told AFP that it had not yet received any formal marketing authorisation and that it had set no timetable for approving the vaccine.
The collaboration aims to bring to patients the potential vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, being developed by the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group, at the University of Oxford. Under the agreement, AstraZeneca would be responsible for development and worldwide manufacturing and distribution of the vaccine.
The EMA’s deputy executive director Noel Wathion told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that the pharmaceutical company “has not even filed an application” with the European drug regulators yet.
He further said that EMA “did not even have enough to warrant a conditional marketing license.”
Government sources have indicated an announcement later will see more areas move into tier four – „stay at home“.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to detail the changes – which could be introduced within days – in the House of Commons after 14:30 GMT.
Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust who advises Number 10’s advisory panel Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said: „We’re not going to be free of this pandemic by February, this is now a human endemic infection.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca jab could be approved early next week by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), after the final cut of data was submitted by the Government last Monday.
The Government is aiming for two million people to receive their first dose of either the Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer jab within a fortnight as part of a major ramping up of the inoculation programme.
The hope in Downing Street is that the Oxford vaccine will get the green light by the end of the year. This would allow the Prime Minister to start laying out plans for restrictions to be lifted.
The MHRA drugs regulator has been doing its final review of the vaccine for three weeks now, since November 27, with a decision expected by next Tuesday.
However, they made a decision about Pfizer and BioNTech’s jab within 10 days of being instructed to do so by the Department of Health.
Professor Adrian Hill, part of the team behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, says he hopes the FDA will review the available data in January, because waiting for the trial’s end next year would be “too late.”
The source said the root of the delay is that the participant was in the United Kingdom, and the European Medicines Agency and the FDA store data differently.
„They had to convert data from one format to another format. It’s like taking stuff off a PC and putting it onto an Apple. They had to spend a lot of hours to get what they wanted,“ the source said.
AstraZeneca was in part to blame for the delay, said the people with knowledge of the F.D.A. talks. The company was slow to provide the F.D.A. with all the data that regulators wanted to review before allowing the trial to start up again.
In late October, after 47 days, the F.D.A. cleared the U.S. trial to restart.
It was now even further behind the late-stage trials that Pfizer and Moderna had begun in the United States about a month before AstraZeneca’s trial started.
President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the accord in 2018 and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, in an unsuccessful attempt to force it to enter talks on a tougher pact. Biden has said he’ll rejoin the deal if Iran also returns to full compliance, and then push to broaden it.
President-elect Joe Biden has said he will rejoin the nuclear deal and lift sanctions if Tehran returns to „strict compliance with the nuclear deal“.
Both sides appear to want the other to readopt the agreement’s terms first.
In May 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama.
In fact, AZ has already produced a bulk vaccine that’s kept at freezing temperatures.
UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair Kate Bingham said that the vaccine was being made in bulk first, known as „drug substance“, but could not yet be put into vials until more was known on the timing of late-stage trial data.
„We’ve not yet put them into vials because as soon as you put them into vials you start the clock for the… shelf life, or how quickly you have to use the vaccine,“ she told lawmakers.
The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.
If Mossad was indeed behind the assassination, Israel had a closing window of opportunity in which to carry it out with a green light from an American president, and there seems little doubt that Trump, seeking to play a spoiler role in his last weeks in office, would have given approval, if not active assistance. He is reported to have asked for military options in Iran, in the aftermath of his election defeat.
Iran’s top nuclear scientist was reportedly killed Friday in an apparent assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.
The company halted its U.S. trial in early September over safety concerns, after a trial participant reported neurological problems. The study resumed earlier this month after FDA concluded that no evidence linked the volunteer’s symptoms to the shot.
SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges said the treatment may never gain approval from US regulator the FDA, and said Astra had highlighted results from a “relatively small” number of patients.
AstraZeneca paused its trial in early September to review safety data because a British trial participant developed a neurological condition.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the resumption of the company’s U.S. trials after reviewing global safety data. The trial had already resumed in other countries.
A seven-week halt to a U.S. trial of the Covid vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford bumped it from pole position in the race for a protective shot, but it’s still in the leading pack.
The source said the root of the delay is that the participant was in the United Kingdom, and the European Medicines Agency and the FDA store data differently.
„They had to convert data from one format to another format. It’s like taking stuff off a PC and putting it onto an Apple. They had to spend a lot of hours to get what they wanted,“ the source said.
Still, such participants occupy an unusual position in a trial shutdown that is being closely watched as a potential indicator of the prospects of a frontrunner in the race to develop a vaccine to curb the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the participant who spoke with STAT — and others in his same position who can’t currently get their booster shot — the trial halt has become a waiting game. “Now, we’re waiting as the lab rats in the corner,” said the participant, who requested anonymity because he was worried he could face consequences if study investigators found out he had spoken to the press.
But two officials said their calls for declassification have been met with opposition from within the intelligence agencies, with some objecting that such a release would be too close to Election Day.
„As is the long-standing custom, and as has been promised by the Commission on Presidential Debates, we had expected that foreign policy would be the central focus of the October 22 debate,“ Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a letter to the commission on Monday.
„We urge you to recalibrate the topics and return to subjects which had already been confirmed,“ Stepien wrote.
President Donald Trump’s campaign accused the Commission on Presidential Debates of shifting the focus of Thursday’s debate away from foreign policy in an effort to „insulate“ former Vice President Joe Biden „from his own history.“
„First, they tried to mess up the whole process with a virtual debate,“ Gidley told „The Story“ host Martha MacCallum.
„Then, all of a sudden, the last debate — which is typically about foreign policy, something we talked about with the commission early on when we agreed to the rules set forward … now what do you know?“
Announced Friday, the topics include, „Fighting COVID-19,“ „American Families,“ „Race in America,“ „Climate Change,“ National Security,“ and „Leadership.“
Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Jason Miller, a Trump campaign senior adviser, called the debate’s focus on foreign policy „perfect,“ pointing to what he said was Biden’s support for „endless wars.“
NBC News’ Kristen Welker, who will moderate the next debate, announced on Monday the topics would cover Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.
Aber dürfen sie das überhaupt? Oder müssten nicht eigentlich die direkt gewählten Parlamente – also der Bundestag oder die Parlamente der Länder – das in die Hand nehmen? Diese Frage wird letztlich das Bundesverfassungsgericht entscheiden müssen. Das aber dürfte voraussichtlich noch etwas dauern.
Trump has ramped up his criticism of Barr in recent days as he seeks to make the origins of the Russia probe a major election issue. The president has long cast the Russia investigation as a political hoax meant to undermine him and has called for the indictment of his political enemies, including former President Barack Obama and former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
„She said she had 33,000 e-mails,“ Trump told Fox News on Thursday. „They’re in the State Department, but Mike Pompeo is unable to get them out, which is very sad actually. I’m — I’m not happy about him for that, that reason. He was unable to get — I don’t know why. You’re running the State Department and you get them out. But they’re in the State Department.“
Today, none of them would even trust an agreement to buy a bicycle from him. They’ll turn their backs on him when the scent of his weakness strengthens, at which point the Bibi-ists will call them a radical leftist faction financed by the New Israel Fund.
The haters of the old elite and Mapai followed Netanyahu because he promised to destroy these groups – and indeed in this realm he has chalked up a few achievements.
Also on Tuesday, the Knesset is debating an amendment to the government’s coronavirus law that would bar protesters from traveling more than a kilometer (0.6 mi) from their homes to attend a demonstration.
Outside, hundreds of protesters gathered to protest the legislation, three of whom were arrested by Israel Police.
Parliamentary voting will resume after the government failed to complete ratification of the legislation on Friday, and so protests were held Saturday night, as they have been for the past several months on Saturday evenings.
The government has sought to limit the distance protesters can protest to within 1 kilometer from their homes, a restriction which the current version of the law, passed in July, specifically prohibits. The government is now seeking to restrict protesters’ movements.
„Gerichtsfest kann man gar nichts sagen, da die Ermittlungstätigkeit von den Behörden auf vielfältige Art und Weise blockiert worden ist“, sagt der langjährige BR-Journalist Ulrich Chaussy, der seit Jahrzehnten zu dem Attentat recherchiert. Man wisse nicht, ob Köhler wirklich „die Bombe gezündet hat, ob er die Bombe gebaut hat“, sagt Chaussy – und „wir wissen nicht, wer bei Köhler am Tatabend dabei gewesen ist“.
So war das mal gedacht mit dem Biogas in den 80er-Jahren. Verwertung des auf dem Hof anfallenden Mists bzw. der Gülle in einer kleinen Biogasanlage, und dann erst den so verbesserten Dünger raus auf das Feld. Wie so oft wurde auch dieses so wunderbare Konzept ins Gegenteil verkehrt, um nicht zu sagen pervertiert.
Ursprünglich verboten war die GG-Demo der Querdenker. Das Gericht hob das Verbot auf. Die Reichsbürger-Aktion hätte wg. des „Gesetz über befriedete Bezirke für Verfassungsorgane des Bundes“ (Bannmeile) jederzeit separat verboten werden können
Die Berliner Polizei löst die Anti-Corona-Demo in Berlin auf. Das teilte sie auf Twitter mit. Grund sei, dass Auflagen nicht eingehalten worden seien.
Zwar könnte das Oberveraltungsgericht nicht wie das Verwaltungsgericht erneut eine 24 Stundenfrist setzen, weil dann ja der Verhandlungsgegenstand schon erledigt und der Sonntag gekommen wäre, aber dessen dann wohl knapp vor Demobeginn zu erwartende Entscheidung hätte Rechtskraft.
Mit Blöick auf dieses Gebaren darf also vermuten werden, dass das Land Berlin sich relativ sicher ist, die politische Kontrolle über das Verwaltungs- und/oder das Oberverwaltungsgericht zu besitzen, aber nicht über das Bundesverfassungsgericht. Nun wird auch klar, warum die Berliner Behörde die Demo so spät abgesagt hat. Ein perfides Spiel auf Zeit!
Both Congress and the Supreme Court have stopped meeting out of fear of physical contact, even though the technology exists to allow officials to continue working in virtual spaces. Legal barriers could be removed to allow such a shift to a type of virtual democracy, but the main barrier seems to be conceptual and cultural.
We must not allow a constitutional system to wither like a starving man staring at an apple tree but incapable of imagining a stick.
Verfassungsexperten gehen – nach der Aufhebung der generellen Ausgangsbeschränkung – davon aus, dass auch das Abstandsgebot gesetzwidrig sein dürfte.
Der VfGH kann aber Gesetze oder Verordnungen nicht von sich aus prüfen, sondern nur, wenn Rechtsfragen über einen Antrag oder eine Beschwerde an ihn herangetragen werden.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, has his eyes firmly set on the future. He is openly campaigning to succeed Trump as the party’s leader and to be its candidate in 2024.
Bereits 2018 war es zu solchen Abfragen im Fall der Frankfurter Anwältin Seda Basay-Yildiz gekommen. Sie hatte ebenfalls Drohmails bekommen, die mit „NSU 2.0“ unterzeichnet waren. „Diese Drohmails sind seit nunmehr zwei Jahren bekannt, und es ist in keinem einzigen Fall ermittelt worden, wer bei der Polizei die Daten abgefragt hat“, beklagt Schaus gegenüber dem SWR.
In addition, some American and Israeli officials, and international security analysts, say that Iran may believe that President Trump will lose the November election and that his presumptive Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will want to resurrect some form of the negotiated settlement that the Obama administration reached with Tehran five years ago next week.
The Times also said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintains a close relationship with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, making it unlikely that Pompeo was unaware of the plan to attack the Natanz nuclear facility – if it was indeed an Israeli-engineered operation.
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House Armed Services Committee has added a Liz Cheney-spearheaded amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which throws severe roadblocks in the Trump administration’s proposed scale-down of US military presence in Afghanistan and Germany.
As The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald notes, both parties advancing the amendment cited in their arguments the completely unsubstantiated intelligence leak that was recently published by credulous mass media reporters alleging that Russia has paid bounties to Taliban fighters for killing the occupying forces in Afghanistan. Yet another western imperialist agenda once again facilitated by unforgivably egregious journalistic malpractice in the mass media.
Max Blumenthal breaks down the “Russian bounty” story’s flaws and how it aims to prolong the war in Afghanistan — and uses Russiagate tactics to continue pushing the Democratic Party to the right
Now, I’m not implying Trump is some kind of hippy peacenik. (He would look atrocious with no bra and flowers in his hair.) No, the military under Trump has dropped more bombs than under Obama, and that’s impressive since Obama dropped more bombs than ever before.
However, in certain areas of the world, Trump has threatened to create peace. Sure, he’s doing it for his own ego and because he thinks his base wants it, but whatever the reason, he has put forward plans or policies that go against the military industrial complex and the establishment war-hawks (which is 95 percent of the establishment).
State officials anticipate a higher turnout than in past presidential primary years, driven in part by a late surge by upstart Senate candidate state Rep. Charles Booker, who is challenging former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath for the Democratic nomination to take on GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall.
An emotional Fischer announced Monday that there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.
“That lack of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said as he announced Conrad’s termination, effective immediately. Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced there was no officer body camera video of the shooting that killed a popular owner of a barbecue restaurant early Monday morning.
According to the email, then-FBI Director James Comey suggested to President Barack Obama in a Jan. 5, 2017 meeting that the National Security Council (NSC) might not want to pass „sensitive information related to Russia“ to Flynn, then Rice’s designated successor.
The note was fully declassified by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and transmitted to the Justice Department. Fox News obtained a copy Tuesday from Johnson’s office, which had sought access to the document.
Nov. 18, 2016:
Trump announces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his choice for National Security Adviser. Over the next few weeks, Flynn communicates with numerous international leaders.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 28, 2016:
Two dozen Obama administration officials make requests to unmask the name of National Security Adviser designee Flynn, who was „incidentally“ captured by intel surveillance. The officials include: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan.
Jan. 5, 2017:
Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough requests Flynn unmasking.
Intelligence Community leadership, including FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, CIA Director Brennan and Director of National Intelligence Clapper, provides classified briefing to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice on alleged Russia hacking during 2016 campaign, according to notes later written by Rice.
After briefing, according to Rice’s notes, President Obama convenes Oval Office meeting with her, Comey, Biden, and Yates. The „Steele dossier“ is reportedly discussed. Also reportedly discussed: Flynn’s intercepted talks with Russia’s ambassador.
The list includes then-Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan; the requests came after Russian interference in U.S. election.
The numbers reflect how frequently national security and intelligence officials use this tool in their work. Unmasking occurs after U.S. citizens‘ conversations are incidentally picked up in conversations with foreign officials who are being monitored by the intelligence community. The U.S. citizens‘ identities are supposed to be protected if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected. However, officials can determine the U.S. citizens‘ names through a process that is supposed to safeguard their rights. In the typical process, when officials are requesting the unmasking of an American, they do not necessarily know the identity of the person in advance.
22.87 The committee was frequently referred to as the McCormack-Dickstein Committee in reference to its chairman and vice chairman, John W. McCormack of Massachusetts and Samuel Dickstein of New York. It conducted public and executive hearings intermittently between April 26 and December 29, 1934, in Washington, DC; New York; Chicago; Los Angeles; Newark; and Asheville, NC, examining hundreds of witnesses and accumulating more than 4,300 pages of testimony. The committee accumulated evidence regarding individuals and organizations who worked to establish in the United States policies followed by the Nazis in Germany, the Fascists in Italy, and the Communists in Russia. The committee gave particular attention to the organization and activities of Friends of New Germany and Silver Shirts of America. The committee submitted its report on February 15, 1935 (H. Rept. 153, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Serial 9890).
(23. July 2007)
Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.
(2. December 2011)
Not a one of them was ever called to testify or was charged with Treason. Virtually all of them were founding members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
The League was headed by the DuPont and J.P Morgan cartels and had major support from Andrew Mellon Associates, Pew (Sun Oil), Rockefeller Associates, E.F. Hutton Associates, U.S. Steel, General Motors, Chase, Standard Oil and Goodyear Tires.
Dass Raoults Forschungsergebnisse auf eine solche negative Resonanz bei der Obrigkeit und den Mainstream-Medien trafen, lässt sich dadurch erklären, dass das Aufkommen eines effizienten und billigen Medikamentes auf dem französischen und europäischen Markt die Projekte von zwei Pharmafirmen, Gilead und Abbvie, durchkreuzen würde. Diese beiden Firmen stellen zwei ebenfalls gegen Covid-19 eingesetzte Medikamente her: Gilead stellt das sehr teure Anti-Ebola-Mittel Remdesivir her und Abbvie Kaletra ein Kombinationspräparat aus den Anti-HIV-Medikamenten Lopinavir und Ritonavir. Bekanntlich reicht der Arm der starken Pharmaindustrie bis in die hohen Sphären der französischen Gesundheitspolitik. Und aus diesen hohen Sphären haben die oben erwähnten Firmen drei Personen, die sich – was für eine Überraschung! – als prominenteste Gegner Raoults und des Hydroxychloroquins geoutet haben:
Der Parteitag in Milwaukee im Bundesstaat Wisconsin solle nun in der Woche vom 17. August stattfinden, teilte die Oppositionspartei heute mit. Bei der Konferenz soll der Herausforderer von US-Präsident Donald Trump bei der Wahl im November gekürt werden.
The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be delayed for a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, the host committee announced on Thursday.
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reached the same conclusion when it investigated the question in the aftermath of 9/11.
Under the U.S. Constitution, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence cannot stay in office past their four-year terms without being reelected. If the election does not happen for any reason, constitutional rules of succession kick in.
That could mean a lawmaker down the line of succession who is not up for reelection could be the new president.
“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Mr. Biden told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”
Mr. Fallon had not asked Mr. Biden about the convention’s timing. The former vice president was responding to a question about how the virus would affect the election.
The government is doing all it can to fight the coronavirus, while the premier moves to demolish Israel’s democracy. Only if the center-left parties are in the coalition will they be able to contain Netanyahu
The United States is facing greater coronavirus upheavals than Israel, led by a president who has less respect for democracy and the rule of law
Levi-Abekasis decided on her own to opt for a political renewal and move from the right to the left. Naturally, her move triggered much suspicion, but she, Peretz and their partners dismissed these misgivings with disdain, even alleging anti-Mizrahi racism against anyone doubting that Levi-Abekasis had ideologically abandoned the right. After many efforts at convincing people, and based on the promises by the Labor-Gesher-Meretz alliance, people voted for the union she had joined.
Levi-Abekasis has the right to regret her transition.
But Orli Levi-Abekasis, a balloon inflated with self-importance, someone devoid of ideology, with no electoral clout, a deceiving scoundrel, robbed the center-left bloc’s voters of this rare opportunity, probably triggering a fourth election.
Ein Abgeordneter der Thüringer CDU-Fraktion steht unter Quarantäne. Er ist womöglich mit dem Coronavirus infiziert. Vom Testergebnis hängt ab, ob morgen ein neuer Ministerpräsident gewählt werden kann.
Activists are upset with the case of a black teen sentenced to life in prison while Klobuchar was the county’s prosecutor.
In the recordings, published by Israel’s Channel 12 News on Thursday — less than a week before Israelis head to the polls — the strategist was heard telling an anonymous source that his boss might „endanger the people of Israel,“ and that he „doesn’t have the guts to strike in Iran.“
The adviser to the former army chief was also heard saying that a Kahol Lavan lawmaker had harshly criticized the leader of her party. „She [Knesset member Omer Yankelevich of Kahol Lavan] says that he’s stupid and a total loser and that he shouldn’t be prime minister.“
The Times has interviewed 93 party officials — all of them superdelegates, who could have a say on the nominee at the convention — and found overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.
Such a situation may result in a brokered convention, a messy political battle the likes of which Democrats have not seen since 1952, when the nominee was Adlai Stevenson.
Schwere Vorwürfe gegen Verbündete der Türkei: Islamistische Milizen sollen eine wichtige Anlage für die Wasserversorgung in Ras al-Ain (kurdisch: Sere Kaniye) außer Betrieb gesetzt haben. Betroffen seien 460.000 Menschen, einschließlich der Bewohner von Flüchtlingslagern sowie die Lager von IS-Gefangenen, darunter das bekannteste: al-Hol mit knapp 70.000 Personen, berichtet al-Monitor.
After Iowa’s caucus reporting system crashed with about 80 phone operators in Des Moines earlier this month, Nevada had 200 operators on site at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas. When reports came in about phone lines being jammed, the party texted its volunteers with the three new phone numbers — a move precinct leaders said made it far easier to reach an operator to report results.
“They did gave three different numbers and said if we couldn’t get through they would call us back,” said Ruben Murillo, a precinct chair at Coronado High School in Henderson.
Phil Sobutka, who spent more than 30 minutes dialing and redialing the party’s results hotline after his Henderson caucus finished, said the new number worked the first time he tried it.
Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about a tool the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa.
Auch NEOS befürchtet, dass die Grünen den U-Ausschuss blockieren könnten. Besonders enttäuscht zeigte sich Parteichefin Beate Meinl-Reisinger, dass sich die Grünen offenbar „zum Mittäter“ des ÖVP-„Machtrausches“ machen ließen.
Full story here, including Sanders‘ aggressive on-the-record pushback:
„This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran. This resolution is similar to the resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine in the Senate. It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.
The House Resolution will be led by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin. Congresswoman Slotkin is a former CIA and Department of Defense analyst specializing in Shia militias. She served multiple tours in the region under both Democratic and Republican Administrations.“
The former Labor MK and protest leader says her yet-to-be-named party will “sit in any government that respects its values, include that of Likud,” she says, though she rejects teaming up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I am calling for open primaries for the list, which would bring new energy to the camp and enable setting the list according to the will of the public and not a political deal among political hacks. I will continue to fight for our constituents who believed in our path to be represented in the Knesset.”
But just in case, Shaffir hired campaign staff in order to run independently as head of the Green Party, which would also include former Zionist Union MK Yael Cohen-Paran.
Der Bundestagsabgeordnete und Verteidigungsexperte Tobias Lindner stellte am Freitag Strafanzeige gegen Unbekannt – „wegen des Verdachts der Löschung etwaiger Dokumente“, heißt es in dem zweiseitigen Schreiben, das der Süddeutschen Zeitung vorliegt. Zuvor hatte der Spiegel darüber berichtet.
Pyongyang has promised to deliver a “Christmas gift” if there is no progress on easing up on sanctions. But any movement on that front seems nearly impossible at this stage considering talks with Washington have stalled and the North Korean regime is once again insulting Trump regularly. As tensions with North Korea increase, and especially if there is a test around the holidays, it would mark a huge blow to one of President Donald Trump’s major foreign policy initiatives. And it would happen right as he gears up for the presidential campaign.
Zum Zeitpunkt der Löschung waren die Handydaten vom Untersuchungsausschuss als Beweismittel zur Einsicht angefordert.
The letter, organised by Ian Austin’s Mainstream campaign, accuses the party of “antisemitism and extremism”, whilst being “weak on national security”. It concludes “Jeremy Corbyn: not fit to be Prime Minister.” Just one day to go…
However, given that Bolton is generally respected within conservative Republican circles, having served under President Bush, any testimony from him that directly implicates Trump in a bribery scheme would make it more difficult for Republican lawmakers to dismiss the inquiry as partisan. Similarly, any testimony from Bolton could all but vindicate the president. This explains why House Democrats have been reluctant to pursue him.
„It is imperative on peaceful demonstrators that they separate their ranks from non-peaceful individuals and cooperate on shunning saboteurs – whoever they are – and not allow them to abuse peaceful protests to damage and attack the property of citizens,“ a representative of Ayatollah Sistani said as he delivered the top cleric’s sermon.
„The enemies and their levers, in order to achieve their malicious goals, plan to spread chaos and plunge the country into internal strife and then return it to dictatorship, so everyone must work together to take away this opportunity from them,“ he added.
A. M.: Danke vielmals.
Er war noch mehr Antworten schuldig geblieben, unter anderem weil der Generalbundesanwalt zu jener V-Person 01 „Murat“, aber auch zu einem Islamisten namens „Bilel“ sowie zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Causa Amri, ein Auskunftsverbot verhängt hatte.
Why, for the fourth time in almost as many years, is the country being invited to go out and vote again? Because, to put it bluntly, the MPs we elected back in 2017 refuse to enact the result of the EU referendum.
The Labour leader signalled he will order his MPs to vote down Boris Johnson’s request next week for a poll on 12 December, describing the proposal as “really odd so near Christmas”.
The European Union agreed to London’s request for a Brexit deadline extension on Friday but set no new departure date, giving Britain’s divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election.
From conversations I have had in the last couple of hours, I strongly suspect that the bulk of those elected as Tories who voted for a customs union in the indicative votes would not back a customs union amendment to the WAB because they understand that it would wreck the bill. If an amendment does pass, it will do so largely on the backs of those who want a second referendum. They will hope that the addition of a customs union will lead to the deal failing; reviving the prospects of a second referendum.
The Remainer Speaker will decide later whether to let the PM hold a vote on his deal, leaving Brexit hanging in the balance.
Turkey shelled Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria in violation of its cease-fire, Kurdish forces said, preventing evacuations from the border town at the center of a fight testing the viability of a pact negotiated with the U.S.
Turkish-backed forces appear to be using munitions loaded with white phosphorus—a chemical that can maim and kill when it comes in contact with human flesh—in their violent campaign against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, Foreign Policy has learned.
If Turkish proxies are intentionally using white phosphorous-loaded munitions to target civilians, that could constitute a war crime. After publication of this article, U.N.-backed investigators said they were looking into the accusations.
Clash in safe zone between Turkish forces and YPG/PKK terrorists is out of the question, and disinformation, Turkish president said on Oct. 18
Gescheitert sind die Abgeordneten des NSU-Untersuchungsausschusses No. 2 vor allem an der Landesregierung, die sich ausgerechnet zusammensetzt aus den Parteien Linke, SPD und Grüne. Und zwar konkret daran, dass ihnen Informationen über Handeln und Wissen von V-Personen der Polizei komplett vorenthalten wurden.
Ohne juristischen Prozess, ohne Gerichtsverhandlung, schafft die Regierung, schafft der sich selbst als Rechtsgrundlage und Rechtfertigung für sich selbst interpretierende Staat nach einem weiteren Massenmord weitere Fakten, deren Rücknahme durch ihn selbst er als äußerst unwahrscheinlich einschätzen kann. Dies macht den Staat selbst zum Gefährder.
Nur zur Erinnerung: ohne Gerichtsurteil gibt es keinen Schuldigen. Sich daran zu erinnern, fällt gerade den Konservativen zunehmend schwerer. Es fällt überhaupt allen schwer sich an irgendetwas zu erinnern und sei es auch nur vor ein paar Tage, ja ein paar Stunden her.
Was hat das Militär bei einer Mordermittlung zu suchen? Warum steht das als Waffe eingesetzte Fahrzeug in der Julius-Leber-Kaserne? Und wer glaubt, dass der angebliche Attentäter Anis Amri seine Geldbörse mit Ausweis und Duldungspapieren und dann noch das Handy im Fahrzeug liegen lässt, mit dem er gerade ein Attentat begangen hat? Und das all diese deutlichen Beweise, genauso wie die Fingerabdrücke, erst auf dem Gelände der Bundeswehr gefunden werden, aber der eine Fund (Geldbörse, Ausweis, Papiere) zwei Tage später (Tagesspiegel.de) und der andere Fund (das Handy, Spiegel.de) und die Fingerabdrücke (rp-online.de) vier Tage später bekannt gegeben wird?
Was Sie, liebe Leser und Leserinnen, nicht zuletzt interessieren sollte: Wem können Sie tatsächlich, erwiesenermaßen vertrauen?
Sollte sich das bestätigen, wäre nicht nur eine Frage aufgeworfen, sondern eine Vielzahl: Wie schnell sind die Ermittler tatsächlich auf Amri gekommen? Warum vertritt nahezu der gesamte Sicherheitsapparat seit nun fast drei Jahren eine falsche Version? Was hat es mit den persönlichen Dingen Amris auf sich – Handys, Papiere, Portemonnaie -, die erst am 20. Dezember im und am LKW aufgefunden worden sein sollen und als Beleg gelten, dass er der Täter war?
Former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, former Chancellor Philip Hammond and ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve are all suspected of being assisted by members of the European Commission, it was reported.
Another source added: “The Government is working on extensive investigations into Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Hilary Benn [who tabled the Bill] and their involvement with foreign powers and the funding of their activities.
Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.
The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.
Downing Street has launched a major investigation into alleged links between foreign governments and the MPs behind the ‚Surrender Act‘ which could force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Sources said No 10 took the unprecedented action after officials received intelligence that the MPs, including former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, had received help drafting the Bill from members of the French Government and the European Union.
Nehmen wir nun also an, Rohani sagt Ja, auf Drängen seines guten Freundes im Kreml, zum Beispiel. Und nehmen wir mal an, es würden tatsächlich nochmal Verhandlungen mit allen Parteien begonnen.
Dann passiert Folgendes:
– die Verhandlungen ziehen sich genauso endlos hin wie der bald siebzehnjährige weltweite Terrorkrieg
– die gesamte Kriegslobby, überall, fährt weiter gewaltige Profite ein
– alle Staats- und Regierungschefs, mit Ausnahme natürlich von Rohani, stärken ihre innenpolitische Position und können vielleicht sogar ihre Wiederwahl sichern (Trump, Merkel, May, Macron, Trump, bei Xi gibt es sowieso keine mehr)
– im Iran bekommen die dortige Kriegslobby und die klerikal-autoritären Kräfte, die ihren Kumpanen in Tel Aviv und Washington regelmäßig zu Hilfe kamen und sich nichts sehnlicher wünschen als ihren 11. September, wieder die Initiative und letztlich die Oberhand
– Rohani wird in absehbarer Zeit entweder gestürzt oder abgewählt
– das Raketenprogramm der iranischen Militärs und Kriegslobbyisten wird forciert
– die Monarchie Saudi Arabien, wie alle anderen mit dem Iran konkurrierenden Monarchien in der Region, reden über Atomwaffen, eigene Atomwaffen und besorgen sich diese (wenn sie diese nicht schon längst haben)
– dass der Oberste Rechtsgelehrte des Iran, Ajatollah Ali Chamenei, Staatschef und Oberkommandierer der Militärs, der seit 1989 amtiert, seine in den 90er Jahren erlassene Fatwa gegen die Lagerung, Herstellung und Anwendung von Atomwaffen selbst wieder aufhebt ist äußerst unwahrscheinlich. Wen allerdings der Expertenrat im Falle eines Ablebens von Chamenei in einer nun abermals permanenten Bedrohungslage als Nachfolger von Chamenei wählen würde, und was der dann wieder beschließt, wäre völlig offen.
“The time has come for Iran to accept negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear program as well as on issues related to regional security, including its missiles program and other means of delivery,” the three countries added
Cuomo: “Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden?”
Giuliani: “No. Actually I didn’t.”
Crystal clear. Except that 83 words and about 30 seconds later, Cuomo asked the question again.
Cuomo: “So, you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?”
Giuliani: “Of course I did.”
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defended Trump amid new reports about an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, during a chaotic and fiery CNN interview Thursday night.
According to a statement by the organization, the accounts are suspected of „actively commenting on pages that encourage voting or to posts discussing the election, in order to undermine Israeli-Arab politicians and their parliamentary work.“
The statement added that such comments were often backed by other suspected fake accounts, and were marked and promoted by Facebook’s algorithm as „Top Fans.“
Facebook confirmed that it deleted profiles that it found to be undoubtedly fake.
During the campaign before the last general elections in April, billboards went up throughout Arab communities and towns in the Galilee urging voters to boycott the vote. Many residents assumed the ads, which did not identify their sponsors, were an initiative of political forces in the Arab community such the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch, which traditionally boycotts Israel’s national elections.
However, a Channel 12 news inquiry broadcast on Friday, September 6, revealed that the campaign was very likely commissioned and financed by right-wing Jewish settlers who hoped to significantly decrease Arab turnout at the polls.
When host Fiona Bruce joked that he should ‚tell us what you really think‘, Charlie proceeded to oblige with an excoriating verdict on the state of British politics.
‚The whole thing’s a nightmare. I’m just sick and tired,‘ he said. ‚You’ve had three years and three months and you’ve done nothing but argue among yourselves like little kids.
‚You’ve got no respect for each other and you’ve got no respect for the British people. Just.. oh.. pfft.. go away.‘
The intervention sparked rapturous applause on the show, and a wave of support on social media. One user responded: ‚I think Charlie speaks for us all.‘
The supposedly impartial speaker took the opportunity to declare that he supports written constitution, and even ad-libbed from his script to actually compare the Prime Minister to a knife-wielding street gang member. A new Speaker can’t come soon enough…
The House of Commons Speaker compared the Prime Minister’s vow not to request the Article 50 extension demanded by the legislation to „robbing a bank“.
Mr Johnson has said he would rather be „dead in a ditch“ than ask for a delay to the UK’s departure, while ministers have suggested they will “test” the law out in the courts before enacting it.
Every Monday, a group of unlikely bedfellows meet in Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary office. Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat leader; Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader; Caroline Lucas, the Green party’s sole MP; and Liz Saville Roberts from Plaid Cymru all gather to discuss their common aim — preventing a no-deal Brexit. This rebel alliance is more than just a group therapy session: last week, they succeeded in taking control of parliament and immediately started to give instructions to the Prime Minister.
A leaked shortlist for the next Governor of the Bank of England made its way from the highest levels of the Treasury to the pages of The Times last Saturday, and has now been followed up by an orchestrated letter signed by Remain supporting MPs. The letter is a not-so-subtle attempt to confirm the leak by making the Civil Service’s recommendation list public and therefore making it politically harder for the Chancellor to appoint a Brexiteer to the role.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to abruptly cancel talks with the Taliban may have set back the Afghan peace process, but it came as a relief to the government in Kabul.
President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, which has been excluded from the negotiations, has distrusted the process from the beginning.
„Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,“ Trump tweeted Saturday night.
Trump claimed that before traveling to the US on Saturday evening, „Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to……an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people.“
„I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations,“ Trump added.
Mrs May has raised the issue directly with Party chairman James Cleverly and Chief Whip Mark Spencer on behalf of the group that includes former Chancellor Philip Hammond, ex-Justice Secretary David Gauke and Tory grandee Ken Clarke.
She approached Mr Cleverly behind the Speaker’s Chair in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening to raise concerns about the legality of blocking any of the rebels from being candidates at the next Election.
Under the plan, if the rebels are not allowed back into the party, the Liberals and the Greens would not put up a candidate against MPs Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Margot James and Dominic Grieve.
In return, if they were to beat the official Tory candidates and win election to the Commons, they would agree to take a ’soft whip‘ from the Liberals, meaning they would vote with Ms Swinson’s party on selected issues.
Jeremy Corbyn is paving the way for a “zombie Parliament”, senior Conservatives have said as Leave voters accused MPs of “squabbling like children”.
We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong.
Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru say they will vote against the government or abstain in Monday’s vote on whether to hold a snap poll.
The meeting was said to be courteous but the ex-Chancellor repeatedly interrupted the discussion and spoke over colleagues.
And Government sources claimed that he let slip that the rebel bill – which will be put to MPs tomorrow to try and stop a No Deal – was drawn up with assistance from the EU’s legal team.