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.
Those who have been quite happy to see power drip from Westminster to Brussels are now enthusiastic converts to parliamentary sovereignty. Of course, the brand of democracy that’s fashionable with EU-loving protesters is of a very specific variety. It’s the type that places the votes of a few hundred MPs above the 17.4million members of the public who voted for the UK to leave the EU. It’s the type of democracy that demands we bend the knee to our representatives in parliament, who are expected to think and act on our behalf.
It wasn’t immediately clear what criticism the president was referring to, as the officials had not issued public statements on Trump’s tweet or his decision to release an image taken by U.S. forces of a damaged Iranian rocket facility. Trump has faced criticism from some Democrats for releasing the image due to its high resolution and concerns over whether it should have remained classified.
A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of Tehran’s efforts to show it could loft satellites into orbit.
As pictures from commercial satellites of a rocket’s smoking remains began to circulate, President Trump denied Friday on Twitter that the United States was involved.
– Maverick Brexit chief sent the stark warning at a gathering of advisers tonight
– Showed no regret for dramatic axing of Sonia Khan who he accused of leaks
– Told advisers if they didn’t agree with his decision, they knew where door was
Protests have continued for over two years near Mandelblit’s home in Petah Tikva to pressure him to take a stronger stance in the various probes against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.