Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Politics

Labour’s plan to save the NHS from Tory austerity with £26 billion funding boost

Labour will tomorrow pledge to “rescue the NHS” with a massive £26bn funding boost after a decade of crushing Tory austerity. Thousands of staff will be recruited, crumbling hospitals and surgeries rebuilt and the state-of-the-art equipment installed. Under a radical 10 point plan Labour will revitalise the National Health Service, reducing waiting lists and increasing […]

UK flooding: PM says there are grounds for ‘cautious optimism’

There are grounds for “cautious optimism” that the worst of the severe flooding that has hit some parts of the country is over – but there is “no cause for complacency”, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister, speaking after holding an emergency meeting to discuss the situation, urged people in flood hit areas to […]

Democratic Ad Campaign Spotlights Trump Voters With Regrets

A Democratic group unveiled a $3 million advertising campaign Tuesday featuring people who supported President Trump but now regret it, the first wave of a yearlong effort to reclaim some of the voters in the industrial Midwest who helped tip the 2016 election. The group, American Bridge, will air commercials in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania […]

Frank Dobson dead: Former Labour Health Secretary dies aged 79

Mr Dobson also represented Holborn and St Pancras for 36 years, after stepping down at the 2015 general election. He died on Monday night. A statement from his family said: “The Dobson family is sad to announce the death of Frank Dobson, former MP for Holborn and St Pancras and Secretary of State for Health. “His […]

Explainer: What to expect from the televised Trump impeachment hearings this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats launch the public phase of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump this week, with open, televised hearings set for Wednesday and Friday in the House of Representatives. Since launching their inquiry on Sept. 24 into allegations that Trump abused his office for personal political gain, lawmakers in the Democratic-run […]

Jimmy Carter Hospitalized for Brain Procedure

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Atlanta on Monday night to undergo a procedure intended to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from recent falls, his office said. Mr. Carter will have the procedure performed on Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” […]

Trump delivers a Veterans Day Parade tribute in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives.” Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by the […]

Top Democratic 2020 contenders promise to strengthen veterans' services

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. Democratic White House contenders said on Monday they would improve benefits and healthcare for military veterans if elected, putting a priority on upgraded medical facilities, stronger suicide prevention programs and better care for military spouses and children. To mark Monday’s U.S. Veterans Day holiday honoring those who served in the […]