Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Politics

‘No Deal’ Brexit planning ‘restarts in secret’ amid fears EU talks could fail

No Deal Brexit planning reportedly started in secret this week amid fears that trade talks with the EU will collapse bringing about a so-called 'disorderly December'. The Whitehall EU Exit Operations committee met to prepare for the possibility that no agreement is reached with Brussels by the end of the year, a minister claimed. The […]

U.S. House files brief laying out impeachment case against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. lawmakers managing the impeachment case against Donald Trump filed a brief on Saturday laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president. The Democratic House of Representatives impeachment managers faced a deadline of 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT) on Saturday to file […]

Former Speaker John Bercow has been nominated for a peerage – by Labour

Labour has nominated former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow for a peerage. He has been selected alongside former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn ’s former chief of staff Karie Murphy of the Scottish Labour Party. She led the party’s disastrous general election campaign. All three appear on Corbyn’s […]

Fed up voters gave the two main parties a kicking in the ballot box

Northern Ireland’s return to democracy is the silver lining in a black cloud election. Voters fed up with political deadlock gave the two main parties a kicking in the ballot box. Support for Sinn Fein and the so-called Democratic Unionist Party fell, bringing the moderate SDLP and non-sectarian Alliance to ­Westminster. The DUP lost two […]

Momentum back Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour leader in boost for Corbyn ally

Momentum today announced it will back Rebecca Long-Bailey for the Labour leadership. The announcement by the Corbyn-backing campaign group will surprise few – but could prove a major boost to the left-wing hopeful. Momentum, set up in 2015 to support Mr Corbyn, has tens of thousands of members who could have an influential role in […]

U.S. debate mystery solved: Warren told Sanders he called her a liar on national TV

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said to each other in a heated exchange after Tuesday night’s Democratic debate has been solved, with debate host CNN revealing that Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television. In an exchange caught on camera […]