Theresa May talks the talk on British values, but that’s not enough | Martin Kettle

Modern politics is remorseless, and modern politicians cannot opt out. Even when life and limb are at stake, a political leader has always at some point to ask the vulgar question: how will this play? Although it will not have been the most important thing on her mind in those lurching first minutes on Wednesday afternoon, Theresa May had to ask herself that question ...

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Martin McGuinness: 'We knew he was for us and would never let us down'

As the pallbearers carried the tricolour-draped coffin to the end of the street where Martin McGuinness lived, and turned left on to the hill that would take him down to the heart of the Bogside, one man standing at the corner began to clap. Then another, and another, and within a second or two, thousands of people were applauding. As ...

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The 5 Craziest Quotes from Trump's Bonkers New Time Interview

Photo Credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock President Donald Trump sat down with Time Magazine for an interview this week in which he doubled down on multiple falsehoods that he has said over the course of the past two years. During the interview, Trump repeatedly refused to admit that he had ever said anything that was incorrect, and at times he justified spouting falsehoods ...

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Could the man in the white suit beat George Osborne in Tatton? | Letters

George Osborne argues that “parliament is enhanced when we have people from all walks of life and different experience in the debate” (MPs may ask Osborne to decline job at Standard, 21 March). While that is undoubtedly true, it is far more usual for MPs to bring that experience with them when they enter parliament, rather than learning new experiences ...

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Planned Parenthood warns against ‘betraying women’

Hours before Thursday’s expected congressional vote on the American Health Care Act—the Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare (formally known as the Affordable Care Act)—the head of Planned Parenthood said any female member of Congress who backs the bill is “betraying every wom… Continue reading

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UK counter-terrorism strategy back in focus after London attack

Ministers have been poised for several weeks to announce a long-awaited “refresh” of Britain’s counter-terror strategy but as Theresa May made clear on Thursday there is no political appetite for any immediate ‘knee-jerk-style’ security crackdown in the aftermath of the attack. That “refresh” when it does come is expected to include a major expansion of the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme and ...

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Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has joined anti-immigration politicians in linking the London attack to migrant policy, despite the attacker being British. Le Pen, who is forecast to reach the second round runoff in France’s presidential election in May, said on Thursday the attack underlined the importance of countries being able to protect their borders and stepping up ...

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Why Are Republicans So Relentlessly Cruel to the Poor?

Photo Credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Republican Paul Ryan, like most other members of the United States Congress, is a millionaire. Christa Patton is 68 years old. She is frail and no longer able to leave her home. She lives on a fixed income. Patton told Van Jones on a recent episode of his CNN show “The Messy Truth” that she would ...

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CIA Covert Aid to Italy Averaged $5 Million Annually From Late 1940s to Early 1960s, Study Finds

Washington, D.C. February 7, 2017 – CIA covert aid to Italy continued well after the agency’s involvement in the 1948 elections – into the early 1960s – averaging around $5 million a year, according to a draft Defense Department historical study published today for the first time by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University. The study, declassified in ...

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Martin McGuinness funeral – in pictures

Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin deputy leader, and Michelle O’Neill, the Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland, carry the coffin Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Facebook Twitter Pinterest Source link

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‘Grave question’ on House intelligence chairman’s objectivity, panel Democrat says

A House intelligence committee Democrat said on Thursday there was a “grave question” about the objectivity of the panel’s Republican chairman after remarks he made about the incidental surveillance of members of President Donald Trump’s transition team. “He knows, full… Continue reading

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The far right wants to exploit the Westminster attack. London won’t let it | Nesrine Malik

When the first news from the attack in Westminster began filtering through, I, along with many others, felt that familiar knot in our stomach – the kind one feels when braced for a predictable battle to separate fact from hysteria, plead for a sense of proportionality and entreat the hurt and the angry not to generalise. Despite being poised for ...

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PC Keith Palmer remembered in minute's silence after London attack

For all the understandable insistence that parliament and London would continue as normal after Wednesday’s terrorist attack, almost 24 hours later a large section of streets around the area remained sealed off by police. The cordon, enclosing Westminster Bridge and the roads around Parliament Square, meant the only floral tributes to those who died was a few bouquets left outside ...

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Liberal Shaming of Appalachia: Inside the Media Elite's Obsession with the 'Hillbilly Problem'

Photo Credit: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet / Shutterstock The self-sabotaging residents of Trump Country have run out of good will from #TheResistance, according to critic Frank Rich in a recent essay for New York magazine. In “No More Sympathy for Hillbillies,” Rich argued that the presence of “Trumpists” in Appalachia and the Rust Belt justifies cutting off these regions and individuals from ...

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Scottish parliament postpones vote on second referendum

The Scottish parliament vote on calling for a new independence referendum has been postponed until Tuesday 28 March, the day before Theresa May triggers article 50 to begin the Brexit process. MSPs were in the closing stages of a debate on Wednesday afternoon about Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to stage a second independence referendum by spring 2019 when the sitting – ...

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‘I’m president, you’re not’: Here are the 5 craziest quotes from Trump’s bonkers Time interview

President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) President Donald Trump sat down with Time Magazine for an interview this week in which he doubled down on multiple falsehoods that he has said over the course of the past two years. During the interview, ...

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Westminster attacker was UK-born and known to MI5, Theresa May tells MPs

The attacker behind the terrorist rampage at the gates of the Houses of Parliament was a British-born man previously known to MI5 due to concerns over violent extremism, the prime minister has said. The assailant, who was shot dead on Wednesday as he attacked police officers in the shadow of Big Ben, was considered to be a peripheral figure and ...

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“The Syrian Revolution” Is A Big Lie, To Justify “America’s Humanitarian Massacre”

“The Syrian Revolution” Is A Big Lie, To Justify “America’s Humanitarian Massacre” This video by Kevork Almassian of Syrianna Analysis says it all. The terrorists were  recruited by US NATO. March 2011 marks the onslaught of a US-led war using terrorists as their foot-soldiers. The unspoken objective was to destroy the secular state, create sectarian conflict  and install an Islamic proxy state.   Disclaimer: The ...

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Parliament security will be reviewed after attack, says Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has said security in parliament will be reviewed by the authorities, as he said it was extremely difficult to prevent “lone wolf” terror attacks involving simply a car and knife. The Conservative cabinet minister paid tribute to police officer Keith Palmer, who was killed in the incident at Westminster on Wednesday, saying “he gave his ...

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10 Ways to Speak Truth to Lies in the Trump Era

Photo Credit: DonkeyHotey / Flickr In an era of fake news, alternative facts, and downright lies, it’s a daily struggle to promote a positive, inclusive vision for our country that’s rooted in truth and justice. And when the loudest and most virulent falsehoods come from the highest levels of government, this challenge can feel overwhelming. Research and experience point to ...

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No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don’t bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan Portes

It’s not the beginning of the end (of Brexit) – but it’s definitely the end of the beginning. Despite the fixation in the UK on the precise date and legal niceties of the article 50 process, the most important event of the weeks to come will not be the notification itself but the EU response to it, and the political ...

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CNN’s Don Lemon drops the mic: Devin Nunes looked ‘like shill for the White House’

CNN’s Don Lemon blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for acting like “a shill for the White House” when he told Donald Trump and reporters on Wednesday that the president may have been “incidentally” surveilled by intelligence agencies. Former Rep. Jack Kingston tried to argue that Nunes was justified in going directly to the president with information about incidental ...

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Tobias Ellwood MP hailed for attempt to save police officer's life

Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood attempted to resuscitate the police officer fatally attacked outside parliament and stemmed the blood from multiple stab wounds. Ellwood, a former soldier, was pictured kneeling over the policeman’s body lying outside the palace of Westminster as he gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and placed his hands over the chest wounds in an effort to save the officer’s ...

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Westminster attack: parliament resumes with tributes to PC Keith Palmer – live

The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech. These streets of Westminster – home to the world’s oldest parliament – are engrained with a spirit of freedom ...

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The Best Recipe for Maximizing the Medical Effects of Marijuana

Entourage castPhoto Credit: Wikipedia CBD (cannabidiol) is getting a lot of attention these days as the medicinal cannabinoid in marijuana. CBD-only products are all the rage in the ever-expanding medical marijuana market, and CBD-only medical marijuana laws are becoming a favorite resort of red state politicians who want to throw a sop to those clamoring for medical marijuana, but are ...

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Trumpcare gives top one percent a $31 billion taxcut

The wealthiest Americans will see the biggest benefit from the Republican plan to repeal the tax on investments and additional Medicare tax in the Republican American Health Care Act, a state-by-state analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy indicates, with California and the Distri… Continue reading

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The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

Centre for Research on Globalization / Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal.  The CRG is a registered non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada. In addition to the Global Research websites, the Centre is involved in book publishing, support to humanitarian projects as well as educational outreach ...

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French schoolchildren badly injured in Westminster attack

Three French schoolchildren from Brittany on a visit to London were injured – two critically – in the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday. The teenagers from the Saint-Joseph de Concarneau lycée (secondary school) were halfway through a week-long visit to London. There were four classes from second grade – aged 15 and 16 – in the British capital, ...

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The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy | Simon Jenkins

The current bout of global terrorism came to the heart of London today in a fatal attack outside the Palace of Westminster. The symbolism is impossible to escape. An assault on the home of democracy induces a peculiar sense of outrage. That people, including a policeman, should die in such an assault is tragic. As yet, nothing is known of ...

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Will Trump Be Impeached—Or Is It Just a Progressive Fantasy? Here's How It Would Work—If It Would at All

Profile view of Donald J Trump, presidential candidate, at the Boca Raton, FL Rally on March 13th, 2016.Photo Credit: Windover Way Photography/Shutterstock On 21 July 2007, George W Bush underwent surgery to have five polyps removed after what was described as a routine colonoscopy. The date may have been lost to history, but for the rare invocation at the time ...

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Woman in critical condition after falling from Westminster Bridge

A woman was left a critical condition after being pulled from the Thames after she fell from Westminster Bridge during Wednesday’s terrorist attack outside parliament. The attacker drove his car at pedestrians along the bridge. It is not known whether the woman voluntarily jumped to avoid the vehicle or was thrown into the water. A spokesman for the Port of ...

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‘The White House is under siege’: Dan Rather calls out Congress for still not investigating Trump

Journalist Dan Rather took to Facebook on Wednesday night to ask an important question about President Donald Trump’s administration, particularly CNN suggesting the FBI has new evidence of Trump’s associates communicating with Russian operatives to “possibly coordinate the release… Continue reading

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MPs in parliament remain a hard target for terrorists | Alan Travis

When Airey Neave, the last MP to be assassinated in parliament, was blown up by a magnetic bomb under his car as he was driving out of the underground car park, his murderers boasted they had killed him “inside the ‘impregnable’ Palace of Westminster”. That was back in March 1979 when the Houses of Parliament were, in reality, far from ...

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'Solidarity and support': world leaders send wishes after attack in Westminster

A year to the day after 32 people were killed and more than 320 injured in coordinated attacks in Brussels, terror struck the heart of London, prompting condolences and expressions of sympathy from the US and across Europe. Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, said the thoughts and prayers of the American people were with the UK after Wednesday’s ...

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Elizabeth Warren Exposes Trump's Dodgy New Labor Pick In Brutal Confirmation Hearing

Photo Credit: Senator Elizabeth Warren / YouTube Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) concedes that Alexander Acosta is more qualified to serve as labor secretary than Trump’s previous pick, former Hardee’s CEO Andrew Puzder. During a contentious Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, she reminded the public that her praise ends there. “The test for Secretary of Labor is not, are you better than ...

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Palestine: “There’s No Conflict, There’s An Illegal Occupation”

Professor Doctor Asem Khalil, Ph.D. in Constitutional and International Law, Associate Professor of Law of Birzeit University, West Bank, speaks of ways to consolidate the Palestine State, and definitely end Israeli crimes against humanity in the Palestinian territories. Edu Montesanti: Dear Professor Doctor Asem Khalil, thank you so very much for granting this interview. How do you evaluate the meeting between ...

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Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor

Donald Trump Jr is facing a backlash for criticizing London mayor Sadiq Khan with a scornful tweet sent hours after an attack at the Houses of Parliament left four dead, including a police officer. The US president’s eldest son tweeted a link to a September 2016 story in the Independent, which quoted Khan saying terror attacks were “part and parcel ...

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FBI investigating information alleging Trump associates coordinated with Russia during 2016 election: CNN

U.S. officials have information that suggests associates of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign communicated with Russian operatives in a coordinated effort to release damning info on Hillary Clinton, CNN reports. The FBI is currently reviewing the information. which was partially referenced by FBI… Continue reading

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The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley

Let’s be fair to President Trump. The “worst falls” in stock markets since his election last November require perspective. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which passed the 20,000 mark only in January, was approaching 21,000 before Tuesday’s decline that continued into Wednesday. The previous pace couldn’t have been sustained for ever. Stock markets rarely run in straight lines, especially when ...

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Connecticut CEO Administers Depraved 'Snowflake Test' to Weed Out Sensitive Job Applicants

Photo Credit: Fox News/YouTube Kyle Reyes, CEO of Manchester, Connecticut’s Silent Partner Marketing, has an unorthodox method of screening job applicants he likes to call the “snowflake test.” Who are these so-called “snowflakes”? For Reyes and his fellow Fox News viewers, it’s “a young activist, a champion of character, an eighth place trophy holder.” Since appearing on “Fox and Friends” ...

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Parliament attack: police officer among four dead in 'sick and depraved' incident

Four people died after a single terrorist attacked Westminster, stabbing a police officer to death as he tried to storm parliament, and killing two members of the public as he careered through the heart of the capital in a 4×4 vehicle. The attacker was among those killed and at least 20 other civilians were wounded, in the first mass casualty ...

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The 18C debate is the poo-flavoured cupcake at the free speech buffet | First Dog on the Moon

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin explains the industrial strength blubbing over 18C that has absolutely nothing to do with free speech Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading… Source link

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The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror | Editorial

It was only ever a matter of time. This strike at parliament took aim directly at the heart of British democracy. It was perhaps meant to reach the prime minister – for today, the day of prime minister’s questions, was the one day when her movements would be well known – but more probably it was, like the attack in ...

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Selected Articles: Rockefeller’s Dark Legacy in Brazil, US Seeks to Destroy Syrian Civilization

Selected Articles: Rockefeller’s Dark Legacy in Brazil, US Seeks to Destroy Syrian Civilization America Seeks to Destroy Syrian Civilization, Replace it With Terrorism and Ignorance By Mark Taliano, March 22 2017 NATO/GCC/Israeli proxy terrorists in Syria have committed all manner of atrocities with a view to destroying Syria’s culture, history, economy, pluralism, its very essence.  They want to create a blank ...

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Robert Reich: Our President Is an 'Unhinged Narcissistic Child Who Tweets Absurd Lies and Holds Rallies to Prop up His Fragile Ego'

Photo Credit: HarvardEthics / Flickr America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge. Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic child who tweets absurd lies and holds rallies to prop up his fragile ego, whose conflicts of financial interest are ubiquitous, and whose presidency is under a “gray cloud” of suspicion (according to the ...

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London terrorist attack: what we know so far

Events are unfolding rapidly in Westminster after a terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament. Here is what the Guardian has been able to confirm so far: Four people have died, including a police officer and one man believed to be the attacker, police said. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, some sustaining “catastrophic” wounds. The ...

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Grayling denies UK laptop ban is due to lax airport security

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has denied that the UK’s decision to impose a cabin baggage ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from eight countries meant their airport security was lax. On Tuesday, the UK and US governments announced sweeping cabin bans on laptops and tablets, though different in scope. The UK has banned the items on ...

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‘He forgets that we won the election’: Republicans furious Mattis won’t staff Pentagon with GOP partisans

Congressional Republicans are angry that Defense Secretary James Mattis won’t staff the Pentagon with GOP partisans. The retired four-star Marine Corps general was widely praised when President Donald Trump nominated him to the top defense post, but GOP lawmakers are disappointed that Mattis has hired veterans of Democratic administrations instead of their own political allies, reported Politico. “He certainly has ...

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