How to check if you're eligible for council £60 shopping voucher Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Bassetlaw council in Nottinghamshire has left residents and opposition councillors stunned after pledging to introduce at least four sun cream dispensers across in Harworth & Bircotes, Retford, Tuxford and Worksop. The bonkers policy will see factor 50 available for free to those in the town centres. Related articles Angela Rayner leaves Starmer embarrassed every time she does PMQs Lammy’s leadership hopes in tatters after humilating apology The council took inspiration from the town of Leigh after the council for the popular … [Read more...] about ‘Taking the Piz!’ Labour council uses taxpayer money for free sun cream in town centres
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LABOUR MPs should drink more champagne because it “makes them more fun” Jacob Rees-Mogg declared. The tory minister welcomed Angela Rayner’s fizz swilling at an opera last week, and said necking the booze would “cheer up” members of the Opposition. Earlier this week Ms Rayner tore into “snob” Dominic Raab after he called her a “champagne socialist”. The deputy PM mocked his opposite number for enjoying champagne and opera at Glyndebourne. But Mr Rees-Mogg welcomed her venture. He revealed he had also been to the same production recently. Read more on Angela Rayner RAY'S RAGE Rayner hits back at 'snob' Raab after he WINKS at her during PMQs champagne row CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST Rayner sips bubbly at opera after boasting of 'solidarity' with strikes He told The Sun: “I am absolutely delighted that Angela went to the Marriage of Figaro, to which I had been to a few weeks earlier. “It is absolutely excellent … [Read more...] about Labour MPs should drink champagne so they become more fun, says Jacob Rees-Mogg
SIR Keir Starmer yesterday declared himself a blank space - ripping up all Labour’s policies and starting again. The Labour leader will also take no disciplinary action against MPs who joint the hard-line RMT on picket lines last week. Sir Keir - who has been in charge for almost two years - said he was “wiping the slate clean” on existing Labour plans . He said he would be tearing up the party’s 2019 manifesto , which he stood on while trying to get Jeremy Corbyn into No10 . Sir Keir had pledged to keep the rump of Corbyn’s madcap agenda - making it a key pledge in his own leadership campaign. But he will now “start from scratch” - triggering a potential row with hard-left, Corbynite MPs. Speaking yesterday, Sir Keir said: “What we’ve done with the last manifesto is put to one side." He added: “The slate is wiped clean.” Madcap Corbyn had pledged to scrap tuition fees, offer free broadband to all and nationalise a series of industries costing TRILLIONS. But … [Read more...] about Sir Keir Starmer to rip up all Labour’s existing policies and start from scratch
LABOUR’S Harriet Harman will lead a probe into whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to MPs over Partygate. He could be hauled in front of the powerful Privileges Committee live on TV to face questions in the autumn. Former Cabinet minister and ex-deputy leader Ms Harman has hired a top former lawyer to help her collect evidence. The PM repeatedly told the Commons there were no parties and he was confident all rules were followed. He, wife Carrie and Chancellor Rishi Sunak got £50 fines. But Mr Johnson denies he "knowingly" misled MPs, meaning he'd have to quit. Read More on Partygate ANTI-SLEAZE SLAM Boris under fire as his anti-sleaze boss hints he may QUIT over Partygate BORIS BLOW A dozen Tory MPs poised to submit letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson No 10 staff will be able to submit written evidence anonymously. Tory rebel MPs want to be able to force another vote of confidence … [Read more...] about Labour’s Harriet Harman leads probe into whether PM Boris Johnson lied to MPs over Partygate
Grant Shapps says train strikes are under 'false pretence' Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info As trade union membership declined over the last four decades, the very political party unionism created – Labour – sought new voter bases. Last week, amid the biggest rail strike in 30 years, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been ambiguous in his support for workers partaking in the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT) action publicly, while reportedly banning frontbenchers from picketing. Unions representing doctors, barristers, teachers and BT workers have since considered or begun following the RMT’s lead, with many predicting a … [Read more...] about Trade unions and Labour could split over general strike as ‘summer of discontent’ looms
Conference realignment in college sports has been going on since 1984, when the Supreme Court invalidated the NCAA's national television contract for football. The conference juggling has gone through ebbs and flows through the years since, from small schools bumping up to bigger leagues to power programs switching to other major conferences. The latest move, Southern California and UCLA bolting the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, could be part of a tectonic shift. Not just because of the marquee schools involved, but because it happened at a time when the NCAA is looking to take a more decentralized approach to governing college athletics, handing more power to schools and conferences. “You might think this is more seismic because it's involving wealthier schools — and arguably it is — but also it's seismic because of the underpinnings of the system, the foundations of the system, are being challenged at a time when the financial structure is exploding,” Smith College economics … [Read more...] about Conference realignment makes another seismic shift
Brexit: Dan Wootton clashes with guest over deal with EU Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A Brexit row erupted on GB News after presenter Dan Wootton clashed with a guest over the successes Britain has gained outside the EU. Mr Wootton demanded evidence from broadcaster Amy Nickell after she argued that Britons had gone off Brexit with the majority of the public not viewing leaving the European bloc as having been a success. Related articles Dominic Raab winks at Angela Rayner after 'wiping the floor with her' : Germany threatens brutal block on Britain Mr Wootton told the GB News guests: "There's no Brexit in Australia, where … [Read more...] about ‘Where’s the proof?!’ GB News’s Wootton hits out at guest questioning Brexit success
Keir Starmer claims Nicola Sturgeon is pitting Scot against Scot Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sir Keir Starmer has been accused by Conservative MPs of plotting a coalition deal with Nicola Sturgeon’s party in the event Labour wins the next general election in 2024. The Tories have been on the offensive about any possible pact as rumours circulate that the Prime Minister could call an early general election. Related articles FMQs: 'On a different planet!' Ross erupts at Sturgeon as SNP 'Nonsense!' 'Tory takes' aim at Sturgeon over SNP's record on NHS Last month, Boris Johnson claimed the main threat to Brexit freedoms would … [Read more...] about Will Keir Starmer strike a coalition deal with Nicola Sturgeon to get into Number 10?
BORIS Johnson finally booted shamed former Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher out of the Tory Party last night over his drunken groping shame. In a spectacular U-turn, the PM withdrew the whip from the disgraced 52-year-old despite initially considering the matter closed as he had resigned as a minister . But questions were being asked last night as to why it took Mr Johnson and his party so long to deal with a man who had faced accusations of lewd behaviour going back more than a decade. It was even reported that Pincher — nicknamed “Arse” by some MPs because his surname matched his behaviour — required a minder to go to events with him. The aim, it was said, was to keep him out of trouble. The Conservatives deny the claim. Pincher, who had been in charge of party discipline, was replaced last night by former housing minister Kelly Tolhurst. READ MORE ABOUT CHRIS PINCHER WHIP LASH No10 under pressure to AXE shamed Chris Pincher as … [Read more...] about Why did it take Boris Johnson so long to ditch drunken Chris Pincher?
News Desk (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Mon, March 2, 2020 2020-03-02 13:40 851 7f440ff09e92db75a02bbad2067b5902 1 Business Indonesia,developed-countries,Status,US,indef,WTO,G-20,GNI-per-capita,exports Free Indonesia still deserves special treatment in global trade despite the United States recently taking the archipelago off its list of developing countries, local economists have said. Economists of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) said that, based on its gross national income (GNI) per capita and parameters of social development, among other factors, Indonesia should still be considered a developing country. They suggested that the government defend its developing nation status, so that Indonesia would continue to benefit from the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) special differential treatment (SDT), which exempts developing countries like Indonesia from strict trade rules. “Why do we need to make a declaration? … [Read more...] about Indonesia still deserves special treatment in global trade: Economists