Daily Archive: June 10, 2017

Jun
10

While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old

Deprived students found a natural champion in Labour – but we should remember the party has made expensive promises to pensioners too

The YouTube video artist Cassetteboy made his anti-Brexit stance clear last week when he mocked the prime minister with the words: “It is wrong to believe the fable that Theresa May belongs at the negotiating table.”

It is a sentiment echoed by millions of voters, many of them newly registered millennials, who used the general election to demand many things from MPs, including a softer Brexit than the one planned by May.

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Jun
10

Guess who’s coming to the Mansion House dinner?

Just a few days ago, Philip Hammond’s own days seemed numbered. Now he appears to have been granted a reprieve

Despite everything that has happened over the past few days, the Mansion House speeches are still scheduled to take place this week – with the difference this year being that guests had been preparing for the showpiece by speculating who might be the star mystery guest.

It was always going to be the chancellor, of course, but the mystery was who might be holding that great office of state come Thursday, when the City’s finest minds (plus the usual load of bankers and fund managers) gather to hear what the second lord of the Treasury and the governor of the Bank of England have to say about the state of the UK economy.

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Jun
10

French legislative elections: what you need to know

French legislative elections: what you need to knowParis (AFP) – Emmanuel Macron's victory in May's presidential election was a political earthquake for France, and his one-year-old party is now keen to win a strong parliamentary majority to push through reforms.


Jun
10

Delaware first state under Donald Trump to ensure abortion stays legal

Delaware first state under Donald Trump to ensure abortion stays legalDelaware has become the first US state since Donald Trump became president to ensure that abortion will remain legal, even if the US leader appoints judges who will rule against abortion rights. Democratic Governor John Carney Jr signed into law a bill that removed restrictions on abortions from state law, making Delaware the eighth state to guarantee women the right to an abortion. As a presidential candidate, Mr Trump vowed to nominate judges to the Supreme Court who would help overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment.


Jun
10

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'Three US troops were killed and another wounded during a joint operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province Saturday, the Pentagon said, in the latest so-called insider attack on international forces. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths in the volatile district of Achin, which is also contested by Islamic State jihadists, saying it was carried out by an infiltrator. The Pentagon said in a statement that the wounded soldier had been evacuated for medical treatment.


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