The importance of being unionist?

It has all come down to the proposal on the Irish border backstop, which aims to ensure frictionless trade and will come into effect if another solution can’t be found as part of a wider trade deal. Westminster weight The draft withdrawal agreement says Northern Ireland alone would align with the EU single market in some areas, meaning new regulatory barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland – the so-called Irish Sea border. That’s what has frustrated Northern Ireland’s biggest …

Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Quits Group

McInnes, who co-founded Vice before leaving the media company in 2008, made the announcement in a 36-minute video posted Wednesday on “As of today, Nov. 21, 2018, I am officially disassociating myself from the Proud Boys, in all capacities, forever. I quit,” he said. Proud Boys members violently assaulted leftist protesters in Manhattan’s Upper East Side after the protest, and at least nine were arrested days later. McInnes denied the allegations that the group is extremist in the video. However, …

Why it costs 73,000 to educate one of these

Spending on schools is not shared out equally. The amount spent on each primary school child in England in 2017-18 was £4,700, compared with £6,200 for secondary school children. One of the biggest changes in education spending has been for very young children. Parents of all three and four-year-olds are now entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare, for 38 weeks a year. And since 2017, all working parents in England have been allowed 30 hours a week, although …

The Queen Shows Off Her Sense Of Humor At Prince Charles’ Birthday

Queen Elizabeth showed off her cheeky sense of humor while giving a sweet speech about her son, “It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday,” Her Majesty said Wednesday during the party at Buckingham Palace. “My mother saw me turn 70, of course,” the queen added. “And she was heard to observe that 70 is exactly the age when the number of candles on your cake finally …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Approach To Washington Has History On Its Side

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday, some of her harshest critics were liberals. Conservatives delighted in the apparent internecine conflict fueled by the progressive movement darling, crowing that the “Left is pissed” and “Leftists AREN’T Happy” with the congresswoman-elect from New York’s 14th district. “She was a movement candidate. She’s going be a movement incumbent ― a movement representative,” Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman Corbin Trent told HuffPost. The protest was one of several examples of Ocasio-Cortez showing a lack of …

Trump Returns To Bashing The Migrant Caravan, Calling It A ‘Big Con’

Donald Trump slammed it again Friday, calling it a “con” because the travelers were waving flags from their own countries. dispatched 5,200 U.S. troops to the border. health care than immigration, suggesting that Trump may have overplayed his caravan hand. Several responses pointed out that it is possible to love one’s country yet be fearful enough to leave during dangerous times — or to have very mixed feelings about a nation and its government. Gov.-elect Brian Kemp and Florida’s apparent …

The new parents and UK’s neo-Nazi terror threat

It appeared to be a normal home. The property, in a quiet part of an Oxfordshire town, was occupied by a couple who had just welcomed their first child into the world. Neighbours sometimes saw the pair taking their baby out in a pram. Image copyright W MIDS CTU Image caption Adam Thomas Their bedroom was strewn with weapons – machetes, crossbows, an axe under the bed, a Nazi-style dagger. In the hallway were pendants bearing a black sun – …

Flybe up for sale after profit warning

Flybe shares sink on profit warning Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss Latest results, published on Wednesday, show that pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 September fell by 54% to £7.4m, on revenues down by 2.4% to £419.2m. The airline’s shares have fallen by almost 75% since September. The Exeter-based airline is now valued at about £25m, far below the £215m it was valued at when it floated on the stock exchange in 2010. Report End of Twitter …

PSNI ‘not overplaying Brexit border threat’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBorder patrol: Policing patrol on the Irish border with a PSNI officer PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton has rejected claims that the threat of violence at the Irish border after Brexit was being exaggerated. He told BBC News NI that those who say the PSNI or others, are “overplaying the border and Brexit in policing terms” are “simply wrong”. He said he thought that “anything that re-emphasises the border” presents challenges for …

Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become ‘Emotionally Unhinged’ About Trump

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist spoke out against the lawsuit Tuesday at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida. Suing to  Naples Daily News. “Trump would sit around and look at this and say, ‘This is great.’” Dylan Byers reported via Twitter. t’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.” The lawsuit CNN filed Tuesday White House decision to revoke Acosta’s press access

Utah votes in favor of legalizing medical marijuana: report

The proposal had been a difficult sell to Mormon church leaders who were concerned about the possibility that it could expand to broader use. In order to get their approval, an agreement was made to revise the measure at a later date, the outlet said. In accordance with the deal, the law will reportedly change by blocking marijuana edibles that could appeal to children, while not allowing people to grow their own marijuana if they live too far from a dispensary. …

Diabetes prescriptions now cost 1bn to NHS

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Richardson had to have his leg amputated because of type 2 diabetes Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to figures from NHS Digital. The total cost of the prescriptions has risen significantly – by more than £422 million – in the last 10 years. Almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs are now for diabetes treatment. The biggest increases are seen …

Giant Menorah Survives At Jewish Summer Camp Devastated By Woolsey Fire

The giant metal menorah at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu was captured in photos standing tall on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, surrounded by the charred remains of grassy fields.  posted an image of the menorah to its Facebook page and pledged that the fire wouldn’t stop the community from gathering this summer. historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple, sustained significant damage after the Woolsey fire passed through over the weekend.  Camp JCA Shalom, which is run by the Shalom Institute, a …

Reporters gear up for around-the-clock coverage of California fires

(CNN)The stories of the California wildfires are being told through video diaries by survivors, vivid updates from reporters, and wall-to-wall live coverage by local stations. And as Lizzie Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted Sunday night, “we aren’t out of this yet.” Not even close. Red-flag conditions persist both up north and down south. Reporters like Johnson will be covering the firefighting effort and the recovery for the foreseeable future. The paper’s top editor, Audrey Cooper, tweeted a budget …