Friday, July 19

Day: August 26, 2016

Who’s next to leave the EU after Brexit
ENGLISH, Europe

Who’s next to leave the EU after Brexit

    After Britain voted to leave the EU, we look at which European countries want to hold their own EU referendum. Mr Wilders also promised to do all he can to hold a referendum on Netherlands' membership of the EU following June's historic Brexit vote. Sybrand van Haersma Buma, leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party, branded Mr Wilders' plans "utterly bizarre and unbelievable". He added: "The programme will further polarise Dutch society." Mr Wilders last month said he was "proud" of his tough stance on Islam after claiming the Netherlands "can't take any more" refugees from Syria and Iraq. The outspoken leader added: "I also don't have a problem with people from Slovakia and Lithuania. But I do have a problem with immigration from Islamic countries. "The EU le...
Nadiya Hussain hailed a national treasure by viewers for revealing why she wears a hijab
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Nadiya Hussain hailed a national treasure by viewers for revealing why she wears a hijab

    The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain was praised by the viewers of The Chronicles of Nadiya for her beautiful explanation of her religious garment, after returning to Bangladesh for the first time in a decade. Mrs. Hussain has opened up about why she wears a hijab in the opening episode of her new BBC One series. While shopping for an outfit for a Bangladeshi "hen party", the 31-year-old told fans: "I have been wearing my hijab since I was 14, so 17 years now. "It's not specifically because I came from a religious family, in fact I came from quite the opposite, it was something I found myself." Nadiya continued: "It's a sign of being a muslim and practising Islam. A sign of modesty. Hair is seen as something beautiful, you preserve that for specific people. The...
Sadiq Khan strongly condemns about burkini ban
ENGLISH, Europe

Sadiq Khan strongly condemns about burkini ban

    Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has condemned a controversial burkini ban in parts of France, insisting that women should not be told what they can and can’t wear. The London Mayor also pledged continued support for Paris following the terrorist attacks in the city last year. "London stands firmly with Paris in the aftermath of the horrendous attacks the city suffered. We will do everything we can to support Paris and all our European counterparts in the continued fight against extremism and those who wish to divide and harm us,” he added. It comes amid mounting controversy over the “burkini ban” imposed in several of the country’s world-famous Riviera resorts. Earlier this week photographs emerged showing four male police officers armed with handguns, batons and pepper s...
Dutch PM vows to BAN the Quran and Close all mosques
ENGLISH, Europe

Dutch PM vows to BAN the Quran and Close all mosques

    The front runner to become the next Dutch Prime Minister has vowed to ban the Quran and to close all mosques in the country. Geert Wilders has vowed to ban the Koran if he becomes Dutch PM. Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), called for the total de-Islamification in a controversial manifesto posted online.The far-right MP, who has previously compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, also vowed to put an end to immigration from Islamic countries.He would also close all Islamic schools and asylum centres, and ban Muslim women from wearing the headscarf in public, if elected prime minister next year. Mr Wilders unveiled the manifesto ahead of the Netherlands' parliamentarian elections in March. The PVV currently leads the pack in almost every opi...
NHS shortfall funding £22bn plans cuts across England
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

NHS shortfall funding £22bn plans cuts across England

    NHS services in England are facing radical cuts as administrators seek to plug a £22bn funding shortfall. NHS England has divided the country into 44 areas and asked each to submit a cost-cutting sustainability and transformation plan (STP). Measures taken to reduce the deficit could include the closure of some accident and emergency departments, the merger of neighbouring hospitals and a reduction in face-to-face consultations, according to an investigation by The Guardian and campaign group 38 Degrees. The NHS would need to make the savings by 2020-21 in order to meet the targets set by former Chancellor George Osborne and the chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens. Laura Townshend, director of 38 Degrees, commented: These proposed cuts aren't the fault of local N...