Saturday, November 27

Day: October 18, 2016

Ministers free to object to pending decision in Heathrow expansion
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Ministers free to object to pending decision in Heathrow expansion

    May allows cabinet ministers to express personal views after next week’s decision, signalling it is likely to favour third runway. Theresa May will allow ministers to express their opposition to airport expansion for a period of time after the decision is made next week, in the strongest signal yet that the government is preparing to back Heathrow’s bid to build a third runway. Analysis Heathrow third runway: what does the Tory cabinet think? Where Theresa May’s team stand on the proposed expansion of the west London airport The prime minister told colleagues at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that opponents of whatever decision was made would have a set period to speak frankly about their opposition. Downing Street would not confirm whether that meant ministers would have a ...
Tory aide Sam Armstrong arrested after woman raped in Houses of Parliament
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tory aide Sam Armstrong arrested after woman raped in Houses of Parliament

    Tory aide Sam Armstrong A Conservative aide has been arrested over an alleged rape in the Houses of Parliament. The 23-year-old was named in reports as Sam Armstrong, who is chief of staff to Tory MP Craig Mackinlay. It is alleged that he took a woman to the South Thanet MP’s office after a drinking session in a bar within the Palaces of Westminster in the early hours of Friday morning. A source told The Sun: “There were a group of Tory advisers and female guests drinking there all night. Some were very drunk indeed." The alleged incident is said to have happened after a group were drinking in a taxpayer-subsidised bar on the House of Lords’ terrace overlooking the River Thames. A spokesman for Mr Mackinlay told the Standard: “On Friday morning Mr Mackinlay was made aware ...
A concerns raised over ages of child refugees arriving in Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A concerns raised over ages of child refugees arriving in Britain

    The Home Office has no way of verifying the age of child refugees being brought to the UK, it has emerged amid concerns that adults are posing as minors to gain access to Britain. Fourteen teenagers on Monday arrived in the UK from Calais as a fast-track system was launched to transfer youngsters from the "Jungle" camp before it is demolished. The Home Office insisted it had verified the ages of all the refugees and that all of those who were brought to the UK were aged between 14 and 17. However, Conservative MPs warned that photographs of the refugees suggested that many of the group were older than 17. Home Office documents show that if a refugee does not have a birth certificate, a Home Office screening officer can certify them as a child based on their “physical appea...
West Pakistan politicos looted Bengalis: says Pakistan Minister Pervaiz Khattak
Asia, ENGLISH

West Pakistan politicos looted Bengalis: says Pakistan Minister Pervaiz Khattak

    Accusing politicians of causing a great harm to the country, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak recently endorsed Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s statement that Islamabad’s roads were probably being built through revenue earned from Chittagong’s jute fields. “Sheikh Mujeeb was very right in saying that we, the politicians from West Pakistan, looted Bengalis and deprived them of their rights. The pace of development is fast in Bangladesh now as they have improved their system of governance and are now among few developing nations,” reports The Express Tribune reports on Sunday quoting Khattak. Pervaiz Khattak was addressing different public gatherings in Ghazi, Haripur and Havelian areas. He on Saturday said politicians were responsible for h...
Donald Trump tries to kiss girl at Republican rally
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump tries to kiss girl at Republican rally

    Awkward moment Donald Trump tries to kiss girl at Republican rally and she's not having ANY of it This is the excruciatingly awkward moment Donald Trump tried to kiss a little girl at a rally. The Republican nominee - fighting a string of allegations he sexually assaulted women - was trying to pick up momentum with a speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While on stage he noticed a girl in the crowd whom he repeatedly said was "beautiful". In an attempt to warm hearts, he invited her up onto the stage, where he picked her up and she said "hi" into the microphone. But when Trump tried to kiss the girl as he put her back down, she squirmed and turned away. During his speech, Trump accused his opponent Hillary Clinton of spreading "lies" about his alleged sexual misconduct. He also...