Wednesday, May 25

Day: November 7, 2016

Theresa May takes hard stance on immigration during India visit
Asia, ENGLISH

Theresa May takes hard stance on immigration during India visit

    Theresa May has made clear she is not ready to back down on new immigration controls in any parliamentary Brexit battle. Speaking as she arrived in India on a three-day trade visit, the Prime Minister insisted the Government has a “strong” case to persuade Supreme Court judges to overturn last week’s High Court decision that MPs and peers should vote on the launch of EU withdrawal talks. And she gave short shrift to suggestions that Parliament might tie her hands by requiring her to make continued single market membership her priority during withdrawal talks under Article 50 of the European treaties. MPs and peers considering amendments to this effect should remember that “the people spoke on June 23” and it is the Government’s job to deliver on their wishes she said. Mrs ...
Poor families set to lose £100 a week under chilling callousness new benefit cap
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Poor families set to lose £100 a week under chilling callousness new benefit cap

    The Government has been accused of chilling callousness over a tough new benefit cap that could lead some families to lose more than £100 a week. From Monday, the annual limit on welfare payments to unemployed households will drop from £26,000 to £23,000 in London and £20,000 outside the capital. The move was announced by George Osborne last year and has been described as a "monstrous" assault on struggling families that will shatter the life chances of the poorest children. Around 20,000 families are currently capped by an annual limit of £26,000 (or £500 a week) on total household benefits, introduced in 2013. But the new lower caps are set to bring an explosion in the numbers affected to around 64,000 households. Nearly two thirds of those affected are single mothers, a...
Hillary Clinton acquitted on e-mail scandal
America, ENGLISH

Hillary Clinton acquitted on e-mail scandal

    The FBI has determined that a new batch of emails apparently related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server “have not changed our conclusion” that she committed no criminal wrongdoing, FBI director James Comey told congressional leaders in a letter on Sunday. As campaigning continued ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, a Clinton spokeswoman said the candidate was “glad this matter is resolved”. On 28 October, only 11 days before the presidential election, Comey sent those leaders a letter informing them that agents had discovered emails “that appear pertinent” to the bureau’s months-long investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state. The move, so close to an election, proved tremendously controversial. In July, Comey had ann...
NHS warn as big freeze on way in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

NHS warn as big freeze on way in UK

    A woman walking her dog following a light dusting of snow at Tan Hill in North Yorkshire on Sunday. Sub-zero temperatures are expected to sweep across Britain this week after the first cold snap of the year, prompting warnings that vulnerable people should prepare for a freezing winter. The chilly weather coincides with the launch of a major NHS campaign urging people with long-term health conditions and the over-65s to take action in an effort to reduce the 25,000 extra deaths that occur each winter. Prof Keith Willett, medical director for acute care at NHS England, said: It is vital that the most vulnerable people take preventative steps to keep healthy and stay well. We have a high number of A&E attendances over this time that are due to issues that could have been...
Lamborghini supercar worth £200k hitting van and scaffolding in Manchester
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Lamborghini supercar worth £200k hitting van and scaffolding in Manchester

    A luxury supercar was left a crumpled wreck after a crash in Manchester city centre. The orange Lamborghini was involved in a collision on Charles Street in the early hours of Saturday. Eyewitnesses said the high-powered motor struck a van and some scaffolding surrounding a building at around 3.30am. Emergency crews were dispatched and police began directing traffic. Paramedics also attended as a precaution, although police said no-one was injured. A GMP spokesman confirmed they were called to reports of a collision between a Lamborghini and a Renault van, but no arrests were made. Photographer Reece O’Bierne, 19, from Salford, was working at a nearby nightclub and captured the aftermath on his camera. He told the M.E.N the Lamborghini hit a van, and added: “The car was a ...