Thursday, February 22

Day: November 15, 2016

America, ENGLISH

Being President elect doesn’t let Donald Trump off the hook for his hideously sexist past

    After five days of hand-wringing and soul-searching, the results are in. Smug urban liberals in their coastal bubbles never bothered to understand the suffering of America’s rural working class. The people whom globalisation left behind, who have seen their livelihoods and economic security decimated by trade deals and what they see as uncontrolled immigration had had enough of the Washington elite telling them what to think. Hillary Clinton was the candidate of the establishment; Donald Trump the candidate of change. This was how he won. Undoubtedly there is some truth to that analysis, more than the shell-shocked Democratic Party licking its wounds in DC would care to admit. But it is also delusional for any election post-mortem to fail to recognise the inherent and deep...
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Giggling Meghan Markle chose boyfriend Prince Harry over brother William in would you rather game before romance

    A video has surfaced of Meghan Markle briefly commenting on Prince Harry. Just months before the couple's romance began, she was was asked who she would choose between the young royal and his brother Prince William. "I don't know," she laughed while shaking her head during a quick-fire question round with HELLO! in October last year. She was then prompted: "Harry?" A giggling Meghan then agreed: "Harry? Sure." © Provided by Mirror The footage has surfaced just days after the prince confirmed the relationship last week. It was thought that Meghan was set to make a public appearance with Harry at the Twickenham game on Saturday, but she reportedly left London on Thursday. The Suits actress is thought to have flown out of the country just before pictures of her emerged headin...
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Leaked Brexit memo: no single plan and Whitehall struggling to cope

    Whitehall is struggling to cope with the scale of work generated by the Brexit vote and the lack of a common strategy among cabinet ministers, according to a report about a leaked Cabinet Office memo. The note found that departments are working on more than 500 projects related to leaving the EU and may need to hire an extra 30,000 civil servants to deal with the additional burden of work. It identified a tendency by Theresa May to “draw in decisions and settle matters herself” as a strategy that cannot be sustained, and highlighted a split between the three Brexit ministers – Liam Fox, Boris Johnson and David Davis – and the chancellor, Philip Hammond, and his ally Greg Clark, the business secretary. The note, leaked to the Times and said to be dated 7 November, also clai...
America, ENGLISH

Mayor under fire for shocking racist slur on Michelle Obama

    After Donald Trump’s election as president, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who was director of Clay County Development Corp. in Clay, a tiny town outside Charleston, reportedly posted about the move from Michelle Obama to Melania Trump on Facebook, saying: It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels, according to NBC affiliate WSAZ. The news station reported that the town’s mayor, Beverly Whaling, then replied, “Just made my day Pam.” The comments were later deleted, but images of the post have been shared widely on social media. As of Monday afternoon, an online petition calling for the women’s terminations had garnered more than 14,000 signatures. Both of their Facebook pages have been remo...
America, ENGLISH

Trump and Putin vow to tackle ISIS together as they hold breakthrough talks after billionaire’s election

    President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trump yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism. The Russian is reported to have said he is ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”. According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump have agreed to “work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, to combine efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism, and to continue contact by telephone and to work towards meeting in person”. "The importance of creating a ...