Saturday, November 27

Day: December 6, 2016

EU citizens will need ID after Brexit
ENGLISH, Europe

EU citizens will need ID after Brexit

    Three million EU citizens living in the UK will need to have some form of ID documents following Brexit, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has told MPs. And in a slap-down for the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, she also said foreign students are likely to remain in the Government's target to cut immigration to the tens of thousands. The Home Secretary's warning that Europeans living in the UK will require documentation came in reply to a question from the senior Labour MP Hilary Benn, who chairs the new Brexit Select Committee of MPs. "There will be a need to have some sort of documentation ... but we are not going to set it out yet," she said. "We are going to do it in a phased approach, to ensure that we use all the technology advantages that we are increasingly able to ha...
If China doesn’t like it, screw em as diplomatic row escalates: Donald Trump adviser says
America, ENGLISH

If China doesn’t like it, screw em as diplomatic row escalates: Donald Trump adviser says

    Donald Trump should not worry about insulting China and if Beijing objects to him speaking to Taiwan, screw em, an economic adviser to the US president-elect has said. Stephen Moore, chief economist of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, said Mr Trump was right to risk China's displeasure by speaking on the phone with the president of Taiwan, which the Chinese regard as a breakaway province. He said: "Too many namby-pamby people in the foreign policy shop are saying Oh my gosh we can't do this, we might insult the Chinese.' I don't care if we insult the Chinese. "Taiwan is our ally. That is a country that we have backed because they believe in freedom. We ought to back our ally, and if China doesn't like it, screw 'em." Mr Moore added: "We s...
Muslim enforcer Michael Coe jailed for attacking school boy
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Muslim enforcer Michael Coe jailed for attacking school boy

    A close associate of hate preacher Anjem Choudary who beat up a schoolboy because he was cuddling his girlfriend has been jailed for more than two years. Michael Coe, 35, sat with his hands behind his head as Judge Michael Gledhill QC branded him a self-appointed enforcer" who was prepared to resort to violence where necessary. The Muslim convert left the 16-year-old boy bloodied and bruised from the attack, after spotting him hugging his girlfriend on a street corner in East Ham. Coe, who converted to radical Islam while in prison with an al Qaeda terrorist, quizzed the young couple about their faith and branded the girl a “whore” for the public display of affection. He flung the boy to the ground and then attacked a teacher who tried to intervene. Coe denied assaulting t...
EU’s chief Brexit fixer urges UK to keep calm and negotiate
ENGLISH, Europe

EU’s chief Brexit fixer urges UK to keep calm and negotiate

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has insisted that his team are ready to start divorce talks with the UK, calling for the parties to keep calm and negotiate. Michel Barnier made the reference to the famous British Second World War Two poster Keep Calm and Carry On as he spoke in Brussels on Tuesday morning (6 December). We are entering uncharted waters, he warned. The work will be legally complex, politically sensitive and it will have important consequences for our economies and people on both sides of the [English] Channel. The French politician called for an orderly withdrawal and said he had used the past two months since his appointment to prepare for complex negotiations with the UK. Barnier has so far visited 18 of 28 EU nations ahead of the talks and hopes to compl...
Bride to be who wanted to surprise groom by arriving via helicopter dies in crash
America, ENGLISH

Bride to be who wanted to surprise groom by arriving via helicopter dies in crash

      A bride's childhood dream of arriving at her wedding by helicopter ended in tragedy when it crashed just a mile from the venue. Rosemere do Nascimento Silva, 32, had planned to surprise her fiancé Udirley Damasceno and 300 guests by swooping in to their reception in a rural area on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in Brazil. But in an horrendous twist of fate, the aircraft crashed en route to the venue, killing the bride-to-be, her brother, the pilot and a photographer who was six-months-pregnant. Mr Damasceno was left waiting at the altar, unaware of what his fiancée was planning to do, or of the tragic consequences. Police and air crash investigators are now trying to establish what caused the crash. They are looking into reports that it might have hit a tree during ba...