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Day: December 19, 2016

Brexit: UK can’t deport millions of EU nationals, report warns
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit: UK can’t deport millions of EU nationals, report warns

    Mass deportations of the estimated 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK would be impractical and they should not be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations, the government is being warned. In a strongly-worded report published on Monday, parliament’s influential joint committee on human rights (JCHR) highlights the political uncertainty over the residential status of both EU citizens in the UK and the 1.2 million Britons believed to be living elsewhere within the European Union. The government must not use human rights as a bargaining chip, Harriet Harman MP, the former deputy Labour leader and chair of JCHR, said: The UK government could not deport the large numbers of EU nationals currently in the UK. In the unlikely and unwelcome event that the government ...
In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote
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In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote

    Carole Joyce of Arizona expected her role as a GOP elector to be pretty simple: She would meet the others in Phoenix and carry out a vote for Trump, who won the most votes in her state and whom she personally supported. But then came the mail and the emails and the phone calls first hundreds, then thousands of voters worrying that Trump’s impulsive nature would lead the country into another war. Honestly, it had an impact, said Joyce, a 72-year-old Republican state committee member. I’ve seen enough funerals. I’m tired of hearing bagpipes. But I signed a loyalty pledge. And that matters. Such is the life these days for many of the 538 men and women who are scheduled to meet Monday across the country to carry out what has traditionally been a perfunctory vote after most eve...
Christmas strike chaos: Pressure grows on Theresa May as 1,000 Royal Mail workers threaten wildcat action as Post Office workers walk out
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Christmas strike chaos: Pressure grows on Theresa May as 1,000 Royal Mail workers threaten wildcat action as Post Office workers walk out

    Strikes that spell misery for hundreds of thousands of people this week are set to worsen as Royal Mail staff threaten new wildcat stoppages which could delay millions of Christmas cards and presents. A further 1,000 Royal Mail delivery staff could take unofficial industrial action as a separate five-day strike by 3,000 Crown post office workers starts on Monday, The Telegraph can reveal, at a time when the service is creaking under the weight of festive demand. It comes at the start of a week of strike chaos with conductors on rail network Southern set to stop trains south of London on Monday and Tuesday, and more stoppages by British Airways baggage handlers and cabin crew over the weekend frustrating many attempting to get home for Christmas. Pressure is growing on Ther...
Cambridge spy seminars hit by whispers of Russian links as three intelligence experts resign
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cambridge spy seminars hit by whispers of Russian links as three intelligence experts resign

    It has been more than seventy years since a ring of Cambridge spies infiltrated British intelligence so they could pass on crucial information to the Soviets. But it seems academics at the university are once again involved in whispers of espionage and double bluffs. This time, it is not a spy ring at the centre of intrigue but rather suggestions that Kremlin operatives may be targeting a seminar programme. The concerns emerged after a number of experts unexpectedly resigned from their positions at the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar (CIS), an academic forum on the Western spy world. The men, which include former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove, are said to have left amid concerns that the Kremlin is behind a newly-established intelligence journal, which provides funding to ...
Anjem Choudary’s bodyguard could be in horrific Islamic State beheading video
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Anjem Choudary’s bodyguard could be in horrific Islamic State beheading video

    Counter terror officials are investigating whether a former bodyguard to the jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary has appeared in a horrific Islamic State propaganda video, beheading a prisoner. Mohammed Reza Haque appears in the newly released video dressed in black and using a hunting knife to cut the head off a bound and kneeling captive, the Mail on Sunday reported. Haque was a close associate of Choudary, Britain’s most notorious hate preacher, who was jailed in September for five years and six months for drumming up support for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Haque, from Bethnal Green, East London, was photographed and filmed in countless UK demonstrations with Choudary and acted as his bodyguard. The latest Isil video shows the execution of five men accu...