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Day: May 9, 2017

Tory policies will deny homes to hundreds of thousands of pensioners and disabled people, warn housing chiefs
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tory policies will deny homes to hundreds of thousands of pensioners and disabled people, warn housing chiefs

    If this is not fixed, it could be really disastrous for large numbers of older and vulnerable people. Hundreds of thousands of pensioners and disabled people will be denied the homes they badly need because of a disastrous Conservative policy, housing chiefs are warning. A shortage of sheltered and supported housing is set to mushroom because of crazy funding rules that are shutting services and crushing investment, ministers have been told. Older and disabled people as well as victims of domestic violence and ex-servicemen and women rely on the homes to live independently and to stay out of residential care, or hospital But the National Housing Federation (NFH) is alarmed that housing associations are now refusing to build them because the Government has thrown their futu...
Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit issue is settled
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit issue is settled

    The question now is what sort of country do we want after Brexit says Labour leade Jeremy Corbyn has suggested he will remain as Labour leader even if he fails to gain power in the General Election Reuters Jeremy Corbyn has said the issue of Brexit is settled as he kicked off Labour’s general election campaign On his battlebus tour of the UK, Mr Corbyn promised a Labour government would deliver a jobs-first Brexit. The leader has so far attempted to steer the campaign narrative away from the Brexit debate which has left the Labour party fiercely divided instead focusing on Tory cuts to public services Ken Loach backs Labour leader Corbyn's 'big ideas' But, addressing the subject, Mr Corbyn said: This election isn't about Brexit itself. That issue has been settled. The ques...
Ministers draw up plan for Calais crackdown amid fears Macron will scrap border controls
ENGLISH, Europe

Ministers draw up plan for Calais crackdown amid fears Macron will scrap border controls

    French president-elect Emmanuel Macron Ministers are drawing up plans to stop illegal immigrants from coming to Britain amid concerns that Emmanuel Macron could scrap UK border controls on French soil . Mr Macron, the newly-elected French President, vowed during his election campaign to renegotiate the Le Touquet agreement which enables British border officials to carry out checks in France. Theresa May yesterday appeared to concede that the agreement will have to be looked at again as she vowed to defend the border controls, arguing that they benefit France as much as the UK. The Telegraph understands that in the event the agreement is scrapped ferry companies will be made responsible for stopping illegal migrants from crossing the Channel. Those which fail to do so ...
Trump’s remarks about Muslims could be what ends the travel ban
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s remarks about Muslims could be what ends the travel ban

    Testy exchanges between judges and lawyers over Donald Trump’s travel ban on Monday indicated that the legality of the president’s executive order could be determined by his prior comments about Muslims. The pointed questioning came during an appeals court hearing about an executive order Trump issued in March that attempted to halt new visas from six-Muslim majority countries and suspend refugee resettlement in the US. The first order in January was chaotically implemented and blocked by federal courts. The revised order was also blocked by courts in Maryland and Hawaii after judges found grounds for constitutional violations. The Trump administration then appealed these rulings and on Monday faced the next stage in its legal battle during a hearing in front of 13 judg...
Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong-un loves karaoke
ENGLISH, Europe

Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong-un loves karaoke

    Dennis Rodman has opened up about his unlikely friend, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, saying he loves karaoke, TV theme tunes and playing table tennis. The former basketball player, 55, described Jong-un as friend for life and claimed he told him that he doesn’t hate America, and that he has no intention of using nuclear weapons. When he’s around his people, he’s just like anybody else, Rodman told Dujour. He jokes and loves playing basketball, table tennis, pool. They love American ’80s music. They do karaoke to it. He has this 13-piece girls band with violins. He gets a mic and they play the whole time. He loves the Doors and Jimi Hendrix. Oldies. When I first went, the live band only played two songs for four hours: the theme songs from Rocky and Dallas. Rodman said...