Sunday, July 21

Day: July 2, 2017

NHS rescue plans are in chaos after weakened
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

NHS rescue plans are in chaos after weakened

    Plans to rescue the NHS are in chaos after a weakened Theresa May backed down from a fight with MPs likely to involve hospital closures, Labour has alleged. Legislation to allow local health chiefs to transform the delivery of care and, crucially, save many billions of pounds has been shelved after the Conservatives lost their Commons majority. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted the legal shake-up cannot go ahead without a consensus and that it will not happen while the Government is fixated on Brexit. Two thirds of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) propose closing a hospital, or moving treatment to a different site. The STPs have not been stopped in their tracks. Local health bodies will continue to create them, but without any legal underpinnin...
Our patience with Qatar has run out
Arab world, ENGLISH

Our patience with Qatar has run out

    Boycott of Qatar sends a message to Doha that our patience has eventually run out, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir stated in a new tweet via the official account of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He said in the tweet that the demands sent to Qatar are nonnegotiable and that Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremism which jeopardizes the security of the Kingdom and the region. He said that Qatar did not abide by its commitments and did not fulfill its promises to stop supporting and funding terrorism as well as interfering in the internal affairs of neighboring states. Jubeir said in a statement from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington three days ago that any country in the world cannot accept the principle of funding extremist org...
Blaze rips through roof Solar panels on fire London’s Victoria Park
ENGLISH, London

Blaze rips through roof Solar panels on fire London’s Victoria Park

    A blaze has ripped through a block of new million-pound apartments near London's Victoria Park today. The fourth floor and attic roof at trendy Bow Wharf have been incinerated as the fire raged through the five-storey block today. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage, yet a picture shows solar panels on fire at the waterside development, where homes are on sale for more than £1million. One shocked witness told the MailOnline: I noticed massive billows of smoke when I was leaving my flat so I quickly rushed back and noticed it was the building opposite. "The spread seemed concentrated around the solar panels on the top. It looked a bit like the solar panels were on fire. At least 75% of the roof has been destroyed, while eighty fire fighters desperately try ...
Labour’s right wing draws up new plan to undermine Jeremy Corbyn
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Labour’s right wing draws up new plan to undermine Jeremy Corbyn

    Labour’s right wing has launched a new plan to rein in Jeremy Corbyn’s power despite his growing standing within the party following the general election result, The Independent can reveal. The battle plan, issued to activists just a week after Labour overturned Theresa May’s majority, would water down Mr Corbyn’s influence on the party’s powerful executive by drafting in extra members likely to be hostile to him. The manoeuvre is the latest sign of the continuing guerrilla warfare taking place behind the scenes in Labour, with Mr Corbyn’s own supporters undertaking a counteroffensive to try and cement the left’s grip on the party. The competing plans set the scene for a major showdown at this year’s annual conference in Brighton, where the struggle for the heart of the pa...
Theresa May is facing a chorus of Tory demands
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May is facing a chorus of Tory demands

    A placard at an anti-austerity march in London on Saturday. Theresa May is facing a chorus of Tory demands for a radical overhaul of state funding for public services as cabinet ministers and senior Conservative MPs back higher pay for millions of NHS workers, more cash for schools and a national debate on student debt. The prime minister’s waning authority was highlighted as her health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and education secretary Justine Greening lobbied for an easing of austerity and senior Conservative MPs insisted public services would be in growing peril without an urgent loosening of the purse strings. Separately, Damian Green, the de facto deputy prime minister and a May loyalist, hinted at a wider rethink when he said there might need to be a national debate abo...