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Day: September 10, 2017

The best alternatives to Apple’s iPhone 8
ENGLISH, Technology

The best alternatives to Apple’s iPhone 8

    Apple’s (AAPL) much-hyped iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, and we’re as excited as the next person to see what the Cupertino, California-based company has cooked up this time around. Will the 8 match up with all of the rumors we’ve read over the past few months? Will it be the greatest iPhone yet? Will it give you the power of heart like that one kid from Captain Planet? God, I hope not. If you’re an Android user, though, you probably don’t care about any of that. In fact, you’re probably wondering what the best alternatives to Apple’s upcoming handset are. Well lucky you, because that’s exactly what we’re serving up. If you’re not into the iPhone, these are the phones to get. A camera that’s better than the iPhone 7 Plus’s Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is the follow-u...
Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

    Tony Blair is calling for tougher immigration policies to take back control of Britain's borders without the UK having to leave the European Union. The former prime minister has put his name to a report calling for tighter domestic controls and the negotiation of modified free movement rules with the EU. He said the policy change would fulfil the will of the people expressed in last year's Brexit vote, while allowing Britain to stay in the EU. Mr Blair's intervention appears designed to provoke a fundamental shift in the Brexit debate and solve the seemingly intractable trade-off between the economy and immigration. In an article for The Sunday Times's website, Mr Blair said: There is no diversion possible from Brexit without addressing the grievances which gave rise to it...
Theresa May was warned not to grimace over Donald Trump’s groping comments
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May was warned not to grimace over Donald Trump’s groping comments

    Theresa May was warned not to grimace when asked about Donald Trump’s groping comments, it was revealed today. The Prime Minister was given the instruction by Number 10 communications director Katie Perrior ahead of her first interview of the New Year. There were fears that Sky News host Sophy Ridge could hit the PM pull a stunt by asking a question about the recently unearthed video of the then-President elect boasting his celebrity status allowed him to sexually assault women. A new book about the election campaign, Betting the House, by Tim Ross & Tom McTague, reveals the conversation that took place to prepare the PM for the moment. In the car taking the Prime Minister from her Sunday church service to the Sky News studios, Perrior reminded her of the quote and of ...
New blue style British passports hailed as a symbol of independence could be made in France or Germany
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

New blue style British passports hailed as a symbol of independence could be made in France or Germany

    Hailed by Brexiteers as a triumphant symbol of a return to the days of independence from the EU, the new-style blue British passports could be made in France or Germany, it has been claimed. Two foreign firms have reportedly been shortlisted alongside British company De La Rou by the Home Office to manufacture the new passports ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU in March 2019. The £450 million contract was tendered out by the Government immediately after Article 50 was triggered in March, with the winner expected to be announced by this Christmas. Navy blue British passports were first produced in 1920, and for many from the older generations, the true British passport will always be blue. Younger people, however, have no memory of the blue-style ones, as the burgundy...
Wales and Scotland to launch challenge against Theresa May’s bid for sweeping new powers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Wales and Scotland to launch challenge against Theresa May’s bid for sweeping new powers

    Wales and Scotland will formally lay down a challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit plans this week, warning she risks a constitutional crisis if changes are not made. Governments in both nations are expected to officially submit documents confirming their intention to withhold consent for the Prime Minister’s approach to EU withdrawal unless it radically alters. Conservative ministers have admitted to The Independent that pushing on without their backing could hold up Brexit, while politicians outside England warn it will strain the UK at the seams. The devolved governments claim Ms May’s key piece of Brexit legislation will see London snatch authority over key policy areas and give Conservative ministers unacceptably-strong powers to meddle with other laws. It comes as MPs are...