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Day: August 26, 2018

No deal Brexit will break up UK
Featured, United Kingdom

No deal Brexit will break up UK

    President Herman Van Rompuy said a no-deal Brexit was an Crashing out of the EU without a deal would risk breaking up the United Kingdom, the former president of the European council has warned. Herman Van Rompuy, the former Belgian prime minister who was council president until 2014, told the Observer that he believed the threat of a no-deal Brexit was a new operation fear tactic being used by the government. But he said it would not work with the EU and warned that such an outcome would end up creating new pressures over Scottish independence. He added: We could end up with a situation in which the EU27 becomes more united and a United Kingdom less united. This talk about a ‘no deal’ is the kind of nationalist rhetoric that belongs to another era. Nicola Sturgeo...
Incredibly alarming cuts to police fuel surge in violent crime
Featured, United Kingdom

Incredibly alarming cuts to police fuel surge in violent crime

    A third of bobbies on the beat have been axed in three years amid a surge in violent crime- despite government promises to protect frontline policing. More than 7000 neighbourhood police officers have left the force or been assigned to other duties since March 2015, according to The Sunday Times. The number of police community support officers has also reportedly fallen by 18 per cent. But officers assigned to administrative roles have multiplied by a quarter in three years- despite government pledges to protect frontline policing. Sussex is the police force with the fewest police on the beat per head of population, where just 8.3 neighbourhood officers patrol 100,000 people. Villagers in Martock in Somerset have hired a security firm to patrol at night due to th...
US senator John McCain dies at 81
America, Featured

US senator John McCain dies at 81

    Sen. McCain, 81, died Aug. 25 at his ranch near Sedona, Ariz., his office announced in a statement. The senator was diagnosed last July with a brain tumor, and his family announced this week that he was discontinuing medical treatment. During three decades of representing Arizona in the Senate, he ran twice unsuccessfully for president. He lost a bitter primary campaign to George W. Bush and the Republican establishment in 2000. He then came back to win the nomination in 2008, only to be defeated in the general election by Barack Obama, a charismatic Illinois Democrat who had served less than one term as a senator. A man who seemed his truest self when outraged, Sen. McCain reveled in going up against orthodoxy. The word maverick practically became a part of his nam...