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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:56 pm

Teh Donald must have threatend her with a proposed replacement, a gentlman by the name of John R. Bolton :twisted:



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Post by pipistrelle » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:57 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:15 am
Addie wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:45 am
BBC News
Russian Spy: UK to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.

Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers".

She also revoked an invitation to Russia's foreign minister, and said the Royal Family would not attend the Fifa World Cup later this year.

Russia denies being involved in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal.
That will teach them. :roll:

Come on May. You can do better than that.
Why a week? Walk them straight to the door.



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Post by Volkonski » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 am

If Trump keeps silent on this matter and there ever is such an attack in the USA he will share the blame. :madguy:

Nikki Haley warns of Russian chemical attack in U.S.

http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-g ... 57309.html
Nikki Haley is warning that Russia's apparent use of a chemical weapon in the UK could open the door to similar attacks in the U.S.

The UN ambassador told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday the U.S. agrees with British officials that a Russian defector and his daughter were likely poisoned by Russian agents in Salisbury, England, last week.

It was the strongest accusation yet from an American official that Moscow was responsible for the use of "a military-grade nerve agent" — and a warning that other countries face the risk of similar actions on their own soil.

"If we don't take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used," Haley said. "They could be used here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this council."
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-g ... rylink=cpy


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 am

Hey Trump-
U.S. goods and services trade with Russia totaled an estimated $27.2 billion in 2016. Exports were $10.3 billion; imports were $16.9 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Russia was $6.6 billion in 2016.
https://ustr.gov/Russia

Time to slap tariffs on Russia?


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:40 pm

David Osler @finance_LL

I'm going to cancel Netflix and negotiate with each film producer separately, to get the best deal for me and my family #Brexit

2:09 AM - 14 Sep 2017 from Walthamstow, London
I guess this is a trumping model for the US ;)



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 am

Privacy fears over police spy tools that can break into mobile phones
Mark Bridge, Technology Correspondent
April 2 2018, 12:01am, The Times

Police forces across Britain are using espionage technology to download the entire contents of mobile phones belonging to suspects, witnesses and victims.

At least 26 forces use the laptop-size devices to extract emails, photos, passwords and conversations on encrypted messaging apps without using a password or thumbprint. According to Privacy International, a privacy rights charity, forces do not obtain warrants or seek permission from the people whose phones they search.

The technology was first introduced by the Metropolitan Police for the London Olympics in 2012 and has been quietly rolled out. Privacy International’s report says police are operating without any clear legal framework and often break into phones belonging to people who have not been convicted of any crime, including witnesses and victims.



https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news ... -7zdqqjz3s
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm

A royal wedding, no Trump tax returns, but the IRS will know everything about royal income... (King George III must be rotating in his grave)
US taxman to lift lid on royal cash secrets as Meghan Markle must reveal ALL her revenues
BRIDE-TO-BE Meghan Markle will be forced to spill the Royal Family’s money secrets to the US taxman.

By Antony Thrower / Published 1st March 2018

Strict rules in America mean the 36-year-old must reveal any cash she receives from fiancé Prince Harry or the Queen when she files her tax return.

The Independent Revenue Service will also demand to know the actress’s earnings from her Suits TV show, rumoured to be £50,000 an episode.

And they will want details of any joint accounts she has with Harry.

The prince’s spending will also go under the microscope as his fiancée will have to divulge any expensive gifts such as her engagement ring – said to be worth £100,000.

Other secrets include if she is getting a “benefit in kind” by living at Kensington Palace with Harry without paying rent, and any money they have made since moving in together.


https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... -US-taxman

Comment: I wonder if the bride will drop her US citizenship in favour of a British one.



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Post by vic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:29 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm
A royal wedding, no Trump tax returns, but the IRS will know everything about royal income... (King George III must be rotating in his grave)
US taxman to lift lid on royal cash secrets as Meghan Markle must reveal ALL her revenues
BRIDE-TO-BE Meghan Markle will be forced to spill the Royal Family’s money secrets to the US taxman.

By Antony Thrower / Published 1st March 2018

Strict rules in America mean the 36-year-old must reveal any cash she receives from fiancé Prince Harry or the Queen when she files her tax return.

The Independent Revenue Service will also demand to know the actress’s earnings from her Suits TV show, rumoured to be £50,000 an episode.

And they will want details of any joint accounts she has with Harry.

The prince’s spending will also go under the microscope as his fiancée will have to divulge any expensive gifts such as her engagement ring – said to be worth £100,000.

Other secrets include if she is getting a “benefit in kind” by living at Kensington Palace with Harry without paying rent, and any money they have made since moving in together.


https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... -US-taxman

Comment: I wonder if the bride will drop her US citizenship in favour of a British one.
I would discount any reporting where the US's IRS is referred to as the Independent Revenue Service.



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 pm

vic wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:29 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm
A royal wedding, no Trump tax returns, but the IRS will know everything about royal income... (King George III must be rotating in his grave)
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/685749/meghan-markle-news-prince-harry-royal-wedding-tax-declaration-US-taxman
:snippity:

Comment: I wonder if the bride will drop her US citizenship in favour of a British one.
I would discount any reporting where the US's IRS is referred to as the Independent Revenue Service.
:lol: consider the source and don't expect exellence in journalism :lol:



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Post by gupwalla » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:35 am

Another boy - and a pretty healthy sized one at that.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43864933


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 am

slightly more than the four para
UK vows to have ‘humane’ immigration policy as scandal grows

By Jill Lawless | AP April 29 at 8:35 AM

LONDON — Britain’s interior minister was fighting for her job Sunday as uproar spread over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she will stay in her job to ensure Britain’s immigration policy is “humane.” But opposition politicians demanded she resign over what has become known as the Windrush scandal.

Rudd plans to make a statement Monday in the House of Commons about the scandal, which critics say reflects a hostile attitude to immigrants.

The furor has grown since the Guardian newspaper reported that some people who came to the U.K. from the Caribbean in the decades after World War II had recently been refused medical care in Britain or threatened with deportation because they could not produce paperwork proving their right to reside in the country.

Those affected belong to the “Windrush generation,” named for the ship Empire Windrush, which in 1948 brought hundreds of Caribbean immigrants to Britain, which was seeking nurses, railway workers and others to help it rebuild after the devastation of World War II.

They and subsequent Caribbean migrants came from British colonies or ex-colonies and had an automatic right to settle in the U.K. But some have been ensnared by tough new rules introduced since 2012 that are designed to make Britain a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants.

Legal migrants have been denied housing, jobs or medical treatment in Britain because of requirements that landlords, employers and doctors check people’s immigration status. Others have been told by the government that they are in Britain illegally and must leave.

“What has happened to the Windrush generation isn’t an anomaly. It’s not due to an administrative error. It’s a consequence of the hostile environment created by this (Conservative) government,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, said Sunday.

In recent weeks Rudd and Prime Minister Theresa May have apologized repeatedly to the Windrush generation, saying all pre-1973 Commonwealth immigrants who don’t already have British citizenship will get it, and those affected will get compensation.

Rudd’s position worsened after she told lawmakers last week that the government did not have targets for deporting people — only for a 2017 memo to emerge that mentioned specific targets for “enforced removals.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/th ... story.html



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Post by Volkonski » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:50 pm


CNN Breaking News

@cnnbrk
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned. No reason was provided, but her office was recently involved in an immigration records scandal https://cnn.it/2KnenL2

4:46 PM - Apr 29, 20
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Considering the great flap not to mention the embarrassment to the current gov't, it really shouldn't be any great surprise. She didn't create the issue, but she didn't do anything about it once it became obvious ther was an issue, and Home Office attitude was a big part of the problem.


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Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:57 pm

Barnier warns of no Brexit deal without border backstop.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43940720

I didn't notice Michael Barnier much when he was an active French politician. In his role as chief negotiator for the EU he is impressive. His English counterpart is nul....


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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 am

Settlement in Abdel Hakim Belhaj rendition case to be announced
Opposition leader who was kidnapped and sent to Libyan prison had insisted on an apology

Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott
Wed 9 May 2018 16.41 BST First published on Wed 9 May 2018 12.11 BST

The British government is understood to be about to settle a long-running compensation claim brought by a husband and wife who were the victims of a so-called rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, have battled for compensation and an apology for more than six years, after papers that came to light during the Libyan revolution revealed the role that British intelligence officers played in their 2004 kidnap in Thailand.

The couple were hooded and shackled and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons, where Belhaj was tortured and sentenced to death.

The attorney general, Jeremy Wright, is expected to make a statement to MPs on Thursday, and Belhaj, now a military commander in Libya, will make a statement in Istanbul shortly afterwards.

It is unclear what the agreed terms are, although Belhaj has in the past said he would settle for just £3 – £1 from each of the defendants, as long as he and his wife also received an apology from the British government.

The couple had been suing the former foreign secretary Jack Straw, and Sir Mark Allen, the former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, as well as the agency itself and the Foreign Office.


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Post by Addie » Mon May 21, 2018 7:06 am

BBC News
UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the "corrupt assets" of President Vladimir Putin and his allies.

It said it was "business as usual" for the UK despite the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

This undermined the UK's efforts to confront the full spectrum of President Putin's offensive measures, it said.

The UK's "lethargic response is being taken as proof that we don't dare stop them... London's markets are enabling the Kremlin's efforts," committee chairman and Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat wrote in the Sunday Times, ahead of the the publication of the report.

Security and economic crime minister Ben Wallace said he had not been called to give evidence to the committee: "I fear such an omission weakens the foundation of the report," he said.


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Post by TollandRCR » Mon May 21, 2018 9:45 am

Tories in power lead to this, Churchill notwithstanding. I wish Labour were more respectable nowadays.


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Post by Suranis » Tue May 22, 2018 6:46 am

Labour is what happens when the Berniebros win. Sad to say that, but the parallels are pretty striking.


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Post by Addie » Fri May 25, 2018 9:19 pm

The Guardian
How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money

In March, parliament’s foreign affairs committee asked me to come and tell them what to do about dirty Russian cash. As a journalist, I’ve spent much of my career writing about financial corruption in the former Soviet Union, but the invitation came as something of a surprise. After all, ever since I was at school in the 1990s, British politicians have welcomed Russian money to our shores. They have celebrated when oligarchs have bought our football clubs, cheered when they’ve listed their companies on our Stock Exchange. They have gladly accepted their political donations and patronised their charitable foundations.

When journalists and academics pointed out that these murky fortunes could buy influence over our democracy and undermine the rule of law, they were largely dismissed as inconvenient Cassandras warning MPs to beware Russians bearing gifts. But earlier this year, after the poisoning in Salisbury of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, those little-heeded prophecies jumped straight into the pages of Hansard. “To those who seek to do us harm, my message is simple: you are not welcome here,” Theresa May told the House of Commons on 14 March, in a speech that blamed Russia for the attack. “There is no place for these people, or their money, in our country.”

Britain’s entire political class joined the prime minister in this screeching handbrake turn. MPs who had long presented the nation’s openness to trade as a great virtue suddenly wanted to be seen as tough on kleptocrats, tough on the causes of kleptocrats. Having allowing so much Russian money into Britain, these MPs were now seized with concern that Vladimir Putin might, through his power over his nation’s super-rich, be able to influence our institutions. Were we selling Putin the rope with which he would hang us, they wondered.

That is why, on 28 March, I took a seat in committee room six, a chamber high up in the Palace of Westminster, with heavy furniture, a view over the River Thames, and a carpet like a migraine. The foreign affairs committee exists to monitor the work of the Foreign Office – essentially, to keep an eye on Boris Johnson – but its members can investigate any subjects they choose. This time, they had chosen to look into the money Putin and his cronies hold in Britain and its overseas territories, with a view to exploring fresh opportunities for sanctions.


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Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:15 pm

Prisoners could help offset shortage of workers after Brexit, justice secretary says

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 67961.html


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Post by Suranis » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:28 pm

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Uh, that's not how its gonna work.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:57 pm

Absolutely right Suranis. The Brexiteers appear to have the same negotiating skills as Trump and the same lack of understanding in seeing the other side's negotiators as weak and stupid enemies. They also appear to believe that bluster is a negotiating technique, whereas adults know that it just makes the other side roll their eyes and wait patiently for a glimpse of maturity.

In general, the people on the other side of the negotiating table, both for Brexit talks and for Trump's trade talks, must be seen not as friends, not as enemies, but as partners. Occasionally they might be opponents, but usually they are partners looking for a mutually satisfactory outcome.



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Post by Suranis » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:10 pm

Speaking of lack of understanding - Boris Johnson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44407771
According to Buzzfeed, he said that the prime minister was "going to go into a phase where we are much more combative with Brussels".

He reportedly added: "You've got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown. OK? I don't want anybody to panic during the meltdown. No panic. Pro bono publico, no bloody panic. It's going to be all right in the end."

He was said to have described concerns over the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic as "pure millennium bug stuff" and suggested Chancellor Philip Hammond's department was "basically the heart of Remain".

On the US president, who is preparing for an historic summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, Mr Johnson reportedly said: "I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness."


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:44 pm

cause this is out of the ordinary
South Yorkshire man wins protection order in forced marriage first
Police issue safeguarding order to protect male victim from honour-based abuse

Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

Wed 20 Jun 2018 12.28 BST Last modified on Wed 20 Jun 2018 14.25 BST

A British man who was promised into marriage at five years old has become the first male in South Yorkshire to be granted a forced marriage protection order.

The teenage boy and his three younger siblings were all protected from becoming victims of forced marriage. The 19-year-old had received threats for not complying to a pre-arranged marriage, to which his parents had agreed when he was five.

It is the first time South Yorkshire police have issued a safeguarding order to protect a male victim from honour-based abuse.


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