Sunday, January 26, 2020

MixedTimes - Victoria Friedman

Boris Announces Brexit Day Bash -- But No Big Ben Bong

Boris Announces Brexit Day Bash -- But No Big Ben Bong

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office has revealed the plans to mark the UK leaving the EU at 11 pm on January 31st, 2020, but Big Ben ringing in the new era of British history is not amongst them.

Ireland Declares It Is 'On Team EU', Wants UK to Obey EU Rules Post-Brexit

Ireland Declares It Is 'On Team EU', Wants UK to Obey EU Rules Post-Brexit

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has declared that Ireland is "on team EU" and thanked the bloc for its "solidarity" while telling its British neighbours they must agree to abide by Brussels' anti-competitive "level playing field" rules after Brexit to secure a trade deal.

Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

A majority of Britons are against amnesty for illegal aliens, the poll findings coming after the government recently suggested granting residency to illegals who have been in the country for 15 years.

UK: Counter-Terrorism Unit Listed Extinction Rebellion as Extremist Group

UK: Counter-Terrorism Unit Listed Extinction Rebellion as Extremist Group

An English regional counter-terrorism policing unit listed Extinction Rebellion in an anti-extremism guidance note that includes Islamist and far-right terror organisations. Authorities said they would recall the document after inquiries from the left-liberal Guardian newspaper.

Meghan Markle Returned to Canada After Quitting as Senior Royal

Meghan Markle Returned to Canada After Quitting as Senior Royal

Meghan Markle has returned to Canada, leaving her husband Prince Harry in the UK to deal with the fallout of their bombshell announcement that the couple will be stepping back as senior members of the royal household to embark on a "progressive" new life.

'Sexist' Ad Banned for Having the Word 'Girl' in It

'Sexist' Ad Banned for Having the Word 'Girl' in It

A freelancers website was forced to apologise and retrained its advertising staff on using sensitive language after publishing an advertisement with the word "girl" in it.

NHS 'Over-Diagnosing' Transgender Children, Psychologists Warn

NHS 'Over-Diagnosing' Transgender Children, Psychologists Warn

Six psychologists who resigned from England's flagship NHS child transgender clinic have raised concerns over its treatment of children with the mental disorder gender dysphoria, saying that they felt pressured to ignore psychological treatment and begin hormone treatment for minors.

How Corbyn's Red Wall Crumbled: The UK Election in Maps

How Corbyn's Red Wall Crumbled: The UK Election in Maps

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have won their largest majority since Margaret Thatcher was returned to power for the third time in 1987, with an 80-seat majority.

Farage: The Brexit War Is Over

Farage: The Brexit War Is Over

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said that the Brexit war is over and the UK is "much closer" to leaving the EU after the Conservatives won the General Election.

Boris to Consider Abolishing BBC Television Tax

Boris to Consider Abolishing BBC Television Tax

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has questioned whether taxing everyone who has a television to fund the BBC is justifiable, saying that a new Conservative government would look into scrapping the TV licence fee.

Labour Would Give EU Nationals the Vote in Second Brexit Referendum

Labour Would Give EU Nationals the Vote in Second Brexit Referendum

A Labour shadow minister has confirmed that a Labour government would radically tear up the rules of British democracy by giving EU citizens living in the UK a vote in a second referendum, saying the decision was not just down to people "born here".

Boris Johnson Warns Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Destroy NATO, Abolish MI5

Boris Johnson Warns Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Destroy NATO, Abolish MI5

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned British voters that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to "destroy" the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and that his party wants to abolish the country's domestic intelligence agency.

PM Mitsotakis Says Greece Will ‘Shut the Door’ to Illegal Immigration

PM Mitsotakis Says Greece Will ‘Shut the Door’ to Illegal Immigration

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that his government will deploy over a thousand more border guards, upgrade its sea patrols, and institute more restrictive holding centres for migrants as he said his country will "shut the door" to illegals.