British Attitudes Survey: More Britons ‘back higher taxes’ – BBC News

June 29, 2017

… the UK should leave the EU or that if it stays the EU’s powers should be reduced, up from 65% in 2015 73% of those who were worried about immigration voted Leave, compared with 36% of those who did not say this was a concern 45% of those who trust the government a great deal or tend to trust it voted Leave, compared with 65% of those who distrust it greatly The survey has been carried out every year since 1983, with questions repeated periodically to assess how opinions change over time. …


Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

June 28, 2017

… London. Mr Brokenshire is heading to London on Wednesday for Northern Ireland questions and the vote on the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the government’s legislative programme for the next two years. ‘High-wire acts’ The negotiations involve the five main Northern Ireland parties and the UK and Irish governments, although a deal is dependent on whether the two biggest parties, the DUP and Sinn Fin, can resolve their differences. These include republican demands for a …


‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean? Theyre in the room, the …


Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 27, 2017

“What he did – it will never go away. When you go private, you think you’ve got the best.” Ian Paterson: Surgeon was ‘psychopathic like Shipman’ Breast surgeon ‘played God’ with women’s bodies Ian Paterson: ‘He took a pound of flesh for money’ Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson’s former private patients. She said private …


Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

… not statistically significant. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. But Cushman also thinks there may be room to expand the scope of questions on the annual surveys. “Very often, when we look at reports like this, we get focused on the clinical details around pregnancy prevention and STD prevention. And those are certainly important topics,” she said. “But when we work with actual teens, what they often remind us of …


Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… for either the President or his aides in the issue of alleged collusion with Russia or over a potential cover-up, the political uproar will be incalculable. At best, it could further complicate Trump’s efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency. At worst, it could force the nation to confront a third debate on whether to remove an elected President in just 45 years. The lessons of history suggest such traumas raise questions of …


Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump released a 98-page financial disclosure form Friday, detailing the broad outlines of his wealth but still leaving a number of unanswered questions about the specifics of not only Trump’s income but also the details of his vast holdings. Trump raked in $288 million from his golf courses alone; he made at least $37 million from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort and a frequent weekend stomping ground for the first family. The big problem with financial …


Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

… been a leader in the advancement of human rights and has left its mark in our common history. Our new challenge? Climate change. The website is a concrete tool to enable and facilitate the arrival of every committed citizen, the message adds.Here you can find all the answers to the questions you have about how to complete your project. The French welcome to immigrant scientists is a very different approach from the Trump administrations strategy. Travel restrictions and immigration …


Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… Moscow, some people did not even care about it, but another time security showed up straight away. “In London, it was very welcomed by the people passing by; everyone was asking questions — ‘what is this about, can we take part in it?’ “But in South Korea they were super scared. They were freaking out, screaming, picking up the phone,” he recalls. “I think they’re not used to unexplainable things happening in public places.” False flags …


Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… meanwhile was scheduled to spend Wednesday afternoon and early evening preparing his questions for Comey. 5. Other Comey surprises Comey’s recent hearings on the Hill — before he was fired — had offered some very stunning revelations. On March 20, he revealed publicly that the FBI had been investigating the Trump campaign since last July — in a House hearing which prefaced the House investigation almost spiraling out of control. And just a week before he was fired …


Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

… pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled. Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read the full report …

May 28, 2017

REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which …

May 27, 2017

You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

Brooke Cagle I have something to tell you. You are smarter than you know. Things dont fall into your mind or into your lap. You have to reread, rethink, and ask quite a few questions on the way. Youre the person who asks questions. The person who asks questions is fearless in the pursuit of what they want. Youre a good girlfriend. Possibly better than what he deserves. He has a good heart, you think, but if he doesnt start to show you in words and deeds just how important you are to his world, …

May 25, 2017

White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

May 18, 2017

What is obstruction of justice?

Washington (CNN)In the wake of reports that President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, questions are being raised about whether the President’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. “‘Close it down’ is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump’s campaign,” CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday. “Richard Nixon was …

May 17, 2017

James Clapper: Defending democracy from Trump

(CNN)Last week, when he testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, had the disposition of someone who looked like he had retired for a reason and planned to go straight back. He made his points, answered many questions and perhaps hoped that would be the end of his contribution on the Trump/Russia story. There should be little doubt that the extraordinary days that followed his original testimony — most notably, almost …

May 16, 2017