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The gap between reckless Brexit promises and reality will soon be too big to ignore

What must it be like to be in the inner circles of this government, watching the economy bounce from crisis to crisis? Shortages mount, while livestock that suddenly cannot be put into the food chain is slaughtered and sent to rendering plants. Ships are diverted from UK ports because no drivers can be found to transport their cargo once it is offloaded. In response to ministers’ threats to suspend the trading arrangements for Northern Ireland – that we are now told the government never believed in to start with – there is reportedly pressure within the EU to begin preparations for a trade war.
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This country's election may be the strategy to defeat Trumpism

(CNN) — Want to save our democracy from Trumpism? One approach is to follow the blueprint that led to last week's surprising defeat of Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who's also known as the Czech Donald Trump. Babis, a billionaire tycoon at the forefront of Czech politics since 2011,...
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Speaker reveals car bomb threat and criticises PM for dragging heels on social media crackdown

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has revealed he received a car bomb threat, as he criticised Boris Johnson’s government for failing to crack down on social media firms over the torrent of online abuse.Sir Lindsay said he recently received a disturbing threat – sent via an “offshore” Twitter account – that a bomb would be placed under his car.The Speaker called on social media platforms to “get their act together” following the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, and suggested legislation to force companies to tackle threats was long overdue.“If it was up to me and I was...

Raab threat to ‘correct’ court judgments is ‘deeply troubling’, warn legal experts

Legal experts have responded with alarm to suggestions from justice secretary Dominic Raab that he will legislate to “correct” court judgments in human rights cases that go against the government.The former head of the government’s legal service, Jonathan Jones, branded the deputy prime minister’s proposals “muddled”, while a professor of public law at Cambridge University said they were “deeply troubling” and that they threatened to undermine basic standards of good governance.Mr Raab announced plans to “overhaul” the Human Rights Act to reduce the influence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester...

Fascism or freedom? America is stuck in an ugly and dangerous in-between

America's democracy crisis is rapidly getting worse. Collapse may be imminent, and coming far faster than many experts predicted. In a new conversation with Dean Obeidallah for Salon Talks, Harvard political scientist Steven Levitsky, co-author of "How Democracies Die," says that when the book was published three years ago, he and co-author Daniel Ziblatt still believed "that the bulk of the Republican Party was minimally committed to small-D democracy."

Conservative mayor Marki-Zay wins run-off to challenge Hungary's Orban

Peter Marki-Zay, a conservative provincial mayor, was chosen as the unified opposition challenger to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at next year's election, after winning a primary vote Sunday. Marki-Zay, a practising Catholic and father-of-seven, defeated Klara Dobrev, an MEP with the leftist Democratic Coalition party (DK) by a margin of 57-43 percent in Sunday's second-round run-off. "We want a new, cleaner, honest Hungary, not just to replace Orban or his party," Marki-Zay told jubiliant supporters in Budapest referring to the nationalist premier's ruling right-wing Fidesz party. "From now on I support Peter Marki-Zay," Dobrev said during a concession speech, urging opposition unity after a bruising election campaign.

Shocked, the British Parliament paid tribute to the murdered MP

With prayers and a minute of silence, Members of the British Parliament they paid homage this Monday his colleague David Amess, fatally stabbed in his constituency, by a man potentially motivated by Islamist extremism, according to the antiterrorist police. Amess, 69, a veteran lawmaker for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative...

British lawmaker's death 'a painful loss in so many lives,' says cardinal

An English cardinal led tributes to a Catholic member of Parliament who was knifed to death while meeting local people in his constituency. Sir David Amess, a member of the governing Conservative Party and one of the most prominent Catholic politicians in the U.K. Parliament, was stabbed repeatedly by a man who sprinted into his offices at noon Oct. 15.

New research reveals: Labour is better at handling the economy than the Conservatives

New research has challenged the popular preconception that the Conservatives are better managers of the economy, a perception that has been a bedrock of the ruling party’s political support. Economists Dr Amr Algarhi and Dr Alexander Tziamalis have examined the performance of the UK economy from 1955 to 2019 and...

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

NAIROBI/LONDON (Reuters) -Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris...

MP constituency surgeries must continue, they ground even the mightiest politicians

In the aftermath of the killing of Sir David Amess, many of his colleagues and former staff have noted that he died doing the aspect of his job which he loved the most: helping his constituents. By targeting a constituency advice surgery, his attacker specifically exploited his openness to those he represented.
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Clara Amfo shares insight into her visit to Prince William's house for Earthshot Prize Awards

Clara Amfo shared some details of her visit to the Duke of Cambridge's residence to film and prepare for the Earthshot Prize Awards, which took place on Sunday. The former Strictly star revealed that when she and co-host Dermot O'Leary filmed some adverts ahead of the ceremony, William was a natural performer – whereas the presenting pair joked they felt like they were a little less able!