Friday, April 20, 2018

Number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU state jumps

Data shows numbers more than doubled to 6,555 in 2016 compared with previous year The number of Britons becoming citizens of another European Union country more than doubled in 2016, the year...

May makes Scandinavia trip amid row with Russia over Salisbury attack

PM to hold talks with Danish and Swedish counterparts, with the ongoing threat posed by Russia top of the agenda Theresa May will hold talks with her Danish and Swedish counterparts on...

New homelessness act fails to address root causes, charities say

Cash-strapped councils in England now have legal duty to assist anyone who is homeless Spiralling rents, welfare reforms and council funding cuts will undermine the impact of the most significant new homelessness...

Teaching union criticises Ofsted chief over hijab ban for young girls

Amanda Spielman’s comments on young Muslim girls wearing headscarf could increase race attacks, says NEU The country’s largest teaching union has criticised the head of Ofsted, accusing her of pressuring schools into...

MPs urge HMRC chief to investigate shareholder dealings in GKN takeover

Labour and Conservative MPs express concern over short-term investors’ tax liabilities if Melrose’s hostile bid for firm succeeds A Labour and a Conservative MP have written to Britain’s most senior tax collector...

Turkey to send drill ship to contested gas field off Cyprus

President Erdoğan says he will not let natural reserves be exploited by Greek Cypriots A showdown over natural gas and oil deposits in the seas off Cyprus is set to intensify, with...

Watchdog rebukes Theresa May over police funding claims

UK Statistics Authority rules that PM misled public with claim of extra £450m for local forces Theresa May has been officially rebuked for misleading MPs and the public over false claims that...

Presidents Club scandal casts shade over ‘sleazy’ property industry

Sex workers banned at Mipim event in Cannes as industry tries to shed sexist and racist image Under palm trees on the French Riviera, the property industry is desperately trying to shake...

Paul Keating backs Labor’s plan to axe cash refunds for wealthy investors

Former PM says Bill Shorten’s plan to end cash refunds for excess imputation credits restores his original tax framework Paul Keating has backed Bill Shorten’s overhaul of dividend imputation, saying the system...

Damian Hinds blames staff turnover for school funding pressure

School leaders express disbelief at education secretary’s attempt to put responsibility on teachers The education secretary faced discontent from headteachers in England over school funding as he sought to win over the...

Thousands of UK homes without water as thaw continues

London mayor calls situation ‘unacceptable’ after residents hit by burst mains and damaged pipes Tens of thousands of homes in the UK are still without water after a thaw following recent freezing...

Trade minister talks to US, but still doesn’t know if steel tariff applies to...

Steve Ciobo unclear on whether Trump’s 25% tariff affects Australia after speaking to US trade secretary The Turnbull government still doesn’t know if the US steel tariffs will apply to Australia, as...

Labour says it will stop accepting donations from Max Mosley

After revelation of Mosley ‘racist’ pamphlet, payments to party or Tom Watson will be declined Labour will no longer accept donations from the privacy campaigner Max Mosley following accusations that he published...

No 10 defends PM after Stormzy’s Grenfell freestyle at Brits

May didn’t see performance but said Grenfell tragedy should never be allowed to happen again Downing Street has defended the prime minister after comments from Stormzy at the 2018 Brit awards, where...

More than 500 children’s centres have closed in England since 2010

Collapse of services for young families under Conservatives laid bare in Commons answer Cash-strapped local councils in England have closed more than 500 children’s centres since 2010, government figures have shown. Critics say...

US joins UK in blaming Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack

White House labels Kremlin ‘reckless’, while UK says it ‘undermined democracy’ The US and UK governments have publicly blamed Russia for a crippling cyber-attack last year that targeted Ukraine and spread around...

Dover could suffer ’20-mile permanent traffic jam’ after Brexit

Maritime UK says logistics chain would be disrupted if transition deal is not agreed urgently Dover will face permanent traffic jams stretching 20 miles out from the port from March 2019 unless...

Anna Soubry: I am not sorry for calling on May to ‘sling out’ Brexit...

MP says likeminded Tory colleagues will not let party’s ardent leavers get own way Conservative MPs who want the closest possible relationship with the European Union have been ramping up their efforts...

GSK chief urges government to secure Brexit transition deal by April

Emma Walmsley says a close relationship with the EU after leaving is vital for the future of the UK’s pharma industry The boss of Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, has urged the...

Theresa May pledges to raise Hong Kong and human rights with China

Prime minister says she believes her relationship with Xi Jinping will allow her to talk thorny issues but defenders doubt her will or influence Theresa May has insisted she will raise human...

John McDonnell: I’m in Davos to tell the elite they are held in contempt

The UK shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum to warn leaders of global businesses that they are held in contempt by ordinary voters...

Brussels could pay EU nationals’ application fees to stay in UK

Juncker said to sympathise with proposal to cover expected £72 cost to seek ‘settled status’ Brussels could seek the moral high ground by covering the application costs of EU nationals who want...

Theresa May: I will fine greedy bosses who betray their workers

Irresponsible company bosses who “line their own pockets” while failing to protect workers’ pension schemes are to be hit with huge fines, under plans to be announced by Theresa May’s government...

Ambulance crisis ‘led to 20 deaths in east England over Christmas’

Citing a whistleblower, Labour’s Clive Lewis claims ambulance service failed to seek extra help Twenty people died while waiting too long for ambulances in the east of England after the ambulance service...

Tories urge Theresa May to fund NHS by raising taxes

Former business minister Nick Boles proposes national insurance overhaul to create revenue stream for health service Theresa May is facing growing calls from Conservative MPs to consider higher taxes to fund the...

Horrocks plan is the death knell for the Open University

hank you for Peter Wilby’s article describing Peter Horrocks’ proposed developments for the Open University. I worked at various levels of the OU, inspired, like many others, by its aims of...

How the establishment failed victims of ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys

As outrage grows over the decision to free serial sex attacker, the finger of blame is pointed at organisations – the police, the courts – which could have kept him in...

Rail bosses defend UK train fare rises amid protests at stations

Rail Delivery Group chief claims increases will help improve services as commuter groups hold demos at busiest stations Rail bosses have defended the biggest annual increase in train fares in five years...

I will lead Labour into next general election, says Jeremy Corbyn

Party leader says he will still be in charge in 2022, if Theresa May hangs on until then – but predicts she will go to country sooner Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he...

Grenfell survivors deceived by rehousing promises, charity boss says

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire were deceived by promises to rehouse them quickly, a charity boss has said. About 100 households will still be living in hotels on Christmas Day, six...

Damian Green: timeline of how a leak led to a downfall

Tory minister forced to resign after claims of inappropriate behaviour and pornography found on a computer Late 2007 – early 2008 A series of leaked official documents from the Home Office are published...

In search of a university system that best serves society

Simon Jenkins (Universities are bastions of privilege. That has to change, 14 December) takes aim at almost everything about universities and even manages to claim both that post-16 technical education is...

Cornwall launches campaign for census tickbox

Cornish people want parity with Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish, urging ministers to follow up on official minority status They may have a proud history and vibrant culture, but there is one...

Olly Robbins: the Brexit sherpa hardened by the Brown-Blair piques

The key man in the background at the EU talks is known for his ability to chart a neutral course between warring parties Friday’s key Brexit deal photo shows a slightly bleary-eyed...

Simon Coveney appointed as Ireland’s new deputy prime minister

Appointment follows the resignation of  Frances Fitzgerald over her handling of a police whistleblower scandal Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has been appointed the country’s new deputy premier following the resignation of...

Theresa May arrives in Middle East to strengthen post-Brexit links with other trading partners

Prime Minister under pressure to raise humanitarian crisis in Yemen during talks in Saudi Arabia - followed by a visit to Jordan Theresa May has arrived in the Middle East as part of...

Damian Green to stand in for Theresa May at PMQs amid extreme pornography investigation

First Secretary of State is also being investigated over claims, which he has denied, that he made inappropriate advances to a young Tory activist Damian Green will stand in for Theresa May...

Robert Mugabe, who bragged he would rule Zimbabwe until death, has resigned

SUDDENLY the dictator was no more. As Zimbabwe’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against Robert Mugabe, who had stubbornly refused to step down despite a country rising against him, a hush came...

Latin America’s voteathon

IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to Argentina and many places in between, his Brazilian...

In the Central African Republic, Peace Requires More Than a Bigger U.N. Force

he United Nations Security Council will meet to decide on the fate of the U.N. mission in Central African Republic, known by its acronym MINUSCA. In stark contrast to the debate...

Trump Gets A Message From Putin Following Horrific Mass Shooting At Texas Church

This Sunday Texas had its worst mass shooting in state history. In total 26 people were killed, half of them kids and another 20 people are injured some very seriously who...

Refugees Coming Into America Are Way Down Under President Trump, The Decrease Will Stun...

When President Trump got elected by the American People in November, 2016, he pledged to put America First. The biggest part of Making America Great Again is getting it absolutely clear...

Liberal Journalist Asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders About Trump’s Flaws, Her Answer Makes Dad Tear...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is doing a great job as White House press secretary. Every day she goes in front of liberal jackals who want to rip her to shreds with lies,...

Manafort Indictment Reveals Unexpected Bad Guy Who Worked With Manafort, And He’s Not A...

News broke today that former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort was hit with 12 charges by special counsel Bob Mueller. They are basically charges for money laundering and alleged criminal wrongdoing...

WSJ Editorial Board Calls Special Counsel Robert Mueller To Resign From Russia Probe

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign from his role as the special counsel in the Russia investigation to prevent further political...

George Soros-Funded Band Pussy Riot Shuts Down Trump Tower With Crazy Protest

Russian “feminist” band Pussy Riot has caused plenty of problems around the world. They hate Christianity, they hate Russia, they hate America, they hate tradition: there’s not much they don’t hate,...

Democrat Congressional Candidate Gets Hauled To Jail In Handcuffs After Shoplifting

The Democratic party finds a new way to embarrass itself every single day. In fact, they often find multiple ways to do so. These guys just can’t get it together and...

President Trump Just Made A Major Decision On Welfare That Will Save Taxpayers Millions

There’s been a steady drain of money across the country for years now. Many people don’t realize the impact it has on the economy and how much it hurts families who...

Laura Ingraham Drops Absolute Bombshell About What GOP Asked Her To Do To Ted...

Laura Ingraham drops bombs and knowledge every day. She is a conservative commentator who has her own show on Fox News. She released a book on Tuesday that was very insightful. In her...

President Trump Just Checkmated Illegal Immigrants With 4 Brilliant Moves

President Trump proved his dedication to the American people during the campaign by taking a hardline stance on enforcing immigration. He made it clear that illegal immigrants should go home. In...

Breaking: James Woods Makes Very Said Announcement About Future In Hollywood

According to Newsmax, James Woods is done with Hollywood and the arrogant liberals who run the place. Life is too short but you will be missed James. The legendary actor retiring from...

Just In: NFL Loses Second Major Sponsor Over National Anthem Protests

Another one, and by one I mean NFL sponsor, bites the dust and has pulled their ads from NFL games. This will not be the last of them you can be sure....

Breaking: Saudi Caves To Pressure, Finally Gives Women New Rights

Saudi Arabia gave their women new rights according to the New York Times. This is huge for feminists, oh wait, feminists don’t care about Saudi Arabia. They gave their women new...

John Elway Drops Wise Words On Anthem Protesters That Every NFL Player Must Heed

The protests in the NFL kept going on Sunday. They seem like they’re going to continue unless someone stops them. What about John Elway? Will he stop them? Now, former Denver Broncos...

US Bombers Bare Fangs, Show North Korean ‘Rocket Man’ True American Power In Flyby

North Korea has been threatening the United States and our allies repeatedly. The rogue regime said just today through its foreign minister at the UN that it is “inevitable” that one...

Breaking: Melania Trump Threatens To Sue Opportunist Trying To Hop On Gravy Train

Uh oh! Melania Trump threatens to sue an organization that is trying to make money off of her likeness. The New York Post brings the story. Melania Trump threatens to sue the...

Breaking: Famous Anti-Trump Hollywood Starlet Sued For Stealing $430,000 From Employees

Faith Family America has a story today about yet another anti-Trump celebrity who’s in big trouble. Recently celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain guaranteed himself a visit from Secret Service after saying he wants...

Breaking: Kathy Griffin’s Terrified After Martin Shkreli Thrown In Jail For Hillary Joke

Big Pharma loser, Martin Shkreli was ruled a “danger to society” Wednesday and put in jail by a federal judge after he shared numerous Facebook posts in which the criminal said...

Sebastian Gorka Finishes Off What’s Left Of The Carcass That Is Paul Ryan’s Political...

Paul Ryan has made a real mess of himself and his political career. He’s been stabbing President Trump in the back ever since Trump took office, and it’s starting to catch...

Another Democrat Bites The Dust And It’s For A More Sickening Reason Than You’d...

The Saratogian has a story that will scare the daylights out of parents across the country and make everyone think twice about entrusting Democrats with positions of power. That’s because yet another...

Tom Cruise Co-Star Exposes Nasty Secret About Liberal Hollywood…And It’s Ugly

It isn’t easy coming out as a conservative in Hollywood. Just ask former Tom Cruise co-star Julienne Davis. In a column today for Fox News the actress wrote about the persecution and backlash...

Breaking: Top Republican Finally Makes Move To Protect Trump From Mueller’s Witch Hunt

Republican Representative Ron DeSantis is putting forth an amendment to massively reduce the abilities of Robert Mueller and his special counsel. You know, the counsel that is still investigating the Russia...

Black Lives Matter Founder Voted Worst Person On Planet After Video Attack On Trump...

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter believes President Trump is “literally” trying to “kill our communities” on a scale comparable to Adolf Hitler. President Trump who desegregated golf courses in Mar-a-Lago, Florida...

Federal Judge Terrifies Barack Obama With New Orders In IRS Targeting Tea Party Case

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it...

Air Force General Accurately Predicts How Long It Would Take To Wipe North Korea...

Retired US Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney made an announcement on Fox News on Monday. He said that if the North Korean regime decided to launch a nuclear attack on...

What Trump Said Will Go Down As Day USA Stopped Being Anybody’s Patsy

President Donald Trump has boosted his ire on North Korea. He suggested that his promise to hail down “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on the despotic nation...

Barack Obama Throws Down In Kenyan Presidential Election

Former President Barack Obama interfered in another election. He gave a statement on Monday demanding that Kenyan voters turn away from violence and vote in an “inclusive democracy” ahead of Tuesday’s...

Breaking News About Benjamin Netanyahu’s Pending Bribery Indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of bribery and other charges the Israeli police have confirmed. A spokesman of the PM has slammed the claims and he is “vowing...

JUST IN: North Korea Threatens Nuclear War With US, Hawaii Preparing For Attack…

Would Kim Jong-un be crazy enough to actually launch a nuclear weapon at America? He knows that would mean the end of his life and his family’s reign in North Korea,...

Breaking: Right After Voting Against GOP Health Care, McCain’s Immediate Future Revealed – Report

After teaming up with the Democrats and the two loser “GOP” Senators in voting against an Obamacare repeal on Friday, John McCain got news on his next stop. He has to...

Democratic Representative Maxine Waters Is Wrong

California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, a massive favorite among liberal violent rioters, said on Thursday that this weekend’s scheduled appearance in New Hampshire has absolutely zero to do with possibly running...

Melania Trump Holds Her Own

President Trump is known to be worth many billion dollars, but can the same be said of Melania Trump? Melania is a Slovenian born and she made her money with a great...

Syria Regime Change Plan Scrapped

The hints and lights that have been wavering on and off from Washington and Paris since the change of governments in the US and France that the attempt to change the...

Belgium Ban On Burqas Upheld

The Belgium ban on burqas and other full-face Islamic veils has miraculously been upheld. The European Court of Human Rights upheld the ruling. Judges said the national prohibition, which was issued in...

Obama’s Back

Former President Barack Obama is officially back to the politics of obstruction and persona destruction this week. According to Politico, Barack is returning to the game of politics, unlike all his predecessors,...

Ivanka Trump Was Endangered By The Left

Ivanka Trump was paid a visit at Trump Tower. Well, her visitor didn’t get to see her. He was armed throwing knives and a bulletproof vest under his suit. This is...

Connie Yates Wants Trump’s Help

A terminally ill British baby, Charlie Gard, has caught hearts across the globe after a European court decided the baby must be taken off life support against the wishes of his...

Vice President Pence Making Staff Changes

Vice President Pence will be naming Nick Ayers, a veteran advisor, as his new chief of staff. Pence’s current chief, Josh Pitcock, is leaving as Pence’s top aide on Aug. 1 and...

POTUS Trump Goes After Barack Obama

POTUS Trump went after former President Obama in response to the still unproven Russian interference in the 2016 election. He used Twitter to go after him. His stream of tweets was interesting. Monday’s...

Steve Scalise Is Out Of Intensive Care

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was attacked and shot during a baseball practice last week has officially been sent out of intensive care! This is huge news! Steve Scalise remains hospitalized...

GOP Met With Ivanka Trump

Republicans senators praised a Tuesday meeting on Capitol Hill with Ivanka Trump that included discussions about paid family leave. Marco Rubio and Deb Fischer who have come out as leading GOP voices...

Robert Mueller Must Recuse Himself

FOX News legal genius Gregg Jarrett stated that Robert Mueller is legally required disqualify himself from special counsel because of his relationship with James Comey. The special counsel still hasn’t been able...

Democrat Strategist Calls Out Clinton Campaign

The Daily Caller reported on a Democrat strategist who called the Clinton campaign’s 2016 run “a fucking piece of shit,” while bashing her run for lack of vision and focus on...

Eric Trump Under Investigation By Corrupt Officials

Eric Trump, the philanthropist, and son of the President is under investigation. Well, his foundation is. According to Western Journalism, a lifelong liberal, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing allegations that...

Megyn Kelly NBC Ratings Mediocre

According to Breitbart, the Megyn Kelly NBC ratings are mediocre. She finished third in the ratings on Sunday night, but it is a Sunday night. She did beat out the CBS...

The Trump Train Keeps Rolling

President Donald Trump just kept one of his most important campaign promises of all. After meeting with world leaders, the incredible incumbent President has made his FINAL decision on the Paris...

John McCain Believes Putin Is The Boogeyman

Long time Trump opponent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stated in an interview aired Monday that the Russian President Vladimir Putin is more of a threat to the world than Islamic State. Yes,...

First Daughter Ivanka Trump Heading Home

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her family have decided to not take part in the later part of the Presidential trip and return to Washington DC early, according to reports. According to...

Tom MacArthur Steps Down From Tuesday Group

GOP Representative Tom MacArthur of New Jersey proclaimed Tuesday he is resigning as co-chair of the somewhat moderate group of Republican House members known as the Tuesday Group. Tom MacArthur made the...

Russia Investigation Falling Apart

Investigators in the federal probe of possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia now believe that a current White House official is a “significant person of interest,” according to a...

Barack Obama Didn’t Like His Red Line Decision

Former President Barack Obama called the moronic red line he drew in Syria regarding Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on innocents “an imperfect solution” Monday. Obama stated that sending U.S. forces...

After Obama Attacked US Eating Habits, White House Chef Embarrasses Him On World Stage

 Barack Obama is back and cashing in like a Clinton. Couldn’t he have waited at least a year so it wouldn’t be so obvious. Have you no shame Barack? But he didn’t...

THAAD Delivered To South Korea For Boosted Defense

US defense officials announced on Tuesday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD missile defense system has been successfully deployed in South Korea. This is very important and the...

Us Intercepts 4 Russian Jets

U.S. officials told Fox News that two Russian Bear bombers — escorted for the first time by a pair of Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets — entered Alaska’s Air Defense Zone early...

Huma Abedin Illegally Forwarded Classified Emails

Huma Abedin illegally forwarded Hillary Clinton’s emails, some of them classified, to her disgraced husband, Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey revealed on Wednesday. Huma Abedin illegally forwarded CLASSIFIED emails. James Comey...

North Korea Live-Fire Drills Are Active

Reports Tuesday illuminated the world about a North Korea live-fire drill that involved nearly 400 artillery pieces, as the U.S. added a nuclear-powered submarine to its fleet of ships and submarines...

Ivanka Trump, The Inspiration

Ivanka Trump’s service to women and girls will bring her to a women’s conference in Berlin Tuesday. An international outing she wants to help boost global support for investment in women’s...

Russia challenges US to prove chemical attack in Syria

More differences of opinion than areas of common ground were established during Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's chilly joint press conference in Moscow on Wednesday,...

One-man show: Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets the power he has long wanted—at a cost

IT WAS a vote that turned out to be as controversial as it was hotly contested. Even before all of the ballots had been counted, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, stepped...

CIA Director Takes Negative Tone on Group Trump Has Praised

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo has denounced the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service" and a threat to U.S. national security, a condemnation that differed sharply from...

A primer on the AfD wars

IT IS a well-established truth that fast-rising political parties outside the political mainstream are prone to division. The National Front (FN) in France has a latitudinal split: its northern outposts are...

If You’re a Rogue Cop, Jeff Sessions Has Your Back

sooner or later, I suppose, the Confederate States of America are going to get tired of all this winning.The federal consent decree has proved to be a valuable tool in rolling...

The Trump Administration Has Pushed the Limits of American Absurdity

(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian.) It long has been taken as gospel in this here shebeen that one of the best...

Here’s Another Example of What the Free Market Does to Healthcare

Dave Dayen's work on the nuts and bolts of how the crooks of the financial services industry stole the economy remains essential. (Buy his book immediately.) Now, he's gone sleuthing through...

3 Things to Remember as Healthcare Hangs in the Balance

WASHINGTON—The Rules Committee of the House of Representatives met shortly after dawn on Friday to try and set up a process by which Paul Ryan's tax-cut plan could pass the full...

This Is About Destroying the Presidency of Barack Obama

WASHINGTON—In Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee played host to one of the most garish exercises in absurdity in which our politics have...

The EPA May Have Been in Bed with Big Pesticide for Years

here is, at the moment, a massive lawsuit against the Monsanto company regarding Roundup, its most popular pesticide. The company is being sued by citizens who maintain that glyphosate, the active...

This Was Supposed to Be Christmas in March for Paul Ryan

oh, sure, the Democratic minority in the Congress carped and moaned about old people and poor people, and what's going to happen when the cost of health care outpaces their entire...

The F-35 Finally Met Its Nemesis: Weather

Well, they can look up all they want, especially in Australia, but they're not going to be seeing any F-35s. At least not until the weather clears. From Australian Aviation "Due to...

True Southern Gentleman Celebrates Voter Suppression on the Anniversary of Selma

This occasioned some disagreement among the assembled. From TPM: Barber, who is president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and church-goers walked out after Merrill spoke in support of Alabama's...

About That State Lawmaker with a Degree from Sizzler

Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' goes on, and where the rooster crows at the...

There Is No Plan “Nobody knew healthcare was so complex.”

Congress is back now and the issue is really going to get going. Things did not begin well. On Friday, Tiger Beat On The Potomac got a hold of a draft...

John Boehner Admitted ‘Repeal and Replace’ Is a Republican Pipe Dream

This was former Speaker of the House John Boehner, who sprung himself from one of the world's most miserable jobs in which he had to deal with some of the world's...

The Trump Princes Are Just Out Here Livin’ the Dream

President Donald Trump promised in January that his company would commit to no new foreign deals while he's in office. That promise, however, excludes the dozens of deals the Trump organization...

As George Costanza Would Say: “It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It!” ...

The Jan. 24 interview potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy, as lying to the FBI is a felony, but any decision to prosecute would ultimately lie with the Justice Department. Some...

Our Existential American Imperative: Try

Last Friday was the Iranian national holiday, celebrating the Islamic Revolution of 1979. There was the customary America-bashing, but, as Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times reports, some of the...

Here’s Another Retrograde Disaster

The invaluable Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog points us to reports that the president*'s pick for Solicitor General is a D.C. attorney named Charles Cooper. My guess? Way out on a limb...

Democrats Have Many Options for Handling Defeat. Only One Will Work.

WASHINGTON—The final big laugh in the extended farce that was required to make the ridiculous Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education came about an hour before the final vote when Sherrod Brown,...

To All the Downtrodden Multinational Corporations: The GOP Has Your Back

WASHINGTON—Did you know that The American People are substantially burdened by a Security and Exchange Commission rule requiring that American corporations doing business overseas reveal how much money they've spent in...

This Is a Gut Check for Our Nation The president’s executive order on...

BOSTON—It struck me as I was negotiating eastbound flow along the packed, narrow sidewalks of Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay on Sunday that the last time I was surfing a...

Some Things Used to Be Bigger Than Keeping Your Job

It was quite a weekend for official mendacity. Kellyanne Conway went sailing off into a truthless land into which not even Richard Nixon ever set down his polished cordovans. And she...

President Obama Must Wonder If He Ever Understood This Country At All

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This is going to be a different town, starting on Friday afternoon, when the American republic becomes set decoration for a performance piece. The Washington Post has a preview of...

You’re Surprised? Have You Met This Guy? Various observers sound the alarm about...

I can't forget that I'm bereft Of all the pleasant sights they see, Which the Piper also promised me. For he led us, he said, to a joyous land, Joining the town and just at...

Nothing to See Here, Just Nepotism and Massive Conflicts of Interest

About this whole Jared Kushner business: I guess nothing coming out of Camp Runamuck should surprise us anymore, so why should appointing your conflict-sodden son-in-law shock anyone? And besides, Young Jared...

Happy New Year From Your Friend Vladimir Putin

There's no supporting evidence in the report that was released on Friday. That last part is interesting, if predictable. I've long believed that, Tsarist, Communist, or autocratic, Russia behaves pretty much...

The conviction of an IDF soldier divides Israel

ONE of the most contentious cases in Israel’s military history reached its verdict on January 4th when three military judges found a serving soldier, Sergeant Elor Azaria, guilty of manslaughter for...

The shares to bring cheer in 2017

From companies whose fortunes are forecast to change for the better, to others predicted to maintain success, Telegraph writers offer their tips for the year ahead. James Quinn: Morrisons Food inflation. Digital sales....

Put less money into housing and more into saving, says Philip Hammond

Britons invest too much in housing and not enough in assets that are productive for the wider economy, according to Philip Hammond. Pensions are also poorly structured with the result that the...

Greece’s row with eurozone deepens as markets remain flat ahead of US Federal Reserve...

While shares tumble and yields surge as Greek markets reel from the news that the country's creditors have stopped the implementation short-term debt relief, the development seems to have had little...

Build more houses or homelessness could rocket, warns top economist Kate Barker

Britain’s housing crisis will get much worse in the coming years unless building levels increase rapidly, according to Dame Kate Barker, an influential economist and former bank of England policymaker. The UK...

Trump’s team is planning a Reaganite revolution

One of the great advantages of the American system is that anybody can be appointed to the Cabinet: in theory at least, that can make it more meritocratic. In Britain, only members...

JD Sports bets on Brexit staycations with Go Outdoors takeover

JD Sports has carried on camping with a £128.3m takeover of Go Outdoors, which cements its status as the largest outdoor equipment retailer in the UK. JD Sports, already owns tent and hiking...

Autumn Statement 2016 summary and highlights: Everything you need to know

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said his first Autumn Statement "is focused on  preparing and supporting the economy as we begin writing a new chapter in our  country's history". He announced this afternoon...

What will Brexit mean for migration?

The EU referendum is the issue of the year. But what are the facts? In the fourth of a series of briefings, Alexander Rankine looks at the potential impact on Britain’s immigration...

Deal to build Royal Navy frigates safeguards thousands of jobs on the Clyde

Nearly 3,000 shipbuilding jobs have been safeguarded after the Government confirmed that it will start work on the new generation of Royal Navy frigates next summer. Defence secretary Michael Fallon used a tour...

Crash trader Navinder Sarao loses US extradition appeal

The London trader accused of spoofing the US financial markets will be extradited to stand trial in the States after losing his final appeal. Navinder Sarao, a 37-year-old from Hounslow, has been...

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

Passengers and flight crews will be banned from bringing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airline flights under an emergency order issued Friday by the Department of Transportation in response to...

Consumer confidence bounces back to pre-EU referendum levels

Consumer confidence bounced-back to pre-EU referendum levels in September as households shrugged off Brexit jitters and continued to spend. All five measures used to compile GfK’s closely-watched confidence index climbed this month,...

Britain has the edge over EU nations in trade talks, says Civitas

rade between Britain and the EU creates far more jobs on the continent than it creates in the UK, giving the remaining 27 nations a substantial incentive to strike a positive...

Economists hike forecasts as Brexit confidence grows

Britain's economy will grow faster than expected in 2016 and 2017, as newly optimistic economists reverse some of the downgrades made immediately after the Brexit vote. A raft of strong economic data...

Theresa May pledges to take on the fat cats

The unexpected withdrawal of Andrea Leadsom from the Conservative party leadership race this week left Theresa May as the last contender standing, allowing her to take David Cameron’s place as prime...

G20: Chancellor eyes clarity on Brexit deal ‘later this year’ as vote raises global...

The Government will aim to outline a Brexit blueprint "later this year", according to the Chancellor, in a move that he said would send a "reassuring signal" to businesses and markets. Global...

Brexit is a golden opportunity for stronger US-UK trade ties, says Osborne

The chancellor, George Osborne, will urge US investors not to turn their backs on Britain as he begins a world tour aimed at building new trade ties outside the European Union. Osborne...

City watchdog’s new boss tries to reassure foreign staff after Brexit vote

The new boss of the Financial Conduct Authority has promised to do “everything I can” to reassure EU and other international staff that they are still welcome at the City watchdog. Andrew...

Brexit fallout: Here are the winners and losers from a weaker pound

The pound has plummeted to its lowest level in more than three decades against the dollar in the wake of the Brexit vote. Here's why it happened and whether households and businesses...

Firms plan to quit UK as City braces for more post-Brexit losses

British businesses have warned that Brexit will trigger investment cuts, hiring freezes and redundancies as the consequences of leaving the European Unionthreaten to destabilise markets further this week. The survey by the...

Brexit: from an American perspective, there is only one good outcome

While there are good reasons for British voters to either support or oppose theproposed withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, there is little argument at all from an American...

Black tie and Brexit: Osborne takes the Remain case to Mansion House

George Osborne’s critics sense that his reputation as a master tactician is unravelling. His “omnishambles” budget of 2012 was a clue to the limits of his powers. More recently, he entered the...