President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Number 38, Oxley Road appears to be a fairly unassuming, stuccoed, gated residence in Singapore’s central River Valley area. However the old colonial bungalow’s political capital has soared in recent weeks as it has become the centre of a convoluted and heated debate surrounding Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....

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Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May has spoken to criticise Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence and demonstrations in Charlottesville. Her words come after the PM originally declined to condemn the President’s remarks. On Monday, her spokesman said, “What the president says is a matter for him.” Trump claimed there was “blame on...

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EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

Freedom of movement within the EU will end when the UK leave Europe, says immigration minister Brandon Lewis. The minister confirmed today, 27th July, that freedom of movement and labour would come to end by Spring 2019. “Free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the...

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Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

The government today, Thursday 13th July, published the Repeal Bill, a landmark piece of legislation in Britain’s secession from the European Union. The Repeal Bill will repeal the legislation that brought the UK into the EU in 1972. It will also seek to convert all EU requirements into British law...

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Taylor Review calls for gig economy change

Taylor Review calls for gig economy change

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, written by former policy chief Matthew Taylor, calls for cash-in-hand companies to switch to payment platforms in order to benefit workers. The gig economy, he says, gives too much power to the employer and one-sided flexibility puts all the risk on the workers....

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Trump Jnr. met Russians in order to gain damaging Clinton information

Trump Jnr. met Russians in order to gain damaging Clinton information

New evidence shows that U.S. President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jnr., spoke to a Russian lawyer in June 2016 with the hope of gaining information that would damage Hilary Clinton’s campaign. A New York Times report reveals that during the U.S. presidential election, Trump Jnr., met with Natalia Veselnitskaya...

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Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, are scheduled to meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg next week. Senior White House officials have declined to say whether Mr Trump would acknowledge or address Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster said...

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Theresa May signs agreement deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP

Theresa May signs agreement deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP

Theresa May’s Conservatives have struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, through a confidence and supply agreement signed on 26 June, allowing them to stay in government after losing their majority in the general election earlier this month. The deal was announced at Downing Street on Monday morning...

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Saudi King appoints son as successor

Saudi King appoints son as successor

Saudi Arabia witnessed a radical power shift on Wednesday 21 June, as King Salman appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the deputy defence minister, next in line to the throne. The 31-year-old Prince is to replace his cousin, the King’s nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, a well known...

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