Newsnight

25 Mar 19
Censorship and Consequences

Social media is a vast place where billions of people are able to share their own content, becoming an integral part of everyone’s lives with thousands of platforms available to use. Social media has shaped the way we receive information, and over the years it has evolved from people being consumers of information and entertainment […]

24 Mar 19
Metro
(Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) Theresa May is reportedly set to face a ‘cabinet coup‘ this week as pressure continues to build on the PM. It is being claimed that she will be demanded to quit by some members of her cabinet. According to The Sunday Times, 11 cabinet ministers want to see May step aside and make way for a new Prime Minister. The government remains divided over the direction of Brexit and whether no-deal, May’s proposed deal or a second referendum is the best option for the UK. Many seem to feel that despite her determination to see Brexit through, her position is becoming even harder to maintain. May’s former policy adviser MP George Freeman tweeted: ‘She’s done her best. But across the country you can see the anger.’ A successful cabinet coup would see Theresa May step down as Prime Minister with a different member of the Conservative party stepping in to replace her. Theresa May is still trying to push through her Withdrawal Agreement (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) What is a coup? A coup usually refers to overthrowing a government or military leader, which is carried out by a small group of people in high positions. This usually works differently to a revolution and doesn’t have a dramatic impact on the way a country is run or change the power structure. Usually it is defined as a small group using illegal or overt attempts to unseat an executive or leader or to get them to step down. It has had a common place in politics for centuries, with some examples dating back thousands of years where rulers and military commanders were overthrown by those around them. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘Coup’ comes from the French phrase ‘coup d’etat’ which translates as stroke of state’. Africa and the Americas have experienced the majority of coup attempts, while Europe has seen the least. Military coups were very prominent in the 1960s and 1970s, but the number of coups being carried out successfully has continued to decrease. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/24/long-theresa-may-secure-new-brexit-deal-8996703/” title=”How long does Theresa May have to secure new Brexit deal?”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/22/newsnight-host-emily-maitlis-shades-theresa-may-claims-pm-hard-make-interesting-8993168/” title=”Newsnight host Emily Maitlis shades Theresa May as she claims PM is ‘hard to make interesting’”]
24 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

WHat it was about island of Love that caught you? Because, chances, there was something. Unless the girls marinated in coconut oil were laid out on sunbeds, it was perhaps the boys who were shaped and brown like the dirty mulberry trees. Or maybe it was the fantasy of it, as if you were invited […]

24 Mar 19
Arcynewsy

Wwas about Love Island what took you? Because, odds on, it was something. Otherwise the girls, marinated in coconut oil, stretched out on deckchairs, so maybe it was the boys, carved and brown like frozen mulberry trees. Or maybe it was the fantasy of the thing, as if she had been invited to list your […]

24 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The best Tory Brexiteers, including Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, arrived for a Brexit confrontation with Theresa May at Checkers in the midst of a coup plot led by ministers to oust her from power . They were part of the hard-line Buckingham retreat Sunday afternoon as the MP was desperately looking for a way […]

24 Mar 19
The Sun
BIG-spending MPs are claiming more taxpayer-funded expenses than when the scandal was exposed ten years ago. The total paid out last year was £116 million – up more than a fifth on the figure that sparked public outrage. MPs are claiming 21 per cent more than during expenses scandal 10 years ago, with Jeremy Corbyn spending £180 on calendar artwork The latest claims show Britain’s richest MP, Richard Benyon, bought a £6.80 toilet seat for his constituency office from Wilko in August 2017 – then another a month later for £10.87. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spent £180 on artwork for a “Jeremy Corbyn MP calendar”. New analysis suggests claims are back at pre-scandal levels when after inflation is taken into account. The 2009 crisis led to a collapse of public faith in politicians, which some observers say was a factor which led to Brexit. Tory Newbury MP Mr Benyon said: “I don’t claim for any housing expenses or many other costs that I could entirely legitimately claim for. “I hope you will make that clear. I’m sure your readers don’t expect to pay for their office loo seats.” Tory Newbury MP Richard Benyon spent £6.80 on a loo seat for his constituency office in August 2017 — and another a month later for £10.87 Tough rules were brought in after the scandal in which MPs claimed £95.6 million expenses in 2008-9. Claimed fell to £86 million in the first year after they were introduced in 2010 but they have steadily crept up. And claims have steadily crept up ever since – reaching £116m last year. The disclosure comes just days after Chris Davies, the Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, pleaded guilty to two false expenses charges. He faces the prospect of being kicked out of parliament if 10% of his constituents sign a petition demanding a by-election. Figures published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority of approved expenses claims reveal that one of the big increases in spending was on staffing costs. This was partly due to the intro higher minimum wage in 2015 and the decline of unpaid internships. Staff costs accounted for 63 per cent of spending in 2008-9 but this had jumped to three-quarters of spending (74.4%) by 2017-18. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Despite the scandal — which forced six ministerial resignations and led to the imprisonment of five MPs — they have continued to dodge expense rules and claim for first-class travel. A total of 389 MPs — more than half of those elected to the Commons — were ordered to repay a total of £1.1m to the taxpayer in erroneously claimed expense claims. Since 2010, MPs spent £4.8 million of taxpayers’ money on first-class train tickets and £2.3 million on business-class flights. According to Ipsa’s rules, MPs may buy a ticket of “any class” but will be reimbursed only for the cost of an “economy class ticket available at the time of booking”. John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It’s deeply disappointing that 10 years on, the overall cost to taxpayers for expenses hasn’t come down.” [boxout headline=”QUEEN’S KEY CHAT”]WORDS from the Queen inspired the Daily Telegraph to keep digging into the 2009 expenses scandal, its ex-editor said. Will Lewis told BBC1’s Newsnight they spoke at the Chelsea Flower Show. He said the chat gave him the “resolution to continue until the end”. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6016451791001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn takes questions after meeting EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels “] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
23 Mar 19
Media Diversified

In the aftermath of the white supremacist terrorist murders in Christchurch, there has been much discussion of violent far-right ideology, however as Cerie Bullivant writes, there’s been little critique of the mainstream Islamophobia in our politics,  mainstream media and academia From the outset of the War on Terror Tony Blair made sure to emphasise this […]

23 Mar 19
Russia News Now

Human rights advocates are blasting what they call the “PREVENT lobby” for exploiting the New Zealand massacre in order to expand the powers of the national security state.  Former counter-terror chief Mark Rowley and former ‘integration tsar’ Louise Casey recently wrote an article calling for more powers to fight terrorism. The article, published by the […]

23 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The pressure increases on Theresa May to stop in the chaos of Brexit The Times The chaos of Brexit is "THE MISCONCEPTION OF THE EU", says MP who defends Theresa May hard at Newsnight Express Brexit: Will Theresa May try to regain control? BBC News Brexit LIVE: May may allow SCRAP to hold a meaningful […]

23 Mar 19
Nachrichten Welt

Camilla Cavendish, die Mitglied des House of Lords der Rücktrittsliste von Cameron wurde, bestand darauf, dass Frau May nach ihrer gewagten Rede am Mittwochabend nicht mehr lange überleben wird. In ihrer Rede beschuldigte Frau May die Abgeordneten für das derzeitige Brexit-Chaos, bevor sie eine Erweiterung des Brexit mit der EU vereinbarte. Auf die Frage des […]

23 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Camilla Cavendish, who became a member of the House of Lords on Mr. Cameron's resignation list, insisted that Ms. May would not survive much longer after her daring speech on Wednesday night. In her speech, Ms May blamed MEPs for the current chaos around Brexit before agreeing on an extension of Brexit with the EU. […]

23 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The Queen has already stopped a rogue offer from Prince Harry and Meghan to create their own household and has now brought one of their most loyal lieutenants to watch the ambitious couple. I understand she quietly named Sir Christopher Geidt as her permanent Lord in Waiting. After a supposed palace coup two years ago, […]

23 Mar 19
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Fearless interviewer Emily Maitlis isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty during a fierce political debate. But it turns out that she’s happy to let her hair get a bit grimy, too – washing her hair once every six days. source https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6841229/Newsnights-Emily-Maitlis-reveals-secret-getting-blonde-bob-TV-ready-wash-week.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490