Browsing: Political Manipulation

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her keynote address on the second day of the Conservative party annual conference in Manchester

‘Theresa May is next month poised to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants on the same day that she formally triggers Brexit negotiations.

The Prime Minister is expected to say that EU citizens who travel to Britain after she triggers Article 50 will no longer have the automatic right to stay in the UK permanently.

They will instead be subject to migration curbs after Britain leaves the European Union, which could include a new visa regime and restricted access to benefits.’

Read more: Theresa May poised to announce end of free movement for new EU migrants next month


‘Philip M. Bilden, President Trump’s pick for Navy secretary, withdrew from consideration late Sunday, becoming the second White House nominee to bail on a top Pentagon position due to problems untangling his financial investments.

“After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family’s private financial interests,” Bilden said in a statement.

He did not detail the issues but he said he “fully” supported “the president’s agenda … to modernize and rebuild our Navy and Marine Corps.”

Bilden’s withdrawal comes after billionaire investor Vincent Viola dropped out from becoming Army secretary after he decided his extensive financial holdings would hamper his ability to win Senate confirmation.’

Read more: Another Trump nominee withdraws nomination to top national security post due to business interests


‘The doctors’ letter comes just 10 days before Philip Hammond’s spring budget, with the Government still struggling to bring the deficit under control and under intense pressure to spend money giving companies more business rates relief.

It reads: “We, the UK’s leading bodies representing psychologists, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors, call on the Government to immediately suspend the benefits sanctions system.

“It fails to get people back to work and damages their mental health.”’

Read more: Scrap benefits sanctions or risk mental health crisis, doctors warn


‘So far, 153 French parliamentarians have signed an open letter to Francois Hollande urging the outgoing French president to officially recognize the State of Palestine before his 5-year term ends.

“France must demonstrate its determination to break the deadlock on this conflict [between Israel and Palestine] by solemnly reaffirming, in the name of the uniform right to self-determination, that the Palestinian people have the right to be granted the title of a State. It is a matter of respect for international law as well as of Israel’s security,” the letter states, according to Le Journal du Dimanche.

Written by Gilbert Roger, a French Socialist senator from the Seine-Saint-Denis district and president of the France-Palestine Friendship Group, the letter also states that it is unjust for France to advocate a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without recognizing both states.’

Read more: 153 French MPs sign letter to Hollande urging official recognition of State of Palestine

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‘Palestine’s Minster of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yousif Ideis has warned that Israel is attempting to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

In a statement released on Sunday, Ideis stressed that Israel was trying to destroy the mosque via the daily excavations it carries out under the compound.

He added that the Tel Aviv regime was trying to ignite a religious war in the region with its ongoing attempts to destroy the mosque.

The statement was released after the Islamic-Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and Holy Sites announced that Israeli excavations had resulted in several sinkholes appearing around the compound.’

Read more: Israeli excavations destroying al-Aqsa Mosque: Palestinian minister


‘Parents could risk a criminal record for driving their children to school in an extraordinary clampdown.

The driver of any vehicle ‘seen stopping to drop off or pick up pupils’ in designated zones extending over up to five streets around some schools will face fixed penalty notices of £100.

Those who fail to pay within 14 days, or who are caught three times, will be prosecuted – and could be fined up to £1,000 and recorded as criminals.’

Read more: Parents risk a criminal record and a £1,000 fine for driving children to SCHOOL in a clampdown banning them from dropping kids off in exclusion zones


‘Theresa May is preparing for Nicola Sturgeon to call a second independence referendum, according to reports.

The First Minister is expected to call another vote on on Scottish independence at the same time the British Government triggers Article 50 next month.

The Prime Minister could reject the demand or accept it and risk the future of the United Kingdom, the Times report.’

Read more: Theresa May braced for a second Scottish independence referendum


‘Over 100 French leftist lawmakers have signed a motion demanding the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada be referred to the Constitutional Court over what they say is an issue of sovereignty.

A political agreement on CETA was reached in 2013. Although the deal was passed through the European Parliament, it still has to be ratified by all the 28 EU member states’ parliaments.

A letter signed by 106 leftist members of France’s National Assembly said the deal implied a transfer of sovereignty by signatory countries “beyond what they agreed upon in favor of the EU.”‘

Read more: CETA: French MPs Want to Stop ‘Anti-Democratic’ Free Trade Deal

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‘In scenes reminiscent of the widespread protests that swept Europe a year ago, human rights groups and social activists marched in 30 cities across Spain to demand that the government do more to help migrants and refugees and end “Fortress Europe.”

United under the hashtags #NoEUFortaleza #NoFortressEU, protesters decried the perceived indifference of the Spanish and other European governments in the face of the refugee and migrant crisis.

The protests come just days after a controversial working paper was leaked in which German authorities proposed relaxing human rights protection for refugees to expedite the deportation process, should Europe witness another influx of asylum seekers and economic migrants.’

Read more: 30 Spanish cities march in solidarity with refugees, against ‘Fortress Europe’ 


‘At the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2017, Morocco’s readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally.

Morocco left the Organization of African Unity (OAU), precursor to the AU, in 1984 after the OAU recognized the right to self-determination and independence for the people of the Western Sahara and admitted the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) that was proclaimed in 1976 by the Sahrawi people’s Polisario Front.’

Read more: The Occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco: An Albatross on the African Union’s Conscience