We must leave the EU without delay. No ifs, no buts.Despite what cynics claim, it is not naïve or unrealistic to believe in our nation. Britain - the world’s 5th biggest economy - flourished before the EU and can certainly do so again.The whole of history shows cathartic change provokes creative thinking, as nations, businesses and individuals grow when facing fresh challenges.Brexit provides the opportunity, inhibited for years by membership of the introspective EU, to strengthen ties to old friends, like our Commonwealth cousins, and to forge new partnerships with nations across the globe.The Government’s approach is clear - each and every Department is preparing, with diligent thoroughness for an orderly departure on WTO terms, beginning on November 1.Despite much alarmist rhetoric, a no deal Brexit, far from signalling Armageddon, will signpost the route to new choices and new chances.The UK and EU would be bound to reach numerous bilateral agreements ensuring the … [Read more...] about Hayes in the House: We must leave EU without delay
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As Robert S. Mueller III testifies before two House committees today, Democrats and Republicans are jockeying for position.TOP STORIESMueller Is in the HouseFormer special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify for the first time today about the Russia investigation in back-to-back House hearings that could bolster support for impeachment — or cripple it. Though the famously tight-lipped Mueller has vowed to confine his remarks to material included in his 448-page final report, the nationally televised hearings could prove momentous if lawmakers prod him to reveal significant new details or if his presentation changes how Americans view the investigation’s outcome and President Trump’s role. Democrats and Republicans have opposing tactics and goals for the hearings, first before the House Judiciary Committee and then before the House Intelligence Committee. Both sides may end up disappointed. Nevertheless, here are some of the key questions they are likely to ask. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Mueller Is in the House
While centrists may have spoken to Jayapal privately, those who have publicly called for impeachment proceedings are, for the most part, the House’s most progressive members, those who are most likely to have long supported impeachment. “I don’t feel the numbers [of impeachment supporters] are increasing, but the megaphone is getting bigger,” said one senior Democratic aide. “The amp is going up, but the chorus is not growing.” … [Read more...] about Calls for Trump’s impeachment grow in the House
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially launched his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing to a halt months of speculation. Although he is widely known for his tight-knit relationship with President Obama during Mr. Obama's eight years in the White House, Biden served in Congress for nearly 35 years and ran two unsuccessful campaigns for president. His long career in public life has also been shaped by two family tragedies. Here's everything you need to know about the 76-year-old lawmaker from Delaware and latest 2020 Democratic contender:Biography:Biden was born in Scranton, a city in northeastern Pennsylvania, in late 1942, when the U.S. was fighting the Axis powers in World War II. In the 1950s, his family moved to Delaware, where he attended a private Catholic academy and eventually, the University of Delaware for his bachelor's degree in political science and history. After earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968, Biden worked for … [Read more...] about Who is Joe Biden, the latest Democrat in the 2020 presidential race?
What we preserve and conserve is at the heart of the conservative contract between the living, dead and yet to be born.Environmental protection is the mission of every Christian ‘steward’ – tasked with taking care of God’s creation and the duty of every patriot – committed to ensuring the protection and continuance of the nation and all it means.It is this sense of responsibility which inspired the quantifiable action I’ve taken to safeguard the natural beauty of our homeland and local communities. Our parks and green spaces provide, for many, the only places in which people can meet others, play and explore, whilst communing with family and friends.Here, in South Holland, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the surroundings of Ayscoughfee Hall, but others are not so blessed. With this in mind, alongside the Mail on Sunday, my campaign to ensure a renewed commitment to the restoration and creation of green spaces secured the promise of 50 new parks … [Read more...] about HAYES IN THE HOUSE: Shame of the ‘eco-protesters’