Alban Maginness: How is it with Brexit dealings that the DUP has learned nothing and forgotten nothing as well? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The high profile visit of the European president Jean-Claude Juncker to Dublin last week was a deliberate and timely demonstration of the solidarity of the European Union with the government and people of the Irish Republic. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/alban-maginness-how-is-it-with-brexit-dealings-that-the-dup-has-learned-nothing-and-forgotten-nothing-as-well-37052145.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article37052144.ece/2946b/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-27_opi_42050937_I1.JPG Email The high profile visit of the European president Jean-Claude Juncker to Dublin last week was a deliberate and timely demonstration of the solidarity of the European Union with the government and people of the Irish Republic. Not only did he meet with the Taoiseach and senior ministers, but he also addressed Dail … [Read more...] about Alban Maginness: How is it with Brexit dealings that the DUP has learned nothing and forgotten nothing as well?
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Businesses on Teesside are “exasperated” with the Government’s handling of Brexit as they lose skilled staff and investment, the region’s leading business organisation says. The North East England Chamber of Commerce has written to Prime Minister Theresa May saying that the Government’s progress with Brexit negotiations has been “poor”. Chamber CEO James Ramsbotham has written a stinging letter to the Prime Minister to highlight the concerns businesses on Teesside and the wider North East have raised over Brexit. It comes after a number of reports highlighted the region as the most likely to lose out from leaving the EU, with its crucial automotive industry seen as being particularly at risk if tariffs are put on UK exports and imports. Mr Ramsbotham said: “Whilst we have accepted the referendum result, our members are exasperated at the lack of tangible progress towards a positive deal which is clearly hindering business planning. … [Read more...] about Teesside businesses ‘exasperated’ by Brexit talks, Government is told
LABOUR bosses have been blasted for hiring a leftie lawyer who is friends with members accused of anti-Semitism to advise them. Gordon Nardell QC was last week announced as the party’s new in-house legal counsel to help deal with the backlog of anti-Semitism cases - and will oversee the party’s disciplinary processes. But critics claim his links to grassroots members accused of anti-Semitic comments undermines his independence, and it could be a conflict of interest if he rules on their cases. It has been revealed that the former councillor and wannabe-MP has a long history of links to the hard left and is friends on Facebook with suspended members. Labour figures have demanded that the new General Secretary, Jennie Fornby, think again about her decision to hire him in the role. Jewish groups have demanded more progress on dealing with pockets of anti-Semitism in the party, and were left fuming after Jeremy Corbyn refused all of their demands. Labour has set an August … [Read more...] about Leftie lawyer hired by Labour to oversee anti-Semitism cases is ‘friends with anti-Jewish activists’
A memorial march for Savita Halappanavar. Photo by William Murphy. The availability of free, safe, legal abortion and affordable, reliable contraception is a fundamental right. Being able to decide if and when to have a child (or more children) improves women’s educational outcomes, our career prospects, our health, the health of our relationships, the well-being of our children, our lifetime earnings, and our sex lives. Women benefit tremendously from reproductive freedom, and so does society as a whole. Unless of course you live in Northern Ireland – which, since the resounding referendum result on 26th May, is the only part of this collection of islands where women are still denied access to basic, life-saving healthcare. Although abortion is legal in Northern Ireland in very restricted circumstances, the pathway into the NHS is severely limited by the ongoing failure of Department of Health to publish final Termination of Pregnancy Guidance. This leaves health … [Read more...] about The UK government is denying Northern Irish women their fundamental rights
The spread between Italian and German 10-year-bond yields climbs as markets assess the danger of the incoming Italian government. The widening spread between German and Italian bonds is spilling over the political sphere, with a brewing confrontation between Berlin and Rome resembling the 2015 emergence of the Syriza government in Athens. In an interview with Handelsblatt on Tuesday, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis warned that Rome “should stay on course and move forward with a responsible budget policy.” In doing so, the Commissioner echoes the warning of the leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) Manfred Weber, who warned on Monday that the emerging coalition government in Rome is “playing with fire.” Speaking to the German media, Weber warned that Italy could trigger a new Eurozone crisis given the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio. Underscoring Weber’s warning was a statement by Fitch Ratings on Monday, which made … [Read more...] about Markets mount pressure on Italy while Weber warns Rome is “playing with fire”