Justin Trudeau is facing fresh criticism for expelling two former ministers from his party, dashing any hopes that a scandal which has dogged his government for nearly two months will disappear any time soon. The scandal began with allegations of political interference with a corruption investigation, but it has now grown into an all-out crisis for the Liberal party, producing numerous political casualties and casting doubt over Trudeau’s prospects in this autumn’s general election. On Tuesday evening, Liberal MPs voted to eject former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and former treasury board president Jane Philpott, citing a lack of confidence in the two women. “The trust that had previously existed between these two individuals and our team has been broken,” Trudeau told reporters on Tuesday evening. But the expulsion of Wilson-Raybould, a Kwakwaka’wakw lawyer and regional chief, and Philpott, a family doctor with extensive experience working in … [Read more...] about Trudeau fails to halt scandal as twin expulsions damage PM’s feminist image
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Edward Enninful pictured at Pride In London Gala Dinner The editor of British Vogue has hit out at 'racist' criticism aimed at Meghan Markle after she guest edited an issue of the magazine in September. Edward Enninful and the Duchess of Sussex collaborated on a special 'Forces for Change' edition featuring a grid of 15 'incredible' women on the cover with articles commissioned by Meghan inside. Meghan faced criticism for not including the Queen and supposedly being too political, 'left wing' and 'divisive' with her choices of women. Among those on the front page were climate activist Greta Thunberg; Laverne Cox, a transgender woman described as an 'LGBTQIA+ advocate, actor and producer'; Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and 'diversity advocate and lecturer' Sinéad Burke. Mr Enninful, who was made British Vogue editor in 2017, told the Guardian: 'Was the criticism racist? Some of it, yeah.' 'Actually it was more than … [Read more...] about British Vogue editor Edward Enninful says the criticism of Meghan Markle after she guest-edited an edition of the magazine was ‘racist’
I remember a woman who screamed like a feral animal. She was leather tan and sinewy. Spiked bleached blonde hair, sculpted biceps, low-slung cargo pants with Doc Martens, veins bursting from her neck, eyes bugging from her drawn face. She stood on the sidewalks of New York City with a folding table covered with poster-size images from hardcore pornography: women wearing dog collars, women on leashes, women leaned over and viewed from behind, their backs crosshatched with scars. Much of the time she displayed a blowup of the famous Hustler magazine cover showing a naked woman being fed upside down into a meat grinder. “This is what your husbands are masturbating to,” she shouted in a barking monotone. “Wake up, women! Don’t be passive! Sign the petition!” Most everyone turned away or just kept walking. This was back in 1990. I was 20. To be 20 years old in 1990 in New York City was, as far as I was concerned, to own the world. I owned practically nothing of … [Read more...] about Team older feminist: am I allowed nuanced feelings about #MeToo?
Canadian mountain bike legend Jordie Lunn died after a tragic biking accident in Mexico, his family shared. The 36-year-old had been riding along a trail in Cabo San Lucas on October 9 when he was involved in 'tragic accident,' his family shared in a release to Pink Bike. While the release did not go into specifics, it did state that Lunn sustained a 'fatal head injury. 'Jordie lost his life doing exactly what he loved,' Lunn's family continued. Scroll down for video The 36-year-old had been riding along a trail in Cabo San Lucas on October 9 when he was involved in an accident and sustained a fatal head injury 'Jordie lost his life doing exactly what he loved,' Lunn's family said in a statement RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Snitches get stitches!' Snoop declares Tekashi is 'done... 'I'm just so glad my baby was found': Relieved step-mother... Share this article Share 'Jordie had an incredible 20+ year career as a mountain … [Read more...] about Mountain bike legend dead at 36: Jordie Lunn suffers fatal head injury while ‘doing what he loved’ on trail in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hell hath no fury like a Brexiteer scorned. That’s the ostensible message of the lengthy memo sent on Monday evening by a Downing Street source to the Spectator’s impeccably connected political editor, threatening almighty vengeance if the prime minister has to extend the Brexit deadline yet again. The anonymous author – who might or might not be Dominic Cummings – suggested among other incendiary measures withdrawing cooperation on defence and security from EU countries that support any requested extension, or else forcing a general election in which the Tories would campaign simply to get the hell out. This was, the author suggested, the EU’s last chance. Reject our offer and we’ll make you rue the day. As the former cabinet minister Amber Rudd pointed out on the Today programme, this is desperate stuff; the sort of thing politicians say only when hopelessly cornered. And cornered Boris Johnson is, for all the heroic efforts to conceal the … [Read more...] about Downing Street’s tough-talking ‘memo’ is part of a dangerous game