Published 27 April 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims by close ally Len McCluskey that "Corbyn-hater" Labour MPs were using an anti-Semitism row to "smear" him. Mr McCluskey said he backed action to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. But the Unite union leader warned MPs trying to "re-toxify" Labour by attacking Mr Corbyn they "can expect to be held to account". Mr Corbyn has repeatedly vowed to stamp out anti-Semitism in Labour. Asked if he agreed with Mr McCluskey that there was a smear campaign against him, Mr Corbyn said: "No, because we have to deal with the issue of anti-Semitism. "Anti-Semitism is a poison in our society, I am determined to drive it out of our society, including wherever is raises its head in my own party and that's exactly what we are doing." Appearing on the BBC's Question Time, shadow … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn rejects Len McCluskey claims of anti-Semitic ‘smears’
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“Can you believe these are my customers?” Donald Trump once asked while surveying the crowd in the Taj Mahal casino’s poker room. “Look at those losers,” he said to his consultant Tom O’Neil, of people spending money on the floor of the Trump Plaza casino. Visiting the Iowa State Fair as a presidential candidate in 2015, he was astounded that locals fell in line to support him because of a few free rides in his branded helicopter. In the White House, he was sometimes stunned at his own backers’ fervor, telling aides, “They’re fucking crazy.” Yet they loved him and wanted to own a piece of him, and that was what mattered most. Almost immediately after his defeat in 2020, Trump began fundraising off his claims of fraud, turning to his ardent fans for support. Plenty of people donated small amounts of money to continue a fight he swore was valid and building toward action. It was difficult to discern, though, whether Trump actually believed what he was saying about the election. I … [Read more...] about Three Conversations With Donald Trump
EXPLAINER: Being unable to focus can feel like a normal symptom of modern life. But ADHD is more than being distracted. It was in a busy hospital office that newly qualified speech pathologist Charlotte Moore wondered if she had made a big mistake. Sitting at her computer, typing her notes, the 28-year-old’s brain could not remain focused on the screen in front of her. She cared about the work – being a “speechie” was her dream job – but her mind simply could not stay in one spot. It jumped around the room, turning its attention to the conversations between the nurses behind her, tracking the rhythm of medical machines in the background, noting the movements of every person coming in and out the door. Meanwhile, Tania Gricia, 53, had returned to study when she started to experience an overwhelming brain fog. At first, she put it down to perimenopause, only it felt different – and targeted to when she was doing her coursework. READ MORE: Women with ADHD underdiagnosed, … [Read more...] about What’s ADHD and why are more adults being diagnosed with it?
It was the best job Jack Doherty ever had; the one he spent so many years doing in south Wairarapa. The men he worked with were good blokes: hard players and hard workers who thoroughly enjoyed getting up every morning to do the job. They laughed a lot. It was great fun, demolishing and renovating old houses then heading off for a beer afterwards, and Jack says it was a time and bunch of friends he’ll never forget. “You'd die to have a job like that, and we literally did.” READ MORE: Four years fighting to fulfil promise opens ACC to other asbestos victims Court of Appeal rules 'hug-of-death' cancer should be seen as a personal injury Dad's battle with asbestos and cancer - told by his family a year after his death Chris McKeen/Stuff Angela Calver's sister-in-law, Deanna Trevarthen, died in 2016 from an aggressive form of cancer. Calver vowed she'd continue Trevarthen's court battle against ACC to get health cover for the condition. In the … [Read more...] about The hidden killer in NZ homes: ‘You’d die to have a job like that, and we did’
By Norman Smith Published 24 October 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Momentum, the grassroots organisation set up in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn's election victory, has caused panic in the ranks of the Parliamentary Labour Party. Many Labour MPs view it as a party within a party; a front for the far-left; a vehicle for ousting those opposed to the Corbyn revolution. So who are Momentum and what do they want? I went to meet a group of Momentum supporters in Brixton. They don't easily fit the hard-left stereotype. There was not a Trotskyite beard to be seen. No one tried to sell me a newspaper. What Steve, Samira, Nadine and Roland have in common is an enthusiasm fired by Jeremy Corbyn's leadership campaign. They are Corbyn's foot soldiers. Steve - a self confessed "middle aged, BBC Radio 4 addict"- says he joined the Labour Party … [Read more...] about What is Momentum, and why is it worrying Labour MPs?
By Gordon Corera Published 9 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing It is the perhaps the most unusual - and exclusive - museum in the world, filled with artefacts that have shaped history. But its doors are firmly shut to the public. It is the only place a visitor can see the gun found with Osama bin Laden when he was killed, next to Saddam Hussein's leather jacket. Welcome to the CIA's secret in-house museum. Located inside the US intelligence agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the collection has just been renovated to mark the agency's 75th anniversary. A small group of journalists, including the BBC, were given exclusive access, although with a security escort constantly at our side. Among the 600 artefacts on display are kind of cold war spy gadgets you might expect - a 'dead drop rat' in which messages could be hidden, a covert camera inside a … [Read more...] about CIA museum: Inside the world’s most top secret museum