Jeremy Hunt says Slovenia gaffe was ‘expression of friendship’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Foreign Secretary has said a gaffe where he described Slovenia as a “Soviet vassal state” was an attempt at an “expression of friendship”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/jeremy-hunt-says-slovenia-gaffe-was-expression-of-friendship-37889842.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37889840.ece/9d4cc/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_513ac7ce-e0ff-4ed6-a2d1-4ea449153765_1 Email The Foreign Secretary has said a gaffe where he described Slovenia as a “Soviet vassal state” was an attempt at an “expression of friendship”. Jeremy Hunt made the statement while visiting the country – which was part of the former Yugoslavia and not the USSR – last week. The SNP’s Stephen Gethins described his comments in the House of Commons as an example of how the UK was losing friends in the EU just at the point it … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt says Slovenia gaffe was ‘expression of friendship’
Press play to listen to this article By TOM MCTAGUE PRESENTED BY LLOYDS BANKING GROUP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Tuesday morning. This is POLITICO’s chief U.K. correspondent Tom McTague, filling in for Jack. It’s one of those rare days: Brexit has been blown off the front pages. DRIVING THE DAY BRACED FOR MORE: The Brexit clock is still ticking, of course, but this morning’s papers are dominated by the most significant split in British politics in 40 years, with the Mail, Mirror, Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Independent all splashing on Labour deputy leader Tom Watson’s warning that more MPs could follow Monday’s “gang of seven” unless Jeremy Corbyn changes his ways. In a video posted online Watson said those MPs who had left the party had come to a “premature conclusion” and admitted his own concerns about Labour’s direction … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Lloyds Banking Group: ‘Gang of Seven’ fallout — All quiet on the Brexit front? — Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit test
18 February 2019 • 8:09pm Analysis: Who are the seven Labour MPs who have resigned? Luciana Berger attacks 'culture of bullying, bigotry and intimidation' Backlash: Splitters called 'traitors' and told to trigger by-elections Tory minister and 4 Conservative backbenchers poised to join splinter Jess Phillips: Labour is cracking, but I can't bring myself to quit Sign up: Brexit Whatsapp updates and all-new Brexit Bulletin Jeremy Corbyn has been warned that he is facing a wave of new resignations after seven MPs quit the party over bullying, anti-Semitism and Brexit in the worst Labour split for nearly 40 years. Tom Watson, Labour's deputy leader, warned Labour could face more "days like this" as he directly challenged Mr Corbyn's authority as he said at times he "no longer recognises" his own party following a takeover by the hard-left. He urged the Labour leader to reshuffle his front-bench team to help bring the party back … [Read more...] about Labour Party split: Jeremy Corbyn warned he now faces a wave of new resignations with party in disarray
0 Have your say I HAVE always had a lot of time for Yvette Cooper – and if Labour was ever brave enough to choose a woman leader she could be an inspired choice. Note to feminists – those misogynist dinosaurs in the Conservative party first elected a woman leader almost 45 years ago and they have elected another one since. In contrast the trendy progressives in the Labour and Lib Dem parties have never managed to find a woman that they judged good enough.True, Cooper suffers from the common modern malady of aggressive virtue signalling, like the time she publicly offered to open up her home to refugees, only to face ridicule when she quietly reneged on the promise.Yvette Cooper: My Article 50 Bill doesn’t stop Brexit – it buys time to prevent a no-deal disasterBut she is ferociously bright, capable, generally sensible and very media savvy. Put her in front of a TV camera, or a baying House of Commons, and she lights up like a 200-watt … [Read more...] about Bill Carmichael: What if Yvette Cooper led Labour instead of a clueless Jeremy Corbyn?
NAOMI Watts is getting ready to star in the prequel to the smash hit series Game of Thrones. But how did she start out? And how much is she worth? Here's what we know... Who is Naomi Watts? What is her background? Naomi, 50, was born September 28, 1968 and is an English actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the Australian television series' Hey Dad..! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991), Home and Away (1991), and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting (1991) After years as a struggling actress, Naomi came to attention in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001). After this she was cast in King Kong in 2005 and the rest is history. Who will Naomi play in Game of Thrones' prequel? In October 2018 it was revealed that Naomi would head up the cast of the Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night. She will play "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark … [Read more...] about How old is Naomi Watts, who will she play in Game of Thrones’ prequel and what’s her net worth?