The starting gun in the race to replace Theresa May as leader of Britain's Conservative Party was fired as she resigned on the morning of Friday 24 May. By the end of Monday 10 June, would-be leaders able to muster eight nominations from sitting MPs had handed in their applications. In truth, a few of the frontrunners had a head start, declaring their candidacy weeks before the prime minister stepped down amid Brexit chaos. The job comes with late nights, few holidays and a working environment that makes Game of Thrones look like The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. May's replacement will face having to arrange a British withdrawal from the European Union in some kind of orderly manner, or risk crashing out with a "no-deal" Brexit. The British parliament may have voted against "no-deal" several times, but it remains the legal default for what will happen on October 31. When the EU granted a six-month extension to Article 50 in March, European Council President Donald Tusk told British … [Read more...] about Who will be Britain’s next prime minister?
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With Theresa May's departure from Number 10 now imminent, Boris Johnson is inexplicably the bookies' favourite to be the next Prime Minister. One of the most recognisable faces of the Tory party and a leading Leave campaign figure, Boris has become a household name - and not just because of his trademark hair. The bumbling blonde Brexiteer has repeatedly shown himself unfit for high office, with a string of offensive remarks and errors of judgement. Here's a round up of his worst moments. 1. When he referred to black people as 'piccanninnies' with 'watermelon smiles' When writing about Tony Blair 's trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002, Boris Johnson said the Queen loved the Commonwealth "partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies". He said Tony Blair would be "similarly seduced by foreign politeness", and "the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles". 2. When he compared Muslim women wearing veils to 'bank … [Read more...] about 12 reasons Boris Johnson should never be Prime Minister
Foreign Secretary meets Kenyan children living with HIV and Aids BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Jeremy Hunt has met children living with HIV and Aids as he visited a slum area in western Nairobi. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/foreign-secretary-meets-kenyan-children-living-with-hiv-and-aids-38075741.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38075739.ece/ec405/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ca67fc00-9cbd-440c-bcc0-6a737f4dfc85_1 Email Jeremy Hunt has met children living with HIV and Aids as he visited a slum area in western Nairobi. The Foreign Secretary, who is in Kenya on the final day of his week-long trip to Africa, spoke to young people with the virus who had been helped by a charity he set up 15 years ago. Mr Hunt co-founded Hotcourses Foundation, which received a portion of the profits from his education company Hotcourses Limited, in 2004. It helps to fund the educational elements of Nymubani, a charity that works with children with HIV and Aids in Kenya. He has … [Read more...] about Foreign Secretary meets Kenyan children living with HIV and Aids
Europe 10 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47513366 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Germany's foreign minister has spoken out against Turkey's decision to expel three German journalists.Heiko Maas said the decision was … [Read more...] about Turkey expels three German journalists
The border crossing at Katuna has been closed since last week and Rwanda has advised its nationals to avoid travelling to Uganda. “It’s Rwanda’s sovereign right to deploy on its side of the border for whatever reasons except perhaps provocation,” said Ofwono Opondo, Uganda’s government spokesperson. “For now, we don’t have that information as all border posts are calm except Katuna where the official reason is temporary closure and diversion due to ongoing civil works.” Uganda’s Observer newspaper reported on Monday that “armed personnel” from the Rwanda Defence Force were seen in areas along the border, citing intelligence sources. The move would have marked an escalation in the tension over the border crossing. Rwanda’s army spokesperson Innocent Munyengango told RFI that he had “no comment” on the reports, suggesting that the journalists responsible for the reports provide evidence of what was … [Read more...] about No deployment of troops at Uganda-Rwanda border, say authorities