UK Politics Nicholas Watt Newsnight political editor @nicholaswatt on Twitter 24 September 2018 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/uk-politics-45625716 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit A butterfly flaps its wings with … [Read more...] about Labour Remainers: Fair wind or storm in a teacup?
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Cottonwood Park, the largest public gathering place in Hildale, Utah, nestles in the midst of a surreally gorgeous landscape. Rugged cliffs and stunning canyons dramatically rear and stretch in the distance, framed against a crystal blue sky. Newcomers to the area never fail to remark on the vista, to which the people who see it every day simply nod with pride. There’s something about the land here, the locals say; something that calls them back when they leave. The park is crowded this afternoon. The smell of fresh turf fills the air, which is whipped into a chilling wind by early spring, despite the sun. Residents of Hildale and its sister town across the state line, Colorado City (the two towns are collectively known as Short Creek) have worked all day to replace the barren, dusty ground with a thick layer of grass and soil, but only about a quarter of the park has been completed. There’s still plenty of work to be done. Leona Bateman, a trim, feisty-looking woman in … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightPaedophile cult leader Warren Jeffs tore this town apart. Now his victims are putting it back together
The leader of the opposition in Russia, Alexei Navalny, was detained on Saturday outside his home in Moscow ahead of planned nationwide anti-government protest rallies. His spokeswoman said he was later taken to a hospital with a suspected broken finger. Navalny was detained on Saturday afternoon and taken to a nearby police station due to an unsanctioned rally in January, Kira Yarmysh said. Moscow police were not immediately available for comment on the detention or on Navalny’s reported injury. Navalny, the most formidable political foe of Russian president Vladimir Putin, has called for nationwide rallies in early September to protest against the Russian government’s plans to raise the retirement ages for both men and women. The issue has outraged and united a wide range of Russians from different political backgrounds. Navalny, who rose to prominence thanks to his investigations into official corruption, published a report on Friday alleging that at least $29m … [Read more...] about Russian opposition leader injured following detention
The SsangYong Musso is, on paper, the best double-cab pickup truck you can buy. With an RRP of under £20,000 for the entry-level model, a seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty, more equipment as standard than anything else in the sector and a competent four-wheel-drive system, it’s an extremely compelling working vehicle. It’s also an unsurpassed load-lugger; in automatic form it can tow a 3,500kg trailer and carry 1,085kg in its bed simultaneously, adding up to a gross train weight of 6,750kg – the best in the business. But pickup trucks are about compromise. There’s a balance to be struck between 'lorry' and 'car', which inevitably leads to certain sacrifices and concessions being made. And that’s especially true in the case of SsangYong, which has confidently occupied the bottom end of the pickup truck price range since it introduced the Korando Sports – the Musso’s ancestor – to the UK in 2012. This model has to be cheap, … [Read more...] about SsangYong Musso review – a class leader, in its own special way
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama lost huge numbers of Twitter followers today as the social media company began its promised purge of millions of locked and inactive accounts. Company representatives have said accounts of all sizes will be affected as Twitter purges users it’s “frozen” for exhibiting abusive behavior or signs of being a bot. Obama, who boasts the most Twitter followers of any former or current head of state, lost around 2.3 million followers from his @BarackObama handle — from 103.6 million yesterday to 101.3 million this afternoon. For notoriously prolific tweeter Trump, the losses were noticeable but less severe. As of this posting, his personal @realDonaldTrump account had lost roughly 320,000 followers, from 53.4 million to 53.1 million. The official presidential account, @POTUS, saw a lesser drop of about 60,000 followers. Congressional leaders, whose follower … [Read more...] about Obama, Trump among big losers in Twitter follower purge