Manchester City and Liverpool continue to be thrown together in any talk of the Premier League title race. The question on many lips is if Jurgen Klopp's men have finally got what it takes to dethrone the champions after a summer of heavy spending to try to make up a 25-point deficit from last season. The Blues and Liverpool have plenty of history together, including City's rotten record at Anfield and the acrimonious transfer of Raheem Sterling. But it seems to have intensified in the last 12 months, with disagreement between fans over the better player from Andy Robertson and Benjamin Mendy just one example of the many recent storms being whipped up to try to find as many ways as possible to come out on top. Here's a look at the key events over the last year that have fed into the rivalry. Man City 5-0 Liverpool, Premier League (September 9, 2017) City and Liverpool meet at the Etihad with both teams on seven points after three games. The visitors were left to rue unusually poor … [Read more...] about How the Man City and Liverpool rivalry has erupted
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Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning. Gratuitous holiday snap of the day: The first in a new daily series, possibly. Here’s failed UKIP leader Henry Bolton posing with his young girlfriend Jo Marney (come on, you remember) in Vienna. Some of the replies are worth a look. DRIVING THE DAY SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER … But Brexit is not going away. The government’s plan to drip-feed public warnings throughout August about the impact of a no-deal Brexit means that in Westminster, the silly season will be dominated by rows about the impact of a hard break with Europe. We got a flavor of what’s in store yesterday with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab’s less-than-reassuring answer to the Commons Brexit committee about the need to stockpile food (“It would be wrong to describe it as the government doing the stockpiling”), and Health Secretary Matt … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: School’s out for the summer — Juncker vs. Trump — Pakistan at the polls
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY DALRADIAN GOLD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning. BREAKING OVERNIGHT: North Korea released a blistering statement attacking Donald Trump’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton and threatening to pull out of next month’s historic peace summit with the U.S. A lengthy statement (read it in full here) from Pyongyang’s foreign ministry accused the White House of trying to force “unilateral disarmament” upon North Korea as it did upon Iraq and Libya, and threatened to walk away from discussions unless there is a change of approach. POLITICO’s Christiano Lima has the latest. Worth your time: This article from last month by U.S. foreign policy expert Jeffrey Lewis on North Korea, Bolton and all the rest looks awfully prescient. **A message from Dalradian (AIM:DALR): We’ve found one of the world’s top undeveloped … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Dalradian Gold: Kim vs. Trump — Labour’s humbling experience — Carillion in the dock
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Tuesday morning. It’s May Day — and for once that’s not a dodgy pun about an embattled prime minister. Though you could hardly say she’s having a good week. BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Donald Trump has delayed steel and aluminum tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican imports for another month. Hours before this morning’s 5 a.m. deadline, the U.S. administration announced a further 30-day extension while talks continue. POLITICO’s trade reporter Megan Cassella has the story. The U.K. government welcomed the “positive” decision and vowed to keep pressing for a permanent exemption. DRIVING THE DAY AT THE TOP TABLE: Sajid Javid takes his place in the highest ranks of government this morning as Theresa May’s new-look Cabinet meets for the first time. All eyes will be on the new home secretary as senior ministers make their … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Steel tariffs delayed — Javid at the top table — DD vs. the Lords
BEIJING - The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. But while President Donald Trump faces continuing churn in his administration and a tough challenge in midterm congressional elections, China's Xi Jinping leads an outwardly stable authoritarian regime. Xi recently succeeded in pushing through a constitutional reform allowing him to rule for as long as he wishes while facing no serious electoral challenge. Here's a look at some of the issues that could determine the outcome of the trade spat: Friendly talk Although Mr. Trump sounded tough on the campaign trail and has challenged Beijing over trade and Taiwan, he professes admiration for his Chinese counterpart and complimented him on his ability to remove term limits on his presidential rule. "President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade," Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Xi: Whose trade stance is stronger?