PRESIDENT Donald Trump is visiting the UK in the Summer, with the White House officially confirming the visit will take place in mid-July. Trump was expected to pay a controversial visit to the UK in February but cancelled at the last minute in a bizarre spat over the new US embassy. Here's what you need to know... When will Donald Trump visit the UK? Following days of speculation, it was confirmed on April 26 that Donald Trump is coming to the UK in July. The trip will take place on Friday the 13th - after Mr Trump stops off in Brussels for a summit of Nato leaders. A spokesman for Theresa May said: "The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July. "He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course." The US ambassador to Britain, a friend of Mr Trump, said: “It’s all systems go - President Trump is coming to the UK in July. “I know the President, and he’s really looking … [Read more...] about When is Donald Trump’s UK visit, what has the US President said about coming to Britain and will it be a state visit?
Polls about immigration
Economic Boom As German party leaders wrangle over forming a new government, the country's economy roars ahead from record to record. Only a lack of labor poses a problem. Published on November 28, 2017 6:03 pm Only Germany, it seems, could be worried about all-time high exports and employment, and about companies being so optimistic about their business prospects. Most other Europeans would love to have those concerns. Germany is in its fifth consecutive boom year with annual growth rates of around 2 percent. Business sentiment hit a record high of 117.5 points in November from 116.8 in October, according to the Ifo Business Climate Index, Germany’s most prominent economic indicator. Export expectations also scored a new record high in engineering and metal-goods production, with 40 percent of mechanical engineering companies expecting their exports to increase in the months ahead, according to Ifo. During that time, employment figures have also gone only in one … [Read more...] about Who’s talking about an economic crisis?
The majority of people in Britain believe that immigration is hurting the UK, a major study on the subject has found. One in six feels that immigration has brought benefit to the country, while 60% feel it has caused more disadvantages than advantages to Britain, with just 17% believing the opposite. The findings, published in the Sunday Times, come from a poll of more than 20,000 people by the former Conservative party deputy chairman, Lord Ashcroft. His research revealed a complex public response to immigration, with many deeply concerned about the perceived problems it causes but also intolerant of racism and appreciative of the benefits immigrants can bring. A major concern was the economy, with 77% believing a dramatic reduction in immigration would reduce pressure on public services and welfare, making it easier for British people to find jobs. Just 23% felt it would harm the economy. A further 62% said their biggest concern about immigration was foreign nationals claiming … [Read more...] about 60% say immigration is hurting UK
Francesca Pascale (left), girlfriend of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, arrives at the polling booth on Sunday morning. Photo: Tiziana Fabi / AFP Italy went to the polls Sunday in one of the country's most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains as voter turnout heads towards a new low. Polls opened at 0600 GMT and will close at 2200 GMT, and early figures from the Interior Ministry put nationwide turnout at 19.4 percent, above the 14.9 percent from the same point in 2013, when however the country voted over two days. The numbers are in line with those from the same point of the constitutional reform referendum in December 2016, when overall 65.5 percent of the nation voted. That would put turnout at the lowest levels for a general election since the Second World War. Confusion and delays blighted voting at some polling stations, with new anti-electoral fraud procedures being blamed for … [Read more...] about Italy votes in unpredictable poll led by populists
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi poses with Forza Italia supporters. Photo: Livio Anticoli / Forza Italia / AFP Italians began voting Sunday in one of the country's most uncertain elections ever, as far-right and populist parties eye big gains and Silvio Berlusconi is poised to play a leading role. Clashes between far-right and anti-fascist activists have marred a gloomy campaign dominated by fears about immigration and economic malaise. "It's been a very negative campaign," said Domenico Coricelli, a 28-year-old in Florence. Many Italians are cynical about election promises made by the country's many squabbling parties and confused about what the outcome might be. "We hope something will change because until now things have been very bad," said Enzo Gallo, an elderly shopper at a street market in Milan. "The middle class no longer exists, the poor are becoming poorer, the rich are becoming richer and there is no … [Read more...] about Polls open in unpredictable Italy election