Socialism, ditching the dollar, and having natural resources are the three crimes that usually provoke the US into overthrowing a foreign government. And these are the reasons it’s backing the coup in Venezuela. There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up your pant leg. A US presidential administration will never admit that it invaded another country or backed a coup attempt in order to essentially steal the natural resources (oil) of said country. This is why it was so very shocking last week when members of the Trump administration admitted they were backing a coup attempt in order to essentially steal the natural resources (oil) of another country. That country is Venezuela. I’ll get back to this in a moment. Also on … [Read more...] about Everyone has fallen for the lies about Venezuela (by Lee Camp)
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Fraser Nelson 16 February 2019 3:59 PM 16 February 2019 3:59 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The EU has agreed a standard exit clause on almost every treaty it has ever negotiated – so why not the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement? Olly Robbins made a grave error in failing to have such a clause inserted, and Theresa May made a worse one in signing up to a deal that Parliament was never going to accept. But it’s easily fixed: just add a standard exit clause, something that can be done in one sentence, and Parliament will (probably) agree the deal. So what’s the problem? It seems that other EU leaders are beginning to wonder. The Times today reports that they are willing to compromise on the Withdrawal Agreement so it conforms to basic international standards (ie, that either party can serve notice) or, alternatively, is time-limited. The acid test of all this is whether Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney-General, will agree that … [Read more...] about Is Emmanuel Macron about to call Theresa May’s bluff on the Brexit backstop?
February 06, 2019 03:19 PM DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Sulzberger, you're one year into your role as the publisher of The New York Times. How much is resting on your shoulders? Sulzberger: This is a really difficult time for media. Journalists and journalism are under attack by political forces all over the globe. Trust in media is declining, the business models are changing. Anyone who cares about journalism should be very worried about this. But I don't feel a high degree of weight falling on me personally. DER SPIEGEL: The New York Times is 167 years old, you are the fifth generation of the Ochs Sulzberger family to take over as publisher. Are you afraid of screwing up? Sulzberger: In the last couple of years, The New York Times has managed to develop a real clear sense of our vision for what The Times will become in the future. And we have a strong team to pursue it: Dean Baquet is the best executive editor in the business, the newsroom is incredibly strong, our business team too. … [Read more...] about Interview with The New York Times Publisher A. G. Sulzberger: ‘To Produce Good Journalism, There Are No Shortcuts’
President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House win. The self-proclaimed dirty trickster, arrested by the FBI in a raid before dawn Friday at his Florida home, swiftly blasted the prosecution as politically motivated. In a circus-like atmosphere outside the courthouse, as supporters cheered him on and jeering spectators shouted "Lock Him Up," Stone proclaimed his innocence and predicted his vindication. "As I have said previously, there is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the president, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself," Stone said. The seven-count indictment , the first criminal case in months in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, provides the most detail to date about how … [Read more...] about Trump ally Stone charged with lying about hacked emails
0 Have your say WHEN it comes to gender equality, we need a little less conversation and a lot more action. Every right thinking business leader is appalled at the pitifully small numbers of women who reach senior roles. Unfortunately, nobody seems to have devised a speedy approach to resolving the problem. The solution may present itself, it seems, but not in our lifetime. Or in our great grandchildren’s lifetime. In fact, The World Economic Forum predicts that it could take 217 years to close the gender pay gap. That’s not good enough. With Brexit dominating the headlines, there is a real danger that other issues will be simply kicked into the long grass.Bold measures - such as fining bosses who fail to devise plans to tackle gender inequality and taking a hard line with companies who misuse non-disclosure agreements to silence women - must be taken seriously by policymakers. In a Parliamentary debate about the gender pay gap, the Labour MP Stella … [Read more...] about Greg Wright: Why it’s time to stop asking nicely for action over gender pay