UK Politics By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 22 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email 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 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43126719 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The uncertainties of Brexit spread far beyond the borders of the UK and continental Europe. Decisions made in London and Brussels will … [Read more...] about What will Brexit mean for Britain’s overseas territories?
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A former Texas state official who once compared proposed endangered species listings to “incoming Scud missiles” and continued to fight the Endangered Species Act after she left government, now has a role in overseeing federal wildlife policy. Susan Combs has been selected as acting secretary for fish, wildlife and parks by Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke. He made the move after his bid to make her an assistant secretary for policy, management and budget stalled in the Senate because of opposition from both Republicans and Democrats for various reasons. Read more EPA secretary Scott Pruitt 'fires security chief over siren use' The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was preoccupied with a pileup of Environmental Protection Agency nominees who required confirmation. Later, the committee's chairman, Alaska's Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski held up hearings for Combs because of a … [Read more...] about Fierce Endangered Species Act opponent picked to oversee US wildlife policy
US post offices will be forced to display photos of Donald Trump and Mike Pence if a Republican congressman succeeds in getting his bill passed. New York Representative Dan Donovan is planning to introduce a piece of legislation that will require the public institutions to exhibit photos of the president and the vice president. A draft of the legislation said it would require official portraits of whoever is in the positions to be displayed side by side in post offices across the US. Read more Kimmel on why Trump hates Amazon: "Bezos is actually a billionaire' Mike Myers returns as Dr Evil to mock Donald Trump's administration Trump to deploy troops to the Mexican border 'as soon as tonight' Is Trump right to Amazon is costing the US Post Office billions? The politician’s proposal comes after a Staten Island resident told Mr Donovan a local post office hung photos of Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, but chose not to … [Read more...] about Republican congressman introduces bill which would require all US post offices to hang photos of Trump and Pence
Chinese state media said the nation has never surrendered to external pressure and will win any trade war with the United States. In a series of editorials and columns after the world’s two largest economies targeted each other with steep tariffs, several of Beijing’s official mouthpieces said it would stand up to Donald Trump’s “bullying tactics.” The ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper said Beijing’s quick counter-move had caught the Americans off guard. “Within 24 hours of the US publishing its list, China drew its sword, and with the same strength and to the same scale, counterattacked quickly, fiercely and with determination,” the paper said in a commentary on Thursday. “The confidence to know that will win the trade war comes from the scale of [China’s] consumer market,” the paper said, noting China’s market potential is incomparable to other economies. Donald Trump's … [Read more...] about China says it will defeat US in any trade war and will stand up to Trump’s ‘bullying tactics’
Donald Trump versus Simon Calder. There was only ever likely to be one winner. Thanks to The Independent’s indefatigable travel correspondent the £20 “resort fee” that Trump’s Scottish golf course, Turnberry, had attempted to impose on its guests has been pretty swiftly removed by its managers. Simon’s hand was doubtless strengthened by the fact that such concealed-but-compulsory charges for things like wi-fi, swimming pool access, in-room coffee machines etc are actually illegal here in the UK. And long may it remain so. This is one kind of American import against which we should resist as vigorously as Trump himself seeks to repel Chinese steel and Mexican-made cars. A report commissioned by the outgoing Obama administration in 2016 notes that such sneaky fees in the American hospitality industry extorted more than $2bn (£1.4bn) out of Americans in 2015. Despite only being introduced in the late 1990s such fees have metastasised … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course hidden fees highlight how companies are screwing us over all the time