What a refreshing change Rory Stewart makes to the Tory leadership race! It's so nice to have a Tory whose voting record and policies are deeply unpleasant and easily-argued with, rather than the toddlerish twatstorm of lunatic no-hopers with no ideas and no table manners that we've suffered for the past 3 years. It would be reason to hope that there are still some intelligent grown-ups in Westminster, if only this particular one were not rapidly approaching the Partridge-Blair nexus that will tip him into messianic madness. Rory has begun making semi-mystic declarations, such as that he has personally planted a forest no-one can see, and speaking in convoluted fashion about "this great prophet who's going to lead you to the uplands but this prophet is not a real prophet, it is a prophet of negativity, it is a prophet of the no". Pass the pipe, Rory, you've had enough. More worryingly, he says he reads The Gruffalo every night but appears not to have understood it. What hope for the … [Read more...] about It doesn’t matter who wins the Tory leadership race
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0 Have your say A community hub to support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Peterborough is calling for the public’s support to win nearly £44,000 of funding. PARCA (Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association) offers English classes, interpreting, job search, training and friendly advice to newcomers who might be very lonely, while making sure they can access basic things like healthcare and education and make new friends.PARCA is applying for £43,785 of National Lottery funding to implement a project called ‘Holding Hands Together’. This will help isolated and disadvantaged individuals across Peterborough connect with each other through friendship clubs, skills sharing sessions, employability workshops and local community events.To vote, visit: https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/holding-hands-together. Yaxley couple call for end of dog fights - as more than 100 fights are recorded in … [Read more...] about Peterborough asylum and refugee hub needs your votes to win £44k to support isolated people
James DeGale insists he won't lower himself to Chris Eubank Jr's level by pretending to be a world champion. The lightly-regarded IBO super-middleweight title will be up for grabs when the British rivals clash on Saturday week. Eubank held the minor belt for 12 months, until he lost to George Groves last year. But DeGale , who had two spells as a recognised world champion, will not acknowledge a third reign if his arm is raised. He said: "The IBO title might be on the line but, no disrespect, it is not what I am in this fight for. "For me it is not recognised as one of the four major world titles. "Chris was very deluded when it came to carrying that belt around and calling himself a world champion. "I once saw him walking around a central London nightclub with it wrapped round himself, parading it around like he was the super-middleweight champion of the world; he is mad." Eubank Jr has twice failed at the top level — first against Billy Joe Saunders, then against Groves. … [Read more...] about Why DeGale won’t call himself world champ again if he wins Eubank Jr title fight
Will the European Parliament elections this May result in a political revolution? Populist and nationalist parties certainly hope so. They are promising not just to overturn the Brussels establishment, but also to end the free movement of people, lift sanctions against Russia, abandon NATO, eschew future trade deals, reverse policies to combat climate change, and abolish gay marriage. Many of these ideas have long been included in Euroskeptic fringe parties’ election programs. But a major survey of the EU’s 27 national political theatres, led by Susi Dennison and Pawel Zerka of the European Council on Foreign Relations, that will be published next week, shows that voters could be more responsive to such proposals this year than in the past. In the past, European elections have been predominantly national, low-turnout, and low-stakes affairs. But those days are over. The campaign season has already become a transnational, pan-European event. While the American populist … [Read more...] about How Europe’s populists can win by losing
VENEZUELA is in the grip of a political catastrophe - with an interim president stepping in to replace President Nicolas Maduro. Here is what you need to know about the Venezuelan president who still supports him. Who is Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro? Nicolas Maduro took power as president in 2013. He was born on November 23, 1962. He is married to Cilia Flores, a lawyer and politician who replaced Maduro as President of the National Assembly in August 2006, when he resigned to become Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Hugo Chavez. He has one son from a previous marriage and three step-children from his wife's first marriage. The 55-year-old is a former bus driver and trade union leader. Is Maduro still president of Venezuela? Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president and has called for an official election, however Maduro is still technically the president. The interim president has claimed Maduro won't go out without a fight and prolonged protests are … [Read more...] about Is Maduro still Venezuela’s president, what were the election results and who supports him?