From shouting on the sidelines, Jeremy Corbyn finds himself suddenly catapulted into a position that should be the envy of any opposition leader. Theresa May’s pledge to seek a Brexit compromise plan with Labour’s boss has created “a Corbyn-May coalition government”, according to Tory arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. That may be an exaggeration, despite the fury of Conservative Eurosceptics – but for a few days at least the Labour leader has been given real clout in the decision-making process. It could help steer the UK towards a “softer” Brexit. Traditionally a Eurosceptic himself, Corbyn has been criticised for at best lukewarm support for Remain in the 2016 referendum campaign. And Labour has pledged to respect the result." But now the timetable is incredibly tight, and the risks for Corbyn and his team are high. Labour is under conflicting pressure from backers of both “leave” and “remain” among its ranks. Failure … [Read more...] about What is UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policy on Brexit?
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Opinion Head of Physical Performance at Walk To Run, Charles Allen. Picture: Supplied Archant Tapering for a marathon? We all hear so many different ideas. Just looking around I can see anything from four weeks to seven days? So why such a big variation in opinion?What I want to do is to help people to stop looking for a generic solution, one in your favourite magazine or runners blog, and start to think and assess what is right for you.Firstly, I would be very honest about your daily life patterns. If you are someone who does not have a very relaxed life and finds it hard to get time off your feet, then you are more likely to need longer to taper properly for a marathon. It is not always about your training but sometimes it can be just as much about your lifestyle. If you can spend evenings laying around at home, with very little commitment then you will be able to secure quality rest over the single parent who is juggling all the variables that other responsibilities … [Read more...] about Charles Allen: What is the best way to taper for a marathon?
Eight Labour MPs and three Tory MPs have defected from their political parties to join the new Independent Group. Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Ann Coffey, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker and Mike Gapes all announced their departure from the Labour Party on Monday, with Joan Ryan announcing her departure the following day. Former Tory MPs Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen have also defected to join the Independent Group, writing in a joint resignation letter that Brexit has “re-defined the Conservative Party – undoing all efforts to modernise it”. A ninth Labour MP, Ian Austin, has also quit the party but said he had no plans to join the new group. Here’s everything you need to know: What is the Independent Group? The Independent Group is not a recognised political party, and has no leader. In a statement of independence, the group said: “Our aim is to pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology, taking a long-term … [Read more...] about What is the Independent Group? Which MPs have quit so far to join?
BOTH Houses of the US Congress, the Cabinet and a host of other VIPs will all be in one room as the President gives his State of the Union address. Here's the lowdown on the annual speech - and what happens if the people running the country are all wiped out by a catastrophe. What is the State of the Union address? Traditionally, the US President gives an annual speech to Congress called the State of the Union address. It is a chance to cover the administration's accomplishments over the past year and its plans for the coming year on domestic and international issues. The speech is broadcast live to millions on television and radio, so presidents usually take the opportunity to appeal directly to voters. It has become one of the most important events in the US political calendar and can set the political tone for the months ahead. Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, gave his first such address on January 30 after a turbulent 12 months in office. In February … [Read more...] about What is the State Of The Union Address, when did the President’s annual speech first take place and what is the designated survivor?
England By Rob England BBC News 1 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46976241 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel As temperatures have fallen below zero, an estimated 4,677 people a night are sleeping rough on the streets of … [Read more...] about What is being done to help rough sleepers?