DONALD Trump has claimed he wants to buy Greenland from Russia. But why does he want it, and is it for sale? Find out here... WHY DOES DONALD TRUMP WANT TO BUY GREENLAND? Donald Trump has reportedly told aides to look into the possibility of buying Greenland. The US President wants to buy the Danish territory as it is in a crucial strategic location in case tensions with Russia rise. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump has repeatedly expressed a desire to buy the island, which lies between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. At a dinner last spring, the former property tycoon is reported to have mentioned buying Greenland. “What do you guys think about that?” he asked the room, according to a source. “Do you think it would work?” Some of Trump’s administration supported the concept while other dismissed it as “fleeting fascination”, according to the paper. The US has long seen Greenland as strategically important and established a … [Read more...] about Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland and is it for sale?
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Brexit is a catastrophe for the South West and there is only one way to stop it - voting Labour. Here in the South West, polling shows Labour - with the option of a People’s Vote to stop Brexit - neck and neck with Farage - who is campaigning to crash our economy with a hard, no deal Brexit. You do not want to wake up the morning after the night before to the headline that voters in Plymouth have gotten in to bed with Nigel Farage. Here in the South West we are already seeing and feeling the pain that a toxic cocktail of Brexit and austerity is inflicting. Local Government across the region has been slashed by 48% - that means fewer services for our children, cuts to housing and to schools and to local police forces. It has meant sharp rises in council tax and has hit us all in our pockets. A report from an alliance of children’s charities found that funding for children’s services has been slashed by 30% since 2011 in Cornwall, Plymouth, Bristol, and Bournemouth in … [Read more...] about Why you don’t want to wake up with Nigel Farage
This week the issue of Islamophobia has reared its ugly head again. On Tuesday, it emerged that Tory supporters were targeting the home secretary for his Muslim background. On Wednesday, it was announced that the government rightly sacked its housing advisor, Roger Scruton, for denying that Islamophobia existed and making antisemitic statements. Clearly, we have some work to do when it comes to convincing public figures and the right-wing masses that far-right sentiments like these are a plague on society. Since the Christchurch terrorist attack, mosques and Islamic centres in the UK have been attacked with sledgehammers, have had suspicious packages placed outside their doors, have been vandalised with copies of the Quran burnt, and a young man was stabbed and subjected to racist and anti-Muslim abuse in Surrey; an incident police are described as “inspired by the far-right”. These incidents are just a few out of many. The dramatic rise in Islamophobic … [Read more...] about Opinion: We’re told Islamophobia has no place in British society – so why does it keep rearing its ugly head?
News / UK by Press Association 08/04/2019, 3:50 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Any compromise Brexit deal between the Government and Labour is likely to feature UK involvement in some sort of customs union with the EU. But what is a customs union and why does it matter? What is a customs union? What are tariffs and why are they charged? Who is in the EU customs union? What are the advantages of being in a customs union? What are the downsides of membership? How would customs union membership affect arrangements at borders? How would leaving the customs union affect everyday life? In the longer term, it would allow the UK to forge its own free trade agreements with major economies like the US and China, which could result in lower prices in the shops, but would also challenge the viability of some domestic industries. Where do the parties stand on customs union membership? Labour states that, rather than remaining in the existing union, it … [Read more...] about What is a customs union and why does it matter?