Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Politics

How much has Brexit cost? The staggering amount for UK taxpayers

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Brexit has caused political turmoil in recent weeks. The shock announcement of Boris Johnson’s Internal Market Bill, which would effectively scrap the Withdrawal Agreement and jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement, has thrown […]

Brexit POLL: Is EU negotiating in good faith or should Boris rip up Withdrawal Agreement?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Boris Johnson has faced a backlash by proceeding with controversial plans that would override the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement signed with the European Union last year, possibly breaking international law in the process. […]

Police investigating New Naratif for allegedly publishing illegal paid election ads on Facebook

SINGAPORE – The Assistant Returning Officer has filed a police report against socio-political website New Naratif for allegedly publishing paid advertisements that amounted to the illegal conduct of election activity, the Elections Department (ELD) has said. The police confirmed that the report was made and added that they are investigating the matter. In a statement […]

Coronavirus: Tighter rules for care homes over winter second spike fears

Staff will be told to stop “all but essential” movement between care homes to protect residents during a feared second spike of coronavirus. Tighter new restrictions for the sector are planned ahead of winter, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise again and people complain they cannot get tested. In areas subject to local lockdowns, it […]

Ex-Pence adviser says Trump bungled virus; she’s for Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence who served on the White House coronavirus task force says President Donald Trump once suggested that COVID-19 might be a good thing because it would stop him from having to shake hands with “disgusting people.” Olivia Troye is the latest former member of the […]

Military Names New Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial

The selection of Col. Stephen Keane eliminates one crucial roadblock to restarting pretrial hearings in the long-running case of the five men accused of helping plot the attack. By Carol Rosenberg This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — A colonel in the Marine Corps was named Thursday […]

New duo of Trump ads target Biden on taxes.

Amid the most unusual presidential election in decades, the Trump campaign is turning to a very familiar Republican line of attack in two new ads: that Joseph R. Biden Jr. will raise your taxes. The Message The ad is built around the message that President Trump had planned to run on before the virus struck: […]

America's cities are facing an immigration deficit

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios America's cities are facing a historic shortage of two vital resources: money and immigrants. Why it matters: Cities drive American economic growth, and immigrants drive cities. The coronavirus pandemic has effectively stanched the main source of talent that municipal economies have long relied upon. The big picture: As Axios' Stef Kight reports, […]