Trump hires his daughter to join step son in incestuous administration

Donald Trump has hired his daughter Ivanka to join her husband in his presidential administration. Ivanka Trump will join as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. With her husband, Jared Kushner, already a senior adviser to the President. In a statement, the White House said it was "pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter". Ivanka has already been seen attending meetings with  world leaders, including...

PMQs 29th March – “Goodbye at Dover, goodbye my friend, you have been the one for me”

It was a momentous occasion, and the house was full (for once) at PMQs, and the triggering of Article 50 statement that followed. However, it was as boring as ever, more drab than a windswept March weekday in Bridlington, and that comes from experience. Jeremy Corbyn didn’t ask any questions on Brexit during PMQs, he would leave all that it until after May’s statement, which kind of mirror’s his whole referendum campaign. Corbyn asked some fairly searching questions over education and...

Get ’em in young: 18 year-old becomes UKIP’s youngest councillor

Days after the resignation of their only MP Douglas Carswell UKIP seem to be scraping the barrel with an 18 year-old who was too young to even vote for Brexit last year. Councillor William Jones was co-opted to Cullompton Town Council at a full meeting last week. He will sit as a UKIP representative in the Devon town after choosing the party he claims best represents the interests of young people. The teen, an apprentice junior surveyor at Mid Devon District Council said...

TORY social club must pay out £35k after sexists allegedly branded female members a “witch” and a “cow”

A TORY social club must pay out £35,000 after sexists allegedly branded women members a “witch” and a “cow” – and prevented them joining the committee. Three women were awarded damages after a landmark legal challenge against the Conservative club. They say one committee man told a fellow male member that women would never serve on the committee “as long as he had a hole in his a**e”. Irene James, 67, also says she was told: “You’re as welcome at...

Trump Could Add Volatility to Europe and German ETFs

Trump tweeted that he had a great meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now here are his tweets in full, “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” Now, these tweets could add volatility to Europe, specifically German stocks. Moreover, it...

Watch – Campbell tells Farage over Brexit “Sorry, we’re gonna be a laughing stock!”

It was, almost literally, handbags at dawn, as Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell laid into each other on morning TV. Campbell, Blair’s ex-spin doctor, told Farage Britain would be a “laughing stock” when Article 50 is invoked this week, as both men featured on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. It was all a bit much for a Monday morning, but this shows the importance of Brexit, and both men come from polar opposites on the issue. Right-winger Mr Farage first annoyed...

Britain Wants to Avoid another Cold War with Russia

We live in an age of contradictions – we know that the only constant thing in life is change; yet, the more things change, the more they remain the same. The Cold War triggered some economic problems in the global economic landscape and four decades later, economists can still point to the effects of the cold war. Interestingly, we are already seeing the semblances of the geopolitical tensions that led to the first cold war in the current socio-political trends....

PMQs 22nd March – The upper classes educating the masses

Education is always a sore point with politicians; so many of them (on all sides to be fair) are privately/grammar/Oxbridge educated. Most of us mere serfs are not, and that only adds to the detachment from our elected members. During today's PMQs Corbyn laid into May for cutting funding to schoolchildren, as ever May said they were actually spending more. Hard to know for sure, but the IFS are pretty certain the Tories have delivered the largest cut in education...

More Brexit blues: Inflation at highest level since Sept 2013

The day after Theresa May announced that she would trigger Article 50, on 29th March, inflation has leapt up. Due to increasing fuel and food costs inflation is now at the highest rate since Sept 2013. Economists had expected CPI inflation of 2.1% for February, so the extra increase is cause for concern across the nation. There are fears that inflation will continue to rise as the UK prepares to cut itself off from the other EU member states. The...

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