Five things we learned from David Cameron’s memoir

Extracts from former PMs book reveal thoughts on Johnson, Gove and referendum regret Extracts from the former prime minister David Camerons memoir For the Record have been published in the Times and Sunday Times. Here are five things we learned from Original Article : HERE ;

Boris Johnson Adopts Cute PuppyDog in Crucial Brexit Week

Boris Johnson welcomed his newly adopted Jack Russell puppy to his London home as the U.K. prime minister called an emergency meeting of his Cabinet, prompting fresh speculation there will be a general election. Just weeks ago the 15-week-old dog, named Dilyn according to a post on Twitter by Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds, faced death after being abandoned by a south Wales puppy farmer as his misaligned jaw meant he would be difficult to sell. He was saved by a …

Salvini urges far-right supporters to march on Rome after bid to force election backfires

Interior minister calls for day of mobilisation in protest at moves to sideline League Matteo Salvini has called on his supporters to descend on Rome as Italy moves towards ousting his far-right League from power after his attempt to collapse the Italian government and force snap elections. Salvini earmarked 19 October for a peaceful day of Italian pride against a potential government made up of his former ally, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), and the centre-left Democratic party (PD). …

Italian president gives Conte mandate to form new government

PM to lead coalition of ruling Five Star Movement and opposition Democratic party The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has said now is the time to resigned last week, ending a turbulent alliance between M5S and the League. Conte, a law professor, has a few days to ensure M5S and the PD set aside their myriad differences to create a strong and lasting government. The two parties still need to draft a programme and pick a cabinet. One of the …

Salvini sidelined as M5S and Democrats agree Italy coalition

Parties to try to form government in move that would avert snap elections Italys anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic party (PD) have agreed to try to form a new government in a move that could avert snap elections and push the far-right League into opposition. Italy plunged into chaos this month after Mattarella said last week that unless the parties could come up with a convincing pact, he would call snap elections. An embittered Salvini made …

Brexit: EU would block trade deal if Britain reneged on bill

UK must honour its debts before starting to negotiate trade deal, say Brussels sources The European Union would refuse to negotiate a trade deal with the UK if the government reneged on the Brexit bill, EU sources have said. At the G7 summit in Biarritz, Boris Johnson said it was a simple statement of reality that in the event of no-deal Brexit the UK would withhold much of the 39bn financial settlement agreed by Theresa May. Brussels sources have warned …

G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump’s theatre looms next year

Leaders put on a show of common endeavor with awareness that meeting could be a lot worse next year when Trump will be circus master If next years a branding event at a Trump golf resort in Florida, with Vladimir Putin as de-facto co-chair, the old guard among Americas allies will look back on this years meeting in Biarritz with some nostalgia. Not much was achieved, truth be told, but that is nothing new. To avoid the embarrassment of the …

No deal will mean so many compromises for Britain: Trump will make sure of that

Concessions on food standards, data protection, taxes on tech giants EU membership was never like this Britains abject weakness as a trading nation is on full display in Biarritz at to eliminate the Northern Irish backstop depend on a continued alignment with the EU on trade to get around the problem of goods being checked at the border. Philip Hammond last year announced a less onerous 2% tax on search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces with global turnovers …

Luxembourg to be first European country to legalise cannabis

Health minister confirms plans and calls on neighbouring countries to relax their laws Luxembourg has called on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws as its health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption. This drug policy we had over the last 50 years did not work, Etienne Schneider told Politico. Forbidding everything made it just more interesting to young people Im hoping all of us will get a more open-minded …

‘World’s tallest work of public art’ to land on Belgian motorway

A 250-tonne steel arc twice as high as the statue of Jesus in Rio will stand over busy E411 A Belgian motorway has been confirmed as the site of what is being billed as the worlds tallest public artwork, which at 60 metres will be twice as high as the statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro and taller than the Statue of Liberty. Arc Majeur, an imposing 250-tonne steel structure, will stand over the busy E411 between the city …