Labour antisemitism whistleblower: ‘In 30 years Ill be very proud of myself’

Louise Withers Green says she is scared about abuse but hopeful for partys redemption It was in February, while on holiday with her former Labour colleagues in Berlin, that Louise Withers Green decided she had to speak out about her role in investigating antisemitism in the party. The former disputes officer visited the German capital with a number of ex-staffers, all of whom had quit working for the party. Being in the city that had been at the heart of …

Federal judge says DOJ can’t swap out its legal team in census case

(CNN)A federal judge in New York said on Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot swap out its legal team in the census citizenship question case. Furman also may review requests from the plaintiffs to issue sanctions in the case because administration witnesses allegedly weren’t truthful, and to stop the administration from making any changes to the census. Requests for changes of lawyers in civil cases are almost always allowed, making Furman’s ruling Tuesday even more surprising in a case that …

Tweeting Trump causes surreal uproar with census reversal

(CNN)With one magisterial tweet renewing his fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census, President Donald Trump unleashed fresh legal and governmental chaos. “I don’t know how many federal judges have Twitter accounts, but I happen to be one of them and I follow the President,” said Judge George Hazel on a conference call with case lawyers. “And so I saw a tweet that directly contradicted the position (the government) shared with me yesterday.” The unfortunate Justice Department …

Theresa May to warn successors that no-deal Brexit threatens UK’s future

PM to deliver speech in Scotland on eve of Conservative leadership hustings Theresa May is to warn her potential successors that a no-deal Brexit threatens the UKs future, in her final speech in Scotland as prime minister. May will also unveil plans for a review into the role of Whitehall departments in the devolved nations, in a move expected to lead to increased direct spending by the UK government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. She will travel to Scotland …

‘Barack picked him for a reason’: South Carolina voters stand by Joe Biden after comments about segregationist senators

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)Joe Biden spent the past week simmering in controversy after he used his ability to work with segregationist senators he disagreed with as an example of a more civil time in the US Senate. In spite of the roiling controversy in the national news, interviews with several dozen voters at the Fish Fry demonstrated that Biden, at least for now, is still the run-away favorite here. Despite the sharp criticism from his rivals vying for the White …