ITALY'S new Prime Minister branded Europe's immigration policy a "failure" and vowed to redistribute migrants evenly throughout the bloc in a fiery inaugural speech. Giuseppe Conte, who was sworn in as head of Europe's first "populist" government on Friday, also signalled his desire to cosy up to Russia, calling for sanctions against the nation to be dropped. The former lawyer was nominated by the leaders of the anti-immigration Lega Nord and anti-establishment Five Star Movement parties, who agreed to form a coalition last week. Conte, 53, said "if populism means the ruling class listens to the needs of the people" and "anti-system means removing old privileges and encrusted power", then his party qualifies as both. In an attack on Europe's handling of the migrant crisis, Conte said other nations must take more refugees and help to send back those who were refused asylum. "We will end the immigration business which has grown out of all proportion under the cloak of fake solidarity," … [Read more...] about Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte vows to redistribute migrants around the EU and support Putin
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Norwich goes to the polls next week. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2016 The fight for control of Mancroft ward could be one of the most interesting battles when Norwich goes to the polls for the city council elections. Eaton candidates: Ben Hardie (L), Samantha England (C) Jane Saunders (G) and James Wright (LD). Pics: Labour, Conservatives, Green Party, Labour. Until 2016, the Greens held all three seats in the city centre division, but one of the four seats which Labour took from them two years ago, was in Mancroft. There were just over 355 votes between David Fullman, the current Lord Mayor, and Green candidate Amanda Chapman. The Green’s sitting councillor Simeon Jackson is not standing this time around, with Sandra Bogelein switching from her current Wensum ward to try to see off the threat from Labour’s Jo Smith. The Liberal Democrats have a group of three at City Hall - all representing Eaton. Lib Dem group leader James Wright is looking to retain his … [Read more...] about Norwich City Council Elections 2018: Spotlight on Eaton, Lakenham and Mancroft
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Lauren M. MacLean, Jennifer N. Brass, Elizabeth Baldwin and Christopher Gore by Lauren M. MacLean, Jennifer N. Brass, Elizabeth Baldwin and Christopher Gore April 23 at 6:00 AM People refill water bottles at the Newlands spring tap, a fresh mountain spring that runs through Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 14. (Charlie Shoemaker for The Washington Post) It’s Earth Day 2018 and taps in Cape Town, South Africa, are still running — a … [Read more...] about Cape Town still has water — for now. This may take political solutions as well as technical fixes.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philipp Casula and Camille-Renaud Merlen by Philipp Casula and Camille-Renaud Merlen April 17 at 7:00 AM Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the reconstructed historical “Space” pavilion at the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy in Moscow on April 12, 2018. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool/AP) While U.S.-Russian relations continue to sour in a standoff over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has just started … [Read more...] about Putin wants a shining legacy. He has to solve 3 big problems first.
Imagine you had complete control of the U.S. government: What one thing would you do to reduce the country's staggering economic inequality?It's no small task: The 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the poorest 80 million households, and as the richest citizens continue to capture the lion's share of new wealth — the top 5 percent has captured 74 percent of the wealth created in this country since 1982 — the situation is only growing more extreme.But while there's consensus that America is a wildly unequal country, there's broad disagreement on what, if anything, should be done to address that. That's certainly true in Congress, where disagreement and deadlock have consigned meaningful action on inequality to the realm of the hypothetical.That doesn't mean we shouldn't ask what could happen. And in that spirit, we asked experts from across the ideological spectrum what they would do to address inequality if they were king (or queen) for a day.Their … [Read more...] about How 12 experts would end economic inequality if they ran America