Recent reports have suggested Labour MPs involved in talks about potentially setting up such a new party are hopeful that he could make his political comeback in the near future, ahead of Brexit deadline date of March 29, when the UK is due to leave the European Union. … [Read more...] about Chris Moncrieff: Don’t bet on David Miliband leading a new Centrist Party to success
Riot police surrounded the court, the Associated Press reports. Gibbons’ chief defense lawyer, Kamal Djizouri, scuffled with police before he was allowed in the building. Reporters were allowed in the court briefly before the hearing began. … [Read more...] about Teacher Accused in Teddy Bear Naming Appears in Court
This may be evidenced by the regular use of the deconfliction line between the U.S. and the Russian military in eastern Syria, where both pro-Syrian government fighters and the Pentagon-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are facing the remnants of ISIS. U.S.-led coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told reporters Tuesday that the Syrian Democratic Forces campaign has not taken any significant territory since ground operations were mostly paused last month due to the departure of Kurdish fighters, who themselves have grown closer to Assad in an effort to defeat Turkey and allied Syrian rebels. … [Read more...] about Does Trump Have a Syria Plan? U.S. Needs Russia and Iran to End the War
The Runnymede Trust, an established think tank that monitors racial, religious and ethnic discrimination, has found that one in four white Britons now admits to being racially prejudiced, and that about half the population would not want a relative to marry a Muslim. Black and Asian Britons have to send twice as many résumés as white Britons with the same qualifications do to get interviews, and according to former Higher Education Minister David Lammy, not one black student was offered a place at 13 Oxford colleges in 2017. The Office for National Statistics has reported that black male graduates are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as white male graduates. I used to teach young black and Asian teenagers and spent hours persuading them to go to university. Some borrowed a lot of money and were accepted. Of the six who got degrees, only one found a suitable job. Another killed himself, disenchanted and depressed. … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle And Prince Harry: Can the Royal Wedding Change Centuries of Racism and Classism in Britain?
Ever since he departed these shores in a huff after losing the Labour leadership election to his kid brother, Mr Miliband has been seen by Labour moderates as the king over the water, the true heir to Tony Blair who would return to slay the Corbynite dragon and lead a new centre party. … [Read more...] about We don’t need a new centre party – we need a leader who will treat Brexit as more than a partisan issue