0 Have your say More than 20 celebrities have signed up to pay for people across Britain to travel to London for free to attend a march in support of a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Celebrity chef Delia Smith, author Ian McEwan and actor Patrick Stewart have been named as some of those set to pay upwards of £1,000 each for coach travel for the protest later this month.They join a list of more than two dozen household names that have agreed to sponsor coaches to bring people into London from all over the UK.People’s VoteOther sponsors that have been named include television presenter Patrick Kielty, writer Armando Iannucci, actor Steve Coogan and singer Olly Alexander.The People’s Vote campaign has said its ‘March for the Future‘ – due to take place on 20 October – will be “the most important protest of our generation”.Television historian Dan Snow and comedian Eddie Izzard are also going to pay for coach … [Read more...] about People’s Vote march: full list of celebrities funding coaches for people attending Brexit protest
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 19, 2018, 11:15 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter People smugglers using social media sites to pose as “travel agents” for desperate migrants are being targeted by UK experts, Theresa May told fellow EU leaders. The Prime Minister said concerted action across the European Union is needed because of the international nature of the online problem as she pressed for action to stop traffickers using sites such as Facebook to reach victims. At a meeting in Salzburg she said that the UK will continue to be fully committed to working with them on the “generational challenge” of migration after Brexit. Police and security officials believe the traffickers’ adverts are presented as reassuring and create an illusion this is normal travel – rather than the reality of being packed onto a dangerous rib or a small boat without safety jackets. One page … [Read more...] about Stop social media sites showing adverts for people traffickers, PM says
DONALD Trump's government will send a text to all US mobile phones on Thursday to test out a new alert system warning about national emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement that the message will be captioned “Presidential Alert”. The test message is scheduled for 2.18 pm Eastern Time, and will say: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." The aim is to ensure that the alert system will work promptly in the event of a national emergency. Mobile phone users in America will not be able to opt-out of this service. This comes after former President Barack Obama signed a law in 2016 requiring FEMA to create a system which enables the president to send text alerts informing the public of safety emergencies. Over 36,000 alerts have been issued since the wireless emergency alert system began in 2012. Alerts have been sent out about cases of missing children, extreme weather and natural disasters. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump will send a text message to EVERY American this Thursday… and there’s no way for people to opt out
Updated 4:28 am PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Palermo, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. Francis has flown to the Mediterranean island on the 25th anniversary of the assassination in Palermo of the Rev. Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, who has been declared a martyr by the Vatican. less Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Palermo, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. Francis ... more Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Palermo, Italy, Saturday, Sept. … [Read more...] about Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: ‘don’t pay for it’
POLITICS 09/15/2018 05:45 am ET The fight over funding for the border wall is being postponed until after the elections — when Democrats are almost certain to have more influence. By S.V. Date WASHINGTON — Mexico refused to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall, and now it appears American taxpayers may never have to either. A spending bill to keep the federal government running past Sept. 30 will not contain money for Trump’s biggest presidential campaign promise. Republican congressional leaders are instead postponing the fight over a wall along the southwestern border until after the November midterm elections — when Democrats will almost certainly have more influence and possibly be weeks away from taking control of the House. “This is the GOP Congress giving the president a big middle finger,” said Stan Collender, a budget expert who spent years working for House and Senate committees. “It’s the Republican … [Read more...] about Trump Couldn’t Get Mexico To Pay For His Wall. Now Americans Won’t Pay Either.