0 Have your say CITY politicians have slammed a Ukip leader for ‘unacceptable’ comments made on social media days before local elections. With the future of Portsmouth’s political landscape set to be decided on Thursday heads of parties have condemned posts made by candidate and former councillor Stuart Potter against the Labour Party. In a comment to Conservative leader Councillor Donna Jones on Facebook on Sunday Mr Potter stated: ‘[The] Conservative Party are nothing but a mouth-piece for all that is wrong in this country, with all their friends in Labour the terrorist, paedophile and anti-semitic sympathisers.’For city councillor and Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan the comments distracted from the importance of local democracy. ‘Local elections are an opportunity for people to exercise their democratic right and make improvements to their local community,’ he said.‘They are not about vile language … [Read more...] about Portsmouth political party leaders condemn ‘unacceptable’ comments from Ukip candidate
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 26, 2018, 3:55 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Northern Ireland’s business leaders have warned the UK leaving the EU without a deal would be “disastrous” for the region. A delegation including representatives from retail, hospitality and manufacturing bodies met pro-Remain parties Sinn Fein, the SDLP, Alliance and the Green Party in a joint meeting at Stormont. They later met Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and MEP Diane Dodds. Meanwhile, the Ulster Unionist Party said it has an ongoing series of engagements with business leaders this week. Northern Ireland voted for the UK to remain as part of the European Union in the 2016 referendum. Sinn Fein, the SDLP, Alliance and Green Party claim to be the voice of the majority in Northern Ireland. The biggest political party in the region, the Democratic Unionists, backed the Leave campaign and have … [Read more...] about Business leaders tell political parties no-deal Brexit would be ‘disastrous’
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday urged Turkey to release pro-Kurdish opposition party leader Selahattin Demirtas from detention. Police arrested and detained Demirtas for two years before his trial in September, at which the court sentenced him to four years in prison for allegedly supporting terrorism. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Turkey from prison in June.The France-based ECHR ruled on Tuesday that “judicial authorities had extended Mr Demirtas’ detention on grounds that could not be regarded as ‘sufficient’ to justify its duration” and urged Turkish authorities to “take all necessary measures to put an end to the applicant’s pre-trial detention.” “The cases and charges I was being prosecuted for have completely collapsed. Our battle for law and justice will continue under all circumstances,” Demirtas said upon learning of the European court ruling. “After this decision, every second Mr. … [Read more...] about European Court Orders Turkey to Release Kurdish Party Leader Selahattin Demirtas
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government. Parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlén on Thursday appointed Lööf as the next sonderingsperson, giving her one week to break the deadlock between the parties. He said it was possible the deadline could be extended. "It is a task I have accepted. I understand that it will be difficult and I have taken it on with great humility," Lööf told press on Thursday afternoon. Lööf, who leads Sweden's fourth largest party with only 31 seats in parliament, will not necessarily become prime minister, and she does not consider it her "primary focus" to take on the role, Norlén told press after making the announcement. But after both Löfven and Kristersson … [Read more...] about Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: MEHAL JAIN November 12, 2018 11:38 am Change Font Size The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S. K. Kaul on Monday dismissed Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay’s plea seeking a direction to the Central Government to impose an upper limit of Rs. 2,000 per person per year on political donations in cash. He had also prayed that the exemption under Section 13A of the Income Tax Act of 1961 be given only to those political parties which contest elections and win seats in the Parliament or Legislative Assemblies in line with the recommendations of the Election Commission. “With all sense of responsibility, why should we get into it? Is it our domain? Just look at your prayers!”, said the Chief Justice to Senior Advocate Sajan Poovayya appearing on behalf of the petitioner. “The prayers are not drafted well….”, acceded Mr. Poovayya. The bench also came down … [Read more...] about “If Your Client File One More Improper PIL , We Will Ban Him” :SC Dismisses BJP Leader’s Plea For Imposing Rs. 2,000 Upper Limit On Cash Donations To Political Parties