Theresa May's boast that she's ended austerity exposed as a sham by experts

Theresa May’s boast that she’s ended austerity exposed as a sham by experts

Theresa May’s boast that she has ended austerity is a sham, experts warn today. The Prime Minister declared that years of cruel Tory cuts were over in her conference speech this month – and promised voters that “better days” lie ahead. But the Institute for Fiscal Studies said she would need to magic up a […]

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Scott Morrison considers Israel embassy move – politics live | Australia news

Now, in relation to our diplomatic presence in Israel. What I have simply said is this – we’re committed to a two-state solution. Australia’s position on this issue has to date assumed that it is not possible to consider the question of the recognition of Israel’s capital in Jerusalem and that be consistent with pursuing […]

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Voice of the Mirror: A national humiliation - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: A national humiliation – Voice of the Mirror

If Brexit was about taking back control, Theresa May has lost it. The Prime Minister looked and sounded like an onlooker on Monday, not the stateswoman our country demands in this hour of need. This is fast becoming a moment of national ­humiliation, in which 27 European nations are more united than two dozen Cabinet […]

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Labor moves to make medical transfers from Nauru easier | Australia news

Labor will move to make it easier to transfer asylum seekers from Nauru for medical treatment, with the shadow cabinet resolving to put more weight on the recommendation of treating clinicians, and will make the responsible minister accountable. The shadow cabinet resolved on Monday night to draft a private member’s bill overhauling current processes to […]

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Australia should be ‘exporting sunshine, not coal’, economist Jeffrey Sachs tells Q&A | Australia news

Economist Jeffrey Sachs has criticised successive Australian governments for “defending a 19th or 20th century industry” rather than taking decisive action on climate change, saying Australia should be “exporting sunshine, not coal”. “Make a plan, make a timeline, tell the world how you’re going to decarbonise, and then we’ll all be happy to hear from […]

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Australia may move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem | Australia news

Australia could follow US president Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday as part of a foreign policy statement on Israel in Canberra. Morrison has credited the Liberal party’s Wentworth by-election candidate Dave Sharma, a former […]

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Theresa May will address EU leaders at Brussels summit - but doesn't get to stay for dinner

Theresa May will address EU leaders at Brussels summit – but doesn’t get to stay for dinner

Theresa May has been invited to speak to the 27 EU leaders at a dinner in Brussels – but she’ll have to leave before they serve the starters. The Prime Minister is expected to give an update to the leaders of the remaining member states as they sit down for a meal on Wednesday. But […]

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President Donald Trump shows off posters as he talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

Saudi Arabia top US weapons buyer, but doesn’t spend as much as Trump boasts

Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Donald Trump shows off posters as he talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Last week, Trump told reporters that […]

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Tory mayor splashes £500 of taxpayers' cash on chauffeur to drive him to meeting on homelessness

Tory mayor splashes £500 of taxpayers’ cash on chauffeur to drive him to meeting on homelessness

A Tory mayor has sparked outrage after spending £500 of taxpayers’ cash on a chauffeur to drive him to a meeting on homelessness. West Midlands mayor Andy Street splashed the “obscene” sum on the “exclusive” service to take him and an aide to Heathrow Airport and back home again. In his manifesto when he ran […]

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies on 'The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council' before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.

US budget deficit expands to $779 billion in fiscal 2018 as spending surges

Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies on ‘The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’ before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The U.S. federal budget deficit rose in fiscal year 2018 as spending climbed, the Trump administration said […]

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