Brexit: Theresa May told not to 'run down clock' on deal

Theresa May is trying to “run down the clock” and minimise Parliament’s role in Brexit, a former minister has said. Jo Johnson – who resigned as transport minister over the PM’s handling of negotiations – said MPs should be given a vote on her Brexit deal next week. His comments come as Foreign Secretary Jeremy More...

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Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump says, in the latest high profile departure from his administration. In a tweet, President Trump thanked Mr Zinke More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Halt prison pepper spray plan, ministers urged

Ministers are being urged to reverse plans to issue prison officers with a synthetic pepper spray, known as Pava, following a trial. From next year, canisters will be issued to staff in publicly run prisons for More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to 'forge a consensus'

MPs across the parties should try to “forge a consensus” over Brexit, the work and pensions secretary has said. In the Daily Mail, Amber Rudd wrote: “Brexit is in danger of getting stuck.” Foreign More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Beto O'Rourke Rises in CNN Poll

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has risen to third in the latest CNN poll of prospective Democratic 2020 nominees, just behind Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. The poll, conducted by SSRS, found that More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Justice Dept. Spent $8.5M on Mueller's Russia Probe From April-Sept.

The U.S. Justice Department spent a total of about $ 8.5 million on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia from April through More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Trump Picks Budget Head Mulvaney to be Next Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job. "Mick More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Migrant caravan: US to investigate after child dies in custody at border

An investigation has been launched after a seven-year-old girl died while in the custody of the US Border Patrol. The Guatemalan child, named as Jakelin Caal Maquin, was detained last week after crossing the US-Mexico More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair

Media playback is unsupported on your device MPs could end up supporting another Brexit referendum if “none of the other options work”, Tony Blair has said. The ex-prime minister said there could More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Jagmeet Singh got lost in the noise of 2018. Will 2019 be different?

Trying to get your message across as the third party in Canadian federal politics is notoriously frustrating. Consider the day in late October when NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stepped up to the microphone in the House More...