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  • Scottish Parliament Rejects Call for Trump Wealth Order (Golf Courses)

    02/04/2021 2:54:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 4, 2021
    The Scottish parliament on Wednesday rejected a call for the government to investigate how Donald Trump funded his purchase of two golf courses in Scotland, a request dismissed as "pathetic" by one of the former U.S. president's sons. The Scottish Green Party brought forward a motion calling on ministers to seek an "unexplained wealth order" (UWO) against Trump over his acquisition of the golf courses and resorts in north and west Scotland. It was defeated by a vote of 89 to 32. The party's co-leader Patrick Harvie said there were longstanding concerns about Trump's financial conduct, describing the ex-president as...
  • Israeli Government Dissolves, Triggers Another Snap Election - Its fourth election in two years

    12/22/2020 8:54:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/22/2020 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Israel is heading to its fourth election in two years after its parliament failed to pass a new budget by the midnight deadline, the Israeli Knesset spokesman’s office confirmed early Wednesday.The failure to approve a budget by deadline is a technical reason for triggering an automatic dissolution of the country’s current government, as well as an automatic snap election, which is scheduled for March 23.The state budgets were advanced in the cabinet and Knesset but has not yet been passed into law.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, former military chief and current defense minister Benny Gantz, in May...
  • 'Palace letters' between Sir John Kerr, Queen released, revealing information about Gough Whitlam and 1975 constitutional crisis (destroys left wing conspiracy theory)

    07/13/2020 7:30:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 14th July 2020 | Matthew Doran and Elizabeth Byrne
    The newly released 'Palace letters' have revealed then governor-general Sir John Kerr sacked the Whitlam government in 1975 without giving advance notice to the Queen, because "it was better for Her Majesty not to know". The 211 letters exchanged between Sir John and the palace at the time of the dismissal have this morning been released online by the National Archives of Australia, in Canberra. The letters, penned between 1974 and 1977, had been locked up and labelled as private documents, but a High Court decision in May deemed them to be the property of the Commonwealth and thus able...
  • Nearly two dozen Iranian lawmakers test positive for Coronavirus (10% of members on Iran’s parliament )

    03/03/2020 10:54:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/03/2020 | Tim Pearce
    Roughly 10% of the members on Iran’s parliament have contracted the coronavirus. Iranian state media reported on Tuesday that 23 lawmakers have tested positive for the mysterious illness, according to USA Today. The head of Iran’s emergency services has also been infected, as has the country's health minister and a vice president who was the spokeswoman of the 1979 hostage crisis. The virus has killed a close adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's former ambassador to the Vatican, and a member of parliament. Many of Iran’s top officials contracted the illness while foreign governments accused the...
  • Uh Oh: China Cancels Parliament Session Over Coronavirus As Spread Continues In Iran, Italy, South Korea

    02/24/2020 11:10:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for having the coronavirus outbreak under control. While Xi Jinping’s government insists that they have turned the corner on the rapid spread of the disease, their actions tell another story. For the first time since the Cultural Revolution, the Communist Party-controlled parliament will postpone its regular March session — a major blow for state propaganda efforts in more ways than one: China has postponed its most important political gathering as the country struggles to contain a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has spread to more than two dozen other nations.China’s top legislature approved a draft decision on Monday...
  • UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote

    01/09/2020 3:12:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/09/20 | Angela Dewan
    London (CNN) The House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, finally paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union later this month after more than four decades of membership. The deal has cleared its biggest hurdle with the vote that followed a third reading in Parliament, in which 330 voted for and 231 against, putting an end to three years of political wrangling following the 2016 Brexit referendum. Thursday was the last opportunity for MPs to reject the bill before it is sent to the House of Lords,...
  • Iraqi Parliament Votes To End U.S. Troop Presence After Soleimani Killing. Sort Of. Not Really.

    01/06/2020 7:14:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2020 | AllahPundit
    Imagine trying to punish Donald Trump by making it easier for him to withdraw American troops from a Middle Eastern country.Next they’ll penalize him by greenlighting construction of a new Trump hotel and casino in downtown Baghdad. The headline is true, Iraq’s parliament did technically approve a resolution this morning that could potentially lead to U.S. troops being withdrawn. But read the fine print. It was only the Shiite MPs who showed up to vote; the Sunni and Kurdish members, totaling not quite half the chamber, boycotted despite threats from Iranian-sponsored militias that anyone who declined to support the...
  • PM Boris Johnson Just Did Something His Predecessor Failed to Do Three Times

    12/20/2019 10:59:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 20, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has done something his predecessor failed to do three times - he got his Brexit bill approved. The members of Parliament have voted 358 to 234 in favor of his Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which sets a Brexit date for January 31. The second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has passed - which means we are one step closer to getting Brexit done ????— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 20, 2019 Even six Labour MPs voted in favor of the legislation, as noted by the BBC. The House of Commons passed a previous version of the bill...
  • Brexit: MPs Back Boris Johnson’s Plans To Leave EU On 31 January

    12/20/2019 7:51:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/20/2019 | N/A
    They voted 358 to 234 - a majority of 124 - in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament. The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period - during which the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules - past 2020. The PM said the country was now "one step closer to getting Brexit done".
  • UK General Election Live Thread (December 12, 2019)

    12/12/2019 2:18:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 361 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/12/2019 | N/A
    Live Updates: U.K. Votes in General Election Britain’s voters head to the polls to choose their next government on Thursday in a deeply divided moment for the country that has left the outcome unpredictable. RIGHT NOW Voting has begun in the British general election, the second since the country’s landmark Brexit referendum.
  • Britain's General Election is a 'People's Vote' to End Brexit and Elect Corbyn

    11/11/2019 3:42:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 | Ian Haworth
    Another chapter was added to the dark comedy of democratic destruction that is British politics last week when the House of Commons finally voted in favor of holding a General Election. This was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fourth attempt to gain support for what appears to be the only way Parliament will resolve their deadlock over Brexit. Dubbed by radical Leftist and outspoken anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn as a “once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country,” this snap election will take place on December 12th, and will be the first election held in December since 1923. While the British public are no...
  • Johnson Finally Has Brexit Deal With The EU

    10/17/2019 2:53:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Colson, Adam Bienkov and Adam Payne
    LONDON - Boris Johnson has agreed the terms of a Brexit deal, paving the way for a historic vote in the UK parliament which could finally see the UK leave the European Union. Negotiators in the Belgian capital worked intensively on Tuesday and Wednesday to agree a revised version of the withdrawal agreement, which is set to be put before the UK Parliament on Saturday.
  • UK Supreme Court Rules Proroguation of Parliament 'Unlawful'

    09/24/2019 3:14:29 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Mr Johnson suspended - or prorogued - Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new policies. But the court said it was wrong to stop Parliament carrying out its duties in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October. Downing Street said it was "currently processing the verdict".
  • UK’s Johnson to suspend Parliament as his Brexit plans stall

    09/09/2019 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2019 | Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline, as he prepared to suspend Parliament and send rebellious lawmakers home until two weeks before Britain is supposed to leave the European Union. Lawmakers used the hours before the suspension to deliver new blows to Johnson’s teetering authority. An opposition-backed measure designed to stop Britain from crashing out of the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal became law after receiving the formal assent of Queen Elizabeth II. That came hours before legislators...
  • British PM Boris Johnson's brother Jo resigns from Parliament

    09/06/2019 1:45:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/19
    'In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,' Jo Johnson wrote. Jo is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. In a surprising move, Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo Johnson announced on Thursday that he is resigning from his positions as Tory MP and minister in what The Guardian called "an extraordinary blow" to Boris Johnson's...
  • KASSAM: The Queen Just Saved Brexit By Neutralizing Parliament

    08/28/2019 7:21:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2019 | kassam
    She’s not “just a figurehead.” Her Majesty The Queen is Britain’s final constitutional backstop. On Aug. 28, she acted in the interest of the majority of people in Britain. She approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament from early September to mid-October. The move paves the way for Johnson to follow through on Brexit. The British people voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, but Parliament has sought to thwart the people’s will for the last three years. Parliament has of course done itself no favors as of late: originally voting in favor of the referendum...
  • Trump smiles: Populists defeat globalists in European parliamentary elections

    07/09/2019 6:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2019 | By Robert B. Sklaroff
    Coincident with burgeoning attention in America to Spygate, Steve Hilton's Positive Populism has swept the European Union.  The revolution has predictably exploded. This not only reinforces the decision of Great Britain's P.M. Theresa May to resign, but also corroborates the downfall of German chancellor Angela Merkel (who will not seek election as party leader) and portends the departure of French president Emmanuel Macron (who was defeated by nationalist Marine Le Pen in French European Parliament elections).  The "Three Ms" are not the only losers, for Brussels has been rebuffed for its open-border policies throughout the E.U., notably in Italy, where...
  • Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints [BARF Alert x 2]

    06/15/2019 12:06:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | June 13, 2019 | Shikha Dalmia
    Both my native country, India, and my adopted country, America, are liberal democracies that are right now in the thrall of right-wing populist demagogues -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India's case and President Donald Trump in America's. Few would deny that between the two, Trump is the crazier one -- a showboat with impulse control issues. Modi, by contrast, a humble tea stall owner once, is a veritable picture of discipline and restraint. Yet Modi, who got re-elected by a landslide last month, is potentially more dangerous because Indian democracy lacks strong institutional checks on his illiberal ambitions. In...
  • Guyanese parliament brings down government, triggering elections

    12/22/2018 3:33:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2018 | Neil Marks
    GEORGETOWN (Reuters) - Guyana’s parliament voted late on Friday in favor of a no-confidence motion in the government, triggering new elections in March in a surprise defeat for President David Granger as he seeks to develop the nation’s oil sector.
  • UK Labour leader hosted Hamas members in Parliament

    08/21/2018 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/18 | David Rosenberg
    UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn hosted a meeting with radical Islamists, including activists affiliated with the Hamas terror organization, in the British Parliament just months before he became head of the UK Labour Party, a new report revealed Tuesday. According to a report by the Daily Mail, in 2015, six months before he won control of Labour and became Opposition Leader, Corbyn hosted a meeting in Parliament with a group of Hamas backers and other radical Islamists. Photographs provided by the Daily Mail.... .....