Monday, 20 May 2019

Tag Archives: MPs

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

PARIS: A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said, as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories. The legislation is being piloted by 34-year-old Marlene Schiappa, a feminist and early supporter ...

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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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Sajid Javid hits back at business rates ‘scaremongering’

LONDON: “Unscrupulous” companies have been accused of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will rise in order to make a profit. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said “scaremongering” rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates going up while “cynically” promising to help firms win an appeal against ...

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UK speaker John Bercow opposes a Trump address to parliament

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LONDON: The Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said he was “strongly opposed” to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president’s state visit later this year. John Bercow said such a speech was “not an automatic right, it is an earned honour” – and one ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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