The Tories are giving up on austerity – at a time when we need it most

One of the joys of watching politics is that sometimes you can feel the tectonic plates shifting beneath your very feet. Usually they’re just twitches and faint tremors. That’s how the political pundits make so much of their living – catching changes in tone, shifts in language, small gestures and fragments of gossip pieced together to make bits of a ...

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The small morning ritual that will make you more productive at work

A retired US navy general has revealed a top tip for being productive at work and maintaining a sense of discipline throughout the day. William McRaven, a four-star commander, said that completing one basic task in the morning was enough to help keep your entire day on track. The 61-year-old former commander is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That ...

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France must work with African allies to combat terrorism in the region, says Emmanuel Macron

France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday. At the meeting, leaders of the G5 Sahel bloc – Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad – were expected to launch a new multi-national force aimed at ...

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Top Gun 2 release date announced by Paramount, Maverick coming 2019

The long-mooted sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun has been given a release date, Paramount saying fans should expect the Tom Cruise film 12 July, 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joseph Kosinski — who previously worked with Cruise on Oblivion — has been eyeing the directing position, the late Tony Scott having helmed the original. Cruise has previously ...

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Heathcote Williams dead: poet and actor dies, aged 75

Esteemed poet and playwright Heathcote Williams has died aged 75. He was known for his book-length poems — including Autogeddon, Falling for a Dolphin and Whale Nation — and has been credited with popularising the ‘documentary/investigative poetry’ style. According to The Guardian, Williams had been ill for some time. More follows.  Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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Arsenal make £39m offer for Alexandre Lacazette but forward is not in London for medical, confirms Lyon president

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has dismissed reports that Alexandre Lacazette has travelled to London to finalise a move to Arsenal, but revealed that the Premier League club have made a £39m offer for the striker. Arsenal are understood to be closing in on Lacazette who has told Lyon that he wants to leave the club this summer. The Ligue 1 ...

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All of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriage

All six of Germany’s Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill and announcing: “Marriage is between a man and a woman.”  Despite the Chancellor’s opposition, the historic “marriage for all” measure was approved with 393-226 votes in the Bundestag on Friday, leading hundreds of MPs to rise to ...

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Israel releases former PM who was jailed for corruption after just 16 months

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert left prison early on Sunday after a parole board granted him early release from his 27-month corruption sentence.  Prison Service spokesman Assaf Librati said Olmert, 71, was whisked away by security and driven home after serving 16 months. Librati said the terms of Olmert’s early release stipulate that for the next few months he ...

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If you think we need to 'take back control' of our borders, you don't understand what that actually means

“Take back control of our borders”. It was one of the most memorable and potent slogans in the European Union referendum campaign for the Leave side. And it continues to be brandished today by Brexiteers who insist that the red lines for any Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May’s Government must be that Britain seizes back full power over our ...

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Theresa May blew £20,000 on RAF plane to fly Arlene Foster home to Belfast

Theresa May spent £20,000 on an RAF plane to fly Arlene Foster home after the DUP leader signed the £1bn deal to prop up the Conservative Government.  Ms Foster is said to have been given a ride in the military aircraft from No 10 in London to her home in Belfast.  Now the Tories will have to foot the bill after ...

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