BREXIT – Pub operator JD Wetherspoon: ‘What don’t you like about free trade, Mrs May?’

BREXIT – Pub operator JD Wetherspoon: ‘What don’t you like about free trade, Mrs May?’

JD Wetherspoon has launched a poster campaign in its pubs (Monday October 15) calling on the Prime Minister to get rid of tariffs post-Brexit.

The poster is headlined ‘What don’t you like about free trade, Mrs May?’ and states that free trade means getting rid of tarriffs. Click here to download a copy. Continue reading BREXIT – Pub operator JD Wetherspoon: ‘What don’t you like about free trade, Mrs May?’

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U.K. Parliament Seizes Facebook Documents As Part Of Ongoing Inquiry

U.K. Parliament Seizes Facebook Documents As Part Of Ongoing Inquiry

The seizure of the documents comes after Mark Zuckerberg declined to appear in London on Tuesday before officials investigating disinformation and election interference.

|Saphora Smith and Olivia Solon, CNBC NEWS|AIWA! NO!|LONDON — British lawmakers have obtained documents that could be “highly relevant” to an inquiry that has been looking into Facebook’s response to disinformation, a spokesperson told NBC News on Sunday.

The documents reportedly contain revelations Facebook has been fighting to keep out of the public domain relating to the company’s data and privacy policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, The Observer newspaper in London reported Saturday.

Continue reading U.K. Parliament Seizes Facebook Documents As Part Of Ongoing Inquiry

UNITED KINGDOM Extends e-Passport Gates To Key Countries, Signalling Post-Brexit Business Favourites

UNITED KINGDOM Extends e-Passport Gates To Key Countries, Signalling Post-Brexit Business Favourites

|Lucy Ingham, VERDICT|AIWA! NO!|In today’s budget announcement, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the ePassport gates at Heathrow airport will extended to allow use by visitors from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The ePassport gates, which are currently installed at Heathrow airport, allow passengers to get through security quickly without needing to interact with a human border agent. They rely on facial recognition, which is checked against the passenger’s scanned passport. Continue reading UNITED KINGDOM Extends e-Passport Gates To Key Countries, Signalling Post-Brexit Business Favourites

Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA!NO!|EJC|Ever wondered if a politician’s claims really add up? Or perhaps you read a news story which seemed a little fishy? Armed with data, fact-checking organisations across the globe work tirelessly to help separate these facts from fiction, and any misnomers in-between. Continue reading Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

Australia’s PM Turnbull fighting for ‘dear political life’; the writing is on the wall come Friday noon

In the end, politics always comes down to the numbers. Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition used its one-vote majority in the lower house of parliament to shut business down until September 10th, so it could deal with internal squabbling and decide who the Liberal Party leader – and therefore prime minister – will be.

Labor MP Tony Burke spoke for many when he said: “No government in living memory has said: ‘It’s all too hard. We’re just going home.’”

The magic number then became 43 – the number of signatures prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said was required to call a party room meeting which would almost certainly end his reign.

That is just over half of the 85 Liberal MPs and senators in federal parliament. There is no written requirement to get a petition of half the parliamentary party to force what Australians call a “spill” motion. The only requirement is that the leader has to authorise the meeting, but Turnbull played hardball, clinging on for dear life. Continue reading Australia’s PM Turnbull fighting for ‘dear political life’; the writing is on the wall come Friday noon