The European Parliament election in the UK on May 23 is expected to demonstrate the polarization of views over Brexit,with strongly Eurosceptic and Eurocentric parties. (Image above: European Parliament, Strasbourg, France).
Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.
For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.
The pro-Brexit voters are largely expected to support Nigel Farage’s BrexitParty. Among the Remainers the vote will be splintered between several strongly Eurocentric parties: the Liberal Democrats, Change UKand the Green Party.
Parties submit a list of candidates for each region, and voters select a party rather than an individual candidate. As the seats are allocated to a party, they in turn allocate them to candidates starting from the top of their list.
Britain is taking part in the elections because it delayed the date of its exit from the EU, but its MEPs will leave the parliament when Brexit happens. If the UK has left the EU by the end of June, the MEPs will not take up their seats.
Chris Rolfe saw a car hit a fox on his way home towards Haywards Heath, West Sussex, the vixen, was killed instantly, but then noticed the movement of cubs inside her belly. The farmer accurately performed the procedure, and took the released pups to his mother Jean. (Image above: illustration).
Ms.Rolfe, experienced in animal rescue, took good care of them, feeding cubs warm puppy milk every 20 minutes day and night. Only at age of five week they would stay for more than three hours without food.
The girl baby-fox was named Biscuit, and her brothers Ginger, Little-Tipand Big-Tip due to markings on their fluffy tails.
At the end of May, when they reach 10 weeks old, they will be entrusted to the FoxProject, a charity which looks after about 900 injured or abandoned foxes every year.
Founder Trevor Williams said they will be housed in a large semi-wild pen to help them adjust to outdoor life, before being released.
“On a purely selfish note it’s going to be incredibly difficult to let them go”, Ms.Rolfesaid. “But they are wild animals and the aim has always been to get them back out and hope they can use this second chance to live long and happy lives where they belong” she concluded.”
“It’s so exciting to have got them to this point, they’re really quite amazing.”
Lovely day filming with the Fox Project in Pembury run by the remarkable Trevor Williams – they’ve taken in 240 cubs in the last 8 weeks. More on @bbcsoutheast tonight at 6.30pm pic.twitter.com/faCj0rRKm3
The United Kingdom and the Republic of Irelandconcluded a deal to ensure their citizens will retain the right to live and work in each other’s countries after Britainexits from the EU.
This is significant. No matter what else may happen as a result of #Brexit, Irish and British citizens will still be able to live, travel work, study and access healthcare, housing and welfare in each other’s countries as though we were citizens of both https://t.co/NVlAjMeYmi
Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed May 8, free movement of people between Britain and the Republic of Ireland, and mutual access for citizens to social security, health and education will continue to function after Brexit.
May survived a confidence vote in December last year and under the party’s rules cannot be challenged again for next 12 months. But many of the party’s lawmakers and members have become increasingly frustrated over her handling of Brexit and have called for a way to force her out sooner.
However the executive of the so-called 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, met on April 22-23 to discuss whether to change the leadership rules.
The chairman of the Conservative party’s all-powerful backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady is poised to tell May that 70% of her MPs want her to resign over her handling of Brexit and the collapse in support for the party.#StandUp4Brexithttps://t.co/qfFzmyZRXF
“We determined there should not be a rule change to remove the 12 month period of grace during which a second confidence vote cannot be held,” Graham Brady, the committee’s chair, told reporters after the meeting.
Member of European ParliamentMartina Anderson (Sinn Fein, UK) (pictured) expressed her sorrow for victim of terrorist incident in Creggan, Northern Ireland. “My heart is sore at the murder of Lyra McKee” wrote Anderson in her Twitter micro blog. She also insisted that the murder was committed by gangs “masquerading as the IRA“, because the IRA “embraced peace”.
My heart is sore at the murder of Lyra McKee. This does not define Derry nor the great ppl of Creggan As @GerryAdamsSF said Those involved r not the IRA.The IRA embraced peace. It is gone. No Republican can support the anti peace gangs masquerading as the IRA They should disband
The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajanidemanded the authorities to shed light on death of journalist Lyra McKee,underlining it is unacceptable that reporters pay price of their lives while fulfilling their professional duties.
I call on the authorities to shed full light on the death of journalist #LyraMcKee , who was murdered in last night's riots in Derry. It is unacceptable that those whose duty it is to inform us and seek out the truth should pay with their lives.
The idea of a second Brexitreferendum is very likely to be voted again in Westminster although the government remains opposed to the second plebiscite on the same issue of leaving the European Union, the British finance minister said.
Chancellor Philip Hammond says "what we know about the vast majority of voters in this country is that they just want us to leave."
Recent polling from YouGov found that 49 per cent of people wanted to leave the EU, 37 per cent wanted to remain and 13 per cent weren't sure. pic.twitter.com/mQ1aW6HgM7
“I remain optimistic that over the next couple of months we will get a deal done,” he told reporters in Washington where he is attending meetings at the International Monetary Fund.
Philip Hammondsaid he hoped parliament would break the Brexit deadlock by passing a deal by the end of June, potentially ending the calls for a new referendum, and there was a “good chance” of a breakthrough in talks with the opposition Labour Party.
Philip Hammond said on Friday that he felt "more than delighted that we are not leaving the European Union tonight".
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange (47), who exposed American war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, has been arrested in spite of the laws on refugee Convention, obstructed by British government, preventing him to travel to Equador, where he was granted asylum. Assangehas spent sever years in EquadorEmbassy in London, in an attempt to avoid extradition to the United States, where he could be subjected to torture, and death penalty.
UK Metropolitan police confirm Assange has been arrested in relation to a US warrant. Assange lawyers confirm it concerns an alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning in relation to 2010 publications. https://t.co/oUZJT3XS3c
Today the police said Assange was detained “on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates‘ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court”.
District Judge Michael Snow said Mr Assange‘s behaviour was “the behaviour of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest“. Finding him guilty, the Judge sent Assangeto Southwark Crown Court for sentencing. The Wikileakspublisher also faces extradition on the US charges and will appear in court via video link on 2 May on that matter.
At present there is no official confirmation if Swedish prosecution Service is intended to re-open an investigation into a sexual assault allegations.
In 2011, a British court ruled that Assangeshould be extradited to Sweden. His lawyers fought the decision fearing he would end up being extradited further to the US to face espionage charges in connection with to the top-secret information he had published via WikiLeaks.
This is a big day, especially for those of us in the @StateDept family when this all went down several years ago. Justice is served. Hopefully he’ll be extradited to the US to answer for his crimes. #Assangearresthttps://t.co/pi94dibOnW
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Assange‘s arrest was carried out in connection with a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to classified US government computer“.
Important background for journalists covering the arrest of Julian #Assange by Ecuador: the United Nations formally ruled his detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights. They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free–including very recently. pic.twitter.com/fr12rYdWUF
Reportedly the charges relates to Assange‘s alleged role in one of the “largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States“.
The indictment alleges that in March 2010 Assangeengaged in “a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning” to assist the former US army intelligence analyst in “cracking a password” stored at the USDepartment of Defense computers connected with a government network used for classified documents and communications.