WORLD NEWS 12/10/2018 11:38 am ET Updated 1 hour ago The British prime minister acknowledged she would have lost the vote, scheduled for tomorrow, by a "significant" margin. Ned Simons HuffPost UK Prime Minister Theresa May has pulled a vote on her Brexit deal, throwing the UK’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after she admitted she did not have the votes to get it through parliament. MPs could now have to wait until January 21, 2019 to vote on the government’s beleaguered deal, May announced in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon. “If we went ahead and held the vote tomorrow the deal would be rejected by a significant margin,” May told parliament, adding that she was confident it was still the right deal for the UK. “We will therefore defer the vote scheduled for tomorrow and not proceed to divide the House at this time,” she said, adding that the … [Read more...] about Crunch Brexit Vote Could Be Delayed Until January 21, Theresa May Suggests
WORLD NEWS 12/10/2018 09:34 am ET Jeremy Corbyn says UK now does not have a 'functioning government'. Ned Simons Huffpost UK Theresa May will make a statement to MPs on Monday afternoon following reports she has cancelled Tuesday’s crunch vote on her Brexit deal. The prime minister had been on course for a heavy defeat tomorrow evening, amid deep hostility to her plan. Bloomberg first reported on Monday morning that May had decided to delay the vote, as she held an emergency conference call with cabinet ministers. Downing Street had moments earlier earlier insisted the vote was “going ahead as planned”. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told the BBC this morning the vote would take place. As did Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, who said it was “100% happening”. May is due to address MPs at 3.30pm. Her statement is due to be followed by a statement from the Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, who would have to formally get the vote pulled. … [Read more...] about Theresa May To Give Commons Statement Amid Reports The Brexit Vote Is Cancelled
WORLD NEWS 12/10/2018 05:16 am ET The ruling comes the day before an important vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Isabel Togoh HuffPost UK The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can decide on its own to revoke its withdrawal from the European Union. Monday’s ruling comes the day before a crunch House of Commons vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, which she is anticipated to lose amid opposition from all sides. The ECJ judgment read: “The Full Court has ruled that, when a Member State has notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, as the UK has done, that Member State is free to revoke unilaterally that notification. “Such a revocation confirms the EU membership of the Member State concerned under terms that are unchanged as regards its status as a Member State and brings the withdrawal procedure to an end.” This is as long as a withdrawal agreement has not been … [Read more...] about Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit, European Court Rules
WEIRD NEWS 12/08/2018 12:41 pm ET But doubts have been cast on the veracity of the images. By George Bowden Egyptian authorities are investigating after explicit images and video apparently showing two people naked on top of The Great Pyramid of Giza appeared online. The country’s minister of antiquities, Khaled el Anany, has referred the case to a prosecutor for investigation, state news agency Ahram Online reported. The images and footage were posted in the name of Danish photographer Andreas Hvid and appear to depict a naked man and woman striking intimate poses a top of the 4,500-year-old wonder of the world. Some of the videos and pictures have since been taken down, Sky News reported, but at least one image remains on Hvid’s website. That image shows two unidentified people laying naked on stones towards the peak of the 455ft monument. Climbing the ancient pyramids beyond carefully assessed paths is forbidden, and majority-Muslim Egypt … [Read more...] about Egypt Authorities Investigate X-Rated Photos On Top Of Great Pyramid
Piers Robinson is also the co-director of the university’s Organisation for Propaganda Studies. Chris York HuffPost UK 12/04/2018 06:49 am ET An academic teaching journalism students at one of the UK’s top universities has publicly supported long-discredited conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terror attack, HuffPost UK can reveal. Professor Piers Robinson is the chair in politics, society and political journalism at the University of Sheffield, specialising in “contemporary propaganda, with a particular focus on the current war in Syria”, according to the University’s website. He is also the co-director of the University’s Organisation for Propaganda Studies, which claims to conduct“rigorous academic research and analysis of propaganda.” The University of Sheffield’s Department of Journalism Studies is one of the most prestigious in the country and has placed top in the Guardian’s rankings … [Read more...] about This Professor Teaches Journalism At A Top UK University. He’s Also A 9/11 Truther.