Sunday 17 November, 2019
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The Social Magazine
Category Archives: Politics
Brexit

Boris Johnson is to try again for a 12 December general election on Tuesday – despite MPs rejecting his plan. The prime minister will publish a bill that would only need a simple majority to succeed – not two thirds as required...

By Howard Johnson on Oct 29th, 2019
Hunter Biden

As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president’s son defended the ethical implications of his private ventures in an...

By Steve Weichel on Oct 16th, 2019
Michel Barnier

The EU’s lead Brexit negotiator has rejected Boris Johnson’s demands for the Irish backstop to be scrapped. Michel Barnier said the backstop – intended to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland – was the “maximum...

By Steve Weichel on Sep 1st, 2019
Trump

Three policy turnarounds by President Trump this month have underscored his freewheeling governing style, an approach that some experts warn sends mixed messages and puts U.S. national security at risk. Trump’s approach on three issues —...

By Steve Weichel on Jun 24th, 2019
Theresa May

Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will give a statement to MPs on her changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill...

By Howard Johnson on May 22nd, 2019
Australia PM

Australians will vote in a general election on 18 May, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The poll will decide whether the conservative government wins a third term or is replaced by a Labor administration led by Bill Shorten. All...

By Howard Johnson on Apr 11th, 2019
Israel Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is ahead after a head-to-head race with challenger Benny Gantz, and is already talking about a “colossal victory.” He has his fifth term in office. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

By Howard Johnson on Apr 10th, 2019
Yvette Cooper

MPs have voted by a majority of one to force the prime minister to ask for an extension to the Brexit process, in a bid to avoid any no-deal scenario. Labour’s Yvette Cooper led the move, which the Commons passed in one day. The bill...

By Howard Johnson on Apr 4th, 2019
Venezuela Crisis

In the current power struggle in Venezuela, Moscow is behind the controversial head of state Nicolás Maduro. The US and about 50 other states have opposed the opposition leader Juan Guaidó. An airplane with the Russian flag is seen at Simon...

By Steve Weichel on Mar 25th, 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from the UK about what they would do with...

By Howard Johnson on Mar 20th, 2019