Brexit: PM to urge parliament not to ‘break faith with the people’

Theresa May will urge MPs on Monday not to “break faith with the British people” by demanding a second referendum, as she faces intense pressure to give parliament a say on Brexit before Christmas. The... Read More

Susan Collins: ‘I see nothing wrong with challengers’ to Trump in 2020

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Sunday that she sees “nothing wrong” with 2020 primary challengers to President Donald Trump, adding that it’s “healthy” for democracy. “It’s always interesting when we have primaries because... Read More

Voters uneasy over Trump probes, question his honesty: NBC-WSJ poll

President Donald Trump retains strong support from fellow #Republicans, but Americans overall express growing unease about his potential involvement in criminal wrongdoing, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. A robust 62 percent... Read More

Affordable Care Act may be headed back to Supreme Court – Axios

The Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature achievement, may be headed back to the Supreme Court after a conservative federal judge in Texas struck down the individual mandate as unconstitutional last evening. Be smart: This... Read More

Ep. 188: Mueller’s Magic

https://www.ukprogressive.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ep-188-Main-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSpecial Counsel Robert S. Mueller weaved a brilliant First Act of convictions and plea deals that made it clear to everyone in the... Read More

The Impossible Trump Job John Kelly Left for Mick Mulvaney

One morning earlier this year, minutes after White House chief of staff John Kelly left a meeting among a small group of senior officials in the West Wing, he learned that details from the meeting... Read More

Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line

President Trump said some time ago that he believes his personal finances should be off limits to investigators. In an interview with the Times in July, 2017, he asserted that if Robert Mueller, the special... Read More

No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

Theresa May will summon EU27 ambassadors to No 10 this week as she continues to seek reassurances over the Irish backstop, with Downing Street vehemently denying drawing up contingency plans for a second referendum. The... Read More

Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

George Osborne has added a ninth job to his already bulging portfolio, joining his brother’s Silicon Valley venture capital fund. The former chancellor and current editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper has been appointed as... Read More

The Yellow Vest Insurgency – What’s Next?

by Robert Hunziker Paris, France, April 2017: Macron Unveils Assault on Workers’ Rights. Paris, France, December 2018: A potential worldwide insurgency of the working class starts in France as Yellow Vests occupy the streets. “Some... Read More

Obamacare ruling delivers new shock to health system

Expanded Medicaid for millions. Penalties for poorly performing hospitals. Even the Trump administration’s own plans to lower drug prices. Those and many other initiatives would all be illegal under a federal judge’s sweeping decision that... Read More

Gordon Brown: I didn’t think I’d see child poverty again in my lifetime

Gordon Brown is on familiar territory. The former prime minister is parked on a sofa in a family centre in the heart of his old constituency and holding forth about poverty. The venue, a family... Read More

The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective – Lawfare

 The dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele remains a subject of fascination—or, depending on your perspective, scorn. Indeed, it was much discussed during former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony in front of... Read More

All the president’s investigations

WASHINGTON — Another day, another known investigation into President Trump and the organizations/people around him. The Wall Street Journal: “Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the... Read More

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will... Read More

Mueller investigation news: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack investigation of Trump and Russia

Paul Manafort, who served as the manager for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, provided advice to the president and senior White House officials on the FBI’s Russia investigation during the earliest days of the Trump administration.... Read More

Long-term plan for NHS funding delayed amid Brexit chaos

The government’s chaos over Brexit has forced NHS leaders to delay publication of the #health service’s long-term plan. The document, which will set out how the NHS in England will spend the £20.5bn budget increase... Read More

Hart’s Heartless Apology

by Rev.Irene Monroe While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn’t have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. And comedian Kevin Hart is another glaring... Read More

Trump routinely says things that aren’t true. Few Americans believe him.

For months, President Trump has claimed that U.S. Steel has announced plans to build more than six new plants. Throughout the midterm election, he repeatedly said that Democrats had signed onto an “open borders” bill.... Read More

Bishops pray for politicians’ integrity amid Brexit turmoil

Church of England bishops have said they are praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians” after a week of turmoil over Brexit. In a joint statement issued on Saturday, the bishops also urged... Read More

Scott Walker signs lame-duck legislation without vetoes curbing his Democratic successor’s power

As his last major act in office, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday that scales back the authority of his successor, diminishes the power of the incoming Democratic attorney general and limits early voting. Though Walker... Read More

Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law. The opinion... Read More

Cohen Will Talk After Mueller Probe Is Complete, Lawyer Says

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, is willing to reveal publicly what he knows about his former client once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and findings are released,... Read More

North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District

The North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of a congressional election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to... Read More

Labour and Tories reject Theresa May’s call for cooperation

Theresa May’s appeal for cross-party unity to halt the deepening Brexit crisis appear to have been rejected after the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said there was “no way on earth” the public wanted... Read More

China Tariffs are a Regressive Tax on Americans, and Risk a Recession

by Robert Reich “I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of... Read More

A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump

A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump The National Enquirer’s parent company has agreed to tell prosecutors everything it knows about Donald Trump — and it might know a lot. In a... Read More

Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged

Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting... Read More

Rudy Giuliani pushes for end to Mueller probe

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s attorneys, unloaded on special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and Trump’s one-time fixer Michael Cohen in a phone conversation with Yahoo News on Wednesday.... Read More

NC election fraud: Concerning number of absentee ballots not returned in Columbus Co.

As evidence mounts of potential election fraud in Bladen County, WECT has learned this may not be an isolated problem. WECT has just uncovered that things in Columbus County may be even worse. About a... Read More