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January 4, 2019 3:26 AM US House passes bill to END government shutdown

THE NEW Democratic-held US House has ignored the threat of a Donald Trump veto and approved a bill to end the partial government shutdown for several agencies with funding until September 30. The House vote on Thursday night was partly a political ploy by the Democrats to put pressure on Senate Republicans, who voted in the build-up to the partial government 130

January 4, 2019 12:25 AM Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD has found. By "Fat Cat Friday" bosses will have earned more than the typical annual UK salary 102

December 29, 2018 3:15 PM Angelina Jolie: I haven't ruled out a new role in politics

HOLLYWOOD actress Angelina Jolie took the reins of BBC Radio 4's Today programme and revealed she has not ruled out a career in politics. The 43-year-old star was pressed about her political ambitions by presenter Justin Webb when she guest edited yesterday's show, above. "I'm also able to work with governments and I'm also able to work with militaries 51

December 27, 2018 12:01 AM Sweden CRISIS: EU state preparing for chaos in 2019 as mainstream parties shun populists

The country’s centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven was once again rejected by parliament just before Christmas when 200 MPs voted against him becoming prime minister while 116 voted in favour and 28 abstained. The Scandinavian EU member state is now pinning its hopes on resolving the crisis in the New Year when MPs return after a three-week 138

December 22, 2018 8:50 PM Ex-Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

Ex-Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77 after a short illness, a party spokesperson has said. The former MP for Yeovil, who "made an immeasurable contribution to furthering the cause of liberalism", passed away on Saturday evening, a statement said. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said Lord Ashdown had "made a real mark" on Parliament 92

December 19, 2018 3:27 PM Furious BACKLASH as Diane Abbott initially FAILS to address Corbyn's 'stupid woman' row

SHADOW Home Secretary Diane Abbott has faced furious backlash by Tory MPs after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was caught muttering “stupid woman” as he engaged in a fiery debate with Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. The apparent insult came after Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Look behind you. They’re not impressed and neither’s 81

December 17, 2018 6:25 PM 'You're TEARING UP your manifesto!' Labour MP put on spot over second Brexit vote demand

LABOUR Remainer Rushanara Ali was put on the spot by Vicky Ford as the Conservative MP claimed Ms Ali was "tearing up" her party's 2017 manifesto in favour of a second Brexit referendum. Speaking on BBC Politics Live, the Labour MP advocated for an early general election in which her party would campaign for a second Brexit referendum to be a feasible 91

December 12, 2018 11:54 AM 'END OF THE EU' Salvini has serious WARNING for Brussels if they accept Macron spending

MATTEO Salvini sent a stern warning to the EU claiming the Brussels bloc would come to an end if the European Commission agreed to Emmanuel Macron's new costly budget whilst sanctioning Italy on the same issue. Speaking to the press on his visit to Israel, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister claimed his Government has come up with a solution to the ongoing 115

December 10, 2018 2:49 PM BREXIT BETRAYAL MARCH: Row erupts over number of anti-EU protesters

A ROW has erupted over the numbers of anti-EU protestors attending Tommy Robinson’s ‘Brexit Betrayal’ rally after organisers of a rival protest said they “vastly" outnumbered Ukip supporters. The English Defence League (EDL) founder turned-Ukip adviser marched with supporters through the streets of London on Sunday before addressing a rally beside Parliament 45

December 8, 2018 8:23 PM ‘I will not LIE DOWN!’ Farage lines up SENSATIONAL return to politics with NEW party

NIGEL Farage could be set for a sensational return to politics after revealing plans to launch a new party so he can fight the 2019 European Parliament elections if Brexit is delayed. The former Ukip leader - who only announced his decision to quit the party on Tuesday - said he was “thinking about vehicles” to contest the election on May 23 if the UK still 70