Farage

Breitbart carries a video of the UKIP leader Nigel Farage calling for ordinary people to be put back in power.

Talking on Breitbart News Daily this morning, UKIP MEP Nigel Farage told host and Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam that the West needs a “democratic renaissance” in order to put the people back in power.

Mr. Farage, who was the singular most powerful voice in the Leave campaign and led Britain to a Brexit victory, remarked:

democratic renaissance where we actually put people back in charge of their own lives.”

The Leave result in the referendum for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) was seen as a victory for democracy and populist will.

However, the outgoing UKIP leader remarked on the Democratic hopeful’s reaction to the referendum result:

Hillary thinks Brexit is one of the worst things that ever happened because she supports these giant attempts of government – effectively – on almost on a global scale.”

 

Brexit

Rallies calling for a second Brexit referendum are to be held by those who didn’t like the result first time around, says ITV News.

A series of “march for Europe” rallies are set to take place, demanding that Britain keep its close ties with the continent.

On the anniversary of the start of the Second World War on Saturday, demonstrations in London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, will see protesters demanding a pause in the Brexit process.

The marches are aimed at gathering support for keeping cultural, economic, and social ties between Britain and the rest of Europe.

Protesters want to halt the government formally invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which triggers the two-year deadline for withdrawing from the EU.

They are backed by co-leader of the Greens Caroline Lucas, Labour’s Chuka Umunna, and comedians Josie Long and Eddie Izzard.

The rallies are also calling for the public to be consulted on every stage of the Brexit process.

But our very own Brexit minister BoJo claims success in his post-referendum negotiations, says the Express

AUSTRIA wants a strong relationship with Britain it was revealed today as Boris Johnson charmed his fellow foreign ministers in a series of talks.

The former London Mayor said he wants a ”strong new European partnership” after Britain leaves the bloc.

Boris Johnson was speaking in Vienna after talks with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz and hinted he may have laid the ground for a potential deal with Austria.

The Foreign Secretary said: “We do want a strong EU but we also want a strong UK and I think we share a vision for a strong new European partnership between the UK and the EU and ever closer relations between Britain and Austria.”

The Jungle

A top French politician has promised to raze the Calais migrant camp to the ground, says Breitbart

The French interior minister has vowed to dismantle The Jungle migrant camp outside Calais and relocate the migrants to centres around France. His promise comes as Calais locals prepare to blockade the town by taking part in a ‘go slow’ protest on the city’s roads.

The Jungle was partially cleared at the beginning of the year, with much of the southern half of the camp bulldozed to the ground. Despite the intervention, however, numbers within the camp have continued to climb month on month over the summer – and violence in the area has escalated.

Speaking to local newspaper Nord Littoral, Bernard Cazeneuve sought to reassure locals by setting out a plan to wind down the camp and relocate the migrants.

We dismantled the southern area in early March, and we have already begun to dismantle the north,” he said. “This has to be done in stages, starting with creating more accommodation places in France, so as to relieve Calais.”

When asked whether it was feasible to dismantle a camp of 10,000 people – the number of migrants in The Jungle as estimated by local aid groups – Cazeneuve denied it would be that many.

The same story is reported by the Telegraph

Calais’ “jungle”, a sprawling camp now home to up to 10,000 migrants hoping to reach Britain, is to be totally torn down “by the end of the year”, the French government confirmed on Friday night.

However, truckers, local farmers and businesses said that despite the pledge they will go ahead with a planned operation to block the A16 motorway to and from the Channel port and Eurotunnel site on Monday.

It would be better if they put off their trip as I can guarantee it will be a black day in terms of travel. The truckers will set of two convoys from Boulogne and Dunkirk and then block Calais. Everything will be stuck,” said a local police source.

 

China

The Chinese parliament has promised to cut emissions, reports ITV News.

China’s parliament ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Saturday, which means the deal could be put into force as early as next year.

The standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress voted to adopt the “proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement” at the closing meeting of a week-long session, the Xinhua state news agency said.

The announcement came as leaders from the world’s biggest economies, the G20, started to arrive in Hangzhou for a summit on Sunday and Monday.

G20 nations are responsible for around 80% of global carbon emissions, with China being the largest, and the US the second largest emitter.

The US is also set to ratify the agreement in a bid to put the deal into legal effect before the end of the year.

But when Prime Minister Theresa May reaches China this weekend, will the Hinkley Point power station project be discussed? Reuters thinks it might.

Prime Minister Theresa May will not announce her keenly awaited decision on a partly-Chinese funded nuclear power project in the coming days, a British official said on Saturday as May flew to China to meet President Xi Jinping at her first G20 summit.

May will make her major international summit debut on Sunday after Britain’s shock vote in June to leave the European Union ousted her predecessor David Cameron and thrust her into control of the world’s fifth-largest economy.

She will use the meeting to try to persuade international partners that post-Brexit Britain will remain “open for business” and a champion of global free trade, the official said, in a bid to allay concerns of a more isolationist outlook.

ITV News claims the international relationship may be strained.

Theresa May is heading to China for her first major global summit as Prime Minister, but faces potential awkwardness over the Hinkley Point power station project.

The Prime Minister wants to use the G20 summit to show that the UK remains “dependable” in the wake of the EU referendum result.

But, although she will be holding face-to-face talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping, she is not expected to use it to announce a decision on the Hinkley Point project – which is backed by Beijing’s state-owned nuclear firm.

Mrs May will have a meeting with president Xi on Monday after the conclusion of the two-day summit in Hanghzou.

And Sky News claims Mrs May will talk more about the post-Brexit relationship our country has with the rest of the world.

Theresa May is heading to China for her first big entrance on to the international stage where she will hold one-to-one meetings with the world’s most powerful leaders.

The G20 is also the first major summit since Britain decided to leave the European Union.

A Number 10 spokesperson said: “It is a real opportunity for the PM to send a clear message to the world’s largest economies that Britain continues to play a bold, confident and outward looking role, as the UK leaves the EU.”

Mrs May wants to show that the UK remains “open for business, that we will continue to be a strong and dependable partner”.

 

Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is still hoping for independence, reports Reuters

The Scottish National Party is to send out thousands of its faithful to measure the appetite for independence, leader Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday, raising the political stakes further as Britain decides how it will leave the European Union.

The first minister of the devolved Scottish government said Britain’s June vote to leave the EU, dragging Scotland with it, had shifted the debate dramatically just two years after Scots voted by 10 percentage points to reject independence.

“Do we control our own destiny as a country or will we always be at the mercy of decisions taken elsewhere?” Sturgeon asked her Scottish National Party (SNP) lawmakers in Stirling, the site of a historic Scots battle over the English in 1297.

The SNP, funding the entire project itself, aims to have at least two million nuanced responses from Scotland’s 5.3 million population by November 30, Scotland’s national day via a survey and doorstep interviews.

ITV News has a similar story.

Nicola Sturgeon has launched a “new conversation” on independence as she urged Scotland to “control its own destiny”.

In a speech in Stirling, Ms Sturgeon acknowledged that choosing independence would be a “big decision” in the wake of the Brexit vote.

She said there would be many issues for people to weigh up, and she did not presume the case has yet been won.

But she said it was right to keep the possibility on the table.

Opposition parties have urged Ms Sturgeon to focus on her “day job” of running Scotland, arguing she should be looking to improve public services such as education and the NHS instead of pushing for independence.

The Express looks at the law surrounding independence.

CALLS for an urgent investigation to be carried out into whether the Scottish National Party’s new independence initiative breaks election laws have been made.

Scottish Conservatives have written to the Electoral Commission claiming the national survey launched by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is a “potential breach” of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

John Lamont, Conservative chief whip at Holyrood, said: “This is shameless from the SNP – trying to dress up their party political stunt as official business.”

And the Morning Star reports the SNP will listen to Scots.

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the SNP will lead a “new conversation” on Scottish independence following “seismic” events over the summer.

Speaking in Stirling University yesterday, Ms Sturgeon announced the start of the “biggest-ever political listening exercise” with the goal of speaking to two million voters before the end of November.

Ms Sturgeon said that recent polls had shown increased support for independence, adding: “I suspect support for independence will be even higher if it becomes clear it is the best or only way to protect our interests.”

Following the Brexit vote, Ms Sturgeon said that Scotland was facing the prospect “not just of being taken out of the EU against our will but being taken out of the single market altogether.”

 

Junior doctors

Support for the dispute between the government and junior doctors is falling, reports Sky News

Most people continue to back the junior doctors’ strikes, but support has fallen dramatically since earlier in the year, a Sky Data Snap Poll reveals.

When asked to choose whether they support or oppose the strikes due to take place from 12 to 16 September, 57% of Britons said they support junior doctors, while 43% oppose them.

This is down from 74% support for the strikes in February, when 26% opposed the strikes.

Voters aged 55 or over are opposed to the strikes by 53% to 47%, though there is stronger support for the junior doctors’ position among younger voters.

And the shadow health secretary tells the Guardian that the doctors’ demands are reasonable.

Junior doctors planning five-day strikes are not unreasonable, militant or overpaid, despite what government “propaganda” suggests, Labour has said.

Diane Abbott, the shadow health secretary, said it was wrong for ministers to portray junior doctors as the “enemy within”, after they announced plans for their longest walkout yet in a dispute about a new employment contract.

The latest plans have divided the medical community, with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges expressing disappointment at the British Medical Association’s decision to hold five-day strikes each month for the rest of year.

 

Labour Party

The rules surrounding the Labour leadership could be changed to stop Jeremy Corbyn winning again, claims the Mirror.

Tom Watson is preparing a dramatic bid to strip Jeremy Corbyn of his power base by changing how Labour elects its leaders.

Mr Watson is set to table an overhaul of Labour Party rules at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting this month, the Mirror understands.

The Deputy Leader wants to scrap the ‘one member one vote’ system used for electing Labour leaders, and restore the old ‘electoral college’ which gave an equal say to party members, trade unions and Labour MPs.

His package of reforms would also restore shadow cabinet elections, stripping further power from the hands of Mr Corbyn.

The Independent claims Corbyn is targeting Ukip-land.

Jeremy Corbyn is to promise billions of pounds’ worth of investment into ignored seaside towns – places where Ukip has made significant headway in recent years.

Speaking on Saturday in Ramsgate the Labour leader is expected to say that such areas have huge potential, despite neglect from successive governments.

For Ramsgate, like other coastal towns, that commitment to invest means opening up the opportunities that are there,” he is expected to say.

We have huge natural resources in the UK, a world-beating history of scientific research and technological development – including for many years at the Sandwich centre, just down the road from here.

And we have talent that is simply going to waste at present because of a lack of investment.”

Education

A Muslim school has led to it being closed after Ofsted inspectors found it wasn’t good enough, says the Mail

A failing Muslim school has been shut down by Ofsted – but bosses argued being closed could lead to the radicalisation of students.

Ayasofia Primary School, in Whitechapel, east London, will be thrown off the register of independent schools after four inspections last year uncovered a raft of educational failings.

Students learned in poorly planned lessons, their work was rarely marked and security at the school was described as ‘lax’.
The Secretary of State for Education informed the trust governing the co-educational school, formed in 2009, that it was to be removed from the register last December.

Cityside Primary Trust, which owns the school, subsequently launched an appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal, claiming the move to shut the school, which has 80 pupils aged between 4 and 11, was ‘disproportionate.’

 

Green Party

For the first time, a major political party has two leaders, reports BBC News

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have been elected co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales in a job-sharing arrangement.

They saw off competition from five others to succeed Natalie Bennett, who is stepping down after four years.

Ms Lucas, the Greens’ only MP, was leader of the party between 2008 and 2012 while Mr Bartley is the party’s work and pensions spokesman.

The two said the joint election showed the party was “not bound by tradition”.

Their joint ticket took 13,570 – 88% – of the 15,467 votes cast.

The announcement was made at the party’s autumn conference in Birmingham, at which Amelia Womack was also elected deputy leader.

Volcano

It’s still the silly season – just – and the Mail warns that there could be another major eruption in Iceland.

Plane passengers have been warned to prepare for chaos over fears that an Icelandic volcano could erupt and send an ash cloud towards Britain.

The Icelandic Met Office has issued an alert after finding earthquake activity within the caldera of the ice-covered Katla volcano was at four times higher than normal.

Meteorologists in the country said they had noticed heightened earthquake activity at Katla since mid-June, although this appeared to be in decline – until Monday.
Then there were two magnitude 4.5 earthquakes in the caldera – the largest in Katla since 1977 – and more than 100 earthquakes recorded after that.

The warning follows the April 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland which saw thousands of Britons stranded abroad by the ash cloud.

The Star has a similar story.

ICELAND’S biggest volcano is set blow its top – sparking fears Britain faces an economic slump, travel chaos and widespread health problems.

Experts suggest the latest earthquake activity at Katla volcano is four times higher than normal, with pressure readings from inside the monster off the charts.

This could mean a major eruption – which threatens to send a huge poisonous ash cloud wafting towards the UK – is imminent.

The eruption could wreak havoc in Britain, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and even putting lives at risk.

It could see a repeat of the disastrous fallout from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which saw 100,000 flights cancelled across the UK when it erupted in 2010.

Nuclear war

And the Star, ever the sensationalist paper, also carried a warning of impending nuclear war.

WHEN Vladimir Putin addressed international reporters a few months back, he lost his rag and warned of nuclear war – but now analysts fear he really means it.

In the past year reports have been emerging of a range of nuclear projects underway in Russia, which should all be making us scared. Very scared.

US intelligence officials have revealed nuke proof command-and-control bunkers in and around Moscow are now being revamped or built.

Construction has also been reported at Mount Yamantau in the remote Ural Mountains where the US believes an underground complex some 400 square miles in size can house military commanders and Russian government elite.

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