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'Woman of Color' says she will end free movement of people - video

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by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 10:09:47 PM EST
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PM seeks to thrust law and order on to agenda in Queen's speech , 14 Oct following "suspended" parliament
Heavier sentences for violent criminals among policies aimed at wooing Labour voters
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With just days to go before the deadline for Boris Johnson to clinch a last-ditch Brexit deal in Brussels, the Queen will on Monday set out his government's priorities for a new session of parliament, including 22 new bills.
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Meanwhile, amid claims from the home secretary, Priti Patel, that the UK has been a "soft touch on foreign criminals" for too long, maximum sentences for foreign nationals who breach a deportation order will be "drastically increased" from the present six months.
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In her party conference speech in Manchester, Patel said the Tories' message to criminals was: "we are coming for you".

But her Labour shadow, Diane Abbott, said it was the Tories who had been soft on crime by relentlessly cutting funding for police and the criminal justice system.

"Priti Patel is right that the Tories have been a soft touch for criminals, with policies that predictably led to more crime. We always argued that cuts have consequences, and now the Tories are trying to pretend the consequences have nothing to do with them," Abbott said.

She added: "This Queen's speech is farcical. It is just an uncosted wish list which the government has no intention and no means to deliver, and nothing more than a pre-election party political broadcast."

Happy Black History Month 2019

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 04:25:39 PM EST
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the UK has been a "soft touch on foreign criminals" for too long

Damn right, Priti. But they own much of London's real estate, and are often major Tory donors. So expect no change.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 04:35:14 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 05:04:16 PM EST
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Guardian | How unusual was the language of Johnson's first Queen's speech?
"We compare Boris Johnson's script for the Queen to 100 years of precursors to see where the PM stuck to - and where he departed from - tradition"

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Guardian | Boris Johnson wins more backing from MPs for Brexit deal  
"Tory 'Spartans,' chile

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 09:48:02 PM EST
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A bit of brogue o'er a bridal procession - BBC News

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 12:27:39 AM EST
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Of finger puppets and understudies
Jeremy Corbyn hits out at 'farcical' Queen's speech
He signalled Labour was still prepared to vote for a general election [!] as soon as the threat of a no-deal Brexit was off the table, potentially meaning it could be held in early December [!].
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More than a third of the new bills announced by the Queen relate to arrangements to be made after Britain's departure from the EU.
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"This legislative programme is a propaganda exercise that cannot disguise that this government [!] has failed on Brexit for over three years, that they are barely beginning to undo the damage of a decade of cuts to our public services, that it does nothing for people struggling to make ends meet, does nothing to make our world a safer place or tackle the climate emergency."

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AG Cox: 'This Is a Dead Parliament'

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 08:35:17 PM EST
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It's almost as if she doesn't allow herself to be defined by the colour of her skin - how dare she!

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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 11:11:16 AM EST
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Let's not let color and organs interfere in our esteem of dignity and human "rights", let's do.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 05:17:54 PM EST
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