One way to buy room for manoeuvre is to engineer an early election, which the Tories would comfortably win. The fixed-term parliament act makes this route complicated, but not impossible. There is no sign from Downing Street that May relishes the distraction or volatility of a campaign. It is not her style to swap the quiet trudge of policy-making for the fanfare of the stump. But in Westminster the laws of arithmetic have a way of trumping all other considerations. May could use a bigger majority, and one is available at relatively low risk. The logic of that equation might yet prove irresistible. … [Read more...] about 100 days after the Brexit vote: what should Theresa May do next?
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Philip Browne, the IRFU chief executive, said: “Paul has been a fantastic servant to Irish rugby. Over the course of his 101 Ireland caps to date he has set the standard for the model Irish professional. His contribution to Irish rugby is immeasurable in terms of not only driving success on the field but also raising the profile of Irish Rugby around the world.” … [Read more...] about Paul O’Connell to retire from Ireland international duty after World Cup
"I stand absolutely by the decision that I took and the decision that the medical department has taken following the checks that they made on the player, all of which were according to the book," he said. "I stand by the decisions that gave us the green light for the player to continue. I have nothing else to say regarding that matter. I registered the fact that a couple of people have taken this opportunity to find a chance to get themselves publicised, people who have had no experience on the pitch whatsoever in this type of situation." … [Read more...] about André Villas-Boas blasts ‘incompetent critics’ in Hugo Lloris concussion row
At least other five people were arrested in connection with Malohiya. One of them is Agali Ahmed, a Tuareg driver who, according to a family member, "had quit transporting migrants to Libya months ago, after almost losing his life while trying to avoid military controls with his heavily loaded pickup." A neighbor of Malohiya, Ahmed couldn't find any gainful alternative to the migration business, his family claimed. … [Read more...] about Malohiya — the unknown smuggler from Niger
In a segment of his “Late Show” that featured him in Wellington, Colbert was filmed riding on a “crocodile bike” with actors Lucy Lawless and Bret McKenzie. He asked the two if they were proud of their country. When they said yes, Colbert responded, “I miss that feeling,” as reported by Fox News. … [Read more...] about Stephen Colbert In New Zealand: I Miss Feeling Proud Of My Country