Tag Archives: The Independant

Senior Cabinet Minister David Liddington hints that Britain could rejoin the EU in 20 years

Britain could be back in the European Union in a generation if it is reformed, a senior Cabinet minister has hinted. David Lidington said he did not believe the result of the referendum would be reversed but suggested the EU would not look the same in 20 years’ time. The bloc is likely to be configured differently and that “is ...

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Eurotunnel 'wants to be involved' if 'Boris bridge' over the English Channel goes ahead

Eurotunnel has said it is “right to be thinking about” building a new English Channel crossing and would want to be involved if the plans floated by Boris Johnson went ahead. The Foreign Secretary’s idea for a bridge, floated at a summit attended by French president Emmanuel Macron was “very interesting”, corporate affairs director John Keefe said. Current Channel Tunnel traffic ...

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Hunter S Thompson: How we need the godfather of gonzo today, served up with his side order of guns, booze and drugs

Who killed Hunter S Thompson? Nobody killed Hunter S Thompson, nobody but himself. At 5.42pm on Sunday 20 February 2005, he shot himself with a gun at his home of Owl Farm, near Woody Creek in Colorado. Thompson was 67 when he died, with his son Juan, who was visiting with his wife and son for the weekend, in the next room. ...

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No more wandering lonely as a cloud: The literary editors whose latest manuscript is their own

For as long as I can remember, publishers have been churning out self-help manuals. Now they have taken a leaf out of one of their own books and decided to help themselves. They are cutting out the middle man. Which hurts, because the middle man is me (and others like me). It feels as if Jeeves just dumped Bertie Wooster. ...

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Trump anniversary: Which high-level officials have left the Trump administration and why?

President Donald Trump’s first year in office was chaotic for several reasons – one of the most significant being the record-setting turnover of staff in his White House and administration.  Turnover among top-level staff in the Trump White House was more than triple that in former President Barack Obama’s first year, according to a new Brookings Institution report. It was ...

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Product recall database needed to avoid fires from white goods, say councils and fire chiefs

Councils and fire chiefs are calling on the Government to establish a national register of product recalls, accessible to the public, to ensure that faulty and dangerous appliances are no longer used in homes across Britain. The Local Government Association, representing 370 councils across the country, together with fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, said that there is ...

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Immigrant woman attempts suicide after reporting allegations of sexual abuse at Texas detention centre

An immigrant woman in a Texas detention centre has attempted to kill herself after allegedly being forced to eat in the same cafeteria as the guard she says sexually abused her. Laura Monterrosa is an immigrant from El Salvador currently seeking asylum in the United States. In November, she reported being repeatedly sexually abused by a female guard at the ...

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Theresa May refuses to say she would vote for Brexit for the second time

Theresa May has once again refused to say she would vote for Brexit if there was another referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU).  “If a vote was to come up, I would do what I did last time round which was sit down and look carefully at the issues,” she told the France 2 TV channel.  “But there isn’t going to ...

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Wife of man deported to Mexico after 30 years in the US to attend Trump's State of the Union speech

The wife of the man deported to Mexico after having lived in the US for 30 years is scheduled to attend President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union speech.  Cindy Garcia and the couple’s two children watched her husband Jorge be escorted by immigration agents through security at the airport in Detroit, Michigan, a tearful video showed.  As the Washington ...

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Pressure on NHS intensive care at highest level since 2010 swine flu pandemic, senior doctors warn

Pressures in intensive care units are at their highest level since the 2010 swine flu pandemic,with wards regularly having no spare beds, senior doctors have warned.  Figures reported by the NHS this winter show that two-thirds of hospital trusts have experienced at least one day over the winter period with no beds at all.  Eleven trusts – which can include several hospitals in ...

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