Spanish MEP delivers emotional defence of the EU and says he’s waiting for the day ‘Britain comes home’. Wherever you stand on Brexit, this speech is worth watching.
The Israeli government has rejected UN calls for an investigation into brutal scenes in Gaza on Friday, where Israeli troops attacked large groups of Palestinian protestors, killing at least 17 and wounding over 1,400. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli army fired live ammunition and used tear gas on thousands of protestors.
French President Emmanuel Marcon has just passed a law to privatise Aéroports de Paris (Adp), marking the beginning of a huge sale of France’s public assets. AdP is worth a huge €16 billion and operates Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, one of the largest and busiest in the world. The French state owns 50.6 per cent of AdP and
Jeremy Corbyn has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May, accusing her of misleading parliament over the UK’s support for Saudi aggression in Yemen. This week May told parliament that Saudi-led intervention was “backed by the United Nations Security Council and, as such, we support it.” In her speech, the Prime Minister left out any
Most of us share a similar feeling when we hear panicked scientists telling us things like ‘the planet was an average 1.1°C hotter than usual last year’. Their panic is often infectious – we find ourselves agreeing that climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century – but we can’t help but feel figures
Several leading government ministers have been accused of flogging PFI schemes to impoverished and under-developed nations – despite being strong critics of similar schemes in the UK. Jubilee Debt Campaign have published a damning report exposing the dodgy dealings of senior Tory ministers, who have been promoting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes to developing nations, often with the
The Greek government is exploring the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana as way of stimulating its economy – and investors have already pledged to pour 1.5billion euros into the scheme. In an interview with Bloomberg, Evangelos Apostolou, the Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food, said that growers are pledging at least 1.5 billion euros