Boris Johnson confident parliament will back his new Brexit deal

This is a great deal for our country, for the UK, I also believe it’s a very good deal for our friends in the EU. And what it means is that we, in the UK can come out of the EU as one United Kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland Continue Reading

Boris Johnson claims he is ‘confident’ EU will shift its position on backstop

I think we can definitely get ready. Now, I’m not going to suggest that there won’t be, as I said, on the steps of Downing Street there may well be bumps in the road, but we will be ready to come out on 31st October, deal or no deal. Now, Continue Reading

Theresa May survives no-confidence motion by 19 votes

The ayes to the right, 306. The noes to the left, 325. [Cheering] On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I am pleased that this House has expressed its confidence in the government tonight. [Cheering] I do not take this responsibility lightly and my government will continue its work to Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

The state of our union is strong. [Cheering/applause] But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good. [Applause – some of it sarcastic] An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only Continue Reading

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dissects America’s ‘fundamentally broken’ campaign finance laws

Let’s play a game. Let’s play a lightning round game. I’m going to be the bad guy, which I’m sure half the room would agree with anyway and I want to get away with as much bad things as possible, ideally to enrich myself and advance my interests, even if Continue Reading

‘You have a great democracy – keep it going’: Finland’s Niinistö to Trump

Ladies and gentlemen, before meeting I had some spare time so I visited a couple of museums here, the museum of American History, the museum of American-African History, and the museum of American-Indian History. And in addition to that, I had the possibility of attending a ceremony in Arlington. Mr. Continue Reading

Donald Trump tells UN ‘future belongs to patriots not globalists’

The truth is plain to see: if you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. The future does Continue Reading

Julie Bishop: ‘Populism is on the rise, democracy is in crisis’

Populism is on the rise. Around the world, there are some leaders who see an opportunity for political gain by embracing populist stances. We must question whether policies that are superficially attractive to sections of the community actually have any long-term benefits or are they, in fact, detrimental and history Continue Reading

Supreme court ruling shows Boris Johnson’s contempt for democracy, says Corbyn

…Has just announced it’s decision. [cheering and applause] And it shows that the prime minister has acted wrongly in shutting down parliament. [cheering and applause] It demonstrates a contempt for democracy and an abuse of power by him. And the Supreme Court therefore passes the baton to the speaker to Continue Reading

Corbyn on PM’s plan: a ‘smash and grab’ on democracy

Suspending parliament is not acceptable, it’s not on. What the prime minister’s doing is a sort of smash and grab on our democracy in order to force through a no-deal exit from the European Union. Wha’s he so afraid of that he needs to suspend parliament to prevent parliament discussing Continue Reading