The Times reported that the Prime Minister is expected to accept Mr Johnson’s long-awaited resignation honours list, with the paper reporting that it could be published in a matter of weeks. The Prime Minister, asked about the reports during his trip to the US, said he could not comment on his predecessor’s submission. Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper accused the Prime Minister of rewarding “failure” by allegedly giving the list the green light. “The buck stops with Sunak — he must ensure that Johnson’s honours list is put through the shredder.”Mr Sunak remained tight-lipped about whether he had accepted the nominations list, which is said to contain about 50 names, when quizzed in Washington DC on Thursday. Mr Johnson’s spokesman said: “We strictly do not comment on honours.”Former prime minister Liz Truss, despite being the shortest serving prime minister in modern British political history, has also reportedly submitted a short resignation honours list.
June 08, 2023 09:56 UTC
He made his remarks as the current Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, said the issue of security guarantees would be on the agenda at Vilnius, but added that Nato – under article 5 of the Washington treaty – only provided full-fledged security guarantees to full members. Rasmussen said it was imperative that Ukraine should receive written security guarantees, preferably before the summit, but outside the Nato framework. after newsletter promotionBut he warned that security guarantees would not be enough. That path to membership, he said, should exclude setting preconditions such as a Nato membership action plan, something neither Sweden nor Finland have been required to adopt as part of their membership path. He rejected the argument that Ukraine could not be offered a path to Nato membership until the war was over, saying this would provide Putin with a veto.
June 08, 2023 09:14 UTC
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson's debut on Twitter was met with widespread criticism. Carlson pledged to use Twitter as a platform for unfiltered views, bypassing mainstream media. Carlson’s video received over 65 million views by Wednesday, and Twitter categorically denied his claims about Ukraine and the Kakhovka dam. Carlson’s first show on Twitter also prompted criticism and ridicule. Carlson’s debut video earned over 50 million views and was praised by Catturd, an anonymous Twitter account known for “shitposting” right-wing views.
June 08, 2023 08:09 UTC
I got an email from reader Jez Grove pointing out how Oxfam has (literally) demonized J. K. Rowling in a recent video discussed by the Sunday Times of London. Oxfam is a consortium of charitable organizations devoted to alleviating poverty throughout the world. If that’s not supposed to be J. K. Rowling, complete with red hair and a TERF patch where her poppy is, I’ll eat my hat. Following the claim, both parties agreed to settle, with Oxfam issuing a public apology for its handling of the process. pic.twitter.com/1iN4nFzmiX — Oxfam International (@Oxfam) June 6, 2023And the photo of the biological woman with mastectomy scars next to someone wearing a “Protect Trans Kids” short, right at the beginning of the video:
June 08, 2023 07:38 UTC
And since everyone needs to eat and regulate the temperature in one’s home, neither technology creates much moral hazard. While some will welcome EVs as a way to decarbonise their suburban commutes, others will see a new moral hazard. How, then, to assess whether any given climate technology will deliver as promised? It is moral hazard to think that technology will save us. Whether a climate solution creates a moral hazard has little to do with the solution itself, and everything to do with us.
June 08, 2023 07:13 UTC
The extremity of war raises the stakes of meaning making, and maybe even of meaning itself. First, consider the context within which meaning making is most often deployed in relation to war: nation-states. Secondly, meaning making is an ethical consideration in the conduct of war, particularly in ethical motivation for jus in bello considerations.  Finally, meaning making is a vital aspect of memorializing after the cessation of hostilities. Most relevantly, they illuminate possible uses for meaning making in the current and future context of the war in Ukraine.
June 08, 2023 04:05 UTC
But this is West Ham. The West Ham who routinely see relegation as an occupational hazard. The West Ham who made a song and dance of leaving their old stadium and an almighty hash of moving into the new one. Now David Moyes has written his name in West Ham folklore, joining Ron Greenwood and John Lyall as trophy-winning Hammers managers. The wait was over and West Ham could finally celebrate some silverware.
June 08, 2023 03:49 UTC
We now know the reason Jonah Heim chopped his long hair off over the weekend. Heim had not cut his hair since 2019 before cropping it tight over the weekend. “First of all, my wife told me I looked like Lord Farquaad [of Shrek fame],” Heim said Wednesday. He met his wife, Kenzie, had two children and became the Rangers’ starting catcher. Heim also said that Kenzie had suggested a different trim than the shortcut he went with.
June 08, 2023 02:05 UTC
The connections between the Black and Palestinian liberation struggles are more than empty israeli gas canisters and a handful of tweets. That is to say: the Black & Palestinian liberation struggles are connected materially and politically and, in many instances, our peoples have chosen, and continue to choose, solidarity. The Black & Palestinian liberation struggles are connected materially and politically and, in many instances, our peoples have chosen, and continue to choose, solidarity. The indivisibility of justice requires that we materially support the Black liberation struggle with the same fierce determination as we do our own. If we are to stay true to the internationalist principles that are core to the character and history of the Palestinian liberation movement, we must understand that our liberation is integrally intertwined with the liberation of Africa and her diaspora.
June 08, 2023 02:03 UTC
After a year of leadership missteps and programming blunders, Chris Licht has resigned from his position as Chairman and CEO of CNN. The report revealed that Licht had known the town hall with former President Donald Trump would feature an “extra Trumpy” crowd. The Trump town hall event in Manchester, New Hampshire, was a public relations nightmare for CNN. Licht’s tenure at CNN was coloured by controversy over firings of senior anchors, ultimately leading to a near-total decimation of staff morale. The departure of Licht from CNN marks the end of one of the most turbulent periods in the network’s 43-year history.
June 07, 2023 23:53 UTC
Real Madrid has finalized a deal to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund for £88.5m, plus an additional £27m in add-ons. The 19-year-old England midfielder will undergo medical tests before signing a six-year contract with the Spanish club. The deal was signed after discussions in April, and it is expected to be announced by the club this week. Bellingham joined Dortmund in 2020 from Birmingham and quickly became one of the world’s most sought-after players. Bellingham’s arrival at the Spanish club continues his rise to fame, having debuted at the age of 16 for Birmingham in August 2019, becoming the youngest player to appear for their men’s team.
June 07, 2023 23:15 UTC
West Ham lifts Europa Conference League trophy after over 40 years. theguardian.comWest Ham United, a football club from east London, achieved a remarkable victory in the Europa Conference League final, securing their first major European trophy in over 40 years. Earlier in the match, West Ham had taken the lead in the 62nd minute through a penalty. West Ham's triumph in the Europa Conference League final holds significant historical significance. Securing a place in the next season's Europa League, West Ham has now qualified for European competitions for three consecutive seasons, a feat they have not accomplished before.
June 07, 2023 22:48 UTC
The Guardian cited sources suggesting that Ms Maloney was permitted to be there for childcare reasons given Ms Symonds was pregnant. “To suggest otherwise is totally untrue.”There had been some speculation that Ms Maloney was involved in some of the planning behind the couple’s wedding. In a statement to the paper, a spokesperson for her said: “Ms Maloney took her obligations under the relevant Covid restrictions very seriously. Mr Johnson, who believes he is the victim of a stitch-up, ditched the Government-appointed lawyers representing him in the Covid inquiry after the referral. The Liberal Democrats hit out at Mr Johnson after the latest report.
June 07, 2023 21:57 UTC
In a nutshellThe Driving to Clean Air: Health Benefits of Zero-Emission Cars and Electricity report states that by 2050, there could be 89,300 fewer premature deaths and 2.2 million fewer asthma attacks, resulting in 10.7 million fewer lost workdays. However, achieving these health benefits would also require a transition to clean noncombustion electricity sources such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear power. Big pictureTransportation, identified as the leading source of air pollution and carbon emissions, poses a grave threat to public health, particularly impacting low-income communities and communities of color. The shift to zero-emission vehicles necessitates upfront investments, but the health benefits are expected to outweigh the costs. Efforts by the auto industry, the federal government, and Congress, including stricter emissions standards and incentives for electric vehicles, are crucial steps toward accelerating the transition.
June 07, 2023 18:42 UTC
Welsh left-winger ousted in favour of Blairite after rigged contestCynon Valley MP Beth Winter has been deselected in favour of Blairite Gerald Jones in a ‘contest‘ that locals believe was a ‘stitch-up’ from start to finish. — Beth Winter MP (@BethWinterMP) June 7, 2023The online only process was bulldozed through in just two weeks, with no face-to-face hustings. — Beth Winter MP (@BethWinterMP) June 7, 2023However, party insiders told Skwawkbox:This was a machine stitch-up from start to finish, there was no way they were going to let Beth win even though she’s by far the better MP. Details of the precise manoeuvres used against Beth Winter are expected imminently. If you wish to republish this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.
June 07, 2023 18:34 UTC