Is Labour serious about a second Brexit referendu

first_imgIs Labour serious about a second #Brexit referendum?Shadow Brexit secretary @Keir_Starmer tells #Ridge a three-month extension would be “doable”.Follow live reactions as the PM is warned she faces another #Brexit defeat:— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) March 10, 2019The Andrew Marr ShowJohn McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, spoke from Labour’s Scottish conference and emphasised the need to prevent ‘no deal’. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says he hopes Labour will get a “get a clean bill of health” if the human rights watchdog holds an anti-Semitism investigation #Marr— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 10, 2019Pienaar’s PoliticsJenny Chapman, shadow Brexit minister:On another referendum: “There is more than one way to ruin your country. Yes, there is economic damage that can be done. There is another kind of damage too around division and lack of confidence in politics.” On delaying Brexit: “There’s no point in having a delay if then she’s going to run down the clock and come back with the same deal again.”On Emily Thornberry saying delay would be limited to three months: “I don’t think the EU will want a long delay. They might provide us with a three-month delay only if we can demonstrate that we can use that time usefully.”How long do you want? “As long as necessary. I think we could agree Labour’s deal in a matter of weeks.”On Labour’s deal: “If parliament can’t agree the terms that Labour has put forward, there’s always that option of going back to the people.”On whether the preferred plan is to pass Labour’s deal then put it to a public vote: “Not necessarily.”On welcoming an investigation into Labour’s handling of antisemitism: “Yes, and let’s get on with it now. I’m hoping we’ll get a clean bill of health… if there’s issues that EHRC can advice us on, I’d welcome that.” Tags:Labour /John McDonnell /Keir Starmer /Jenny Chapman /Sunday shows / Ridge on SundayKeir Starmer, Shadow Brexit Secretary, confirmed that Labour wouldn’t be tabling a ‘people’s vote’ amendment on Tuesday despite John McDonnell saying it would come with the second meaningful vote.On Shamima Begum and her child’s death: “I think the decision by the Home Secretary was the wrong decision and I think it was a rushed decision… Our Terrorism Acts are very wide ranging now so if you commit an offence in another country you can be prosecuted back here in the UK.”On the second meaningful vote on Tuesday: “I don’t know whether something dramatic will happen in the next 24 hours but unless it does, exactly the same deal, exactly the same deal is going to be put before parliament.”On why Labour isn’t laying down an amendment for another EU referendum on Tuesday: “There was an expectation that the deal would be different. I think across parliament, now people know the deal is the same, there is a strong sense that there should be an up/down vote on the deal… Tuesday is about exposing the weakness of the Prime Minister.”On delaying Brexit: “Three months is probably doable, beyond that it becomes much more difficult so we need to look at that sort of period in the first instance.”On whether Labour is seriously considering Common Market 2.0: “We have got to break the impasse, we have got a deal that isn’t getting through and we can’t just keep running down the clock.”last_img read more

Protesters block off Valencia in front of SF Mission police station

first_imgThe protest was planned to coincide with the anniversary of the Frisco 5’s 17-day hunger strike in May 2016, when the strikers camped out in front of the Mission Police Station and demanded the resignation of Police Chief Greg Suhr.On May 19, after another police shooting, Suhr resigned.“The hardest part of the hunger strike was remaining united and making sure that people who came visit us respected what we were doing,” said 70-year-old Christina Gutierrez, one of the Frisco 5. “That was difficult.”“We need to have a total transformation of the SFPD,” she added. “Not reform but a transformation.”Christina Gutierrez, 70, one of the Frisco 5 stands with Alexa Medina, 22. Photo by Julian MarkFormer Mayor Ed Lee replaced Suhr with an outsider from Los Angeles, Bill Scott, who has overseen reforms recommended by the Department of Justice, but has been faulted by some for moving too slowly.The Hot Seat: Is Police Chief Bill Scott reforming the SFPD?Rapper Equipto (Ilych Sato), another member of the Frisco 5, said the protesters had learned a lot since the hunger strike.“How people relate to this struggle, how people don’t relate to this struggle — how people lie to us,” he said. “We’ve learned a lot over these two years.”“The city is sleeping,” he said, adding that it is “time to wake up the people who don’t know about it and even the people who do know about it.”Equipto from the Frisco 5. Photo by Julian Mark.Photo by Julian Mark.“This is ground zero for police protest,” said Barbara Sain. Photo by Julian Mark.“We are paying for the 99 bullets that went into Adolfo Delgado,” said Nancy Hernandez, referring to the 19-year-old police fired on earlier this year after the suspect in an armed burglary shot at police from the trunk of a car.“We are paying for the 54 bullets that went into Alex Nieto,” she said referring to the 28-year-old security guard police shot at, saying they mistook his Taser for a firearm. District Attorney George Gascón, she reminded the crowd, has not charged any of the officers involved in the shootings.“And he is still collecting his salary,” she said.Nancy Hernandez. Photo by Julian Mark.Delgado’s family attended the protest. Photo by Julian Mark.Victor Torres, 26, Adolfo Delgado’s brother, said,  “We’re looking for justice. I miss my brother every day. My family misses him every day.”“I would like to see everything change — the cops change, and cops get charged.”Victor Torres, Adolfo Delgado’s brother. Photo by Julian Mark.Gwen Woods, the mother of Mario Woods, who was shot and killed on December 2, 2015, was also at the protest.“To them, my son was just a nigger,” Woods said.  “We should never be afraid of people we pay our taxes to,” she added.“What has changed since 2015?” she asked.Gwen Woods, the mother of Mario Woods. Photo by Julian Mark.Police lined up in front of the station. Photo by Julian Mark.“This is about community; it’s bigger than the Frisco 5,” said Ike Pinkston, another member of the Frisco 5.In the two years since the strike, he said, not much has changed.“All we did was trade one bad apple for another,” he said referring to Suhr and Scott. “Because there are still killings going on.”By 8 p.m., the crowd started to thin, and Valencia between 17th and 18th streets was again open to traffic.Ike Pinkston, member of the Frisco 5. Photo by Julian Mark. Some 100 protesters demanding justice for the victims of police shootings blocked off Valencia Street between 17th and 18th streets tonight in front of the Mission Police Station and demanded that the District Attorney press charges against the officers involved in shootings.To date, no SFPD officers have been charged in any San Francisco police shooting.“We’re always fighting against police brutality,” said Gina Madrid. “Our lives matter.”For the most part, the protesters addressed one another, but when one man began attacking the police in front of the station, the officers remained impassive and kept their composure. 0%center_img Tags: Mission Police Station • police • SFPD Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

ROYCE Simmons said Saints showed real energy in

first_imgROYCE Simmons said Saints showed “real energy” in the final stages to beat Castleford Tigers 22-20 on Easter Monday.“We’ve had a really tough few days and a lot of disruption through injuries so I was pleased that when we thought the game had gone there was a real energy rise in the last ten minutes.“And we got out of it didn’t we? I didn’t think we played that tremendous though and were very impatient. Five times we could have just taken the tackle and got up and play it and we could have scored. But we wanted to throw one handers and cut out players. I wanted us to play aggressive but we seemed to want to pass our way through the game a little more.“Top of the league? Really? Well… it was good to get a good win. If we’d have got rolled today, after the Wigan game you’d have said we have done better than that.”He continued: “Although you’re never 100 per cent sure I was saying “come on Jamie” to myself when we lined it up. He has a good average so that says he would have probably have knocked it over. It just shows how important goal kicking is.”As is the case with this Super League season at Saints, the win came at a cost though.Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson and Scott Moore all left the field with injuries and look certain to miss next Monday’s trip to Hull FC.Jonny and Scott have ankle injuries and Tommy has a dead leg.On the plus side Josh Perry could make a return.last_img read more

HULL KR are undefeated in their last eight home me

first_imgHULL KR are undefeated in their last eight home meetings with St Helens, having won seven and drawn one.Saints’ last away win against the Robins was 24-18 in the Quarter Finals of the Challenge Cup on June 1, 2008.Last 10 meetings:St Helens 52, Hull KR 12 (SLR23, 24/7/15)Hull KR 24, St Helens 22 (SLR7, 27/3/15)Hull KR 40, St Helens 10 (SLR19, 6/7/14)St Helens 38, Hull KR 18 (SLR4, 7/3/14)St Helens 46, Hull KR 10 (SLEPO, 14/9/13)St Helens 12, Hull KR 24 (SLR20, 28/6/13)Hull KR 26, St Helens 18 (CCR4, 20/4/13)Hull KR 22, St Helens 14 (SLR11, 7/4/13)St Helens 34, Hull KR 28 (SLR19, 29/6/12)Hull KR 36, St Helens 36 (SLR3, 19/2/12)Super League Summary:Hull KR won 9St Helens won 10 (includes win in 2013 play-offs)1 drawHighs and Lows:Hull KR highest score: 40-10 (H, 2014) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 68-12 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)Super League Milestones:(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s)Tommy Makinson – 8 points away from 500 (492 for St Helens, 2011-2015)Point-Scoring Runs:Luke Walsh has the longest scoring streak amongst Super League players, having registered points in St Helens’ last 15 games.His scoring streak began with five goals and a field goal in a 35-34 home win against Huddersfield on July 10 2015.Walsh last failed to score in Saints’ 46-18 defeat at Leeds on 3 July, 2015.First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 42 = Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers), Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC), Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils), Stuart Howarth (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings), Setaimata Sa (Widnes Vikings) 3Goals:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 142 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 103 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 94 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 8Points:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 362 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 204 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 185 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 16Tickets for the games against Castleford, Wakefield and Wigan (ALL TICKET) are now on sale.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham said Saints deserved the two poi

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham said Saints deserved the two points as they beat Leeds Rhinos 6-4 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Theo Fages scored to get his side off to the best possible start – but the head coach knows there is more to come from his side.“I was a little disappointed with certain aspects of the first half,” he said. “We could have been a lot better and helped ourselves out. We were behind the penalty count 7-2 in the first half too. But the resilience of the players was second to none.“I think the togetherness of this group is far more advanced than any I have ever worked with in terms of unity and that showed tonight. It wasn’t pretty at times but we worked hard for each other.“We got a nice early score and then defended our way to victory. They threw a lot at us and we had some players out of position but I thought we deserved it. Victories create belief and we can take a lot of confidence from it.”He continued: “I thought Tommy Makinson was fantastic – he certainly made up for the one where he made the break and doesn’t pass to Morgan Knowles to go under the posts! He has great ability and that comes from the adversity at the club. He won a Grand Final at full back – it was game changing that big tackle but there was a lot of game changers out there.“The middles were outstanding, Tommy Lee, Robes and Wilkin were great. Wilko did 60 in the middle and 20 in the back row. Theo Fages was outstanding too. They went at him like a battering ram all night and he made tackles and put on his plays. To a man I thought they were outstanding.“Danny had a great debut too. We kept it simple for the half backs and they both did well.”last_img read more

This years theme looks at the pressures of loss –

first_imgThis year’s theme looks at the pressures of loss – be it a relationship, a job, income, a home or a bereavement, and how people can deal with it – under the hashtag #LETITOUT.The State of Mind team and volunteers will be at games throughout Round 18 raising awareness of mental fitness and being on hand to offer support to fans and the Rugby League community.Ahead of the round, there is a “Time to Move” walk between Rugby League grounds in the North West to raise awareness that physical fitness is good for your mental fitness.Fans are encouraged to talk part in the routes on foot, on a bike, in a wheelchair or on roller skates.On Saturday June 3, the walk starts at the Halton Stadium in Widnes at 11.00am, finishing at approximately 4.00pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.On Sunday June 4, the starting point is the DW Stadium in Wigan at 10.30am, going through to Leigh Sports Village via the State of Mind stall at Leigh Carnival of Colour.Then on Monday June 5, the final leg of the campaign goes from Hollins Park in Winwick to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington via the Sankey Valley Trail, starting at 3.00pm and arriving at the stadium for 5.00pm, in time for the Stadium Step Challenge – more information on this HERE.State of Mind was established in 2011 in response to the tragic death of Terry Newton, to raise awareness of mental health issues, tackle stigma and signpost support to Rugby League players and fans.No other sport in the UK has ever had a themed round of fixtures for mental wellbeing – 2017 is the seventh-year State of Mind has “taken over Super League”.This year’s themed round takes place on the weekend of Round 18, June 8 to 11, and the following games:Leigh Centurions v Wigan Warriors (Thu)St Helens v Widnes Vikings (Fri)Salford Red Devils v Hull FC (Fri)Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos (Sat)Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants (Sat)Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves (Sun)Join us for our Time to Move Campaign.3 June – Select Security Stadium, Widnes – Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens (8 miles).  Start time:  11.00 finishing at 16.00.4 June – DW Stadium, Wigan – Leigh Sports Village, Leigh (9 miles) via the Leigh Branch of the Leeds – Liverpool Canal.  Start time:  10.30 via the State of Mind stall at Leigh Carnival of Colour at 14.30 and finishing at the stadium at 15.00.5 June – Hollins Park, Winwick – Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington (4 miles) via the Sankey Valley Trail.  Start time:  15.00 arriving at the stadium approximately 17.00 in time for the Stadium Step Challenge.Take part in any or all of the routes and take the Stadium Step Challenge at Halliwell Jones Stadium.  On foot, on a bike, in a wheelchair, on roller skates!  Join us for a mile and you are moving.Here are some other ideas for how you can take part:As a relay teamOn a spin bike in the gym – the number of miles for each leg or the combined totalOn your exercise bike at homeWalking your dogDoing about 44,000 steps on your Fitbit wherever you are over the 3 days.Come and meet past rugby league players and join in the fun.Please arrive at the stadium meet points 30 minutes before the walk is due to start.last_img read more

Sams Club presents check to help homeless veterans

first_img The money is to help homeless veterans and the veterans benefit action center event which is sponsored by the American Legion.The vets who got the check said they are thankful for community support and said it means a lot to help fellow vets.“They are our brothers and sisters. All of us have a shared experience OK. We’ve served our country and as a result of that we are at an opportunity in our life time right now, we have an opportunity to help those that can’t help themselves,” Chairman of the VBAC Tom Cerniglia said.Related Article: Bricks still available for Belville veterans memorialThe chair of the New Hanover County Veterans Council said Sam’s Club will be helping again by hosting a fundraiser on Veterans Day.There will also be the first ever Veterans Day parade in Wilmington this year. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Helping those who helped us. Homeless veterans in Wilmington are getting a helping hand from one business.Sam’s Club presented a check for $3,950 to support Veterans Stand Down and Homeless Connect.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Couple rings in New Year with newborn baby

first_img They were the first at Betty H. Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and New Hanover County, to have a child in 2018.“It’s been a long wait, it feels amazing,” Heather said. “It was very surreal but it’s awesome.”“It’s a good way to kick off 2018,” David said.Related Article: FEMA assesses community needs starting at the front doorHeather was not due until January 7 so they were not expecting a New Year baby. However, due to health reasons she was induced Saturday.“No I actually thought we’d probably have him on New Year’s Eve,” Heather said. “But that didn’t happen.”“We were hoping for the tax break for 2017 but we missed it by about three hours,” David said.But once they were in the running for the first New Year baby, things quickly changed.“Once we found out he was going to be close to being the first baby of New Years we were kinda gunning for him,” David said. “We were gunning for him to be number one.”Harrison’s parents are both gunning for him to be number one in all his future endeavors.“He’s gonna be a fisherman number one. We’re gonna teach him how to clean a boat,” David said. “And I’m sure he’ll be a hunter as well. We’re gonna teach him sports but whatever he wants to do we’re going to back him and help him be successful.”Heather and David hope Harrison grows up to be an honorable young man.“Just hope that he is a respectful boy,” Heather said. “And that he’s happy and healthy for the next ten New Years to come!”Harrison is the couple’s first baby and it may, or may not, stay that way.“After last night he might be an only child,” Heather said. “We need a few years. Laughter.”“There will be discussions down the road,” David said.”Although Harrison was born on a holiday, the Moore’s plan to make his birthdays extra special.Heather and David hope to take Harrison home tomorrow.So far there have been at least two New Year babies, including Harrison, born at Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Having a child is always magical especially if it is your first. But having your first child on New Year’s Day, now that calls for a celebration.Wilmington parents Heather and David Moore kicked off the new year with a baby boy named Harrison.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Enjoy live music and short films at From the River to the

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cameron Art Museum and Cucalorus Film Festival are teaming up with an award-winning composer this weekend for a special screening event.On Sunday, ‘From the River to the Ocean’ will feature short films accompanied by live music. The event is at 2 p.m. at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. The music will be performed by Rozalind MacPhail.- Advertisement – MacPhail is a multi-instrumentalist and and a composer/filmmaker who will play the flute to create a visual portrait on CAM’s big screen. Collaborating with filmmakers inspired by their connections to Wilmington, this event also features stunning films from MacPhail’s travels and an opportunity to see part of the 1947 film “Wilmington, My Hometown”. The works of filmmakers Josh Caine, Matt Malloy, Matt Gossett, Mandi Edwards and Shona Thomson will also be shown.Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased here.To learn more about the event, click here or visit the event page on Facebook.last_img read more

EPA supports new emission law ends testing in Brunswick Co

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Emissions testing during vehicle inspections is likely to end in Brunswick County and 25 other North Carolina counties.The law has been waiting on support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.- Advertisement – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA signed the proposed rule last week.It could take up to five months before drivers see the changes because several more steps are required before the DMV can implement the new rule.The push follows changes from 2015 that ended North Carolina emissions tests for cars less than three years old and with fewer than 70,000 miles.Related Article: North Carolina leaders sign off on DMV move out of RaleighThe Associated Press contributed to this story.last_img read more