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U.S Politics: Telegraph accused of ‘bullying’ Tory rebel MPs after labelling them Brexit ‘mutineers’

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15 Conservative MPs who plan to vote against the government on an
amendment to the withdrawal bill have been branded “mutineers” by The
Daily Telegraph in a front page splash that has caused outrage in
Westminster.


Senior Conservatives including former chancellor Ken Clarke and
former attorney general Dominic Grieve are among the backbench Tories
pictured on the Telegraph’s front page because they oppose a government
amendment.

Veteran MP Clarke labelled the amendment to make the day the UK
leaves the European Union binding, making sure that Brexit happens at
11pm on 29 March 2019 “utterly foolish” and “silly.”

Pro-remain Conservative MP Anna Soubry, who was also featured on the
Telegraph’s front page, told MPs the coverage by the newspaper was a
“blatant piece of bullying” and she regarded it as a “badge of honour.”

Brexit minister Steve Baker, one of the highest profile Eurosceptic
MPs, condemned the Telegraph’s front page. He tweeted: “I regret any
media attempts to divide our party.”

The withdrawal bill is at committee stage in the House of Commons,
where MPs debate amendments to it and attempt to improve the bill.

It passed at second reading,
meaning MPs agree with it in principle, but will now be reshaped to
make sure it works and try and make it pass in the House of Lords.

MPs will discuss the bill at committee stage for two days every week for the next month, scrutinising it line by line.

The government comfortably won the first five votes on amendments to
the bill with majorities around 20, despite all the main opposition
parties voting against them.

Tory rebels criticise government amendment

Tory rebels have indicated they will vote against the government’s
plan to enshrine the UK’s exit date in law, which could cause the
amendment to be defeated.

Clarke said: “It is quite unnecessary to actually close down our
options as severely as we are with this amendment when we don’t know yet
[what will happen in the Brexit talks], when it is perfectly possible
that there is a mutually beneficial, European and British, need to keep
the negotiations going for a time longer to get them settled.”

Grieve said that no amount of “arm twisting” would make him vote for
the amendment, which will not be voted on until next month towards the
end of the bill’s committee stage.

He said: “I have to say I find this amendment by the government so
very strange, because it seems to me to fetter the government, to add
nothing to the strength of the government’s negotiating position, and in
fact potentially to create a very great problem that could be brought
back to visit on us at a later stage.”

Watch Ken Clarke: “I am the rebel”

Brexiteer Geoffrey Cox seemed to echo this position, telling MPs:
“Let us suppose our own negotiators wish an extension, it is curtailing
the flexibility and room for manoeuvre of our own negotiators.”

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said setting a date
in law was a “desperate gimmick” that was “about party management, not
the national interest”.

He said: “The government’s amendments to their own Bill would stand
in the way of an orderly transition and increase the chance of Britain
crashing out of Europe without an agreement.”

Former Cabinet Office minister Sir Oliver Letwin told MPs that he
would vote with the government on Tuesday night, but the part of the
withdrawal bill that deals with retained EU law is a “frightful mess.”

He said: “Of course I shall be voting with the government tonight,
but I very much hope after this debate – as did not happen after second
reading – that the government will go away and think about clause six.

“If it doesn’t what will happen is it will get massacred in the House of Lords – quite rightly.”

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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