Speaking at his Rosarito, Mexico home, Thomas Markle said he was ready to take his estranged daughter Meghan to court in order to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.
Some U.S. tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation.
I feel for all Catalonians and hope they will receive the right Justice, in that they will not be imprisoned not now or ever for their actions in rightly proclaiming the Independence of Catalonia from Spain.
The total injustice was that they were even charged or let alone imprisoned for their beliefs. For the actions of the Spanish Government and their agents have proved once and for all, that Spain is not the Democratic country it proports to be,
Lets hope Democracy wins and that the former leaders of Catalonia not made completely free persons for now and forever and maybe duly compensated for their illegal charging and imprisonment by the Spanish Authorities.
If I had my way then it would be the Spanish authorities and their Agents who should be charged and be found guilty of actions against democracy and be sentenced accordingly.
On Tuesday, the Spanish Supreme Court rejected the request from the far-right party Vox and the neoliberal party Ciudadanos (C’s) to annul the pardons for nine Catalan leaders as a precautionary measure while their appeals are assessed. Thus, the contentious administrative chamber ruled out for now ordering the reimprisonment of the nine pro-independence leaders.
The court believes that annulling the pardons as a precautionary measure could lead to “harmful and irreversible situations that could potentially violate the rights of the Catalan leaders,” arguing that the court could end up endorsing the pardons. Therefore, the court concluded that, “in assessing the conflict of interests, the request to suspend the pardons as a precaution pending a final decision is not acceptable.”
The court, however, has not ruled yet on the legitimacy of Ciudadanos (C’s) and Vox’s appeals against the pardons because this issue is not part of the resolution of precautionary measures…
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This is how it is for disabled people, not just occasionally, but every day.
Disability is not the barrier, but people and systems are and it is way past the time when they should not be.
More, much more needs to be done, because people with disabilities should never have to deal with these situations, but they do so on a daily basis.
Actress Ruth Madeley has told of how a taxi driver took her wheelchair away following an argument outside London’s Euston station last month.
The Bafta nominee said the driver told her it was “too difficult” to drop her at an accessible entrance and it wasn’t his problem if she couldn’t use stairs.
After a dispute over payment, she said he then took her wheelchair, put it in his boot and refused to give it back.
Transport for London has apologised for the “utterly appalling” incident.
Graham Robinson, TfL’s general manager for taxi and private hire, said: “We have contacted Ruth for more details so we can carry out a full and urgent investigation.”
The actress, from Bolton, was nominated for a Bafta for her breakthrough role in the BBC’s Don’t Take My Baby before starring in 2019’s Years and Years.
She wrote on Instagram that the driver of the private…
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It appears that Spain is not as democratic as they lead us to believe, for they are acting as a dictatorship, ‘obeys us or we will destroy you ‘.
I assume they are doing this to ensure the Spanish Basques do not do something similar.
While Spain is governed in this tyrannical manner there will be no freedoms in Spain.
On Tuesday, the conservative Spanish Court of Auditors claimed 5.4 million euros as financial guarantees from some 40 former Catalan government officials for allegedly promoting independence abroad from 2011 to 2017. These financial guarantees are additional to others previously requested by the same court.
In total, the auditing body claims from former president Artur Mas and former finance minister Andreu Mas-Colell 2.8 million euros, as well as 1.9 million euros from former president Carles Puigdemont and former vice president Oriol Junqueras. All this corresponds to allegedly irregular expenses in the framework of the promotion of the process of independence around the world.
The official most affected by this case is the former Secretary General of Diplocat, a semipublic consortium aimed at fostering Catalonia’s interests abroad, Albert Royo, who faces a claim of 3.6 million euros.
Former foreign affairs minister Raül Romeva faces 2.1 million euros and former government’s spokesperson Francesc…
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During an interview at al-Roj prison camp in Syria, Shamima Begum, 21, insisted she did not need to be rehabilitated and would ‘love’ to help rehabilitate others.
jihadi bride Shamima Begum, a Good question for she has done herself no favours, how she left the OK and her initial interviews when she first made a wish to return, now she says she understands that she was wrong in what she did.
But then she would, for I feel this is how ISIS would have instructed her or similar to be. The West have little understanding of Syria/Iran and certainly none about ISIS, so every contact has to be viewed with the extreme suspiciousness. but that been said many others have been allowed to come back, even ISIS fighters, but does that mean everyone should be.
She no longer has a British Passport and effectively disowned the UK when she left.now she says she is on her own, and needs help, but do we and can we really believe her.
I fear not, if she was allowed to return she would be forever a suspect of turning once again against the UK and have we the full resources to ensure she will never be harmful to the UK, I feel the answer is No.
So I say she stays were she is.
Yes, audible on e-scooters would be good, but more imoertant is the attitude of the person with the e-scooter for pedestrians.
I say this for my experience of persons on bycylces, some have bells but mainly it is their vocal out bursts. For those I have come across feel they have the right of way be it road or pavement. When I wish to cross a road, I will use a crossing when there is one, but in many instances there are not so I have to cross the road. Now in my 70s I am not as nimble on foot as I used to be and cross where I see the road is clear. But my slownest of step does on some occasions mean traffic may come while I am still crossing, Cars extra will slow down and allow me to cross rather than peeing their car horns, scaring me.
But not so with the cyclists I experience, they do not slow down, they shout very loudly and angrily for me to get out of their way, rather than excepting my slowness of mobility.
You could nargue that they have the right of way on the road and you may be correct, but if they do not show consideration people will get hurt.
But on the pavement, surely the pedestrian have the right of way and I nhave experienced on many occasions, more so han on the road with cyclists shouting and ringing bells, and many occasions when they have not done so, but pass me at speed very close to me, the first I know is when they go flying past.
As yet I have to experience my first encounter, maybe that due to COVID I have not been out for more than a year.
So while bells will be good on e-scooters it is the attitude to other users of the same space, which I feel is way more important.
A visually impaired woman from London says e-scooters are not safe enough to be used across the city as they do not have audible signals.
The signals, which alert pedestrians to the silent e-scooters, will not be installed for at least two months.
Transport for London (TfL) said in May the e-scooters would have audible warning systems that could be used without riders adjusting their grip.
It now says that all e-scooters on the rental scheme are fitted with bells.
The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) said e-scooters posed potential risks to blind and partially sighted people because “they are fast-moving, difficult to detect, and are often ridden on the pavement despite this being illegal”.
London’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, said the trial could not be stopped to fit them.
He said: “We can’t stop the trial before everything is brought in because we need to continue…
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Canceling the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer would cost Japan around 1.81 trillion yen ($17 billion), a research institute estimate showed Tuesday, as Japan scrambles to curb coronavirus infections with the major sporting event now just two months away. The Nomura Research Institute warns of even a bigger economic…
So what is the price of life in Japan, for to hold the Olympics could well cost even more lives and those of the athletes attending for would they have a claim against Japan and the Olympics Committee.
These games, for all concerned, should be cancelled, otherwise it could well be a supernova event which will cost untold lives.
Confused over regulations, Home Office border staff meet legitimate visitors and workers with suspicion
This very extremely worrying for we do really need anyone who is willing to work in the UK, especially within the care profession, which is extremely short of people willing to provide care. The need for care within the UK has been increasing for many years, and now even more so with COVID, for long COVID is creating many more areas for people needing care to lead reasonable lives.
Foe many years the professions has been relying on non-UK labour and while in the EU had a contant supply of care workers coming in and supplemented by workers from other areas of the world. But since Brexit the availability of workers from the EU has been limited, in many ways due to EU workers not trusting the UK to keep it word. With these latest areas of unlawful restrictions being imposed by Border Force officals it would appear this mistrust is justified.
This needs to be sorted, URGENTLY, for the current state of Social Care in the UK can’t continue without these workers being allowed to enter the UK, be they from the UK or other world areas. My daughter recieves 24/7 care and a good 90% of the carers coming to her are non-UK care workers. Without them she will be unable to live, so these Border Force officials are not just stopping people entering the UK, but their illegal actions, are also causing unnecessary hurt and suffering for persons in need of care, but will in time cause their deaths. Will the relatives of the persons in need of care have a case to prosecute Border Force and even specific individuals, I so hope so for these illegal actions need to stop immediately and if not legal actions should commence.
There has to be accountability and seen accountability.
Years ago many mistakes were made, but am I being too kind in saying they were mistakes for where there other ulterior motives. Like in the article, stating ‘to keep ethnic numbers low’.
But, no matter the reason or reasons it was completely wrong and should never have occurred. But, is this or something similar still happening now, I hope not, but who knows.
Health over the years and also education have a lot to answer for, fror everyone should be equal, in that they are treated the same.
While it may not be proved, but I feel there was a large degtree of racism in the outlined practice and racism of any degree should not be practiced and be illegal to do so.
While it will not make up for the damage and hurt caused the persons concerned should be entitled to substancial compensation.
England and really the whole of the UK needs to relook at many issues to ensure the pest possible can be done and what is being done is equal to all sections of the community. To focus on any assumed or seen differences is totally wrong, for being a ‘human being’ should be the only focus, not, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or anyothers. We all need to learn to live with each other and for those you will not then the full force of the Law should be brought down on them. There should also be regular reviews to ensure full equality is being precticed everywhere within the UK, with no exceptions.
In 1960s and 70s Britain, hundreds of black children were labelled as “educationally subnormal”, and wrongly sent to schools for pupils who were deemed to have low intelligence. For the first time, some former pupils have spoken about their experiences for a new BBC documentary.
In the 1970s, at the age of six, Noel Gordon was sent to what was known at the time as an “educationally subnormal” (ESN) boarding school, 15 miles (24km) from his home.
“That school was hell,” says Noel. “I spent 10 years there, and when I left at 16, I couldn’t even get a job because I couldn’t spell or fill out a job application.”
About a year before joining the ESN school, Noel went into hospital to have a tooth removed. He was given an anaesthetic, but it transpired that Noel had undiagnosed sickle cell anaemia, and the anaesthetic triggered a serious reaction.
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