Keir Starmer warned by Labour peers not to waste political capital on Lords reform | Labour | The Guardian


Policy could distract party from pushing through other urgent measures, leader is told

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If Starmer goes ahead with this proposal it just shows that he is no better than the Tories as the Lords should not be a priority there are many more important issues well before this.

A major priority with many others is to safeguard Social Care as if it is not then it will be the demise of the NHS, for without a substantive Social Care system the burdens on the NHS will be everlasting and it won’t be able to exist in any form. Social Care is in dire need to substanial financing and people need to be encouraged to be employed in Social Care, but the demeaning pay rates in Social Care are not any encouragement and also the working conditions, lack of sufficient travel expenses, holiday entitlement and sick pay. Immigration also needs to be improved so more workers can come from non-UK countries, not only for Social Care, but for agriculture and hospitality to name 2 more, but there are many other areas.

Source: Keir Starmer warned by Labour peers not to waste political capital on Lords reform | Labour | The Guardian

Ukraine war: Kyiv security service sanctions 10 pro-Russian Orthodox priests | Euronews


The Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine severed its ties to the pro-Kremlin Moscow Patriarchate earlier in the war.

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Religion has led to many conflicts, many in the name of Christianity, which in every way goes against the teachings of Christianity.

In fact, Chrisianity has been the cause of many invasions and not all military over many years, too many years and has led to much cruelty. You only have to look at the Missionaries invasion of Africa to see this, all in the name of spreading the ‘Word’, but it led to the plunder of many riches, gold, diamonds and human trafficing to the Americas, thereby extending ‘slavery’ and the deaths of many Africian slaves in the transporting to the Americas and on the plantations of the West Indies and Southern States of America.

After all some in the Southern States of America would welcome slavery to return.

But really, we are all human beings and there should be no reason why we all can’t live in peace together, but there is major coruption and  too much power in certain areas and with individuals.

Much more equality is what is needed and the respect of human rights.

Source: Ukraine war: Kyiv security service sanctions 10 pro-Russian Orthodox priests | Euronews

Macron blasted for saying Moscow needs ‘security guarantees’ to end the Ukraine war | Euronews


His comments on French TV on Saturday have already drawn criticism from some quarters.

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It is not Putin and Russia that nrrds guarantees but all the countries that border Russia for no country is safe while Putin is President and who knows who comes after him.

But Ukraine has had guarantees previously and Putin ignored them.

Putin and Macron have to understand that NATO is a defensive alliance and will not attack any country unless a NATO member country has been attacked.

So Russia has no problems with NATO only Putin.

Putin needs to get all his forces out of Ukraine and keep them only in Russia.

Yes, defensive weapons may be deployed to face Russia, but that is because no one trusts Russia or exactly those in power in Russia has history has shown. These weapons would never be used if Russian forces or its weapons were retained in Russia, even better if Russia was completely disarmed as Germany was after WWII, until it learned its lesson.

 

Source: Macron blasted for saying Moscow needs ‘security guarantees’ to end the Ukraine war | Euronews

North Korea executes two teenagers after they watched films from South Korea – World News – Mirror Online


Eyewitnesses said they were told people watching South Korean movies will be “sentenced to the maximum penalty – death” as they watched the two teens being killed

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Despicable, this just shows what North Korea is and has become.

Human Rights don’t exist in North Korea, only the Rights of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.

But, it won’t belong before FIFA award them with the next World Cup event, as this is what FIFA see as a good country.

Source: North Korea executes two teenagers after they watched films from South Korea – World News – Mirror Online

Ukraine war: EU proposes UN-backed specialised court to probe alleged Russian war crimes | Euronews


The bloc has also proposed using Russian assets frozen under sanctions to help rebuild Ukraine.

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The alledged war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine do, certainly need to be investigated and any proven crimes require the perpetrators fully punished.

Also the Russian assets frozen under sanctions should be used to rebuild Ukraine and also to compensate Ukrainian families for the indiscrminate killing and injury to Ukrainian civilians.

Nothing should be given back to Russia.

 

Source: Ukraine war: EU proposes UN-backed specialised court to probe alleged Russian war crimes | Euronews

Security guards at Doha World Cup park claim they are paid just 35p an hour | Workers’ rights | The Guardian


Migrant workers in Qatar acting as guards at Al-Bidda Park appear to get one day off a month and are housed in dirty camps on the edge of the desert

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Yes, a World Cup for everyone , unless Qatar says no, which they do for all the migrant workers. They were brought to Qatar to make the World Cup to take place, and some didn’t live long enough to ensure the World Cup did, do to the working and accomodation conditions they were subjected to. But, even if they did survive they were not allowed to see anything of the games, so the games were not for everyone.

Source: Security guards at Doha World Cup park claim they are paid just 35p an hour | Workers’ rights | The Guardian

NATO meets to talk Ukraine at scene of one of its most controversial decisions | Euronews


In 2008, NATO promised that Ukraine and Georgia could join the western military alliance. Russia invaded the latter four months later.

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We all know that Russia can’t be trusted and even more the Russian President Vladimir Putin. For it is his sole wish to not only recreate the Soviet Union, but the Russian Empire.

So, while Putin is around no country in the previous Eastern Europe is safe from Russian invasion, so everyting needs to be done to safeguard the independence of all countries.

Many of these countries are now members of NATO and many others wish to join, but NATO is there as a defensive organisation not as an aggressive one, so all Putin needs  to do is leave every independent country alone and not invade anyone on the pretext that he is safeguarding Russia from NATO invasion, which will not ever occur unless Putin instructs his forces to invade first.

This he did with Crechnia, Georgia, Crimea and now East Ukraine, now none of these areas were in NATO although some wished to be, so Putin got in first or so he thought, but his last invasion could well be his undoing for Ukraine was not going to let Putin’s invasion of East Ukraine without challenging, with the help of Western arms aid, but not Western forces. This aid needs to be continued and much increased to safeguard further invasions by Putin. For if Putin suceeds in the invasion and defeats Ukraine, it will not be long before he embarks on further conquests. So, it is more than essential that the aid is continued and be greatly increased, as Putin only understands power, previously his own assumed power, but now the power of the West in supporting Ukraine with weapons.

He knows he and Russia is no match for the combined West and he will go to any lengths to undermine the West. The West have no wish to harm Russia, but while Russia is controlled by Putin they have no choice and that is why sanctions have been imposed, but they will never invade Russia, unless Putin is foolish and he starts to invade a country in the NATO alliance.

Yes, he could instigate a Nuclear Strike, but, if he does this would immediately trigger a Western Nuclear Strike against Russia, from which Russia would never recover from, so Putin would then be responsible for the annihilation of Russia, which he has no wish to be.

So, the West needs to continue supporting Ukraine with arms to push Russian troops out of all Ukraine and that will be Putin’s humiliation and his eventual downfall. But when this occurs Russia will still have to be watched for whom will be the new President of Russia, lets hope not another aggressor like Putin.

But it is not just the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for there are many war crimes being found in the formerly Russian occupied parts of East Ukraine, which have been done to Ukrainian residents by Russian forces.

So, it is not just the defeat of Russian forces in Ukraine, but the prosecution of those Russian forces responsible for commiting the war crimes which has to be dealt with, with the final responsibilty down to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: NATO meets to talk Ukraine at scene of one of its most controversial decisions | Euronews

Rishi Sunak should seek new Brexit deal with EU, says Tony Blair think tank | The Independent


PM urged to consider UK alignment with parts of single market

 

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The 2016 EU referendum was a once in a lifetime action as was the Scottish independence referendum, so as there should be no talk of Scottish independence, there should be no talk of joining the EU in any form.

The Blair thinktank is and always will be for the EU and is Blair.

When Blair was Prime Minister he never once consulted the UK population on how to conduct talks with the EU and he blindly went his own way and signed the UK further and further into the EU without any UK population mandate.

That was not democracy then and will not be now for with the EU there is no way for close alignment on trade without much closer alignment with the EU in many other ways. One being giving UK soverenty away to the EU and being a puppet state of the EU, not being in charge of how the UK conducts any of its business, joining the Euro, British army given to the EU, no tax independence and much more.

The UK 2016 EU referendum was about UK freedom from constraints from the EU and we should not go back to being controlled by the EU.

Re freedom of movement, yes lets have it but on UK terms not EU terms, so in reality immigration from the EU to the UK will be the same as any other country. I wish a boarder relaxation, but on our terms, for the UK needs the right immigration policy to sustain UK growth, which we currently don’t have, as it is currently too restrictive. Many areas of UK workforce are short of applicants and Non-UK applications are desperently needed. Social care, agriculture and hospitality to name just 3, but there are many more.

Realistic salaries need to be offered in these areas, much more than currently being offered, especially in Social Care, which should be, at least in the region of £14/15 per hour rate. If this is not achieved in social care and much more, then we can say goodbye to the NHS, which is another areas dependent on non-UK immigration.

We need to do what is best for the UK and not what is best for Blair.

 

Source: Rishi Sunak should seek new Brexit deal with EU, says Tony Blair think tank | The Independent

Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent


Exclusive: Fifa has assured national federations that fans displaying the rainbow colours associated with support for the LGBTQ+ community will no longer be stopped by security staff at World Cup venues

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FIFA have shown that they have no respect for football as football should be non-political but in awarding the World to Qatar they made it so.

The right to view and attend the World Cup is everyone’s right and to give the World Cup to a country where it was obvious the this freedom would not be there was completely wrong.

Source: Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent

World Cup: Outrage amid claims Qatar to ban kosher food and Jewish public prayer – The Jewish Chronicle


Why is anyone surprised for Qatar no promises can be expected to be kept, there fooled FIFA to allocate the games to them and now the true Qatar is surfacing, perhaps not the population, but certainly the views of the ruling family.

Go there at your own risk, but as countries go they are not alone, when any events are planned on any country many factors should be taken into consideration, their, laws, Human Rights record, their tolerance or intolerance and many others, not just their ability to fund the event or perhaps funding the allocating organisation.

The allocation should be open to inspection.

 

Source: World Cup: Outrage amid claims Qatar to ban kosher food and Jewish public prayer – The Jewish Chronicle