WE Brits simply won’t be told what to think. Recently there has been a surge of positive, well-honed online and newspaper PR about the Duchess of Cornwall.

Source: Camilla and Charles should be forgiven for affair, says Richard and Judy | Richard and Judy | Columnists | Comment | Express.co.uk


Welsh assembly member Leanne Wood sparked anger by tweeting about the apparent ISIS-inspired atrocity last night.

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There are so many twists and turns that organisations and people are making over Brexit that at times it is impossible to understand and ascertain where any of them are in relation to an eventual Brexit outcome..

Surely it would be in the best interests of the UK for everyone of us to make clear where we stand.

As this article states both McDonnell and Corbyn both were strongly against joining the EU and retaining in the EU, but were prepared to follow the Labour Party line of staying in the EU, although their visible support was hard to see. Surely they should have stood by their long held principles.

They are not on their own as Cameron tried to dupe the UK population into believing he would negotiate the best deal for the UK or would walk away, which would be his basis to put to the country in the referendum and we can all see he was not successful in achieving a best deal and therefore would never have walked away.

Ukip with Farage were always to come out of the EU completely, while the Lib Dems were always for staying no matter what the deal.

Currently the Conservatives would appear to wish to leave the EU, but cannot decide on what deal, while Labour appear to want to come out, but at the sametime stay in for the parts they like.

In the last election the country were apparently not with UKip or the Lib Dems, but more for the undecided Labour and to some extent the possible out Tories.

So we are now negotiating with the EU, but on what basis. There is still a mishmash of detail from the Tories, while the official line from the EU is to punish the UK for daring to exercise its right to leave the EU.

While in the EU various people and the 27 other EU members are unsure what they also want. They want the best deal for themselves rather than a combined approach from each of the 27.

From my point of view how the 27 are behaving is how the EU is and was for the 28, when it should have been with one voice, The EU bureaucrats again appear to be in it for themselves, well they are politicians or similar and so are only there for their own power, which is my view of most, if not all politicians.

Will it be when the UK leaves the EU, for that was the will of the people, a good result for the UK, well that is for the future and so will how the EU continues, if it so does.

Currently the EU is not working for the majority of the populations within the UK, but is for its officials, so you can see why its officials do not wish any changes which could rocks their current lifestyles, but then again this could be said for the political elite in any country.

These negotiations need to be continuing and the bombastic and intransigent approach from both sides needs to change. I may be biased, but I do feel this is more so for the EU negotiators in the allout requirement to punish the UK as an example to other counties who may have an inclination to leave or some other manner of change for the EU. If they do not then I do feel the EU will not continue, as it may not anyway, but if they do achieve a reasonable settlement for the UK then the EU may have more of a survival chance than at present.

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The PM is trying to balance his relationships with Trump and US Jews, who have been at odds over the Charlottesville events

Source: Criticism mounts over Netanyahu’s response to US neo-Nazism | The Times of Israel


Local authority to pay £10,000 damages to man with learning disabilities after delay in providing sex education forced his wife to abstain from sex with him

Source: Man with learning disabilities wins damages after sex education delay


The bus industry is facing fresh legal action over its failure to ensure disabled people have access to the designated wheelchair spaces on buses, six months after a Supreme Court judgment that campaigners hoped would finally settle the issue.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in January that wheelchair-users have a right to priority access over the wheelchair space on a bus, and that a driver must do more than just ask a non-disabled passenger to move if they are occupying the space and it is needed by someone using a wheelchair.

But accessible transport campaigners said this week that, although there had been an initial improvement following the judgment, standards “were starting to slip again”.

London’s user-led accessible transport charity, Transport for All (TfA), met last week to mark six months since the Supreme Court judgment.

The meeting heard from one wheelchair-user

 

Source: Bus industry set to face fresh legal action over access to wheelchair space – Black Triangle Campaign


Many major tourist destinations, must-see sights and visitor hot spots are off limits to disabled travellers because many hotels, including some big hotel

Source: Wheelchair users forced to abandon UK summer holiday plans, says Muscular Dystrophy UK | DisabledGo News and Blog


Disabled campaigners have written to a government minister to warn him that “alarm bells are ringing” over the “massive discrepancies and inconsistencies” in the way the criminal justice system deals with disability hate crime prosecutions.

The Disability Hate Crime Network says there is “increasing concern” over these failings.

And it has asked solicitor general Robert Buckland to create “tighter and understandably clear guidance”, and to pressure the system to comply with the rules on disability hate crime.

Stephen Brookes, a coordinator of the network, says in the letter that he and his colleagues felt “deep dismay” that six recent court cases involving violent attacks on disabled people – reported last month by Disability News Service (DNS) – had not been treated as disability hate crimes.

Source: Minister told ‘alarm bells are ringing’ over disability hate crime – Black Triangle Campaign


The Special Olympics National Games brought in more than a million pounds to Sheffield, council bosses have revealed.

Source: ‘Incredible’ Special Olympics brings in £1.4 million to Sheffield – The Star

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