IN a tumultuous night in parliament on Monday, a number of amendments were tabled, including that of MP Sir Oliver Letwin? But who is the Tory rebel and what does his amendment mean? Who is Oliver Letwin? Sir Oliver Letwin is a Conservative MP for West Dorset. He was previously the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2014 to 2016. Letwin was given overall responsibility of the cabinet office in 2015 and is a full member of the Cabinet in the Conservative government. He is also the chairman of the Conservative Research Department and chaired the Conservative Party's Policy Review from 2005-2010. He recently tabled an amendment for parliament to take control of the Brexit process. What is his amendment? Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin's amendment looks to clear the way for a series of "indicative votes" in the Commons this coming Wednesday. Indicative votes are where sitting MPs vote on a variety of different options to see if the will of Parliament supports any single option with a … [Read more...] about Who is Sir Oliver Letwin, what was his Brexit amendment and is he a remainer?
EMPIRE actor Jussie Smollett was accused by Chicago Police of paying two men to attack him in a bid to boost his career. The actor was taken to hospital at 2am on Tuesday, January 29 after he said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and "This is MAGA (Make America Great Again) country!". Who is Jussie Smollett? The 35-year-old African American is best known for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox hip-hop musical drama series Empire, for which he received great acclaim. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant as Ricks and in Marshall as Langston Hughes. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks in 1992 and Rob Reiner's North in 1994. Jussie came out as gay in March 2015 during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Was the Empire star attacked in hate crime in Chicago? Jussie Smollett was taken to hospital in Chicago at … [Read more...] about Who is Jussie Smollett and was the Empire actor attacked in hate crime in Chicago?
DONALD Trump made a radical break with 50 years of US foreign policy by officially recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. But where are the Golan Heights and when were they occupied? Here's everything you need to know. WHERE ARE THE GOLAN HEIGHTS? The Golan Heights is region of around 700 square miles in the Levant - an area of the Eastern Medditerranean primarily in Western Asia. It is the name given to the area Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War — an armed conflict between Israel, Jordan, Syria, and what is now known as Egypt. Since the war in 1967, Israel has occupied the western two-thirds of the region while the eastern third has remained under the control of Syria. With the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, the eastern area of the Golan Heights has seen fighting between the Syrian Arab Army and many different factions of the Syrian opposition. As of July 2018, the Syrian government has regained its grip on the eastern Golan Heights. … [Read more...] about Where are the Golan Heights when did Israel occupy them and what’s the source of dispute over them?
EASTER is less than four weeks away and egg hunts are being prepared all over the UK. But what will the weather be like this Easter bank holiday weekend? Here's everything you need to know. WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE THIS EASTER? The Easter bank holiday will begin with Good Friday, which this year falls on Friday April 19. Easter Sunday will be on Sunday April 21 and the four-day weekend will be complete with Easter Monday, on April 22. The Met Office releases its detailed weather reports on a weekly basis, so a thorough picture of what the weather will be like then is yet to be published. But a long-range forecast does offer some clues for what's to come. For the period April 9 - 23, The Met Office says: "At the start of this period it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions as spells of wet and windy weather moving southeastwards across the UK. "The most unsettled conditions are likely to be in the northwest, with more settled weather across southeastern areas. … [Read more...] about What is the Easter 2019 weather forecast in the UK? Is the bank holiday going to be a wash out?
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump was the subject of an intense FBI investigation which ultimately found no evidence of collusion with Russia. Ex-FBI boss Robert Mueller was leading the inquiry, but what did his probe involve? Who is Robert Mueller? Robert Mueller III, 73, led the FBI from September 2001, days before 9/11. The FBI chief from New York City stepped down from his director role in September 2013. He was succeeded by James Comey, who was sacked in May 2017 by President Trump while leading an investigation into alleged Russian links to the Trump campaign. This overall investigation was passed on to Mueller, now special counsel of the Justice Department. Why was Donald Trump under investigation? Trump found out he was being investigated by the FBI on his birthday, June 14, in 2017. In the run-up to the probe's second anniversary, Trump tweeted: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Robert Mueller was investigating whether there was collusion … [Read more...] about Why was Donald Trump under investigation by the FBI and Robert Mueller and what does obstruction of justice mean?