The most controversial politician in UK, UKIP leader, Nigel Farage faces protests during his trip for Scotland. Protesters besieges him in front of pub in Edinburgh. He had to be escorted by police officials for leave it. UKIP leader told BBC Scotland the incident was deeply racist and displayed a total hatred of the English.
Farage called on SNP Leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to condemn it. But SNP said the UKIP leader had “lost the plot”. After that, he hung up during a telephone interview to Good Morning Scotland (BBC Radio Scotland) after he being pressed for his lack of knowledge over Scottish politics and low level of support of his party in the north of the border. He described the interview as “insulting”
After this, he was criticised by Salmond. SNP leader said that Mr Farage’s accusation of a “hate campaign” from the BBC during the radio interview showed it would be a “great mistake” to take “somebody of that mentality with any degree of seriousness” He added: We can frankly do without UKIP, who dislike everybody and know absolutely nothing about Scotland.”
When asked if he condemned the demonstration against Mr Farage, the first minister said: “If there’s been any law-breaking - and that’s yet to be established - then obviously we condemn that, as we always do in Scotland, but you’ve got to get things into context. “A student demonstration isn’t the Dreyfus trial,” he said.
Well, Its a Farage’s way to be in trouble in Scotland. Really, Scotties don’t like him.
More troubles for UK Prime Minister, David Cameron. On Wednesday, House of Commons vote a proposal defends by conservatives eurosceptics MPs to put an amendment of EU referendum bill on Queen’s Speech. The move was defeated by 277 (Labour and Lib Dem, who opposed that measure) a 130 votes. The backers of the amendment included 116 Tory MPs, representing half of all the party’s backbenchers. Conservatives backbenchers were given a free vote for its MPs.
Conservative eurosceptic MP, John Baron said said he wished Mr Cameron had come out in support of amendment as it would have put pressure on his Lib Dem coalition partners to accelerate the referendum process. Also, While he trusted in Prime Minister, Baron said politicians had “broken promises” about EU referendums in the past and the public needed convincing about their intentions.
Labour and Lib Dems criticises the bill. Earlier, Deputy PM and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said Tory MPs had “changed the goalposts” over the terms of an EU referendum as the government had already legislated to hold a vote if further powers were handed to Brussels.
Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said “David Cameron’s backbenchers have shown they simply won’t give up until he gives in” He added: ”The real risk is that he spends the coming month trying to get his party back in line, instead of focussing on getting our economy back on track.”
Its a sea of troubles for Cameron.
After US government has unveils to hacked the news agency Associated Press. Today, IRS (Internal Revenue Service) acting commissioner Steve Miller quits amid scandal of tax scrutiny of conservatives groups using the words “tea party” and “patriots”. He asked by the Treasure Secretary, Jack Lew, to resign. Its a revealed earlier this week.
In short statement, US president Barack Obama said he would work with Congress in further investigations of the IRS matter. He also said he had asked Lew to begin implementing recommendations from a treasury department report on how the groups were treated. In his farewell speech, Miller said there was “strong and immediate need to restore public trust” in the IRS.
Republicans are very angry with this and wanna a special investigation for this. House speaker , John Boemer told to reporters on Wednesday:”My question is, who’s going to jail over this scandal?” US Attorney General, Eric Holder said the FBI probe into the IRS conduct would be as wide as necessary. US government officials loves to hacking phones, and now tax scrutiny.
Official figures releases today shows France returns to recession for the second time in four years. Its economy shrank 0.2% on first quarter of the year. Its same result of last quarter of 2012. French president François Hollande has said he expects zero growth in 2013, lower than a 0.1% growth forecast by the French government. In interview to French radio, European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso said that France had “lost competitiveness in the last 20 years”. He added that he thought the country sometimes had a “very negative view of the opportunities of the modern world, for example of globalisation”. Really, French people are very sad with the country goes to recession again.
UK PM David Cameron gives an interview to BBC during his three day visit in USA over EU referendum bill. British Prime Minister said only his party is offering a “clear choice” about the UK’s future in Europe. So, Cameron said Liberal Democrats and Labour were not willing to listen to the public on the issue. He said he has shown leadership on the issue but critics say he is being dictated to by his backbenchers.
The draft of EU referendum bill was publish on last Tuesday. It states that voters would be asked the question “do you think that the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union?” in a referendum to be held no later than 31 December 2017. Voters would be asked in 2015 general election question “do you think that David Cameron should remain as Prime Minister?” I don’t know the answer of this question.
US diplomat named Ryan Fogle was arrested briefly for FSB (Russian Intelligence Service) for recruit a Russian intelligent officer. He was declared as “persona non grata” for “provocative actions in the spirit of the Cold War”, the Russian foreign ministry said on its website. He’s said to have worked as third political secretary at the US embassy in Moscow. Fogle was arrested with large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the Russian agent he had tried to recruit. US Department of State don’t make comments over this. Comrade Putin is very happy with this scandal.
UK Conservative Party (Tories) will publish the draft of EU referendum bill on Tuesday. The referendum will held in 2017 whether Conservatives win 2015 general elections. Conservatives eurosceptics puts PM David Cameron under pressure over referendum.
During his trip on US, Cameron said it was in the “national interest” to renegotiate its relationship with the 27-member union and seek the endorsement of the public for the changes in a referendum. But he said having a referendum now, instead of at the end of what is likely to be a two-year negotiating process - would provide a “false choice” between the status quo and an immediate exit.
Yesterday, two senior Cabinet ministers, Phillip Hammond (Defense Secretary) and Michael Gove (Education Secretary) have said they would vote to quit the EU if a poll was held straight away while eurosceptic backbenchers have suggested legislation paving the way for a poll is needed to reassure the public.
But pro-European Tories has concerned against a “kneejerk reaction” and said there must be an orderly process leading up to any vote over the UK’s future in the EU.
Labour Party said committing to hold a referendum in four years’ time made no sense and would create uncertainty at a time when securing economic recovery should be the government’s priority.
Shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander said “This seems to be just the latest panicked response from the prime minister who is now following, rather than leading, his backbenchers.”
The Lib Dems said the government had already legislated to seek public approval before any further powers were handed to Brussels, and having a referendum “in response to nothing” was self-defeating and a distraction.
Lib Dem’s president Tim Farron said the Conservatives’ strategy was “in chaos”.
Speaking in joint-press conference, US president Barack Obama said an “outward-looking”, internationally engaged Britain strengthened the special relationship between the two countries.
While it was up to the British people to decide, he said he agreed with the prime minister that “you probably want to see if you can fix what’s broken in a very important relationship before you break it off”.
Britons and Europeans will lost their patience with Cameron’s way to tackle control of his party and home affairs such as EU referendum.
Unofficial results says Muslim League (PML-N) has a majority in parliament. Its hold talks with independents MPs to guarantee a majority to form a coalition government. PML-N’s leader, former PM Nawaz Sharif talks with journalist in his house. He was quoted as saying he would be happy if Mr Singh came to his inauguration, but it is unclear when a formal invitation will be issued. He told an Indian reporter, “We had a long chat on the phone and then he extended an invitation to me and I extended an invitation to him.” So, he said Pakistan would extend its “full support” over the withdrawal to “see that everything goes well and smoothly”. Will Pakistanis and the world believes in Sharif’s promises?
After the polls are closed. Nawaz Sharif was elected to be Prime Minister of Pakistan. Unofficial results suggest him and his party, Muslim League (PML-N) has a majority in parliament to form a government. The party has a majority of 115 of 272 seats on parliament. Former cricketer and opposition leader Imran Khan said he was pleased with the high turnout but disappointed about reports of rigging. US president Barack Obama and India’s PM Mahmoan Singh congratulates Sharif for his victory.
Obama said he looked forward to working with the government that emerged. He welcomed the “historic, peaceful and transparent transfer of civilian power” but stopped short of naming Mr Sharif.
Indian PM said he hoped for a “new course” in relations between the two countries. PM extends his congratulations to Mr. Nawaz Sharif and his party for their emphatic victory in Pakistan’s elections,” he said on his Twitter account. Singh invited Sharif to go to India “at a mutually convenient time”.
Sharif become PM for a third time. In his last period in office ending 14 years ago in a military coup followed by his trial and exile.
Muslim League’s officials hold talks with independent members of parliament to form a government. Will be judges and military officials accepts the results?