General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban – BBC News

April 23, 2017

And it will also call for postal voting to be largely abolished, because of concerns over electoral fraud. The former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, proposed a burka ban in 2010. But the party later dropped the policy, and it did not appear in its 2015 manifesto. Full-face veils are already banned in public in some European countries, including France. According to the Sun, Mr Nuttall will say on Monday: “Just as we have been vindicated on the need to recognise the downsides of …


Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

… Just over a mile away, State Department officials wagged a finger, noting widespread voting irregularities that gave Erdogan his razor-thin victory and warning Turkeyto protect all its citizens’ rights and freedoms. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …


Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

… post-referendum haze — looking for answers to a referendum tainted by complaints during the campaign, the voting and preliminary results. Erdogan declared victory on Sunday night after state-run media Anadolu reported 51.4% voted for his “Yes” campaign. The razor-thin majority of votes had opponents crying fraud and saying the “Yes” side would not have had so many votes and even could have lost, if the Turkish Supreme Board of Elections had followed its …


Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

Salt Bae doesn’t just season steaks. He also votes. lem tamam#saltbae #saltlife #salt A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT Yes, that’s chef Nusret Gke, aka Salt Bae, voting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a referendum that gives him sweeping new powers. SEE ALSO: ‘Salt Bae’ seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinner, as is the natural order of things Are the results bad for democracy? You …


Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… for its part, at the United Nations abstained from voting against an American resolution condemning Bashar Assad for his gas attack on Syrian civilians. Were either of things worth the abandonment of the main American economic argument against China? Probably not. Did Trump run the traps of his national security team before cutting a deal with Xi? Probably not, since it all happened in a couple of hours. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Putin is a bully, but if you answer him with bullying of your …


Michael Caine: ‘I voted for Brexit.’ Everyone: ‘UGH.’

April 8, 2017

Michael Caine, Brexit voter.Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM We’ve got some bad news, everyone. Michael Caine voted for Brexit. Yeah, yeah, and that’s not all. In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, the legendary actor revealed a fair share of enlightening thoughts about politics that sparked some serious references to Caine’s classic film, The Italian Job. Lovely. SEE ALSO: Ice age waterfalls caused the original ‘Brexit,’ scientists say …