Month: November 2016

‘I fear for my life’ says Nigel Farage as the UKIP leader fears violent attacks every day

The interim UKIP leader has received death threats and just last week was confronted during a night out.  The revelation came as the 52-year-old Brexiteer refused to rule out backing fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen for the French presidency. In his most explosive interview to date, the controversial MEP said he was “on the fence” over whether far-Right Eurosceptic Le Pen’s election was a price worth paying to bring down the EU, saying: “If she wins, it’s over.” Revealing he had been threatened with a glass on Thursday night, he said: “I’ve got no life – I...

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FAREWELL TO CUBA’S TYRANT DICTATOR

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. Critics saw him as a dictator. Ashen and grave, President Castro told the nation in an unexpected late night broadcast on state television that Fidel Castro had died and would be cremated later on Saturday....

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Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit march on Supreme Court ‘postponed’ over fears of far-right hijacking

A planned mass demonstration on the Supreme Court for 5 December has been “postponed” by its organisers, IBTimes UK has learned. Andy Wigmore, the head of communications for Leave.EU, confirmed the move on Friday (25 November). A source told IBTimes UK that the pro-Brexit campaign feared far-right groups such as the EDL and BNP could “hijack” the event and were worried about violence between Leave and Remain protesters. Interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage was expected to lead the demonstration on the Supreme Court as the government contests a ruling form the High Court, which could see MPs having a...

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DISASTROUS BREXIT Vote brings warning from IFS of biggest squeeze on pay for 70 years

Respected thinktank says UK’s withdrawal from EU will stoke inflation and peg back wages to below their 2008 level in 2021 Workers in Britain face the longest squeeze on their pay for 70 years as Brexit knocks wage growth and stokes inflation, a leading thinktank has said. Picking over Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that by 2021, real wages in the UK – pay adjusted for inflation – will still not have recovered to their 2008 level before the global financial crisis hit. Paul Johnson, the thinktank’s director, said: “One cannot stress how...

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John Major: case for second Brexit referendum is credible

‘Tyranny of majority’ should not dictate manner of exit from EU, says former PM in remarks likely to anger pro-Brexit Tories Sir John Major has become the second former prime minister within 24 hours to question the Brexit process, saying there is a “perfectly credible” case for a second referendum on leaving the European Union. Speaking shortly after Tony Blair argued in an interview that Brexit could be reversed if the public changed its mind, Major said that the 48% of voters who wanted to remain should not be subject to the “tyranny of the majority”. The former Conservative...

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