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Mrs May meets Nicola Sturgeon prior to triggering Brexit

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May returned to Scotland today, firstly to broadcast a statement outlining her vision for the United Kingdom to become even stronger after Brexit.

Labour issues list of six key tests for Brexit

EPA photo   By Hazel Speed Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, has presented a list of six tests which he says are required if Labour are to back any final deal in Parliament regarding Brexit.

Britain now needs to get behind Brexit

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May has obviously been deferring the filing of Article 50 in consideration of allowing the EU anniversary celebrations to take place first.

Victims honoured in London terror attack

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed The morning after. The United Kingdom is hurting, but the words from all today is that terrorism will not deter democracy, as can be seen by the earlier clip in Parliament.

Terrorist Attack: Evil returns to London

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a […]

Brexit – the Movie!

By Hazel Speed It had to happen – inevitably! Five on Brexit Island – (one book but not the last), then of course, there has to be a Brexit movie.

Brexit: Article 50 to finally be filed with the EU

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed It was announced on Monday that the Prime Minister will be sending the formal letter re Brexit (Article 50), to the EU representative on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and will also be present in Parliament to formally notify the House on the same day.

Who is in control of the Labour Party?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has started something with his public claims of a potential conspiracy to end the Labour Party as we know it.

3-Jobs George – Swivel Door Ethics

ES photo   By Hazel Speed Recently, I wrote a piece on George Osborne – What is a man’s worth? Given the obscene amount he was to earn for doing very little in respect of financial advice, many thought that was bad enough, however on Friday, it was announced that he is to have a third […]

Masterpiece damaged in National Gallery attack

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Why is it, I wonder, that periodically we hear of people trying to scar, or intend to damage beyond repair, great works of art in famous public galleries?

Nicola Sturgeon may be sealing her own fate

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Nicola Sturgeon has painted herself into a corner by thinking it is now or never, to push for another Scottish Referendum.

Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

By Hazel Speed When I learned that it was a hundred years since the date of the Russian Revolution, I had a sense of sadness that I always have when I think about this tragic story.

House of Lords pass Bill for Brexit to proceed

PA photo   By Hazel Speed   When Democracy can be too Democratic for its own good

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe

SG photo   By Hazel Speed It was Commonwealth Day yesterday, and while watching BBC2, around 11am, the network kept updating the viewer that any minute there would be a live broadcast ‘within minutes’/’any minute now’, which then changed to ‘in about fifteen minutes’ as Her Majesty The Queen will be handing a baton to […]

David Cameron – that’s a bit rich coming from you!

PA photo   By Hazel Speed The other day, whilst watching the television coverage in respect to the unveiling of the new Monument at Horseguards to honour the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, I noticed that at the end of the formal ceremony, whilst guests were mingling, there was a political ‘clutch’ of Mother Hens […]

Iraq and Afghanistan memorial to mark 25 years of war

Toby Melville/PA   By Hazel Speed When one walks through Central London it is peppered here or there with one type of monument or another; statues of the famous of former centuries, then of more modern times.

What is a Man’s Worth?

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed There will be many who, having read about George Osborne‘s worth for working one day per week will, no doubt, be incensed by the sheer greed and injustice when compared to the average salary for one day’s work in respect of an ordinary man (or woman) in general industries, […]

The Budget: Head vs Heart?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed The live UK Budget broadcast had a most surprising twist for this writer, but first let us consider the presentations in the order they took place. I leave the fine detail to the link herein but rather, my observations were as follows.

House of Lords reject Government’s second Brexit vote

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Peers were advised, apparently, to take a camp bed into the House of Lords, if necessary, the night before to ensure their presence on Tuesday where they debated and voted first of all on Amendment 1 to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at the report stage.

D-Day Memorial planned in Normandy in time for 75th anniversary

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed It has been announced that a special commemorative memorial is planned for Normandy in time for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Mrs May’s unrequited love for the UK

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May, yet again, did not disappoint with her outline of the importance and meaning of the United Kingdom.

Meet The Lords: A doffed hat to the BBC

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Earlier this week BBC TV broadcast the first episode of ‘Meet the Lords‘, a behind the scenes portrayal within the UK’s House of Lords.

Government defeated in Brexit bill

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Peers from the UK’s House of Lords yesterday voted on Amendment 9B to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at Committee Stage which would make the Government produce proposals within three months of notification for EU citizens legally resident in the UK to have the same rights of residence […]

Inquest into the Tunisian Beach Terrorist Shootings

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed One cannot grasp the magnitude of such a terrible event unfolding in front of one’s eyes, within seconds, and whilst relaxing on holiday lounging on a beach. No wonder survivors are still suffering from post traumatic stress.

BHS – Everything comes to those who wait!

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Philip Green sold British Home Stores for only £1.00 and now has paid £363 million, albeit forcibly, towards the Pension Fund which should have been secured for his former, now thousands of jobless, employees of all ages.

Britain’s Shame: IICSA child sex abuse inquiry public hearings under way

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed I watched the commencement of this Hearing, television preamble interviews and discussion. It is a shocking indictment against all the perpetrators involved.

Mrs May’s financial penalty against the sick and disabled, despite her grand speech

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed George Freeman, as Chief Policy Advisor to Mrs May, has created a whirlwind storm in the UK following his crass remarks in regard to wanting to differentiate between physically and mentally disabled (staying at home and taking pills for anxiety), denying the latter access to apply for PIPs Personal […]

North Korea has a new Message in a Bottle

Ann Young-Joon/AP   By Hazel Speed When I have read and listened to recent reports regarding the manner in which Kim Jong-nam was assassinated, it is a more worrying message to the West in a clever and simple package, and whilst the West concern themselves with the nuclear capability the North Koreans may be developing […]

Mrs May wins Gold – Labour and UKIP ‘also rans’

Caters photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May is ‘on a political roll’ with no challengers in sight.

Murder Most Foul – Husband of Author Found Guilty

SWNS photo   By Hazel Speed The full details of the crime related herein are gruesome, horrific, incredulous but above all else, most sad.