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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  25th October 2017

      Don’t you mean broken news? When were accountants scientists or even insurers?

  1. Missy

     /  25th October 2017

    Sebastian Kurz has invited the far right Freedom Party to enter into coalition talks with his Austrian Peoples Party. He has been holding talks with the leaders of all parties, and is expected to complete these at the weekend when he will begin coalition talks.

    This is hardly a surprise to anyone who has been watching developments in Austria, but it won’t be welcomed by the EU.

    Kurz gave an interview to Spiegel online in which he was challenged on his views regarding the EU, he said that the EU needs to be more collaborative and subsidiary, he said the EU needs to take a backseat and let countries manage their own affairs, this could have been in response to the EU saying after the Austrian elections that Kurz should not enter into a coalition with the Freedom Party.

  2. Missy

     /  25th October 2017

    And for something completely frivolous and superficial….. the battle of the first ladies of Europe, not to mention the young handsome leaders. 🙂

    First, Sebastian Kurz, 31, the youngest leader in Europe. His girlfriend is Susanne Their, 30, who works in the finance ministry. They met when Kurz was 18.

    Second, Emmanuel Macron, 39, 8 years younger than Sebastian Kurz. His Wife is Brigitte Macron, 64, they met when Macron was her student at school (15 years old).

    So, who is the new glamour couple of Europe’s leaders?

    • Blazer

       /  25th October 2017

      ‘ Emmanuel Macron, 39, 8 years younger than Sebastian Kurz’..make up your mind.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  25th October 2017

      Nice one.

      I said two weeks ago this’d be trump’s very own Benghazi. Little did I appreciate that he’d respond so stupidly as to double, triple and quadruple down on a losing position.

      As for John Kelly’s account of Frederika Wilson’s presence at the dedication of the South Florida FBI building? Kelly’s a blatant liar, who continued to lie even when contradicted by video evidence.

      Kelly was so damned stunned by what he believed was Rep. Wilson’s attempt to take credit for something. To brag. Yet he works for the most self-aggrandizing, self-promoting, bloviating braggart in the history of mankind. Who gave himself a “10 out of 10” on handling Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane response despite the fact that much of the island is still without power, water, food, medicine and housing. That’s an awful lot of bragging and credit taking, which doesn’t appear to stun the good general.

      Kelly also doesn’t appear stunned to be working for a sexist, racist, Nazi-sympathizing, pathologically-lying, sexual-abusing sociopath who mocks disabled people; resorts to juvenile, demeaning name-calling; disrespects and picks fights with war heroes, Gold Star families, grieving widows and the Pope; undermines the intelligence community and judiciary; labels the media “the enemy of the people;” and alienates our allies while emboldening our enemies.

      And we still don’t know why over a thousand US troops and a drone base are stationed in Niger, not authorised to use lethal force, and not sanactioned by Congress to even be on the ground.The response to the ambush in Niger makes clear that Benghazi was never about embassy security, just as the revelation that Javanka used personal emails while in the White House showed that conservative outrage over Hillary Clinton’s emails was never about secure government communications.

  4. sorethumb

     /  25th October 2017

    The Hungarian prime minister has warned that “the forces of globalism are banging on the door” of Central Europe, “the last migrant-free zone” in the continent.
    Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán said his government wants “a secure, fair, civic, Christian, and free Europe”, but that eurocrats and mass migration advocates were working hard “to turn us Hungarians into Homo Brusselsicus” — Brussels Man.

  5. MaureenW

     /  25th October 2017

    Who would have thought? Clinton’s campaign paid for the Trump Russian Dossier. More to come on Clinton, you just won’t find it in much of the mainstream media.


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