Tory Conference: Brexit Put On The ...

Prime Minister Theresa May's Tory conference speech focused on assuring the party's members that Europe will not dominate the conference meetings, esp...


Waste Crime “Worst Than Narco...

UK Environment Agency Chief Sir James Bevan said 'waste crime' is the largest crime than drugs in the United Kingdom of this year. “Waste is the ne...

Hundreds Participate in New I Am Te...

Banking on the country's imagination and amazement of its athletes' performance during the World Olympics after Team GB successfully led the world, ab...

One Individual Masterminded Thailan...

A new series of explosive and arson attacks in famous tourist spots in several provinces last week are believed to be the work of one leader of a netw...

Tory Conference: Brexit Put On The Sidelines For The Meantime

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Tory conference speech focused on assuring the party’s members that Europe will not dominate the conference meetings, especially Brexit.

Mrs May said that Britain should focus on being a country that “works for all”. She addressed the party members at the start of the meeting. Despite pushing Brexit on the sidelines, she said she will not backslide on the subject.

In her speech, she had included a snippet for the Brexit. She outlined her plan of invoking article 50, the formal process of negotiating an exit by the end of March.

She then said that she would pass the “Great Repeal Act” in 2017 January. This would replace the UK legislation from 1972 that guaranteed their UK membership.

The new law would help provide certainty for businesses by allowing them to maintain their status. However, the delay in addressing Brexit may also mean the legislation with the EU could be further delayed.

This Great Repeal Act, which at the outset will do little more than replicate EU law in domestic legislation, is a pragmatic act of housekeeping: it would be simply impossible for Britain’s lawmakers to run the slide-rule over every piece of EU legislation pre-Brexit to decide what to keep and what to ditch.

Thirdly, Mrs May repeatedly said she would not give a running commentary on Brexit negotiations or set out Britain’s demands in advance. That was a mistake that her allies feel David Cameron made in his ill-fated EU renegotiations last winter.

Waste Crime “Worst Than Narcotic Syndicates”

UK Environment Agency Chief Sir James Bevan said ‘waste crime’ is the largest crime than drugs in the United Kingdom of this year.

“Waste is the new narcotics. It feels to me like drugs felt in the 1980s: the system hadn’t quite woken up to the enormity of what was going on and was racing to catch up,” he said.

Illegal waste activity costs the country about £1bn yearly. About 1,000 illegal waste sites have been uncovered the previous year, more than the previous two years in total with about 662 active by the end of March 2016.


Organised gangs and shady corporations are part of the dumping of illegal household and industrial wastes in different areas. This had led to massive frauds in recycling feels and landfill tax.

The Environment Agency’s actions had helped to close more than 1,000 sites it had found with fines and prosecutions against property owners.

“When you have an illegal waste site, it will look horrible, it will smell, be noisy and there are constantly fires.

“With drugs it took a while for the system to catch up and realise the damage drugs were doing. We are clear now about the damage waste crime does to communities and to the economy,” he said.

“The strategy is to work with the good guys and really nail the bad guys. “We are both finding more [illegal sites] and nailing more. As the statistics show we haven’t cracked it yet and it will be a long grind, but we are making progress.”

Hundreds Participate in New I Am Team GB Campaign

Banking on the country’s imagination and amazement of its athletes’ performance during the World Olympics after Team GB successfully led the world, about 2,600 sporting events intended to encourage people to get out of their homes and engage in physical activities was the focus of I Am Team GB.

The campaign begun during the London 2012 Olympics where it was met with lacklustre acceptance despite the amazing achievement of Team GB during the time.

Several Olympians and enthusiasts opened their backyard to young and old people interested in the sport.

The Olympian Greg Rutherford opened his back garden, complete with long jump, to young people in Woburn Sands, near Milton Keynes. “It’s an interesting concept, come to my back garden and jump into the pit that I train on for the world championships, Olympics and everything else,” he said.

Nicole Sherapin, from Stratford, took her two children to the event. “I watched the Olympics every time it was on. It’s great that Team GB came second in the medal table, so when I saw this on the TV this morning I thought I’d bring the kids here because they’re really into sport and it’s something fun to do with it being the school holidays. They’ve tried the bikes, badminton, table tennis. I want my youngest to have a go at handball because it’s an alternative to football.”

In Reading, the Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover was offering advice to people who wanted to try out the sport. “There’ll be some challenges on the rowing machine. I think we’ll try to get some boats out if anyone wants to have a go at rowing. It’s really good that we’re challenging ideas and trying new things, it’s the first time ever a TV channel has been switched off to encourage people to leave the house and I think it’s amazing.”

One Individual Masterminded Thailand Bombings

A new series of explosive and arson attacks in famous tourist spots in several provinces last week are believed to be the work of one leader of a network of bombers.

Authorities believe the attacks had been planned effectively. From the scene, two incendiary devices in Hua Hin had been found.

According to Deputy National Police Chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen, the group carried out hte operation in many locations all at the same time following orders from a single individual.

However, no insurgent group had claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, it is highly likely that political enemies of the ruling government or members of the Malay-Muslim-majority South are escalating their action against the Thai junta.

In 2014, military leaders won leadership with a country-wide referendum on a constitution that entrenches their power in any future government. This also antagonised all political enemies of the government effectively.

A firebomb exploded in the island of Phuket on Sunday. Two explosive devices were found in Phang Nga while explosives had detonated in different areas on Friday including Surat Thani.

According to Coup Leader and Prime Minister Prayt Chan-o-cha, the attacks were intended to cause chaos and confusion in the country.

Meanwhile, main opposition party Pheu Thai said on Saturday their members had nothing to do with the escalating bombings in Thailand.

Trump Claims Being Attacked By a Fallen Soldier’s “Muslim Parents”

According to GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, Khizr and Ghazala Khan had “viciously attacked” him during the Democratic National Convention.

The Khans — parents of fallen US Captain Humayun Khan who fought in Iraq — said the candidate had no empathy for the fallen soldier.

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Mr Khan said:

‘His [Trump’s] policies, his practices do not reflect that he has any understanding of the basic fundamental constitutional principles of this country, what makes this country exceptional, what makes this country exceptional in the history of the mankind.

‘There are principles of equal dignity, principle of liberty. He talks about excluding people, disrespecting judges, the entire judicial system, immigrants, Muslim immigrants. These are — divisive rhetoric that is totally against the basic constitutional principle.

‘If you read the Constitution, you will — either deliberately would be violating those principles, or you have not read.

‘That is why I have watched whole year and rest of the world has watched, and the love and affection and support that we have received after my statement at every corner of the street, at every place, the affection, the support, the love that I have received, that we continue to receive, is a testament that he is talking about ignorance.

‘He is not fully aware of these principles.’

The Republican Candidate said he did not have a chance to respond against Khizr Khan’s criticism during the Democratic Convention.

EU “Friends” Will Not Be Abandoned – Johnson

According to Leave Representative Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom will not abandon its “friends” in the European Union. During his attendance in Brussels, Mr Johnson said he wanted to see that all the countries of the EU have a “co-ordinated response” to terrorism in response to the attack in Nice, Paris.

As the post-Brexit government’s new foreign secretary, Mr Johnson has met with EU counterparts and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Before he arrived to Brussels, Mr Johnson’s plane had to make an emergency landing, delaying his schedule. The small incident involved a technical issue with one of the engines.

James Robbins, the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, said that although Brexit was not on the agenda “Mr Johnson’s fellow ministers are bound to be sizing up their nemesis”.

“Today’s meetings are bound to be odd, when the man who compared the EU’s ambitions to create a super-state to those of Adolf Hitler, sits down with the 27 other ministers,” he added.

The meeting comes after new Brexit Secretary David Davis said EU migrants who come to the UK as a departure date nears may not be given the right to stay.

He said there might have to be a cut-off point if there were a “surge” in new arrivals but any steps must be compatible with EU law.

New Philippine President Vows to ‘Intensify Fight Against Corruption’

Once a Mayor of Philippine’s Davao City for two decades, Rodrigo Duterte, known internationally as Duterte ‘Harry’ or ‘The Punisher’, has been inaugurated into office. Supporters believe him to be pro-poor and capable of achieving more where past administrations had failed.

Duterte is the Philippines’ 16th president jumping from Mayor of Davao City. His huge popularity is owed to his swift end to drug distribution and organised crime in Davao City. As mayor for two decades, he had improved the quality of life in Mindanao’s prime city.

After he made his pledge, his speech centred on stating that some of his methods may be illegal, but stressed that his being a lawyer has allowed him to know right from wrong.

“I see the erosion of the people’s trust in our country’s leaders, the erosion of faith in our judicial system, the erosion of confidence in the capacity of our public servants to make the people’s lives better, safer and healthier,” he said in his speech.

Duterte won majority of the public’s support as he shared the disgust against political dynasties and failure of successive governments to tackle poverty and inequality.

He was often compared to the US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, another populist candidate. But analysts drew the line as Duterte has political leadership experience being mayor and understands management and the law better than the latter.

Russian MP Urges More Rioting After UEFA Clashes

Igor Lebedev, a Russian Liberal Democratic Party Member, urged Russian hooligans who started the riots in Marseille before and after the match between Russia and England to continue their skirmish.

Mr Lebedev, an MP in the executive committee of the Russian Football Union, said the fans acted like “real men.” He also said that Vitaly Mutko, the Russian Sports Minister, would also be glad to join because it was “England fans who started the riots.”

He said in a tweet that he didn’t see anything wrong with the fans fighting. He said it was “quite the opposite, well done lads, keep it up.”

According to Marseille Persecutor Brice Robin, the Russian hooligans were hyper-violent and quite prepared to cause altercations before and after the match.

Mr Lebedev said:

“I don’t understand those politicians and officials who are criticising our fans. We should defend them, and then we can sort it out when they come home,” Mr Lebedev wrote in a series of tweets.

In Russian Media, the MP talked about the incident and said:

“In nine out of 10 cases, football fans go to games to fight, and that’s normal,’ he said. ‘The lads defended the honour of their country and did not let English fans desecrate our motherland. We should forgive and understand our fans.”

Global Environmental Parliament to Tackle Global Troubles

The United Nations’ Environment Programme is to invite a world’s environment ministers meeting to create a “parliament for the environment.”

UNEP said that the UN Environment Assembly is the world’s “de facto parliament for the environment.” However, it has no constitutional role in a government.

The aim is to allow environment ministers to urge their governments ot agree on common policies. The meeting has 21 proposed resolutions on the table for issues including illegal wildlife trade, plastic in the oceans and whaling in Southeast Asia.

The ministers and their deputies in the meeting will receive a report compiled by 1,203 scientists. The report is a compilation of six separate regional reports for the UNEP regarding the environment and issues that matter in their region and its effects on other regions.

The report would talk about consumer spending in regards to energy consumption, a resource boom from $21 to $56 trillion by 2030 due to East Asian growth.

Meanwhile, UNEP is calling for technology development enabling decoupling economic growth from resource consumption.

The report calls it the greatest health risk to Europeans, with outdoor pollutants such as ozone and particulates killing 500,000 people prematurely per year, and indoor pollution killing another 100,000.

In Africa, indoor air pollution, mainly from cooking, kills 600,000 people a year. In east Asia, pollution controls have made some improvements, but overall, levels are still rising along with prosperity, with short-lived pollutants such as carbon particles and methane killing 153 people per 100,000 per year.

UK Banks Fail To Consider Cybercrime Seriously Enough

TheCityUK’s study of cyber-security over the last six months indicate that the UK government and its banking industry has failed to take cybercrime and identity theft seriously.

The results, to be reported on Tuesday, would say that banks and financial institutions should share more information about threats and crimes. It would also urge tax breaks to boost investment in cyber defences.

“The UK government and its agencies have already started to take action,” says Mark Weil chief executive of insurance broker Marsh Ltd and chairman of TheCityUK’s cyber task force. “However, outside of a very few firms, we do not yet see cyber getting the attention it needs from business leaders.”

TheCityUK proposed that a new “cyber forum” be established to improve the flow of information regarding the threat of hackers across the financial system.

The forum would help various groups to share information that would prime the banking industry’s response to cyber crime.

“There is also a talent gap, given the rapid increase in demand for cyber security capabilities and given the high level of training required,” the report states, calling on firms to offer more apprenticeships and work placements in the area of cyber security.