Politically and news wise it’s been an interesting month.
News has been focused on Brexit, naturally, whilst we have witnessed the whittling down of candidates for new Prime Minister (Boris Johnson is the likely one in the polls to win with only the Conservative Party members and MPs decision to elect him. Then the sad almost forced resignation of Sir Kim Darroch following email leaks criticizing the Trump administration and Donald Trump personally threatening non-cooperation with the British US Ambassador. The untenable situation for the ambassador was further compounded with an obvious absence of support from Boris Johnson during his live televised debate with opposition candidate Jeremy Hunt who in reply to a question on the ambassadors future, supported him. The incident that ensued from the leak also brings into question how politics can affect the civil service that tries to remain obviously impartial when dealing with what looks like a chaotic diplomatic scenario under the Trump administration and a president who
The foreign office civil service is furious today describing the lack of support shown to Sir Kim by Boris (undoubtedly to keep an amicable relationship with President Donald Trump once elected as PM in two weeks).
Teresa May wanted to have a cash-giveaway before her tenure is up in two weeks including a spending plan to provide £27 Billion over 3 years on education and awarding pay raises to teachers in the plan, Some suggesting not surprisingly but perhaps cynically that the spending plans are a political sweetener before leaving office and Philip Hammond criticizing the lack of frugality of the spending plan
Teresa May, PM and previous Home Secretary resigning over her failure to get a bill past her ‘baying for blood’ party and Conservative party eager only to see her go.
Home Secretary Theresa May has today marked World Refugee Day by meeting and hearing about the remarkable lives of five people given sanctuary in the UK after fleeing war and persecution in their home countries. The Home Secretary invited the refugees to have tea with her at the Home Office in central London marking the start of Refugee Week, which begins today (20 June),
The refugees who met the Home Secretary included Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche, a monk who founded the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be built in the West and Carlos Arredondo, a Chilean singer, songwriter and poet.