UK Government and Valneva confirm multi-million-pound up-front investment in Livingston manufacturing facility, following agreement to secure 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses. The Valneva’s site in Livingston will manufacture the vaccine, supporting the jobs of more than 100 highly-skilled scientists and technicians. The Latest deal follows a number of agreements to procure millions of doses of vaccines, ensuring the greatest possible chance of securing access to a safe and effective vaccine.
Hosny Mubarak who was fourth president of Egypt for thirty years left a mixed legacy. He opened the door for changing the personality cult of a president and improved economy; regionally he played a major role in 1990 in building Egypt lead regional coalition forces to liberate Kuwait and was one of several architects who helped the Palestinians and Israelis to reach a peace agreement in 1993.
Interviewing President Mubarak, Qubbah Palace, Cairo 1988. But he was responsible for wide corruption and ending 160 years of modernity paving the way for the islamisation of Egypt and ending secular liberalism. I met him several times and this is my personal view as a historian .
RIP Hosny Mubark (4 May 1928- 25 February 2020), former air-force bomber pilot ( and spent two years in a spitfire squadron) , leader of the Egyptian national party and fourth president of Egypt (served 1981-2011).
As a president he tried ( mostly from 2003) to reform & allowed others to stand opposing him in ( always since 1958) rigged elections. But it was too late to unlock the disastrous legacy he left. He also paved the way for Islamisation of Egypt by deliberately encouraging for Islāmic evangelists TV channels in a naïve attempt to balance his bloody battle against Islāmic terrorists. He won the battle by brutal force, but Egypt’s secular and liberal society was lost for good. His ill-advised move to make the ruling regime seem more Islāmic than the Islamists hardliners undermining most secular aspects of the states ( in 2000 he passed laws banning modern tradition like serving alcohol in public in , and turned a blind eye on finance give to extremists Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood), badly backfired and turned Egyptian society into a backward water ending 160 years of modernity that started by Muhammed Ali Dynasty rule ( 1805-1953). The Latter years of his regime were marred by corruption. His wife mostly generated his downfall by trying to get his equally corrupt son to take over. Lived in internal wars exclusive exile since his removal by the army at the end of an 18 day uprising in January/February 2011 marking the end of Egypt’s “first republic “ (1953-2011) . The First Republic was established following an illegal army coup in July 1952 by army officers led by lt Gen Mohammed Nguib (1901-1984) & lt colonel Gamal Nasser (1918-1970).
His most effective leadership moments in the region and internationally was to influence Arab league in August 1990 to vote by majority for Egypt project leading Arab forces to join the UK-USA led coalition forces to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation ( 2ndAugust 1990 – 25 February 1991). The second important role was to influence the late Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat to sign the peace agreement with Israel in 1993 on the White House Lawn following secrete negotiations in Oslo. He , with the late King Hussein of Jordan pressurised Mr Arafat to denounce violent struggle and recognise the Israel in 1988. I met him on the eve of his visit to London, which was part of British, Egyptian Jordanian efforts to get the Palestinians to end the state of war and recognise the Jewish State.
Interviewing the late Mubarak of Egypt at the Qubbah palace in East Cairo on the eve of his 1988 visit to UK. We exchanged jokes, and I realised he had a good sense of humour and understood British sarcasm . His wife was wife was Welsh. He said to me: “I love to get a Panama hat like yours”. I replied, “I would happily say ‘ itfadal’ (meaning you can have it), but I am afraid it won’t fit your excellency’s big head !”. He roared with laughter saying ‘”this is a good pun” . I said, “and it is copyrighted too . you can’t use it.” He laughed again adding ” have you considered selling jokes and puns at cafes as a second career”? I said good one Mr president, but I am afraid, it is still 2:1 to Fleet street side”. So, after a short laugh he said .. ” hah… 3:1, then, let us get down to business before we lose the wits match” !
Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, elected December 2019, 365 MPs Majority 44 to pass bills.
No 10 take more control of the Treasury and other departments. Rising star Rishi Sunak the new Chancellor of the exchequer, Suella Braverman Attorney General, want yo reform Judiciary relationship with westminster, John Whittingdale back in digital media culture and sport to keep an eye on the BBc and he is a strong believer in Free Speech, former army officer James Cleverly who did a great job as Chairman of the party is now a Min of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will bring fresh experience especially he is jointly in charge of dept of international development.
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Lessons of 9/10 Ten Years On Ten years passed since the tragedy of 9/11, during which lesson learned have been learned and lessons missed. The same errors are repeated, especially in not understanding that trying to accommodate Muslims in western societies, various government – and leftist liberal organisations hell bent on political correctness, managed to reach the opposite effect by further alienating them.
Authorities, national and local, fail to understand that multiculturalism deepens division and help isolate Muslims – especially from the Indian subcontinent and the Horn of Africa- into cultural ghettos instead of assimilating into British society. Continue reading
This is Boris Johnson’s full cabinet as on 31 July 2019, there are a few minor posts to fill , but is a strong ethnic and faith mix cabinet, and most important key posts are given to Thatcherite free-market economy and strong pro breast and for national independence from Brussels.
Key posts went to MPs like Sajid Javid at No 11 as Chancellor of the Exchequer , Dominic Raab MP at the Foreign and Commonwealth office; Priti Patel as Home Secretary and Liz Truss MP, who believes in free international trade and free market at Department of international Trade. In Addition, Vote leave activist Andrea Leadsom MP at the helm of Business and Industrial Strategy, while Boris’s old vote leave campaign comrade Michael Gove MP, is in the Cabinet Office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, cracking the whip over the heads of the civil services to push for Brexit against sir Humphreys’s brakes-slamming on the Whihtehall machine that want to delay Brexit former.
First Published in JUne 1998, when I wrote it then, it was three years before 9/11 and seven years before Islamists terrorist bombed London Transport System, 14 years before Muslim Brotherhood took control of Egypt and 15 years before the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant ISIL was declared a caliphate. But when I revisited this Obituary of Egypt Best known Islamic TV Evangelist, it was events foretold. The seeds of jihadism were sown by intellectual means, by changing the way of thinking and the collective mind. It was and still going on, the Islamisation of a Society by stealth.
Egypt best Known Islamic cleric Mohammed Metawali Sharawi, who died at the age of 87 on 17th June 1998, got his chance of stardom at the age of 59, in the last year of the late autocratic President Nasser’s rule, when he took part in the country’s first ever televised Islamic religious discussion programme , nour ala nour ” Light upon Light” presented by Ahmed Farrag a handsome news-anchor but a failed cinema actor who had gone to make a career in television religious programme.
Brexit, There is no Third way , says Tony Blair, as he was handed an egg by a Tory Mp, saying, he wouldn’t throw it at him. Blair’s speech in full.
Former Prime Minister and Labour Leader the Rt Hon Tony Blair made a dramatic intervention today criticising the way the Tory Government lead by Theresa may conducted the the negotiations with the EU which was not ” handled very well”, as he said adding it became 2 half in-half out.” .Mr Blair wanted his message, that parliament was operating as a “shadow government by frustrating Theresa May over her Brexit deal and asserting control over the Government,” would accurately reach the entire nation, he gave a copy of a speech he made today at the Parliamentary Press Gallery monthly lunch, at which he was a guest speaker, to 200 Westminster reporters, MPs, Lords and influential media guests. The former Prime Minister backed MPs, arguing there was as much leadership on the backbenches as the frontbenches. He also suggested the Prime Minister would be better off pulling the Commons vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday 11 December, as she remains on course for near-certain defeat.
Just before the Westminster crowd sat to Lunch, their was a light hearted touch by Conservative MP for Beckenham, Colonel Bob Stewart who told the former labour leader, who sent British troops on 12 intervention, the most controversial of them was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ” I wont be throwing this at you,” presenting him with an egg inscribed with ” to Tony with Love” .
Mr Blair He said Prime Minster may had tried to square the circle of Brexit, with a deal that was “pain-less” but “point-full” – but lamented that there was no “acceptable third way” on the issue.
He argued that voters will feel betrayed by the deal put forward by the Prime Minister, and that a second referendum would be the only option if parliament ends up deadlocked.
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox defending himself in the commons
Below is the attorney general advice in full.
The government was forced to release this morning ( Wed 5 December 2018) after being defeated in the House of Commons last night .
The government first tried to table an amendment to the six opposition parties motion, referring the matter to the privileges committee, which would have taken months to reach conclusion regarding the ministers contempt of parliament. Then the government was defeated in the second vote of contempt of parliament.
The leader of the house then gave in . The The Attorney General’s Brexit legal advice was then published in full today. It warns the United Kingdom could be left in “protracted and repeated rounds of negotiations” over the Irish backstop. The Attorney General found that the protocol setting out the terms of the backstop “does not provide for a mechanism that is likely to enable the UK lawfully to exit the UK-wide customs union without a subsequent agreement”. Despite assurances from both London and Brussels that it is intended to be temporary – the protocol would “endure indefinitely” under international law until another agreement takes its place. The advice noted “In the absence of a right of termination, there is a legal risk that the United Kingdom might become subject to protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations.” “This risk must be weighed against the political and economic imperative on both sides to reach an agreement that constitutes a politically stable and permanent basis for their future relationship.” he concluded “This is a political decision for the Government.”
Here is the legal advice in full:
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