The Weekly Roundup – 22nd April 2018

the-weekly-roundup

UK:

A government document has shown that mass migration over the last 25 years has ‘led to a 21 per cent increase in house prices.’

Following a vote by the House of Lords, MPs are now set to debate the membership of a post-Brexit customs union.

Around 60,000 people signed a petition calling for there to be a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords after the Lords’ vote.

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to compensate members of the Windrush generation mistreated by the Home Office. The pledge comes after the revelation that many were refused jobs and healthcare, with others threatened with deportation.

US:

It was reported that US President Donald Trump is planning on visiting the UK later this year.

This shall be his first visit to the UK since he was elected in November 2016.

Europe:

On Friday, Michel Barnier, the EU chief Brexit negotiator, said there was still a ‘risk of failure’ in reaching an agreement. He added that there was agreement on three quarters of issues which need to be resolved by March 2019. The comments follow reports the EU has outright rejected the UK’s proposals for the Irish border.

World:

Before the begging of the week, Russian president Vladimir Putin warned that there shall be global ‘chaos‘ if western powers decide to conduct further attacks on Syria following the alleged gas attack in Douma two weeks ago.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced the country shall bring an end to testing of missiles and shut down a nuclear test site.

This came ahead of a summit to be held by North and South Korea on 27 April.

The Fultum Post contributors have also written on the media, free bus passes, gun-control-advocate David Hogg, the eighth amendment of the US Constitution and on ‘the plight of modern conservatives.’

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.