The Weekly Roundup – 6th May 2018

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UK:

Sajid Javid was appointed the new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday following her mismanagement of the Windrush Generation Scandal.

Shortly after this, James Brokenshire and Penny Mordaunt found themselves with new positions in the cabinet.

On Monday, the House of Lords voted in favour of an amendment to Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Bill which will give Parliament the final say on any Brexit deal with the EU, effectively preventing a ‘no deal’ exit.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has faced much criticism this week over claims of ‘bullying’, and has been told he must undergo ‘anger management therapy‘!

It was also announced this week that Britain will not be able to leave the EU’s Customs Union until before 2023, seven years after a ‘Leave’ vote.

US:

South Korean President Moon opined on Monday President Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize to reward his efforts for bringing North Korea to the negotiation table and for pushing Kim Jong-un to end his nuclear programme.

In Iowa, the nation’s toughest abortion laws have been introduced, banning all abortions after a heartbeat has been detected from the unborn child.

World:

US President Donald Trump announced this week that the date and location for the summit to be held between the US and North Korea have been set.

It is believed that three American-Korean detainees which have been held for some years in a North Korean labour camp will be released ahead of said summit.

The Fultum Post contributors have also written on migration, the failure of liberalism, racism and the tenth amendment of the US Constitution.

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