I admit it is not easy to coach the best player that ever existed, which is what Cristiano Ronaldo is. Simply the best ever! But Mr Maurizio Sarri should have remembered that Mr Cristiano Ronaldo is the World’s Number One person in terms of recognition. And who is Mr Sarri…? No one. Cristiano Ronaldo proved he is above the law in Italy. He could have been banned for two years for leaving the stadium early. But Mr Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrated again last night he is SIMPLY THE BEST with his hat trick against Lithuania., in which Portugal butchered Lithuania by 6 0. Cristiano Ronaldo walked out in triumph and at the same time showed what Mr Sarri is: No one. And a foul after the ridiculous explanations Mr Sarri gave to retract himself, I’am sure on orders. I am sure Mr Sarri will be replaced rather sooner than later. And he will join the No One’s Club. Mr Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered for ever. I am Portuguese, and a proud one. But i am absolutely sure i can speak for all of us. Mr Sarri has to go, come what may. Nothing short of that!
Public schools suspended, events canceled as violence worsens
Chinese state media steps up rhetoric, warns of intervention
Hong Kong has seen many violent days since the unrest began in June, but the disruption this week has taken things to a new level — and fears are growing as to what may come next.
Protesters paralyzed the city on Wednesday for a third straight day, disrupting subway lines and blocking roads. Tear gas emanated through the Central financial district, while police also battled university students far from the city center. The government ordered schools from kindergarten to college to shut on Thursday, the first time it’s done so during the unrest.You’re browsing incognito.Subscribe to c
P.O. Hong Kong as we knew it is no more. Whether Beijing likes it or not. A gigantic capital flght has been going on and the creativity and free spirit is no longer there. The PRC will own the land, but not much else. As a major international hub HK is finished. The atrocities of the last two days only confirm my view. What a disgusting sight and what a tragedy. I call your attention to these two videos, which are not suited for minors.
P.O. Quoting Charles De Gaulle, President of the French Republic: “Ciel sans couleur, fleurs sans odeur, fruits sans saveur, hommes sans honneur et femmes sans pudeur” O Brasil foi, é e será o País do futuro. A libertação do ex-Presidente Lula da Silva, embora possa ser justificada por motivos jurídicos, é um péssimo sinal para o Brasil. Haja o que houver, e dê por onde der.
Francisco (Abouaf) de Curiel Marques Pereira
(JE) O juiz em causa será Danilo Pereira Júnior, da 12.ª Vara Criminal Federal de Curitiba , que terá aceite nesta sexta-feira, de acordo com o site G1, o pedido da defesa do ex-Presidente Lula da Silva, autorizando o ex-presidente do Brasil a deixar a prisão.
Lula da Silva vai ser libertado, de acordo com a decisão assinada por um juiz brasileiro na qual é dada ordem para que o antigo presidente do Brasil saia da prisão, avança a agência Reuters.
O juiz em causa será Danilo Pereira Júnior, da 12.ª Vara Criminal Federal de Curitiba , que terá aceite nesta sexta-feira, de acordo com o site G1, o pedido da defesa do ex-Presidente Lula da Silva, autorizando o ex-presidente do Brasil a deixar a prisão.
O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) brasileiro anulou esta sexta-feira a possibilidade de prisão de condenados em segunda instância, alterando um entendimento adotado desde 2016, numa decisão que poderá levar à libertação do ex-Presidente Lula da Silva.
Com a decisão, réus condenados só poderão ser presos após o trânsito em julgado, ou seja, depois de esgotados todos os recursos. A única exceção será em caso de prisões preventivas decretadas.
Com esta mudança, 38 condenados no âmbito da Lava Jato, maior operação contra a corrupção no Brasil, serão beneficiados, segundo o Ministério Público Federal. Entre eles está o ex-chefe de Estado brasileiro Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, preso desde abril do ano passado, após ser condenado em segunda instância no caso de um apartamento de luxo na cidade do Guarujá, no litoral do estado de São Paulo.
O ex-Presidente brasileiro foi preso após ter sido condenado em segunda instância pelo Tribunal Regional Federal da 4.ª Região (TRF-4), num processo sobre a posse daquele apartamento, que os procuradores alegam ter sido dado a Lula da Silva como suborno em troca de vantagens em contratos com a estatal petrolífera Petrobras pela construtora OAS.
No total, a nova decisão abre caminho para libertar cerca de 5.000 réus, segundo o Conselho Nacional de Justiça brasileiro.
Após cinco sessões de julgamento, o resultado de quinta-feira foi obtido com o voto de desempate do presidente do STF, o juíz Dias Toffoli, com a votação a registar cinco votos a favor da prisão em segunda instância e seis votos contra.
Toffoli iniciou o seu voto lembrando que o que está em discussão é a validade do artigo 283 do Código de Processo Penal do Brasil, que prevê que uma pessoa só pode ser presa após trânsito em julgado do processo, ou seja, quando não houver mais recurso.
O presidente do STF frisou ainda que a decisão do tribunal não visa beneficiar alguém em concreto, e que apenas “se está a analisar a compatibilidade do artigo com a Constituição”.
A aplicação da decisão não é automática, cabendo a cada juiz de execução analisar a situação processual de cada caso.
É possível, por exemplo, um réu ser libertado com base na tese da segunda instância, mas o juiz poderá decretar prisão preventiva contra esse mesmo réu, se considerar que ele preenche algum requisito previsto em lei – como o risco de obstruir as investigações -, segundo o jornal O Globo.
O magistrado Edson Fachin, relator da Operação Lava Jato no STF, e que votou a favor da prisão em segunda instância, afirmou que não haverá “libertação automática” de presos em segunda instância.
“Do ponto de vista do combate à corrupção, branqueamento de capitais, deixamos de ter um mecanismo relevante, no meu modo de ver, constitucional. Mas isso não significa que todos os esforços para que haja o devido combate, nos termos da Constituição, deixarão de ser feitos”, declarou o juíz do STF, citado pelo portal de notícias G1.
O Brasil, infelizmente, como outros Países da América Latina, não é, na minha opinião um País onde se possa viver em segurança, nem investir. Nem vejo como possa ter volta a dar lhe, depois do estado caótico a que chegou.
(Terra) Investidores temem que radicalização de discurso atrapalhe a tramitação das reformas; dólar sobe 1,80 % e vai a R$ 4,16, Bolsa cai 1,78%
O mercado reagiu ontem à soltura do ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) com alta forte do dólar e queda no Ibovespa, principal indicador do Bolsa de São Paulo. A leitura foi de que, do ponto de vista jurídico, a mudança de posição do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) traz insegurança e assusta sobretudo o investidor estrangeiro. Pelo lado político, na visão dos agentes, significa o acirramento da polarização em Brasília e nas ruas, o que poderia afetar o andamento da pauta econômica do governo.
Há, inclusive, parlamentares ameaçando obstruir qualquer votação no Congresso até que ocorra a análise da proposta de emenda à Constituição (PEC) sobre a prisão em segunda instância. Foi nesse ambiente que o dólar subiu 1,80% nesta sexta-feira, 8, e fechou cotado a R$ 4,1666 no mercado à vista. Já a Bolsa fechou com queda de 1,78%, aos 107.628,98 pontos.
Nesta sexta, no caso do câmbio, em menos de 45 minutos, período entre a notícia de que o ex-presidente seria solto e o fechamento do mercado, houve renovação de sucessivas máximas e a incorporação de dois centavos na cotação, da casa de R$ 4,14 para a de R$ 4,16.
“Na semana, a moeda norte-americana refletiu dois eventos: de um lado, o leilão, que começou tudo, e depois a liberação do Lula. O mercado deu uma azedada, não teve nenhuma notícia que ajudasse o real (na semana)”, disse o economista da corretora Nova Futura, Pedro Paulo Silveira. O economista se referia também ao fracasso dos leilões realizados pela Agência Nacional de Petróleo (ANP).
A semana no mercado de ações encerrou com os investidores se desfazendo de suas posições, mesmo após terem absorvido a frustração com os dois leilões de petróleo e gás, com resultado negativo para o governo.
Na avaliação do economista-chefe do banco digital ModalMais, Álvaro Bandeira, o noticiário deu impulso à realização de ganhos acumulados na esticada de cinco mil pontos do índice à vista desde o final de outubro. “A soltura de Lula já estava mais ou menos no preço. O mercado já estava meio que esperando a decisão do Supremo desde que a ministra Rosa Weber mudou o voto”, disse.
No entanto, para ele, apesar dos ruídos que podem haver com a intensificação da polarização, se o governo seguir tocando a agenda liberal e reformista, não deve comprometer a tendência até agora vista para a Bolsa. “Por enquanto, não dá para assustar, vamos ver os desdobramentos.”
O analista-chefe da Necton Corretora, Glauco Legat, ressalta que o tom pode ser mais negativo com Lula solto em um contexto no qual o governo quer fazer mais reformas. “De maneira geral, a soltura dele traz eventos negativos e fica mais evidente o Brasil dividido, com passeatas que já começam”, diz.
Nesse meio tempo, o senador José Serra (PSDB-SP) protocolou requerimento solicitando dados que embasaram a elaboração das três PECs do pacote Mais Brasil, em tramitação no Senado. O tucano quer saber informações detalhadas, entre elas, a economia esperada das medidas e a memória de cálculo das projeções.
O ministro da Economia, Paulo Guedes, poderá ter de abrir em até 30 dias todos os dados e, caso contrário, a tramitação das PECs ficará sobrestada, interrompendo sua tramitação.
The Third and probably last Wordl War is going to happen with the West’s confrontation with China.
China is a dominant culture, run as an imperialjstic dictatorship of Mandarin families Already in the 70’s Alain Peyrefitte a french scholar and politician, member of the Academie Française, and a confident of General Charles de Gaulle wrote: “Quand la Chine s’eveillera le Monde tremblera” Among many books he wrote The immobile Empire” and “The Trouble with France” are the best known. He survived an asassination attempt in which his driver was killed and was buried with the highest State Honors at Les Invalides. He was a visionary much ahead of his time. I read most of his books when they were published, so this situation with China does not came as a surprise. What came as a surprise was the time it took Western learders to figure the obvious. That a confrontation with China will happen. I have no doubt. Also because, as I wrote years ago, of the exhaustion of the chinese model. It seems now it is going to be rather sooner than later.
P.O. By now , even my Dog knows that Mr Farage is a force of nature and should never be underestimated. Not to enter a pact with Mr Farage seems suicidal for the Tories and for the UK as a whole. It would probably put Mr Corbyn in Downing Street which would be even worse than Harold Wilson. On the other hand some people say that to enter a pact with Mr Farage could loose the vote of some moderate Tories. But to put Mr Corbyn in Downing Street and exodus of most Jewish families would be an unimaginal tragedy for the UK.
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(EN) Nigel Farage has offered to build an electoral alliance with Boris Johnson if he drops his exit deal with the EU and allows the UK to crash out without an agreement.
Launching his Brexit Party’s general election campaign, the former UKIP leader told the UK’s prime minister he must “drop the deal, because it is not Brexit,” warning him his party would stand candidates in every seat in the country if he didn’t do so.
Boris Johnson responded in a series of interviews that he had ruled out an alliance with any other party.
“I ruled out a pact with everybody because I didn’t that it’s sensible to do that. We are proud of our beliefs, we’re proud of our one nation conservatism,” Johnson told Sky News.
The Conservative Party is aiming to win the December 12 election by campaigning for Boris Johnson’s new deal with the EU.
Farage said that currently the Brexit Party is the only party advocating for Brexit and warned Johnson not to underestimate the determination or organisation of his party.
Calling on Johnson to drop the deal and instead go for a “genuine free trade agreement” along the lines of Canada’s agreement with the EU, Farage said: “I believe the only way to solve this is to build a leave alliance across this country. If it was done BJ would win a very big majority, and we really could get Brexit done.”
The MEP for South East England, who has tried and failed to win a seat in Parliament seven times, was a key figure in securing a referendum and a public vote to leave the European Union.
The Brexit Party wants the UK to leave the EU without a deal in place, and currently has no seats in parliament, although it does have 29 MEPs.
On Thursday, Farage conducted an interview with Donald Trump on his show on a British radio station, in which the US president urged the Brexit Party to get behind Boris Johnson.
Farage responded by saying he would be “right behind” Johnson, if the prime minister dropped the Brexit divorce deal he struck with the European Union two weeks ago and instead went for a “clean break” Brexit without a deal.
Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly said a vote for Farage would give Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Downing Street and could end the chance for Brexit to even happen.
“A vote for Farage risks letting Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street via the back door – and the country spending 2020 having two referendums on Brexit and Scottish independence,” he said.
“It will not get Brexit done – and it will create another gridlocked parliament that doesn’t work.”
P.O. One wonders about President’s Bolsonaro state of mind
It is not a question about liking his policies, or not.
Even giving him the benefit of the doubt that many brazilian politicians live in a World of their own , one really wonders if the President of Brazil is fit enough to continue as President. By comparing Brazil Supeeme Court to “a bunch of hyenas” one really wonders… President Bolsonaro was elected because he was the only major candidate that seemed not to have connections with corruption. But i would argue that enough is enough.
Francisco (Abouaf) de Curiel Marques Pereira
(AJ) Bolsonaro made the threat after a report raised his name in connection with the murder investigation of Marielle Franco.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil’s largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of “villainous journalism” after a report connecting him with a former police officer accused of killing Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco last year.
TV Globo reported on Tuesday that just hours before the March 2018 murder the suspect was alleged to have told a doorman he was going to Bolsonaro’s house, gaining access to a gated community where he met instead with another former police officer accused of murdering the left-wing politician.
Investigators arrested two former police officers Ronnie Lessa and Elcio de Queiroz nearly a year later and charged them with killing Franco in return for about $50,000. Their lawyers said they did not commit the crime.
The case led to widespread protests by Brazilians outraged to see a black, openly gay human rights advocate shot dead.
Bolsonaro, who took office at the beginning of the year, has denied any connection to the case, saying he was in Brasilia the day of the murder voting in Congress, where he was then serving as a representative. TV Globo’s report also said Bolsonaro was in Brasilia on the day of Franco’s murder.
“This is rotten, villainous journalism by TV Globo,” an enraged Bolsonaro said in a live video on social media, recorded at 4am in a Riyadh hotel during an official visit to Saudi Arabia.
Following the report, Bolsonaro accused the media and a former ally, Rio Governor Wilson Witzel, of conspiring to attack him and his family.
Bolsonaro went on to discuss the timeline for renewing the license of the network, which is part of Grupo Globo, the largest media group in Brazil that includes TV, publishing, internet content and music labels.
“We’ll talk in 2022,” Bolsonaro said. “You’d better hope I’m dead by then, because the renewal process won’t be persecution, but … there won’t be any workarounds for you or anyone else.”
In a statement, Globo expressed regret about Bolsonaro’s comments and said its aim was to inform the Brazilian public. Referring to its license renewal, it said that it had complied with its obligations during the past 54 years.
The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Bolsonaro to “refrain from insulting and threatening media outlets”.
“President Bolsonaro’s threats and insults against Brazil’s largest news broadcaster have no place in a democracy,” CPJ Central and South America Program Coordinator Natalie Southwick said in a statement. “Brazilians have the right to access news without government restrictions, and the government’s ability to issue licenses should never be used as a form of censorship.”
In Tuesday’s report, TV Globo said the doorman to Bolsonaro’s gated community in Rio told police that someone in the Bolsonaro residence identified as “Mr Jair” confirmed the visitor on the day of Franco’s murder and then waved off the doorman’s concern that the car went to a different house.
“It looks like either the doorman lied or someone induced him to commit a false testimony,” Bolsonaro said on Tuesday.
He accused Governor Witzel of leaking details from a confidential investigation to the press to “destroy the Bolsonaro family” before the 2022 presidential elections.
Witzel denied any political interference with the investigation.
“I deeply regret the untimely reaction of President Jair Bolsonaro,” the governor said in a statement.
Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro has asked Brazil’s top public prosecutor to investigate the doorman’s allegation, saying he might have given false testimony, either in error or as part of a wider conspiracy to implicate the president, according to the request made public by the ministry.
Bolsonaro has denied knowing Lessa, who lived two houses down from him in the same gated community.
Police allege Lessa fired the 13 shots in the assassination-style murder of Franco and her driver. Queiroz was accused of driving the hitman’s car.
Marielle Franco smiles for a photo in Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Franco was slain returning from an event focused on empowering young black women [Ellis Rua/Associated Press]
Shortly after their arrests, a photo of Queiroz circulated on social media, wearing a police T-shirt, with his arm around Bolsonaro. Local news outlets reported the photo was taken from Queiroz’s Facebook profile. The authenticity of the photo could not be independently verified.
At the time, Bolsonaro told reporters he had taken photos with thousands of police officers as he campaigned for the presidency.
Investigators have still not determined who paid for the killing.
In September, Brazil’s top prosecutor charged five people including police officers and a former state legislator with sabotaging the investigation.
P.O. In the Far East, a face loosing situation, is as bad as it gets abd should always be avoided. But this idea being floated around on Mrs Carrie Lam being eventually replaced, is in my opinion a serious face loosing situation for Beijing, who appointed to start with, and a tremendous victory for the demonstrators. But the reality is that the Hong Kong we knew is no more. Mainland China has lost it forever. A substancial part of the big money has already left,and so as the young enterpreneurship. Mainland China will always have the land. But it will never have Hong Kong back.
The FT’s global China editor James Kynge says that while Beijing doesn’t want the departure of Carrie Lam to be seen as a concession to the sometimes violent protests in Hong Kong, it will probably be greeted as a small victory by demonstrators.
In 2016, a Boeing pilot warns a colleague about an “egregious” flight-control program on the 737 Max.
The system is later implicated in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.
Emails show the pilot told regulators to delete the mention of the software from pilot manuals.
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A Boeing pilot warned about problems with the flight-control program on the 737 Max that was implicated in two fatal crashes, said he “unknowingly” lied to regulators, and told the Federal Aviation Administration not to include the system in pilot manuals before regulators deemed the plane safe for the public in 2017, according to messages released Friday.
The messages deepened the manufacturer’s crisis over the bestselling jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March in the wake of the crashes, sending the stock to an eight-week low.
The Boeing lead pilot complained in one of the messages that a flight-control system, known as MCAS, was difficult to control, according to the messages, which were obtained by NBC News.
That system and pilots’ ability to recover from its failure in flight are at the heart of investigations into the crashes. Investigators have implicated the system in both crashes — a Lion Air 737 Max that went down in Indonesia in October 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model that crashed in March.
MCAS malfunctioned on both flights, repeatedly pushing the planes’ noses down until their final, fatal dives. All 346 people on both flights were killed.
“Oh shocker alerT! MCAS is now active down to M .2. It’s running rampant in the sim on me,” Mark Forkner, Boeing’s former chief technical pilot for the 737, said in 2016 to a colleague, Patrik Gustavsson, referring to the simulator, according to the transcript. “Granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious.”
His colleague replied that they would have to update the description of the system.
“So I basically lied to regulators (unknowingly),” read Forkner’s reply. Gustavsson responded: “It wasn’t a lie, no one told us that was the case.”
Forkner’s attorney, David Gerger, said in a statement, “If you read the whole chat, it is obvious that there was no ‘lie.’”
“The simulator was not reading right and had to be fixed to fly like the real plane,” he said. “Mark’s career — at Air Force, at FAA, and at Boeing — was about safety. He would never put anyone in an unsafe plane.”
‘Jedi mind-tricking regulators’
Forkner in January 2017 instructed an FAA employee to remove MCAS from pilot manuals and training, according to an email between the two that was obtained by NBC News.
“Delete MCAS, recall we decided we weren’t going to cover it in the FCOM or the CBT, since it’s way outside the normal operating envelope,” Forkner wrote.
He said in an earlier email to an FAA official that he was “jedi mind-tricking regulators into accepting training the training that I got accepted by FAA etc.”
The FAA on Friday said Boeing withheld these “concerning” messages for months from regulators.
The agency, which first certified the planes in 2017, said it is “disappointed that Boeing did not bring this document to our attention immediately upon its discovery,” adding it is “reviewing this information to determine what action is appropriate.”
Pilots at airlines, including American, complained after the crashes that they did not know about the MCAS system until after the first crash.
Boeing shares fell sharply Friday after the news broke, shedding nearly 7% and shaving about 170 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stock ended at $344, the lowest close since Aug. 21.
CEO under fire
The messages add to pressure already piling up on Boeing and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The company and the FAA are facing several investigations into the plane’s design and software.
The company’s board removed Muilenburg as chairman last week, saying the division of the two roles will help him focus on bringing the plane back to service. Muilenburg is set to testify at two congressional hearings for the first time since the crashes: a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Oct. 29 and a House Transportation Committee panel scheduled for Oct. 30.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, called the instant messages “shocking, but disturbingly consistent with what we’ve seen so far in our ongoing investigation of the 737 MAX, especially with regard to production pressures and a lack of candor with regulators and customers.”
He said the incident “is not about one employee; this is about a failure of a safety culture at Boeing in which undue pressure is placed on employees to meet deadlines and ensure profitability at the expense of safety. Boeing will have to answer for this and other questions at our hearing on October 30th.”
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The FAA turned over the instant messages to U.S. lawmakers and the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, the agency said.
“Over the past several months, Boeing has been voluntarily cooperating with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s investigation into the 737 MAX. As part of that cooperation, today we brought to the Committee’s attention a document containing statements by a former Boeing employee,” Boeing said in a statement.
Boeing has developed a fix for the software that misfired on the crashes but regulators haven’t yet signed off.
Airlines have missed out on hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue because of the grounding, which forced them to cancel flights and reduce their growth plans. Carriers repeatedly pulled the planes out of ischedules with no end in sight to the grounding. Southwest this week canceled 737 Max flights through Feb. 8, later than any U.S. carrier.
“We want to know more details and we stand with [FAA] administrator [Steve] Dickson in his demand for more information and an explanation on why this information were withheld,” said Dennis Tajer, spokesman for American Airlines pilots’ union.
Pilots at Southwest, the largest Max customer in the U.S., earlier this month sued Boeing for allegedly rushing the plane to market and said the grounding has meant its pilots have lost out on about $100 million in pay.
“The FAA’s announcement echoes the very serious concerns at the center of SWAPA’s lawsuit, and this is more evidence that Boeing misled pilots, government regulators and other aviation experts about the safety of the 737 MAX,” Southwest pilots’ union said in a statement. “It is clear that the company’s negligence and fraud put the flying public at risk.”
This resignation of a very senior,competent and highly educated, member of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament is as serious as it gets for Mr Corbyn.
When Dame Ellman, a highly regarded and respected Jewish woman, says she cannot advocate voting for the Labour Party, and says Mr Corbyn is a danger to the Country, and a danger for the Jewish community , this has consequences behond anyone can forsee.
But one thing i think i know: Dame Ellman has not resigned from the Labour Party after 55 years of membership without consulting her voters, other Labour Party senior members and the Jewish community.
It is highly likely that other resignations will follow.
But, in my opinion, Mr Corbyn, which i consider a fanatic with extreme ideas, and certainly not fit to be a United Kingdom Prime Minister, will not resign unless he is forced to do so. Rather sooner than later, I would hope.
Jeremy Corbyn has been dealt a blow as veteran MP Dame Louise Ellman quit Labour accusing him of being a danger to Britain.
Dame Louise, 73, who is Jewish, said she had been “deeply troubled” by the “growth of anti-Semitism” in Labour in recent years.
I believe that Jeremy Corbyn is not fit to serve as our Prime Minister
Dame Louise Ellman
She tweeted: “I have made the truly agonising decision to leave the Labour Party after 55 years.
“I can no longer advocate voting Labour when it risks Corbyn becoming PM.”
The Liverpool Riverside MP added: “I believe that Jeremy Corbyn is not fit to serve as our Prime Minister. With a looming general election and the possibility of him becoming Prime Minister, I feel I have to take a stand.”
And she told The Times newspaper that if he became prime minister “I believe that Jeremy Corbyn would be a danger to the country, a danger to the Jewish community as well, but a danger to the country too”.
In a statement, Dame Louise said she felt Labour was not a safe place for Jewish people.
She said: “Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, anti-Semitism has become mainstream in the Labour Party. Jewish members have been bullied, abused and driven out.
“The Labour Party is no longer a safe place for Jews and Jeremy Corbyn must bear the responsibility for this.
“We cannot allow him to do to the country what he has done to the Labour Party.
“The overwhelming majority of the Jewish community is fearful of what a Corbyn government might mean for Britain’s Jews. I share those concerns.
“But this issue is not simply about the Jewish community. This is about the nature of our society.
“Jeremy Corbyn’s seeming tolerance of anti-Semitism would embolden racists, poison our public debate and damage the social cohesion of our country.
“My values – traditional Labour values – have remained the same. It is Labour, under Jeremy Corbyn, that has changed.
“He has presided over a culture of hatred, fear and intolerance in the Labour Party.
“But this issue is no longer just about the Labour Party – it is about the threat a Jeremy Corbyn premiership could pose to the country.”
Dame Louise said she would not join another political party and hoped to return to Labour under a different leadership.
The MP had been due this week to face so-called “trigger” ballots which had the potential to lead to her deselection as a candidate at the next election.
A Labour Party spokesperson said: “Jeremy Corbyn thanks Louise Ellman for her service to the Labour Party over many years.
“Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party are fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community and continue to take robust action to root out anti-Semitism in the party and wider society.
“Jeremy Corbyn has consistently supported struggles for human rights and justice around the world and made the right calls in the interests of security and peace.”
Labour MP Stella Creasy said she was “ashamed” that Dame Louise felt the need to resign.
She told the BBC: “I’m gutted. It is heartbreaking for me.
“This is horrific. I am very ashamed that it has come to this.”
Referencing Luciana Berger, who quit Labour earlier this year, Ms Creasy said: “To be in a position where yet again another female Jewish MP feels no longer welcome in the Labour Party shames us all.”
Labour former deputy leader Harriet Harman described the resignation of Dame Louise as “very sad news”.
She tweeted: “Thank you, Louise, for your terrific contribution to Parliament, politics and the Labour Party!”
Liberal Democrat former leader Tim Farron tweeted: “I’ve known Louise for 30 years.
“If there’s no place for Louise Ellman in the 2019 Labour Party, they are finished as a serious force.”
Mr Summers is quite right in identifying to problem. However he stops short of saying the reason for it all. I have to state that I never voted in the left in my life.
According to the United Nations, 1% of the World population owns 99% of the World’s. It is obvious to me, that in these circumstances demand cannot pick up regardless of the measures introduced. Francisco
“Habemus Acordo” “Habemus Deal” Wrote Professor Centeno in his Twitter account referring to a deal reached on a budgetary instrument agreement for the euro area to be announced this morning in a press conference at 08:30. The former Finance Minister of Germany called him the “Cristiano Ronaldo of the Eurogroup”
I have to say, on a personal note, that i always liked Professor Centeno. To start with, just the fact that he his on bad terms with the Governor of the Bank of Portugal Mr. Costa ( a different person from our Prime Minister) on which I have the lowest of possible opinions, is already a quality. Professor Centeno proved, and was even recognized by the Federal Reserve of the United States, that even in Countries with a high debt to GDP relation but that are using only part of their installed industrial capacity to raise wages of Public Workers and to raise Pensions can have a positive effect on the economy. This was against the traditional economic theories, but Professor Centeno implemented it and had an incredible success. That’s why Mr Wolfgang Schauble, the former Finance Minister of Germany, which was originally against the idea, called Professor Centeno the “Cristiano Ronaldo of the Eurogroup”. Effectively paving the way for Professor Centeno to succeed him as Chairman of the Eurogroup. If Professor Centeno was extremely successful in Portugal, why would he not be as successful as Chairman of the Eurogroup? To finish my Personal Opinion i say of Professor Centeno: “Summa cum Laude”!
Um homem ímpar e único na Igreja Católica. Nunca vi uma ascensão tão rápida na Igreja, muito necessitada de uma renovação de linguagem. É o segundo Cardeal mais jovem e será Cardeal Eleitor durante os próximos 27 anos. Sou de opinião que Dom José Tolentino de Mendonça será um dia Papa. Tenho disso uma visão fortíssima. Talvez já não o próximo Papa por ser muito novo, porque não me parece que o Colégio Cardinalício queira eleger alguém que pode ser Papa durante 30 anos ou mais. Mas perante as maquinações do Papa Emérito quem sabe… Que vai ser Papa tenho a absoluta certeza. É um homem multifacetado, um poeta, um Professor e se já sabia muitíssimo, agora com acesso ilimitado aos segredos mais importantes da Igreja, saberá seguramente muito, muitíssimo mais. Aliás tenho a impressão, mas não verifiquei, que Portugal tem o maior numero de Cardeais de sempre na história, contando com os que já não são eleitores. Ser convidado para orientar a semana de retiro anual do Papa e outros altos dignitários da Igreja é uma prova de confiança e um reconhecimento por parte do Papa importantíssimo. E na minha opinião está a indica lo para seu sucessor na Chefia da Igreja. Vai ser Papa. No que dependa de mim seguramente o será.
Everyone says: “This is madness, we are going to crush out of the EU on October the 31st…” I personally thing the chances are there will be a deal. The EU is not interested in jumping into the unknown… And the EU exports 5 times more to the UK than it imports from it.
(BBC) Boris Johnson says there should be “no doubt” the only alternative to the Brexit proposals he will put to Brussels later is no-deal.
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM said his plan would be a “compromise by the UK”, but he hoped the EU would “understand that and compromise in their turn”.
The European Commission said they will “examine [the proposals] objectively”.
The Irish PM said he had not seen the plans but was “not encouraged”.
Leo Varadker told the Irish Parliament: “What we are hearing is not encouraging and would not be the basis for agreement.”
The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October.
The government has insisted it will not negotiate a further delay beyond the Halloween deadline, saying this would be unnecessary and costly for the UK.
However, under the terms of a law passed by Parliament last month, the PM faces having to request another extension unless MPs back the terms of withdrawal by 19 October – two days after a summit of European leaders.
The European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Johnson will speak on the phone later, and the two sides’ negotiating teams will also meet.
In his speech, Mr Johnson said no-deal was not an outcome the government was seeking, but “it is an outcome for which we are ready”.
On the eve of his speech, Mr Johnson told a conference fringe meeting, hosted by the DUP, that he hoped to reach a deal with the EU over the course of “the next few days”.
What has the PM proposed?
The issue of the Irish border – and how to keep it free from border checks when it becomes the frontier between the UK and the EU – has been a key sticking point in Brexit negotiations.
Mr Johnson has said the solution reached by the EU and Theresa May, the backstop, is “anti-democratic” and “inconsistent with the sovereignty of the UK”, claiming it offered no means for the UK to unilaterally exit and no say for the people of Northern Ireland over the rules that would apply there.
The PM used his speech to confirm parts of his offer to the EU.
He said that “under no circumstances” would there be checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland and the proposals would respect the peace process and the Good Friday agreement.
It included promising “a process of renewable democratic consent” for the Stormont Assembly on its relationship with the EU going forward.
He also referred to the use of technological solutions to ensure there was no hard border on the island of Ireland.
He said he did not want a deal to be out of reach “because of what is essentially a technical discussion of the exact nature of future customs checks when that technology is improving the whole time”.
Mr Johnson also said he would “protect the existing regulatory arrangements for farmers and other businesses on both sides of the border”.
He added: “At the same time we will allow the UK – whole and entire – to withdraw from the EU, with control of our own trade policy from the start.”
The PM said this would “protect the union”.
Echoing the main slogan of the conference, Mr Johnson said: “Let’s get Brexit done on 31 October…to answer the cry of those 17.4 million who voted for Brexit [and] for those millions who may have voted Remain, but are first and foremost democrats and accept the result of the referendum.”
He said the Tories were “not an anti-European party” and the UK is “not an anti-European country”.
The PM added: “We love Europe. We are European.
“But after 45 years of really dramatic constitutional change, we must have a new relationship with the EU.”
This speech was hugely important for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
Be in no doubt that amongst those listening most closely, most intently, will be leaders in other European capitals, trying to gauge whether Mr Johnson is serious about a Brexit deal or whether he is paving the way for no-deal and looking to blame the EU.
This was actually a rather surprising speech because there was none of the aggressive, combative language that we had been expecting – none of the in your face, take it or leave it final offer that we were told would form the guts of his argument.
Instead, it seemed Mr Johnson went out of his way to adopt a rather more emollient approach, saying how much he loved Europe, how the Tory Party wasn’t an anti-European party and how Britain wasn’t an anti-European country.
What that meant was that Mr Johnson didn’t endeavour to bring the house down in the conference hall. He didn’t go for the easy Brussels bashing, and for the wider viewers in this country, there were no brand new policy announcements.
You sense Mr Johnson has calculated for the next few hours and days that the really crucial audience in terms of his premiership, and for his future, is not here in Manchester – it’s in capitals around the EU.
What does the EU think?
Before Mr Johnson’s speech, a European Commission spokeswoman said they would examine the proposals objectively, adding: “We will listen carefully to the UK.”
She said the EU wanted to agree a deal with the UK, saying “an orderly withdrawal is far more preferable than a ‘no-deal’ scenario”.
But the spokeswoman also reminded the UK of its “well-known criteria”, saying: “In order for there to be a deal, we must have a legally operational solution that meets all the objectives of the backstop.
“[That means] preventing a hard border, preserving North-South cooperation and the all-island economy, and protecting the EU’s Single Market and Ireland’s place in it.”
Leo Varadker said he would work until the last moment to secure an agreement, but he added: “We will not do so at any cost, and we are ready for no-deal if that’s what the British decide to do.”
The BBC’s Europe editor, Katya Adler said the bloc wanted to do a deal and needed to be seen to try.
But she added it was “fundamentally misunderstanding the EU” if the prime minister believed the other 26 EU leaders will turn round to Ireland and say they have to accept the proposals just they want to have a deal.
What has been the reaction to his speech?
There were huge rounds of applause for Mr Johnson from within the conference hall, showing support from his party.
After the speech, one member said the PM was “exactly what we need”, while another said she had been “inspired”, adding: “We are so fed up with nothing happening, but we feel like something will happen now because we think he will deliver.”
Leaving the hall, Tory MP Mims Davies described her leader as “bombastic Boris”, saying: “That [speech] was a message to the country, a message to our party and a message to the EU – we are ready to get on with this.”
But the PM’s plan has been branded as “extreme” and “doomed to failure” by the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, who said his strategy was leading towards a no-deal.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the prime minister’s speech was “absolute bluster” and he described it as a “cynical manipulation to get a no-deal”.
Mr McDonnell also that any Brexit deal or no-deal should be put to the people to make the final decision.
The director general of the CBI, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, praised the PM’s “optimistic vision for the UK”.
But she said his plan “relies on a good Brexit deal”.
“The UK is at a crossroads,” she said. “[And] the no-deal turning ends in a very different place: a swamp that will slow the UK’s every step for years to come.”
What else did Mr Johnson say in his speech?
The PM also used the opportunity to criticise Parliament, saying it “refuses to deliver Brexit, refuses to do anything constructive and refuses to have an election”.
He said: “I am afraid that after three and a half years people are beginning to feel that they are being taken for fools.”
Mr Johnson said the Tories were “the party of the NHS” because of their belief in capitalism, adding: “We understand the vital symmetry at the heart of the modern British economy between a dynamic enterprise culture and great public services precisely because we are the party of capitalism.”
He praised London as its former mayor, but pledged to “unlock talent in every corner of the UK”, and ensure safety with his existing policies of 20,000 additional police officers and tackling county lines gangs.
And he repeated more policy announcements from the conference on infrastructure, education, law and order.
Mr Johnson concluded: “Let’s get on with sensible moderate one nation but tax-cutting Tory government and, figuratively if not literally, let us send Jeremy Corbyn into orbit where he belongs.
“Let’s get Brexit done [and] let’s bring our country together.”
Mr Johnson’s conference speech clashed with Prime Minister’s Questions.
Normally the Commons goes into recess for the Tory conference, but MPs voted against this amid the bitter fallout from the government’s unlawful prorogation of Parliament.
O Japão anda há mais de 40 anos com deflação e ainda não se livrou dela.
Nas cidades, mesmo Tóquio, há bairros e bairros enormes totalmente fechados. Ninguém vive lá e não há uma única coisa aberta.
Na antiga capital imperial Kyoto mais de metade da cidade está fechada. E deserta. Pode-se andar de carro mais de 10 quilómetros por bairro em que tudo está deserto e fechado.
That’s deflation baby!
Ninguém compra nada porque amanhã é mais barato! “Espera ai que o frigorifico velho ainda aguenta mais uns tempos…”
A inflação estimula as pessoas a comprarem, porque amanhã é mais caro. A deflação é um ciclo pernicioso e autofágico que estimula as pessoas a não comprarem porque amanhã é mais barato.
Entretanto vai tudo à falência. e os preços baixam ainda mais.
A verdade é que o sistema financeiro mundial não tem mecanismos de correção automáticos para a deflação como tem para a inflação. E por isso não funciona em deflação. É isto que ninguém tem coragem para dizer frontalmente, embora se perceba pelas políticas. E pelo medo, não pânico, da deflação.
Se existissem mecanismos automáticos de correção os salários e as contas nos bancos das pessoas baixavam todos os meses para retirar os benifícios da deflação.
Isto teoricamente faz sentido. Só que ninguém vai nisso e é impossível de aplicar. Por isso eu acho que o Mundo vai dar um enorme estoiro.
A deflação alimenta-se dela própria. E é selffullfiling. Ou seja, cada vez que os preços baixam, mais decisores económicos aderem à realidade económica da deflação. E ela aumenta precisamente por este facto, o que leva os agentes económicos (como os consumidores) a adiar decisões de investimento (no novo frigorifico por exemplo), o que por sua vez gera mais deflação.
Questionado pela Lusa sobre as expectativas que o grupo tem para o final deste ano e para o próximo em termos do desempenho da SIC, principal ativo da Impresa, – e com o mote da apresentação da nova temporada da estação na segunda-feira – Francisco Pedro Balsemão diz que estão “bem preparados”.
“Há 12 anos que não éramos líderes, até fevereiro de 2019, e, portanto, o que nós queremos, para o que nós trabalhamos, é para ter o maior número de telespetadores na nossa antena e estamos muito contentes por ter conseguido fazê-lo. Estamos com uma diferença grande [em termos de share] em agosto para a nossa concorrência. Queremos manter esta liderança o máximo de tempo possível, temos todas as condições para o fazermos. Estamos bem preparados para o futuro, conta a nossa solidez financeira, o facto de estarmos todos no mesmo edifício, o facto de termos as melhores pessoas – digo eu – e a melhor tecnologia para o efeito”, disse à agência Lusa.
Em 02 de agosto, a SIC anunciou que aumentou as audiências em agosto, segundo dados da GfK/CAEM, liderando há sete meses consecutivos. A SIC aumentou para 5,1 pontos percentuais a distância para a TVI e lidera no ano de 2019 com 18,8% de share, afirmou em comunicado.
“Tomámos uma série de decisões que foram importantes para alcançar este resultado da liderança: reafetámos recursos – não aumentámos orçamento de grelha -, poupámos em determinadas áreas para reafetar noutras áreas e investimos no novo edifício e em nova tecnologia e acho que foi fundamental ter toda a gente debaixo do mesmo teto [no mesmo edifício em Paço de Arcos], com melhores condições, a trabalhar em conjunto e, naturalmente, com uma nova dinâmica que se foi conquistando com a liderança – neste caso, também na informação Expresso e SIC. Trabalha-se de uma forma muito mais integrada. Isso é muito importante para este sucesso“, explicou ainda o CEO da Impresa.SIC aumenta lucros da Impresa. Ganha 3,5 milhões de euros Ler Mais
Em 05 de setembro, a SIC e a Altice Portugal assinaram um novo acordo para a distribuição dos canais da estação na plataforma da Meo, que é válido por mais três anos, anunciaram as empresas. “A renovação deste acordo é mais um passo muito relevante na relação entre as empresas, sendo que vem consolidar, uma vez mais, a qualidade da oferta dos melhores conteúdos televisivos aos clientes Meo, assim como, através da comunicação, da tecnologia e dos conteúdos, permitir a sua ligação ao país e ao mundo”, referiu a Altice Portugal, em comunicado.
“Numa altura em que a SIC é líder de audiências, com reforço do investimento em conteúdos, em diversificação de produto televisivo e numa nova estratégia e posicionamento, a Altice Portugal assume a sua satisfação com a assinatura deste acordo. Claramente, o investimento do grupo tem dado frutos, uma vez que a SIC generalista é hoje a estação mais vista pelos portugueses, tendo ainda na SIC Notícias uma referência no que diz respeito à informação que é feita em Portugal”, disse então o presidente executivo da Altice, Alexandre Fonseca, em comunicado.
Deste modo, a SIC continuará a estar presente em todos os ecrãs dos clientes Meo, em HD (alta definição), com uma vasta oferta de canais de televisão (SIC, SIC Notícias, SIC Radical, SIC Mulher, SIC K e SIC Caras).