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Corbyn defends anti-nuclear stance

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright MOD/Crown Copyright Image caption Mr Corbyn said the money for Trident renewal could be better spent elsewhere Jeremy Corbyn has faced criticism from senior Labour colleagues for saying he would not use Britain’s nuclear weapons if he were prime minister. The long-time opponent of nuclear weapons told the BBC he was “totally and [...]

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VW scandal: 1.2m UK vehicles affected

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Volkswagen has announced that nearly 1.2 million of its vehicles sold in the UK are fitted with the software behind the emissions scandal. It includes diesel-powered cars with the VW brand, Audi, Seat and Skoda as well as VW commercial vehicles. In the next few days the company will give the vehicle [...]

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Russia begins Syria air strikes

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY Image caption Su-24 fighter-bomber aircraft are said to have been involved in the strikes Russia has begun carrying out air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow has confirmed. The strikes reportedly hit the rebel-controlled area of Hama province. Washington was informed an hour before that they [...]

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‘Fake sheikh’ charged over Tulisa trial

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood, known as the “fake sheikh”, has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice over the collapsed trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos. He is alleged to have “misled the court” during the drugs trial, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Mr Mahmood said in a statement that he denied [...]

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Warner banned from football for life

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been banned from football for life. The 72-year-old Trinidadian is the former head of Caribbean and North and Central American football (Concacaf), but quit Fifa in 2011. He is fighting extradition to the US on corruption charges and denies accepting millions of dollars in bribes. Warner committed “many and [...]

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Corbyn: Most people share my values

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrived with young supporters at the conference hall to make his speech Jeremy Corbyn is using his first conference speech as Labour Party leader to emphasise his patriotism – and state most Britons share his values. Long queues formed to get into his speech, where he will say he was elected [...]

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Prosecutors to probe former VW boss

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images German prosecutors have begun an investigation against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn. The probe will look at “allegations of fraud in the sale of cars with manipulated emissions data”, the prosecutor’s office said. Mr Winterkorn quit last week after almost nine years at the helm of VW, saying he had [...]

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1,700 jobs go as steel plant mothballed

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Production at the plant was paused on 18 September Iron and steelmaking at SSI’s plant in the north-east of England is to be mothballed, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Production at the Redcar plant was paused on 18 September with the company citing poor steel trading conditions and a [...]

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McDonnell: Another world is possible

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Labour can show that “another world is possible” by rejecting austerity while also “living within our means”, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said. He told activists that his goal was to change the “economic discourse” in the country and secure “dynamic growth”. A Labour government would reverse cuts to tax credits and ensure firms paid [...]

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‘England panicked under pressure’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

England panicked under pressure in their 28-25 World Cup loss to Wales, according to legend Sir Gareth Edwards. Stuart Lancaster’s side had led 19-9 and 22-12 in the second half against a side plagued by injuries. But the concession of a series of penalties, many at the breakdown, kept Wales in the game and they [...]

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