Europe’s refugee crisis has revived plans for a controversial pan-EU border and coast guard force to patrol countries like Greece and Italy which are struggling to cope with the wave of migrants.
But analysts suspect frontline nations will resist ceding sovereign border control rights to other European Union states and that Brussels will have to settle for a far less ambitious proposal.
“This is a little bit like calling for a European army.
An EU army is Germany’s ‘long term goal’ according to one of its ministers.
Ursula von der Leyen called for defence cooperation to be strengthened so that the continent can respond quickly to international crises.
But her comments will raise fears the German government will back the call by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for an EU-wide fighting force.
In March, Mr Juncker said the EU needed its own army to address the claim that it is not ‘taken entirely seriously’ on the international stage.
Can we all see a pattern here?
The 87-year-old peer is accused of 22 sexual offences dating back to the 1960s against nine alleged victims, the majority of whom were 16 or under at the time.
The date of December 7 had already been set to decide if the peer, who suffers from dementia, is well enough to stand trial.
Ms Laws said: “Both parties agree the defendant is unfit to plead and unfit to stand trial. There is no merit in putting off the determination.”
Meanwhile – in the US……………….
He had been on death row since 1992 for the rape of a minor in 1990 in California, and in 2010, Prieto was convicted of two capital murders and a rape in 1988 in Virginia. He has reportedly been connected to six more murders in the two states.
Police bosses say it is an “unnecessary extra layer of bureaucracy”.
So – tho I agree that this ‘legislation” would be impracticable to enforce day to day – (apart from being another erosion of personal choice and freedoms) – is this – as a statement -basically saying that police can choose to ignore legislation if it’s too beaurocratic?
Under the Smoke-Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015, it will now be an offence to light up in a car carrying children under the age of 18.
The smoking ban can be enforced by the police, who have the power to stop the vehicle and council workers, who do not have this power.
COUNCIL WORKERS? Where did that come from? Who exctly does that include? Direct employees and/or private partnerships/sub contractors?
We are now entering a Beyond Bedlam state – trapped in a nightmarish world, from which there is no hope of escape – unless everybody reactivates common sense.
Studies find that what you eat plays a huge role in lowering your anxiety and boosting your mood. The more you choose a healthy, whole-food treat over a nutrient-empty, quick fix, the more you’ll reap the benefits – both now and later.
Here are a few snacks that can bring you the boost you’re looking for.
Let’s start with an easy one… chocolate. Chock-full of antioxidants and capable of delivering the endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin that your brain needs to regulate your mood, chocolate also provides assistance to the cardiovascular system. Not all chocolate is created equal, though!
Read more http://www.lifelongproducts.com/five-good-mood-foods-that-support-mental-health/
Britain is fueling a deadly conflict in Mexico as human rights abuses become entrenched and the state’s drug war spirals out of control, an anti-arms trade charity has warned.
In a bid to highlight UK complicity in Mexican human rights violations, campaigners gathered outside the Mexican Embassy in London earlier this week.
The protesters called upon the British government to stop its arms sales to Mexico, as allegations of torture committed by the state’s police and armed forces mount.
The campaigners gathered at the embassy in Mayfair on the anniversary of a brutal police massacre in the Mexican town of Iguala in 2014.
Mexican police ambushed a fleet of buses carrying students who were making their way to a protest.
The police and a number of unidentified gunmen subsequently opened fire, leaving six people dead and injuring others. The officers abducted a further 43 students, who were never seen again.
Read more http://www.rt.com/uk/317234-mexico-drug-weapons-iguala/