https://www.theguardian.c(...)es-return-to-cabinetquote:Tom Watson asks May: did Murdoch request Gove's return to cabinet?
The Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson, has written to Theresa May asking if Rupert Murdoch asked her to reappoint Michael Gove to the cabinet or face bad press in his newspaper titles.
Gove’s shock return as environment secretary comes a little over a year after May fired him as justice secretary following his ill-fated attempt to lead the Conservative party.
He was immediately rehired by Rupert Murdoch’s Times, where he had worked as a columnist and book reviewer from 1996 to 2005 on a reported £150,000 a year.
Gove became embroiled in scandal earlier this year over reports that Murdoch was in the room when Donald Trump gave his first post-election foreign newspaper interview in the UK to him.
“I am writing to ask you about any influence Rupert Murdoch may have sought to exert over cabinet appointments,” said Watson, in a letter to May published on Monday. “Specifically, it has been suggested to me that Rupert Murdoch asked you to appoint Gove to the cabinet.”
Watson questioned whether the Tories’ failure to secure a parliamentary majority may have led her to consider currying favour with the Murdoch press.
“It might be tempting to allow yourself to be influenced by powerful media proprietors who can shape the way your government is covered,” said Watson.
He called on May to answer three questions relating to Murdoch: had he ever “made suggestions” about ministerial or staff appointments; had he ever specifically suggested that Gove should be given a ministerial position; and had he ever said there “might be consequences” in the pages of his papers if she did not take his advice.
Gove has shown his admiration for Murdoch over the years, telling the Leveson inquiry into press ethics in 2012 that the media mogul was “one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years”.
Another insight into their relationship was exposed when a personal email from Gove’s wife, Sarah Vine, a columnist for the Daily Mail, was accidentally leaked. In it, she discussed whether Murdoch would support his leadership bid.
May’s relationship with the media faces further scrutiny over whether the government presses ahead with proposals in its manifesto regarding the regulation of the newspaper industry.
The Conservative manifesto said the party would scrap Leveson 2, a proposed investigation into the relationship between the media and the police, and repeal section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which would force newspapers to pay the legal costs of both sides in libel, privacy and harassment cases if they did not accept an approved regulator. Section 40 was a key plank of the recommendations by Lord Justice Leveson in his first inquiry into the press.
However, David Davis, the Brexit secretary, said on Monday that parts of the manifesto “may be pruned away” after the Conservatives failed to win a parliamentary majority in the election. Labour’s manifesto pledged to implement the recommendations of Leveson – including section 40 - and press ahead with part two of the inquiry.
The Tories are in negotiations with the Democratic Unionist party about a deal that will allow key legislation, such as the Queen’s speech and the budget, to pass through parliament.
The DUP manifesto does not make any reference to press regulation but calls for the TV licence fee to be scrapped and for a “reform” of the BBC following an independent review.
Het zou vermoedelijk niemand verbazen na Gove's (letterlijk, fysiek dus) buiging voor Keizer Trump in het bijzijn van zijn baas, Murdoch. Oh, je dacht dat MP Gove's baas de kiezer was? Niet echt.quote:Op maandag 12 juni 2017 19:26 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
4 dollar per gallon. Waarom zou je zuinig willen doen?quote:Op maandag 12 juni 2017 12:22 schreef icecreamfarmer_NL het volgende:
Ik doelde er meer op dat Ford europa in europa ontworpen, getest en gemaakt wordt. Daar komt bijna geen amerikaan aan te pas.
Wat ik niet snap is waarom ze de veel zuinigere europese motortechniek niet vaker in hun amerikaanse modellen schroeven.
De tories worden inmiddels door midden gezaagd door de pers.twitter:
http://www.independent.co(...)europe-a7785511.htmlquote:Brexit: Number of EU nurses applying to work in UK plummets by 96%, show figures
The number of European nurses registering to work in the UK has plummeted by 96 per cent since the EU referendum last June, prompting critics to warn Brexit has caused an “unforgivable drain of talent” in the health sector.
Just 46 nurses from EU countries registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in April 2017, compared with 1,304 in July 2016, according to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by the Health Foundation.
The monthly statistics show the number of nurses registering with the NMC peaked in July 2016 at 1,304, before undergoing a steep decline — falling to just 244 in the two months until September, and down to 46 by April 2017.
Health service leaders also warned of the urgency to offset any further loss in EU nursing staff in the near future.
The UK has repeatedly used international recruitment as a stop-gap measure to fill staffing shortages. Since 2008, the majority of international nurses registering in the UK have come from within the EU.
"The recruitment and retention of nurses is one of the biggest challenges facing health and social care, with a shortage of 30,000 nurses in England alone," said Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation.
"Without EU nurses, it will be even harder for the NHS and other employers to find the staff they need to provide safe patient care.
The new figures came after it emerged in March that almost 2,700 EU nurses handed in their resignation letters in 2016, compared to 1,600 in 2014 - a jump of 68 per cent, according to Freedom of Information requests filed by the Liberal Democrats.
The following month, a leaked internal document from the Department of Health claimed Britain should prepare for a possible shortage of up to 42,000 nurses after Brexit.
It warned that if nurses from EU and non-EU countries stop coming to the UK in 2019, there would be a nursing staff shortage of between 26,000 and 42,000 within six years.
Dan heb je alle winst van de Brexit uitgegeven om alleen maar de kwaliteit van de NHS op het niveau voorheen te houden.quote:
Brexit is vrij komen van de pro-Europese bezetter en hun verderfelijke ideologie. Ook hier in Nederland schreeuwt het overgrote deel van het volk om bevrijding. Deze revolutie is niet te stoppen.quote:
Ik zie dat niet echt.quote:
En kijk naar het Oekraine-referendum! Kijk hoe daar het overgrote deel van de Nederlandersquote:
Welke bezetting en welke ideologie?quote:
Ah, daar zijn de alternative facts van Elzies weer.quote:
Is dit nou serieus?quote:
Arnold Karskens sprak eigenlijk over mei 2018. Eens gaat het lukken!quote:
Alsof 'ie tegen een muur praat .quote:Op maandag 12 juni 2017 23:28 schreef Nintex het volgende:De tories worden inmiddels door midden gezaagd door de pers.twitter:
Heerlijk om te zien dit.
"I don't know where you've been for the past few days"
En in ruil daarvoor krijg je al het bovengenoemde, armoe, minder rechten, minder banen, slechtere gezondheidszorg, minder ouderenopvang. En een brain drain van mensen die overal terecht kunnen en niet hoeven te blijvenquote: