Spring Budget 2017: Best gags and put downs from Spreadsheet Phil

Spring Budget 2017: Best gags and put downs from Spreadsheet Phil

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Budget to the House of Commons on 8 March with few policy surprises. More unexpected, however, was the amount of jokes and put-downs delivered by the usually humourless politician that some call Spreadsheet Phil. 20 days ago
Son of assassinated Kim Jong-nam speaks out in mysterious and heavily-censored video

Son of assassinated Kim Jong-nam speaks out in mysterious and heavily-censored video

A man claiming to be the son of Kim Jong-nam has spoken out in a mysterious video. Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated in Malaysia in February. In the heavily-censored video, which was uploaded by the Cheollima Civil Defense to YouTube on 7 March, the man identifies himself as Kim Han-sol. He then says he is with other family members, and that they all hope this gets better soon. 20 days ago
House of Lords reject Article 50 Brexit trigger again

House of Lords reject Article 50 Brexit trigger again

The House of Lords voted on 7 March to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of Britains exit from the European Union. The vote, which passed by 366 to 268, attaches an extra condition to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which will allow a meaningful parliamentary vote before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. The peers voted 366 to 268 in favour of an amendment which would allow both the House of Commons and Lords to have a final say on the deal on how Britain will leave the EU. Brexit minister David Davis said the government would seek to overturn the changes when the bill is presented for approval to the lower chamber.The British government already suffered a defeat in the House of Lords last week, with peers calling for the rights of EU nationals living in the UK to be protected after Article 50 is triggered. 20 days ago