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Taliban Target Minorities.
One remembers the awful images of Afghan civilians running after Allied planes as they flew out of Kabul. The terrible image of a man falling from an Allied plane as it took off. Of Afghan civilians flinging their babies over walls to American and British soldiers. Of Afghans hoping they had the right papers so they could leave with the Allied forces. Many did get out and many are still waiting to get out. Afghans that worked for the former regime and/or the Allies are now in fear of their lives. They are being systematically hunted down by the Taliban.
Russia Making Gains In The East.
Russia's campaign in the west of Ukraine has been a total and utter diaster. Russia thought western Ukraine would fall and Kyiv would be in Russian hands. However, as we know Vlad the Invader miscalculated big time. He did not anticipate that Ukraine would defend its nation to the death. Putin did not also take into account how vulnerable his forces would be to western supplied weapons.
Prince Charles Voices Opinion On Rwanda.
Priti Patel's Rwanda policy will go ahead as she wanted. Lawyers acting on behalf of migrants failed to get flights stopped. That means now the first flight bound for Rwanda will take off as scheduled on 14 June. The first 30 migrants will be facing a future in what is a backwater African nation.
Political Gestures in English Football.
In the UEFA Nations League England got off to a bad start losing 1 - 0 to Hungary. England came within an inch of losing to Germany last night. England gained a penalty after a German player fouled England Captain Harry Kane.
Boris: Facing Vote of No Confidence.
Boris has finally pushed enough of his MPs to write 54 letters of no confidence. 54 letters are what is required to launch a potential vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister. Graham Brady Chairperson of the infamous 1922 Committee has indicated such a threshold has been reached. Mr. Brady also announced that he had told the Prime Minister on Sunday. Certainly, at Royal Jubilee events Boris looked forlorn worrying about his predicament.
The UK Could Face Power Cuts.
I remember as a kid in the 1970s experiencing blackouts. The electricity would suddenly go off and people would reach for their candles. At first, it was annoying but people stoically got used to it and carried on. A dispute was at the heart of the power cuts between the government and energy workers. Eventually, the dispute was settled and the lights came back on without interruption. The dispute brought down the Conservative administration of Edward/Ted Heath. A general election was called and Labour-led by Harold Wilson came to power.
Dr. Who: Too Woke?
I remember as a kid and growing up viewing Dr. Who as a must-watch Saturday night event. The Doctor from the planet Gallifrey would battle various threats. Daleks, Cybermen, Sea-Devils, etc, the programme was pure escapism, adventure, and a little scary.
Boris: To Reshuffle Cabinet.
On the back of a severe drubbing in last Thursday's local elections, Boris is expected to reshuffle his cabinet. It is rumoured that Wishy-Washy Rishi Sunak could be replaced as Chancellor by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Truss and Sunak are sworn rivals to replace Boris at some point. If this is the case, this will be Truss' star ascending while Sunak's star will be dimming.
Labour Make Gains At Expense of Conservatives.
Labour made gains in the local elections last night. In Barnet, Wandsworth, and Westminster Labour took seats from the Conservatives. Wandsworth was hailed by Labour sources as a monumental loss for the Conservatives. Speaking in Barnet, Sir Keir trumpeted that Labour had "turned a massive corner".
Johnson To Address Ukrainian Parliament.
The resistance and defiance that Ukraine has shown to the Russian invasion have been nothing short of a miracle. The country has paid a terrible price for standing up to Vladimir Putin. Scores of its armed services have been killed and badly injured. The civilian population has paid a heavy price in death and injuries also. Cities and towns have been pummeled to dust by Russian missile strikes, bombing, and shelling. Vast amounts of the Ukrainian population have fled the country. Others remain in hiding or try to carry on with their lives.