Pound faces fresh headwinds as UK pol limbo is prolonged. Sterling adds to Friday's losses that followed election. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-11/pound-faces-fresh-headwinds-as-u-k-political-limbo-is-prolonged …
New Line up ( as per Guido Fawkes) ...
- Gavin Williamson remains Chief Whip - Chris Grayling remains Transport Sec - Priti Patel remains International Development Sec #reshuffle
BRITISH PM MAY MOVES JUSTICE MINISTER TRUSS TO CHIEF SECRETARY AT THE TREASURY - STATEMENT
BRITISH PM MAY APPOINTS GAUKE AS WORK AND PENSIONS MINISTER - STATEMENT
A privilege to serve as Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy at an important time for the United Kingdom
Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
Cabinet reshuffle underway...
Government forced into a U-turn over claims a deal reached w/ DUP, after the Northern Ireland party said talks would “continue” next week.
Senior Conservative MPs continued to insist that Mrs May is living on borrowed time in the wake of her election humiliation.
Former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell appointed Theresa May's new chief of staff http://bit.ly/2sQlLG8
Theresa May has just agreed to reschedule 1922 Committee meeting from Tuesday to Monday following request from Tory MPs.
Tory website poll finds 59% of Conservative members want Theresa May to quit http://bit.ly/2r4XF9v
NEW - WATCH: Michael Fallon says Cabinet ministers have told Theresa May to take more collective approach http://bit.ly/2rO8ory
Jeremy Corbyn: We're ready for another election 'any time' http://bit.ly/2sgOFSZ
Jeremy Corbyn: I can ‘absolutely’ still be Prime Minister http://bit.ly/2t8k3zm
Boris smacks down Daily Mail story as tripe......
Knives out for sure...
Police say they believe UK attacker Salman Abedi assembled bomb himself; but detectives not sure whether he had accomplices: AP
British police say all suspects arrested over Manchester bombing released without charges; attack at Ariana Grande concert killed 22 in May
CORRECTION French elections: first round voting projections (correcting abstention pie chart on graphic)
Macron's party did well , but note the abstentions !
#France2017: "France is back," says French PM Edouard Philippe as Macron's party is seen winning 390 to 445 seats at the National Assembly
#BREAKING Projections show Macron party scores 32.2-32.9% in first-round parliamentary vote
Macron movement En Marche seen getting 400-440 seats in Parliament - Kantar-Sofres/TF1 estimate
Le Pen slams election rules after results spell bad news for National Front http://dlvr.it/PLWPTt
Marine Le Pen's Front National seen getting 13.5% of votes
Macron seeks majority as France votes for new parliament http://dlvr.it/PLPRRF
Emmanuel Macron's party set for landslide as France goes to polls http://news.sky.com/story/emmanuel-macrons-party-set-for-landslide-as-france-goes-to-polls-10911846 …
France, Harris poll: EM+-ALDE: 30% ↓ LR+-EPP: 19% ↑ FN-ENF: 17% ↓ FI-LEFT: 12% ↑ PS+-S&D: 7% ↓
At SoS Tillerson's request , call between US & Turkey on Qatar.
Imagine this from Feinstein !
EPA chief leaving climate talks in Italy hours after arriving--called to a meeting with Trump, a G7 spokesman says.
Narrative shift - Former CIA Director James Woolsey on released Comey memos: ‘Not all leaks need to be classified.’
Republicans: Why didn't Comey write memo about Loretta Lynch meeting? http://hill.cm/q3JhHzA
“He just doesn’t have it in him to be FBI director.....He lacks a lot of common sense.”-Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom.
The Democrats have no message, not on economics, not on taxes, not on jobs, not on failing #Obamacare. They are only OBSTRUCTIONISTS!
I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'
...way up. Regulations way down. 600,000+ new jobs added. Unemployment down to 4.3%. Business and economic enthusiasm way up- record levels!
Why Trump fired Comey: He believed the FBI director had misled the public about his guilt
ICYMI Trump blew off military experts on Qatar, endangering largest US base in the Middle East http://shareblue.com/trump-blows-off-military-experts-on-qatar-endangers-largest-us-base-in-the-middle-east/ … By @leahmcelrath
US lawmakers pressing for sanctions on Qatar received over $1m from lobbyists linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE http://aje.io/drau
Singled out by Trump, #Qatar hires former Top US law man. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-10/singled-out-by-trump-qatar-hires-former-top-law-man-to-lobby …
The First Daughter’s key policy issue seems to be on the back burner as other issues swamp Trump’s agenda http://ow.ly/2dSv30ctmKf
OPINION | Trump feeds the media’s “addiction” to anything remotely resembling “breaking news,” all to his benefit
What were the takeaways from Comey’s testimony Thursday? http://ow.ly/sGgF30ctmza
Qatar Vs KSA/ Egypt / UAE / Bahrain Updates....
5 strange decisions during the Gulf-Qatar crisis http://aje.io/pfax
Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says http://reut.rs/2r8d4px
Qatar's National Human Rights Committee to take legal action against KSA , UAE and Bahrain for blockade damages suffered by Qatar citizens.
Fwiw , interesting connections , if this is accurate....
Pakistan refutes false rumors in foreign media as “completely fabricated and baseless”. PM Sharif trying diplomacy to break the stalemate.
Iran and Turkey help Qatar, against Saudi Arabia, allies cutting ties and closed borders.
Iran set to supply Qatar with fresh fruit and veggies , as long as there is demand.
5 planes ( 90 tons of cargo each ) sent-another plane to arrive today. Plus , Three ships loaded with 350 tonnes of food on the way.
Why tiny Qatar has angered Saudi Arabia and its allies https://bloom.bg/2rYKnwd
Saudi Arabia's feud with Qatar has a 22-year history rooted in gas https://bloom.bg/2rYNTaf
The future of Al Jazeera is not up for negotiation, #Qatar's FM says in response to speculation that the channel might be shut down.
#Qatar seeks to take legal action against the Saudi-led embargo, says collective punishment of its citizens amounts to a criminal act.
From 2016: 'Secret details of Turkey's new military pact with Qatar' http://ow.ly/xyKg30ct29F
The Arabian peninsula is not big enough to realise all its rulers’ ambitions http://econ.st/2sbI24n
Fairly current map for Raqqa - state of play for June 11th...
#SYRIA: SDF/Elite Forces entered Al-Romaniya via neighbouring Al-Sabahiya on Saturday & seized control of it today.
#SYRIA: SDF/Elite Forces took Al-Meshleb on June 7, a day after entering Raqa. It's dense/built-up, but no info on civilians in the district
#SYRIA: Many upper-level IS commanders/officials also reportedly withdrew to Al-Mayadeen in neighbouring Deir Ezzor months ago
#SYRIA: There are also reportedly talks on IS withdrawal from Raqa, a-la-Tabqa - where coalition bombed retreating jihadists
The danger of ISIS will remain until after the liberation of Syria and Iraq: why? My take http://alrai.li/hgb4wc8 https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-danger-of-isis-will-remain-until-after-the-liberation-of-syria-and-iraq-why/ … …
ISIS killed 120 civilians trying to flee from the old city of Mosul.
President @Masoud_Barzani calls on the Kurdish public to head to the polls on referendum day [September 25th] to vote on independence.