Moon of Liberty Sportsround – 08 August 2017

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Sportsround – Sports News Digest on 08 August 2017 at 7.20pm

tvnz – Canterbury Crusaders win the Super Rugby crown defeating the Lions in the final

Tennis.com – Alexander Zvarev beats big serving Kevin Anderson to win the Washington Open

BBC Sport – American Torie Bowie takes the women’s 100m, Favourite Elaine Thpmoson fails to medal.

The Elitist – Rugby League round-up from both sides of the World

Cricbuzz – Moeen Ali the hero as England wrap up 3-1 series win over South Africa at Old Trafford

pdc.tv – Dave Chisnall wins round 18 of the Players Darts Championship, his first title of 2017.

pdc.tv – Austrlaian Kyle Anderson claims maiden title in round 17 of the Players Darts Championship

The Elitist – India put 600 runs on the board again to thrash Sri Lanka and go 2-0 up

New Vision Uganda – Uganda thrash Zimbabwe in the final round of the African Gold Cup Rugby Union tournament

Sports Star Live – Sam Querry claims Los Cabos ATP title in Mexico

BBC Sport – Netherlands claim the Women’s Euro 2017 soccer title beating Denmark 4-2 

BBC Sport – GB’s Callum Hawkins an excellent fourth Kenya’s Geoffrey Karui wins the men’s marathon.

BBC Sport – Arsenal win the Community Shield beating Chelsea on penalties

Running Magazine – Ethiopia’s Almaz Anaya dominates the Women’s 10000m

Eurosport – Luvo Manyonga wins the Long Jump title for South Africa

BBC Sport – Notts beat the T20 Powerplay record

BBC Sport – Justin Gatlin stuns the world to beat Usain Bolt

The Elitists Echo – Saturday Soccer round up of the #MoonSoccer13. Opening day wins for Forest, Southport & Queen of the South

The Sun – Burnley friendly abandoned after crowd trouble

BBC Sport – Mo Farrah wins the first medal of the 2017 World Championships

Nottingham Post – Notts County manager Kevin Noaln calls his team ‘rabbits in headlights’ after opening day loss to Coventry

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Moon Of Liberty Newsround – 14th jan 2017

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News Digest – 14th January 2017 @ 9.20 pm

The Sun – New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English gives Britain a Brexit boost with regard to trade deal after meeting with Theresa May

Daily Mail – EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier concedes he wants a special deal with London on financial services

CapX Comment – The EU Customs Unions is a protectionist racket – Ryan Bourne

Fox News – Vatican seeking youth input ahead of Bishop’s meeting

Telegraph – Queen is saddened by the death of Lord Snowdon

Spectator Comment – Michael Gove was accidentally right about experts – Fraser Nelson

The Sun – Theresa May vows to end European Court of Justice role in Britain

The Guardian – Green MEP Jean Lambert explains why she is standing for President of the European Parliament

Fox News – Family Feud host Steve Harvey meets Donald Trump to discuss policy on inner cities

New Statesman – How many more Labour MP’s could follow Tristram Hunt’s lead and resign?

Washington Examiner – DC National Guard commander will be forced out by Inauguration Day

Associated Press – Drone Schools look to woo younger pilots

ABC News – ‘Black Swan’ exercises taking place to practice in case of a US National emergency

The Sun – The best and worse UK banks for hidden charges

BBC News – Dozens die in IS attack on Dier Al-Zour in Syria

Sky News – Investors breathe life into the Green Deal scheme axed by UK ministers

Reuters – Officials say there are big risks in Donald Trump’s feud with security agencies

Newsweek Comment – Don’t kid youselves, Donald Trump is winning – Matthew Cooper

ABC News – Three Cleveland offices face charges after investigation into shooting of Tamir Rice

Bloomberg – Donald Trump promises a report on hacking within 90 days of taking office

Washington Journal – Parent of special needs child explains the difficulties of educating her son in US public schools

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Moon Of Liberty News & Politics – News Digest

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News Digest – 12th Jan 2017 @ 4.10 pm

New Statesman comment – Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas on why Jeremy Corbyn should make the case for Freedom of Movement

Reuters – Oil price rises as Saudi’s tell Asian customers of output cuts

CNN – Confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson begins

Independent – Theresa May says Norther Ireland devolution collapse will not delay invoking Article 50

CNN – Allies of Paul Ryan are spending $1bn to pitch replacement for Obamacare

Spectator Comment – Obama fell on his own myth – Daniel McCarthy

NBC News – Kellyanne Conway defends Donald Trump’s use of Twitter in appearence on the Seth Myers show

The Moon Of Liberty – Yesterday’s PMQ’s verdict – Kevin Alcock

LBC – Donald Trump accuses intelligence claims about him to be all fake news

Daily Mail – Donald Trump calls intelligence dossier against him a ‘disgrace’

Sky News – Donald Trump vows to be the greatest job creator

The London Economic – Study finds Trump and Farage are more trusted as they don’t speak like normal politicians

BBC News – Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney says Brexit risks to the UK now much lower

Trading Buddy.com – FTSE on course for new record highs.

Haaretz – Top Israeli diplomat to visit Turkey in symbol of thawing relations

CNN – Donald Trump says he was offered $2bn of business in Dubai over the weekend, he turned it down.

Reuters – China aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Straight in symbolic show of aggression

Dayton (Ohio) News – Publication asks what was President Obama’s biggest achievement?

Daily Mail & The Sun – Heartless teachers at Broad Oak Community School in ST Helens tell five year old alopcia sufferer to take off her wig, ST Helens Council hide behind ‘Health and Safety’ to justify it

Wall Street Journal – Ex British intelligence office Christopher Steele named as the man behind the Donald Trump dossier

Fox News – James Mattis says he will bolster the US military if confirmed as new US Defence Secretary

London Evening Standard – US ethics committee not impressed by Donald Trump’s plans for his businesses while President

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Moon Of Liberty News & Politics – News Digest

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News Digest – 11th Jan 2017 @ 2.00 pm

BBC Sport – Historic Kempton Park racecourse could be closed for new housing

Spectator Comment – A maximum wage is Corbyn’s most stupid idea yet – Brendan O’Neill

CNN – Confirmation hearing for Attourney general nominee Jeff Sessions begins

BBC – Look at inequality in the UK shows it has not got wider in the last decade

The Moon Of Liberty Editorial – The Moon editor Kevin Alcock on May, Corbyn and Trump v Hollywood

Reuters – Mexican Foreign Minister says there is now way Mexico will pay for Donald Trump’s wall

Telegraph Comment– Punishing Britain over Brexit could hasten the EU’s own end – Peter Foster

London Evening Standard – Switzerland wins key ECHR ruling on Muslim girls and mixed swimming lessons

The Guardian – Meryl Streep took aim at MMA as well as Trump, UFC Owner Dana White responds

The Guardian – Boris Johnson says Moscow is up to all kinds of dirty tricks

New Statesman – Guy Verhofstadt’s attempt to form alliance between Liberals and Italy’s 5 Star movement fails, much to UKIP’s delight

Moon Of Liberty Polling – Breakdown of ICM Poll & Cardiff University Welsh poll

Breibart London – Senior US Republican Bob Corker says Britain is in the front seat for a US trade deal

Independent Comment – Labour’s rotten day – Tom Peck

BBC News – Snapchat sets up International office in London

Daily Express – Ex Australian PM Tony Abbott backs Britain over Brexit

Order Order – UK Industrial production surges

The Sun Comment – Suing Newspapers for telling the truth? no thank you – Rod Little

Political Betting Comment – On the Northern Ireland situation – Lucian Fletcher

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Moon Of Liberty News & Politics – News Digest

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News Digest – 09 Jan 2017 @ 5.00 pm

NBC News – Chinese Government moves to tackle ‘masculinity’ crisis

Daily Express – Czech President warns Muslim Migrants are creating ‘No Go Zones’

The Independent – UN visits Myanmar among concerns of genocide

The Sun – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad says peace talks could lead to his resignation

ITV News – Donald Trump v Meryl Streep in war of words after Golden Globes

Politicus.com – US House Speaker Paul Ryan says Trump won ‘Fair and square’ despite Russian hacking claims

Daily Mail Comment – Meryl Streep’s attack on Donald Trump was hypocrisy and fuels America’s divisions – Piers Morgan

Conservative Home Comment – The dream of home ownership should be open to all – Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi

Sky News – Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness to resign

ITV News – Donald Trump praises car company Fiat Chrysler

ABC News – Manhunt underway regarding Fort Lauderdale shootings, Florida Governer Rick Scott speaks about the incident

Heat Street – Celebrities too sad to party at Golden Globes because of Donald Trump’s win

Bloomberg – Boris Johnson tries to woo Donald Trump regarding Brexit

BBC 5 Live – Martin Lewis on how to keep your financial New Year resolutions

Independent Comment – Greedy FIFA will do irreparable damage to the World Cup with 48 Team plan – Ian Herbs

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Labour leadership – All the momentum is with Corbyn (Believe it or not)

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Earlier in the Labour leadership race it appeared the man who is still the bookies favourite, Andy Burnham, despite know very left-wing leanings, had got a grasp on what Labour needed. He was going out of his way to shed his image as the left-wing candidate. All that has changed since the introduction of Jeremy Corbyn, a Marxist extremist who supports UK nuclear disarmament, wants cuts in defence spending, opposes austerity and all welfare cuts and has called for a North Korean style ‘Planned economy.’ Unless you are of an incredibly left-wing disposition, he may be the most dangerous leadership candidate to ever run for the leadership of a major political party in Britain.

This has not deterred the Labour movement. Every union so far declared is backing Corbyn, Corbyn is almost level with Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper in constituency associations backing him, while moderate Liz Kendall trails a long way behind. Corbyn just being there has moved the debate onto territory that a credible party should not even be discussing. Burnham is in panic that Corbyn could actually win. He has come out against the benefit cap and reduction of tax credits to two children only announced by Chancellor George Osbourne in the budget. This puts him at odds with acting leader Harriett Harman who has supported these measures and has accused Burnham of learning nothing from the election. Yvette Cooper has also now said she agrees with Burnham as well. Only Kendall takes the opposite view.

Burnham has also called a stir today by saying he will refuse to do interviews with The Sun newspaper if he wins. Burnham was heavily involved in the exposure of the Hillsborough disaster scandal where 96 Liverpool fans were killed and the Sun falsely accused the fans of causing it. The city of Liverpool boycotts The Sun as a result even to this day. For them that is fine, for Burnham it is a problem as The Sun is still the biggest read newspaper in the country and it is widely accepted Sun readers need to be won back if Labour are to challenge for power again. A none co-operation strategy from Burnham will not help him do that. This was always going to be an issue, upset those in Liverpool he worked with, or make the call that could damage the Labour Party in the long run.

With increasing union affiliates signing up to vote in the contest, this will favour Jeremy Corbyn. Can Corbyn pull off the upset? His opponents appear to think so. For me Kendall is the only credible Labour candidate, it is also clear she will not win. Cooper and Burnham would tack left and onto Ed Miliband territory in the end that failed, Corbyn is just dangerous, but almost certainly could not win a General Election. Harman and Kendall are showing Labour the door towards a brighter future and a new start, all signs are however, Labour are desperate to march the other way.