It signaled the president-elect’s intention to fill his cabinet with officials who served alongside him in Barack Obama’s administration. Mr Blinken, 58, and Mr Sullivan, 43, previously worked as advisers to Mr Biden when he was vice president, and have been described as his “brain trust” on foreign policy. As the president-elect’s administration took shape he also announced John Kerry, the Democrat presidential nominee in 2004, as his climate star. Joe Biden will nominate as his secretary of state Tony Blinken, a veteran adviser who called Brexit a “total mess” and compared Britain leaving the EU to a dog catching a car and being run over.
- Mr Pence and several of the senators who have endorsed the move to block confirmation of Mr Biden’s victory are seen as likely presidential candidates in 2024 including Ted Cruz andJosh Hawley of Missouri.
- It came after US vice-president Mike Pence gave his backing to a dozen Republican senators who plan to object to the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election win when it comes before Congress on Wednesday.
- The extent of the damage caused by the attack, which embroiled major government agencies, think tanks and at least 40 companies, is still emerging.
- Vice-president elect, Kamala Harris, described the call l as a “bold abuse of power by the president of the United States”, while left-wing Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believed Mr Trump had committed an impeachable offence.
- It is the first time the NSC, which advises the president on national security and foreign policy, will include a dedicated climate official.
- “There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA.”
One of the 38 who have come and gone as result of the rollout of “smart” motorways. He first ran as a Conservative candidate in the 2005 general election, followed by the 2008 London Assembly election, before winning the constituency of Spelthorne in 2010. He had previously been tipped to take over as president of the global climate summit in Glasgow, but Mr Sharma, who has been leading on the preparations since February last year, has been asked to take on the role full-time. It is the first time the NSC, which advises the president on national security and foreign policy, will include a dedicated climate official. The president-elect promised diversity in his cabinet, and Michele Flournoy was in contention to become the first female US defence secretary. The former president called Mr Blinken “outstanding, smart, gracious, a skilled diplomat, well regarded around the world.”
Mike Pompeo Praises Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Wins In Controversial Speech
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services. “Last week the Secretary of State rushed out an announcement unilaterally on budget day, that his government would once again break international law.” he said. Beijing then expelled three Wall Street Journal correspondents – two Americans and an Australian – following an opinion column by the newspaper that called China the “real sick man of Asia”. The allegation was based on a plot against former US president Barack Obama which Bin Laden said would put his “totally unprepared” deputy at the time, Mr Biden, into power. Mr Bolton’s lawyers have called the US Justice Department’s attempts to stop the book’s Tuesday release through the courts as “surreal”, noting that reporters already had copies and were holding them up in footage playing out on news channels.
Donald Trump was last night at odds with one of his closest allies, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, over who was responsible for the massive cyber-attack on the US government. The Prime Minister has called for Britain to be a country that works for everyone. A new government should take steps as soon as possible to demonstrate that we remain committed to this goal.
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While Mr Pompeo fell into line with the consensus that Russia orchestrated the hack, Mr Trump suggested without evidence that China could have been the culprit, adding that it may have also helped rig the election in favour of Joe Biden. By doing nothing, I, and the growing numbers of those who have lost loved ones on smart motorways, are putting you on notice that you are the man responsible when these failings emerged. You have previously been quoted as saying it would be too costly to upgrade the network to four lanes and a hard shoulder. You are driving along one of these smart motorways with your wife and children alongside you and your tyre bursts.
At other moments described in the book, according to passages seen and reported on by US newspapers, Mr Pompeo says that Mr Trump’s denuclearisation strategy with North Korea has “zero probability of success”. Mr Pompeo, a Trump loyalist who rarely allows space between himself and Mr Trump to emerge on policy or politics in public, allegedly passed a note to Mr Botlon during North Korea talks saying the US president was “so full of s—”. But they are not just to defend the president’s interests, with Mr Pompeo in particular under pressure after he was quoted making a string of negative remarks about Mr Trump in Mr Bolton’s book, which is not yet published but has leaked.
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lex Salmond’s Scottish National Party may be a thorn in the side of David Cameron but it’s been a great help to Education Secretary Michael Gove. Last night Riba hosted the fiercely competitive annual PEN Quiz, for which newspapers and publishing houses field teams. Duncan, the shadow secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform, is demanding unspecified damages.
Mr Trump’s campaign also released a video claiming that Joe Biden, his rival in November’s presidential election, once received an “endorsement” from the terrorist Osama Bin Laden. It was the latest twist in the extraordinary aftermath of November’s presidential election. Details of the call provided further evidence of the desperate attempts by the president and his allies to “win” an election he comprehensively lost.
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Mr Pence, who will preside over what is normally a routine ceremonial occasion, issued a statement over the weekend saying he “shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election”. It came after US vice-president Mike Pence gave his backing to a dozen Republican senators who plan to object to the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election win when it comes before Congress on Wednesday. Mr Trump’s intervention triggered calls for his prosecution for putting pressure on Mr Raffensperger to tamper with the outcome of an election. Vice-president elect, Kamala Harris, described the call l as a “bold abuse of power by the president of the United States”, while left-wing Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believed Mr Trump had committed an impeachable offence. Donald Trump put pressure on Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, it has been reported.
The “traitor” line appeared to be a reference to the Trump administration’s claim that Mr Bolton’s new book contains classified information and that the text is still yet to be signed off from a vetting process by the US government. In his first public comments on the book, Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state accused of mocking Mr Trump behind his back by Mr Bolton, issued a fiercely critical statement. There are already fears that a massive pro-Trump protest in Washington DC planned to coincide with the meeting ofCongress to ratify the election could turn violent. Lin Wood, an attorney behind several lawsuits challenging Mr Biden’s victory, suggested that Mr Pence should face “execution by firing squad” for refusing to overturn the election result. Mr Gohmert’s incendiary remarks reflect the febrile atmosphere in Washington since Mr Biden’s victory, with Mr Trump and his supporters continuing to claim that the election was stolen. Mr Pence and several of the senators who have endorsed the move to block confirmation of Mr Biden’s victory are seen as likely presidential candidates in 2024 including Ted Cruz andJosh Hawley of Missouri. Democrats already hold a majority in the House and could win control of the Senate – with the casting vote of vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris – if they win this week’s run-off elections in Georgia.
In 2017 it was 13.7 per cent for 11.7 per cent of the traffic, and in 2018 it was 14.8 per cent for 13.8 per cent of the traffic. The first priority of any road should be safety – I would like to think we both agree on this. Sir Mike Penning has referred to them as a scandal and says he was “hoodwinked”. Eight out of 10 drivers think that the removal of hard shoulders on smart motorways has made motorways more dangerous than four years ago, according to an AA Populus poll of 20,845 drivers. By way of introduction, my name is Niaz Shazad and I am the son of Nargis Begum – a caring mother, a lady of stature and a pillar in the community.
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The extent of the damage caused by the attack, which embroiled major government agencies, think tanks and at least 40 companies, is still emerging. Mr Pompeo’s willingness to speak out on the hack ahead of Mr Trump was seen as evidence of the secretary of state demonstrating his independence amid speculation that he could be a contender for the Republican nomination in 2024. “There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA.”
He is not the only steadfast Trump ally to have fallen out with the president. Bill Barr, who resigned as attorney general last week, was a target of the president’s wrath as he said that there was no evidence of substantial fraud in November’s election. Considered one of the president’s staunchest supporters, Mr Pompeo was vocal in endorsing his claim that November’s election had been stolen as he told reporters he anticipated “a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
You suddenly realise your not going to make it to the next Emergency Refuge Area. Cars whizz up past you and then an 18-wheeler blares its horn as he misses you by inches. You are thinking, whilst panicked, ‘I need to get everyone out of this vehicle’ but then realise your not on the inside lane. You are in Lane 2 – and the official advice is to keep your belt on and remain in your car. The above excerpts, by my understanding, do not quite tally up with “as safe as or safer than conventional motorways”. In 2015 they represented 10.4 per cent of total casualties on SRN motorways and carried 7.6 per cent of the traffic.