Who's the man President Trump calls 'Mr. Elegant'?, Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament and Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81

Who's the man President Trump calls 'Mr. Elegant'?

Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Londonorth Dakotaominican RepublicN (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in…

Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81

Ray Sawyer – the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the one thousand, nine hundred and seventys – has died aged eighty-one. The band is best known for the song When You’re in Love with…



Who's the man President Trump calls 'Mr. Elegant'?

Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Londonorth Dakotaominican RepublicN (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament on Wednesday, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union still largely on track but her authority weakened.

Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81

Ray Sawyer – the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the one thousand, nine hundred and seventys – has died aged eighty-one. The band is best known for the song When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number 1 hit in the UK in one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine. Sawyer joined Dr Hook in one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine, 2 years after he lost an eye in a car accident.


Londonorth Dakotaominican RepublicN (Reuters) – Prime…

Lawmakers supported the government’s position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May’s commitment to leave the bloc’s customs union and single market, leaving the overall shape of her Brexit strategy intact that will transform Britain’s trading relationships for decades.

Ray Sawyer – the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook…

Despite not being the lead singer, his eye patch – and cowboy hat – meant he was the most easily recognised. But Sawyer, who was born in Chickasaw, AL, in one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-seven, did take lead vocals on 1 early hit, one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-two’s Cover of the Rolling Stone. Dr Hook did eventually appear – in caricature – on the front of the famous magazine in one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-three.


Lawmakers supported the government’s position to reject…

But it was a vote in parliament on Tuesday that left her seemingly at the mercy of 2 groups in the Conservative Party – those who want to maintain the closest possible ties with the EU, and others pressing for a clean break. An agreement that defused a potential rebellion over handing parliament more control over Britain’s exit from the EU looked in danger of unraveling on Wednesday, when the 2 camps argued over the shape of a possible compromise on a “meaningful vote”. Before the vote, she assured lawmakers she would honor her promise and deal with the “concerns raised about the role of parliament in relation to the Brexit process”.

Despite not being the lead singer, his eye patch – and…

“It was a dream come true.” The band’s other hits included Sylvia’s Mother, Sawyer left the band in 19eighty-one to pursue a solo career, but went on to spend much of his later career touring with a spin-off group named Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer.


But it was a vote in parliament on Tuesday that left her…

There was little doubt the government would win on the customs union and single market, which some pro-EU lawmakers say is the only way for Britain to retain economically advantageous close ties with the bloc, with the opposition Labour Party also divided over future relations.


Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Parliament voted three hundred and twenty-five to two hundred and ninety-eight in favor of rejecting a House of Lords amendment to require ministers to report on their efforts in negotiations to secure a customs union. They also voted against remaining in the European Economic Area (EstoniaA), which offers tariff-free access to the EU’s single market in return for accepting free movement of people, goods, services and capital, by three hundred and twenty-seven to one hundred and twenty-six. Britain’s future trading and customs arrangements after Brexit have become a lightning rod for divisions that have not only plagued May’s Conservative Party but also in the Labour Party.


Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

May had faced the prospect of losing the vote on the customs union after rebels had indicated their support for a change introduced by the House of Lords to require ministers to report what efforts they had made to secure a customs union. But a government proposal to instead report its efforts to secure a customs “arrangement” was enough to postpone a more searching debate about government policy, with future debates the more likely stage for a revolt. It won over most of the rebels, but was openly mocked by Ken Clarke, a veteran Conservative who has run at least 6 government departments, who accused the government of using “pathetic” jargon which was “utterly meaningless”.


Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

In the end, parliament accepted that proposal. With not all rebels persuaded that May’s plan can prevent an economic shock after Brexit, some say they will challenge her plans to leave the customs union again during votes on other bills, on trade and customs, which will be brought back to the house some time before July twenty-four. But it was in the Labour Party where the deepest rifts were exposed. Many of its pro-EU lawmakers went against their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, by supporting the vote and not his amendment which argued for a new single market deal with the EU.


Weakened, UK's May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Before the vote on the Labour amendment, which the party lost by three22 to twenty-four0, lawmaker Laura Smith resigned from her junior role in the team “shadowing” the cabinet office and 5 others left their roles as parliamentary private secretaries.

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