The British public 'couldn't spell Pinocchio if they tried,' Boris Johnson's father Stanley says
He was answering a message on the Victoria Derbyshire that called his son Pinocchio , the character in a children's character that has become synonymous with lying.Asked about the viewers comments, he said: "That requires a degree of literacy, which I think the great British public doesn’t necessarily have."'That requires a degree of literacy'Stanley Johnson criticised the viewer who called his son a liar. (Photo: BBC)The presenter asked: "What do you mean by that?" He responded: "I'm not gonna get into that.
The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland , Sanna Marin , smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland ’ s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader.
The Social Democrats in Finland elected deputy leader Sanna Marin as their candidate for the post of prime minister on Sunday. Aged 34, Marin would be the Nordic nation' s youngest ever leader if confirmed by parliament in a vote likely to occur next week.
Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old transportation minister, was selected today (Dec. 8) as the country’s prime minister, making her the youngest leader to ever hold the job, and the world’s youngest sitting PM. Marin will be taking over from Antii Rinne, who resigned from the position last week after just six months on the job, following controversy over his handling of a postal strike. Like Rinne, Marin is a member of the Social Democratic Party, the largest in Finland’s five-member ruling coalition.
Gardai nab disqualified driver using new fake license under different name
Gardai nab disqualified driver using new fake license under different nameThe motorist was put off the road after receiving 12 penalty points.
Finland ' s transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to become the country's youngest The candidate for the next prime minister of Finland , Sanna Marin , after the SDP's prime minister candidate vote in Helsinki, Finland , December 8, 2019.
Finland ’ s transportation minister , Sanna Marin , has been selected to lead the Social Democratic party, making her the country’s youngest prime minister ever. The 34-year-old Marin , whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition, will be the world’s youngest -serving prime minister
The other four parties are also led by women, three of whom are under 35 years old.
Finland’s government is now led by these five party leaders.
— Tuomas Niskakangas (@TNiskakangas)
Reuters reports that Marin will continue an agenda to reduce carbon emissions, and that she told reporters after winning a narrow party vote against SDP parliamentary group leader Antti Lindtman: “We have a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust.”
Marin joins a handful of world leaders under 40, and has already been compared to New Zealand’s progressive prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Like Ardern, Marin is a new mother; her daughter Emma was born last year. According to Finland’s national public broadcasting company, YLE, Marin said she was the first in her working-class family to finish high school and university. She has also spoken to Finnish media (link in Finnish) about feeling discriminated against when her mother was in a relationship with another woman.
Footage shows car being bounced around Donegal beach during Storm Atiyah
Footage shows car being bounced around Donegal beach during Storm Atiyah .The public were advised to stay away from coastlines as up to 130km/h gusts were expected.But up at Rossnowlagh beach, it appears one motorist got a little too close to the sea on Sunday as the storm arrived.Fin McCool Surf School uploaded the video which shows a red Volkswagen Golf car being caught up in a high tide.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland ' s transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to become the country's youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne. The 34-year-old Marin , whose party is the largest in a
HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland ’ s Social Democrats, who lead the five-party coalition government, picked 34-year-old transportation minister Sanna Marin to become the country’s youngest ever prime .
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Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome .
The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.Speaking to reporters as he arrived at the European Council in Brussels today Varadkar was determined to steer his remarks towards climate change and the next EU budget, which are the focus of the summit.