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Friday October 1st, 2021 night edition

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Most British people think Brexit is going badly, according to a YouGov poll.

Some commentators have suggested shortages in fuel and other goods are due to Brexit.

A majority of British people think Brexit is going badly, a poll has suggested, after a summer of supply-chain issues making life difficult for many in the UK.

Its backdrop was rolling supply-chain issues that have seen empty shelves in some supermarkets and widespread shortages at gas stations.

It found that 18% of those polled thought Brexit has been going well since the start of the year.

The previous poll, conducted on June 21, suggested only 38% of British people thought Brexit is going badly.

Unionist parties, which support the relationship between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, have called for the reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. »

Flag-wearing man throws Molotov cocktail into Austin Dems HQ

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An arson investigation was underway after a man wearing an American flag bandanna threw a Molotov cocktail into the headquarters of the county Democratic Party in Austin.

“Anyone who wears an American flag as a bandana and then throws a Molotov cocktail ... into a building and leaves a note, a threatening note, is a coward,” she said.

The man in the video is also suspected of vandalizing a Travis County administrative building a few hours later, Jennings said. »

$385bn of China's Belt and Road lending kept undisclosed: report

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The report also alleges that a major portion of Chinese development financing in Pakistan is composed of expensive loans.

This makes it difficult for debtors and multilateral lenders to assess the costs and benefits of participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The report also makes some interesting revelations about Chinese development financing in Pakistan in the context of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the $50 billion Pakistan component of Belt and Road. »

The trainwreck of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the cost of not getting money out of politics

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The eager worker who showed up during the coronavirus summer of 2020 was no ordinary summer intern, but a then-44-year-old United States senator: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

Instead, they learned she was at an undisclosed location holding another fundraiser with five business groups that oppose the middle-class boosting legislation.

She now sees herself as an independent “maverick” like her home state’s Republican legend, the late Sen. John McCain. »

Joe Manchin, America’s climate decider-in-chief, is a coal baron | Mark Hertsgaard

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It turns out that the Senator wielding this awesome power – America’s climate decider-in-chief, one might call him – has a massive climate conflict of interest.

Joe Manchin, investigative journalism has revealed, is a modern-day coal baron.

This story is published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of news outlets strengthening coverage of the climate story. »