The Daily Populous

Sunday May 28th, 2023 evening edition

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Even in those constituencies that recorded the highest votes to leave the EU in 2016, more than twice as many voters now believe the best route forward is to move in the opposite direction – and forge closer ties with Brussels.

Concerns about immigration will be on the agenda at a meeting between Sunak and France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in Moldova on Thursday.

When asked to consider the UK’s visa policies, more than half of all voters polled for Best for Britain said the UK should issue more visas to allow foreign workers to come to the UK.

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“In an increasingly hostile world, our economic and political interests align with our closest neighbours and allies.

And from this polling, it is clear that the majority of voters knows that Brexit is a key factor. »

A Ugandan vet's amazing story of her work to save mountain gorillas

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Quirks and Quarks 18:11 A Ugandan vet’s amazing story of her work to save mountain gorillas.

That positive step was due, in no small part, to Ugandan veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

Her working home is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas. »

Progressives Condemn Biden-GOP Debt Ceiling Deal as 'Cruel and Shortsighted'

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The Associated Pressreported that the deal "would hold spending flat for 2024 and increase it by 1% for 2025," not keeping pace with inflation.

President Joe Biden, for his part, called the deal "a compromise, which means not everyone gets what they want.".

"For no real reason at all, hungry people are set to lose food while tax cheats get a free pass," wrote Angela Hanks, chief of programs at Demos. »

EU will go easy on Indian resale of Russian fuel

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Yet, the risk of an energy inflation resurgence makes a European Union ban on Russian oil reselling a tough call.

The war in Ukraine has offered India an opportunity to boost purchases of discounted Russian oil.

To avoid an open clash with India, the EU could try to target European companies buying Russian-origin refined oil. »