British security services have prevented attempt at the Prime Minister
British Newspapers tell us that intelligence agencies failed to disclose and to prevent the planned assassination of Prime Minister Theresa may.
The Daily Telegraph writes that Islamic extremists were allegedly planning to lay an improvised explosive device at the gate in front of the residence of the Prime Minister at Downing street, 10. The conspirators allegedly hoped that the explosion hurt herself may. The Times said that the plan assumed, and the subsequent attack with a bladed weapon during the chaos after the explosion.
This is one of prevented nine terrorist attacks since March. Times cites data by MI5, who said that now leads more than five hundred investigations in the field of prevention of terrorism against more than 20 thousand people.
The British will have to go to the polls with the passport
Guardian and Times became aware of proposals to change the system of elections in Britain, which the head of the election Commission of the country sir John Holmes will announce on Wednesday during a speech at the analytical center of the Institute of Government.
The Guardian writes that Holmes insists on the need for urgent reforms in connection with the threat of Russian intervention in British Affairs, including elections. The potential role of Russia during the referendum on the issue of "breccia" the election Commission is already examining together with representatives of Internet companies, whose platforms are supposed to be used by Russian trolls and bots.
Despite the fact that before the next General elections in the country is still far away, the head of the electoral Commission wants to reform as soon as possible. Among his proposals is the increase in penalties for political parties for violating the rules for spending on elections and the disclosure of sources of funding, direct identification of political campaign advertising with specific parties. According to developers of reform, these measures are necessary to close the loopholes for Russian and any other attempts to influence the outcome of the vote via the Internet.
Holmes insists that during the election campaign, the Internet companies must provide the election Commission data on political advertising in real time to suspicious activity and criminal intent could be to stop in time.
The electoral Commission wants to block any possibility for fraud on election day. Came to the stations will have to carry ID, then as now a passport or other document when issuing the ballots do not ask.
To increase turnout it is proposed to appoint a single day of voting not only in the traditional and legislated now Thursday, but more convenient for working people.
The Times in its editorial on this subject welcomed the initiative of the election Commission, insisting that the archaic electoral system before the threat of Russian intervention needs to be reformed in the interests of democracy.
"Macrosystem" in Britain is not the place
Times talks about the creation in Britain of a new political party "Forward" (Advance), the makers of which hope to repeat the sprint a March of the same movement, French President Emmanuel Macron on the continent.
A new batch is created in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which the newspaper calls the most unusual County in Britain primarily because of the striking contrast in the standard of living in different neighborhoods. District became famous in the last parliamentary elections for the first time in the history of the candidate, the conservative incumbent MP Victoria Borik, lost to little-known extravagant and even more radical-left than Jeremy Corbyn, the labour Emma dent Cohade. The advantage of the winner was only 20 votes after the third recount.
In may the local elections expected a battle for the district. The victory in the special General election Cohade scored in connection with the disunity of conservatives and their electorate on the issue of "breccia". But the loss only strengthened this inner confrontation. In this situation, the district no longer look impregnable fortress not only for the other parties in Britain, but, as it turns out, for politicians who think 'French version' with a new party promising idea.
The initiators of the "Forward" was a former police officer and a representative libdemov Annabelle Mullen, former editor of the Independent newspaper Simon Kelner and prefer to remain in the shadows, but giving money to a project, personalities of different levels. The Times suggests that living in the same district Tony Blair and George Osborne will look closely at the new party.
In his first fight, "Forward" is going to get involved in the local elections in may 2018, which movement will put at least 18 candidates in the local councils. The campaign will be aimed at an electorate that does not want to strengthen extravagant laburisti Cohade, but not willing to vote for conservatives in their present form.
The first surveys in the County show that "Forward" is ready to vote 64% of County residents. Movement program combines a Pro-European tone with a progressive attitude towards the environment and care about schools and the housing crisis.
"Macronite," as they call Times, wrote in their Manifesto that they would not serve the interests of the establishment, as the traditional political parties.
Times doubts that "Forward" will be able to achieve impressive results in the next General election, whether they are regular or early. The newspaper believes that radeyuschie for the benefit of the middle class will remain distant from voters outside the borders of the elite of the metropolis. The newspaper says that Blair, Osbourne and other members of traditional parties who feel excluded from the big game, needs to understand that the "French option" in Britain does not take place. Well it is impossible to believe that a group calling itself "Forward," which sounds almost like a manual to the game "Monopoly", will win the majority in the UK, said the conclusion of the article in the Times.