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צבי קליין
What does this mean that most front runners r men
james99953
Why did They have a german reporter.
Steve McGill
UK better start bucking its ideas up, if it doesn’t then this is the kind of thing civil wars and worse are made of.
rakesh raghavan
it's very interesting ?
Sali Mall
10 Candidates for UK conservatives , 19 Candidates in Democratic Party race ... everybody wants to be a leader for some reason...
Arjun Swamy
How about Borris Johnson?
Ramamurthy Rajagopalan
None have the face value?
v8 dave
Russia should Annex ..Britain.
George Job
What a shower of bastards looks like! Hating the poor!
Brearley David
Raab....and 8 other shites.
Trevor Random
Put your money on BJ he's got friends in very high places...
Repulse theMonkey
Drug takers, deluded and deceitful. They all voted for Treason May’s deal. We cannot trust any of them to deliver the Brexit we voted for.
Abominable Snowman
A Brexiteer leader must be chosen to manage the WTO only exit.
It's time we withdraw from "international affairs" and simply look to our own interests and defence.
amorettique
Not saying that Boris or Gove wouldn't be capable as PM (it might actually help them be capable), but gosh... both of them have been giving off this air of "will do the most insidious things to get his way"
toby jug
What have we done? We're told austerity is over things are looking up then we decide to leave one of the largest trading blocks in the world. Not only will we leave we'll get them to let us keep all the privileges. If they don't we'll leave anyway and keep the money we agreed to pay which should endear us to our future trading partners. "Who cares" they'll say, at least we'll be leaving.
cheryl taylor
SCRAP The BBC.....Then People Can Watch FREE Television Channel's
Gabbe Gubbe
Far Left = Communism 😠 Far Right = Big Corporations Protectionism 😠
it is time for Central Grounds; for the fine working people 😈😈
cheers suckers 😆
Éamonn Síoċáin
Britain has gone from the frying pan into the fire.
Oliver Grumitt
Since he admitted taking drugs, Michael Gove has no prospect of becoming the next Prime Minister.
cytrynka6
Why not to admit that the Brexit was a stupid idea and no one knows how to do it, say sorry and move forward
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Trump Scolds Danish PM's The UK prime minister candidates and their 1 day ago   01:39

Escalating an international spat, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a “nasty” statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

“You don’t talk to the United States that way, at least under me,” Trump told reporters in Washington. “I thought it was not a nice statement, the way she blew me off.”

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the whole thing “an absurd discussion” and said she was “disappointed and surprised” that Trump had canceled his visit.

Trump said Frederiksen’s comment labeling his idea as absurd “was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to say was say, ‘No, we wouldn’t be interested.’”

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Greenland is a semi-autonomous territory of the U.S. ally, and Frederiksen said the U.S. remains one of Denmark’s close allies.

The political brouhaha over the world’s largest island comes from its strategic location in the Arctic. Global warming is making Greenland more accessible to potential oil and mineral resources. Russia, China, the U.S., Canada and other countries are racing to stake as strong a claim as they can to Arctic lands, hoping they will yield future riches.

Trump was scheduled to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of a European tour. But early Wednesday, he tweeted his decision to indefinitely postpone the trip. The move stunned Danes and blindsided the Danish royal palace. Spokeswoman Lene Balleby told The Associated Press that it came as “a surprise” to the royal household, which had formally invited Trump.

“Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump said.

The vast island of Greenland sits between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, has a population of 56,000 and has 80% of its land mass covered by a 1.7 million-square-kilometer (660,000 square-mile) ice sheet.

For all of Greenland’s appeal, scientists consider it the canary in the coal mine for climate change and say its massive ice sheet has seen one of its biggest melts on record this summer, contributing to a global rise in sea levels.

Frederiksen said she is standing behind the government of Greenland.

“A discussion about a potential sale of Greenland has been put forward. It has been rejected by Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen and I fully stand behind that rejection,” she told reporters in Copenhagen.

Frederiksen, who took office two months ago in a minority Social Democratic government, went on to say that diplomatic relations between Copenhagen and Washington “are not in any crisis in my opinion” despite Trump’s canceled plans.

“The invitation for a stronger strategic cooperation with the Americans in the Arctic is still open,” Frederiksen said, adding “the United States is one of our closest allies.”

Others in Denmark were not as gracious.

Martin Lidegaard, a former Danish foreign minister, told broadcaster TV2 that it was “a diplomatic farce” and Trump’s behavior was “grotesque.”

Trump’s cancellation was “deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark,” former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt wrote on Twitter.

Claus Oxfeldt, chairman of Denmark’s main police union, told Danish media that authorities had been busy planning the third visit by a sitting U.S. president to the Scandinavian NATO member. “It has created great frustrations to have spent so much time preparing for a visit that is canceled,” Oxfeldt was quoted as saying.

Ordinary Danes shook their heads at the news, with many calling Trump immature.

“He thinks he can just buy Greenland. He acts like an elephant in a china shop,” said Pernille Iversen, a 41-year-old shopkeeper in Copenhagen.

“This is an insult to (Queen) Margrethe, to Denmark,” said Steen Gade, a 55-year-old road worker.

In Greenland, Johannes Kyed, an employee with a mine company, told Denmark’s TV2 channel that wanting to buy a country and its people is a relic of the past.

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