Two judges of the High Court of Sindh, Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Irshad Ali Shah, ruled that the marriage between Huma Younus, a 14-year-old Catholic, and her abductor, the Muslim Abdul Jabbar, is valid.
At 11pm on Friday 31st January 2020 Britain is due to finally cease membership of the dictatorial European Union.It has been a long time coming; it was a mistake to have joined the EU on 1st January 1973 when it was known at the outset that the organisation was controlled by unelected officials and not democratic. The proposed single European currency for diverse national economies was economically unworkable.
Why was it 25 years since any of my predecessors had been to Argentina or Chile? It was because our entire global strategy has been focused on the EU. And while that may have been sensible in the 1970s, when we first joined the common market, it makes less sense in the globalised economy of today, when 95 per cent of the world’s growth is going to be outside the EU.
As their Tory counterparts are doing here with regard to Brexit, which they are determined to water down as much as they can. In which they appear to be succeeding. It is depressing, but not surprising, that Teresa May, who unlike Donald Trump was not elected on any sort of populist platform (or at all, in fact!) is now talking about “making globalisation work post-Brexit” (a bit like making turkeys work post-Christmas Dinner!).