The UK Exits From The European Union

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The UK is no more in the EU, so what would happen following this exit. On 24 June 2016 at 6.00 BST, the UK voted out of the European Union. The intricacies are that the UK will not be ousted immediately, it may take several years to relinquish the membership. But nevertheless the the pact has been inked and it has caused a sting of reactions across the nation. On this account, the Prime Minister, David Cameron said that the 2.9 million EU citizens need not worry about this Brexit (as it is known popularly). Though, he was to remain in power, he made an announcement of his exit in autumn, calling him unfit for the office and the country needs a new captain.

Following this exit a new prime minister from the conservative party is expected to be sworn in on 9 September. According to the presiding rules, the conservative MPs hold a series of ballots and the two least popular candidates will be removed. The final two will meet each other for a run-off where the party member cast their vote. This was how Cameron was elected in 2005. Meanwhile the labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to step down. A no confidence motion was passed against Corbyn accusing him of weak leadership.

Hillary Clinton Becomes The Democratic Presidential Nominee

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Hillary Clinton finally became the party nominee pushing aside Bernie Sanders. The latter was forced to resign from the competition after Donald Trump became the Republican nominee. But she promised to fight. Meanwhile, Clinton captured a commanding position during the delegate count. Though, the party unity is on tenterhooks with the clash between the Sanders’ supporters and the officials that happened at the Nevada convention. The supporters of Bernie shouted at the party official with the party chairperson receiving death threats later.

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Clinton however insisted that the Democratic nomination was on the basis of delegate math but it would do nothing to suppress the growing resentment in the Sanders camp. The senator from Vermont sais that there is every possible chance to win the nominations and he would fight till the last. Such claims were ignored by Clinton. She is taking them head on and is focusing on her contest with Donald Trump.

Over the following weeks she will focus on attacking the Republican candidate including revealing some charges on what would it mean if he is sent to the Oval Office. She is hoping that a campaign revolving around the national security aspect could give her an opportunity to win the hearts of the independents and some moderate Republicans.

Titanic Star Grabs The Oscars

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Finally Leonardo DiCaprio won the best actor award at the Oscar after six nominations for the epic film The Revenant. Brie Larson was given the Best Actress award for the film Room. The most number of awards was picked by Mad Max: Fury Road, it won the most number of awards bagging six honors. Meanwhile Mark Rylance grabbed the best supporting actor award and Briton Sam Smith scoring for the best original song.

Despite the glitz and glamour, the awards ceremony was no attended by prominent figures in the industry. The reason stated was the racist color of the awards. This year all the 20 nominees for best acting and supporting acting category were whites. While launching the ceremony host Chris Rock commented on the controversy stating, “counted at least 15 black people” in the montage that opened the ceremony, before welcoming people to the “white People’s Choice awards”.

Speaking further Rock said that he could count just 15 black people in the crowd and welcomed the gathering to an all white people’s choice awards ceremony. He also quipped that even the host’s job was not offered to them. Adding to this he asked the crowd if they want to know if Hollywood is turning racist. He calls it a different type of discrimination calling it sorority.

Mad Max: Fury Road was nominated for best director and best costume designer, George Miller and Jenny Beavan respectively, both of whom are British. It is worth noting here that The Revenant won 3 out of the 12 nominations. The best director award was given to Alejandro Inarritu and Emmanuel Lubezki was awards for cinematography, his third consecutive award. He won it in 2014 for Gravity and the 2015 for Birdman.

Leonardo DiCaprio received the award amidst standing ovation after he finally walked up the stage to pick his award after missing five acting nominations and a producer nomination earlier.