LONDON (Reuters) - All four members of the British government's Social Mobility Commission have quit accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from poor backgrounds. May has said she would create an economy which works for all Britons, but the commission's chairman Alan Milburn, a former minister in Tony Blair's Labour government, said she was failing to deliver on her promises. "I have reached the conclusion sadly that the current government bears little, if any, hope of progress being made toward the fairer Britain the prime minister has talked about," Milburn told the BBC on Sunday. "The government for understandable reasons is focused on Brexit and seems to lack the bandwith to be able to translate the rhetoric of healing social division and promoting social justice into reality." May talked about tackling the "burning injustices" in society on her first day as prime minister last year. She talked about tackling racism, gender inequality, the underperformance of government schools and the difficulties young people face buying a home. A government spokesman said it was making good progress on social mobility. "We accept there is more to do and that is why we are focusing our efforts in disadvantaged areas where we can make the biggest difference," the spokesman said. May, who presides over a warring cabinet and has faced an open rebellion by some of her own lawmakers, is being buffeted by crises. Two ministers have quit May's cabinet in the last month, placing a strain on the government ahead of the Dec. 14-15 summit on Britain's exit from the European Union, when Britain wants EU leaders to give a green light to talks about future trade relations. An opinion poll published for the Mail On Sunday newspaper put Labour on 45 percent with the ruling Conservatives on 37 percent, the biggest lead for opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's party in a survey by pollster Survation since late 2013. "An 8 point lead would put the Labour party into overall majority territory if such vote share totals were reflected at the ballot box," Survation said. Corbyn has promised sweeping renationalisation, tax rises for the rich and increased welfare spending, including an end to healthcare cuts and scrapping university tuition fees. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Costas Pitas; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
- Touchdown Wire
The Broncos' defense seems to have had enough of carrying Russell Wilson's water.
"I’m... embarrassed in a certain sense because, you know, this has become a little bit of a scandal for President Trump,” Fuentes noted on his podcast.
- Associated Press
The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between the Democratic incumbent, Raphael Warnock, and his Republican challenger, football legend Herschel Walker, has grown increasingly bitter as their Dec. 6 runoff nears. With Democrats already assured a Senate majority, it’s a striking contrast from two years ago, when the state's twin runoffs were mostly about which party would control the chamber in Washington. “Herschel Walker ain’t serious,” Warnock told supporters recently in central Georgia, saying that Walker “majors in lying” and fumbles the basics of public policy.
- The Daily Beast
Amber GroupTiantian Kullander, the influential young founder of cryptocurrency company Amber Group, died suddenly in his sleep on Nov. 23, the company confirmed. The group had just received a $3 billion valuation earlier this year, and was in the process of raising another $100 million—a meteoric success in which he played an integral role after launching Amber in 2017 with a group of finance insiders, including former Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley workers.His meteoric rise continue
“So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black,” Trump wrote Saturday, offering “very much needed ‘advice.’”
“I think it’s a big challenge [and] another reason Republicans are looking in a different direction in 2024," Pence's former chief of staff Marc Short said.
- Fox News
A 23-year-old Chicago woman with a concealed-carry permit shot a would-be carjacker in the head as he attempted to get in her car in Calumet Heights at 2 a.m. last Wednesday.
- Roll Tide Wire
Alabama's win over Auburn was enough to bump the Crimson Tide up in the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
- USA TODAY Sports
Losses caused big changes to this week's USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Michigan is up to No. 2 behind Georgia and three teams join the top 10.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Melissa Highsmith was 22 months old when she was abducted by a babysitter in 1971. She met her parents and two of her siblings this weekend.
- NBC Sports
Collins is going to get fined or suspended for this.
- Business Insider
Letter from Holy Roman Emperor written in secret code finally cracked after 5 centuries to reveal he was worried about being assassinated
French researchers have decoded a mysterious letter penned in 1547 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. It gives a rare insight into European history.
- Good Housekeeping
While attending the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, 'Persuasion' actress Dakota Johnson left fans speechless with a see-through crystal dress.
GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Trump's meeting with white supremacist Nick Fuentes was 'not accidental' and hopes 'someday we won't have to be responding' to the former president
Gov. Asa Hutchinson criticized Trump's "failure to condemn" white supremacy after the former president said he didn't know who Nick Fuentes was.
"Donald Trump decides that a good strategy would be to attack the prosecutor's spouse," Glenn Kirschner commented.
- Fox News
Melissa Highsmith, who went missing from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, as a toddler in 1971, has been reunited with her family more than 50 years later following a DNA test.
- NBC Sports BayArea
After winning at Minnesota, the Warriors have their first three-game win streak and appear to be finding their stride.
- Country Living
Kelsey Asbille, who stars as Monica Dutton on the hit Paramount Network show, made a dramatic appearance at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
A big rig driver is recovering after a crash shut down I-80.
- College Football News
Bowl Projections and College Football Playoff Picks after Week 13. They're the last bowl projections before the reveal next Sunday.