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South Carolina GOP erupts in civil war as ‘true MAGA supporters’ seek censure of state party chair for calling them ‘lepers’

Far-right supporters of former president Donald Trump in South Carolina are seeking to censure the state Republican Party chairman, after he compared them to a “leper colony” in a recent newspaper interview.

FITSNews reported Monday that GOP officials in at least four South Carolina counties are mulling censure resolutions against state party chair Drew McKissick, who defeated Trump attorney and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood to win the post earlier this year.

According to FITSnews, the censure resolutions are “the latest front in an increasingly caustic civil war within the party.”

Last week, three top officials from the Greenville County Republican Party abruptly resigned, in response to a campaign by pro-Trump activists that allegedly involved “intimidation, threats, bullying, disenfranchisement and character assassination,” according to the Post and Courier newspaper.

In the wake of the resignations, McKissick called the tactics of the far-right activists — who have created their own grassroots group called mySCGOP.com“absolutely insane.”

“They have essentially preyed on Trump supporters, telling them the county and state party organizations didn’t support President Trump, which is a total lie, and then they’ve gone forward spreading rumors and innuendos about people — everything from sex trafficking to embezzlement to rigging elections, all this garbage,” McKissick said, warning that the Greenville County GOP could “fall into a state of disrepair, become a complete dumpster fire and essentially be a leper colony for the next year and a half.”

Pressley Stutts, a longtime Tea Party leader who led the campaign to get the Greenville GOP officials to resign, responded by saying: “We are following the advice of President Trump, who encouraged all of the MAGA supporters to go out, get involved and take over the parties with their true MAGA supporters. That’s what we did.”

According to the draft of a proposed censure resolution targeting McKissick, he “has publicly insulted and disenfranchised Republicans within the Greenville GOP, and by proxy others within the (state Republican Party).”

The Horry County GOP was scheduled to be the first to take up the censure resolution against McKissick on Monday. Republicans in Horry County recently elected Tracey Beanz, who’s been credited with pushing the QAnon conspiracy theory movement into the mainstream, to the state GOP’s executive committee.

London’s ‘Golden Age’ as Europe’s financial capital is over, says NatWest chair

London's 'Golden Age' as Europe's financial capital is over, says NatWest chair© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A branch of NatWest Bank is seen in the City of London February 8, 2011. Britain slapped an extra 800 million pound ($ 1.3 billion) tax on banks this year, taking a harder line on the sector as it negotiates a deal to curb bonuses and free up b 2/2

LONDON (Reuters) – The City of London’s ‘Golden Age’ as Europe’s financial capital is over following Brexit, but it will remain a major and profitable centre, NatWest bank chairman Howard Davies said on Tuesday.

The City has been largely cut off from the EU since Britain’s full departure on Dec. 31, 2020, with bankers and City officials not expecting any direct access to the bloc anytime soon.

“Almost five years after the Brexit referendum, and five months after Britain’s exit from the European Union, the future of London as a global financial center seems secure,” Davies said in a column for Project Syndicate on Tuesday.

“But although the City will remain Europe’s largest financial marketplace, its Golden Age as Europe’s financial capital is over,” said Davies, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority.

The debate about the future of the City so far has remained a “dialogue of the deaf” as backers of Brexit say the hit would be minimal, while opponents of leaving the EU forecast “gloom and doom”, said Davies.

COVID-19 has confused the picture, making it harder for staff to relocate from London to the EU, he said.

Trading in euro shares and swaps shifted from London to the continent, but it will take time for any putative rival in the EU to develop a plausible matching offer, Davies said.

Bankers want Britain to focus on making the City more attractive for global investors and Brussels is scrutinising Britain to see how far it will go in diverging from EU rules.

David Frost, the UK minister in charge with ties with the EU, said on Monday it was important for Britain to use its freedom from the bloc to de-regulate in the most productive way possible.

“We are looking at financial services regulations and seeing what we can do now we are able to move on from EU arrangements in financial services,” Frost told lawmakers. He is setting up a new unit to start a “journey that will bring huge benefits”.

NatWest, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:), has slashed back its overseas operations since its balance sheet ballooned to bigger than the size of the UK economy before requiring a government bailout in 2008 during the financial crisis.

But its minnow investment bank NatWest Markets retains a presence in the eurozone in Amsterdam, which the bank bulked up ahead of Brexit.

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Local Texas Democratic party declines to accept resignation of chair who called U.S. Sen Tim Scott an “oreo”

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Aldi’s sell-out hanging egg chair is back in stores on Sunday – but you must be quick

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Last time the chair was on sale, many people missed out and expressed their frustrations on the Aldi website.

One person wrote: “Waited ages in queue and then out of stock! What’s the point never again am I wasting my time plenty of others selling for 30-40 more better quality might aswell buy off them!”

Another person added: “On the website all night for these invisible egg chairs just a ploy to get you on their website! Disgusting Aldi!”

However, the chair mostly has five-star reviews, with many praising the product. One person said: “Even though it took ages to get on the website to pre order this item, it was well worth the wait. Excellent product, speedy delivery.”

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Aldi's hanging egg chair is back in stores this weekend – but you must be quick

Aldi launches its Specialbuys every Thursday and Sunday morning. These products go on sale in Aldi’s middle aisle or are available online only. This week, the popular hanging egg chair will be available to buy as part of Aldi’s home and garden Specialbuy products.
Aldi’s hanging egg chair is one of the supermarket’s most popular items, always selling out quickly whenever it goes on sale.

Earlier this month, 35,000 shoppers were stuck in a virtual queue as all of them wanted to get their hands on the egg chair before it sold out.

The egg chair is back this Sunday, April 4, due to popular demand, but customers must again be quick before it disappears.

To save customers having to go an Aldi store, the egg chair is available online only.

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It is no surprise that the chair is back in stock this week as with the easing of lockdown restrictions more people are now allowed to meet up outside.

This means that six people from two different households can celebrate the Easter weekend together.

The chair’s popularity could also be due to the fact that both Mrs Hinch and Stacey Solomon are fans, having posted images of similar chairs on their social media accounts.

Aldi’s hanging egg chair is cheaper than most chairs in similar styles, costing only £149.99.

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Similar versions sold at John Lewis and Wayfair can cost up to £600, so Aldi’s chair is a bargain.

The chair goes on sale at 8am this Sunday, and customers must be fast if they want to get their hands on one.

However, if shoppers miss out this time around, they can set a reminder on the Aldi website to be notified when the chair will next be in stock.

The chair’s egg basket is made of rattan, comes with a set of dark grey cushions, and is held in the air by a sturdy silver chain hanging from a grey iron frame.

Aldi is also this weekend bringing back its sell-out inflatable hot tub.

Costing £349.99, the German retailer’s hot tub is much less than other versions on the market, which can cost thousands.

The hot tub is big enough to fit four adults, comes with two headrests, and features 135 jets to create heated air bubbles that massage your whole body.

Additionally, the product includes a filter pump, ground cloth, a carry bag, and an insulated cover to keep it protected when it rains.

As part of the home and garden Specialbuys drop, the hot tub is available on Aldi’s website from 8am on Sunday, April 4.

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WATCH: Ball girl narrowly escapes disaster after umpire’s chair almost CRUSHES her at ATP event

A tennis match in Spain could have ended in tragedy after an umpire’s chair collapsed in the middle of the game, almost crushing a ball girl who managed to dive to dive to safety at the very last moment.

The shocking incident took place on Thursday at the Gran Canaria Challenger in Las Palmas, where Serbia’s Nikola Milojevic was facing local star Eduard Esteve Lobato in a last 16 clash.

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During the second set as the umpire left his place to check a mark on the clay court, his chair was blown over by a gust of wind and suddenly collapsed, almost hitting the ball girl standing next to it.

Luckily the youngster quickly reacted and dodged the heavy construction that could have seriously injured her.

Players and officials immediately rushed to help her, with someone heard asking if she was alright following the scary episode.

The ball girl replied: “Yes, yes, yes,” and said the chair almost hit her.

She was escorted from the court to undergo a further medical check to look for any potential injury she might have sustained.
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Lobato went on to secure a confident victory over the third seed Milojevic in two straight sets7-6 6-3.

In the quarterfinal, the Spaniard will face off against Italy’s Giulio Zeppieri.

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