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24.03.2019

French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters

French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters

Yesterday, the governor of the Paris military district told France Info that soldiers of the Operation Sentinel counter-terror mission had been authorized to fire today on the “yellow vests.” Asked about whether soldiers were capable of carrying out law enforcement duties, General Bruno Le Ray replied: “Our orders are sufficiently… »

24.03.2019

More than a million people march in London to stop Brexit

More than a million people march in London to stop Brexit

News in Pictures. Photographs by Anna Swinden for Pressenza. Prime Minister Theresa May is under fire for the debacle and chaos created by her inability to establish effective Brexit negotiations, alienating in the process Parliament and a great part of the population. A cabal of right wing politicians within the… »

23.03.2019

How the media let malicious idiots take over

How the media let malicious idiots take over

By George Monbiot  for The Guardian Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate. If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: the more disgracefully you… »

21.03.2019

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Kate Pickett, University of York and Richard Wilkinson, University of York To end austerity and make the economy work better for the whole country requires transforming the tax system. It is time for the UK to have a grown-up, national conversation about tax, to gain support… »

19.03.2019

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

By Jon Swinden The issue from the beginning has been democracy. Real democracy vs formal democracy.  About the referendum result. 48% to 52%. A day before, a day after, before lunch or after lunch? Any statistician worth his salt would be able to warn about the dangers of making… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

15.03.2019

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

Last night the British Parliament affirmed its decision to take the Brexit process into its own hands, a saga which for too long has divided the population and deeply affected the economic and social well-being of the country. In consecutive votes, Parliament categorically rejected the possibility of an exit from… »

14.03.2019

Cracks Found in Nuclear Reactor That Could Lead to the Full Evacuation of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Cracks Found in Nuclear Reactor That Could Lead to the Full Evacuation of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh Live – TRANSCEND Media Service The Hunterston B reactors in Ayrshire are the oldest in Europe, and dangerous cracks have been found. 8 Mar 2019 – Bottom of FormThe two reactors at Hunterston B nuclear power plant near Ardrossan are 43 years old – the… »

13.03.2019

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Chris Stafford, University of Nottingham for The Conversation With just over two weeks to go until Brexit, Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next. May lost the vote on her deal 391 to… »

12.03.2019

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Khalil A. Cassimally, The Conversation There has been a torrent of media coverage about violent crime among children and young people in the UK. But it seems to offer little consensus on what’s causing… »

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