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Brexit: as the deadline looms, why are negotiations stalling?

The UK left the EU on January 31 this year. Yet, the trading relationship between the two parties will not change until January 1 2021, when the transition period agreed by both sides expires. And with negotiators heading into their…

What Happens to the Plastic the UK Recycles?

The secretive way in which plastic recycling is handled in the UK carries the potential for the next big scandal. While the government’s statutory guidance is supposed to clarify who is responsible, our research suggests that what happens to plastics we believe…

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead  to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas…

Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?

The number of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats has increased significantly – up to 4,343 this year compared with 857 in the same period last year. The number of lurid headlines calling for action has also increased significantly but…

Reparations and the fight for life

Esther Stanford-Xosei Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August. We’ve been doing all the nice stuff for six years – going on…

XR is back

The government is not heeding warnings on climate change, XR says The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted protests by climate activists for several months, but Extinction Rebellion (XR) is planning its comeback. MPs returning to Parliament in September will face a blockade…

Attack on Free Speech – Journalist Craig Murray Charged with Contempt of Court in the UK

Attack on Free Speech – Journalist Craig Murray Charged with Contempt of Court in the UK In this video, we provide an overview of the case against Craig Murray. Murray is a journalist and former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan. After…

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to…

Contact-tracing apps: Apple dictating policies to nations won’t help its EU anti-trust probe

There’s a growing problem with Apple’s role in the contact-tracing apps that countries are developing to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. This has been underlined by the UK’s announcement that its long-awaited NHSx app is being parked in favour of a different…

Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain

Such is the aura still surrounding Charles Dickens that it is no surprise readers want to mark the 150th anniversary of his death in June 1870, even in the middle of a desperate global public health crisis. While this impulse to show…

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