Month: January 2018

Labour Plans To Force Government To Publish Brexit Economic Assessments

Labour MPs plan to force the government to publish its Brexit economic assessments by holding a binding vote in the Commons.  The party will use an opposition day debate on Wednesday to table a motion calling for ministers to make their analysis of the UK economy after various Brexit ‘end states’ available to all MPs.  Read More

Tory Minister Phillip Lee Says Leaked Brexit Analysis Raises 'Serious Question' Over Quitting EU

A Conservative minister has said there is a “serious question” over whether Britiain should quit the European Union after a leaked government analysis indicated the economy would be hit. Justice minister Phillip Lee said it was “time for evidence, not dogma, to show the way” over Brexit, and questioned whether a government should take a Read More

Carillion Collapse: Ministers Perform U-Turn On Apprenticeship Wages

The Government has performed a U-turn and vowed Carillion apprentices will continue to be paid beyond January, according to reports. HuffPost UK revealed how the Official Receiver only planned to pay apprentices cut adrift by the bankrupt outsourcing giant until the end of January. But the Government has now “caved to pressure” and confirmed they Read More

Mark Salling Dead: 'Glee' Actor Dies, Aged 35

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told HuffPost that they responded to a reported death in the 11900 block of Big Tujunga Canyon Road at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, but wouldn’t identify the person. At the time of his death, Salling was awaiting sentencing having pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography in December 2017. The sentencing Read More

I Left The BBC Because Of Pay – It Must Fix This Almighty Mess

Unconscious bias is subtle but pervades every part of society.  There have been numerous studies which demonstrate that, when faced with identical CV’s, both men and women favour a CV with a man’s name at the top, over one with a woman’s name. So it is hardly surprising that this inherent bias has found its Read More

A Near-Death Experience Taught Me To Be A Better Doctor

I knew I wanted to be a physician from the time I was five years old. I watched my mother on the phone, as she described the way my infant brother was drooling, and leaning forward (tri-poding) in his crib. I listened as the pediatrician put the seemingly vague pieces together into a diagnosis of Read More

Amanda Barrie And Wayne Sleep Ought To Be Ashamed Of Themselves For Defending Ann Widdecombe's Homophobic History

“So tired of people playing the “Oh I’m Gay card”. Granted this is not the work of Barrie herself but it perfectly reflects her attitude towards a conversation with drag queen Courtney Act over Ann Widdecombe’s history of homophobia in the Celebrity Big Brother house on Sunday night. Throughout the series, Courtney Act, a.k.a. Shane Read More

Why I'm Thrilled 'The Crown' Is Casting Middle-Aged Actors

‘The Crown’, are two words which conjure up in my mind two other words, binge-watch. If there is a fan out there who claims more devotion to that show than me, then they’re lying. I saw Kristen Scott Thomas as The Queen in Peter Morgan’s superb play ‘The Audience’ in the West End and like Read More

Leaving Rape Victims Unsupported Is No Way To Achieve Justice

A smart phone can hold a lifetime of information – around 256GB of data, or 12.3m printed pages, including thousands of deleted texts. Add medical history, third-party material, and you have just one small snapshot of the extent of materials an already over-stretched police force must examine as part of the process of disclosure – Read More

State of the Union | A Short History

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