He condemned May’s comment on Sunday that “nobody necessarily stays anywhere forever”, calling this “quite threatening”. Burnham told Brokenshire: “I hope the minister will go back and tell the home secretary that my own kids would quite like their mum to stay here forever, if that is OK with her.” … [Read more...] about Government refuses to guarantee EU citizens living in UK can stay
Andrea leadsom degree
The possible strategy on getting London back on the move follows Mayor Sadiq Khan warning Transport for London has about a week's worth of cash to keep itself running, and militant RMT union chiefs saying there is 'zero chance' of their members getting back on the buses and trains without personal protective equipment (PPE). … [Read more...] about Thousands defy ministers’ stay-at-home pleas as temperatures leap to 75F on one of the hottest days of the year – and traffic soars week-on-week as businesses get back to work
I mention this to relay the sheer awkwardness of the endeavour: the crew arrived, we filmed outside, socially distanced in a triangle, masks and hand sanitisers at the ready. But living in Hackney, east London, next door to a house that has been Russian-dolled into 13 bedsits with 13 different kinds of noise, a car alarm ringing throughout, did present something of a challenge. I felt sorry for the journalist, but realised it’s also exactly why I’ve avoided watching anything made for broadcast since the new rules came into play. … [Read more...] about Eid should be a time of togetherness. How should we celebrate when we’re apart?
There is a good case for government mandating a fee rebate for this generation of students, and bailing out those universities that need it as a result. (Although Cambridge, which emailed staff last week to warn of potential pay reductions if it does not get the government support it is seeking, should not be first in line: the university and its colleges have a combined wealth of almost £12bn and its vice-chancellor’s remuneration package is almost half a million a year.) But at a minimum, the government should set aside a pound for training for young people not going to university for every pound it spends doing that. … [Read more...] about Let’s use this crisis to improve equality for all young people, not just students
Dear Sir, the evidence is building from all sides. After the sharpest monthly increase in unemployment in April on record, school and university leavers face the toughest labour market this summer for 75 years. Already, 30% of university students have either lost their job or offer of a job. Moreover, young people in work are disproportionally suffering from redundancy or the requirement to work shorter working hours: one in three is receiving less pay than they were in January. Generation “Covid”, through no fault of their own, face having their lives altered as no other generation since the war, with scars that will last their entire lives. Our national conversation must now incorporate how we act to turn this looming disaster into an opportunity. … [Read more...] about An open letter: why we need a National Youth Corps