Meanwhile, over 100 people have already donated to a Repair College Green fundraiser, after the normally-green public area was left thick with mud. Organiser Jon Usher wrote: 'Bristol welcomed Greta Thunberg to the city for the Youth Climate Strike today and thousands turned out to see her and to stand in solidarity for climate action. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg brings Bristol to a standstill: Thousands of children skip school to attend UK climate rally as teenage activist tells 30,000 crowd she ‘will not be silenced when the world is on fire’
The Swede would be the second youngest person to win a Nobel, beaten only by Malala Yousafzai, who was a few months younger at the time of her 2014 award for promoting children's right to education. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg’s UK rally could grow so large that standard safety measures to protect demonstrators ‘may not be adequate’, police and local officials warn
The contest has not, it’s fair to say, been a classic of the genre. The 2010 race provided some fratricidal drama, thanks to the strangely widespread view that Ed Miliband was stealing a role that was his brother’s by right, as though the Labour party practises primogeniture. The 2015 version offered real ideological debate, between candidates of the left and right and two different flavours of continuity will-this-do-ism. Even 2016, as one-sided as it turned out to be, felt to some like a battle for the soul of the Labour party, and presented myriad opportunities for the electorate to discover embarrassing things about Owen Smith. … [Read more...] about The Labour leadership race matters – so why is it desperately dull?