Green Party announces leadership candidates A simple guide to the Green Party This must be the climate election - Greens On his re-election Mr Bartley said: "The economic, climate and health crises have put the country at a crossroads -we can continue down the same old road or we can choose a transformative Green recovery that ensures the wellbeing of us all, now and in the future. … [Read more...] about Green Party: Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry re-elected co-leaders
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The book was mostly written long before the health crisis, and Goodhart pleads “guilty to Covid confirmation bias – the tendency to see your own assumptions about how the world should evolve confirmed by the pandemic”. To the extent that “essential workers” and NHS staff were extolled over the spring of 2020, while many “knowledge workers” sat at home on Zoom, his central argument – that we have paid insufficient respect to manual and care-based work – stands up well under the circumstances. And while there is no evidence of schadenfreude for the predicament that universities now find themselves in, Goodhart and his publishers may reflect on the freakishly good fortune of the book’s timing. … [Read more...] about Head Hand Heart by David Goodhart review – does getting a degree matter too much?
Boris Johnson is due to start the Conservative Party election campaign at a rally in the West Midlands and will say only his party can "get Brexit done" In a speech in Telford, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government should be judged on the "real change" it delivers and "the concrete improvements it makes to the lives of millions" Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson launched her election "battle bus" in north London, pledging an extra £11bn for mental health care if her party is in government Reality Check: Where would the £100bn come from?By Tom Edgington, BBC Reality Check … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Greens call for £100bn a year for climate action
What is the Trump puddle video?The 12-second video clip shows President Trump walking away from reporters in the direction of a puddle in the White House grounds, at which he then stares and points. … [Read more...] about US 2020 Election: Trump targeted in misleading puddle video
Military spending increased dramatically from 2002 as the US entered protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It peaked in 2010 as a percentage of GDP - the value of all goods and services - after which the US began stepping back from its engagement in the Middle East and Central Asia. … [Read more...] about US election 2020: Has Trump kept his promises on the military?