Lord Patten, the last British governor before the handover, described the new laws as 'a frontal assault' on the relative freedoms granted to Hong Kong. Pictured, a riot police officer in the former British colony fires tear gas at protesters in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on May 24 … [Read more...] about Chinese army issues chilling warning to Hong Kong protesters as it says it’s ready to ‘smash’ any demonstrations against new national security law
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However, teacher José Picardo argues that the aversion to technology in Steiner schools is rooted in a “pseudo-intellectualism which believes the things we are familiar with are better than the things our children are familiar with”. Picardo teaches at Surbiton High School in Surrey, where every pupil from the age of seven or eight is given a tablet. “I think my children are going to end up being better prepared for the world in which they live,” he says, because his school does not subscribe to the idea that “playing with something physical is better and therefore children shouldn’t be allowed technology”. … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
Updated guidance from IPSA to MPs said in the light of the "exceptional circumstances" of coronavirus they would "pay for such costs relating to journeys to Westminster from a London area home, between 2 June and the start of the summer recess in July". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: MPs will be able to claim a taxi to work on expenses when parliament returns
On 26 March, the government invoked the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, giving officials the power to censor or edit information they deem to be false or distorted, with a possible penalty of up to two years in prison. … [Read more...] about Rights group slams Thailand’s repressive laws to intensify crackdown on COVID-19 critics
'The United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions, and civil liberties, which are key to preserving its special status under US law,' he said. … [Read more...] about Australia issues a joint statement with the UK and Canada condemning China’s anti-protest laws in Hong Kong