UK Politics 1 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47768884 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would "inevitably" have to accept a … [Read more...] about Chief whip attacks cabinet’s Brexit strategy
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“We need a whole new way of thinking. The political system that adults have created is all about competition. You cheat when you can because all that matters is to win… we need to start co-operating and sharing the remaining resources of this planet in a fair way.” Wow. And I thought MY teenage daughter was cool. Imagine being Greta Thunberg’s parents — you’d be unconscious on the floor, passed out with pride. What a voice for Gen Z — that yellow raincoat, those plaits, the wide-open face. Her clear, urgent message. Her utter impatience and contempt for the idiotic responses of adults to the fact that our present is destroying her future; she is fearless, righteous, a climate catastrophe Katniss Everdeen. And she is making stuff happen. The last school strike saw 1.4 million kids from 2,233 towns in 128 countries walk out of double maths to march through the streets in an effort to show adults that they would quite like to inherit a viable … [Read more...] about Generation Greta wants action, not just hope
Advocates of what passes for the hard left in the US celebrated, arguing their ideas were finally gaining momentum. A writer for the conservative National Review, David Boaz, pronounced the results "frightening". Credit it to a reaction against Donald Trump's presidency, a hangover from the Great Recession or a slower accumulation of myriad frustrations - but the American left is enjoying its most vibrant moment in living memory. The evidence can be seen in the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential field, too. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and a self-described Democratic socialist, is one of the two leading candidates, snapping at the heels of former vice president Joe Biden in most opinion polls. (Biden had not declared his candidacy at the time of writing, though he is expected to do so soon.) Sanders had been a fringe figure in American politics until he stunned the establishment in 2016 by mounting a competitive challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic … [Read more...] about Code Red: Is AOC the new face of US politics or a step too far to the left?
Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, teleSUR, RBTH, The Calvert Journal and others. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleRyanJ The digital age has coincided with decreasing happiness and well-being. Study after study shows this to be true, but the latest sign that we might all benefit from a digital detox comes from the World Happiness Report. It’s bad news for the United States, which dropped in the ranking to 19th position, the unhappiest the US has been since the study began. This could be due to what the researchers called an “epidemic of addictions” — everything from drug and alcohol abuse, to gambling — and yes, obsession with digital media, which is hardly an American phenomenon alone. Hands up if you’re a recovering Twitter addict, like me? These days, most of the criticism I fire off at sites like Facebook and Twitter has to do with their many … [Read more...] about Social media is making Americans unhappy, but can they ditch it?
Politics used to be a man’s game: in the early 20th century, parliament was a club to which women were not invited. Laws were made by men, for men. Gladly, things have changed beyond recognition. We now have our second female Prime Minister, while 2017 saw a record number of female MPs elected. Read more: Stereotypes won’t close the gender funding gap We might still be in the minority, making up just a third of the Commons, but I’m doing my best to change things. Tonight, I am speaking at the LSE’s Women in Politics Society, to encourage more ambitious young women to take the plunge. We need them, their energy and their insight, because British politics faces a host of new challenges. Following Brexit, we need to forge a new path to prosperity, and that means we need to bring down the barriers to politics. Because with more people from different backgrounds forcing their way in from the outside, we get more competition and, as their ideas clash with old ones, … [Read more...] about Breaking down barriers: Politics and business are crying out for ambitious women’s brilliant ideas