The UK Independence Party (UKIP ) is a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom. It currently has three representatives in the House of Lords and sixteen Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), making it the third-largest UK party in the European Parliament. It has four Assembly Members (AMs) in the National Assembly for Wales and two members in the London Assembly. UKIP originated as the Anti-Federalist League, a single-issue Eurosceptic party established in London by the historian Alan Sked in 1991. It was renamed UKIP in 1993 but its growth remained slow. It was largely eclipsed by the Eurosceptic Referendum Party until the latter's 1997 dissolution. In 1997, Sked was ousted by a faction led by Nigel Farage, who became the party's preeminent figure. In 2006, Farage officially became leader and under his direction the party adopted a wider policy platform and capitalised on concerns about rising immigration, in particular among the White British … [Read more...] about UK Independence Party
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In this extended transcript of an interview with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Serena Altschul, the playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan talks about the origin of his 2000 play "The Waverly Gallery," currently presented on Broadway in a critically-acclaimed revival starring Elaine May, as well as his experiences, positive and negative, in the world of film. LONERGAN: "Waverly Gallery" is about the last couple functioning years in the life of a Greenwich Village gallery owner. It takes place in 1989, it's based on my grandmother and my family, and it's about her last years trying to hold onto her life and her gallery as she kind of slips away. She's got dementia, and it's about how she tries to hang on to what she's got, and how her family, her daughter and grandson and all them cope with this extremely difficult end of life. ALTSCHUL: Is it your most autobiographical work? LONERGAN: [As Matthew Broderick put it], it's my most literally autobiographical … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Kenneth Lonergan (“The Waverly Gallery”) on writing for stage and screen
The names of The Fallen of The Great War from Eastbourne are recalled here as an act of remembrance. Information has been taken from www.roll-of-honour.com - an exemplary resource for anyone interested in discovering more of the impact the First World War had on our communities 100 years ago. They contain much more information than is found here. Names have also been included from “Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1918” a list created by HMSO in 1921. Charles Abbey. Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Died 12 October 1918 Ernest Sidney Foster Abery. Grenadier Guards. Died 4 May 1918George Adams. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 3 November 1914P P Adams. No information availableSidney Hugh Adams. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 1 October 1916William [Henry] Addy. Gunner Sussex Royal Garrison Artillery (TF) No 1 Company. Died 26 February 1918. Age 25.Hubert Clifford Akehurst. Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Died 23 August 1918James Stephen Akehurst. … [Read more...] about Roll of Honour of those killed in the First World War from Eastbourne, East Sussex
1. The Sealed Tomb During a recent sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads with his wife Cynthia, John McDonnell read Aristotle’s Politics. Once determined to overthrow capitalism and destabilise the British state – he said in 2006 that his “most significant intellectual” influences were the “fundamental Marxist writers of Marx, Lenin and Trotsky, basically” – the Labour shadow chancellor is preparing pragmatically for power, organising meetings in the City of London and reaching out across ideological divides. He says his door is now “open” to Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents and antagonists inside the demoralised parliamentary party. And even when he is relaxing, the so-called hard man of the left, who is an autodidact, does not relax: he reads compulsively and works on briefing papers, tactics and strategy. After Corbyn astounded even himself and his closest allies by winning the leadership in 2015, most of those who gathered in … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightWho is the real John McDonnell?
As I shuffled down the corridor of my local grammar school to sit my 11-plus, all I could think about was how I was missing my auntie’s wedding day to take the test. I stared down at the countless symbols and numbers on the exam paper that was supposed to determine my future and knew, as a working class student without an inherent talent in maths, or money from my parents for extra tutoring, that the odds were stacked against me. Figures for pupils like me facing the 11-plus are bleak, as 70 per cent of children in England who are tutored secure a place in a grammar school, compared with just 14 per cent of those who had no extra help. Furthermore, 12 per cent of grammar students were privately educated in the last year of primary school. Despite all this, I wish that I could tell my 11-year-old self that failing that entry test would not be a reflection on my later achievements – and that this archaic, elitist system of selective education does not have to seal your fate. … [Read more...] about ‘As a working class student who tried and failed to navigate the grammar school system, let me tell you something’