Popular anger is boiling over against elites seen as irredeemably greedy, corrupt and indifferent to the plight of most people struggling to get by. The anger has fueled uprisings in Chile, Spain, Ecuador, Lebanon, Egypt and Bolivia; environmental protests in the UK, Germany, Austria, France and New Zealand; and xenophobic politics in the US, the UK, Brazil and Hungary. … [Read more...] about Trump is on trial for abuse of power – the Davos elites should be in the dock too
Guardian why we stopped trusting elites
That threshold could be called the Southern point, in honour of the rail company that has done so much to generate feelings of collective grievance in confined spaces over the past year. It is not, of course, a replica of the spirit of endurance that withstood aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe. Southern are not military aggressors. (The analogy is doubly inappropriate because the lone upside to oppression by a totalitarian regime is supposed to be trains that run on time.) … [Read more...] about Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them?
That is “a horrible term” he says, although still one widely used by the general public and many clinicians. Laureys, who has spent more than two decades exploring the boundaries of human consciousness, prefers the term “unresponsive wakefulness” to describe people who are unconscious but show signs of being awake, such as opening their eyes or moving. These patients are often wrongly described as being in a coma, a condition that only lasts a few weeks, in which people are completely unresponsive. … [Read more...] about Belgian neurologist wins €1m prize for work on serious brain trauma
Denmark has introduced checks on its border with Germany. Austria is reinforcing its border. Italy is considering controls on its border with Slovenia. Hungary is helping Macedonia to build a fence. In the short term, both Brussels and the European establishment portray these measures as temporary. … [Read more...] about Cologne attacks’ profound impact on Europe
Although she praised the agreement as positive for both the couple and the royal family, Ms Junor said: 'The British public have lost out because these are two fantastic people who sprinkle fairy dust wherever they go and we are going to miss that, but clearly it was not making them happy.' … [Read more...] about Back in the fold! Queen makes VERY public show of support for Prince Andrew as he’s seen by her side for the first time since car crash BBC interview… less than 24 hours after Megxit deal is finalised