Ivan Rogers 23 January 2019 1:23 PM 23 January 2019 1:23 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp This is a transcript of a lecture Sir Ivan Rogers delivered at UCL European Institute I was asked to talk for about an hour on where Brexit came from and where it may take us. I will try and cover both, including in answering questions later, but if I may, given the intense political crisis, I want to focus primarily on where we now are, and why we are there, and then look again at what our real options are. We desperately need clear and honest thinking about our choices not just for the weeks but for the years, indeed decades, ahead. I continue to think that our political debate is bedevilled by what, at the time I resigned, I termed “muddled thinking”, and by fantasies and delusions as to what our options really are in the world as it is. As opposed to several different worlds people on different sides of the debate would prefer to … [Read more...] about Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?
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Leicester has hit the headlines across the globe in 2018 with some major news stories on our doorstep. Chief among them was the tragic events of October 27, when five people including Leicester City's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lost their lives when the owner's helicopter crashed outside the King power Stadium. The huge explosion in Hinckley Road in February - and the subsequent murder convictions this month - sent shockwaves throughout the city. And the death of Bill Maynard saw a huge outpouring of grief and affection. But there was plenty to celebrate, including Royal visits, scores of new shops and restaurants opening, and of course, if you had forgotten, the days and days summer heatwave. Here reporter Tom Mack runs through a year in news. JANUARY As 2018 began, the New Year was not a great time for Leicester’s X Factor hero Sam Bailey, who was knocked out cold by the ladder to her loft . The singer was unable to perform in the De Montfort Hall panto after the … [Read more...] about Blasts, Royals, snow and the World Cup: A year in Leicester
JUNK food adverts near schools and on bus tickets could be banned under proposals to tackle childhood obesity in the West Midlands. Figures from Public Health England show a quarter of reception children aged four to five in the West Midlands are overweight or obese – rising to one in three by the time they reach Year Six (aged 10 – 11). More worryingly, last year’s statistics show that one in five children in Year Six is not just overweight but officially classed as obese. The West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) Wellbeing Board on Wednesday (October 31) agreed to look at a number of measures to help reverse the rise in obesity levels. Potential interventions being explored include a West Midlands-wide advertising ban on junk food and devolving the sugar tax to pay for healthy initiatives to encourage schoolchildren to do more exercise. WMCA portfolio holder for wellbeing and leader of Warwickshire County Council Izzi Seccombe said: “Obesity poses a … [Read more...] about Junk food adverts could be banned in plans to tackle childhood obesity
Junk food promotions targeted in bid to trim Scottish waistlines BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Junk food promotions could be targeted in a proposed Scottish Government clampdown on the country’s diet. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/junk-food-promotions-targeted-in-bid-to-trim-scottish-waistlines-37376275.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37376272.ece/c8ca2/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_298a4a42-4468-4c76-ad0d-d4e461ed3580_1 Email Junk food promotions could be targeted in a proposed Scottish Government clampdown on the country’s diet. Where items such as confectionery, crisps, cakes and soft drinks are placed in store is also part of what has been termed as a “comprehensive suite of actions”. These include promotions such as free samples, upselling, coupons and how these foods are displayed. However temporary price reductions and multi-packs are not included in the proposed measures, which have been put out for public … [Read more...] about Junk food promotions targeted in bid to trim Scottish waistlines
Sleep tight: How food and drink affect your rest Independent.ie What we eat has a knock-on effect on the way we sleep, but this does not necessarily mean we have to ban stimulants such as coffee and alcohol from our diets. Caffeine is a performance-enhancer with a half-life of six to seven hours - if you have a cup in the morning and another after lunch it shouldn't keep you awake at night. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/sleep-tight-how-food-and-drink-affect-your-rest-37160359.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37163673.ece/fe58b/AUTOCROP/h342/coffee15.jpg Email What we eat has a knock-on effect on the way we sleep, but this does not necessarily mean we have to ban stimulants such as coffee and alcohol from our diets. Caffeine is a performance-enhancer with a half-life of six to seven hours - if you have a cup in the morning and another after lunch it shouldn't keep you awake at night. In fact, a mid-afternoon coffee can be a good thing if the … [Read more...] about Sleep tight: How food and drink affect your rest