Scotland politics By Philip Sim BBC Scotland News 18 September 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-scotland-scotland-politics-49726825?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Five years have … [Read more...] about How has Scotland changed since the indyref?
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Political party in England and Wales The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW; Welsh: Plaid Werdd Cymru a Lloegr) is a green, left-wing political party in England and Wales. Headquartered in London, since September 2018, its co-leaders are Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley. The Green Party has one representative in the House of Commons, one in the House of Lords, and seven in the European Parliament. In addition, it has various councillors in UK local government and two members of the London Assembly. The party's ideology combines environmentalism with left-wing and Centre Left economic policies, including well-funded, locally controlled public services within the confines of a steady state economy with regulated Capitalism, and supports proportional representation. It also takes a progressive approach to social policies such as civil liberties, animal rights, LGBT rights and drug policy reform. The party also believes strongly in nonviolence, basic … [Read more...] about Green Party of England and Wales
Contentious items like single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks, cotton buds and non-recyclable plastic would be banned, according to the strategy. Compostable coffee cups, compostable cutlery and crockery, and paper straws could be about to go mainstream in Ireland. But last month, Mywaste.ie, the country’s official website guide to waste management and recycling, posed the question on its Instagram account: “is greenwashing our greatest threat to nature?”. Greenwashing is a form of ‘whitewashing’ on environmental issues that has been causing concern for environmentalists since the 1980s. And here in Ireland, environmentalists are approaching the notion of compostable packaging with caution. Mindy O'Brien, the coordinator at VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment, says: “Compostables really come to mind at the beginning [of a drive to be eco-friendly], and that’s my worry. If a community says ‘we’re going … [Read more...] about Explainer: What is greenwashing, and how can we avoid it?
Faced with a sea of party acronyms and percentages, even the most ardent of Europhiles is likely to struggle to decipher what's going on. But fear not, here is our guide on what to look out for as results begin to come in for the EU elections on Sunday evening. At the European level, look out for the performance of the European People's Party (EPP) and Socialist & Democrats (S&D) groupings. This centre-right, centre-left axis has dominated the European Parliament for years. But they are under threat from right-wing, anti-EU populists, including France's National Rally, Italy's League party, Germany's AfD and the Finns Party. The other trend to look out for is whether the climate change protests will spark success for green movements. Also, what about turnout? It's been falling at every election since the first one in 1979. If it's anything lower than 42.61% that trend will continue. READ MORE: Video: European elections — if turnout is down, who is voting? Austria The … [Read more...] about EU elections 2019: Country-by-country guide
When Europe’s tough privacy rules came into force on May 25, 2018, policymakers and industry executives expected a series of dominoes would soon start to fall. Global technology giants like Facebook would feel the heat of fines of up to 4 percent of their total yearly revenue. Companies like Google would think twice before pushing ahead with aggressive new ways of collecting people’s data. Smaller rivals would be given greater space to compete. But a year later, none of those dominoes have yet fallen, according to interviews with senior policymakers, tech executives and privacy campaigners. Big fines and sweeping enforcement actions have been largely absent, as under-resourced European regulators struggle to define their mission — and take time to build investigations that will likely end up in court. New forms of data … [Read more...] about How Silicon Valley gamed Europe’s privacy rules