There’s no censorship that I’ve ever been aware of at Oxford. When it comes to Sam Gyimah and Jo Johnson’s warnings that free speech is threatened, I’ve never seen either of them produce any evidence to support those statements. In education you’re supposed to be able to back up what you say, and they just don’t. So I assume it’s some attempt at distraction from the real issues like our students having the highest tuition fees in Europe. Students see ministers as objects of ridicule when they make these statements because they know what life in university is like. … [Read more...] about Is Sam Gyimah right to be worried about safe-space policies?
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The NCA found the property had been bought in 2009 by a company in the British Virgin Islands, which they linked back to Mrs Hajiyeva, whose husband, Jahangir, is serving a 15-year sentence for stealing from the state-controlled International Bank of Azerbaijan he was chairman of between 2001 and 2015. … [Read more...] about Mansion on one of London’s most exclusive roads that is the home of the grandson of Kazakhstan’s former ‘president for life’ is one of three worth more than £80million seized under ‘McMafia’ laws
Lead scientist Dr Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley Seti Research Centre in California, said: "Oumuamua's presence within our solar system affords Breakthrough Listen an opportunity to reach unprecedented sensitivities to possible artificial transmitters and demonstrate our ability to track nearby, fast-moving objects. … [Read more...] about Oumuamua: Mysterious interstellar object probed for signs of alien life
‘Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,’ the company’s statement read. … [Read more...] about Victim of Central Park Karen who called police claiming ‘an African American man is threatening my life’ when he simply asked her to leash her dog ACCEPTS her apology as his sister blasts ‘this kind of racism can kill people’
It has been trading under its current name since 1806, it boasts 250 kinds of whisky, a very well-kept cellar and no jukebox (bliss). The staff are warm and friendly and not in a production-line way, in fact they've long been my mates. Gwen, who runs the place, is a sharp-witted, elegant and glamorous northern angel, the kind Dylan Thomas would find a whole book in. I haven't even touched on the original features and beautiful Victorian decor, the snug rooms with cosy fires or the well-heated and well-sheltered "smokers rule" beer garden. Every now and again there's talk of it being sold, and this scares me to death. We love the Briton's. Change nothing, lovely old pub. Go nowhere. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?