IS steps up attacks on Iraqi security forces Coronavirus stokes Middle East boiling points US pulling out of key Iraq bases Mr Kadhimi has pledged that his government will organise early elections and to hold those responsible for killing the protesters to account. … [Read more...] about New Iraq prime minister after five months of deadlock
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She said: 'Whether it's the Prime Minister or anyone coming to Scotland, I can't wait for the date where I can say ''everyone come to Scotland and holiday'' because we're over the worst of this virus but right now we need to encourage everybody whether they're living in Scotland or visiting Scotland to take great care. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson ‘blocks plan to invite Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to Cabinet meetings because it would make her look too powerful’
In those pre-internet days, the Brussels press corp was tight knit. Journalists spent hours together, either in the underground commission press briefing room or in nearby pubs, such as Kitty O’Shea’s and the Old Hack. Johnson also played squash and tennis and went skiing. Guilford said: “He played squash like he does everything: very powerful, not always very accurate – and he skis the same way.” … [Read more...] about How Boris Johnson’s Brussels-bashing stories shaped British politics
The apology was advised after the family had previously been critical of the conditions Laura was being kept in. Her prison ordeal elicited little sympathy from the police chief in charge of the facility, telling MailOnline 'She's not staying in the Sheraton'. … [Read more...] about Family of British holidaymaker locked up in Egypt for smuggling painkillers ‘devastated’ at being told she may face months in jail before her trial begins
It is geography that reveals just how divided we have become as a society in this country. There are places from which it appears almost impossible to succeed educationally and others where it seems very hard to fail. On any given day, a fifth of children in Britain qualify for free school meals. Just one in 100 of those children get to go to either Oxford or Cambridge University. Four private schools and one highly selective state sixth-form college send more children to Oxbridge than do 2,000 other secondary schools. The most prestigious 100 schools secure 30% of all Oxbridge places. And 84 of them are private schools. … [Read more...] about Is the British education system designed to polarise people?