In Britain, much of this resistance was given shape by the Brexit vote in 2016. The great success of the leave campaign was to link the grievances of a number of disparate groups by articulating anti-austerity and anti-establishment sentiments with a nationalistic flavour. The slogan “Take back control” provided a rallying cry for these various demands. By blaming the EU for the deterioration of social and political conditions in the UK, Brexit became a hegemonic signifier – one around which a new “people”, identified as leavers, has coalesced. These are the “people” Johnson pretends to represent and whose will he accuses parliament of disregarding. … [Read more...] about Centrist politics will not defeat Boris Johnson’s rightwing populism
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“The big question I have after my experience, is whether a vaccine will really work in all people,” she says. “The vaccination approach is to create an immune response, which then protects you. But if asymptomatic people are not producing a normal antibody response to the virus, what does that mean? Because it’s these people who are the vectors and the carriers of this virus, I think we can’t get away from social distancing until we have some of these answers out there.” … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
SpaceX's fourth Starship rocket prototype EXPLODES into a ball of flames following a pressurized test one day before their Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off for the ISS Elon Musk's prototype space rocket exploded in a massive fireball before it left the ground last night. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a go’: Elon Musk blasts two astronauts into space in historic Spacex launch to the ISS bringing back manned spaceflight to America for the first time in NINE years as Trump watches from pad
• This article was amended on 4 June 2012. The original suggested, incorrectly, that Annie Lennox had attended a Steiner school and that she had "named the Eurythmics after eurhythmy, a Steiner exercise involving stretching and hopping to music". Lennox did not in fact have a Steiner education. The name of the band came from eurhythmics, a method of teaching music developed by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, which Lennox encountered at her non-Steiner school, rather than eurythmy, the movement art and therapy associated with the Steiner movement. … [Read more...] about A different class: the expansion of Steiner schools