The Spectator 12 January 2019 9:00 AM 12 January 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp For several weeks now, a group of anti-Brexit protesters have found a way of regularly appearing on television news. They wave banners and chant slogans and try to disturb politicians being interviewed. Most MPs take it in good part. Jacob Rees-Mogg even expressed his admiration for those able to shout ‘Stop Brexit’ in a way that is picked up by microphones a hundred yards away. But when pro-Brexit protesters called Anna Soubry a Nazi, dozens of MPs wrote to the police asking them to intervene. The police issued new guidelines to officers. Broadcasters have been conducting interviews with politicians on the green outside parliament for decades. Protesters have rarely interfered. That they do so now on a daily basis is a reflection of the coarsening of political debate. Seven years ago, John McDonnell was talking about the need to break … [Read more...] about Political discourse in the UK is broken – here’s how we fix it
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After an intimate show at Nottingham's Rough Trade store, Suede have announced their return to the city on a 10-date UK tour that comes to Rock City on April 17. The announcement follows the Top 5 success of the band's eighth studio The Blue Hour. Posting on their Twitter account, they said: "Guess what? After the success of The Blue Hour and an incredible European tour earlier this year, the mayhem continues." Tickets for all dates go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 14 from here. They will also be available from Seetickets. The gig is for age 14 and over. Read More Latest music news It was in September just as the album was released that Brett Anderson and co. came to Rough Trade in Broad Street for a free acoustic gig - free if fans purchased a copy of The Blue Hour - which quickly sold out. Suede UK tour 2019 Read More MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE To receive one WhatsApp message a day with the main headlines, as well as breaking news alerts, text NEWS to 07790 586202. Then add the … [Read more...] about Suede book Nottingham’s Rock City on 2019 UK tour
The British music industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom, with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Rag’n’Bone Man achieving record-breaking revenues at home and abroad last year. One in eight albums purchased around the world in 2017 was by a UK artist, but with Brexit looming, the industry is growing increasingly alarmed at the lack of any clear plan to continue this success once the UK leaves the EU – with sales and touring both likely to suffer. In 2017, the UK music industry was worth a record £4.5bn. Export revenues of British music grew by 7 per cent to a new high of £2.6bn. Sheeran topped the international bestseller list with his record-obliterating third album Divide, while Rag’n’Bone Man – at the time a relative newcomer – placed fourth with his debut album, Human. Live events accounted for £1bn of revenue, thanks to major world tours by the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and … [Read more...] about What will happen to the UK music industry after Brexit?
LABOUR MP Luciana Berger has slammed Jeremy Corbyn after a video emerged of him accusing British Zionists of having “no sense of English irony”. The Jewish MP for Liverpool Wavertree has described the comments as “inexcusable”. But who is she and what is she angry about? Who is Luciana Berger? Luciana Berger is a British Labour party politician and has represented Liverpool Wavertree since 2010. She was born on May 13, 1981, in Westminster, and lived in Wembley. She was appointed Shadow Minister for Public Health on October 8, 2013, before becoming Shadow Minister for Mental Health on September 14, 2015. Berger is the great-niece of trade union official and Labour MP Manny Shinwell, who rose to be a Minister in the Attlee government. She is married to Liverpool music manager Alistair Goldsmith and the couple have one daughter, born in March 2017. What has she spoken out about? The MP has expressed her outrage over a video dating back to 2013 showing Labour … [Read more...] about Who is Luciana Berger? Jewish Labour MP who slammed Jeremy Corbyn over UK ‘Zionists’ comment
GCSE pupils across the UK are celebrating as they open their results for the tougher new exams. Around 590,000 16-year-olds headed to their schools this morning to find out how they performed, while others are waiting anxiously for the morning post. Headteacher opens Maths GCSE result live on Good Morning Britain after taking the new test In schools across the country, relieved pupils embraced after tearing open their envelopes - while others looked more underwhelmed. This year's results day is set to provoke even more than the usual anxiety among students, after traditional A*-G grades were scrapped and replaced with a 9-1 system, with 9 the highest grade. The more rigorous exams feature much less coursework and were piloted last year in Maths and English and will now be rolled out across 20 other subjects in England. Pupils in Wales and Northern Ireland will continue to get their results graded A* to G. Research by Cambridge Assessment shows as few as 200 students could … [Read more...] about GCSE pupils across UK celebrate as they get their results for tough new exams