It has become received wisdom among Westminster pundits that the new winning formula in politics is to “move left on economics and right on culture”. Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle looks like an attempt to put this lesson into practice: forcing Sajid Javid, an advocate of strict spending limits, out of the Treasury suggests that the prime minister wants to strategically splash money around – however superficial this moving “left” might prove to be. At the same time, Johnson’s government has sent a series of clear signals to the right – on immigration, on perceived liberal bias at the BBC, on the “free-speech crisis” in universities – the latest of which is the appointment of Suella Braverman as attorney general. … [Read more...] about For Boris Johnson’s pantomime authoritarians, overt cruelty is a winning hand
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Glantz became an icon of the anti-tobacco movement after he received 4,000 leaked documents from Brown and Williamson, then the US’s third-biggest tobacco company, in 1994. They proved the industry knew that smoking caused cancer and had hidden it. Since then, Glantz has always objected vigorously to any compromise with the industry. In 1997, a deal was broached with the tobacco industry by Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. It would have brought in tight federal regulatory control of cigarettes, prohibiting the sort of advertising and marketing that is still ubiquitous in the US, as well as sales to children. But Glantz was opposed to any deal that would allow cigarette manufacturers to continue in business. His goal was to close them down altogether. Myers was stymied by his own allies, and the US still does not have the anti-tobacco regulations that are common in Europe. … [Read more...] about The great vape debate: are e-cigarettes saving smokers or creating new addicts?
He uses the example of BRAVO SIERRA's first shaving foam. Benjamin describes how the first iteration of the foam was sent for testing, and a few men in Afghanistan responded that it didn't work for their super-sensitive skin, especially when they had to shave every day and without hot water. … [Read more...] about Navy SEAL-approved: The $9.50 hair and body cleanser that works on everyone from ‘Special Operations forces to office workers’
“I think Brexit is done to get rid of all the people on benefits,” he adds, and goes on to complains about fellow Romanians who come to the UK to take advantage – as he sees it – of the British system. “I have five children and am a single parent but I did not take any benefit for all that time. People can be entitled to benefits but the English government doesn’t check.” … [Read more...] about Romanians in the UK: ‘If we go, who will do the jobs after Brexit?’ – photo essay