Conservatives suffered huge losses in the local elections. But voters weren’t impressed with Labour either. Jeremy Corbyn’s party also lost council seats - including many in the North East. It meant Labour lost overall control of Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool councils. So what do the local elections tell us about the state of the parties? A bad result for the big two parties The 2017 general election saw the two major parties dominate, receiving 82.4% of the vote between them. It was seen as a return to the days of two-party politics. But these local election results suggest the smaller parties are back in business. The big winners of the night were the Liberal Democrats, who made around 600 gains. The Green Party also gained around 120 council seats. And the number of independent councillors across the country rose by more than 500. Examples included two 'Newcastle First' councillors elected in Newcastle. Conservatives lost more than 1,100 … [Read more...] about Local election results: What do they mean and what happens next?
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"I'm used to being off camera," says Bob Anderson. "The producer is better not seen and not heard." But on 60 Minutes this week, the longtime producer was both seen and heard while conducting what's known as an "ambush interview" with a man accused of making deadly fentanyl in Shanghai. The confrontation was captured on hidden cameras and included in the 60 Minutes story "Online Overdose," reported by correspondent Scott Pelley, about a Chinese drug lab operating under the alias "Gordon Jin." "'Gordon Jin' turned out to be two people, a father and a son, who were sending lots of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives from their factory in China to doorsteps in the United States, where people had ordered them online," Anderson tells 60 Minutes Overtime's Ann Silvio. "The problem was a) it was illegal, b) it was dangerous, and c) people were dying from it." For Anderson, following the trail of "Gordon Jin" first meant talking with grieving American families of those who died taking fentanyl … [Read more...] about “What do you say to parents whose children died taking your drugs?”
The Department of Work and Pensions shared plans to change the disability benefit assessment earlier this month, but what does that mean for those who it affects? Colleagues at NorthWalesLive have asked the question in a bid to get clarity on what the changes mean. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said that a merged disability benefit assessment would "change the landscape" of the benefits system. But what do the changes mean for you? One of the proposed changes is the combining of assessment processes for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit into one integrated service. This particular reform has been met with some backlash by benefit advocates, who accused the government of making the process more complicated for disabled individuals. And with disability benefit assessments currently carried out by private companies on behalf of the DWP, the proposed reform has also been slammed for its potential to offer a … [Read more...] about Changes are coming to disability benefits, but what do they mean?
UK Politics 21 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47305860 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsLabour and Conservative resignations So far, eight Labour MPs and three Conservative MPs have quit their parties … [Read more...] about Who are the Independent Group and what do they want?
CHINESE New Year is one of the world's most colourful and exuberant events and triggers celebrations all across the globe, starting TOMORROW. But how many animals represent the Chinese zodiac, how do you find out which one you are and what do they mean? Here is the lowdown... How many animals represent the Chinese zodiac and which one am I? The Chinese animal zodiac or shengxiao, which means "born resembling", are arranged in a repeating cycle of 12 years - and 12 animals. The animal changes at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and traditionally these animals were used to date the years. However, Chinese New Year is a movable celebration, dictated by the lunar cycle. This year is the year of the pig Animals of the Chinese zodiac Check the years to see which animal you are. Rat Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960Traits: Rats are creative and friendly. They are described as having a generous spirit but can also be judgmental. Rats are usually quite … [Read more...] about How many animals represent Chinese New Year in the Zodiac, which one am I and what do they mean?