8. Guy Rowland, Visitor Experience Facilitator, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire Having worked at the museum for 15 years, Guy plays a key role and is at the forefront of visits. He offers cheery greetings from his policeman’s cycle, leads rousing singsongs on the pub piano, “apprehends” misbehaving youngsters and helps create a detailed and immersive experience. … [Read more...] about Vote now for your staycation holiday hero in the 2020 Tourism Superstar award
Voting in referendum
A protocol of British democracy is that the House of Lords shows humility in recognition that its members are not elected, in exchange for which the Commons retains a degree of deference to the ancient pedigree of the upper house. This arrangement, underpinned by convention and statute, is tested whenever peers thwart some cherished government ambition. Such protocols did not prevent the Lords from sabotaging George Osborne’s plans to cut tax credits last year. David Cameron’s government threatened to retaliate with legislation making curtailment of peer power more explicit. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on Brexit and the Lords: power to examine
'With regard to the President doing a mail-in vote, the president is, after all, the president, which means he's here in Washington; he's unable to cast his vote down in Florida, his state of residence. So, for him, that's why he had to do a mail-in vote. But he supports mail-in voting for a reason, when you have a reason that you are unable to be present,' she said. … [Read more...] about Revealed: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany used absentee ballot in EVERY election since 2010 – despite calling mail-in ballots prone to fraud
An EU official confirmed the UK has not agreed to Brussels’ proposal that would keep Northern Ireland within the Customs Union if a new trading relationship does not avoid the creation of a hard border. … [Read more...] about UK wins transition deal – but Tories revolt over fishing ‘surrender’
"Almost all trials involving national security are conducted behind closed doors. It [is] never clear what exactly the allegations and the evidence are, and the term national security is so vague that it could cover almost anything," Professor Johannes Chan, a legal scholar at the University of Hong Kong, says. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?