Exeter City Council, a Labour authority, will review the future of the city's statue of General Redvers Buller - who was linked to the introduction of concentration camps in the Boer War. The Old Etonian was awarded the Victoria Cross in the Zulu War after rescuing a number of comrades under fire, before being promoted to the Head of the Army and sent to South Africa at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. … [Read more...] about Edward Colston statue is secretly hauled from Bristol Harbour in early-morning operation and will now be taken to museum – four days after it was dumped in water by BLM protesters
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Councillor Slade said: 'Whilst famed for the creation of the Scouts, we also recognise that there are some aspects of Robert Baden-Powell's life that are considered less worthy of commemoration. Therefore, we are removing the statue so that we can properly involve all relevant communities and groups in discussions about its future, including whether a more educational presentation of his life in a different setting might be more appropriate.' … [Read more...] about Council brings in 24-hour security for Lord Baden-Powell statue after it ABANDONS removal bid as furious finger pointing breaks out over who made decision that monument should be taken down
But critics have called his approach 'distracting and divisive', with Shaun Bailey, Tory candidate for Mayor of London ,saying: 'He [Mayor Khan] is seeking to distract Londoners from the fact he failed to support his police service during the protests, allowing a small group to hijack a largely peaceful protest and betray the cause of fairness that the vast majority were there to promote. He should be focusing on keeping all Londoners safe and promoting opportunities for all people of colour'. … [Read more...] about Another statue comes DOWN: Workmen remove figure of 18th Century slave dealer Robert Milligan on wharf he helped construct in London’s docklands – after protesters draw up hit list of 60 ‘racist’ monuments
Union members protested outside Air France's headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as the talks got underway on Friday. They argue protecting jobs should have been made a key condition of the €7-billion ($8-billion) bailout deal struck with the French government in May. The pandemic has led to huge losses in the airline industry, with travel halted and flights grounded worldwide. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: EU approves COVID-19 drug remdesivir
McMahon says anecdotal information suggests the laws have enabled authorities to punish behaviour with significant jail time that would otherwise have been difficult to prosecute, including stopping a partner from seeking or continuing employment; inspecting a partner’s home or body for evidence of infidelity; threats to expose private photographs of a partner or ex-partner; threatening self-harm to prevent a partner leaving a relationship; threatening to harm a partner’s pets; demanding that their partner eat certain foods; or that they sleep on the floor. … [Read more...] about Coercive control and domestic abuse: what might have saved Hannah Clarke and her children?