This will be done, Ms Womack said, by building 100,000 energy efficient homes each year, by "revolutionising" transport infrastructure, a roll-out of renewable energy and creating "hundreds of thousands" of "low carbon jobs" - including, for example, workers installing insulation in homes. … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Greens call for £100bn a year for climate action
Why 2019 general election
A spokesman said: "Rather than going after the millions of Brits who lack photo ID, ministers must start tackling the real threats to democracy: dodgy party donors, the wild west in online campaigning, and Westminster's rotten one-party-takes-all electoral system. … [Read more...] about Campaigners lose Court of Appeal fight against Tory plans to make voters show ID
Ethiopia's neglected crisis Lack of justice Many Gedeos are frustrated about what they perceive as a lack of justice. In Cherqo, more than 1,000 people fled, and almost all of the houses were destroyed. "Those who committed these things have not been arrested or faced justice – not a single person has been captured so far," says Abebe, Cherqo's administrator. The Guji police say they have arrested more than 200 people over the violence. … [Read more...] about Tigray region’s defiance puts strains on Ethiopia’s unity
The Government dismissed the call for a probe into the EU referendum. It said in its official response to the report: 'Where new information emerges, the Government will always consider the most appropriate use of any intelligence it develops or receives, including whether it is appropriate to make this public. Given this long standing approach, a retrospective assessment of the EU Referendum is not necessary.' … [Read more...] about Bombshell MPs’ report accuses Russia of trying to interfere in Scottish referendum, demands probe into whether it tried to rig Brexit vote and says Britain is failing to combat Putin’s army of oligarchs, hackers, hitmen and paid British agents
UK ministers have long been in favour of building a new road to cut congestion on the motorway south of Newport, and were frustrated when First Minister Mark Drakeford cancelled the scheme last year because of its £1.6bn cost and its impact on the environment. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Could UK government build an M4 relief road?