Newsbeat 23 November 2018 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.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46316965 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit You've probably seen the name Gibraltar in the news recently. But what has a piece of land near Spain got to … [Read more...] about Why is everyone talking about Gibraltar?
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Greg Hall 11 August 2018 9:00 AM 11 August 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp What do Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Cummings all have in common? They are Brexiteers, of course. Yet little is it known that they all studied history or classics at university. Add to this list John Redwood, Bill Cash, Daniel Hannan, Owen Paterson and Douglas Carswell — some of the most influential Eurosceptic MPs from the past 30 years. Michael Gove may have studied English literature, but as education secretary he sought to establish a ‘narrative of British progress’ in the history curriculum. Boris has written a biography of Winston Churchill and Nick Timothy has written a biography of Joseph Chamberlain. Even two of the so-called ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’, Arron Banks and Nigel Farage, are self-proclaimed history buffs. After claiming that Ancient Rome was ‘destroyed’ by immigration, Banks was called … [Read more...] about Why is it that so many leading Brexiteers studied history?
THE LEADING Remoaner Gary Lineker has declared that blocking Brexit is “more important to him than football” as he backed a campaign for a second referendum. The former England striker has thrown his support behind the People's Vote group’s “summer of action” with rallies and protests across the country. They want to boost support for another vote to be held so they can try and overturn the historic decision to leave the EU. Mr Lineker said he has been left more bewildered and worried than ever after catching up on developments since returning from Russia following his coverage of the World Cup. The Match Of The Day host said: "It was impossible to avoid what was happening in the Brexit debate back home. Now I'm back I find the whole thing more bewildering and worrying than ever. "Whether you voted Leave or Remain, did anyone really vote for the mess we seem to be in, let alone the prospect of no deal with all the terrible consequences attached to … [Read more...] about Leading Remoaner Gary Lineker declares ‘blocking Brexit is more important to him than football’ as he backs a second referendum
Our attitude to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) has completely transformed over the past decade. As the last recession started to bite, the popularity of Stem courses, in general, shot up, as did the CAO points requirements. But many students are still uncertain about whether they want to build a career in it and, at third level, there are still more men on Stem courses than there are women. Dr Ciarán Seoighe, deputy director of Science Foundation Ireland, says Stem is much more than a list of topics or subjects. “It is, especially at third level, about learning a way to think, using creative and critical approaches to look at a problem and find new solutions. This is more developed at third level, where the focus is on taking the fundamental understanding of the basics developed at secondary school and evolving it with critical thinking. It’s here that we see, for instance, that an experiment giving us a null result is still important.” One … [Read more...] about What is Stem and why is it important?
THE first time Saoirse Ronan starred in an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel, she played, by her own admission, a precocious child who destroyed everyone's life. Eleven years on from that breakout role in Atonement, the 24-year-old Irish actress reunites with the author of On Chesil Beach, in which she portrays a young married woman "whose life is ruined". It's an intimate story which McEwan – who has also penned the screenplay for the romantic drama – didn't want anyone else's fingerprints on. "It's very tender," notes the 69-year-old, who was born in Aldershot in Hampshire. "It's quite emotionally vulnerable, as it were, to exploitation. It could have been made pornographically, or satirically, or sentimentally. The writer, who has published more than 20 books and numerous screenplays, adds fondly: "And there's a lot in this novel that is personal, quite dear to me – a lot of the locations." On Chesil Beach tells the touching tale of two young lovers, Florence … [Read more...] about Saoirse Ronan: It’s important to encourage people to talk openly