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?
Why is voting important
Where’s Jeremy Corbyn? This was the chant, along with “bollocks to Brexit”, at the March for a People’s Vote last Saturday. And indeed it did feel odd that Corbyn was not there. He has always been present for all the important causes – the war in Iraq, nuclear disarmament and the rights of Palestinians and Kurds. His appeal is the way in which he stands up for what is right. So, why is he absent when Brexit threatens our fundamental rights, will devastate our economy, end freedom to travel, work and study and close off opportunity for future generations? The Labour right argue that he has always been a eurosceptic. But this simply is not true. He has clearly said that he still thinks remain was the right position. He has always been an internationalist, an anti-fascist campaigner and an upholder of human rights. During the referendum campaign he argued powerfully for remain and reform and said: “There is a strong socialist case for staying … [Read more...] about Corbyn has spent his life fighting for democracy and our fundamental rights – so why is he so quiet on Brexit?
Britain’s ability to tackle climate change hangs in the balance. Tonight MPs vote on whether to expand Heathrow Airport, in a moment which will determine the government’s ability to hit climate targets for decades to come. From an environmental campaigner’s point of view, this is potentially one of the most important votes that will go through the House of Commons this year. We know that any airport expansion will put a wrecking ball through the government’s CO2 emissions targets – without this expansion we are already expected to miss the target by at least 25 per cent. It will also drastically increase air pollution in one of the most polluted cities in Europe, threatening the health of the residents of west London. A vote in favour of expansion today will be willingly waving the white flag to catastrophic climate change. Without question, expansion would be an incredible betrayal of future generations. Yet despite the environmental risks of … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Why is climate change always the last reason to stop the runway at Heathrow?
With an eye on Italy and Spain and the possible political and financial turmoil there, the European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called once again on Tuesday (5 June) for a fast and deep reform of the Economic and Monetary Union. The fall of the Spanish government over a corruption scandal last week put the opposition Socialists in charge, with a minority government. Even more worrying for Brussels is the formation of a populist administration in Italy, its possible impact on financial markets and the contagion effect on other member states. “Completing the Economic and Monetary Union is more important than ever. Recent developments are a reminder of the need to make progress now,” Juncker said in a speech at the Brussels Economic Forum, in a clear reference to the political situation in southern Europe. But Juncker also made an effort to soften a recent controversy created by Commissioner Günther Oettinger comments on Italy. “Italy’s … [Read more...] about Juncker: ‘Completing the EMU is more important than ever’
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?