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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Five reasons why the Brexit negotiations have just got more difficult

Five reasons why the Brexit negotiations have just got more difficult
- The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, directly accused the taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, of trying to use Brexit to break up the Good Friday peace agreement and split apart the union. Tensions north and south of the border are hardly new, but this will do nothing to reassure moderates on either side that things are ...

Difficult days ahead as DUP says 'no'

Difficult days ahead as DUP says 'no'
- The DUP says it never assented to any of the wording which leaked out of the Brexit discussions, whether it be "no regulatory divergence" across the ...

What just happened? All you need to know about the day that could bring down Theresa May

What just happened? All you need to know about the day that could bring down Theresa May
- Theresa May met Jean Claude Junker, the President of the European Commission, in Brussels for the latest round of Brexit negotiations. A deal on the Irish border question has to be reached as a matter of urgency, as when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, the Republic of Ireland will remain a ...

Brexit and Trump 'make Canada a more attractive prospect for Hong Kong international students'

Brexit and Trump 'make Canada a more attractive prospect for Hong Kong international students'
- Gertler added that the increase in interest seemed to be a general trend in Canada. He believed it was influenced by political events in recent years, including the British referendum vote to leave the European Union – the so-called Brexit – and the election of Trump to the US presidency, both of ...

Trump, Brexit and Love Island among UK's top online searches for 2017

Trump, Brexit and Love Island among UK's top online searches for 2017
Trump has topped the list for the most-searched term online in the UK this year, ranking above Brexit, North Korea, Game of Thrones and ITV series Love Island. Yahoo has released an eclectic rundown of what Brits have been searching for in 2017, offering an insight into the trends ..

Is Theresa May's luck about to run out?

Is Theresa May's luck about to run out?
- With June's snap election failing spectacularly to deliver May's stated desire for a stronger governing mandate, she has increasingly steered away from her intransigent approach to Brexit to a more pragmatic campaign of negotiations. With political fires to extinguish on a near daily basis -- in the form of ...

Trump tweets may prove obstruction of justice

Trump tweets may prove obstruction of justice
Trump's tweets blasting his former senior aide Michael Flynn may point to an obstruction of justice, according to legal experts and senior ... The former British prime minister Tony Blair has confirmed he is working to reverse Brexit, arguing that claims made by the leave campaign are now clearly ...

Bannon and Rees-Mogg: The correlation between Brexit and white supremacy laid bare

Bannon and Rees-Mogg: The correlation between Brexit and white supremacy laid bare
- On one hand, I'm glad the smokescreen is coming apart – that finally the leaders of Brexit are showing their true colours. Only days ago, Julia Hartley-Brewer mocked me on Twitter for suggesting Trump/Trump supporters and Brexit/Brexit supporters are different sides of the same coin, like it was a ...

Rise in number of children and pensioners in relative poverty, says report

Rise in number of children and pensioners in relative poverty, says report
- The warning comes in a state of the nation report by the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the leading authority on poverty in the UK. ... Its state of the nation report said poverty rates increased past year to 14million people, including four million children and 1.9million pensioners.

Britain's burning injustices are getting worse

Britain's burning injustices are getting worse
- New study has shown that 400,000 more children fell into poverty since 2013, raising fears they go without basics such as food. The report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that four million children, who make up 30 per cent of all youngsters, now live in poverty across the UK. 300,000 ...

Loss of bus services will be a 'catastrophe' for the elderly, according to campaigners

Loss of bus services will be a 'catastrophe' for the elderly, according to campaigners
- “Loneliness is one of the UK's biggest killers and it would just be a catastrophe if we lost these bus services. “It's already a struggle for many older people to get out and if these services are taken away, then it would be disastrous. “So much work has been done over the past 20 years and that could be ...

New Poll Reveals Generations Prepared To Sell Each Other Out Over Brexit

New Poll Reveals Generations Prepared To Sell Each Other Out Over Brexit
The research by YouGov showed people are so polarised over the referendum ... Nearly three-quarters of young people who voted Remain believe older ... analysis of the British Social Attitudes survey reveals that, regardless of age, ...

Care homes are 'inadequate and loaded with debt'

Care homes are 'inadequate and loaded with debt'
- Those comments were echoed by Caroline Abrahams, Age UK's charity director, who said: “It is completely unacceptable that many older people with significant health and care needs have no real choice but to live in 'poor' or 'inadequate' care homes because that's all that's available in their area.

Problem gamblers – no one knows how many exist or cost to the state

Problem gamblers – no one knows how many exist or cost to the state
- It's time we started seeing gambling addiction as a mental health problem, not a moral failing, and made sure that proper NHS provision is in place for it.” The Home Office told Watson that it did not carry any information about the effect that gambling addiction has on “acquisitive” crimes, such as burglary ...

Frank Bruno: I was sectioned three times but now I've got my life back

Frank Bruno: I was sectioned three times but now I've got my life back
- Now he is passionate about raising awareness of mental illness and has charted his battle and recovery in his new book Let Me Be Frank. Figures from the charity Mind show that one in four of us in the UK experience a mental health problem every year and one in six has a common mental health ...

With Mental Health The Earlier You Have The Conversation, The Better

With Mental Health The Earlier You Have The Conversation, The Better
- It's almost 20 years since Stan Collymore announced he was suffering from depression and what a long way we have come in those two decades. At the time, Collymore was ridiculed for being depressed – how could a man earning so much money and idolised by so many feel down? But depression ...

Warwick University's naked rowers fall foul of Russia's law against gays

Warwick University's naked rowers fall foul of Russia's law against gays
- A naked charity calendar featuring male rowers at Warwick University has offended Russia's “gay propaganda” laws, its makers have claimed after it ...

He's nothing to me': Matthew Leveson's heartbroken mum's outrage at his gay lover as inquest ...

He's nothing to me': Matthew Leveson's heartbroken mum's outrage at his gay lover as inquest ...
- Matthew Leveson's heartbroken mother has opened up about her anger at her son's gay lover after the 'bittersweet' coronial inquest into the 20-year-old's death. Mark and Faye Leveson were told on Tuesday the coroner could not make a finding into the cause and manner of Matthew's death in Sydney ...

Study aims to uncover why twins have different sexual orientations

Study aims to uncover why twins have different sexual orientations
- the other as homosexual. And now, researchers are keen to find out why this is despite the twins having the same upbringing and the same genes. The 29-year-old pair are part of 56 pairs of twins with varying sexual orientations that are part of a study at University of Essex. Rosie told Metro.co.uk that ...

Richard Hammond doesn't understand why gay people “feel the need” to come out

Richard Hammond doesn't understand why gay people “feel the need” to come out
Richard Hammond has argued that it's “old-fashioned” for people to publicly come out as gay. The former Top Gear presenter landed himself in hot water earlier this year when, during an episode of Amazon series The Grand Tour, he suggested that straight men shouldn't eat ice cream. “I don't eat ice ...

Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage

Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage
- A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade off the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year's Eve as Australia heralds a new era of gay marriage, ...

Austria court legalises same-sex marriage from start of 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory

Austria court legalises same-sex marriage from start of 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory
- It said in a ruling published on Tuesday that restrictions on same-sex marriage will be lifted at the end of 2018 unless the government does so itself earlier. The Constitutional Court said that civil partnerships will remain an option after the law is changed, and will then be open to straight couples.

Justices take up dispute over wedding cake for gay couple

Justices take up dispute over wedding cake for gay couple
The argument is the first involving gay rights since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that states could not prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

Would a gay monarch cure the church of its homophobia?

Would a gay monarch cure the church of its homophobia?
- Predictably, if a same-sex royal marriage were held tomorrow, the UK wouldn't even want it. In a YouGov poll published last week 41% of the population found the very idea of one unacceptable. The survey looked at how attitudes were affected by different attributes of the royal consort, such as ethnicity, ...

Trump plays Sir Elton John's music so loudly that his staff can't think

Trump plays Sir Elton John's music so loudly that his staff can't think
- On the Trump plane, during the 2016 presidential election campaign which resulted in the anti-LGBT New Yorker taking his place in the White House, ... Everyone apart from Trump couldn't concentrate on anything apart from the gay icon's legendary voice, according to a new book by his former aides.

UK Orthodox rabbis call for boycott of JCC over LBGT programs

UK Orthodox rabbis call for boycott of JCC over LBGT programs
- abomination,” the word used in the Bible to describe homosexual acts. The latest letter is believed to be in reaction to an event held Sunday by Imahot v'Avot, an organization for LGBT Jewish families, ahead of Hanukkah, including music and crafts for children, according to the British newspaper The ...

Trump backs former Alabama judge after White House said he 'would not ...

Trump backs former Alabama judge after White House said he 'would not ...
- He has denied the accusations and blamed them on “socialists” and LGBT people. At a campaign rally at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama last week, Mr Moore boasted he was still leading in the race, despite the fact that “they” had pulled out all the stops to thwart him. “When I say they, who ...

Star Wars cast pay tribute to 'irreplaceable' Carrie Fisher ahead of late star's final film role

Star Wars cast pay tribute to 'irreplaceable' Carrie Fisher ahead of late star's final film role
- Now, Fisher's former co-stars have been paying tribute to the late actress and LGBT advocate as her final film role hits screens. Long-time friend and co-star Mark Hamill, who plays Star Wars' lightsaber-wielding hero Luke Skywalker, told the Press Association: “[Carrie]'s wonderful in the movie. She was ...

Russia bans Warwick university rowers' naked calendar for being 'gay propaganda'

Russia bans Warwick university rowers' naked calendar for being 'gay propaganda'
- The Warwick Rowers calendar, which raises money for an LGBT charity that tackles homophobia in sport, has effectively been banned by customs ... that if there had been a physical problem with the calendars or if they did not meet trading standards they would have been stopped by British customs.

Sheryl Sandberg warns women could face a backlash over'Me Too' movement and reveals she ...

Sheryl Sandberg warns women could face a backlash over'Me Too' movement and reveals she ...
- We need to see more women in these roles – and more people of color, LGBT individuals, and members of religious minorities and underrepresented groups of all kinds. We are seeing what happens when power is held nearly exclusively by men. It gives rise to an environment in which, at its worst, ...

Huge protests planned as Donald Trump London visit 'planned for February'

Huge protests planned as Donald Trump London visit 'planned for February'
- Trump's visit to Britain. The US president is set to visit London February 26th and 27th 2018 for the opening of the new US embassy in Britain.  ... Trump is currently pursuing a string of anti-LGBT policies in the US, including banning transgender troops from the military. A second federal judge ...

Supreme Court declines to intervene in battle over marriage benefits for same-sex couples

Supreme Court declines to intervene in battle over marriage benefits for same-sex couples
- The US Supreme Court has declined to review a ruling that affirmed gay couples can be denied marital benefits in employment. The city of Houston was sued by evangelical anti-gay activists over its decision to extend marriage benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian employees.  ...

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