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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Is the moment of truth approaching for Brexit talks?

Is the moment of truth approaching for Brexit talks?
- The "moment of truth" is approaching - so says the EU's top man around the negotiation table. Negotiations have plenty of false summits, and indeed sometimes manufactured drama; what better to force one side's hand than a threat of an irrecoverable bust-up if they don't budge? For the "moment of ...

“There's no alternative to hard Brexit without Labour”

“There's no alternative to hard Brexit without Labour”
- The country that the now 52-year-old Miliband left behind is grappling with Brexit and, by association, its sense of identity. The Britain of the New Labour years – liberal, open, at ease with globalisation – is long gone, replaced by a country unsure of its place in the world. And liberal internationalists such ...

US Mayoral Runner-Up Says Magic Mushrooms Can Help Deal With 'Trump, Brexit'

US Mayoral Runner-Up Says Magic Mushrooms Can Help Deal With 'Trump, Brexit'
- The world is really hurting and everybody is at a loss about what's going on right now with Trump, Brexit, the refugee crisis and everything else. I'm at ...

Moore bad news for the Donald

Moore bad news for the Donald
- Awkwardly, Trump originally backed Moore's rival and GOP establishment favourite Luther Strange and flew to Alabama to support him before being, ...

'Ireland will have to pay for physical border with Northern Ireland' - Brexit-backing MP compared to ...

'Ireland will have to pay for physical border with Northern Ireland' - Brexit-backing MP compared to ...
- A Brexit-backing MP has been compared to Trump after saying Ireland will have to pay if it wants to erect a physical border with Northern ...

Brexit strongly linked to xenophobia, scientists conclude

Brexit strongly linked to xenophobia, scientists conclude
- From Brexit, Trump and support for Vladimir Putin in Russia to the nationalist, ultra- conservative government in Poland, studies from our and other ...

Market's Numbness to Risk Reminds of Calm Before Storm: Axioma

Market's Numbness to Risk Reminds of Calm Before Storm: Axioma
- All of these things were on the agenda and all of these things had the possibility to go wrong,” because the market got Brexit and Trump's election ...

John Tiffany: 'I want to understand the anger in the world'

John Tiffany: 'I want to understand the anger in the world'
- Tiffany is approachable and gregarious, a chatty and quick-witted Yorkshire man who will rail against Trump, Brexit and sexual harassers at the merest ...

Disadvantaged children face worse outcomes in some rich areas – report

Disadvantaged children face worse outcomes in some rich areas – report
- But too many rural and coastal areas and the towns of Britain's old industrial heartlands are being left behind economically and hollowed out socially ... by the Conservatives, who she accused of cutting Sure Start funding in half, plunging nurseries into crisis and leaving 400,000 more children in poverty.

Dubbed the 'poorest' place in UK - THIS Birmingham area is where property prices are soaring

Dubbed the 'poorest' place in UK - THIS Birmingham area is where property prices are soaring
- Property values are skyrocketing in part of Birmingham - despite it being named the POOREST place in the UK just last year. ... Estate agents say a wave of young professionals and investors are now flocking to the area, just months after experts claimed it had the 'worst levels of child poverty in the UK'.

Worst excesses of Universal Credit addressed but poorest will still be driven into misery

Worst excesses of Universal Credit addressed but poorest will still be driven into misery
- The initial response from anti-poverty charities was of relief. ... But the measure of the UK Government's concern is revealed by the fact that the ...

Meghan Markle Is Going to Make History

Meghan Markle Is Going to Make History
- Royal watchers, fairy tale lovers and proponents of the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States, let out your collective breath: Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, famous flirt, recent spokesman for mental health and all-around paparazzi magnet, and his girlfriend, the ...

Why we need to take time out for our mental health

Why we need to take time out for our mental health
- A ground-breaking new report has shown that short periods of solitude is good for our mental health, leading to more creative behaviour which in turns ...

The worst places to grow up poor

The worst places to grow up poor
- But too many rural and coastal areas and towns of Britain's old industrial ... The school is making great efforts to improve children's mental health, ...

How 25 startups are opening up about mental health at work

How 25 startups are opening up about mental health at work
Mental health problems are the number one reason employees take sick ... It is widely accepted that the UK is in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Why is mental illness so often blamed for US mass shootings?

Why is mental illness so often blamed for US mass shootings?
- People with mental health problems have long borne the brunt of America's deficient healthcare system. In Britain, meanwhile, the consequences of ...

Mark Foster reveals he is gay

Mark Foster reveals he is gay
- Mark Foster, the British Olympic swimmer who is now a BBC presenter, has revealed that he is gay. Foster, 47, who starred on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008, admitted that he had “tiptoed” around speculation regarding his homosexuality for years and that he was uncomfortable with “not being my true ...

Canada Will Pay $100 Million to Victims of the Country's 1940s 'Gay Purge'

Canada Will Pay $100 Million to Victims of the Country's 1940s 'Gay Purge'
- Canada isn't the only country to apologize for its gay purge this year. In February, the United Kingdom finally pardoned 49,000 gay and bisexual men convicted of homosexuality. It took the U.K. ages, though. In 2013, they pardoned the WWII hero Alan Turing of homosexuality — and that took over a year ...

Methodist bishop defends Akufo-Addo's comment on gay legalization in Ghana

Methodist bishop defends Akufo-Addo's comment on gay legalization in Ghana
- Methodist bishop defends Akufo-Addo's comment on gay legalization in Ghana ... According to Bishop Ayensu Bosomtwe, President Nana Akufo-Addo has no intention whatsoever to legalize homosexuality in Ghana, and that he [Akuffo Addo] didn't mean what he said during the interview on Aljazeera.

Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia reveals heartbreaking real-life story about a gay muslim ...

Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia reveals heartbreaking real-life story about a gay muslim ...
- CORONATION Street star Bhavna Limbachiahas revealed a heartbreaking story that has inspired her acting in her latest storyline. The actress - who plays Rana Nazir in the ITV soap - was researching her storyline about Muslim nurse Rana falling in love with her female best friend when she came ...

The gay Nazi with Jewish heritage and the man with an Australian connection who helped him

The gay Nazi with Jewish heritage and the man with an Australian connection who helped him
- Over the past 44 years, between the ages of 14 and 58, he has worked with UK far-right extremist groups peddling Neo-Nazi ideology. His actions ranged from mundane "leafletting" to "occasionally getting involved in political violence". Mr Wilshaw was still an active member of a far-right political party ...

Homosexuality Isn't Illegal In Egypt But They're Arresting People Anyway

Homosexuality Isn't Illegal In Egypt But They're Arresting People Anyway
- In October, The New York Times reported that in a wave of "hysterical homophobia," Egyptian authorities had begun targeting members of the LGBTQ+ community — specifically gay men – for arrest. The outlet noted that the arrests began after concertgoers waved rainbow flags at a Mashrou' Leila show, ...

Gay blood donation rules: How has the law changed for LGBT people looking to donate?

Gay blood donation rules: How has the law changed for LGBT people looking to donate?
- Laws about gay men donating blood are to be relaxed today, as new rules come into effect. The reformed guidelines, which campaigners have long demanded, follow advances in detection techniques and increased understanding of HIV. LGBT rights activists hailed the change as a major step towards ...

Starbucks has unveiled a new holiday cup after bizarre 'gay' red cup conspiracy

Starbucks has unveiled a new holiday cup after bizarre 'gay' red cup conspiracy
- The new cup comes in the wake of a bizarre controversy that centered on whether the hands featured on the last cup were part of a "gay agenda" being pushed by the chain. However, Starbucks planned to have the new, limited-time cup prior to the controversy, which stemmed from an ad that featured a ...

Adult star calls out 'racism and bigotry' in the gay porn industry

Adult star calls out 'racism and bigotry' in the gay porn industry
- The GayVN Awards first launched in 1998 to honour achievements in the gay porn industry, and will be returning for the first time in January 2018 ...

Anti-gay couple suing the government after being denied the right to adopt

Anti-gay couple suing the government after being denied the right to adopt
- A straight couple are suing after they were denied the chance to adopt a child. The Christian couple, from Alberta, Canada are taking the government ...

For LGBTI Employees, Working Overseas Can Be a Lonely, Frustrating and Dangerous Experience

For LGBTI Employees, Working Overseas Can Be a Lonely, Frustrating and Dangerous Experience
- As the number of workers taking international assignments increases, companies have more responsibility to look after their LGBTI employees who ...

“Low risk” gay and bisexual men still excluded by new blood donation rules, campaigners say

“Low risk” gay and bisexual men still excluded by new blood donation rules, campaigners say
- AS THE BAN ON blood donation for gay and bisexual men reduces from 12 months to three months since the last time they had sex with another man, LGBTI charity Equality Network has said too many men are still unfairly excluded by the ban. The new rules for Scotland and Wales came into effect on ...

Church stages counter-protest against vandalization of marriage equality banners

Church stages counter-protest against vandalization of marriage equality banners
- A peaceful counter-protest took place at a church who's marriage equality banners were vandalized. The First Congregational Church of Geneva is in Illinois, US. Anti-gay activists protested outside the church last week. Three banners supporting equal rights and marriage equality for the LGBTI ...

11 fierce pictures to celebrate Mark Foster coming out

11 fierce pictures to celebrate Mark Foster coming out
- 'I tiptoed around the issue for so long. I got really good at the dance of telling half-truths.' The swimmer is a supporter of LGBTI charities including Terence Higgins Trust, Stonewall, Ben Cohen's Stand Up to Bullying campaign. To celebrate him coming out we've pulled together some of the best shots of ...

Anal examinations used to persecute gay men in new crackdown on LBGT community

Anal examinations used to persecute gay men in new crackdown on LBGT community
- "In a matter of days the Egyptian security forces have rounded up dozens of people and carried out five anal examinations signalling a sharp escalation in the authorities' efforts to persecute and intimidate members of the LGBTI community following the rainbow flag incident," said Najia Bounaim, North ...

Cambridge University introduces special services for LGBTI Christian students

Cambridge University introduces special services for LGBTI Christian students
- Chaplains from three Cambridge colleges are holding inclusive services for LGBTI Christian students in the UK. College chaplains from King's, Trinity, and St John's are holding the 'radically inclusive' sermons to show that Christianity can be inclusive. One sermon, for example, involved the ...