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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Brexit bill doesn't 'buy' a trade deal

Brexit bill doesn't 'buy' a trade deal
- Brussels is being far more cautious than the UK press when it comes to trumpeting an agreement on the Brexit bill. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is to host Prime Minister Theresa May at a working lunch next Monday. This coincides with the EU-imposed deadline on the UK to prove ...

What do the Brexit elite want?

 What do the Brexit elite want?
- Helen and Stephen discuss the Brexit negotiations and the lack of progress on the Irish border question. Then, they wonder what Labour is up to at the moment. Finally, they answer a listener question: how sinister is the Legatum Institute?

UK consumer confidence drops to lowest level since Brexit result

UK consumer confidence drops to lowest level since Brexit result
- Consumer confidence has dipped again this month, hitting its lowest level since the aftermath of the June 2016 Brexit vote and underlining the fragility of the household sector as a driver of GDP growth. The GfK Index came in at -12 in November, down from -10 in October. There was a big drop in the ...

European parliament demands more concessions from Britain - despite Brexit bill deal

European parliament demands more concessions from Britain - despite Brexit bill deal
- It comes despite the Telegraph's revelation that both sides have reached an agreement on the so-called Brexit bill, which will see the UK hand up to more than £40bn to Brussels. Under the sequencing of the talks, Britain cannot move on to trade negotiations with the rest of the bloc until EU leaders ...

Net migration falls by more than 106000 after Brexit vote as EU citizens flee

Net migration falls by more than 106000 after Brexit vote as EU citizens flee
- Net migration to the UK has plummeted by more than 100,000 in the year since the vote for Brexit as EU citizens leave, new statistics show. The Office ...

Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Trump

Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Trump
- Having a US president who is so erratic and extreme that he makes disagreements with EU seem petty by comparison is a bad look for a prime minister championing Brexit. As for Trump, there is no convincing evidence he cares much about the UK relationship anyway. He is more drawn to autocracies ...

There's nothing surprising about Trump sharing far-right memes. This is who he is

There's nothing surprising about Trump sharing far-right memes. This is who he is
Trump's first entry into active political life came as the most prominent advocate for birtherism – the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama, the first black president, was not a natural-born citizen, a claim he is alleged to have returned to in recent months. In 1973, Trump was sued by the US Justice ...

The Far-Right Group Retweeted By Donald Trump Deleted A Bunch Of Pro-Putin Posts From Its ...

The Far-Right Group Retweeted By Donald Trump Deleted A Bunch Of Pro-Putin Posts From Its ...
- and "VIDEO: Putin backs our Brexit". The website's content is usually shared on the far-right group's Facebook page, which has more than 1.5 million followers. Three inflammatory anti-Muslim tweets from the fringe party's deputy leader were retweeted on Wednesday morning by 

Borders children are the poor neighbours in poverty findings

Borders children are the poor neighbours in poverty findings
- Measures like the UK Government's increase of the living wage, tax cuts for those on low incomes and the rolling out of universal credit will all mean work always pays and will help lift more families out of poverty. "The best way to tackle the problem of low incomes is to ensure our economy is as strong ...

Charity launches UK's first vending machine for homeless people

Charity launches UK's first vending machine for homeless people
- “Action Hunger is committed to alleviating poverty and hardship amongst the homeless. We install vending machines that provide free food and clothing in key locations of cities across the United Kingdom — and beyond,” the charity said on its website. “The machines dispense water, fresh fruit, energy ...

Liberal Muslims Are Losing The Battle In Britain

Liberal Muslims Are Losing The Battle In Britain
- There is something disheartening to see a country, crumpled by its staggering poverty and political corruption, fall towards the very values it rose against. Whereas India and Pakistan were states founded upon the concept of religious states, Bangladesh was different. It wasn't about Muslims or Hindus ...

Damning” findings on causes of poverty shows the Scottish Parliament “has failed the poorest ...

Damning” findings on causes of poverty shows the Scottish Parliament “has failed the poorest ...
- We can lament the UK Government's failure to raise wages and their barbaric cuts to social security, but housing has been something that has been within the Scottish Parliament's power to change and it is an indictment that over the past 20 years the problem of housing costs pushing Scots into poverty ...

Shocking video shows blaze raging after yobs firebombed home with child inside when housesitter ...

Shocking video shows blaze raging after yobs firebombed home with child inside when housesitter ...
- Shocking video footage shows a blaze raging after two alleged burglars firebombed a home with a child inside when a housesitter forced them to run off with just £65 in change. The pair had seen on social media that the owner of the home in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, was on holiday and allegedly ...

The UK is turning back the clock on the education of disabled children

The UK is turning back the clock on the education of disabled children
- When it comes to education, the UN confirmed what parents of disabled children already know: that Britain has a two-tier system. Not only has progress towards inclusive education “stalled”, the UN said, but disabled children are increasingly segregated, with the number of children with special ...

How to spot signs that could indicate your child is being abused

How to spot signs that could indicate your child is being abused
- In younger children this could be anything like fear or avoidance behaviour, or withdrawal - if they are not playing like you would expect them to, and act extremely fearful or quiet. “Behavioural issues in young children can also be a manifestation of abuse. “In school-age or pre-school children you might ...

How are mental health issues being tackled in our schools?

How are mental health issues being tackled in our schools?
- Sheffield's Healthy Minds project won a bid to be involved in a national pilot to develop links between schools and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) which started in 2015. Clearly schools can play a significant part in supporting children and young people's mental health. Sheffield ...

British Embassy in Russia says all England fans welcome at World Cup

British Embassy in Russia says all England fans welcome at World Cup
- Fare director Piara Powar said the guide would advise people to be cautious anywhere "not seen to be welcoming to the LGBT community". "Our priority is the safety and security of all British fans of all backgrounds. We want as many British fans to come to Russia as possible," Tom Regan, Her Majesty's ...

Same-sex couple calling on Theresa May to legalise LGBT marriage in Northern Ireland

Same-sex couple calling on Theresa May to legalise LGBT marriage in Northern Ireland
- Carrickfergus couple Laura McKee and Jayne Robinson, who have been together for six years, have launched an online petition urging the UK ...

In London, transgender people should be free to be who they are

In London, transgender people should be free to be who they are
- Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rolled out an action plan to protect the city's LGBT venues. The Mayor today published his draft London Plan, which ...

Actress Magda Szubanski says 'some did not survive' the Australian same-sex marriage vote

Actress Magda Szubanski says 'some did not survive' the Australian same-sex marriage vote
- Actress Magda Szubanski has emotionally railed against the Australian same-sex marriage postal vote, saying that some LGBT people “did not ...

Trump urged to protect LGBT rights by Government commission

Trump urged to protect LGBT rights by Government commission
- It's new report, 'Working for Inclusion', was published today stating the importance of addressing “workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, ...

Are UK churches conducting lots of same-sex marriages? The evidence says no

Are UK churches conducting lots of same-sex marriages? The evidence says no
- The introduction of same-sex marriage in the UK in 2014 was heralded as a landmark move, a 'watershed moment'. So much so that the then Prime ...

Egypt police shut down screening of banned thriller

Egypt police shut down screening of banned thriller
- They also targeted homosexuals and members of the LGBT community after a rainbow flag was waved at a September rock concert, arresting dozens under blasphemy and debauchery laws based on their perceived sexual orientation. Upon forcing out Morsi and seizing power in 2013 during mass ...

Rainbow Laces he's glad to be openly gay in football

Rainbow Laces he's glad to be openly gay in football
- Ryan Atkin says he is happy to have blazed a trail in professional men's football, having chosen to come out publicly in the summer. In a new interview for the final episode of Sky Sports' My Icon: Rainbow Laces series, which focuses on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people ...

Eric Abetz challenged over his opposition to intersex people marrying

Eric Abetz challenged over his opposition to intersex people marrying
- The senator who is a vigilant opponent to LGBTI rights, said the senate had no taken into account the legitimate concerns of no voters. Repeating a ...

Government under fire over abortion, LGBTI

Government under fire over abortion, LGBTI
- WCF, an American–based coalition which promotes Christian values and is known for its stand against LGBTI and abortion rights, is holding a two-day ...

Zimbabwe's Gays, Lesbians community celebrate Mugabe's exit after he opposed them for 37 years

Zimbabwe's Gays, Lesbians community celebrate Mugabe's exit after he opposed them for 37 years
- Mugabe, repeatedly, fuelled public prejudice against LGBTI individuals through public statements that endorsed abuse of LGBTI people in Zimbabwe. LGBTI people were subjected to abuse and harassment on account of their real or perceived s*xual orientation, gender identity and expression.”he said.

10 Gayest Countries in Europe

10 Gayest Countries in Europe
- One of the examples of negative attitude towards LGBTI community is definitely Russia. A few years ago, President Putin signed a law which bans gay 'propaganda.' This law forbids “giving children any information about homosexuality.” However, even though there are still some controversies about it, ...

Gay rights groups take legal action over Ankara events ban

Gay rights groups take legal action over Ankara events ban
- Turkish gay rights groups said Wednesday they would take legal action against a controversial ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara that was announced this month. The Ankara governor's office on November 19 issued the ban to "maintain public order", arguing LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

Gay and heading to the World Cup in Russia? Don't hold hands with your partner

Gay and heading to the World Cup in Russia? Don't hold hands with your partner
- If you're gay and heading to the World Cup next year in Russia, don't hold hands with your partner, warns equality group. While being LGBTI is not illegal in Russia, there is a strong anti-gay sentiment among locals. There is also a 'gay propaganda' law, which essentially gags any positive promotion of ...

Cambodian PM wants to shut down pro-LGBTI human rights group

Cambodian PM wants to shut down pro-LGBTI human rights group
- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen' has ordered an investigation into the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) with the aim of shutting it down. The CCHR is a leading human rights group in the country and has lead many pro-LGBTI campaigns in its history. Its most recent research revealed ...

Scotland risks failing LGBT young people if we don't improve

Scotland risks failing LGBT young people if we don't improve
- In fact, after joining the Scottish Parliament, I naively enquired as to how I go about joining the Parliament's LGBTI Cross Party Group (known as All Party Parliamentary Groups in Westminster). I was surprised to learn that, in fact, in the enlightened 18-year history of this modern powerhouse of Scottish ...