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Boris Johnson to hold talks with Biden amid trade deal stalemate

Prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Joe Biden will today hold talks at the White House. This comes the day after the US announced they would remove travel restrictions on UK citizens from November. Last week the US, UK and Australia announced a landmark security pact to share nuclear-submarine technology with Australia in light…

Boris Johnson to hold talks with Biden

Prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Joe Biden will today hold talks at the White House. This comes the day after the US announced they would remove travel restrictions on UK citizens from November. Last week the US, UK and Australia announced a landmark security pact to share nuclear-submarine technology with Australia in light…

MPs tell public: ‘Receive proper advice’ over vaccine concerns

MPs have doubled down in support of the Covid-19 vaccine, during a Westminster Hall debate on vaccine discrimination. An e-petition that received over 347,000 signatures, called on the government to outlaw discrimination against people who choose not to have the vaccine. Labour MP Jack Dromey MP urged people who are worried about the vaccine to speak…

Anti-Irish prejudice in Scotland is a threat to independence

How can a nation that – once independent – pledges to be progressive, small and European reconcile those values with the blatant, entrenched racism against the Irish and Catholic? It all happened very quickly. On the 29th of August, three Rangers fans were arrested for singing sectarian songs; on the 2nd of September, Nicola Sturgeon…

The battle for the Green Party’s soul

The Green Party is uniquely positioned within UK politics. Its voice has always been significant in putting climate change on the political agenda.  Today, the party finds itself in uncharted territory. As the climate emergency grows more serious by the day, the Greens could be afforded the political space to cement themselves as a serious political force in England…

Labour MP Rosie Duffield says party must clarify position on gender self-identification

A Labour MP has said that the party must clarify their policy on gender self-identification. The Sunday Times reported that Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield pulled out of the party’s annual conference in Brighton this week, citing threats of violence from transgender activists. Talking about the possibility of discussing the issue with Labour leader, Sir Keir…

Angela Merkel: An uncertain legacy

After 16 years as chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel will be stepping down. One of the most iconic political figures of her generation, Merkel has seen over numerous crises, including the 2008 crash, Brexit and coronavirus. But with her party dropping down in the polls, what kind of legacy will she leave behind?The post Angela…

New report suggests most voters think benefits system is unfair

Research published on Sunday by the free-market think tank the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) and the firm, Public First, has controversially suggested that there is polling evidence of a “long-term collapse in support for the welfare state”. Previous polling has suggested that public opinion towards welfare had become more sympathetic during the Covid 19…

Nicki or Whitty?

Professor Chris Whitty and US rapper Nicki Minaj are at the epicentre of a bizarre feud over Covid-19 vaccines. Earlier in the week, Nicki Minaj tweeted an unsubstantiated story suggesting the Covid-19 vaccine made people impotent. Professor Whitty said the people who were “peddling untruths” should be “deeply ashamed”. In response, the US rapper appeared…

Can you name the new cabinet?

Boris Johnson has just reshuffled his cabinet, bringing some new faces to the fore. But how many members of the new cabinet can you name? Good luck! The post Can you name the new cabinet? appeared first on Politics.co.uk.

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