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Almost half of Welsh Councils accused of ‘contentious’ diversity policies

The author of a landmark race report has said a “contentious interpretation of anti-racism, based on division, has taken hold” after a study found nearly half of Wales’ councils promote contentious diversity policies. Research from the group Don’t Divide Us (DDU) found that nine Welsh councils employed or were “at risk” of deploying anti-racist policies,…

Starmer pledges ‘pragmatic’ approach to nationalisation

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to take a “pragmatic” approach to nationalisation of key industries in a speech made today. Following a speech in Liverpool this morning, Starmer insisted that his approach to state ownership of rail, energy and water was a “pragmatic approach rather than an ideological one.” “We can’t be like…

‘Insect apocalypse’ may cause plants to battle for pollinators and ‘destabilise’ co-existence

‘Pollinators may destabilise plant competition by favoring common plant species at expense of rarer competitors’

Truss and Sunak spar over China strategy

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Truss on track to beat Sunak in race for Conservative leadership

A fresh poll has suggested that former chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to lose to Liz Truss in their bid for the Conservative leadership. The survey, released by YouGov yesterday night, says the foreign secretary is currently leading by 62 per cent to Sunak’s 38 per cent among the party grassroots set to vote between…

Most unique birds to go extinct first in ongoing mass extinction driven by climate crisis, study warns

Birds could become more alike in terms of morphology as climate crisis worsens, findings suggest

Government defends net zero strategy despite court ruling it ‘unlawful’

In response to an urgent question BEIS minister Greg Hands defended the government’s net zero strategy which had been ruled “unlawful” by the High Court. Hands told the House of Commons that for a 28 year plan there will “inevitably be some evolution”. However, opposition MPs remain skeptical, with shadow minister Kerry McCarthy pointing to…

Sunak and Truss to battle for No 10

Penny Mordaunt has been knocked out of the run for the Conservative leadership. This will leave Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to battle for support among the Tory party grassroots over the coming weeks. The 1922 committee announced this afternoon that of all 357 MP votes cast there were 2 spoiled ballots. International trade minister…

Climate change linked to civil unrest and eventual collapse of ancient Mayan city, study confirms

Findings provide lessons from past to understand how climate change may exacerbate political tensions, scientists say

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