As the emergency slaughter of 120,000 pigs has started to become a reality today, the industry is in full-scale revolt and government seems in disarray.
The rail industry is already, de facto, in UK government hands. Last September, in the face of the pandemic, the government accepted that the system was irretrievably broken and announced the planned end of the franchise system
The Universal Credit uplift is set to end on 6th October, despite considerable opposition. Conservative peer Baroness Stroud says that ‘levelling up is impossible if Universal Credit is cut’. Footballer Marcus Rashford calls for the cut to be axed to help tackle the ‘child hunger pandemic’. Ex-PM, Gordon Brown says the cut is ‘vindictive even beyond austerity’.
I wrote here the other day how the current government is operating by Eye-Catching Initiatives, things it says will happen which give the impression that action is being taken but which never come to anything. And having it reported by a compliant media.
Tom is the 8th generation of the Haward Family – going back to the 1700s – to cultivate oysters in Mersea. The expansion of the oyster business into Europe abruptly ended on December 31st 2020 thanks to Brexit red tape.
without human interference. The wilding movement is growing and there are many places in East Anglia where it’s being tried.
On Sunday, over fifty people gathered to celebrate the friendship between Norwich and its German twin city, Koblenz.
In most months there are by-elections for Local Councils, following resignations and deaths. This table lists the five taking place in September, showing the date of the by-election; the number of seats being contested; the parties standing (“Four Parties” means Con, Lab, LibDem and Green); and the percentage vote for the parties which achieved 20% last time the seat was contested.
At just 19 years old, Tina Bhartwas is one of the youngest county councillors in the country. Despite only being elected onto Hertfordshire County Council in May, Cllr Bhartwas has already made a big impression, challenging the notion that local government – and politics more widely – is an old man’s game.
Professor Stephen Toope has announced that he will be stepping down as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge at the end of this academic year. Cambridge University Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope is to step down next year. The Canadian, who has led the university throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, said he will be leaving in […]