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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

How Brexit has reopened old wounds on both sides of the Irish border

How Brexit has reopened old wounds on both sides of the Irish border
- Walker was worried that Brexit would cut off EU funding for the centre. “We've had a long, long conflict here,” she told me. “We've come so far in such a short number of years.” Walker's personal story, her association with Warrington and her reaction to the referendum are a reflection of how deeply ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan shrugs off protesters shouting pro-Brexit and Trump slogans as 'stable ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan shrugs off protesters shouting pro-Brexit and Trump slogans as 'stable ......
- A speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been disrupted by protesters shouting pro-Brexit and Pro-Donald Trump slogans. Mr Khan's address to a Fabian Society conference in London had to be suspended for several minutes as a result of the incident. As he took to the podium to begin his speech, ...

Donald Trump battles fallout over 's***hole' remark

Trump battles fallout over 's***hole' remark
- An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled homemade gallows into the Fabian Society conference, where Mayor Sadiq Khan was speaking, as a handful of demonstrators from the White Pendragons group shouted in support of Trump and Brexit. The group denied being either far right or racist, but reportedly ...

Trump denies being racist and crisis talks for Carillion

Trump denies being racist and crisis talks for Carillion
- The i newspaper, meanwhile, reports that British exports to the world's most repressive regimes have risen by almost a third since Brexit, as the government "singles out arms" as a trade priority. Elsewhere, a number of the tabloids speculate on the cost of TV presenter Ant McPartlin's divorce.

The can of worms that is Brexit

The can of worms that is Brexit
- We didn't know, but the Brexit referendum in June 2016, in which Britons elected to leave the EU, marked the dawn of a period of nativist populism that climaxed five months later with the election of Donald Trump. Our contribution to this lamentable season was the decision by voters in three states to ...

Obama or Trump at royal wedding? Why Prince Harry and Meghan's guest list may not get too ...

Obama or Trump at royal wedding? Why Prince Harry and Meghan's guest list may not get too ...
- On the Trump front, Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff stirred the pot when he said a post-Brexit trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. could be at risk if the American president, who doesn't like being snubbed, isn't on the May 19 list. "Trump's foreign policy doctrine is simple: you Brits suck up to him ...

Jeremy Corbyn says US is not Britain's most important relationship as he hits out at 'offensive ...

Jeremy Corbyn says US is not Britain's most important relationship as he hits out at 'offensive ...
- Jeremy Corbyn says US is not Britain's most important relationship as he hits out at 'offensive' Donald Trump .... In the interview with ITV, Mr Corbyn also defied critics and ruled out staying in the single market after Brexit, saying: “The single market is dependent on membership of the European Union.” ...

Trump, Brexit creating most challenging time in journalism's history–Jon Snow

Trump, Brexit creating most challenging time in journalism's history–Jon Snow
- Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has said he cannot recall a more challenging time for journalism than now due to being in “the accordion of agony which is Trump and Brexit”. Speaking at a dinner to mark the end of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at Dublin's RDS on Saturday, ...

Wikipedia is accused of publishing 'irresponsible' guides that show how to commit suicide by a ...

Wikipedia is accused of publishing 'irresponsible' guides that show how to commit suicide by a ...
- Mr Shapps report said: 'A lot of important work is being done and has been done in tackling mental health and in preventing suicide. ... Barnardo's Chief Executive, Javed Khan said: 'We know from our work with the UK's most vulnerable children about the positive and negative impact the internet can ...

15% of Sudburians will suffer 'winter blues'

15% of Sudburians will suffer 'winter blues'
- And although Blue Monday began largely as a public relations stunt by a travel company in the U.K. more than a decade ago, mental health experts say the winter blues can be very real. People might feel sad, weepy and more tired than usual during winter, they say. But while Blue Monday as the most ...

One third of UK professionals suffer from depression or anxiety, and work is a key contributor

One third of UK professionals suffer from depression or anxiety, and work is a key contributor
- Over a third (35.2%) of the nation's workers are suffering from mental health issues, with four in 10 (42.9%) admitting that their job is a key contributor to these feelings. That's according to the latest research from CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job site. As the post-Christmas blues set in and the ...

Online bullying, depression and sleepless nights: Survey reveals snapshot of children's lives in ...

Online bullying, depression and sleepless nights: Survey reveals snapshot of children's lives in ...
- Not only do we have to put that training in place in schools but we have to extend it to parents too to make sure children stay safe.” The survey, which takes the form of an anonymous questionnaire, also covered areas such as diet, exercise, emotional health, substance misuse, sexual health, friendships ...

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies
- The new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and parents, but we do know he is a grammar-educated former strategy consultant who would like to see an “elite” selective school in every town and reportedly said that only “mums” can really make a difference to ...

Thousands of people caught buying fake degrees online

Thousands of people caught buying fake degrees online
- Radio 4's File on Four programme discovered one British buyer had spent almost £500,000 on the fake documents. In response, the Department for Education has said it will take 'decisive action to crack down on degree fraud' that 'cheats genuine learners'. Hundreds of fake online universities are being ...

UK training body took out superinjunction to block critical report

UK training body took out superinjunction to block critical report
- An application was made for an injunction before the election period was up and the court, somewhat bizarrely and without reference to us, granted a superinjunction which made it impossible for any discussion whatever to happen even between us and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) ...

Teachers cannot tell primary school pupils what a condom is

Teachers cannot tell primary school pupils what a condom is
- Primary school teachers are restricted from answering the question “what is a condom?” under the national sex education programme. The Department of Education said that contraception was not “age appropriate” for primary school children. Politicians have called for relationship and sexual education ...

New British Army advert encourages LGBTQ people to join

New British Army advert encourages LGBTQ people to join
- The British Army has launched a brand new advertisement to recruit soldiers, and it encourages women, muslims, people of colour and LGBTQ people to join. Throughout the animated clip, various soldiers answer questions such as “Can I be a woman in the army?”, “Can I be gay in the army?”, “Can I ...

Christian student group SUES the University of Iowa after they were kicked off campus for refusing ...

Christian student group SUES the University of Iowa after they were kicked off campus for refusing ...
- The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business ...

Churches that welcome gay couples see congregations grow

Churches that welcome gay couples see congregations grow
- According to academics from Leeds and York universities, having an LGBT positive image benefits the institution. Just 182 of more than 40,000 churches in the UK hold same-sex marriages.

Gay judges should be banned from hearing cases about Christians, says evangelical leader

Gay judges should be banned from hearing cases about Christians, says evangelical leader
- Evangelical legal chief Mat Staver has called for gay judges to be barred from hearing cases about religious freedom. Staver, the head of the Liberty Counsel, has been at the forefront of cases about anti-LGBT discrimination, defending Kentucky clerk Kim Davis when she blocked gay couple from getting ...

Murderer gives victims' families middle finger after being handed death sentence in Florida

Murderer gives victims' families middle finger after being handed death sentence in Florida
- A man who murdered a gay couple in 2010 gave the middle finger to his victims' families after being sentenced to death in Florida. Peter Avsenew, a male escort, shot Stephen Adams and Kevin Powell dead in 2010 after being welcomed into their home in Wilton Manors. The couple had taken him in ...

Cricket star Ben Stokes charged after 'defending two gay men' during violent incident

Cricket star Ben Stokes charged after 'defending two gay men' during violent incident
- England cricket star Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following a violent incident outside a nightclub in Bristol. The 26-year-old was caught up in a street brawl back in September after allegedly attempting to defend two gay men. Police investigated the incident in the following months and sent ...

Do you have to have anal to lose your 'gay virginity?'

Do you have to have anal to lose your 'gay virginity?'
- Studying in the UK gave me time to understand, from my own research and life experience, that virginity truly is a societal concept. But even today I still consider the loss of my virginity to be that moment four years ago. A lot of people in the gay community, however, would disagree with me, and that's ...

Timothée Chalamet donates his salary from Woody Allen film

Timothée Chalamet donates his salary from Woody Allen film
- But what I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Centre in New York, and Rainn [the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network]." Rebecca Hall, who also acts with Chalamet in the film, said ...

Is this too graphic? UK school censors student's 'sexually explicit' art of women kissing

Is this too graphic? UK school censors student's 'sexually explicit' art of women kissing
- It is something I feel passionate about." A spokesperson for the school said it was censored for being graphic, not because it was homosexual. "Due to the sexually explicit nature of some of the drawings in the student's work, a censored strip of paper was Blu-tacked over these areas," the spokesperson ...

Gay And Intersex Asylum Seekers Find A Place To Call Home In Britain

Gay And Intersex Asylum Seekers Find A Place To Call Home In Britain
- Campaigners say a lack of protection for LGBTi asylum seekers is a widespread problem in Europe. In Germany, LGBT asylum seekers have complained about intimidating comments made during their asylum interviews. In Ireland, many face threats and from other asylum seekers in accommodation ...

Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up

Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up
- While not all Arabs are Muslim, Quranic interpretation of homosexuality can impact the broader Arab view. Experts in Middle Eastern studies said that some Muslim and non-Muslim Arabs justify anti-L.G.B.T bias using the Quran, Bible and other religious texts, but that these are justifications of already ...

National LGBTQ Task Force calls out Trump's comments on African nations, Haiti, El Salvador

National LGBTQ Task Force calls out Trump's comments on African nations, Haiti, El Salvador
- Once again Trump has delivered a verbal slap in the faces of immigrants and people of color living in the U.S. and across the world – most recently in Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. His remarks also reaffirm his vehement disregard for those living in poverty at home and abroad. “We join voices ...

Trump Insulted African Intellectualism?

Trump Insulted African Intellectualism?
- Only Africans who haven't study the murderous history of the religio-political Europe would continously allow Americo-European nations to corrupt them with homosexual practice in exchange for false development packages, while the wealthy African land is plundered for the continous development of ...

Why Stella Nyanzi's radical rudeness scares the government

Why Stella Nyanzi's radical rudeness scares the government
- Nyanzi's strident criticism of the government is grounded in her work on women's rights, LGBTI advocacy, and sexual freedom. Before her arrest, Nyanzi had launched a highly-publicised campaign to draw attention to girls' unequal access to education in Uganda. She criticised the government for ...

Soccer legend responds to those who ask if he's gay for defending LGBTI rights

Soccer legend responds to those who ask if he's gay for defending LGBTI rights
- Former Everton player and Welsh International Neville Southall – 'Big Nev' – is at it again. Last October the retired soccer play made headlines when he tweeted his support for gay and trans people living authentic lives. 'If your gay straight trans or anything else you should be able to be what u want

More than 80% of Russians consider gay sex 'reprehensible'

More than 80% of Russians consider gay sex 'reprehensible'
- New research has revealed how how a vast majority of Russian people are against homosexuality, with little to no distinction between younger and older generations. This is a massive spike in anti-LGBTI intolerance in the past two decades.

Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights
- CariFLAGS articulates an indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) voice and agenda for the Caribbean with governments, civil society, donors, international partners and the global LGBTI movement; works to expand leadership, infrastructure and environments at the ...

Serving in silence? Australian LGBTI military service since World War II

Serving in silence? Australian LGBTI military service since World War II
- In November 1992, the Australian government overturned a longstanding ban on lesbians, gays and bisexuals serving in the Australian Defence Force. Transgender service would continue to be banned until September 2010. Yet, LGBTI people were serving in the military long before these milestones, ...