Posts for Politics

Plastic straw and stirrer ban – but not quite yet!

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an […]

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European elections guide: what’s actually on the ballot paper?

Shutterstock Paula Keaveney, Edge Hill University Despite plans to go ahead with Brexit, the UK will now participate in elections to the European Parliament on May 23. Voting in this […]

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European elections: a beginner’s guide to the vote

EPA. Tatiana Coutto, University of Warwick The European Parliament elections are not unlike cricket. Both can last for quite a few days and it can be pretty hard to understand […]

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Legislation to end puppy and kitten farming in Parliament today

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean […]

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Help given to councils to assist rough sleepers

The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced that £1.9 million will be given to councils by Public Health England to help improve the health of rough sleepers. The funding […]

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Why Britain should beware of charismatic leaders promising easy Brexit solutions

Stefan Stern, City, University of London and Jon Stokes, University of Oxford “Why don’t you resign?” shouted a heckler at the prime minister during the Conservative party’s Welsh conference, before […]

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Gove to ban wild animals in circuses

must admit I’ve not noticed an animal circus for many years now, but they must exist for Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (1 May) announced a new Bill to […]

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No merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda

To my mind, they were unlikely bedfellows anyway but now it’s official: In its final report, published today, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that UK shoppers and motorists […]

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The businesses that voted for and against Brexit

With the decision on Brexit looming, a new study has found which industries had the highest percentage of leave voters as well as the least. Construction and law enforcement & […]

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Developers must protect wildlife habitats

Developers must take more care to protect the habitats of wildlife during building work, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP warned today (8 April 2019). Following increasing concern over netting being […]

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