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by Alan H
Today, 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

David Davis: Brexit will not plunge Britain into Mad Max dystopia David Davis will tell business leaders in Austria that fears the Conservatives will plunge Britain into a “Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after leaving the EU are unfounded. The Brexit secretary will claim that ...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Julie Bishop tells Britain Australia wants free trade agreement, greater visa access post-Brexit FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has shared hopes for Australia’s post-Brexit relationship with the UK, including a free-trade agreement and new visa for Aussies. http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/julie-...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 4:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The problems with electronic voting in elections and referendums
Replies: 0
Views: 6

The problems with electronic voting in elections and referendums

E-voting's Unsolvable Problem Elections have to satisfy three conditions, they must be: Secure - Your vote has to be secure, steps must be taken to make sure it can’t be tampered with; but also Anonymous - Your vote can’t be traced back to you, protecting you against coercion; but also Verifiable -...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

Lions or Unicorns? Theresa May and Boris Johnson’s speeches on the UK’s future relationship with the EU Last week’s speeches on the UK’s future relationship with the EU by Theresa May and Boris Johnson give us an opportunity to compare the tone, demeanour and content of these two senior politicians...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 4:38 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 809
Views: 67372

Re: The future of education (if any)

Accord slams Damian Hinds for faith schools u-turn comment The Accord Coalition for Inclusive Education has accused the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, for failing in his duty to wider society following comments reported in yesterday’s Sunday Times that he intends to drop the 50% re...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 4:35 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 809
Views: 67372

Re: The future of education (if any)

Humanists UK comment: Education Secretary reportedly confirms removal of 50% cap on religious selection The Sunday Times reports this morning that Education Secretary Damian Hinds has confirmed that he will go ahead with proposals to drop the 50% cap on faith-based admissions at religious free scho...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 4:33 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Charedi Jewish schools expose by the BHA
Replies: 1
Views: 8077

Re: Charedi Jewish schools expose by the BHA

Schools ordered to continue teaching creationism by religious body in spite of Government ban A religious organisation responsible for overseeing a number of state, private, and nursery schools in England has instructed its institutions to continue teaching creationism as fact in spite of requireme...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Australia would welcome UK interest in joining Pacific trade group - minister https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-australia/australia-would-welcome-uk-interest-in-joining-pacific-trade-group-minister-idUKKCN1G30V7 I'm sure they would, but i reiterate what I said earlier: So we leave a huge tr...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

'They threaten and threaten!' Brexiteer REVEALS how EU will crumble in Brexit talks LEADING Brexit supporter Bernard Jenkin has outlined exactly how Britain will succeed in the next phase of negotiations as the European Union will be forced to cave in over their demands. https://www.express.co.uk/n...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Australia hints UK could join Trans-Pacific Partnership IF Britain leaves EU customs union BRITAIN could join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)regional trade group after leaving the European Union Australia’s Foreign Minister has suggested, but warned if the UK remains in the bloc's customs union...
by Alan H
February 18th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

This Brexit thingy is all going tickety-boo, isn't it? Brexit expected to lead the UK into recession within two years, investor survey says 56 percent of private equity executives and 57 percent of distressed debt investors said they expect a recession in the next two years. The International Moneta...
by Alan H
February 18th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit Mr Oluwole appealed for older generations to think again for the sake of younger people, highlighting that three-quarters of under-25s voted remain. “We’re simply a generation who want to take back con...
by Alan H
February 18th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 809
Views: 67372

Re: The future of education (if any)

Britain wants degree fees to reflect choice of subject LONDON (Reuters) - Students at British universities could be charged variable tuition rates that reflect the economic value of their degrees, Minister for Education Damian Hinds said on Sunday, before the launch of a review of higher education ...
by Alan H
February 18th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

May's Munich speech: seriously ambiguous Munich may not be the most historically auspicious place for a British Prime Minister to give a speech about European security, but Theresa May delivered what Charles Grant, the widely respected Director of the Centre for European Reform, rightly called a se...
by Alan H
February 18th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

interesting and indicative of his cleverness, I would say. BTW, like Dunt I am now, FWIW, a soft Brexiter since the vote went the way it did. Any problem? It's odd, don't you think, that many Brexiteers keep shouting about the 'Will Of The People', demanding it be carried out with all haste (due or...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

Who could have foreseen? Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs Organisers of the self-styled “shadow trade talks”, which are set to include 10 leading rightwing and libertarian groups from the UK and the US, are preparing to push their “ideal free trade agree...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall Unrepentant pro-Brexit politicians like Boris Johnson are pushing the UK government to take a hardline approach to the country's divorce from the European Union. Their tactics reveal their deep-seated cynicism -- and the extent to which they are harming th...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3064
Views: 71784

Re: In or out?

The Brexiter elite are lining up their excuses, but it may backfire on them Boris Johnson’s much-trailed speech – discussed in more detail in my previous post and witheringly dissected by John Crace – seems already to have sunk without trace. It certainly hasn’t injected the optimism and positivity...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 25699

Re: 2016 US election

Breaking news: Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 25699

Re: 2016 US election

What Congress Has Accomplished Since the Sandy Hook Massacre Once again, Americans are facing a tragedy involving guns. This time, at least 17 people were killed during an attack at a Florida high school Wednesday. More than five years have passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School,...

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