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Boris Johnson urges public to ‘resist temptation’ as warm weekend appr…

Matt Hancock has admitted there is a “huge amount to do” in order to hit 100,000 tests per day by the end of April, as the health official in charge said three mega laboratories would begin scaling up “very soon”. This morning the Health Secretary

Zero-sum game of old school politics

When some MPs are made less equal, it is the rakyat that loses. Not all YBs are made equal. Some Members of Parliament and assemblymen receive a government allocation for their constituencies. Some get less or don’t get anything at all. Take two-term MP

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak answers questions on help for self-e…

Tory backbencher Sir Edward Leigh urges the Treasury to adopt a system which is “humane, rapid and above all simple” to tackle the self-employed issue. He says the department is “obsessed with complexity, targeting and clawback”. Sir Edward insist the country needs a “simple system” and

Politics latest news:  Government aims for children to receive exam re…

The Government will aim for children to receive exam results in the summer, the Education Secretary has said, as he admitted it was “not something we want to do”.  Gavin Williamson said that whilst no GCSE  and a-level exams will take place due to school closures, the aim

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Coronavirus Response

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear headed up the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, recommending that schools, churches and employers cease in-person activities. And Leaders of the legislature say they’re evaluating how to proceed with this year’s budget writing session. Listen

Election-Year Politics Fires Up Mega-Energy Bill. Its Chances?

Energy Saving Infographic concept Getty Spring is in the air. But it feels like Christmas on Capitol Hill. An enormous energy bill is now pending in the U.S. Senate — one that incorporates more than 50 previously introduced provisions, including giving money to green

PMQs: Boris Johnson defends Priti Patel over bullying claims – live ne…

7.48am EST 07:48 Leadsom says the last election showed that, when people said they wanted to leave the EU, they meant it. She says as a backbencher she will now focus on boosting early years education. She says when Johnson asked her to step

The politics of pop – The BBC is taking back control of Eurovision | B…

Feb 29th 2020 BRITAIN IS IN a frenzy of popular participation. Its voters have gone to the polls in three general elections and a referendum in five years. Politicians attempting to “take back control” from institutions they deem unaccountable invoke the will of the

Exodus: how a movement of black people is reshaping South Carolina pol…

Najeema Davis Washington spent more than 15 years as a federal employee in Washington DC before she returned to Charleston, the city she left in 1996. She brought with her a progressive outlook that ran counter to the traditionally moderate views of her old

It’s time politicians embraced their sexual desires | Dave Madden | Op…

When sex enters America’s national politics, it’s almost always the result of assault or scandal. The current president is a self-avowed perpetrator who defended the alleged pedophile Roy Moore and was buddies with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Bill Clinton faced a scandal