BREXIT UPDATE 60: The Internal Market Bill: the Second Reading Last Monday (September 14), the Internal Market Bill underwent its Second Reading (which is really its first stage; the First Reading is just its brief formal introduction to the House).
By Nico Arcilla and Maren Hackmann-Mahajan Whatever we may be going through in these turbulent times, new life is all around us as we move into autumn, and many young birds are making their first migration. We dedicate this edition of Birdwatcher’s Corner to all those caring for new life, and to young birds in particular, with their courage and resilience that belies their fragility.
BREXIT UPDATE 59: The Internal Market Bill: The Brexit Drama Resumes It’s so long since I wrote a Brexit Update and the row that has now broken out is so complicated that it is useful to start with a recapitulation of the plot so far in relation to Boris Johnson’s deal with the EU. Boris’s Deal: the Plot so Far
A correspondent wrote to Norman Finkelstein, who forwarded it to a friend of his.
I will forward this to an Indian Hindu friend of mine for his opinion.
Professor Finkelstein, I would first and foremost like to thank you for all the work you’ve done; it’s had a great effect on the lives of both myself and my friends.
During the fourth day of resumed Julian Assange extradition hearings the judge has unexpectedly halted proceedings due to one of the lawyers possibly being exposed to coronavirus. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the London hearing has been adjourned until at least next Monday, pending the US government’s attorney awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
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A New Understanding of Herd Immunity (Bethany)
Well I awoke this morning to the moans and groans not from what is happening around the world but from a mother cow giving birth to her young calf - this is one of the daily sounds that abound whilst living next to a large dairy farm out here in the English countryside. The noise […]
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BREXIT UPDATE 58: BREXIT AND CORONAVIRUS
INTRODUCTION By Nico Arcilla and Maren Hackmann-Mahajan
Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southwestern Guangdong Province and the country’s fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential sup
BREXIT UPDATE 57: Welcome to Boris’s Buccaneering Brexit Britain
The Labour Leadership Contest and the Board of Deputies
After major protests hit multiple cities across Iran in November following a drastic government slash in gasoline subsidies which quickly turned anti-regime, broad internet outages were reported — some lasting as long as a week or more nationwide — following Tehran authorities ordering the blockage of external access.
CORBYNISM AND CHANUKAH: A RESPONSE TO JOE GLASMAN
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Where Rent is $13,500, She Lives Off What’s Left at the Curb (Russ)
ADDENDUM TO BREXIT UPDATE 56: Further Thoughts on Labour’s Brexit Tragedy
BREXIT UPDATE 56: LABOUR’S BREXIT TRAGEDY Looking back on the Brexit Updates that I have been posting since January, I can see many warning signs that foreshadowed the disastrous outcome of the 2019 General Election. In terms of Brexit, the two main reasons for the defeat were: 1) the timing of the election; and 2) Labour’s incoherent Brexit policy.
BREXIT UPDATE 55: THE FOURTH WEEK
Steve Bell cartoon on Corbyn vs. Mirvis (based on a TV cooking contest called The Great British Bake-Off). My money is on Corbyn:
BREXIT UPDATE 54: GENERAL ELECTION: THE THIRD WEEK What has happened in this crucial half-way week – the third of the five-week election campaign?
BREXIT UPDATE 53: THE SECOND WEEK
BREXIT UPDATE 52: GENERAL ELECTION: THE FIRST WEEK
BREXIT UPDATE 51: THE RUN-UP TO THE GENERAL ELECTION Yesterday (Tuesday October 29), the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to hold a General Election on December 12. But on Saturday (October 26), when I posted the last Brexit Update, it seemed that Johnson’s plan for a December 12 election was about to fail; it appeared very unlikely that he would muster the required two-thirds majority for his motion, to be debated on Monday (October 28), for a December 12 General Election, to be held under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. So what has happened in the past four days?