School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

The number of pupils absent from England’s state schools rose by two-thirds to 204,000 in the fortnight to Thursday, 30 September. Department for Education figures show 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on this day. The figures are the second batch of fortnightly statistics to be published since schools returned withContinue reading “School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight”

German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

Social Democrats (SPD) ahead – projected results SPD’s Scholz claims clear mandate for pragmatic government But conservative Laschet also vows to seek coalition Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a “clear mandate” to lead a government for the firstContinue reading “German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor”

Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law

Legault wants co-operation from opposition so bill can become law as soon as Thursday Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccination protests in front of places such as schools and hospitals because his “patience had reached its limit.”  “It’s important to leave our children and our patients in peace,” Legault told aContinue reading “Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law”

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government – almost identical to the one it replaced – to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the clock startedContinue reading “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority”

Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’

The UK announced plans on Thursday to reevaluate leftover laws from the European Union. The government said it will review the EU ban on imperial units and legislate “in due course.” The EU-imposed metric system has “long been a flashpoint for anti-EU campaigners,” i news said. The UK is considering reverting to the imperial system,Continue reading “Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’”

UK Equalities Minister Goes on Anti-LGBTQ Rant in Leaked Audio

In an explosive audio recording obtained by VICE World News, rising UK government star Kemi Badenoch questioned same-sex marriage and asked “what are transsexuals looking for?” The UK’s equalities minister mocked LGBTQ rights, questioned same-sex marriage, and called trans women “men” in an audio recording obtained by VICE World News. Kemi Badenoch, considered a rising starContinue reading “UK Equalities Minister Goes on Anti-LGBTQ Rant in Leaked Audio”

Canada: Alberta healthcare system on verge of collapse as Covid cases and anti-vax sentiments rise

A province that has long boasted of its loose coronavirus restrictions has also been the site of North America’s highest caseloads A surge in coronavirus cases has pushed the healthcare system in the Canadian province of Alberta to the verge of collapse, as healthcare workers struggle against mounting exhaustion and a growing anti-vaccine movement inContinue reading “Canada: Alberta healthcare system on verge of collapse as Covid cases and anti-vax sentiments rise”

Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality

Final day of voting, polls close at 1900 GMT Conservatives seen losing power after 8 years Opposition Labour and allies widely expected to win Debate over oil vs climate, inequality vs tax Tough coalition talks await Norway was voting on Monday on the final day of a parliamentary election dominated by climate change and economicContinue reading “Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality”

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England, Britain’s health secretary said Sunday, reversing course amid opposition from some of the Conservative government’s supporters in Parliament. Health Minister Sajid Javid said the government has shelved the idea of vaccine passports for now butContinue reading “UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues”

Tories want every school in Oldham to display a portrait of the queen as people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’

They also want the council to agree to reject ‘cancel culture’ and ‘cherish’ freedom of speech Tory councillors want all of Oldham’s schools to display a portrait of the queen and teach pupils to sing the national anthem as they say people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’. In a motion entitled ‘for queenContinue reading “Tories want every school in Oldham to display a portrait of the queen as people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’”

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