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’”

UK: Elections bill is ‘a power grab to rig polls in favour of Tories’

Charities and unions slam move as an attack on fundamental rights Boris Johnson’s government is today accused of trying to rig future elections by stifling opposition and deterring participation, as a storm of protest erupts over its controversial elections bill, which is to be debated in parliament this week. In an open letter, charities including Save theContinue reading “UK: Elections bill is ‘a power grab to rig polls in favour of Tories’”

Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls

Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself behind in polls ahead of a snap election he called hoping his management of the COVID-19 crisis would propel him to victory. Trudeau called the Sept. 20 election last month, two years ahead of schedule. At the time, his Liberals were well ahead and looked likely toContinue reading “Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls”

Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests

Dozens of angry protesters chant obscenities at leader’s Ontario event Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is vowing to meet “anger with compassion” after a campaign rally was cancelled amid protests. Trudeau was expected to address supporters Friday evening in Bolton, Ont., but the event was cancelled over security concerns. Dozens of angry protesters, who outnumbered Liberal supporters, gathered near theContinue reading “Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests”

Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response – sources

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning a snap election for Sept. 20 to seek voter approval for the government’s costly plans to combat COVID-19, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Trudeau is set to make the announcement on Sunday, said the sources, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.Continue reading “Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response – sources”

England’s Black players face racial abuse after Euro 2020 defeat

Black players in the England soccer team have been subjected to a storm of online racist abuse after their defeat in the final of Euro 2020, drawing wide condemnation from the squad’s manager Gareth Southgate along with royalty and politicians. Marcus Rashford, 23, Jadon Sancho, 21, and Bukayo Saka, 19, were the targets of theContinue reading “England’s Black players face racial abuse after Euro 2020 defeat”

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