The Week V. 1331

The best of the media in one magazine. Each issue stitches together news and views from more than 200 global news sources into an utterly enjoyable, informative read.

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9 minutos
the main stories… …and how they were covered

Labour’s election shock: an era-defining defeat? Over the course of my half a century in public life, said David Blunkett in the Daily Mail, I’ve learned that things are “never as bad as they seem at the time”. But I’m struggling to see any upside for Labour in the wake of last week’s election results. The party racked up dismal results in many areas of England, including in the so-called Red Wall constituencies in the Midlands and the North that used to be its strongholds. Most devastatingly, it lost the by-election in Hartlepool, ceding the Labour bastion to the Tories. Although the party fared better in mayoral contests, and in elections in Wales, the results were “highly embarrassing”, said Hugo Gye in the I newspaper. And a botched reshuffle only made…

2 minutos

Controversy of the week Sturgeon’s victory Scottish elections “have become as routine as the short walk to the polling station”, said Adam Ramsay on openDemocracy. Each one brings another victory for the SNP. “Support for independence continues to rise. The Union is still in crisis.” So last week’s result was “the most boring in the history of the Scottish parliament, and yet, at the same time, the most important”. The SNP’s fourth straight term in office is an amazing feat: “in two years, there will be people old enough to vote in Scotland who have only ever known SNP governments in Holyrood”. But the real point is that Nicola Sturgeon now has a clear mandate for a second independence referendum. The fuse has been lit, agreed Robert Shrimsley in the FT. The…

1 minutos
spirit of the age

Bosses at the Football Association last week revealed they had updated England’s Three Lions crest to promote diversity in football. The logo, based on a medieval symbol, will now feature a lion cub, lion and lioness. The reaction of fans has been mixed. “Why can’t it be two lions with a cub, or two lionesses? This is not inclusive of alternative wildlife lifestyles. Do better,” was one response. Residents of Rome can now make use of the first 24-hour pizza vending machine, which dishes out freshly baked pizza in three minutes. The Mr Go Pizza booth, which opened last month, serves up four varieties of pizza starting at s4.50. But not all locals are sold on the idea. “It’s a bit sad to see pizza coming out of a machine,” one…

1 minutos
good week for

Jeff Bezos, who was reported to have bought himself a new boat, for $500m. Known as Y721, the three-masted superyacht is 417ft long – twice as long as Nelson’s flagship Victory – and comes with a smaller yacht, for landing helicopters on. Magicians, with news that the world’s first state-approved degree course in the craft has proved so popular, it is being expanded. The degree is offered by Double Fond, a Parisian theatre, and includes a performance element, as well as papers on subjects such as self-promotion, and the history of magic.…

1 minutos
bad week for

The Golden Globes, after Tom Cruise handed back the three Globes he has won, and NBC cancelled its plans to air the ceremony next year, in protest at a lack of diversity in its organising body. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the awards, is made up of 87 Los Angeles-based journalists who work for foreign news media. None are black. West Midlands Trains, which was criticised for sending its staff an email promising them a one-off gift, for all their hard work in the pandemic – which turned out to be a “phishing test”. Staff who clicked through from the email were warned that it was a “simulation” and that they could have been scammed. Homeworking, after the billionaire founder of Zoom admitted that even he is suffering from Zoom…

1 minutos
the queen’s speech

The Government used the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday to unveil 30 proposed new laws, many of which seem designed to appeal to voters in formerly Labour-held seats in the Midlands and the north of England. They include controversial plans to make it harder for migrants who have crossed the Channel to claim asylum; and to give police new powers to limit public protests. There are plans to boost adult learning opportunities, and improve bus and rail services in England. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act will be repealed. In a blow to some Tory MPs, the Government is pushing ahead with its plan to relax planning controls, to encourage more house building. Countryside campaigners have warned that this will make it easier for developers to build on greenfield sites. But much of…