The Week V. 1332

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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United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
Weekly
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the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened Covid resurgent The country’s reopening plans hung in the balance this week, as officials considered whether to delay the schedule in response to the spread of the new Indian variant. On Monday, residents of England, Wales and most of Scotland were able to enjoy new freedoms, such as hugging people who are not members of their household, drinking inside pubs, and travelling abroad for leisure (at least to the destinations on a “green” list). But Boris Johnson urged people to be cautious with their new freedoms, warning that the Government may yet have to postpone the plan to lift virtually all remaining lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June. Cases of the Indian variant have spread to 86 local authority areas in England, and have surged in hotspots such as Blackburn…

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politics

Controversy of the week Can Labour recover? Is it time to write a eulogy for the Labour Party? The local and by-election results earlier this month were certainly a “crushing rejection by the voters”, said Trevor Phillips in The Times. One poll suggested that if a general election were held now, the Conservative majority would rise from 81 to 122. But Labour can come back from this – if it listens to its “latter-day prophet”, Tony Blair, who led it to three successive election victories. He has given a “blistering analysis” of Labour’s eclipse, arguing in the New Statesman that the party needs “total deconstruction and reconstruction”. It is failing to modernise its economic position, he said: sticking to the old message of tax and spend, while failing to engage with the…

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spirit of the age

They have been referred to as “residents”, “service users”, and even as “clients”, but now the Prisons Minister has decreed that prison inmates should be called what they really are: prisoners. Alex Chalk said that the use of other terms created a misleading impression. One former prison officer told The Times that he approved of the edict. “I have locked some people up in the worst accommodation you can imagine, and if you called them a resident... you’d be taking the mick.” Estate agents have reported a surge in the number of “hobby” buyers investing in small plots of woodland since the start of the pandemic. Specialist agent Woodlands.co.uk says prices have risen by 25% a year in some areas.…

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bad week for

Bill Gates, after Microsoft confirmed it had launched a probe into its billionaire founder’s conduct in 2019, shortly before he stepped down from the company’s board. The investigation was into a complaint that Gates – who recently announced that he and Melinda, his wife of 27 years, are divorcing – had “sought to initiate an intimate relationship” with a female employee in 2000. Rail enthusiasts, with the retirement of the last Intercity 125s. Icons of the British Rail era, the diesel locomotives came into service in 1976, promising unheard of speeds and shorter journey times. In the past ten years, however, they have been gradually phased out. The last were on the East Midlands Railway. McVitie’s, after its Turkish owner announced that it may have to close its factory in Glasgow, because…

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covid inquiry announced

The Prime Minister announced last week that a much-anticipated independent, public inquiry into his Government’s handling of Covid-19 would begin in the spring of 2022. Boris Johnson told MPs the inquiry would examine decisions “in the cold light of day” and “identify the key issues that will make a difference for the future”. Asked why it was not starting sooner, the PM said it was to avoid the risk of it “distracting” those who were dealing with the threat of new variants. His critics, however, noted that the timing meant its key findings were unlikely to be published until after the next election.…

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pfizer jab for children

The UK has acquired enough doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to immunise all children aged 12 and above, Matt Hancock said this week. The Health Secretary said he was monitoring the positive data on the use of the Pfizer jab on children very closely, and that a decision on whether to vaccinate them could be taken within two months. The Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies previously found that vaccinating all adults might not be enough to prevent a resurgence in cases, but that vaccinating over-12s probably would be.…