The Week V. 1335

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
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English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
Weekly
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9 minutos
the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened The Cornwall summit A huge security operation was under way this week in preparation for the G7 summit at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall. The three-day meeting, which is due to end on Sunday, is the first face-to-face gathering of world leaders since the start of the pandemic. The G7 club of what used to be the world’s seven largest economies includes the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Italy; Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa will attend as guests. The gathering was billed as a chance for Boris Johnson to showcase post-Brexit “Global Britain”, and to inject new purpose into the G7. Climate change will feature prominently on the agenda, and the PM called for G7 leaders to ensure the whole world is vaccinated against Covid…

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politics

Controversy of the week The crisis in schools “Fidgety children who sulk, cannot share, shout and throw tantrums and hissy fits.” That’s what teachers at Westminster Primary, a fairly typical primary school in Blackpool, had to cope with when pupils returned after months of Covid-related disruption, said Sian Griffiths in The Sunday Times. The younger ones had to re-learn “how to sit at a desk”; the older ones had “forgotten basic facts and times tables”. On average, children in England lost 115 days of schooling during the pandemic – something Kevan Collins, the education recovery tsar, aimed to redress with his catch-up plan. He proposed extending the school day by half an hour, and providing extra tutoring to disadvantaged children. Only weeks ago, No. 10 had claimed that catch-up classes were Boris…

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1 minutos
spirit of the age

Cannabis shops in Washington State have been doing their bit to improve vaccine take-up, by offering “Joints for Jabs”. The offer, of a single joint to anyone over 21 who gets a Covid-19 jab on-site, has been approved by the local drug and alcohol licensing board. In other states, people have offered free beer and baseball tickets in exchange for being jabbed. Major firms are jazzing up their offices, in an effort to lure back reluctant workers. According to architecture firm LOM, a host of big firms, including Microsoft and Santander, have hired it to design post-pandemic offices with fewer desks, and more relaxation and fitness areas featuring ping pong tables, gym equipment, yoga studios, bars and garden spaces.…

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good week for:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Lilibet Diana. Lilibet was the Queen’s childhood nickname. Some interpreted the couple’s decision to adopt it for their daughter as a cynical attempt to cement their royal “brand”, while others saw it as an olive branch to the family. The Sussexes, who insist they had the Queen’s blessing, have indicated that their daughter will be known as Lili. Michaela Coel, who won two coveted Baftas for her acclaimed TV drama I May Destroy You: best actress, and best mini-series. She dedicated the former award to the show’s intimacy coordinator, Ita O’Brien, and the latter to its crew.…

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bad week for:

Jeff Bezos, whose tax records were leaked online, along with those of several other billionaires. They suggest that the Amazon CEO paid no federal income tax at all in 2007 or in 2011, when he actually claimed a tax credit of $4,000 for his children. Tesla founder Elon Musk paid no personal tax in 2018, while for several years investor Warren Buffett paid tax at a rate of 0.1%. Internet users, after large chunks of the web went dark for a few hours on Tuesday, owing to a software glitch at Fastly – a cloud computing firm in San Francisco. Amazon, and the UK Government website, were among those affected (see page 41). The Ministry of Defence, with reports that its new Ajax tanks can’t be driven faster than 20mph; and create…

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migrant crossings

Nearly 600 migrants tried to cross the English Channel over just three days last week, as good weather brought calm seas. So far this year, 3,500 people have reached the UK via this route, more than twice as many as by the same point in 2020. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the UK public was “absolutely fed up” about the numbers. Government figures show that 1,503 people who arrived in the first three months of 2021 have had their asylum claims deemed “inadmissible”. Home Office policy is to remove such people to any “safe” European country they passed through en route to Britain, but it is not clear how this can be done, as no European country has agreed a deal to take back migrants.…