The Week V. 1336

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.

País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
Weekly
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51 Edições

nesta edição

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

What happened Freedom delayed Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that the final lifting of lockdown measures in England will be delayed because of concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India. The last social-distancing restrictions had been due to be lifted on 21 June, but that date has now been pushed back four weeks. The Prime Minister said the extra weeks would enable many more people to be vaccinated, and save thousands of lives. He added that he was “pretty confident” that 19 July would be the “terminus date”. The delay means that limits will remain on indoor socialising in England and that people should carry on working from home if possible. However, weddings will be allowed to go ahead with more than 30 guests from…

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2 minutos
controversy of the week

If the G7 meeting of Western leaders in sunny Cornwall was meant to project “unity and harmony”, it was “not an unmitigated success”, said Dominic Lawson in the Daily Mail. The “sausage war” with the EU cast a long shadow. President Biden arrived in the UK issuing stern warnings that Boris Johnson should not inflame tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol – which, from 1 July, will no longer allow chilled meats from Great Britain into Northern Ireland, because the latter will be in the EU’s customs territory. In Cornwall, the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, lined up to tell Johnson there could be no renegotiating his Brexit deal. A “sulphurous exchange” between Johnson and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, followed. When…

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1 minutos
spirit of the age

Collections of empty shopping bags and boxes from high-end brands are being sold for hundreds of pounds on eBay. Boxes for Rolex watches are typically listed at £160 each, while a single Louis Vuitton paper bag recently sold for £32. Speculation is that they are bought by Instagram users who want to create the impression that they have been on a shopping spree. In an effort to please customers who are tired of Zoom meetings, but still reluctant to travel to a physical office, WeWork is rolling out hologram functions in 100 of its work spaces worldwide. It won’t be cheap, though: it will cost $2,500 for a single hologram to be displayed on a standard pod, and $25,000 for several to appear together on a virtual stage.…

1 minutos
good week for

Dog owners, who can now take their pooches shopping. According to dogfriendly.co.uk, the number of retailers who welcome (or tolerate) non-assistance dogs has grown 10% in a year, and includes large chains such as John Lewis and H&M. Jeff Bezos, after a ticket to join the Amazon founder on an 11-minute journey into space sold for $28m at auction. The money will go to a charity promoting the study of STEM subjects. Gap years, with reports that the Government’s new trade deal with Australia (see page 46) will make it easier for young Britons to travel there. The deal makes it possible for under-35s to live and work in Australia for up to three years – and removes the current requirement that they do some farm work.…

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bad week for

Matt Hancock, after Dominic Cummings published a series of text messages from Boris Johnson, in which the PM referred to the Health Secretary as “totally f***ing hopeless”, and suggested replacing him with Michael Gove. The messages date from March and April last year, when the Government was struggling to acquire enough PPE and ventilators for the NHS. GB News, the new TV news channel, after several firms pulled their advertising in response to concerns about its content. The channel, which had more viewers than BBC News on its opening night (see page 24), says it is politically impartial, but it has also made much of its desire to fight “cancel culture”. Grolsch, Nivea and Ikea were among the brands that withdrew their ads this week, saying that GB News did not…

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trans views case

A judge-led tribunal has ruled that the view that people cannot change their biological sex is a “protected belief” under the Equality Act. The Employment Appeal Tribunal case was brought by Maya Forstater, who lost her job at a think tank after tweeting thoughts on gender identity. In 2019, she lost her first case at an employment tribunal when the judge ruled that such views ignore the rights of transgender people and are “not worthy of respect in a democratic society”. But last week, a High Court judge upheld her appeal, ruling that “gender-critical” views are “beliefs that are and must be tolerated in a pluralist society”, and are protected by the Act, as they don’t seek “to destroy the rights of trans persons”.…