The Week V. 1337

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

What happened Cracks in the blue wall The Conservative Party suffered a major blow last week when it lost Chesham and Amersham – a seat it had held since its creation in 1974 – in a by-election. Sarah Green, the Liberal Democrat candidate, won a majority of 8,028, overturning what had been a 16,000-strong Conservative majority, a swing of 25%. The Lib Dems’ leader Ed Davey said it showed that the so-called blue wall of Tory seats in southern England was “beginning to crumble”. He rejected calls for opposition parties to form a “progressive alliance”, saying a “stitch-up” of that type wasn’t necessary to beat the Conservatives. The by-election – triggered by the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan, who had represented the Buckinghamshire constituency for 29 years –prompted some Tory MPs to question…

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the dup implosion

“Riding high in May, shot down in June.” That was the fate of Edwin Poots, short-lived leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, said Stephen Bush in the New Statesman. Poots himself played a major role in the internal coup that ousted Arlene Foster, the previous DUP leader and first minister. But his own rule is now history, after only 21 days, following a revolt by the party’s Assembly members and MPs. The reason? They opposed his nomination of Paul Givan for first minister, and were enraged by the concessions Poots gave to their arch-rival Sinn Féin to get its support for Givan’s candidacy – including an agreement to pass laws promoting the Irish language. “‘Crisis’ is a term that’s never far away in Northern Ireland,” said Sean O’Grady in The…

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1 minutos
spirit of the age

Students at Oxford University have voted to establish a group of “sensitivity readers” who will read articles submitted to student newspapers, and vet them for “problematic” content. The motion, put to the student union, suggested that there was a need for “better editing” to prevent the publication of material that is “implicitly racist or sexist, or just generally inaccurate and insensitive”. In a statement, the independent newspaper Cherwell said it welcomed the plan, as a “resource”. The pandemic seems to have accelerated a trend for “supersize” paddling pools. Online garden retailer ManoMano says its bestselling model last month was a 10ft-diameter pool which requires 4,678 litres of water to fill.…

1 minutos
good week for

Summer weddings, with news that from 1 July, couples in England and Wales will be allowed to get married outside for the first time. A statutory instrument to change existing law – which restricts civil weddings and partnerships to approved rooms or other structures – will be laid before Parliament on 30 June. Staff at Bumble, the dating app, who were all given a week off, to combat workplace stress. A senior executive at the company said that its American founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd, had “correctly intuited our collective burnout”. Jess de Wahls, the German-born textile artist, after the Royal Academy apologised for the way it had treated her. Last month, the RA announced that it would no longer be selling her work in its shop in light of a comment she…

1 minutos
bad week for

Pacifically, which – said instead of the word “specifically” – was found to be the most annoying mispronunciation in a survey of 2,000 Britons. Next came probly for probably and expresso for espresso. “Nucular”, “excetera” and “assessory” also featured. Billie Eilish, the 19-year-old pop star, who apologised after a video emerged of her mouthing an anti-Asian slur. The word was contained in a song that she was miming along to, aged 13 or 14. In an Instagram post, Eilish said she was “appalled” by her earlier behaviour, and that she would continue “listening and learning”.…

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hope for summer

Ministers are working on plans to make it possible for double-vaccinated holidaymakers to visit amber-listed countries without having to quarantine on their return, Matt Hancock revealed this week. The announcement coincided with a plea from the travel industry to open up as soon as possible. But the Health Secretary refused to be drawn on whether the plan would come into force in time for the August season. This week, Boris Johnson said the chances of England’s last lockdown restrictions being lifted on 19 July were “looking good”. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said that owing to a rise in cases, she was delaying the national move to Level 0 to the same date, with a view to going “beyond zero” on 9 August.…