The Week V. 1338

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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9 minutos
the main stories and how they were covered

What happened Sajid Javid returns The new Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, struck a bullish tone on the easing of lockdown restrictions this week, when he told MPs that he viewed 19 July as “not only the end of the line, but the start of an exciting new journey for our country”. There would never be a perfect, risk-free date for lifting the remaining social distancing measures, he said. Rather than hoping to eliminate the virus, Britain needed to learn to live with it; the “restrictions on our freedom” had to come to an end. He added that while the number of cases of Covid was “ticking up”, the number of deaths remained “mercifully low”. In response to other questions, he promised a fair settlement on NHS pay and spoke about the need…

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politics

Controversy of the week The forgotten poor? Who’d want to grow up poor in Barnsley today, asked David Goodhart in The Daily Telegraph. If you were at school in that part of South Yorkshire in the 1970s, you knew you were “on top of one of the most important coalfields in Europe”. Even the less “academically gifted” could find a reasonably well-paid manual job. Today, there is no longer a decent alternative for those who do not succeed at school. And for white working-class pupils in post-industrial towns like Barnsley, the odds of success are particularly poor. The House of Commons Education Committee noted in its recent report that such pupils, defined as the nearly one million white British children on free school meals, do worse at school than any other ethnic…

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spirit of the age

A university in the US has produced an Oppressive Language List, in an effort to make its campus more inclusive. The words and phrases deemed best avoided by faculty members and students at Brandeis University include “picnic”, “because picnics have been associated with lynchings in the US”; “take a stab at”, or “take a shot at”, to mean try, because “these expressions needlessly use imagery of hurting someone”; and also “trigger warning”, because the term (a warning of offensive or upsetting content) could be associated with guns. Commenting on the list, the writer Joyce Carol Oates noted that it was odd that the word “picnic” was deemed problematic because it might evoke lynchings, yet the word “lynching” was not.…

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good week for

The “sausage war”, with news that the EU and the UK have agreed a truce. A six-month grace period allowing chilled meats to be exported from Britain to Northern Ireland had been due to expire on 1 July. This week, however, the EU granted a three-month extension, allowing exports to continue. George Osborne, who bagged himself another new job: chairman of the British Museum. The former politician and newspaper editor, whose main job is now as a banker, replaces Sir Richard Lambert in the unpaid role (see page 15).…

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bad week for

Serena Williams, who described herself as “heartbroken” after an injury forced her to retire from Wimbledon in the first round. The 23-time grand slam champion slipped in the fifth game of her Centre Court match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, then buckled as she attempted a serve during the seventh. The audience gave her a standing ovation as she walked off the court in tears. Pigeon enthusiasts, after as many as 10,000 prized birds vanished during a race from Peterborough. Breeders fear the pigeons, who came from lofts all over the country, lost their bearings following a solar storm. General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, who tested positive for Covid shortly after meeting Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, and the heads of the RAF, Navy and Strategic Command. All are…

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new state aid rules

The Government has unveiled new laws on state support for businesses, which will replace EU-wide rules on state aid. When the UK was an EU member, it had to seek permission from the European Commission before public authorities could offer loans or grants to business, a process its critics claimed was so cumbersome and slow, firms often received vital funds too late. The rules in the Subsidy Control Bill – described as “the most important bit of post-Brexit legislation yet” – are designed to make the system quicker and more flexible. The UK is going to become “the best possible place to start and grow a business”, said Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.…