The Week V. 1339

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 The great reopening Boris Johnson declared his intention this week to push ahead with the lifting of almost all Covid restrictions in England on 19 July. The plan – which will be signed off on Monday unless there is a dramatic worsening in the data – will end mandatory mask-wearing and limits on indoor gatherings, along with working-from-home guidelines and the school “bubble” system. Nightclubs will be able to reopen, and pubs, theatres and sporting venues will be able to operate at full capacity. The pandemic was “far from over”, said the PM, but it was time to end “government by diktat”, and trust people to make their own informed decisions. If we don’t unlock society now, in summer, he said, when will we ever? Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, acknowledged…

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2 minutos
politics

Controversy of the week Leaving Afghanistan “The Taliban is on the march,” said Ishaan Tharoor in The Washington Post. In recent weeks, its forces have swept through Badakhshan Province in northern Afghanistan, chasing more than 1,000 Afghan government troops across the border to Tajikistan. The area was once an anti-Taliban stronghold. But ever since President Biden confirmed in April that the last Nato troops would withdraw by 11 September, at the latest, the fundamentalists have “surged”. Twenty years ago, the US ousted the Taliban from Kabul during “Operation Enduring Freedom”. Now a shaky Afghan government, led by President Ashraf Ghani, has been left to battle an emboldened Taliban, which currently controls roughly a third of the country’s 421 districts. The US exit, which started to accelerate last week, seems hasty and disorganised.…

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1 minutos
spirit of the age

Parents at a secondary school in Leicestershire have been divided by its new behaviour guidelines. The e-booklet explains that in future, children will be expected to “always smile”, to thank their teachers after every class, and respond to whistled commands. Looking out of the window is banned, as is walking in groups of more than two. One parent described it as “horrendous... sort of like a prison camp”, but the head teacher at John Ferneley College said most parents welcomed the initiative. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been identified as the highest paid Instagram influencer, commanding an average of $1.6m for every post. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is next on the Rich List ($1.52m) and Ariana Grande third ($1.51m).…

1 minutos
good week for

The Stockwell Six, a group of black men who were falsely accused of robbing a corrupt cop 50 years ago, three of whom had their convictions overturned. Courtney Harriot, Paul Green and Cleveland Davidson were arrested after leaving Stockwell station in 1972, when aged 17 to 20, and were jailed on the basis of testimony fabricated by Derek Ridgewell. One of the six was acquitted; the whereabouts of the other two are unknown. Unilever, which won a legal battle with DC Comica, over its plan for a brand of cosmetics called Wonder Mum. The US publisher had argued that the name was too similar to that of its crime-fighting heroine Wonder Woman. However, the Intellectual Property Office ruled that the word “mum” was too British to be confused with any member…

1 minutos
borders bill unveiled

Knowingly arriving in the UK without “valid entry clearance” will become a criminal offence, under the government’s new Nationality and Borders Bill. Unveiled this week, the much anticipated bill also includes a maximum life sentence for anyone convicted of people smuggling; new powers for Border Patrol to divert boats carrying migrants across the Channel; and measures to allow asylum claims to be processed outside the UK. The Home Secretary Priti Patel said the reforms were “firm but fair”, and would enable the UK to control its borders. However, campaigners said they would “criminalise asylum”.…

1 minutos
time to sue builders

Home owners are going to be given more time in which to claim compensation for dangerous cladding and poor workmanship. Under the Building Safety Bill, owners will have 15 years in which to sue developers – up from six – and the change will be applied retrospectively, meaning that the residents of a building completed in 2010 would have until 2025 to take action. However, campaigners said the change was meaningless, as in many cases, the developers no longer exist, and the leaseholders cannot afford to instruct solicitors.…