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The Week

The Week V. 1245

The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.

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the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened Johnson ploughs on Boris Johnson talked up hopes of a Brexit deal as the spotlight this week shifted from the Commons to the courts, and to Brussels. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began three days of hearings into the legality of the PM’s decision to suspend Parliament. Ministers hope it will uphold an earlier ruling by the High Court in London, which said the issue was political, and not one for the courts. Anti-Brexit campaigners hope it will overturn that ruling and uphold the one delivered by Scotland’s highest court, which called the prorogation an “egregious” attempt to stymie Parliament. On Monday, Johnson held his first face-to-face Brexit talks with Jean-Claude Juncker, the outgoing president of the European Commission. Afterwards, he said that the lunch had left him feeling a “little…

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politics

Controversy of the week The Lib Dems get tough Not long ago, the Liberal Democrats were on the “edge of extinction”, said The Times. Having joined the Conservative-led coalition in 2010, they suffered the “traditional fate” of the junior partner when they were “all but wiped out” in the elections of 2015 and 2017. But how Brexit has changed things, said The Guardian. At the last election, the Lib Dems took just 8% of the vote. Now the polls have them “nipping at Labour’s heels”, on 21%. The party is basking in the warm sunshine of record membership numbers (up from 50,000 to 120,000), and the defection of high-profile MPs, such as Luciana Berger from Labour and Sam Gyimah from the Tories. So when Jo Swinson, in Bournemouth this week for her…

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spirit of the age

Once considered a spiritual movement for old men with long beards, druidry is now experiencing an influx of young people attracted by its veneration for nature. In ten years, the membership of the British Druid Order has risen from 3,000 to 7,000. “Particularly among people in their mid-20s, the numbers are picking up,” says Amanda Hart, an elder. Shop closures and the rise of self-service checkouts have left tens of thousands of women out of work in the UK, according to a new study. The RSA found that 75,000 jobs as checkout operators and sales assistants held by women were lost between 2011 and 2018; thousands of positions filled by men were also lost, but were offset by new delivery and warehouse roles, which tend to be taken by men.…

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good week for

Sainsbury’s, which won plaudits for making a commitment to reduce the amount of plastic packaging it uses by 50% in the next six years. The supermarket uses around 120,000 tonnes of plastic per year, and measures to slash this will include using lighter-weight plastic, refillable packaging and returnable glass bottles. Ahmet Altan, the jailed Turkish writer, who was longlisted for the £50,000 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction, a year after being sentenced to life for allegedly sending out “subliminal messages in favour of a coup” on Turkish television. He was nominated for his prison memoir, I Will Never See the World Again.…

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bad week for

The Oxford University Press, after 30,000 people signed a petition calling for it to remove the “sexist” synonyms for “woman” listed in some of its dictionaries. According to the petition, these include “bitch, besom, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, bird, bint, biddy and filly”. The OUP has pointed out that some of those words are labelled as derogatory. Arachnophobes, who were warned that the warm, wet summer has created ideal conditions for spiders. Fearful householders should keep their doors shut, though that will only deter outdoor ones. “The reality is that house spiders are there already and there’s not much you can do about them,” said Prof Adam Hart. Climate change activists, after their plan to ground flights at Heathrow was foiled when the drones they’d planned to fly over the…

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county-lines recruitment

There has been a surge in the number of vulnerable children linked to gangs. In 2017-18, children’s services in England identified 8,650 children with gang associations – up from 3,680 in 2014-15. The increase has been attributed in part to the rise of county-lines gangs, who use inner-city children to traffic drugs to provincial towns. According to a new parliamentary report, councils are acting as unwitting “recruiting sergeants” for these gangs, by putting children in care miles away from their homes. In 2018, 64% of young people in children’s homes were in a home outside their local authority, up from 46% in 2012.…