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Gove and Johnson 'sold as slaves' at Oxford student charity event

After PM’s behaviour with the Bullingdon Club, evidence emerges of further antics at Union Society fundraiser It may have only merited a few paragraphs in the student newspaper and have taken place 33 years ago, but an Oxford Union Society “slave auction” in which Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were involved is powerful proof of how politicians’ pasts can come back to haunt them.“Union slave auction” was the headline in Cherwell, the journal for Oxford students, on 12 June 1987. The small story ...
Tags: Politics, Education, Conservatives, UK News, Higher Education, Oxford, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, University of Oxford, Johnson, Gove, Black Lives Matter Movement, Cherwell, Bullingdon Club, Union Society, Oxford Union Society


UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2-metre rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.58pm BST Here are the main points from the Downing Street lobby briefing.Returning to school in September will be mandatory. It’s always the case that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Gavin Williamson


'Office for talent' to be set up for scientists who want to work in UK

Unit based in No 10 will help researchers navigate post-Brexit immigration systemDowning Street is to set up a cross-departmental unit called the “office for talent” as a way to help leading scientists, researchers and others live and work in the UK in the post-Brexit immigration system.The plan, which the Liberal Democrats said was simply trying to make up the damage caused by Brexit, is intended to “ensure excellent customer service across the immigration system”, a government announcement sai...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Research, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Dominic Cummings


UK coronavirus: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester — as it happened

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.59pm BST A streamlined application process will enable pubs and restaurants to get permission for on-street dining in around 10 days, a measure formi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Glenfield, Alok Sharma, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.24pm BST Nick Rushton, the leader of Leicestershire County Council, appeared supportive of the new restrictions for Leicester and surrounding areas:P...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Leicester City Council, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Peter Soulsby, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces extension of lockdown in Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 9.32pm BST Rakesh Parmar, who owns Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in Leicester city centre, told the Press Association that the further restrictions will affect h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, The Press Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson, Rakesh Parmar


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173

News updates: infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in London; UK alert level cut from 4 to 3Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm BST The rate of spread of the coronavirus infection across the UK is shrinking, new figures published by the government show.For...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Gavin Williamson, DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock hails 'big moment' as Covid-19 alert level reduced from 4 to 3

News updates: Education secretary to reveal details of £1bn funding package for schools to help pupils catch up on lessons missed during the coronavirus lockdown English schools to get £1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown4.5m people in UK forced to become unpaid carers due to Covid crisisCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST A brief recap: The UK’s chief medical officers have agreed to downgrade the coronavirus alert level from four to three after a “stead...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Education, CMO, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, JTAC, Matt Hancock, Gavin Williamson


Bank praised by Boris Johnson had slavery links, data shows

Arbuthnot Latham founder owned hundreds of people and received payout when trade was abolished, UCL saysA UK private bank praised by Boris Johnson is facing scrutiny over its historical links to the slave trade after two other big British businesses pledged to pay reparations for their role.Alfred Latham and John Alves Arbuthnot co-founded Arbuthnot Latham, a private bank in the City of London that specialises in managing money for the wealthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, London, Education, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Slavery, Colonialism, Boris Johnson, Caribbean, UCL (University College London


Boris Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Marcus Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from campaigners including footballer Marcus RashfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has executed a humiliating U-turn over free school meals for the poorest families over the summer, announcing a new £120m voucher scheme after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford.Just hours before Labour was due to force a vote on the issue in the House of Commons, risking a rebellion from Conservative backbenchers, ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, House Of Commons, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, School meals, Marcus Rashford, Coronavirus outbreak


Prime minister is risking basic right to an education, says children’s tsar

Tory pressure grows for a teaching plan amid fears that reduced schooling ‘is becoming default’Boris Johnson was accused of putting children’s basic right to education at risk last night, as he faced a mounting chorus of pleas to unveil an unprecedented emergency programme for England’s pupils.With growing frustration among teachers, MPs and unions over the chaotic return of schools, Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, warned there was a “very dangerous” threat to the histor...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Anne Longfield, Coronavirus outbreak


Split classes, outdoor lessons: what Denmark can teach England about reopening schools after Covid-19

Danish transition out of lockdown has become the model for Boris Johnson’s government as it tries to convince teachers to returnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the week leading up to the reopening of Denmark’s schools a month ago, Dorte Lange spent a lot of time on Skype. The vice-president of the Danish Union of Teachers was responsible for detailed negotiations with the education minister, the health authorities and other teaching unions. The aim was to make sure...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Education, World news, Teaching, Trade unions, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Skype, Lange, Coronavirus outbreak, Dorte Lange


UK coronavirus live: No 10 uses wrong quote to reject Starmer's claim PM misled MPs about care home advice

Labour leader questions prime minister on excess deaths; chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of ‘significant recession’; death toll now 33,186Exclusive: real care home death toll ‘double official figure’UK economy shrinks by 2% as Covid-19 slump begins – business liveMillions with health conditions at risk ‘if forced back to work’Exclusive: Old Vic theatre is in ‘seriously perilous’ positionDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryCoronavirus global updates – live 5.32pm BST Northern Ireland’s Nighti...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Tax and spending, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps, Laura


The key areas to look at in easing the UK coronavirus lockdown

From schools to shops, with jobs at risk, the government must balance the interests of economy and public safetyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the prime minister, Boris Johnson, heads back to Downing Street, he faces calls from Labour to be clearer about how Britain might start lifting the coronavirus lockdown, now entering its fifth week. On Sunday, the foreign secretary and first secretary of state, Dominic Raab, warned the outbreak remained at a “delicate and d...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, London, Education, UK News, Retail industry, Britain, NHS, Labour, Trade unions, Schools, TUC, Construction industry, Boris Johnson, Downing Street


College of Midwives of BC v. MaryMoon

On my way to writing a post applying the UK Supreme Court’s decision on the Boris Johnson prorogation to the City of Toronto decision upholding the province’s reduction of wards, I decided to take a detour to examine the College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon in which Madam Justice Sharma held that section 12.1(1) of the BC Health Professions Act (HPA) is unconstitutional because it contravenes section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms without justification. Sectio...
Tags: Law, College, Toronto, Canada, Boris Johnson, UK supreme court, Quebec, BC, British Columbia, Walker, Supreme Court of Canada, R, Sharma, HPA, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment


What a European education project can tell us about Brexit – podcast

When the writer Peter Pomerantsev was a teenager, he was sent to a school that was part of the European Schools network, which counts Boris Johnson among its alumni. He discusses what the project can tell us about the EU. Plus: the Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, on AI advancements The writer Peter Pomerantsev was 15 when his parents moved to Germany and enrolled him at the European School in Munich. The schools were set up in 1956 with the aim of educating the students to be “in min...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Education, Germany, Eu, European Union, Munich, Boris Johnson, Peter Pomerantsev, Brexit, Alex Hern, Brexit Boris Johnson, Artificial intelligence (AI, European School, Brussels Pomerantsev


Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. From offensive remarks on burqas to reciting Kipling in Myanmar and his ludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way ...
Tags: Games, Science, Students, Education, Higher Education, Games consoles, Myanmar, Universities, Boris Johnson, Lecturers, Johnson, Academics, Brexit Johnson, Matthew Barr


To Boris Johnson, the truth really is an alien concept | Bobby McDonagh

Brexit will have real-world implications for millions of people, yet Johnson can’t even grant them basic honesty and respect• Bobby McDonagh is a former Irish ambassador to the UKI have a confession to make. Boris Johnson and I have a quite a bit in common. We attended the same Oxford College (Balliol). We studied the same subject (classics). We were presidents of the same debating society (the Oxford Union). However, a crucial difference is that for my part I gave up being an undergraduate when...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Education, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, University of Oxford, Johnson, Article 50, Brexit


Boris Johnson clashes with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit

Foreign secretary hits back at French president’s invitation to Indian students, boasting of numbers coming to UKBoris Johnson has publicly clashed with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit, rebutting the French president’s invitation to Indian students to “gain access to Europe” by boasting of the increase in their numbers arriving in the UK.Macron, who has also made overtures to financial firms seeking a possible exit from London once Britain has left the EU, made his comments during a three-day trip t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Education, France, India, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, South and Central Asia


Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | Ian Colbeck

About 3,000 British schools are in areas where air quality is poor, with those in poorer communities suffering moreFormer London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of holding back negative findings from a 2013 report on the city’s air pollution.The report stated that 433 of London’s 1,777 primary schools were in areas where nitrogen dioxide concentrations breached EU limits. Nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, is an air pollutant that when inhaled can aggravate respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphy...
Tags: Health, London, Education, Children, Environment, Eu, Society, UK News, Pollution, Schools, Boris Johnson


'You can feel it in your throat': going to school in a pollution blackspot

Parents at the gates of one London school are not surprised that NO2 levels in the area are well above recommended levelsCopenhagen primary school in north London does not immediately stand out as a pollution hotspot. The school gates open on to a quiet cul-de-sac, while along one side runs the Regent’s canal, where birds swoop in the afternoon sunshine. The large Victorian building is topped by an “edible roof garden”, designed to allow the children to grow fruit and vegetable in a restful envi...
Tags: London, Education, Environment, UK News, Pollution, Schools, Boris Johnson


What’s the NUS for, if not for changing the world?

The row over president Malia Bouattia goes to the heart of the role of student unions, often conscripted to help meet corporate aims The backlash against the newly elected president of the National Union of Students, Malia Bouattia, raises issues that go beyond the controversy about whether some of her past remarks can fairly be described as antisemitic. Bouattia argues that her comments were “anti-Zionist”, and so completely different. Maybe she could have chosen her language more carefully, gi...
Tags: Politics, Students, Education, Barack Obama, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, Algeria, University administration, Student politics, Nus, National Union of Students, Malia Bouattia, Bouattia


The Guardian view on the budget: a poorer country, a diminished chancellor | Editorial

George Osborne was eye-catching as ever. But fizzy drink taxes and academy schools cannot disguise the bad news concerning an economy he has been running for yearsOnly a few months ago George Osborne was the multi-talented hero of the Conservative benches: the architect of May’s surprise election victory, the magician producing a dazzling rise in the minimum wage, and the favourite to succeed David Cameron. The spell began to wear off when the country woke up to his assault on the tax credits of...
Tags: Politics, England, Budget, Money, Education, David Cameron, George Osborne, European Union, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Pay, Work & careers, Family finances, Disability, House Of Commons


Why is London’s Garden Bridge worth as much as five Lancashire museums? Ask Joanna Lumley

While RIBA calls for an investigation into how a £60m footbridge was approved after Lumley’s meeting at her old chum Boris Johnson’s offices, there are closures in the north. I know why some people hate LondonCompare and contrast these two stories. In Lancashire, five museums will close on 31 March because the county council needs to cut its museums budget from £1.3m to less than £100,000 so that it can maintain at least a skeletal version of statutory, essential services such as rubbish collect...
Tags: Books, Politics, England, Design, London, Education, George Osborne, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Art and design, Museums, Libraries, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson


We don’t need Winston Churchill in the classroom

It’s privilege, not ‘character’, that counts in our glorious country. Tristram Hunt, of all people, should know thatThere are many things I would like politicians to stop doing in 2015, but telling children to be more like Winston Churchill is certainly up there. Churchill was a great but flawed man (think of his more unpleasant traits, such as opposing votes for women, or colonialist jingoism, or a reported desire to machine-gun striking miners). The latest politician to be guilty of invoking h...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, Winston Churchill, Schools, Cambridge, Boris Johnson, Tristram Hunt, Churchill, Trinity College, Hon Tristram Hunt, Baron Hunt, University College School Hampstead


State schools can do without Tristram Hunt’s cynical Churchillisms

It’s privilege, not ‘character’, that counts in our glorious country. The shadow education secretary, of all people, should know thatThere are many things I would like politicians to stop doing in 2015, but telling children to be more like Winston Churchill is certainly up there. Churchill was a great but flawed man (think of his more unpleasant traits, such as opposing votes for women, or colonialist jingoism, or a reported desire to machine-gun striking miners). The latest politician to be gui...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, Winston Churchill, Schools, Cambridge, Boris Johnson, Tristram Hunt, Churchill, Trinity College, Hon Tristram Hunt, Baron Hunt, University College School Hampstead


What should we do with private schools?

All politicians favour people moving ‘up in the world’. So why has social mobility in Britain gone into decline? For social historian David Kynaston the answer begins with our elitist and divisive system of educationThere is a piquant scene in Ralph Glasser’s classic autobiography Gorbals Boy. The setting is an Oxford college in the late 1930s; the only proletarian member of the study group is the undergraduate Glasser; its leader is the Wykehamist and future Labour politician Richard Crossman, ...
Tags: Books, Education, David Cameron, Society, History, Culture, Britain, Labour, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Oxford, Schools, Boris Johnson, Social Mobility, Social history, Private Schools


If social mobility is the problem, grammar schools are not the solution

We must improve the education all deprived kids are offered, rather than merely promising more selectionBad ideas refuse to die; they just wait patiently for the next manifesto. I thought this line was a bit cynical the first time I heard it from a jaded special adviser. But having lived through several resurrections of the hoary old myth that building new grammar schools would boost social mobility, Im beginning to see the point.It was Londons mayor, Boris Johnson, who stirred the pot this week...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, Schools, Grammar schools, Boris Johnson, Social Mobility, Londons



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