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Priti Patel to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration plans

Home secretary will announce the biggest overhaul of the UK system in decadesThe home secretary is to unveil further detail on the future of immigration in the UK on Monday in an attempt to prepare businesses and organisations for the biggest overhaul of the system in decades.The Home Office has previously revealed the core principles behind the forthcoming points-based system, which is meant to be introduced when the transition period from leaving the European Union ends on 1 January. Under the...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Education, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, NHS, Home Office, Universities, Priti Patel


Teacher’s union calls for LAUSD schools to remain closed with classes 100% online

After LAUSD campuses closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district began offering free meals to students via Grab & Go Food Centers like this one at San Fernando Senior High School, seen on April 20, 2020. United Teachers Los Angeles leaders are saying that conditions are not right for teachers and students to return to campuses this fall. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The board of directors and bargaining team for the union repres...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Education, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Porter Ranch, San Fernando


CDC Says It Won't Revise School Opening Guidelines to Placate Trump, Just Release 'Additional Information'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t revise its guidelines for schools during the coronavirus pandemic despite the president’s depraved threats of retribution if they don’t fully return to in-person classes, the agency’s director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday. But he did say additional…Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Education, Cdc, Schools, Donald Trump, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Betsy DeVos, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Robert Redfield, Everyone Is Not On The Same Page


Watch the Famous James Baldwin-William F. Buckley Debate in Full, With Restored Audio (1965)

When James Baldwin took the stage to debate William F. Buckley at Cambridge in 1965, it was to have “a debate we shouldn’t need,” writes Gabrielle Bellot at Literary Hub, and yet it’s one that is still “as important as ever.” The proposition before the two men—famed prophetic novelist of the black experience in America and the conservative founder of the National Review—was this: “The American Dream is at the Expense of the America Negro.” The statement should not need defending, Baldwin ar...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, US, America, History, Current Affairs, Yale, Cambridge, Berkeley, Jim Crow, James Baldwin, National Review, Facebook Twitter, Literary Hub, Buckley


Endgame

This blog has been, for me, a seventeen-year exploration of other people's ideas.  If you've been here long, you'll know that I use short quotes and long excerpts from other people's writings to make the points I write about.  Like most people, I am not an "original thinker."  I try to expose myself to as much as I can, and weigh it against my experience and reason to determine truth.  Then I put it down in pixels to help me get my head around it. Over these past seventeen years (hell, ove...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Education, Obama, North Korea, China, India, Israel, America, Barack Obama, Economics, Iran, Ukraine, Pandora, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton


USC, CSU praise international students in wake of ICE directive

LOS ANGELES — Southern California university officials said Tuesday they are reviewing a directive from federal immigration authorities that could force thousands of international students out of the country if schools offer only online courses due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students cannot remain in the country if they are taking solely online courses. “The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to student...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, China, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Lausd, University Of California, Usc, Ucla, Southern California, U S Customs


USC, UC, CSU, Loyola Marymount praise international students in wake of ICE directive

LOS ANGELES — Southern California university officials said Tuesday they are reviewing a directive from federal immigration authorities that could force thousands of international students out of the country if schools offer only online courses due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students cannot remain in the country if they are taking solely online courses. “The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to student...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, China, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Lausd, UC, University Of California, Usc, Ucla


Scottish politicians call for urgent action to stop Gaelic dying out

Justice secretary, Kate Forbes, among those asking for language to be prioritised in public lifeSenior politicians in Scotland’s Gaelic-speaking areas have called for the language to be given much greater priority in civil and public life to stop it dying out.Kate Forbes, the Scottish justice secretary, and Alasdair Allan, a former minister, said Gaelic had to be given precedence or parity in all areas of public life and the economy across Gaelic areas of the Highlands and islands. Continue read...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Education, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Scottish politics, Languages, Kate Forbes, Alasdair Allan, Gaelic


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: attendance at English schools will be 'mandatory' from September, says Williamson

Labour leader criticises government lack of leadership on schools; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 5.31pm BST The Mirror’s Dan Bloom says what Gavin Williamson said about it being “totally, totally...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Dan Bloom, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick


UK coronavirus live: Starmer says government failures stopped more pupils being back in English schools

Labour leader criticises lack of leadership; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 4.28pm BST Public Health England has published It covers the week ending on Sunday 28 June. Here’s an extract from the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Yorkshire, Leicester, Michael Heseltine


UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2m 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; Wales to partially reopen tourism sector; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 3.14pm BST Earlier I posted the figures from the governme...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, The Labour


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


UK coronavirus live: moves to ease lockdown paused in some Scottish towns after outbreaks

Scotland to relax 2-metre rule in some areas but lockdown rules will remain around some towns; getting English schools back to normal is 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 1.30pm BST This week’s Brexit talks have been concluded earlier than expected. While “useful”, David Frost, the UK chief negotiator, said they showed “significan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, David Frost, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: getting schools back to normal is critical for national recovery, Williamson tells MPs

Education secretary makes statement on guidance for schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks as they’re set to reopen in SeptemberFull story: English schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesOxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm BST According to the DfE guidance, schools should consider holding music lessons or classes outside, perhaps with...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Labour, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Richard Burgon, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: government publishes plan for all schools in England to open full time in September

Education secretary to publish guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks Oxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldLeicester outbreak driven by under-19s and workersCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST Limits on group sizes will be lifted in nurseries, childminders, and other early years providers from later this month, the Department for Education has said.As PA Media reports, early years provider...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Oxford, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Department for Education, Paul Whiteman, NAHT, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, PA Media


'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


Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters

British neoliberalism, social inequality and arrogance have left us trailing in Germany’s wake in the fight against coronavirus, argue John Green and Glyn Turton, while Jinty Nelson says the UK has been losing ground in other areas for yearsMartin Kettle is absolutely right in his comparison between Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and that of the UK (On different planets: how Germany tackled the pandemic, and Britain flailed, 24 June). But one big factor is the fact that Germany is n...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Education, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, British identity and society


Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #49 Considers Conspiracy Theories as Pop

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_049_6-13-20.mp3 Ex-philosopher Al Baker works at the UK-based Logically, a company that fights misinformation. He joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to try to answer such questions as: What's the appeal of conspiracy theories? How similar is being consumed them to being a die-hard fan of some pop culture property? What's the relation between pernicious conspiracy theories and...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, Podcasts, College, Bbc, Cia, Conspiracy Theories, Mel Gibson, Elvis, Facebook Twitter, Matt Miller, Hugh Gusterson, Craig Silverman, Karl Popper, al Baker


John Trumbull’s Famous 1818 Painting Declaration of Independence Virtually Defaced to Show Which Founding Fathers Owned Slaves

Statues of slaveholders and their defenders are falling all over the U.S., and a lot of people are distraught. What’s next? Mount Rushmore? Well… maybe no one’s likely to blow it up, but some honesty about the “extremely racist” history of Mount Rushmore might make one think twice about using it as a limit case. On the other hand, a sandblasting of the enormous Klan monument in Stone Mountain, Georgia—created earlier by Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum—seems long overdue. We are learning a lot ...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Politics, College, Washington, US, History, Atlantic, Philosophy, South, Facebook Twitter, Carolina, Jefferson, Locke, Josh Jones


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


John Cleese’s Comedically Explains the Psychological Advantages of Extremism: “It Makes You Feel Good Because It Provides You with Enemies”

Extremist: in any political squabble, and especially any online political squabble, the label is sure to get slapped on someone sooner or later. Of course, we never consider ourselves extremists: it's the parameters of acceptable political discussion that wrongly frame our entirely reasonable, truth-informed views. But what if we were to embrace the extreme? "What we never hear about extremism is its advantages," says Monty Python's John Cleese in the television advertisement above. "The...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Television, College, Russia, John Cleese, History, Bbc, United Kingdom, Monty Python, Liberal party, Seoul, Orwell, Facebook Twitter, Social Democratic Party


When Punk & Reggae Fans Launched the “Rock Against Racism” Movement and Pushed Back Against Britain’s Racist Right (1976)

The UK of the late-70s was, in many unfortunate respects, like the UK (and US) of today, with far-right attacks against West Indian and Asian immigrants becoming routine, along with increased aggression from the police. Enoch Powell’s inflammatory 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech (denounced in the papers as a naked “appeal to racial hatred) energized the far-right National Front. Nazi punks and skinheads began violent campaigns in the mid-70s. A very hot summer in 1976 saw a riot at the Not...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, UK, London, College, US, RAR, Britain, Elvis Costello, Birmingham, Public Enemy, Leeds, Enoch Powell, Eric Clapton, Nme



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