NEWS DIGEST 20.06.2021: Former UK parliament speaker Bercow defects to Labour, other UK stories

Good morning, and happy Father’s Day to those celebrating. Our news today is from our newest current affairs source, NewsNow. Former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, 58, has defected from the Conservative Party to Labour. Commenting on … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 20.06.2021: Former UK parliament speaker Bercow defects to Labour, other UK stories

NEWS DIGEST 08.05.2021: UK’s Labour Party suffer shocking defeats in local elections

Good morning. This Saturday our news will come via Google News. As polls are being counted in the UK after yesterday’s local elections, the Labour party is still smarting after suffering several defeats in councils across the country, including losing … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.05.2021: UK’s Labour Party suffer shocking defeats in local elections

NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

Good morning. Our news today comes from Google News. The UK’s opposition Labour Party has said it will not seek major changes to the post-Brexit relationship of the UK with its EU neighbours, the party’s leader Keir Starmer told The … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

NEWS DIGEST 30.11.2020: UK PM readies new coronavirus tier system as rebellion heats up

Good morning!. Today’s news article is brought to you by Google News. The British prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged to pour extra funds into pubs, restaurants and other entertainment venues affected by the country’s two lockdowns and the coronavirus … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.11.2020: UK PM readies new coronavirus tier system as rebellion heats up

NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

  This weekend begins with a digest from Google News. BBC News says that teachers and ministers in the UK have been asked to stop ‘squabbling’ over the Government’s planned partial re-opening of schools in early June for key year … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

  Today’s bulletin is brought to you by Facebook. International charity UNICEF is warning of the ‘double emergency’ being created by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. It is becoming more difficult for charities like UNICEF to bring life assistance … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

BACK WITH MUM & DAD: UK Govt. plans to scrap housing benefit for under-25s

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition which currently run the United Kingdom (and running amok through the Houses of Parliament) have been a difficult lot to be governed by. As the country picks itself up and dusts itself down after being run over by the global recession of 2008, the politicians of the blue rosette have been at pains to usher in a new era of  ‘austerity Britain’. As the ‘Big Society’ ideals of the uneasy political marriage of convenience (some have dubbed the Con-Dems) surely come to fruit, David Cameron, the prime minister, has insisted that everyone must make sacrifices to … Continue reading BACK WITH MUM & DAD: UK Govt. plans to scrap housing benefit for under-25s