Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: UK

Johnson does Downing Street: Booze, lies and playacting

Johnson is part of a privileged cozy class (Eton to Oxbridge to Whitehall) that feels themselves exempt from moral duties, social obligations and legal restrictions.

‘Twisting words’: UK oil industry and business department using Climate Change...

Oil & Gas UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have been taking the CCC’s advice “out of context” when discussing new North Sea projects, say campaigners.

How politicians and lobby groups tried—and failed—to co-opt legitimate concerns over...

Alongside the broad church of earnest opposition, disparate political interests adopted a series of talking points against the schemes for their own gain.

Coca-Cola biggest offender of all branded pollution on UK beaches, new...

"Serial offenders including Coca-Cola—which tops the leader board year on year as the worst offender—are still not taking responsibility."

British Airways nearly as polluting as all vans on UK roads...

Possible is calling for a “progressive tax” on aviation such as a frequent flyer levy that would increase taxes on flights the more someone flies in a given year.

UK judge denies US request to extradite Assange

“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.”

UK regulators give okay to use psychedelic drug to treat depression...

"We think this could be a treatment for a number of depressive disorders besides major depression, including PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and possibly some types of substance abuse."

UK proposes ban on live animal exports for slaughter

"Today marks a major step forward in delivering on our manifesto commitment to end live exports for slaughter."

UK halts fracking, effective immediately

"Fracking moratorium is thanks to years and years and years of work by local communities, campaigners and fierce political pressure."

Protests across Britain against Johnson’s suspension of parliament

“We're fighting for democracy and for a society that works for the 99 percent, not the elites that Trump and Johnson serve.”

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Exploring the consequences of the urban-rural cultural divide in America

There are many political and cultural differences that push false narratives.

Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold...

Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found.  Public health and...

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies

Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world’s climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading...