Category: Politics

Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Is Boris Johnson to blame for my dad’s death? I hope the Covid inquiry will tell me | Hannah Brady

The PM has been accused of trying to cover up mistakes in the pandemic. Now grieving families like mine will learn the truth It’s been just over two years since Dad died. That’s two years of unprocessed grief shelved in the campaign for justice, but finally the public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic has been…
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Is Boris Johnson to blame for my dad’s death? I hope the Covid inquiry will tell me | Hannah Brady

The PM has been accused of trying to cover up mistakes in the pandemic. Now grieving families like mine will learn the truth It’s been just over two years since Dad died. That’s two years of unprocessed grief shelved in the campaign for justice, but finally the public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic has been…
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Is Boris Johnson to blame for my dad’s death? I hope the Covid inquiry will tell me | Hannah Brady

The PM has been accused of trying to cover up mistakes in the pandemic. Now grieving families like mine will learn the truth It’s been just over two years since Dad died. That’s two years of unprocessed grief shelved in the campaign for justice, but finally the public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic has been…
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Ministers need to enforce fairness for females in sport – now | Mara Yamauchi

I think the new swimming policy is proportionate, robust and overdue – and hope other sports heed the call to follow suit Why does the female category in sport exist? It exists so that those born female – women and girls – can participate, compete and excel in sport that is fair and safe. Without…
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Britain’s air passengers face a turbulent summer – here’s how to tackle the chaos | Rocio Concha

Until airlines meet their obligations – or ministers force them to – travellers’ best bet is to know their rights in advance When packing for a summer holiday, the list of essentials to remember is increasing. Passport, boarding pass, sunglasses and a sensible hat are all non-negotiable. Now it seems we need rations for a…
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Children aren’t the future: where have all the young climate activists gone? | Eleanor Salter

To avoid ‘youth-washing’ politicians and corporations, young people now are more likely to coalesce around radical policies or campaigns Between 2016 and 2020, children were the vital force at the centre of the climate movement. Youth strikers organised record-breaking mass mobilisations and protests between geography and double maths. In the US, young people from the…
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Children aren’t the future: where have all the young climate activists gone? | Eleanor Salter

To avoid ‘youth-washing’ politicians and corporations, young people now are more likely to coalesce around radical policies or campaigns Between 2016 and 2020, children were the vital force at the centre of the climate movement. Youth strikers organised record-breaking mass mobilisations and protests between geography and double maths. In the US, young people from the…
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