Shunning EU science programmes will allow us to embrace world-class scientific collaboration

13 Oct

The below is co-authored by Professor Keith Lewis, a Director of Sciovis. Sir Paul Nurse has regularly written and appeared on the BBC describing what a disaster it will be for British science when we leave the EU and that this would clearly be worse if we exited without a deal. Amongst his reasons is […]

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Next week’s Canadian election could deal the UK a new post-Brexit ally

13 Oct

There are only a few more days of campaigning left in the Canadian general election, with a strictly managed campaign period of 36 days culminating next Monday with the country going to the polls. This might seem a far distance from Brexit, where deadlock and delays have led to a seemingly never-ending saga. However, with […]

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Guido Hears Lee Rowley and Sarah Newton to Give Loyal Address Tomorrow

13 Oct

Guido hears that Lee Rowley and Sarah Newton will be the Tory MPs delivering the traditional Loyal Address tomorrow, which open the Commons’ State Opening debate. The Loyal Addresses are traditionally funny… Rowley is a Labour-defeating, son-of-a-milkman sound Thatcherite Brexiteer; while Newton is a Lib Dem-facing South-Western MP, who will provide a softer touch. The […]

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Faith is always blind

13 Oct

The first novel I remember reading is “The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”, shortly after it came out in 1979. I was 12, and it had a huge and lasting effect on me – it was the first thing that made me want to be a writer, an…

Marr Falsely Attacks Patel for Laughing at Industry Warning

13 Oct

Interviewing Priti Patel this morning, Andrew Marr began reading out a letter sent from major industry players to the Government on a potential no-deal Brexit. Whilst reading the letter out, Marr looked up and accused Patel of ‘laughing’ – even though she clearly was not.  Immediately Twitter jumped on the clip, attacking the Home Secretary […]

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Dealing with the past

13 Oct

A discussion on how to deal with the past was held as part of a concluding reflection on the Holywell Trust’s series of Forward Together podcasts.  The panel was author Julieann Campbell, the commentator Denis Bradley (who was co-chair of the Consultative Group on the Past and former deputy chair of the Northern Ireland Policing Board) and Maureen Hetherington of the Junction, plus myself as the person who conducted the interviews for the 35 podcasts. This podcast also includes a … Read more