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A letter from Mikaela Loach

A letter from Mikaela who moved from Columbia to the UK, catching up with old friends and trying to keep up with the ridiculous chaos that is politics in the UK .

What happened over the weekend in the weekend of 2022 12-14 November

If you would have missed the news over the weekend of 12-14 November, here is a summary of some news events that should be allowed to grab your attention.

The Telegraph 2022 September 05 – 11

September 05 By Danny Boyle After seven weeks, the Tory leadership contest comes to a close today – and Liz Truss is widely expected to win the race. We look at what she will do if she becomes Britain’s new prime minister. Truss could freeze bills to avoid energy ‘Armageddon’ By lunchtime, we will knowContinue reading “The Telegraph 2022 September 05 – 11”

Only time will tell if Britain’s new PM has what it takes to confront the biggest crisis of all

Fiona Harvey After a torrid summer of extreme heat, drought and raw sewage on the beaches, forming a suitable background to two months of political brawling, the hard-fought campaign to be the next prime minister of the UK finally ended this week. Liz Truss, the former foreign secretary, took up residence in Downing Street onContinue reading “Only time will tell if Britain’s new PM has what it takes to confront the biggest crisis of all”

The Guardian 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 Revealed / ‘Disturbing’ race divide in cancer patients’ wait times in England Exclusive: analysis of 126,000 cases over a decade shows black and Asian people face longer delays   A damning review of the world’s largest primary care database by the University of Exeter and the Guardian discovered minority ethnic patients wait longerContinue reading “The Guardian 2022 August 29 – September 04”

Indy for the 4th week of August 2022: Andrew Tate is toast

Andrew Tate is toast. The controversial influencer known for his outspoken comments on women, has been nuked from so many social media platforms now that people are imagining new online spaces he can be banned from. (One of his final acts as a TikTok user appears to have been shooting his shot with a USContinue reading “Indy for the 4th week of August 2022: Andrew Tate is toast”

The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Care homes / Staffing crisis leaves many English care home residents’ basic needs unmet Vulnerable people left alone in rooms for 24 hours a day and denied showers for a week as vacancies rise to 165,000 Thousands of vulnerable people are suffering inadequate care as severe staffing shortages in previously good care homesContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022

During Brexit negotiations, it was clear that the UK was not willing to pay the painful economic price Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Britain must show the EU it’s not all talk and no trousers when it comes to ‘no deal’ Britain is yet to follow through on a single “no deal” threat it has madeContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

The Independent looking at the 3rd week of August 2022

August 15 Keir Starmer unveils £29bn Labour plan to freeze energy price cap Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer today unveils his plan to freeze the energy price cap, vowing that his party “wouldn’t let people pay a penny more” on their gas and electricity bills this winter.   Halting price rises in both October andContinue reading “The Independent looking at the 3rd week of August 2022”

The Guardian looking at the third week of August 2022

Whilst the Kremlin is trying to do something unprecedented: to steal another state’s nuclear reactor, the West feels the results of the different sanctions because of the war, in its purse, presenting Europe with a cost of living crisis.