"I don't think there'll be any real threat to his position," Steven Fielding, professor of political history at the University of Nottingham, tells Newsweek. "Next week is all about venting, backbenchers want to air their frustrations and make it known to Johnson they don't like what is happening - but there is light at the end of the tunnel with news of a vaccine on the horizon, and I think that light will save him." … [Read more...] about How Much Patience Do the Conservatives Have Left With Boris Johnson?
Before entering the Treasury, Sunak met the government’s then head of propriety and ethics, Helen MacNamara, to decide what needed to be declared, a government source said. MacNamara reviewed the interests of Sunak and Murty and confirmed at the time, and again recently, that she was satisfied with what had been registered. Sir Alex Allan, the former independent adviser on minister’s interests, also approved the disclosures, according to the source. … [Read more...] about Huge wealth of Rishi Sunak’s family not declared in ministerial register
Security officials have also underscored that undercover agents should be legally allowed to commit certain crimes, like infiltrating a suspected terrorist group. They also cite the averted 2018 plot by a Daesh* supporter to bomb Downing Street and kill the prime minister as an example, as undercover operatives were authorised to commit crimes. … [Read more...] about UK Ministers Face Opposition Over ‘Rushed’ Bill to Update ‘License to Kill’ for MI5 Agents
Yet control is once again looking somewhat tenuous. Huge amounts of this week have been dedicated to gaslighting the nation that, last week, no one in a position of power said “herd immunity” out loud. And yet, they did. Meanwhile, Dominic Cummings, high priest of the 20,000-word blog, can tell you everything about what the Manhattan Project taught us, but he seemingly can’t work out that if you let a “London will be imminently locked down” story go viral for 18 hours before you deny it, then people WILL physically fight over bogroll. Nurses coming off 48-hour shifts WILL cry in videos because they can’t buy anything in the shops. I guess Cummings is interested in behavioural science in the way I’m interested in Olympic figure skating. Which is to say, I like it, but I’m unbelievably, lethally shit at it. … [Read more...] about When Johnson says we’ll turn the tide in 12 weeks, it’s just another line for the side of a bus
We call the coastal plain, Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” Since time immemorial, we have had a spiritual, physical and cultural connection to the Porcupine caribou. The caribou have the longest land migration of any animal on the planet. Every year, the caribou travel thousands of miles through Canada and Alaska to the coastal plain where they give birth to up to 40,000 calves in a two-week period. This area is so sacred to us that we never step foot there, even in times of extreme famine. … [Read more...] about As Gwich’in, we will never stop fighting for our land