House of Commons Headlines

  • Bloc leader blames Singh for creating ‘divide’ between Quebec, rest of the country on racism

    Blanchet said Singh categorized Quebec Premier François Legault as a racist because Legault wouldn't acknowledge that the province has a systemic issue.

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  • Theresa May says UK's new national security adviser has 'no proven expertise'

    Former prime minister adds to outcry over David Frost’s appointment Theresa May has launched a forthright attack upon Boris Johnson’s government for the appointment of the EU negotiator David Frost as the UK’s national security adviser. The former prime minister accused the Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove of promoting someone “with no proven expertise” to a crucial role at the heart of the UK’s safety. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • The freedom of driving -- How driverless cars curtail our joy and autonomy to serve Silicon Valley’s voracious surveillance capitalism.

    Approaching the end of this strange and absorbing book Matthew Crawford considers the last scene of the movie Thelma and Louise. Cornered by police cars and a helicopter, the two heroines commit suicide by driving their turquoise Ford Thunderbird convertible into the Grand Canyon. They decide, writes Crawford, to “exit the whole shit-show by driving off a cliff”. Then he adds, “Try that in your Waymo.” A Waymo is – or, rather, will be – the opposite of that glorious T’Bird. It is a self- driving...

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  • Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson over 'big gap' in test and trace

    Labour leader says just a third of people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been reachedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson and Keir Starmer clashed at a heated prime minister’s questions over the government’s coronavirus test-and-trace strategy and how many people had been contacted. The Labour leader used the government’s own figures to claim that just a third of people who had tested positive for coronavirus had been reached and asked for details of...

    the Guardian
  • UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs amid warnings of 'real risk' of second wave

    Open letter in British Medical Journal urges ministers to take urgent action as lockdown eases in EnglandHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Five children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineWhat the papers say about England’s lockdown easingGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.28pm BST Labour’s John Spellar asks for changes to rules relating to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act which he says discriminates...

    the Guardian
  • Public safety committee MPs to consider study of systemic police racism in Canada

    A House of Commons committee plans to meet this afternoon to consider doing a study of systemic racism in policing.

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