Looking for: new UN Secretary General, must have GSOH

Looking for: new UN Secretary General, must have GSOH

For the first time in the history of the UN public General Assembly (GA) hearings were held to elect the next UN Secretary General, during which candidates were asked nearly 800 questions over the course of three days.   Nine candidates are competing to replace Ban Ki Moon as the...

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EU retaliates in visa restrictions spat with US

As part of an ongoing investigation, the European Commision is assessing a “lack of visa reciprocity with the US, Canada, and Brunei” which could see restrictions on American tourists visiting Europe.   Britain is one of the European countries that benefits under the US visa waiver along with  “Full reciprocity”...

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Google and the EU referendum problem

At a recent policy discussion hosted by the Think Tank Demos, panelists discussed their concerns that the governments and political institutions like the EU are not equipped to deal with the “future of the internet.” In particular, Eva Pascoe, Co-Founder of Internet think tank Cybersalon, explained that companies like Google...

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John Curtice – King of the Polls

  Interviewed by Henry Tobias Jones Prof John Curtice is the King of the Polls. He was the lone voice to successfully predict the outcome of the 2015 general election and along with his team at NatCen he is the polling expert.   KCW Today spoke with Curtice about the...

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Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

The hot topics have continued to be the London Mayoral election, the EU referendum, David Cameron’s pending reshuffle of his Cabinet and the US Presidential elections. Of the four, only London has been resolved with Sadiq Khan easing out Zac Goldsmith in what was an increasingly bitter and below the...

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Labour attacks Zac’s “bleak campaign”

Labour mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, has criticised Zac Goldsmith’s ‘bleak’ campaign, warning Londoners can’t afford four more years of a Tory Mayor. Despite the fact that many of #BackZac2016’s core voters have accused the campaign of “lacking teeth”, in the lead up to the 5th May elections, Labour have launched...

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Labour accuses Zac of “bleak” and “racist” campaign

The Labour Party has criticised what they have called Zac Goldsmith’s “bleak” and  “racist” campaign, warning Londoners can’t afford four more years of a Tory Mayor.   Despite the fact that many of #BackZac2016’s core voters have accused the campaign of “lacking teeth”, Labour has today begun a wave of attacks...

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RBKC council leader’s “special allowance” the highest in the country

Last year Nicholas Paget-Brown, Lead Councillor for Kensington & Chelsea, received £54,769, the highest special responsibility allowance of any councillor in the country, despite the council’s overall reduction of allowances expenditures.   After a freedom of information request made by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, it was discovered that Cllr Paget-Brown’s annual...

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David Cameron’s ‘vision’ for schools

  The Prime Minister will begin to implement his manifesto pledge, made at the Tory party conference last autumn, to transform thousands of schools in England into  academies. Academies operate outside of local authority control and get money directly from the central government.   The Department for Education is expected...

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Which one is the Green candidate?

At the London 2016 mayoral hustings organized in early March by The Green Alliance, Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon, and Sian Berry were all asked: “What the next mayor can do to improve our capital?”   Such was the level of agreement about their collective Green policies that, about...

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