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UK Members Of Parliament Want To Ban Arts Internships, Calling Them "Curse Of The Arts Industry"

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The report draws on the evidence submitted from people including outgoing Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette, who warned that unpaid internships were “the curse of the arts industry”. He said there was an expectation that young people will work for less than the minimum wage, which he added was a “major barrier for disadvantaged […]

Should Gay Dating Apps Display Warnings About Rape, Murder, Child Abuse? One Lawmaker Thinks So

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Manchester was the setting for the trailblazing and risqué British television show Queer as Folk. Now one of its City Councillors, former Member of Parliament John Leech, has “declared war” by name on the gay dating app Grindr, along with… Read The post Should Gay Dating Apps Display Warnings About Rape, Murder, Child Abuse? One Lawmaker Thinks So appeared first on Towleroad.

Revolutionary Guards Arrest Former Reformist MP’s Sister on Unspecified “Security Charges”

Fatemeh Haghighatjou, a former reformist member of Iran’s Parliament currently living in the United States, is desperately seeking information about her sister, Leila Haghighatjou, who was arrested on December 19, 2016 in Tehran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and is being held without access to a lawyer. “The only thing the authorities have […]

Under 30 Angela Crawley On Life After Brexit

Graphic by Nick DeSantis, Forbes staff Angela Crawley, 29, joins this year's Under 30 Law & Policy list for her workas an Member of Parliament with the Scottish National Party. In addition to her work for the Women and Equalities Committee, shecontinues to advocate on behalf of Scotland, which voted in [...]

Surprise: New V&A Director Is A Member Of Parliament

Tristram Hunt, the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, a Midlands city that's been dubbed "the Brexit capital" (66% 'leave' vote), is leaving politics to take over the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Turkey's parliament approves key articles of constitutional reform

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan.

Watch members of Turkey's parliament brawl during a debate over constitutional changes

A brawl broke out during a vote by Turkish parliament on possible changes to the country's constitution. The changes would allow President Erdogan to appoint and dismiss government ministers. Critics say the changes would fuel authoritarianism. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Robots need 'kill switches', warn Euro MPs

The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as "kill switches", European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution urging Brussels into action on automaton ethics.

Glasgow and Equal Pay

I sent a copy of yesterday's post on the fight for equal pay to all members of the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Parliament who have constituencies in the Glasgow City Council area. I am not looking for people to do anything in...Show More Summary

Italy's 5Star votes to leave Eurosceptics for Euro liberals

Italy's biggest opposition party, the populist Five Star Movement, voted Monday in favour of leaving a Eurosceptic bloc it is currently part of in the European Parliament. Party officials said a total of 78.5 percent of members who voted...Show More Summary

With Focus on Russians, Will U.S. Pay Attention to Israeli Plot on U.K. Parliament?

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment For reasons of self-preservation, the blockbuster story just hitting the headlines that an Israeli operative was plotting to whip up scandals to unseat British members of Parliament will sink like a stone.

"Mountain gave birth to a mouse: all accusations against Russia are based on ‘confidence’ and assumptions. US was sure about Hussein possessing WMD in the same way."

Tweeted Alexey Pushkov, a member of the defense and security committee of the Russian Parliament’s upper house, quoted in the NYT in "Russians Ridicule U.S. Charge That Kremlin Meddled to Help Trump."Also, this tweet, from MargaritaShow More Summary

Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Wave of Hunger Strikes Highlights Prisoners’ Plights Conservative member of Parliament Ali Motahari has publicly asked the Judiciary to review the case of ailing political prisoner Ali Shariati, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in Evin Prison. The Tehran MP made the call after a 71-day hunger strike by imprisoned […]

“George, be King”

John Nicholls (1744-1832) was a Member of Parliament from 1783 to 1787, and again from 1796 to 1802. Politically, Nicholls leaned to the left, opposing Edmund Burke and then the younger William Pitt and eventually his early ally Charles James Fox. Show More Summary

POTD: Surplus magazines used to build road

The EU Gun Ban will most likely hit in 2017, with a ban on high capacity magazines. I think politicians and Members of the EU Parliament need to take a second, a third and even a fourth look at what they’re trying to accomplish and how well it might work in legislation. Show More Summary

Kenya opposition rebukes amendments to voting law

Members of the opposition in Kenya stormed out of parliament this week, after a fight erupted during heated debate over a controversial new election bill.

Afghan police search house of parliament member after attack

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police and security officials combed through the wreckage of a member of parliament's house in Kabul on Thursday after an attack by Taliban gunmen in which at least seven people were killed.

Kuwaiti parliament mulls bill to reduce expat numbers by 2021

If adopted, a draft law submitted by five members of the Kuwaiti parliament would reduce the number of expat workers in the emirate by 800,000. According to the Kuwait Times, the bill calls for a higher national committee to oversee the reduction of expat numbers over five years, resulting in parity with the number of Kuwaiti national... Expats Blog -

Gunmen attack house of Afghan member of parliament

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the house of an Afghan member of parliament in the capital Kabul on Wednesday night, killing as many as five people, officials said.

Polish President Andrzej Duda Steps In To Mediate In Political Crisis

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has stepped in to mediate in an emerging political crisis between the government and the opposition regarding proposed new rules for the media in parliament. Tensions grew on Friday after a member of the...Show More Summary

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