Green Party

If air pollution is deforming sperm, will men finally take it seriously?

Links between pollution and other conditions are already proven. Maybe the heterosexual men who run the world might pay attention this time<p>• Jenny Jones is a former chair of the Green party<p>There is nothing like the image of deformed sperm to grab the attention of male politicians. The tentative …

Opinion

Why it was never 'fake news' to say that Tory MPs voted against animal sentience

Unlike slogans pasted on the side of a bus, there is one statement that will remain unchanged even in these most uncertain of Brexit times: we Brits …

Brexit

London mayor to draw up charter regulating pseudo-public space

Sadiq Khan will set out responsibilities for owners of public spaces after Guardian investigation which uncovered growing corporate control of parks and squares<p>Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London<p>The mayor of London will draw up a new charter regulating the management of …

Sadiq Khan

Donations to the Tories are greater than those to ALL other parties

Donations to the Conservatives in three months to the end of September outstripped those to all the other political parties, according to the latest …

Birmingham, UK

UK law 'to recognise animal feelings'

<b>Ministers are considering how to amend UK law to recognise animal sentience after Brexit, Michael Gove says.</b><p>The environment secretary also said leaving the EU would allow the UK to crack down on puppy smuggling and the live export of animals for slaughter.<p>Last week MPs voted not to incorporate part …

Brexit

No, MPs did not pass a vote saying animals can’t feel pain or emotion

MPs voted on Monday against a move that would have officially recognised the fact that animals are sentient beings in British law.<p>Several groups - …

Brexit

Sexual violence specialist brought into parliament after harassment allegations are made against MPs

A sexual violence specialist has been brought into parliament to advise parties on the creation of a new independent grievance procedure in the wake of a series of sexual harassment allegations against MPs.<p>Dr Helen Mott is offering a cross party group of MPs specific guidance relating to rape and …

Feminism

MP 'sets the record straight' on claims Government does not recognise that animals have feelings

BOLTON'S Tory MP has denied accusations that the Government does not recognise that animals can feel pain and experience emotions.<p>Chris Green has …

Manchester

Amber Rudd takes HIV test to reduce stigma

<b>The home secretary and a host of cross-party MPs have been tested for HIV - to encourage others to do the same.</b><p>Amber Rudd took the blood test with Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Labour's Liz Kendall to promote National HIV Testing Week.<p>The Terrence …

Public Health

Wind 'blowing in right direction' for December Brexit progress

British and EU negotiators are moving closer to thrashing out a deal over the so-called ‘Brexit bill’ as optimism rises on both sides of a deal in December that will open the door to trade talks, senior EU and UK sources have both told The Telegraph.<p>While sources on both sides confirmed “we are not …

Brexit

Twitter delivers its verdict on Hammond’s Budget

<i>By Carolina Are</i><p>REACTION to Philip Hammond’s Budget was as strong on line as it was in the House of Commons. The City Post collated the best tweets …

Brexit

Treasury's Own Analysis Reveals Budget Will Hit Poorer Households Hardest Long-Term

Many families will end up worse off.<p>EMPICS Entertainment<p>Long-term budget decisions made by the government will hit poorer families hardest, analysis …

Economics

Waiting for Trudeau: Clarenville crowds await PM for Bonavista byelection bump for Rogers

Churence Rogers is the Liberal candidiate in the Bonavista-Burin-Trinity byelection<p>Justin Trudeau is braving rain and high winds in Clarenville to …

Canada

Site C might be past the point of no return

When Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced the parameters of a judicial inquiry into the problem-plagued Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project this week, it wasn't difficult imagining a similar autopsy being performed on a similar venture on the other side of the country some day …

John Horgan

Regulating GMOs: time to move forward

<b>It’s time to move regulation of genetic modification forward. The current set-up is temporary and unsound. We use a risk-based approach for almost</b> …

Agriculture

The Budget Is A Chance To Take Real Action On Air Pollution

We all have the right to trust the air we breathe<p>Toby Melville / Reuters<p>When it comes to having choices life in Britain appears at first to be …

Pollution

Green Party to descend on Home Office and demand Governmnent categorises misogyny as a hate crime

ES News Email<p>Green Party activists are set to descend on the Home Office on Thursday, demanding that misogyny is categorised as a hate …

Feminism

MPs face the dilemma of figuring out who to invite to election debates and who to leave out

Minister wants MPs to pursue, suggest inclusion criteria for federal election debates<p>MPs studying the creation of an independent commission to …

Elections

Angela Merkel is on the ropes. Here are her options.

The German chancellor is suddenly vulnerable.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel, long Europe’s most boringly stable leader, is facing a political predicament that could cost her her job.<p>Late Sunday evening, almost two full months after Germany’s national elections, Merkel announced that she had failed …

Germany

Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition from Conservative Party

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm<p>The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of …

Cannabis

A Syrian Refugee Family Watched Their Hopes for Reunion Dim Along with Angela Merkel's Political Future

On Monday morning, as they watched German Chancellor Angela Merkel announce her failure to form a new government, the Alsaho family of Syrian …

World News

Asian shares advance as Wall Street regains ground

TOKYO – Asian shares rose Tuesday after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight amid subdued trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to finish at 22,416.48, while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.1 percent to 2,530.70. Hong Kong's …

Markets

What's your reaction to the political situation in Germany?

Angela Merkel has failed to create a coalition government. We’d like you to share your thoughts and hopes for the future of Germany<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel has failed to forge a coalition between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), the …

Germany

Euro and oil fall as Merkel coalition bid fails

World markets spluttered, irked by the failure of German coalition talks which sent the euro and the price of oil lower.<p>The withdrawal of the small …

News (Ireland)

Alberta Party declines to run candidate in Calgary-Lougheed byelection

Party says it plans to direct party resources to 'dynamic and successful' leadership election<p>An upcoming byelection with three provincial party …

Canada

Environmental campaigners welcome High Court precedent

News (Ireland)

Lena Dunham's controversies, from wishing she had abortion to defending accused rapist

Lena Dunham's controversial comments defending a “Girls” writer accused of raping an underage girl made headlines last week, but it’s far from the first time her words have caused an uproar. The actress, author and producer is no stranger to controversy, and she’s often had to apologize for the …

Feminism

Germans have to get behind Merkel right now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a coalition government has unsettled Europe. For the first time in more than a decade, there are …

Germany

MPs vote 'that animals cannot feel pain or emotions' in Brexit debate

MPs have voted to reject the idea animals can feel pain and emotion while debating the EU withdrawal bill.<p>The government caused uproar among …

Brexit

Here’s what Germany’s political turmoil means for global markets - MarketWatch

German equities rose, but the euro was left shaken on Monday, as investors attempt to divine what Germany’s political turmoil—and the uncertain fate …

Economy