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3 June 2020 – today’s press releases

1 Day ago Politics Source: Libdemvoice.org

Welsh Lib Dems welcome plans for phased school re-opening China is being wilfully ignorant with Hong Kong response Govt not clear on legal powers to implement local lockdowns Govt must not risk going backwards on containing COVID-19 MPs need to... read more

1.1 million more people face poverty at end of 2020 as a result of coronavirus

1 Day ago Politics Source: Mirror.co.uk

The number of children in poverty could jump by 200,000, taking the total to 4.5 million, according to an analysis by the IPPR think tank read more

British zoos 'at risk of extinction' after being told to remain closed

1 Day ago Politics Source: News.sky.com

Zoos across the UK who have been told to remain closed despite the easing of some lockdown measures say they are at "risk of extinction" as fears continue to grow for animals and staff. read more

Alok Sharma: Cabinet minister tested for virus after being taken ill

1 Day ago Politics Source: Bbc.co.uk

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell during a debate. read more

What Has Rob Halfon Swept Away?

1 Day ago Politics Source: Feedproxy.google.com

Rob Halfon has been doing the media rounds a lot over the last few days, drawing attention to a curious glove puppet on his bookcase. Children’s TV character Sweep could be seen behind the Education Select Committee Chair on today’s episode of... read more

A maritime mystery: What has been causing ships to sail in circles?

1 Day ago Politics Source: News.sky.com

In the early hours of Sunday 31 May, senior officers aboard the oil tanker Willowy were called to the bridge to be told that their ship and four others in its vicinity were mysteriously sailing in circles, unable to steer, and on course to converge. read more

Britain’s racist institutions need to learn that black lives matter

1 Day ago Politics Source: Leftfootforward.org

On how our justice system is failing black people. read more

‘All animals are equal’: the relationship between the Cummings row and public trust in democracy

1 Day ago Politics Source: Feedproxy.google.com

The UK public voluntarily agreed to give up fundamental rights and liberties in the fight against COVID-19 on the assumption that this suspension applied to everyone – in other words, that governance remained democratic, writes Dimitris Skleparis.... read more