4 mn read The UK’s Bar Council, a body of barristers, warned the UK government on Tuesday that it risks “criminalising annoying speech” in the Policing Bill which is currently being pushed through Parliament. The Bar Council continued, saying that its proposals for “harassment in a public place” would make annoying speech a criminal offence.
3 mn read Last week, a global summit on climate change, organised by the UK, saw 35 countries come together to discuss, in the run-up to the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in November. But while an invitation was extended to China, its absence was clear. The UK’s ignored invite has been the latest stab in the political joust over human rights in recent weeks. Tim Summers, former British consulate-general in Hong Kong, said: “The tit-for-tat sanctions…have clearly damaged the UK-China relationship.”
3 mn read On Monday, in one of the deadliest days since the military coup began in Myanmar, at least 20 people were killed in the city of Yangon. The latest killings have taken the death toll to at least 130. “It is like living in a war zone, in which only one side has guns, and every day is more willing to use them against innocent protesters,” a spokesperson from human rights NGO Freedom of Expression Myanmar (FEM) told Eat News.
4 mn read 1.5 million young women have lost income since the pandemic began in the UK, with working mothers paying a “particularly high price”, charity Young Women’s Trust told Eat News. More than a third of women who are single parents said they had skipped meals to just make ends meet, research by the UK-based women’s charity found.
2 mn read President-elect Biden’s victory grants a positive change for the majority of American’s who voted him into office. And with millions celebrating, it is difficult to imagine those left wondering, ‘what’s next?’ But among those wondering, are those in the UK. Amidst a pandemic-struck economy, PM Boris Johnson pushed the UK to rely heavily on a US-UK trade deal during post-Brexit relations.
3 mn read People in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong generally support the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States because Trump’s policies towards Communist China have made it unnecessary for neighbouring countries to appease China. Who’s anti-Communist China, Trump or Biden?