England goes into full lockdown and within days the data that put it there is being ripped apart. The US presidential standoff gets uglier as President Trump alleges widespread fraud and Europe faces serious conflict over political Islam in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.
As European countries are locking down again in the face of the pandemic, we discover the previously secret UK government advice directing its actions as we go into the predicted second wave. Plus, we review the week’s news and discuss the downsides of campaigns to feed hungry children.
In this round-up of the week, the final presidential debate takes place against the backdrop of highly partisan media reporting. The UK throws more areas into Covid lockdown and the data shows that the coronavirus doesn’t after all care about the colour of your skin.
In this round-up of the week, the UK government says ‘no’ to the scientists over Covid lockdowns, supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett outrages many with her comments on climate change, and both social media giants and the police are ramping up the policing of speech. Covers Kamala Harris's question on climate change, the action by police against David Starkey and Darren Grimes, the action by Twitter and Facebook against the New York Post article on Hunter Biden, and Boris Johnson's turning down the SAGE recommendation for a circuit-breaker lockdown against Covid-19.
In this round-up of the week, following the vice presidents debate we ask what we learned from the two candidates who are actually able to speak in complete sentences, and why the debate format is so bad. We ask whether President Trump is really as recovered and healthy as he says he is, And Britain and Europe prepare for yet more Covid-19 lockdowns in spite of the growing chorus of criticism.
In this round-up of the week, President Trump tests positive for Covid-19 and suddenly everything is up in the air. While that’s happening, the response to the pandemic and the actions of the WHO are devastating the poorest people in the world. And the BBC is under fire from all directions.
In this round-up of the week, the UK tightens and Belgium relaxes their lockdowns even though their Covid-19 figures are the same. America descends further into turmoil with the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Trump administration's plan to appoint her replacement,, and China's Xi Jinping surprises the world by announcing it will commit to net zero carbon by 2060.
In this round-up of the week, It’s all about the art of the deal! President Trump celebrates a major breakthrough in the middle east, Boris Johnson stares into the abyss with the EU and meanwhile Covid testing chaos sweeps the world.
In this round-up of the week, Britain takes action against a covid-19 second wave even though there’s no sign of a second wave, President Trump shuts down government training about how white people are irredeemably racist and the UK citizen’s assembly tells government what to do about climate change.