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Don’t know who to vote for? Here’s a very simple guide to what each party is promising | Politics News

Don’t know who to vote for? Here’s a very simple guide to what each party is promising | Politics News

[ad_1] Pledges and promises are coming thick and fast from every party as the general election approaches.  Struggling to keep up with who is saying what? Here is a summary of where the main parties stand on major issues. For a more in-depth look at what each party has pledged, scour our manifesto checker. Tax Image: Pic: iStock Conservatives – They have promised to knock another 2p off national insurance, so by 2027 workers would pay 6% of their earnings between £12,570 and £50,270. The party says its ambition is to get rid of national insurance completely, which they have pledged to do for self-employed workers by the end of the next parliament. They have also promised a “triple lock plus” for pensioners, meaning they would raise the tax-free pension allowance every year, so pensioners do not end up having to pay income tax on their state pension. Labour – It has pledged not to raise taxes “for working people”, with no increase in the basic, higher, or additional rates of income tax, national insurance, …

Between hollow rhetoric and war: how sanctions work – and why they often don’t | US foreign policy

Between hollow rhetoric and war: how sanctions work – and why they often don’t | US foreign policy

[ad_1] In the year 432BCE, the Athenian empire sought to teach its smaller neighbour, Megara, a punitive lesson after various acts of defiance. Instead of going to war, which would break the peace with Sparta, Athens took the novel path of blocking the Megarians from using all the ports in the region. It was known as the Megarian decree, and it was arguably the first recorded case of economic sanctions. It was also a failure, at least when it came to fending off a conflict. The Peloponnesian war, pitting Athens against Sparta, erupted a year later, and some ancient historians believe it was triggered by the Megarian sanctions. It set a pattern for millenia to come. Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, a comprehensive survey published first in 1985 and updated since then, found that since the first world war, state efforts at economic coercion succeeded only about a third of the time at achieving a range of aims, from “modest policy changes” to “disruption of military adventures” to regime change. Defining success can be complicated and subjective. …

‘You don’t forget these things’: Symi’s residents on aftermath of Michael Mosley’s death | Michael Mosley

‘You don’t forget these things’: Symi’s residents on aftermath of Michael Mosley’s death | Michael Mosley

[ad_1] “Thank God we found him.” Seated in his black leather office chair, surrounded by icons, oil paintings, photographs, medals and models ships, Lefteris Papakalodoukas, Symi’s longtime mayor, is clearly relieved. It’s 9am and almost 24 hours have elapsed since the body of the TV presenter Michael Mosley was found lying in a gulley of rocks and thistle only metres from the sea, beneath the perimeter fence of a beach bar. If the health guru had not collapsed from what is widely believed to be heat- exacerbated exhaustion – two hours after setting out on what should have been an easy walk – he might have made it to the turquoise waters that engulf Ayia Marina. Which is why, barely a day later, Papakalodoukas’s relief is tainted with remorse. The mayor was among the first to lay eyes on Mosley – in images captured by a Greek camera operator working for the state channel ERT – but the outcome is not what he, or anyone on Symi, would have wished. “What we had all hoped …

‘We don’t disappear after 30’: the Old Lesbians telling a century’s worth of raw, revealing stories | LGBTQ+ rights

‘We don’t disappear after 30’: the Old Lesbians telling a century’s worth of raw, revealing stories | LGBTQ+ rights

[ad_1] Two women who met as teenagers, fell in love, and stayed together for 69 years – spending all but the last decade of their relationship in the closet. A woman who, in her 70s, finally decided to come out to two friendly lesbian strangers she saw together at the grocery store. One woman, born in 1918, who found herself in a lesbian bar one day, not knowing such a thing existed, and finally felt at home. These are all stories pulled from the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP), a catalogue of more than 900 interviews with lesbian seniors in the US. Arden Eversmeyer, a retired Houston schoolteacher who devoted her retired years to campaigning for visibility for older lesbians, who she felt were missing from the cultural discussion, began interviewing women in 1998. She grew a team of interviewers – all of them also old lesbians, as they call themselves – to travel around the country speaking to women. These transcripts, audio recordings, and photos of the subjects live in an archive at …

Dining across the divide: ‘I don’t think she recognised how much things have improved, like pollution’ | Life and style

Dining across the divide: ‘I don’t think she recognised how much things have improved, like pollution’ | Life and style

[ad_1] Bob, 76, Portishead Occupation Retired, former IT director Voting record Conservative in the last general election, but stood as an independent councillor, believing independents are better on local issues Amuse bouche Has a model railway, but is more interested in cars and motorsport Zuhura, 40, Oxford Occupation Campaign director Voting record Labour, Labour, Labour Amuse bouche Lived on a boat for seven years with a cat called Captain Fishfingers For starters Bob Zuhura was a very pleasant lady, she wasn’t in any way aggressive or argumentative. Zuhura Bob was a nice, pleasant, ordinary person. I thought he would be quite patronising and smarmy, and he wasn’t either of those things. Bob I don’t normally eat at midday, so I had a child’s portion of gammon and chips, and an ice-cream. Zuhura I had a mushroom on sourdough, fish and chips, and a slice of cheesecake. Bob went for the gammon, which I thought would be quite funny if he was gammon-y. But he wasn’t. The big beef Bob She was adamant that large cars should be taxed very highly to deter people from having …

Ruth Langsford says ‘I don’t see it’ as she hits back at fans’ comment as she distances herself from Eamonn Holmes split

Ruth Langsford says ‘I don’t see it’ as she hits back at fans’ comment as she distances herself from Eamonn Holmes split

[ad_1] Ruth Langsford was quick to hit back following a comment on one of her latest social media posts as she distances herself from news of her split from husband Eamonn Holmes. The former This Morning duo announced they had gone their separate ways after 14 years of marriage last month. The pair married in June 2010 and have one son, Jack, who was born in 2002. Their wedding, after 13 years of dating, was attended by TV presenters Gloria Hunniford and Jeremy Kyle, EastEnders actress Zoe Lucker and former champion boxer Barry McGuigan. A statement issued on May 25 about the pair’s marriage read: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.” READ MORE: Ryan and Adam Thomas say ‘dream comes true’ as they issue statement on joint career move after Strictly and Dancing on Ice Join our WhatsApp Top Stories and Breaking News group by clicking this link But seemingly carrying on as normal, Ruth took to social media on Sunday (June …

US and China don’t need a third party to help with problems in relationship: Ng Eng Hen

US and China don’t need a third party to help with problems in relationship: Ng Eng Hen

[ad_1] He highlighted that the differences between the two nations will last “quite long”, pointing to the fundamental difference in their political systems. The US is a democracy while China is ruled by the Communist Party.  “There are bound to be differences. It’s not going to go away overnight. So, we have to find some level of accommodation, some level of progress despite the differences over the next few decades.” Dr Ng added that he does not think a small country can balance big powers. While it may be an aspiration to hope for, the country would be “put to the test” if these powers exert pressure. “Our approach is really to convince the powers to be, whether they’re big, middle or otherwise, that it is to their collective interest to have a system that protects the rights of large and small powers … and to be inclusive to avoid military alliances (and) trade blocs,” said the defence minister.  LEARNING THE WESTERN STYLE Dr Ng also shared his observations on how Chinese representatives have learnt …

Victoria Derbyshire Leaves Minister Squirming As She Explains Why Young People Don’t Vote Tory

Victoria Derbyshire Leaves Minister Squirming As She Explains Why Young People Don’t Vote Tory

[ad_1] AFP Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’ if Western arms strike Russia President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that there would be “serious consequences” if Western countries allowed Ukraine to use their weapons to strike targets in Russia, as sought by Kyiv.The warning came as French President Emmanuel Macron said Kyiv should be allowed to “neutralise” Russian military bases from where Kremlin troops are firing missiles into Ukraine, and as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the world not to tire of the war.Putin’s comments came after some NATO members as well as the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg have called to allow Ukraine to use their arms to step up attacks on Russian soil, after more than two years of war.”This constant escalation can lead to serious consequences,” Putin said during a visit to Uzbekistan.”In Europe, especially in small countries, they should be aware of what they are playing with,” he said, noting that many European countries had “small territory” and a “dense population”.”And this factor, which they should keep in mind before they talk about striking deep …

‘You don’t forget as a mother’: the British parents finally reunited with their stillborn babies | Bereavement

‘You don’t forget as a mother’: the British parents finally reunited with their stillborn babies | Bereavement

[ad_1] As late as the 1990s, healthcare professionals assumed that if a parent saw their stillborn baby or established any kind of connection with them this would only deepen their grief. As a result, thousands of babies were abruptly taken from their parents, denying them the chance to say goodbye. Many were buried in mass graves across the country – but parents were often told different or conflicting stories. Most did not know where their children were laid to rest. Charities such as Brief Lives Remembered, run by Paula Jackson, help bereaved parents find the graves of their stillborn children. Here are some of those parents who were reunited with their lost ones. Michelle and Richard Jones Michelle Jones, 62, delivered a stillborn son, Christopher, in February 1981. She had visited the GP shortly before concerned she could no longer feel him kicking. The GP at the time reassured her that he could detect a heartbeat. Later, after experiencing significant pains while out shopping and being violently sick, she went to hospital and was taken …

Damien Hirst and the dates that don’t add up – podcast | News

Damien Hirst and the dates that don’t add up – podcast | News

[ad_1] The Guardian investigative reporter Maeve McClenaghan tells Today in Focus host Michael Safi about four Damien Hirst sculptures that were made by preserving animals in formaldehyde that appear to have been dated by his company to the 1990s even though they were made in 2017. Hirst also produced 10,000 paintings for a series called The Currency, each comprising colourful hand-painted dots on A4 paper. It was born from the idea of creating a form of money from art. At least 1,000 paintings that Hirst said were “made in 2016” were created several years later, McClenaghan has also found. Art critic Jonathan Jones tells Safi about the impact that Hirst had on his career. In creating sculptures backdated to the days when Hirst’s art electrified the world, Jones believes the former Young British Artist has cast doubt on his youthful legacy and destroyed belief in his creative future. Photograph: Paul Quezada-Neiman/Alamy Support The Guardian The Guardian is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need …