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Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Comment, Immigration, Investigations, Politics, Specials
The European Broadcasting Union, organisers of yearly journalism conference News Xchange, faced heavy criticism this week for giving a platform to the highly divisive figure, Stephen K. Bannon- Voice of London's Memuna Konteh, reports from the conference. Bannon is the ex-chief campaign adviser for President Donald Trump who, since leaving that job has made it his mission to aid national populist movements in Europe; applying the same principles used to help win Trump the White House two years ago. He is also the former editor of syndicated news outlet Breitbart News, whom under Bannon's editorial eye, published headlines such as " Gay rights have made us dumber, it's time to get back in the closet". Many delegates and speakers pulled out of this year’s conference in protest of Bann
Brexit countdown: what’s next?

Brexit countdown: what’s next?

Brexit, Investigations, Specials
With Prime Minister Theresa May facing a prospect of no confidence following MPs resignations and the dispute over the Brexit withdrawal agreement draft, negotiations are becoming more intense and challenging than ever.  Related post: #BrexitChaos:20 MPs voting no confidence in May but Gove stays The official departure of Britain from the EU is scheduled for 29 March, 2019. For this to happen, the British government must hold a vote in the House of Commons before Christmas and outline the future relationship with the EU in terms of borders, money and laws. What's covered so far in the deal? The document will legally make the UK pay a divorce settlement of at least £39 bn. to cover the contributions to the current EU budget and other related financial commitments.  Citizens' rights
Who are the MPs that resigned following #Brexit?

Who are the MPs that resigned following #Brexit?

Featured, Investigations, Specials, UK
Senior and junior members of parliament have quit over the #Brexit deal.    Voice of London lists all MPs who have resigned because of the on-going turmoil of Britain’s exit from the EU. We have created a timeline with every MP, their reason and what they had to say when resigning their position. Words by Noura Abou Zeinab | Subbing by Maria Campuzano Photo credit: UK Parliament (unless otherwise stated) Related posts: http://thevoiceoflondon.co.uk/brexit-countdown-whats-next/ http://thevoiceoflondon.co.uk/brexitchaos-20-mps-voting-no-confidence-in-may-but-gove-stays/  
UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

UNESCO’s 73rd anniversary – why are others not celebrating?

culture, Investigations, Politics, Specials
On the day that Unesco celebrates its 73rdanniversary, others see reasons not to join in – literally. Britain’s relationship with the organisation is left under duress after Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, has called for the country to cut ties and withdraw itself from the body. According to The Times, Miss Mordaunt’s department ranks Unesco as its ‘worst performing multilateral agency’ and believes that its work does not meet her spending criteria for international aid – in which £11.1 million is given to the organisation. https://twitter.com/bernarddonoghue/status/1062316360183746560 https://twitter.com/jessicaelgot/status/1062311046482944000 What is Unesco? Founded in 1945, Unesco was established as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cu
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