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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
What’s changed since Canada legalised weed?

What’s changed since Canada legalised weed?

Comment, Specials, World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbPoNj6jhxY&t=2s On October 17th, 2018, Canada officially legalised weed, but did this actually change anything within Canadian society? Prior to the official legalisation date, weed was decriminalised for years–meaning possessions of small amounts of weed did not carry extreme criminal penalties. Although the country is the second country ever to legalise marijuana after Uruguay, it doesn't seem like much has changed since October 17th. Words and Video: Salvi Shahlaie
Is the death of memes near?

Is the death of memes near?

Featured, Investigations, Specials
The EU is planning to ban memes. Recently, Members of The European Parliament voted on the passing of this "Meme Killer" law. The controversial legislation, which is designed to tackle online piracy and update old copyright rules to suit the "Digital Age" may be implemented sooner than we expect.  The copyright directive is actually made up of 17 articles, but articles 11 and 13 of the proposed law are the ones which have been criticised for being too harsh. The latter, which has most people concerned, lays out terms for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Reddit among others to filter and block anything that is copyrighted and holds them liable for any copyright infringement. YouTube already has a copyright infringement system called Content ID but it is expensive
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