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House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

Activism, News, Politics, UK, World
Could the extradition of Lauri Love and the ratification of the Investigatory Powers Bill affect internet activists? Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari US whistleblower Edward Snowden described the legislation as the “most extreme” surveillance system in the history of Western Democracy Last week, Lauri Love’s extradition to the US was approved by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The alleged computer hacker who is said to of stolen confidential US government data has since appealed the decision. However, if Love is unsuccessful he could face up to 99 years in prison, according to his lawyers. The 31-year-old activist who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome is accused of hacking into sensitive US government databases, including the FBI, Nasa and the Federal Reserve Bank among others. It is be
Should the government guarantee the Erasmus+ programme?

Should the government guarantee the Erasmus+ programme?

News, Politics, UK
“Since the EU referendum, there has been a large increase in xenophobia, racism and hate crimes.” Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari | Subeditor: Micaela Kolischer The Erasmus+ exchange scheme promotes diversity, intercultural understanding and social mobility according to statistics Since its launch in 1987, the Erasmus programme has supported over three million students and 470,000 staff. From its initial budget of €3.1bn (£2.8bn), students and teachers have received financial support to study, learn, teach and train abroad. In 2014, the EU initiative was enhanced and renamed Erasmus+. However, the programme may be withdrawn as part of the UK’s negotiations with the European Union, as Brexit Secretary David Davis is yet to guarantee the project. Since its renewal almost three year
Parliament must vote on Brexit says High Court

Parliament must vote on Brexit says High Court

News, UK
Theresa May’s government will have to consult Parliament before triggering Article 50. The ruling by three of England’s top judges comes as a blow to the Prime Minister, who intended to begin Brexit negotiations under royal prerogative. Reporter: Maria Llamas Diaz | Sub-editor: Daniel Khalili-Tari Following the ruling, there have been calls for a snap election Campaigners, including Gina Miller, took legal action which led to the High Court’s decision. Miller, said “this had to be done” when commenting on the verdict and said the case was motivated by her fear of the UK’s potential “treacherous future”. Brexiteers have reacted with anger. Former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, tweeted: https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/794124251259432960 The pound has risen sharply since
Third runway at Heathrow Airport approved

Third runway at Heathrow Airport approved

News, UK
Thirteen years on from Alistair Darling's white paper, a third runway at Heathrow has been given the go-ahead. Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari The Department for Transport says the decision will boost the economy by up to £61billion The government has accepted the recommendations of the Airports Commission to expand Heathrow instead of Gatwick Airport. The decision will be voted on by parliament in 2017 or 2018. Protests and legal challenges are expected to oppose the government’s choice. According to the BBC’s Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith, Boris Johnson will continue to challenge the decision. https://twitter.com/BBCNormanS/status/790860283854065664 Plans to expand the airport were first published 13 years ago by the then Transport Secretary, Alistair Darling
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