Monday , 16 September 2019

Tag Archives: Theresa May

Terrorism: Don’t Be Scared, Go Outside

Love and and life is the best answer to terrorism

I think when terrorism and other terrible tragedies happen, fear takes hold of people. In recent history we have seen an attempted coup staged in Turkey. In France an armed man drove a truck through a crowd, killing 84 people. There have been numerous mass shootings in America, including the Orlando attack which cost the lives of 49 LGBTI people. ...

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Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary

Justine Greening

Justine Greening, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has been appointed Education Secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet. Ms Greening, who revealed she was in a same-sex relationship during this year’s Pride event in London, will also serve as Minister for Women and Equalities. She becomes the first openly LGBTI minister to hold either the education or equalities portfolios, ...

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Theresa May: Libertarian or Authoritarian?

Theresa May

Today David Cameron has stood down as Prime Minister and replaced by former Home Secretary Theresa May, what kind of leadership can we expect? Libertarian or Authoritarian? The woman who popularised the term “the Nasty Party” during a 2002 speech to Conservative conference in which she criticised the “narrow sympathies” of traditional Conservative stances has now become the UK’s second female Prime Minister. ...

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European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Home Office denies asylum to gay man that ‘failed to prove’ sexuality

Robert Kityo

  Gay Ugandan-born Robert Kityo, who has been living in Manchester since 2011, fears for what could happen if the Home Office keeps its decision to deport him back to Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. A decision letter written on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May said that, “It is not accepted that you are a homosexual and an openly ...

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Theresa May’s speech vilifying migration sparks outrage

Theresa May

A speech by the UK Home Office Minister, Theresa May, has sparked outrage after she warned migration was a threat to social cohesion in Britain and announced plans to toughen laws on asylum. Her speech was branded as dangerous, pandering to UKIP, factually incorrect and inciting hate, drawing criticism from across the country. In her speech delivered to the Tory ...

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Scotland to resist Tory plans to scrap human rights act

EU and Saltire

The UK Conservative party plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, replacing it with a “British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities”, however Scotland’s government and equality campaigners sharply criticised the move and said it would be resisted. Prime Minister, David Cameron, Home Secretary, Theresa May, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that if the Conservatives were to win next year’s general ...

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