Joe Turnbull

  • <Current Affairs
    Assad says he needs at least a year to eliminate chemical weapons‏

    The president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, has promised to get rid of Syria’s entire supply of chemical weapons, telling US TV channel Fox News that the process would take up to a year and cost $1 billion. The interview comes after Russia and the US agreed on a draft resolution to the...

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    Vince Cable says that an early coalition break-up is “possible”‏

    Business secretary Vince Cable has hinted that the coalition government could split before the next general election, telling journalists at a fringe Liberal Democrat event that it was “possible”. The comments came after Cable’s keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat conference, which contained several stinging barbs aimed at his Tory coalition partners....

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    UN criticisms of bedroom tax are “a disgrace” says Tory Party chairman‏

    This morning Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps reacted angrily to UN special investigator Raquel Rolnik’s criticism of the housing policy introduced in April, which sees council tenants’ housing benefit cut if they have what is deemed to be a “spare room”. Shapps, speaking in an interview with the BBC, said: “It’s an...

  • <Current Affairs
    US and UK crack encryption codes used by millions to protect email‏

    According to files leaked by Edward Snowden to the Guardian, the British and American intelligence agencies have deciphered the digital encryption used to protect the privacy of users’ emails, private data and online interactions. The documents reveal the top secret practice of working alongside internet service providers and technology firms to ensure...

  • Theatre
    Sympathy Pains at Park

    Guy (Crispin Letts) is a washed-up playwright who hasn’t had a ...

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    Cameron rules out Syria strikes after Commons defeat

    Prime minister David Cameron faced a humiliation last night as a government motion on intervention in Syria was defeated in the House of Commons. Earlier this week, Cameron had issued an emergency recall of parliament in light of the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime. The government motion had already...

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    UK attitudes towards disability still bad say charities‏

    On the first anniversary of the Paralympic Games, disability charity Scope has warned its legacy “hangs in the balance”. There was a widely perceived positive change in attitudes towards disabilities in the immediate aftermath of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, but a recent survey carried out on behalf of Scope shows this...

  • Current Affairs
    US and UK solidify Syria strike plans

    Prime minister David Cameron was involved in a telephone conversation w...

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    Coalition divided over new renewable technologies report‏

    A new rift could be developing as two government departments, led by a Liberal Democrat and Conservative MP respectively, are set to go head-to-head over a forthcoming report into the impact of wind turbines on rural house prices.  The report was commissioned by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra)...

  • Art
    Metamorph at Hoxton Garage

    Despite recent scientific and theoretical denial, the mind/b...