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Boris' Use Of The Betrayal Myth Will Divide Further
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“I detect a hardening of the mood, a deepening of the anger. I fear that some people are becoming ever more determined to stop Brexit, to reverse the referendum vote of June 23 2016, and to frustrate the will of the people. I believe that would be a disastrous mistake that would lead to permanent […]

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Why We Must Read Outside Of Our Comfort Zone
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Lately I have been reminiscing about how I used to sit with friends in coffee shops and talk about culture and current affairs, moving through disagreements without dramatic exits or the imperative to agree. In recent years, I have noticed a cultural shift in how we react to disagreement in online discussions. Social media, once […]

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What Is It Like To Have A Hysterectomy In Your 20s Or 30s?
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“I never had a single doubt about having children,” wrote Lena Dunham, about her decision to undergo a hysterectomy at the age of 31. The actor, who has endometriosis, explained that she did not make the decision lightly. “With pain like this, I will never be able to be anyone’s mother. Even if I could get […]

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Loyle Carner Cancels Radio 1 Live Lounge Appearance Over Song Choice Row
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Brit Award nominee Loyle Carner has spoken out about his decision to pull out of a planned appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Loyle is up for Best British Breakthrough Act at this year’s Brits, and along with his fellow nominees, had been booked to perform live on Radio 1 in the lead-up to […]

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Brexit Briefing: Talking About Their Generation
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You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you read, make sure you subscribe to our Commons People podcast here for even more analysis about what goes on in Westminster.  1) ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Boris Tells Remainers  As this […]

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Jeffrey Tambor is fired from Transparent
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While it wasn’t confirmed whether the Amazon show will continue without its 73-year-old star, a statement from showrunner Jill Soloway hinted that it will be back for a sixth season.

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Donald Trump's Florida Shooting Speech Didn't Mention Guns
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Donald Trump has paid tribute to the 17 victims of yet another mass shooting in the US without mentioning guns and framing the murder of civilians with automatic, military-grade weapons as a mental health issue. Speaking at the White House, the President described the scene of Wednesday’s massacre as one of “violence, hatred and great […]

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Roland Van Hauwermeiren, Former Oxfam Chief At Centre Of Alleged Prostitute Scandal, Breaks Silence
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The former Oxfam chief accused of hiring prostitutes in Haiti has dismissed the allegations as “lies and exaggerations” and said a “lot of people… will be blushing with shame when they hear my version of the facts”. Roland van Hauwermeiren also insists he himself dismissed staff for paying for sex and “was nicknamed ‘the terminator’ as I […]

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Oxfam Scandal: Children's Watchdog Urges Toughest Criminal Checks On Charity Shop Supervisors
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The Children’s Commissioner has said everyone supervising children in Britain’s charity shops should undergo a full criminal record check, after HuffPost UK established thousands of volunteers are failing to do so. None of the major charity retailers HuffPost UK contacted said they conducted Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on all their shop volunteers, after […]

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Labour's Sarah Champion Claims Sitting MPs Could 'In Some Way' Be Linked To Child Abuse
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Labour MP Sarah Champion has alleged sitting MPs could “in some way or another” be involved with child abuse. Speaking to the House magazine, Champion argued abuse is “always about power” and it did “not take a conspiracy theorist” to realise how sitting MPs could abuse their power. The MP went on to claim that […]

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Give Workers £10k To Survive Automation, Top Think Tank Suggests
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Britons should be able to bid for £10,000 to help them prosper amid huge changes to their working lives, a leading think tank suggests today. The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) has released research proposing a radical new sovereign wealth fund, which would be invested to make a profit like similar public funds in […]

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As Someone Who Has Had A Hysterectomy This Is Why I Support Lena Dunham's Decision
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First of all, I recognise that hysterectomy for endometriosis is not a cure. If the endometriosis is elsewhere other than the uterus, excision is currently the best option rather than hysterectomy. If hysterectomy is undertaken it is important that all endometriosis is removed/excised from all areas to avoid it flaring up (even after hysterectomy). However, […]

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Marie Kondo Netflix Show: 6 Women Share The Things They Learned From Decluttering
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After my own Mari-moment at the beginning of 2018, I asked five other women what they learned from Marie Kondo and more broadly, from decluttering their lives.  Adopting the KonMari method doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For me, it started in January when a friend suggested I read Marie Kondo’s book at the […]

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