Thursday, March 30, 2017

Female Parliament Members Suffer Widespread Abuse and Threats of Violence

A study by the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) has revealed widespread abuse, violence and sexual harassment towards female parliamentary members around the world. 55 female MP’s took part in the survey, representing parliaments around the globe. More than 80% of...

Women work 39 more days on average than men, study shows

According to data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap, women work 50 more minutes a day than men on average and 39 more days a year. The WEF adds that the current economic gap is the largest it’s...

Parliament get the Final Accept or Reject Vote on Brexit

News from Downing Street reveals that it is “very likely” that Parliament MP’s and their peers will be given a vote on whether to accept or reject the final Brexit contract, putting a spanner in the works of the...

Karan Johar Puts National Pride Before Pakistani Actors, Confirms He Won’t be Using Them

Top Bollywood director Karan Johar has finally broken his silence regarding the highly heated issue of Bollywood and Pakistan. After the Kashmir aftermath, a slew of nationalists called out Pakistan for banning Bollywood movies despite Pakistani actors finding success...

A Slow Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond has discussed ideas for controlling immigration after the UK leaves the European Union, however reports have emerged that Hammond is attempting to “undermine Brexit” by delaying decisions on migrant issues. The Daily Telegraph reported that the chancellor...

Dear Bollywood, Please Stay out of Politics

A feature by Huffington Post Blogger Khadija Ahmed Emotions run seventy years deep in the hearts of Indians and Pakistanis, so much so that the anguish has now spilt into the film industry. The killing in Kashmir of 17 Indian soldiers...

Ding Ding Round 2!

The second US presidential debate saw discussions of sexual assault, deleted emails and even one candidate threatening to arrest the other. Clinton and Trump entered the arena in the wake of Trump’s sexual assault recording scandal. The two candidates took...

Corbyn Sweeps Labour Leader Victory

Corbyn won 61.8% of the vote, larger than the margin a year ago. Smith was gracious in defeat and congratulated the leader but insisted that they needed to win back the trust of the electorate. Mr Smith said, “There is...

Stephen Hawking among those accusing Jeremy Hunt of Misrepresenting Evidence

A number of senior doctors, professors, authors, scientists, including Stephen Hawking and Prof. Robert Winston, have signed a letter to The Guardian claiming Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has caused a “devastating breakdown of trust between government and the medical...

MP’s Report Condemns Cameron for Failing Libya, Resulting in ISIS

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee has released a new report that pins the Middle Eastern turmoil- the refugee crisis, the human rights abuses, the rise of ISIS- squarely on David Cameron’s non-strategised Libya intervention. After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi,...