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Day: December 13, 2019

What to do if you are asked about your relationship in an interview
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What to do if you are asked about your relationship in an interview

    When you go into a job interview, there are several questions you might expect and be prepared for. Most likely, about your experience, skills and what you’ll bring to the role on offer. But what if you were asked about your relationship status? Although it’s not your usual interview question, it’s one many women have been subjected to. Last month, a tweet by journalist Francesca Baker went viral after she revealed she had been asked about her marital status by a potential employer. After questioning why she was being asked, Baker was told: “Francesca, this is an online world and we need to know what your commitments are and if you're in a relationship and won't be distracted from our company.” It turns out it’s not all that uncommon to be asked about your relatio...
Not my PM: Protesters descend on Westminster
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Not my PM: Protesters descend on Westminster

    Hundreds of protesters have descended on the capital in the wake of Boris Johnson's election victory. A heavy police presence was seen close to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, which was cordoned off as clashes broke out. Demonstrators carrying placards with the slogans No to Boris Johnson, No to Racism and Defy Tory Rule cried out 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' and let off red smoke flares during angry protests. They travelled down Whitehall before moving towards Millbank and Horseferry Road, shouting "the people, united, we will never be defeated". Police were overheard shouting "box them in" as they tried to contain the crowds with a cordon.
Jeremy Corbyn very sad at election defeat but feels proud of manifesto
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Jeremy Corbyn very sad at election defeat but feels proud of manifesto

    Jeremy Corbyn has said he is very sad at the election result and suggested he will step down in the early part of next year, but insisted he has pride in the manifesto. The Labour leader gave a short statement in which he did not apologise to the 60 Labour MPs who lost their seats or acknowledge any responsibility for the party suffering its worst result since 1935. I have pride in our manifesto that we put forward and all our policies we put forward that actually had huge public support on issues of universal credit, the green industrial revolution and investment for the future, he said. But this election was taken over ultimately by Brexit and we as a party represent people who vote remain and leave, my whole strategy was to reach out beyond the Brexit divide to ...
Swinson apologises to Lib Dems for election failure
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Swinson apologises to Lib Dems for election failure

    Jo Swinson has apologised to the Liberal Democrats for a dismal election in which she lost her seat and the party slipped to 11 MPs, but said she did not regret fighting on a defiantly pro-remain platform. Naming some of the MPs ejected as her party lost 10 of its pre-election tally of 21, including the Brexit spokesman, Tom Brake, and all the recent defectors from the Conservatives and Labour, Swinson said: I’m so sorry I couldn’t get them re-elected. In a speech to party activists, Swinson said she had been an unapologetic voice of remain in this election. The stance prompted some criticism inside the Lib Dems, notably the pledge to revoke Brexit without a second referendum if the party won a majority. Obviously it hasn’t worked, Swinson said. And I, like you, am...
Corbyn hints he will quit early next year
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Corbyn hints he will quit early next year

    Jeremy Corbyn has hinted that he will step down as Labour leader in the early part of next year. In the wake of his party’s resounding general election defeat, which prompted Mr Corbyn to say he will not lead Labour into another general election, he was asked about his timetable to leave. The Labour leader replied: The National Executive will have to meet, of course, in the very near future and it is up to them. It will be in the early part of next year. Mr Corbyn added: This election was ultimately taken over by Brexit and we as a party represent people who voted both Remain and Leave. My whole strategy was to reach out beyond the Brexit divide to try and bring people together, because ultimately the country has to come together. When asked what went wrong, Mr C...