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Day: December 22, 2019

David Lammy hints at Labour leadership bid
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David Lammy hints at Labour leadership bid

    David Lammy today sets out plans to foster a new civic nationalism based not on skin colour, religion or ethnicity but on shared values as he lays the ground for a possible pitch at the Labour leadership. The Tottenham MP would become the first BAME leader of the Labour party, were he to enter and win the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn that will begin in the new year. Writing in the Observer, Lammy suggests he will make a decision on whether to run over Christmas, having assessed who best can counter what he calls the populist, ethnic nationalism of Boris Johnson. The alternative to Boris Johnson’s ethnic nationalism that Labour should offer is a civic nationalism, Lammy says. “Rather than basing national pride on biological heritage, skin colour or religion, civic ...
Three quarters of Britons think UK is on wrong track
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Three quarters of Britons think UK is on wrong track

    A new study has shown that over three-quarters of British citizens are worried the country is heading into decline. The study, titled “What Worries the World” and conducted by Ipsos, is a monthly online survey of adults aged under 65 in various countries around the world, including Britain. According to the results, number one factor that worries Brits the most is crime & violence. At 35 percent it is now the joint greatest concern for Britons despite a 6-point drop from the previous month, with Britain 8th of 28 countries most concerned in this area. The joint leading worry this month was healthcare, although it has fallen a marginal two points from the previous month. Poverty/social inequality follows as the third most mentioned anxiety by 30 percent of res...