Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 11:45 pm PDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, restaurateur Michael Recktenwald talks to The Associated Press about his legal action against the EU to protect climate in his restaurant on the car-free environmental island of Langeoog in the North Sea, Germany. Concerns about climate change have prompted mass protests across Europe for the past year and are expected to draw tens of thousands onto the streets again Friday, May 24. For the first time, the issue is predicted to have a significant impact on this week’s elections for the European Parliament. less In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, restaurateur Michael Recktenwald talks to The Associated Press about his legal action against the EU to protect climate in his restaurant on the car-free ... more Photo: Martin Meissner, AP … [Read more...] about Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press Updated 3:37 pm PST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Protesters clash with police during a demonstration against the amendments to the labour code, dubbed "slave law" by oppositional forces, at the parliament building in Budapest, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Thursday's evening rally was called to oppose recent changes to the labor code which unions and critics say will hurt workers and protesters shouted slogans against Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Some protesters threw bottles and smoke bombs at police in riot gear guarding the neo-Gothic national legislature.(Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP) less Protesters clash with police during a demonstration against the amendments to the labour code, dubbed "slave law" by oppositional forces, at the parliament building in Budapest, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. ... more Photo: Zoltan Balogh, AP … [Read more...] about Hungary: Anti-govt protesters confront police at Parliament
Tommy Robinson-led ‘Brexit betrayal’ march ‘outnumbered’ by counter protesters BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A “Brexit betrayal” march led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson was “vastly” outnumbered by counter-demonstrators, opposition organisers said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/tommy-robinsonled-brexit-betrayal-march-outnumbered-by-counter-protesters-37608830.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37608823.ece/78fc5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_26da1d5c-e102-4dd9-ba0b-4ef3e19e95b5_1 Email A “Brexit betrayal” march led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson was “vastly” outnumbered by counter-demonstrators, opposition organisers said. The English Defence League (EDL) founder turned-Ukip adviser marched with supporters through the streets of London on Sunday before addressing a rally beside Parliament Square. Amid fears of violence, Scotland Yard placed restrictions on the march as … [Read more...] about Tommy Robinson-led ‘Brexit betrayal’ march ‘outnumbered’ by counter protesters
The mother of a Brackley teenager who has cystic fibrosis (CF) took her fight for the availability of precision drugs to London this month. Catherine Upstone travelled to London with dozens of other families and advocates of those living with CF to petition the drug manufacturer, the NHS and members of parliament for a resolution regarding the availability of Orkambi. Three years ago the drug, known as a precision drug, was approved for use in the UK. One thousand days later the drug is still not being prescribed in the UK as its manufacturer, Vertex, the NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) became embroiled in a financial dispute preventing its access.People with CF, a condition which causes a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, cannot meet due to the risk of cross infection so the fight for precision drugs has been taken up by advocates groups across the country. The London trip was a call to arms on behalf of those with CF, taking direct … [Read more...] about Campaigners unite in cystic fibrosis drug fight
THE People’s Vote is a campaign group that demands a referendum on the final Brexit deal arranged between the UK and the European Union. The group was established in April 2018 by four MPs and the actor Sir Patrick Stewart. What is the People’s Vote? The campaign group was launched at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, on April 15, 2018. Attending were the MPs Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, Layla Moran and Caroline Lucas as well as Sir Patrick Stewart and the comedian Andy Parsons. Outspoken Remainer Lord Adonis was also involved. The campaign is collaboration between several groups, including the European Movement UK, Open Britain and Britain for Europe. It is calling for a “final say on the Brexit deal”. The People's Vote organised a March For The Future on October 20 from Park Lane to Parliament Square. Organisers claimed around 700,000 people attended the march although the police declined to estimate the number Previously, the People’s Vote … [Read more...] about What is the people’s vote and will there be a second Brexit referendum?